SALT – I usually tell people when they first switch over to increase their intake of salt. This can help with muscle cramps. If you’re drinking tons of water though and incredibly thirsty, reducing salt might be a good idea.

As of August 27th, 2018, I’ve dropped salt!

Why on earth would I do such a thing? I love salt! Especially this salt: Real Salt

Welllll I read The Fat of the Land (which I loved. Will write a post on it eventually). Anyway, I found out the Inuit people didn’t salt their food or eat any salt (I assumed there was some sort of salted fish in their diet initially). So I dropped it out of curiousity.

I had assumed my muscle cramps from May were caused by low levels of salt (as increasing my salt intake had apparently resolved them). Now I’m not so sure.

I wanted to see if:

A) my muscle cramps would come back from lack of salt

B) if we actually even need salt in the diet to thrive

I was eating almost a tablespoon of pink Himalayan salt per day, and drinking almost 4L of water. I was really thirsty. My digestion also wasn’t ideal still (still occasional diarrhea).

For the first week after dropping salt, I had absolutely no appetite. Like, negative appetite. Everything tasted like nothing. Everything as in beef…. I went down from eating 2 pounds to eating about a pound of meat a day. There were a couple of days I had even less than that from zero appetite.

The salt cravings were really bad too. Week two still wasn’t good but by the end of it, I at least started to get hungry again. Week three meat started to taste okay. Not good. But manageable. I almost gave up week four because of the cravings but I’m always careful about cravings. I don’t think they’re a good sign. So I decided to give it the ol’ “six week try” just to see. I am currently finished six weeks and honestly haven’t seen a lot of difference. But I have seen some.

I’m drinking about 1.5L of water a day instead of almost 4L. That’s huge. I’m not nearly as thirsty. So I was definitely drinking a lot because of the amount of salt I was eating, and I think that was messing up my digestion, as my digestion is quite a bit more stable.

I’ll reintroduce it soon probably but my cravings are also almost gone so…. We’ll see. I don’t have an autoimmune response to salt obviously, but it’s interesting what you need and don’t need. ALSO – zero muscle cramps. I thought I would get them but nope! Which makes me think maybe I was drinking too much water in May and upsetting my electrolytes that way – which is why increasing my salt intake helped. But maybe reducing my water intake would have done the same thing?

I still miss salt though and will probably start eating it again. I’ll update this to see if anything changes.

Update December 2018: I’m still not eating salt. Cravings went away after about 6 weeks and it upsets my digestion if I eat it. I don’t really miss it.

72 Comments

  1. Nick Stumphauzer on October 16, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Aldosterone

  2. Victoria Ilgacs on October 16, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Magnesium for muscle cramping.

  3. Donnekey Kong on October 16, 2018 at 9:40 am

    You may not have had enough potassium. Potassium has to be in the right ratio with sodium (salt). Reducing sodium may have improved that balance as muscle cramps are a symptom of potassium/sodium imbalance. This doctor also reduced his water need by improving his potassium/sodium ratio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2vPQYP0dpI

  4. Jenny Tennant on October 16, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Maybe a little salt to season the beef would be a good compomise? We all lose salt whenewe sweat and meat alone may not have enough.

  5. adigitalcosmos on October 16, 2018 at 10:09 am

    I too have auto immune problems and eat to avoid inflammation. I am nearly a beef carnivore but take avocados for breakfast – they are hypoallergenic I reckon after two years testing. I also eat leaky-gut and automine healer – coriander – I eat a lot of it. Wonderful stuff for “us”. I tried rice but like you found it inflammatory if I eat it every day. Sweet potatoes are ok I think. Okinawa diet evidence.
    Salt? Yes too much is no good. Sea water is poisonous kinda proves that. Also sodium chloride pushes out potassium chloride. So I mix in a little Morton’s no-salt which is potassium chloride with my normal salt. We need loads of potassium and beef hasn’t got enough imo.
    I’ve messed my electro lytes up a bit by drinking distilled water for the last year. Now I am collecting packets of minerals and concocoting something to add to my distilled water. I don’t want to take spring or tap water with estrogen etc – have you noticed men’s voices breaking upwards lately?? 30 years ago that never happened. And since distilled water it doesn’t happen with me now. But I must add back electrolytes- wish I knew the best mixture of inorganic compounds to add.
    Agree with almost everything you write and I am following similar path.
    One thing I found was that I lost weight when I ate ONLY potatoes – I ate loads and loads and still got slim. Same as beef. Seems starch alone does not make you fat. But it did give me a heap of digestion problems that addition of a lot of beef and few sweet potato solved very very quickly and well.

    Thx for your continued updates. Want to know if autoimmune comes back!

  6. Michael on October 16, 2018 at 10:18 am

    I really want that book. The fat of the land, so damn expensive though

    • Heidi on October 16, 2018 at 11:08 am

      search internet: The Fat of the Land pdf, it’s online

  7. Matili Ménouer on October 16, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Didn’t the Inuit use ice in their cooking ? Giving that it came from the ocean it must be salted

    • Mikhaila on October 16, 2018 at 10:51 am

      According to Fat of the Land, no. That being said, I’ve reintroduced some salt. I’ll update soon.

  8. Toronto on October 16, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Interesting compendium about table salts, we hopefully you will find the right hypoallergenic fat salt for your jeans for the time of vegetable before time. We will keep you to date on the autoimmune reaction to the different meats as we hunt and gather them along with forest mushroom but we are afraid of consuming tubo much fiber and nob enough saturated fat.

  9. Heidi on October 16, 2018 at 11:03 am

    The Salt Fix by James DiNicolantonio

    • Mikhaila on October 16, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Yeah that’s a great book! But it looks at high carb diets mostly. We don’t have any info on meat diets and salt.

      • Heidi on October 16, 2018 at 11:21 am

        Actually, he discusses how those who follow low carb diets need more salt. Did you read the book? Low salt diets increase heart rate, insulin, triglycerides, etc. Also, reduce reproductive capacity. He did a great interview w/Shawn Baker on the Human Performance Outlier podcast. Also, Steve Phinney’s research shows people on keto with higher salt intake do much better. Its not just about cramps. The Body Electric, by Robert O Becker. We are electromagnetic. Saline solution is a conductor. I’m sure with meat and water and salt the “conduction” of all our intricate bodily messages is much clearer.

        • Mikhaila on October 16, 2018 at 11:33 am

          Oooh I’ll give that a listen. Thanks!

        • Toronto on October 16, 2018 at 12:03 pm

          Body Electric, by Robert O Becker was the mook from which we first reandt how the sodium is magnetically attracted to the body through concentration on the electric impulses. It helps if sodium is a heavy metal, preferentially extracted from the Himalayas with an anesthetic shovel.

  10. Dan G. on October 16, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Hi Mikhaila! I’ve been strict carnivore for 14 months now. Want a bet you’ll come back to salt? 😉 I went off salt twice, once for 2+ months and I concluded I couldn’t do it. At first it was great but I ended up feeling too weak. Good luck though 🙂

    • Mikhaila on October 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Too weak eh? That’s interesting. The main thing I’ve noticed is I can’t tell when I’m hungry again. This happened during the adaptation period but it’s back. I keep forgetting to eat. I’m going to keep waiting though to see.

      • Jim on October 16, 2018 at 12:11 pm

        Perhaps the lower salt intake is somehow producing more Keytones. (I am not a biochemist so this is a pure guess) Keytones will suppress appetite. If you get the precision ultra xl that does blood glucose and blood keytones measurements. They provide an accurate level of keytones. (the urine strips are not accurate, but cheaper, also your body gets used to keytones and so you excrete less; thus making the urine test strips less effective). I know the test strips are not cheap. 🙁

  11. Dan G. on October 16, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Yeah, too weak. Keep in mind though I was doing pretty hard lifting most days of the week. From what I remember the weakness really was more noticeable the longer I did it. Anyway, just my anecdotal experience. I’m almost positive I looked even trimmer with no added salt though.

    • Dan G. on October 16, 2018 at 11:20 am

      I also want to add the weakness was really most noticeable while doing a workout. I didn’t have the same energy for heavy lifting (I’m no crossfitter or anything, just 30 minutes of lifting).

    • Toronto on October 16, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      It usually takes hard to breath near suffocation several time to achieve the purrfect workout. Then you will see your insanely huge pectorals in the mirror and know that extra protein will build your pectoralis when undergoing whitewater rafting and intense water sports such as swimming.

      The meat is so good sometimes you dont even need exercise to grow pectoralis you will simply pass out from the meat sweats

    • Benny Hinn on October 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      I process my tallow with salt. Salty tallow guarantees satisfaction. Beef is best deep fried and extra crispy.

  12. Sharron Campbell on October 16, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Dr. Mark Hyman MD is revolutionizing medical diagnosis as we know it in USA through “functional” medicine [not naturopathic] in conjunction w/conventional medicine if necssary. His personal story is not unlike yours. https://drhyman.com

  13. Jim on October 16, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    In going LCHF (not suggesting you switch your diet) initially they said eat some more salt. (like 1 or 2 bullion cubes per day in hot water. ) After a couple of weeks I found this unnecessary. Part of it might be lowering of glycogen. For every gram of glycogen your body holds onto 4 grams of water. As you lower the amount of glycogen stores you lose water weight. They did recommend taking Magnesium for cramps. (see Phinney and Volk low carb for endurance athletes. ) Perhaps you need some magnesium if you are getting cramps. (especially leg cramps) I am guessing the Inuit get salt from the meat they eat since it was from the ocean.

    Best wishes on your journey

    • Toronto on October 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      The Magnesium fumarate is pretty good for this, we will go as far to say it is the only magnesium worth its salt for the application to meats for the purpose of building up pectoralis major from watersports such as swimming and baseboard. Baseboard can be incredibly intense, more so than the shovel of anesthesia. If you were a bird you probably don’t need Red bull.

    • Mikhaila on October 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Most of the Inuits meat came from caribou actually. I don’t have muscle cramps anymore ever 🙂

    • Toronto on October 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm

      But is caribou interchangeable with other meat, maybe a small goat would work too? I thought beef was your primary staple? It would be awfully hard to tend to a caribou

  14. Leander Keim on October 16, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    A note here on diarrhea. Among early mountain men/explorers, there was the phenomenon known as “rabbit starvation.” When food was scarce they could often still find rabbits to eat. The leanness of the meat would, in time, cause diarrhea and would lead to death if no fiber was added to their diet. The fact that many are including fat in the carnivore diet may counteract this. This is all anecdotal so no actual data, but something to think about. Rabbit meat, especially wild rabbits, are extremely lean with virtually no fat integrated in the meat. I have wondered if this is the reason that fat is so necessary in the carnivore diet??

    • Jim on October 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      It was lack of fat in the diet that caused rabbit starvation. Your body needs fat. Quite a few of your hormones need fat to be made. You don’t need carbs. You do need protein. (your body will turn protein into carbs as needed)

    • peene on October 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      Takes the salty beef and dips it in the tallow then, salts the precious.

  15. Becki Ewy on October 16, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    This is not about salt, but just wanted to mention that I am reading the book ‘The Fasting Cure’ by Upton Sinclair. I’m just now getting to the part about him trying a diet of broiled beef and hot water, and how he had previously been a vegetarian and in poor health, and that he was astonished that the beef and water made him able to do more work and work harder than ever before. Pretty interesting book so far. It was written in 1911, but is reprinted on Amazon.

  16. Sk on October 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Hey Mikhaila, just wondering what brand of tallow are you are using? Ive been doing the diet for mental health reasons and although there have been some glimmers of hope its been rough. Especially ever since i had a run in with some cross contamination. I’ve been breaking out for 3 weeks now and at this point im wondering if its the tallow im using because i cant seem to progress in either the skin or mental department. Im deathly paranoid of ingesting the wrong thing and the anxiety doesnt help it what so ever any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Mahsa on October 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm
    • Mikhaila on October 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Are you just doing beef and water? Make ribs at 400 Fahrenheit for about an hour, a but more if they’re thick. Wait until the meat can be pulled or the bone. They leak tallow onto the tray and I pour that into a bowl and keep it in the fridge. Give yourself some more time! Even the reactions I’ve had on this diet have been minor because I’m consuming so little of the offending food. Just keep at it!

  17. Mahsa on October 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Watch the New HPO podcast of Shawn Baker with Dr. James DiNicolantonio. He explains our ancestors got their sodium from fresh flesh that had some blood and blood contains lots of sodium. These days butchers drain the blood from flesh, so we don’t get the sodium we need. Also, humans found natural sodium sources in nature as well. I think craving something is not a bad sign. For example if you cut meat you’ll definitely crave it, but meat is not bad. I like that you experiment with things and share the process with us. That’s amazing.

    • O Canada on October 16, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      USe the WHOLE cattle. It would be so much simpler to fry the entire cow in Tallow at the slaughterhouse where it came from and then shipped directly to your doorstep. Fried beef preserved in salty Tallow.

  18. William Szabo on October 16, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    many years ago when I worked out hard and had minimal body fat I eliminated sugar and salt from my diet.I also drank lots of water.At times I would become very weak and sometimes feel like I was going to pass out.So salt is necessary for proper function.Its your body you can tell what works

  19. O Canada on October 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Fry it up in tallow then usually dump some salt on it. Very stimpy and xcrispy as nature intended

  20. Jason Verreault on October 16, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Just saw your Rogan podcast. When you said your condition wasn’t genetic, that wasn’t quite correct. You and your father undoubtedly share a gene sequence that creates a horrible reaction to anything not meat and salt. That’s the difference. Why some can eat anything with no side effects and you are stuck with beef salt and water. It seems to me that even people that simply cant lose weight must share a portion of that sequence.
    When someone figures out what sequence expresses in the way it does for someone with a complete immunity to carbs, and learns how to switch it on, wow, that guy will make Bezos look like a pauper.
    Anyway, my folks and their folks all died of cancer and my sister had a full mastectomy so I’m starting the carnivore hoping to stave off what looks to be inevitable. Please tell your father thank you for making my life immeasurably better. I hope I can write you in 10 years and say I’m still alive, way skinnier and healthy. Thanks for the information and the sacrifice you made to get it.

    • Mikhaila on October 16, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Good luck!

  21. Wrshnurwee on October 16, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    The most useful tool for beef is a large wooden mallet to tenderize meat tenders with. It can turn flank steak into the texture of a creamy Bison sirloin Blackedcom and xcrispy.

    I process my tallow with salt. Salty tallow guarantees certain 100% I get my daily sodium intake every beef meal. Sodium is the most important micronutrient. Salt really should be a macronutrient. I eat 4 times a day to make sure my beef nutrition never runs low.

  22. Ken Leander on October 16, 2018 at 9:56 pm
    • Jamal Jenkems on October 16, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      After listening to Dr Shaun Baker I agree with all but a few important details.

      The salt mixes better with the tallow than the gallon jug of water, I tried the gallon jug of water before sticking my finger in the light socket but it did not fix my autoimmune arthritis like the tallow mixed with salt.

      What I learned in a nutshell. Soak the salt in the tallow, then you fry the beef until it is crispy in the salty tallow. Nothing else but this has worked to reduce the autoimmune arthritis. The salty jug of water does not work. Otherwise I agree that humans need to double even triple their sodium intakes to achieve a magnetic blood volume capable of withstanding bix nood Tyrone pounding your 6.

  23. JarJarJenkems on October 17, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Salt gives the meat electrolytes which makes the tallow plants grow.

  24. Danka on October 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    You might have seen this before, but just in case….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xweziIaUMo&t=473s

    • Traditional Chinese Medicine on October 17, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Crackers has always felt something crucial was missing from the Carnivore diet.

      Real salt is the true adaptogenic-electrolyte superfood needed to allow the body to absorb the water. We need to create a carbohydrate free version of Gatorade. A Gatorade that is Carnivore-flavored with exotic hypoallergenic meat extracts and fortified with bone broth.

  25. Carmen on October 17, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Salt (any kind) causes water retention. Now I am using potassium chloride (NoSalt brand) and I no longer get the water retention. Maybe I should just drop all salts (including potassium chloride). Nice article.

    • Maple Syrup on October 17, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      Water retention is perfectly normal. It is healthy for the Yummy golden meat spout to be full of the precious bodily fluid.

  26. Ande on October 18, 2018 at 12:04 am

    I can see a good rationale for your diet choices, and I learnt a lot about diet from a YouTube channel entitled, “What I’ve Learned”.

    I regards to salt intake he made a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amJ-ev8Ial8 … which suggests a target of ~4g of salt per day would be optimal.

    Stay Happy 🙂

  27. Max D on October 18, 2018 at 3:50 am

    I cut out himalayan salt/Real Salt about five months ago trying to solve my heart palpitations. It worked and my palpitations went away but I also found it difficult due to salt cravings because salt is delicious. But I’ve managed to stay away from it. I failed the first time I tried removing it from my diet because I cut it out cold turkey and got horrible cramps. I actually introduced raw, unpasteurized milk which has a decent amount of sodium in order to make the process easier and after cutting out salt cold turkey with raw milk in my diet I didn’t get any cramps. But I discovered I never felt as good with raw milk which also constipated me and so I removed it and went down to only beef and water with no salt. Now that its been five months I’m going to try reintroducing it soon and see how it goes and if my palpitations come back. I know the Anderssen family that’s been eating carnivore for 20 years and whose kids are also carnivore don’t eat any salt. It seems logical to avoid something that is unnecessary but I still want to try eating it again. I’ve read that the body becomes very efficient at processing the naturally occurring sodium in meat once you get rid of the added salt. Mikhaila, since you’ve already made it through the most difficult part I think you should continue not eating salt for a few more months and then reintroduce it. 6 weeks isn’t enough time IMO

  28. Lisa Brunette on October 18, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Coincidentally, I just came across this National Geographic article on the presence of microplastics in salt.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/10/microplastics-found-90-percent-table-salt-sea-salt/

    I don’t know if you saw my comment on one of your archive posts, but I wonder if you’d thought about trying a low-histamine diet prior to going all-meat, as some of the foods you describe trying to eat up to the very end would have been eliminated (vinegar, greens). Just a thought. Sounds like 100% beef is working for you.

  29. HongKongMicroplastics Inc on October 18, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Salt protects your precious bodily fluids.

  30. Max D on October 18, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I’d also like to say after 5 months of no salt my cravings are 100% gone. But it took like three months at least. Meat is quite tasty without any salt once you get used to no salt cravings, it just sucks at first

  31. Ania on October 18, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, salt is necessary to exist and thrive! And cravings for natural foods are the best tool of the body to show you what it needs! Please, do read about cribbing – if you crave salt you might be terribly deficient in essential minerals.
    I’m not saying the amount you have been taking is the best for you, maybe not, but if you crave it, I’d dig into the deficiency sector 😉

  32. Nigel on October 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    I knew someone who gave up salt after awhile began the infections and skin rash. Salt is needed for the immune system and prevent chancre

  33. Charles on October 18, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Essential salts (Mg, Na, Ca etc) are sequestered in bone. You could be burning through your bodily stores, the cramps may come back in a few weeks/months. Just a thought.

    • Tracy on December 2, 2018 at 6:48 am

      This is interesting. I’m wondering if salt plays a role in the skin as well in terms of it’s healing capacity. I get dermatitis occasionally on my face and have some rawness where the skin simply doesn’t heal well…..I do add salt to pretty much everything I eat and drink. When I went full on carnivore I too was extremely thirsty. So I’m utterly confused now as to what to do regarding electrolytes, etc. ?‍♀️

      • Mikhaila on December 2, 2018 at 2:14 pm

        I ditched the salt after I had transitioned over. It made things better.

  34. Mohammad Shafiullah on October 21, 2018 at 7:07 am

    It is difficult to imagine the earlier human used to drink water many times throughout the day. Water was not readily available for consumption like now. I think salt is like vitamin C. One needs less salt if he/she reduces water intake similar to like eliminating carbohydrate reduces the need for vitamin C. I guess, to flush out more offending molecules (due to consuming offending foods or having some kind of diseases), we need to drink more water. More water consumption will cause the elimination of more electrolytes through the pee. So, that causes an increased need for salt consumption. The increased salt consumption increases the amount of Sodium in the body. So one becomes thirsty so he/she/they/zee drink more water to dilute the sodium concentration in the blood. It is a vicious cycle. I think a carnivore fundamentally doesn’t need added salt. But at first, the vicious cycle has to be broken. To do this, gradually lowering salt consumption is the best idea. I guess the taste of food can be a good guide for this. For example, lets someone find that he needs to add 5 gm salt to his meat to make it best taste. Now, if he uses 4 gm of salt instead of 5 gm, he may find the meat is still tasty but if he uses 3 gm of salt then the food becomes unpalatable. So, he should use 4 gm salt. After several weeks of lower salt consumption, he may find that 3 gm of salt use makes the food tasty. This way we can use our taste to guide us to lower our salt consumption gradually.

    • William Hilton on November 16, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Herbivores seek out salt licks. Elephants uproot trees to get at the salt between the roots. Carnivores neither seek salt nor sources of water. They are hydrated by their diet. However, they will lick a watermelon. I’ve seen tigers enjoying watermelon, because of the dopamine kick, probably. But the point is, it doesn’t appear that carnivores require salt beyond what they get in their natural diet of fatty meats.

  35. Krystyn Walenkewicz on October 21, 2018 at 11:31 am

    My serum sodium and potassium were always high (above range high) and they went higher when I are mammal meat carnivore. when I switched to fish they were for the first time in my life in the middle range.

    There is a lot of guessing and pseudoscience about why this happens when people go carnivore. I might have a better answer if anyone cares to discuss the science of it.

    • Vietnamese man drink dog blood on October 21, 2018 at 11:39 am

      What sort of fish?

  36. Daniel on November 1, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Love your writing but contrary to your experience, “high salt intake reduce thirst- not increases it”. Just run google search using the sentence in quotes. Here’s one link https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170417182920.htm

    • Mikhaila on November 1, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      None of those articles are based on a carnivorous diet so it’s hard to take them at face value. It definitely increased my thirst! Something people will need to test out themselves 🙂

      • adigitalcosmos on November 17, 2018 at 6:31 am

        My thirst definitely increased by adding salt to my beef. Even a small amount of salt does it.
        I worry because of the increased incidence of osteoporosis found in inuit people who are carnivores. Something to do with leeching out calcium from bones.
        There’s a connection between salt, mineral intake and osteoporosis for carnivores I ask?

        • Mikhaila on November 17, 2018 at 11:19 am

          I highly doubt it. We don’t have enough information obviously, but the disease among inuit people skyrocketed once they added carbs. They don’t follow a carnivorous diet anymore so aren’t a good example for disease in carnivores

          • William Hilton on November 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm

            The Inuit continue to be studied by nutritionists, including an on-going program by the Canadian government alarmed by the deteriorating health of the “white tent” Inuits whose western diet is killing them. The “tent” Inuits have a fondness for wheat flour and evaporated milk (which is heavily laced with sugar and carbs), and thus they ain’t doing so well either. The hunter/gatherer Inuits who stick to their traditional diet are doing just fine. Salt is an absolutely essential nutrient as everyone knows, but we don’t see tigers salting their prey.



  37. gypsyrozbud on November 6, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Check out ‘Salt: A world history’ by Mark Kurlansky! Fascinating book! Apparently hunter gatherer mostly carnivorous tribes get all the salt they need from the animals they consume. Animals also seem able to find enough salt in their diets, or search it out.

  38. Andre on November 6, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Muscle cramps are magnesium deficiency. If we take 500mg magnesium citrate (is alkaline) 2 times a day, muscle cramps disappear in few days.

     After passing stomach acid  and interacting with enzymes, what remains is an alkaline form of magnesium citrate.

    The body can convert citrate to bicarbonate, which promotes an alkaline pH.

     That s why magnesium citrate will not cause an allergic reaction.

    Calcium causes muscle cramps .Muscle cramps are  tight muscles that won’t relax.
    Calcium causes muscles to contract, and magnesium causes them to relax. Once the calcium deposits are formed, the tendons may become inflamed and cause pain.

    My favorite magnesium is the  bicarbonate form.

    Calcium is everywhere in our diet. More than 300 different enzymatic reactions depend on magnesium.

    When magnesium levels are low, too much calcium gets inside muscle cells. That overstimulates the cells and makes them jumpy.

    Currently, an estimated 75% of Americans have daily magnesium intakes less than the RDA .

    Magnesium is needed for calcium absorption. Without enough magnesium, calcium can collect in the soft tissues and cause one type of arthritis.

    Pink salt is alkaline form of salt, and has magnesium chloride, but in very small quantities.

     We need a decent amount of pink  salt  to relieve muscle cramps. It will take longer, but it also comes with side effects.
    Too much sodium will remove potasium out and vice versa.

     One of the first signs of potassium deficiency and excess  of sodium is migraines.

    Once we take 1/2 tsp of potassium bicarbonate in 8 oz of water and drink it slowly, migraines disappear in 15 minutes.

     If constipation occurs, it is becouse we have an acidic ph in the colon. If we take 1/2 tsp sodium bicarbonate with 1/2 tsp pink salt (very alkaline) and drink 300-500 ml water, constipation disappears instantly.
    People with high blood pressure should be careful because sodium will raise tension.

    Medical Disclaimer.This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation.

  39. adigitalcosmos on November 6, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I love the taste of a large pinch of magnesium chloride and sodium bicarbonate in water – makes it taste like milk whilst being crystal clear.
    Hope it’s doing me good!!

  40. Lynne on November 8, 2018 at 4:08 am

    It would be interesting to see if your ferretin levels are lower than in your test just prior to dropping salt because I’ve heard Himalayan pink salt is high in iron.

  41. MrGreat on December 3, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Drinking 4 L of water dilutes out a lot of salt. Look at any athlete cramping after sweating then guzzling water.

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