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  1. A

    Difference between Salt and Sodium?

    After reviewing Ray's and Georgi's writings on salt I decided to start tracking it and making a concerted effort to get more, as I've been deficient lately. Some great links below: https://raypeat.com/articles/articles/salt.shtml More Dietary Salt Increases Urea Synthesis And Energy...
  2. M

    The One Thing From Experience That Has Solved Most Issues

    I have seen so many posts about getting enough calcium, b vitamins, zinc, copper, etc. I see barely any posts talking about the one thing that EVERYONE needs more than anything. Potassium. Most people do not get enough and even if they do, they also get too much sodium which depletes their...
  3. C

    Fixed gum swelling inflammation with salt water swishes

    anecdotal report i thought might be worth posting for ppl looking yesterday I woke up with swollen gums in between 2 teeth for some reason. saw a study where swishing salt water for 1 minute was as effective as an antibiotic mouthwash, due to changing ph of the mouth and some other stuff. they...
  4. Lejeboca

    Ray Peat Interview December 20 2021 - One Radio Network

    Dr. Peat will write his newsletter quarterly starting next year. https://oneradionetwork.com/all-shows/dr-ray-peat-ph-d-great-information-on-thyroid-iodine-antigen-testing-covid-jabs-astaxanthin-and-more-december-20-2021/
  5. atlee7757

    SALT and Muscle Cramps

    I have had muscle cramping issues my entire life. Mostly lower leg, but have also gotten them in many other places. Usually when trying to activate a muscle that is already under some form of stress. I have tried every common remedy without success: Mg, Potassium, Phosphorus, Sodium...
  6. V

    Salt intake

    every time I drink water because I feel dehydrated and I pee dark yellow, I drink water, but after that I end up having cold extremities, cold in general and I urinate very transparent quickly. Could this be because my body is so lacking in minerals and bottled water today is almost all weakly...
  7. haidut

    Simple saline solution stops SARS-CoV-2...and maybe all viruses?

    More news adding to the evidence that COVID-19 and its associated virus are little more than a media circus, at least when it comes to the gauging the pandemic's true danger to our health. We already have at least two amazing studies showing vitamins D/E can not only stop/treat COVID-19, but are...
  8. D

    Salt has DROPPED my blood pressure up to 40 points!

    Lots of hypothroid symptoms. 39 years old lean male. Always battling my health issues, I recently started taking my blood pressure again, as its always been onthe high side. The highest it was was 140/90! Ive never avoided salt, I eat regular junk food. Been salting more and more and yeah it...
  9. Twohandsondeck

    Cheap mineral stack (immediate effects)

    Rudimentary but highly effective: + xx cups of water to thirst +2 cups red grapes or coconut water (as a potassium source) +1 teaspoon of a quality salt (as a sodium and chloride source) +2 cups milk (as a calcium source) +75mg of magnesium citrate (or another magnesium chelate) >>> consume in...
  10. haidut

    Serotonin (and SSRI drugs) can cause anxiety and PTSD

    Yet another great study exposing just how much of a "happy hormone" serotonin really is. As usual, the popular press article does everything possible to avoid pointing the finger at serotonin and even engages in misdirection. For example, it says that SERT is the main target of drugs like...
  11. eeeeeeeeeeee

    How much sodium should I really be getting?

    I know that RP suggests getting more sodium/salt than the FDA does but how much is really too much/not enough? My diet is mostly yogurt, kefir, fruit and juice, plus some cola and coffee. The only supplement I use is 25mg zinc citrate, which is like 8mg elemental zinc. No real sodium content...
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    Liquid Alternatives

    I live in a hot and humid climate and I feel a strong urge to drink fluids throughout the day. Since I started peating (I have been consuming a lot more salt than before), I started to feel less desire to drink liquids throughout the day, I stopped drinking pure water, nowadays I only drink...
  13. BigYellowLemon

    Salt Enhances/potentiates GABA

    The study is a bit specific but it shows in essence that GABA is dependent on salt (sodium chloride) to function, and that the strength of GABA activation in the mammalian body can be controlled to an extent by controlling salt intake. It also is another piece of evidence showing the...
  14. haidut

    High-salt Diet Strongly Inhibits Cancer Growth

    I am posting this study mostly as a response to the hostile exchanges I have had with doctors over what they claimed was "irresponsible" promotion of high salt intake. While these discussions mostly revolved around CVD, I also made claims that increased sodium intake would be protective for...
  15. zarrin77

    High Salt Diet In Rats Almost Doubles Testosterone Levels, But

    ....it also increases oxidative stress. Previous studies have shown potassium supplementation to decrease the oxidative stress occurring from high salt intake in rodents (via decreasing the increased NADPH oxidase activity). Furthermore, a diet abundant in vitamin e, anti-oxidative polyphenols...
  16. Tristan Loscha

    Magnesium Retention From Metabolic-Balance Studies In Female Adolescents: Impact Of NaCl

    Lo-Sodium increases Mg-retention!About 20 %! Why!? Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 May;97(5):1014-9. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.039867. Epub 2013 Apr 3. Magnesium retention from metabolic-balance studies in female adolescents: impact of race, dietary salt, and calcium. Palacios C1, Wigertz K, Braun M...
  17. Tristan Loscha

    Anti-Peat High-Salt Augments Aldosterone Toxicity Despite Lowered Plasma-Readings

    High-Salt Augments Aldosterone Toxicity Despite Lowered Plasma-Readings. Blood-LVL-Aldosterone gets lowered by sodium,but apparently sensitivity rises,augmenting damage.Sodium is truly almost a micronutrient,with intakes as low as 500mg-1500mg,in indigenous tribes,lower than magnesium,lower...
  18. Tristan Loscha

    Study:Normal To High NaCl Intake Is Associated WithPsoriasis, CNS-Disorders,IL17

    These Data-Hamsters are unhinged,let them entertain us though.Allegedly excess NaCl and concomitant rise of Sodium sensing Glucocorticoid-Kinase1,Interleukine liberation,NFKB induction etc, is a major driver of inflammation. Link To Full...
  19. P

    Ibex Climbs For Salt

  20. jzeno

    Food Pattern Modeling Shows That The 2010 Dietary Guidelines For Sodium And Potassium Cannot Be Met

    Food pattern modeling shows that the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for sodium and potassium cannot be met simultaneously. - PubMed - NCBI Abstract The 2010 US Dietary Guidelines recommended limiting intake of sodium to 1500 mg/d for people older than 50 years, African Americans, and those suffering...