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Diet Completely Free Of Salt? Possible To Survive / Thrive?

Discussion in 'Ask For Help or Advice' started by JanP, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. JanP

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    My body doesn't tolerate salt. I have tried every possible way of ingesting salt, have tried various brands / types of salt, but every time, I get intensive nausea, acid reflux, stomach pain, fatigue, brain fog and insatiable thirst.

    My doctor told me that my esophagus is damaged by the refulx and I'm thinking about avoiding salt altogether to stop further damage (and the suffering).

    Is it possible to survive in somewhat good health without eating any salt?
     
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    Charlotte Gerson did it for 70 years, so i guess it's possible.
     
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    Just have readed a bit about Gerson (and some of your posts about Gerson on this forum) and wow, this is eye-opening (especially this post and the studies linked).

    A lot of things Gerson was promoting mirrors my expirience and makes a lot of sense even in RP context (not everything, though). It seems that Max Gerson haven't eated much salt either...

    Thank you, burtlancast!

    EDIT: Is that Max Gerson in your profile picture?
     
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    In my personal experience it is not possible long term, dangerous and deteriorating for any preexisting condition and health in general. I treat anyone claiming it is possible as a quack. I was under influence of anti salt propaganda broadcasted by wide range of scam artists like Bragg or Graham. Dont do it, you will regret.
     
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    methylenwhite: Many thanks for sharing your expirience! What do you think is the worst consequence of going salt-free? What issues have you expirienced on salt-free diet?
     
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    The worst is death caused by electrolyte disbalance. I experienced electrolyte disbalance and ended up in ER. Even doing thing like cerely juice claimed to be high in sodium. All of the advocates of salt-free diet have never lived and conducted physically demanding tasks in hot climate.
     
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    I guess you can try using sodium bicarbonate as a source of sodium to check if you can tolerate it. But please DONT go sodium free.
     
  8. Douglas Ek

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    As avoiding salt you mean avoiding table salt, snacks and foods that is salted? You can eat veggies, fruits, meat, dairy, seafood? All has sodium in it i guess? I dont really feel it would be a problem. Dont see any health benefits with it or negatives either. Has been done many times in history.
     
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    Having gone through bouts of digestive issues and serious acid reflux, I would suggest glycine or gelatin if you can handle it. Now I can eat over 1 Tbsp of salt per day without any problem.

    Glycine Can Completely Prevent Esophagus Damage Caused By GERD

    GERD (acid Reflux) Is Caused By Inflammation, Not Stomach Acid

    https://www.amazon.com/BulkSuppleme...549842658&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=glycine&psc=1
     
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    Have tried various "salt replacements", but sodium bicarbonate not yet! Never tought of it as source of dietary sodium. Have to buy some baking soda as soon as possible

    Because of the nausea and pain, I have developed very strong habit of avoiding all high sodium foods, including foods naturally high in sodium. I'm eating no veggies and seafoods and limited amounts of meat, but I'm eating a lot of fruits and lot of dairy. According to my cronometer, I'm getting 250mg of sodium, 3500mg of potassium and 425mg of magnesium daily from these foods.

    I just have started experimenting with glycine last week :): Have high hopes, but glycine won't help with the other ill effects the salt gives me, especially the fatigue and brain fog, is that correct?
     
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    I heard some of Gerson's patients had to be admitted to hospital due to hyponatremia. Do you know whether there is any truth in this?
     
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    Hyponatemia is never caused by dietary salt restriction.

    Humans and animals evolved over millenaires without the need of NaCl supplementation.
     
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    You'll quickly learn that everything is connected to a degree, so healing the gut can do wonders for a myriad of different issues.
     
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    Have you considered that you might have a stomach ulcer or something along that line?
     
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    Notwithstanding this surgeon opinion about cholesterol and heart disease, he did adopt a salt free diet and died just 3 months ago at 104.

    ...
     
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    Then why do we need to give animals salt licks? Why do people on salt-reduced diets do so poorly especially the elderly who end up with pacemakers.

    It has always intrigued me. Gerson and Kempnar saw salt as a toxin, yet Peat views salt as being mandatory for taming adrenaline and improving metabolism. Many of the members on this forum would not be able to function optimally without it.

    What about Solute: Sodium Symporter (SSS) Family?

    Sodium-solute symporter - Wikipedia
    Sodium-Iodide Symporter
     
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    Too sad to learn of his passing. Such a beautiful and passionate man - a gift to humanity.
     
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    Graham is interesting , because apparently his an athlete, you loss lots of salt in your sweat.idk how his still alive, if he really avoids salt!
     
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    I don't understand it either. Not because Peat says it is good or not but because I cannot think of any population in history where people has lived without salt ? I mean 100% without sodium chloride. Is that even possible ? Sodium is in foods. Maybe someone can give some info about it ?

    I can understand going without salt for temporary therapeutical reasons (Gerson for cancer, etc.)
     
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