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The Worst Thing for Health That You Consume

Updated on August 29, 2015
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At age 16 I was a volunteer at a hospital bacteriology lab. I became a chemist for U.S. government. Then I studied health & related fields.

The Worst Thing That People Consume

Potatoes are very healthy, but this is not. Why?
Potatoes are very healthy, but this is not. Why? | Source

The Worst Thing That You Consume

This article is about the worst thing that people consume but do not know it. People in the United States of America figured that having black slaves was not so bad since almost all successful and rich southerners had them including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

But it was bad. There were no laws against having sex with black slaves since they were property. That includes 8 year old black girls. So this shows that Americans have had some bad ideas. But this is a bad idea that is practiced by over 99% of the people. Now there are different opinions on this, so let us present some authoritative and definitive sources. This was written August 23, 2015.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) says:

Most of the sodium we eat is in the form of salt. Too much sodium is bad for your health. It can increase your blood pressure and your risk for a heart attack or stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth killers of men and women in the United States.

WebMD.com gets about one million visitors a day. It says:

The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.

It has an article called Cutting Salt as Good as Quitting Smoking. It says:

Cutting U.S. salt intake by just half a teaspoon a day would prevent up to 92,000 deaths, 99,000 heart attacks, and 66,000 strokes -- a benefit as big as smoking cessation.

Cutting daily salt intake by a half teaspoon -- about 3 grams -- would not be enough to bring most Americans down to the goal of 3.7 grams a day recommended for about 70% of adults. It wouldn't even get us down to the 5.8 grams a day recommended for lowest-risk adults.

That's because the average U.S. man gets about 10.4 grams a day and the average U.S. woman gets about 7.3 grams a day.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that 77% of the salt in the American diet comes from processed food. Only 6% is shaken out at the table, and only 5% is sprinkled during cooking.

The AMA (American Medical Association) wants to make salt a regulated substance. They want to do this since it kills too many people and dead people cannot be customers of them. Here is an article against the above from the above. Note that they sell it and do not want to lose business.

"Salt reduction doesn't provide any positive health benefits and may diminish benefits when it relates to diet," said Morton Satin [not satan], the Salt Institute director of technical and regulatory affairs, in a news release.

WebMD says that quitting salt consumption is better than quitting smoking. It says that cutting salt consumption would save 92,000 people from death per year I assume since it does not say how often. So how many would not die due to not consuming any salt. Keep reading for answer to this. So again (people have trouble understanding this) that webMD is saying that if you start smoking and stop consuming salt, you would be healthier. It is trying emphasize how unhealthy salt is.

Almost all fruits, vegetables, beans and plant foods contain sodium but a little bit of it, like 10 milligrams of it and much more potassium. A teaspoon of salt has 2,325 milligrams of sodium. To get that much sodium from unprocessed foods would require you to consume over 100 pounds of unprocessed food. I am not a medical expert, but I think that much food would break your stomach open.

Maybe people with no salt consumption could live 30 years longer. Men aged 65-- 74, 62% have hypertension. Women aged 65-- 74, 67% have it. Men and women (source CDC) aged 75 and older have 75% and 79% hypertension respectively. Americans that are 40 or above have about 40% hypertension so everyone eating salt gets high blood pressure if they live long enough.

The CDC says that hypertension in people (remember it means the same as high blood pressure) gets higher as you get older since hardening of the arteries is inevitable. Dr. Greger proves that it is not the case with people who eat no salt. My mother took high blood pressure medication and smoked and died of a stroke at 46 years old. Note that ashkenazi or ashkenazic (from central or eastern Europe) Jews (like my mother) have a mutant gene that enables them to live longer than others.

Common sense would tell you that it is better to eat food than a chemical. Do you even know what is the difference? Having been a chemist for the U. S. federal government, I know the difference. Salt is a chemical and not a food. A food is a plant or an animal, something that was or is alive. Biology teaches that plants create foods out of non-foods like water, minerals, sunlight and air and animals consume foods.

If you put 4 ounces (quarter of a pound) of salt into a quart of water and drink it, you will die (someone did try this and died)! Note that I am not a medical doctor so I cannot give medical advice. I am a friend of a 20-year-old woman that is going to medical school to be a medical doctor. She is a genius, a great writer and has had a blog for 5 years. Check her out at The Many Banes of My Existence by Alexis.

You will die from hypernatremia if you drink 4 ounces of salt (one guy tried it and did). Hypernatremia is an elevated sodium level in the blood. It is also caused by dehydration. It is a good time to discuss why you cannot drink sea water if you are dying of thirst. The ocean water has too much salt in it and will cause you to become more dehydrated if you drink it.

Wikipedia says about the pump that is an all cells:

The sodium-potassium pump was discovered in the 1950s by a Danish scientist, Jens Christian Skou, who was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1997.

In order to maintain the cell membrane potential, cells must keep a low concentration of sodium ions and high levels of potassium ions within the cell (intracellular).

Have you heard of the salt water flush (SWF)? People use it with the lemonade diet that is a great way to lose weight fast. Put 2 teaspoons of salt in a quart of water (32 fluid ounces) and you have it. When you drink it (try it) you do not digest it. It passes right through and comes through your colon and shooting out of your rectum. No kidding.

Now the explanation is that it is the same concentration as the salt in your arteries. That is wrong. There is no salt in your arteries. It comes out without digesting since it is toxic. Just like if you drank a quart of mild dish washing liquid. Don't actually do this. Actually do not drink the salt water flush! Some have reported very bad results from this.

Salt deadens your taste and makes it harder to taste things. I love potatoes and they taste great without salt. You would not add salt to watermelon.

Here is Dr. Kaayla T. Daniel (The Naughty Nutritionist). Note that salt is biblical. It was put in the wounds of Jesus to make Him suffer more.

Dr. Daniel earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences and Anti-Aging Therapies from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, and is certified as a clinical nutritionist (CCN) by the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists in Dallas.

From her article Salt of the Earth, it says:

Sadly, low-salt diets increase the likelihood of heart disease, hypertension, cognitive decline, osteoporosis, insulin resistance and erectile dysfunction. Given today’s epidemic of chronic illness, that’s pouring salt on a gaping healthcare wound. While it’s true we are ill served with the refined salts found in processed, packaged and fast foods, we can benefit immensely from shaking Celtic, Himalayan and other natural salts on real foods. [She has links to the salts mentioned so you can buy them.]

Biochemists know we need sodium and chloride for blood, sweat, tears, mucus and semen. [This is not true. These things are salty because people eat the non-food salt. People who do not eat salt have tears and sweat that is not salty.]

Notice how in her video she tries to fool or trick you with the good assimilations with the word 'salt'. That is not science, unless you call it the science of trickery. She mentions a 496 page book (I like numbers) called Salt: A World History. I read it since I love to read. Before refrigeration and freezing, salt would keep a food from going bad longer since it killed many forms of life. Google says:

This is the Dead Sea. As you can see, it appears quite dead. There are no plants, fish, or any other visible life in the sea. Its salt concentration is a staggering 33.7%, 8.6 times saltier than ocean water, which is only about 3.5% salt.

By now maybe you can tell the difference between science and pseudoscience. Michael Greger M.D. has many videos on why a plant-based diet is the best diet. See Prevent and Reverse Disease With a Plant-Based Diet. Now he has a brand new video, High Blood Pressure May Be A Choice. Take 6 minutes to watch it. It discusses a tribe that eats no salt and has no high blood pressure and a doctor who cured every case of high blood pressure (hypertension) before there were drugs with a no salt diet. This video says that 400,000 deaths every year could be avoided by not eating salt.

His personal note is at the end of the video is (August 10, 2015):

I’ve badly neglected sodium on NutritionFacts.org, but that’s all going to change. I have about a dozen salt videos queued up that dive deep into the existing controversies. It’s such an enormous topic that it was a bit intimidating at first. There are more than 8,000 articles on the topic in the medical literature, but that’s what you have me for!

Salt also makes you retain water and look fatter (with water weight) than fat makes you look. Salt stimulates diet and makes you eat more which makes it very good for food manufacturers who want you to eat as much as possible. There are a couple of studies that show that the more salt that you eat, the healthier that you are. They measure the salt that you excrete thinking falsely that the more you consumed. This means the reverse since salt is so toxic it weakens your ability to get rid of it.

How toxic is salt. Let us consult science and medicine. Wikipedia says:

In toxicology, the median lethal dose, LD50 (abbreviation for "lethal dose, 50%"), LC50 (lethal concentration, 50%) or LCt50 is a measure of the lethal dose of a toxin, radiation, or pathogen. The value of LD50 for a substance is the dose required to kill half the members of a tested population after a specified test duration.

It shows that the LD50 of table salt is 3,000 mg/kg whereas metallic arsenic is 763 making salt one-fourth as toxic as arsenic. Even if you do not have high blood pressure, studies show that you have a higher chance of heart attacks and strokes the more salt that you consume. Over 100,000 people have strokes that do not have high blood pressure.

The first video is less than a minute long so listen to this woman who was overweight and had many awful health problems that are all gone. Now the second video is under 10 minutes long, but Joel Fuhrman M.D. talks about what is wrong with fancy salts in the first 3 minutes. He is a living legend. He has treated thousands of patients with fasting and a change of diet to no or little animal products. He personally (before he became a doctor) fasted on water for longer than Jesus did under a doctor's supervision for a broken foot.

He gets people off of drugs (medications) instead of people on drugs. He has created the ANDI (aggregate nutrient density index) scale of foods that Whole Foods market uses and has put kale at the top. He says that foods that fight and prevent disease are G-BOMBS. It is a acronym for greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds/nuts. Many that eat a raw food diet enjoy the benefits of also not eating salt. Search and you will find that they have the best testimonials of anyone.

How to get a flat stomach with the banana diet girl & cut down on salt to have a trim belly. This woman is the same woman on the article below Losing Weight.

End of Dieting: How to Live for Life by Dr. Fuhrman (who is against eating salt-- watch video).

The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life
The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life

In The End of Dieting, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a board-certified doctor and the New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live and The End of Diabetes, shows us how to break free from this vicious cycle once and for all. Dr. Fuhrman lays out in full all the dietary and nutritional advice necessary to eat our way to a healthier and happier life. At the center of his revolutionary plan is his trademark health formula: Health = Nutrients/Calories. Foods high in nutrient density, according to Dr. Fuhrman, are more satisfying than foods high in calories. They eliminate our cravings for fat, sweets, and carbs. The more nutrient-dense food we consume, the more our bodies can function as the self-healing machines they're designed to be. Weight drops, diseases reverse course and disappear, and our lives become longer and healthier. The End of Dieting is the book we have been waiting for—a proven, effective, and sustainable approach to eating that lets us prevent and reverse disease, lose weight, and reclaim our right to excellent health.

 

Joel Fuhrman M.D. talks on the Dangers of Sea Salt #659. Includes Celtic sea salt & Himalayan salt. If you add minerals to heroin, it is still heroin.

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