THE SALT FIX
Why the Experts Got It All Wrong and How Eating More Might Save Your Life
Dr. DiNicolantonio, a respected cardiovascular research scientist, overturns conventional thinking about salt and explores instead the little-understood importance of it, the health dangers of having too little, and how salt can actually help you improve sports performance, crush sugar cravings, and stave off common chronic illnesses.
We all know the dangers of sugar and salt: but the danger attributed to the second crystal, according to Dr. DiNicolantonio, is having too little of it, not too much. Too little salt in the diet can lead the body into semi- starvation mode and cause insulin resistance, as well as cause you to absorb twice as much fat for every gram you consume. Too little salt in certain populations can increase blood pressure, as well as resting heart rate. We need salt in order to hydrate and nourish our cells, transmit nerve signals, contract our muscles, ensure proper digestion and breathing, and maintain proper heart function.
THE SALT FIX will explore how we got to demonize this historically treasured substance as well as what the current science really says about this misunderstood mineral and its effect on your health.
Dr. James DiNicolantonio is a cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy. He has spent years researching the science behind this book. He is the author or co-author on more than 150 medical publications, including several high-profile articles related to nutrition. In the last year, his research has been found in the New York Times, The Telegraph, BBC News, The Globe, Daily Mail, Forbes, and many others.