In this video, Dr Eric Berg DC examines the 5 dangers associated with consuming too much Sodium (salt). In the video he explained that too much salt or too much sodium in the diet can have serious consequences. Heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, edema, and increased mortality are all potential risks associated with a high-salt diet. He however stated that the cause of these problems is not necessarily too much sodium, but rather a potassium deficiency.
He said, salt sensitivity is a condition in which the body retains sodium due to a potassium deficiency. The recommended daily allowance of sodium is 2300 milligrams, while the recommended daily allowance of potassium is 4700 milligrams – more than double the amount of sodium. This ratio of sodium to potassium is essential for proper health and will eliminate salt sensitivity.
The doctor said the majority of the population has a problem of too much sodium and not enough potassium. This is because most people don’t consume enough greens and eat a lot of processed and refined foods. Junk food, restaurant food, and other processed foods are all high in sodium and low in potassium. To combat this problem, it is important to increase potassium intake and reduce sodium intake.
He advised that increasing potassium intake can be done by consuming more greens, such as spinach, kale, and broccoli. These foods are high in potassium and low in sodium. Additionally, reducing sodium intake can be done by avoiding processed and refined foods, as well as reducing the amount of salt added to food.
In conclusion, Doctor Eric said too much sodium can have serious health consequences. However, the cause of these problems is not necessarily too much sodium, but rather a potassium deficiency. To reduce salt sensitivity, it is important to increase potassium intake and reduce sodium intake. This can be done by consuming more greens and avoiding processed and refined foods.
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