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Low Sodium’s link to Fat Gain & Insulin Resistance (Salt vs. Sugar)

August 28, 2019


This episode is brought to you by Skillshare. In 1979 at an FDA panel hearing in Washington,
Frito-Lay’s research director Alan Wohlam, along with an NYC cardiologist and a cancer
researcher from buffalo, defended salt on behalf of the Potato Chip and Snack Foods
Association. They warned that salt restricting guidelines
would be dangerous. That “The risks associated with too little
salt in the diet, were particularly high among infants and children, diabetics, pregnant
women and women using estrogen-based contraceptives.” Now, as Mark Antony said, “I come to bury
Caesar, not to praise him.” Potato Chips, Snack Foods and Processed Foods
are the last thing someone should eat, unless they are literally starving. Even if they are defending it, having someone
affiliated with such food products speak on salt’s behalf probably doesn’t help its
reputation. However, just because someone is associated
with something nefarious doesn’t always mean that they’re wrong – even if we really
don’t want to trust them. It was said that salt restriction would be
dangerous for pregnant women, infants and children, and diabetics. I mentioned in my last video that studies
have shown that pregnant women develop a marked craving for salt, and that women on a low
salt diet compared to a high salt diet, caused more miscarriages, stillbirths and premature
babies. Salt is critical for proper growth in general. As this article from the Journal of Biomedical
Science points out, salt restriction impedes fetal growth and specifically stunts development
of cardiovascular organs or decreases the number of nephron in the kidney, predisposing
the baby to hypertension in adulthood. It also says that “salt restriction is associated
with a decrease in insulin sensitivity.” As diabetes is a state of insulin resistance,
this overlaps with the notion that salt restriction could be dangerous for diabetics. But what could salt possibly have to do with
diabetes? Well, it actually relates to why people sometimes
feel sick on a very low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet. This sick feeling, better known as the keto-flu,
involves headache, fatigue, nausea and muscle weakness. These symptoms also match those of sodium
depletion. This happens because a higher level of ketones,
greater release of glucagon, and in particular lower levels of insulin – all things that
occur during carbohydrate restriction, increase the body’s excretion of sodium. This is because one of insulin’s functions
is to have your kidneys hold onto more sodium. A lot of people talk about the “keto flu”
like it’s an unavoidable phase of the ketogenic diet, but you can avoid this by simply replacing
the sodium that you lose. The flip side of this, is that when you are
on a low salt diet, the body will actually use insulin as a tool for preserving and holding
on to the salt that it has. This study, done on 147 people with normal
weight and blood pressure found that “With dietary salt restriction serum total- and
LDL-cholesterol as well as serum insulin and uric acid concentrations increased significantly.” The effect on insulin seems to be so significant
that, a study published in the Metabolism Journal, found that just one week on a low
sodium diet caused onset of insulin resistance in a group of healthy volunteers. In fact, doctors have known that diuretics,
which deplete salt, can also promote insulin resistance and diabetes. As the study says: “Low-salt diet activates
the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone and sympathetic nervous systems, both of which can increase
insulin resistance.” And, this study in the New England Journal
of medicine shows that when salt intake drops below just 1.5 teaspoons per day, a significant
increase in renin occurs, indicating the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is being activated. The WHO, by the way, recommends getting no
more than one teaspoon of salt per day. Another study specifically implicates increased
aldosterone as a pathway for low salt’s causing of Insulin resistance. Aldosterone is a key hormone that is secreted
as part of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. In fact, aldosterone blocking drugs – Angiotensin
Converting Enzyme inhibitors or ACE inhibitors are being explored as a treatment for insulin
resistance. Other than insulin resistance, aldosterone
is better known for raising blood pressure. ACE inhibitors are frequently prescribed for
the treatment of hypertension. Let me point out again that you can also keep
aldosterone levels low by simply getting enough salt. Now there’s a different white crystal that
you do want to avoid. Cardiovascular research scientist, James DiNicolantonio
points out in his book “The Salt Fix” several of the uncanny ways in which salt
and sugar have almost directly opposite effects. Not only do both a high sugar intake and low
salt intake provoke insulin resistance and therefore diabetes, the pathways by which
this occurs are remarkably similar. Table sugar, sucrose, is one part glucose
and one part fructose. About a year ago I put out a video explaining
the biochemistry behind why fructose is particularly fattening, damaging to the liver and how it
provokes insulin resistance. It was based on the work of Robert Lustig,
Andrew Bremer and Michele Snyder. I’ll spare you the explanation of all the
reactions here, but there’s just one thing I want to point out. This diagram is showing that during fructose
metabolism, this enzyme JNK-1 is activated, leading to insulin receptor IRS-1 phosphorylation. Just remember that: JNK-1 activation leads
to IRS-1 phosphorylation. Simply put, this insulin receptor IRS-1 is
being deactivated. Now, for insulin to work properly, the insulin
secreted from the pancreas needs to bind to this receptor. Due to fructose’s deactivating of this insulin
receptor, the pancreas has to work harder and pump out more insulin to get its job done,
leading to insulin resistance. So that’s sugar, but what happens with low
salt? As this study says: “In summary, the insulin
resistance, induced by Low Salt, is tissue-specific and is accompanied by activation of JNK and
IRS-1 phosphorylation.” (Sound familiar?) The article continues, to say: “The impairment
of the insulin signaling in these tissues, but not in adipose tissue, may lead to increased
adiposity and insulin resistance in Low Salt rats.” Increased adiposity simply means increased
fatness. Now, The idea that low salt could make someone
fat and put them on a path to diabetes may sound dubious, especially to certain people
because, ironically, the people who are putting themselves on a low salt diet are doing so
probably because they are already very health conscious in general and far from being fat. That said, it is possible for people to be
very lean and still have insulin resistance. Low salt is more likely to be a contributing
factor to, rather than the sole factor in insulin resistance. Insufficient salt intake could be one factor
in the that little bit of stubborn fat you haven’t gotten rid of, or maybe the weight
loss plateau you’ve hit. Now, there’s just a little bit more to be
explained about how else low salt could make it easier to gain weight and even worsen insulin
resistance. In his book “The Fat Switch,” physician and
researcher at the University of Colorado, Richard Johnson makes the case that there
is some sort of “switch” that activates weight gain. While it’s something we humans all want
to avoid, In the animal world, weight gain is a very strategic move. Animals have essentially learned how to become
obese so they can survive. As Johnson says: “While Darwin emphasized
the principle of the survival of the fittest, there is an equally important concept of survival
of the fattest.” Johnson gives several examples of animals
employing this strategy: “The 13-lined ground squirrel routinely
doubles its fat content in the late summer in preparation for hibernation during winter. The Emperor penguin also doubles its weight
in fat prior to protecting and warming its eggs during the fierce Antarctic winter. The bar-tailed dogwit markedly increases its
fat in its liver and blood prior to migrating thousands of miles to its winter home.” Johnson explains in a 2013 paper of his that
these animals aren’t just making themselves fat, they are essentially inducing metabolic
syndrome in themselves. They get fatty liver, insulin resistance and
accumulate visceral fat. For us, this is a diseased state, but for
these animals, it’s a damn good way to store fat for the winter. So, what is causing this insulin resistance
and fat storage? What is flipping the fat switch? Johnson says that the key factor is increased
levels of uric acid. Uric acid is commonly viewed as a simple waste
product and most physicians are only concerned with it in the context of gout and kidney
stones. However, as Johnson points out: “an elevated
serum uric acid is extremely common in people who are obese, especially if they have fatty
liver or are insulin resistant.“ If you look at a person with gout, a disease
characterized by elevated levels of uric acid, you commonly see: Abdominal obesity, fatty
liver, elevated triglycerides, hypertension, and… insulin resistance and diabetes. For a while, it was thought that elevated
uric acid was not a cause, but simply a consequence of obesity, fatty liver and insulin resistance. However, this study in the Journal of Biological
Chemistry found that if you put uric acid on liver cells, they will begin to produce
fat. The conclusion was very straightforward: “Rather
than a consequence, uric acid induces fatty liver.” The way this works is quite interesting. Uric acid induces oxidative stress in the
cells’ mitochondria. This specifically inhibits an enzyme called
Aconitase in the citric acid cycle, leading a build up of citrate. Citrate is a substance that stimulates fat
production. Uric acid also inhibits another enzyme required
for the burning of fatty acids, leading to less ATP being produced. This all means: more fat synthesis, less fat
burning, and less energy production. If you’re a human with things to do and
places to be, this isn’t so great, but it’s perfect for an animal trying to prepare for
the winter. When animals have used up their fat stores
and need to start foraging for more food, there is a marked rise in uric acid to help
store that food as fat. But there’s another way to increase uric
acid and that’s by consuming fructose. Every spring tropical rains fall heavily on
the Amazon basin, causing the forest to flood. When this happens, as many as 200 different
types of fruit eating fish come in to eat the ripe sweet fruit that the trees are dropping. One of these fish is the Pacu, which looks
like a piranha but is larger and doesn’t have sharp teeth. The Pacu eats as much sweet, fructose containing
fruit as it can and converts it to fat, which it stores as oils in its liver and tissues. One study found that the average fat content
of the Pacu went from 10 to 28 percent after gorging on fruit. After the flood waters recede, the Pacu returns
to the low water where food is scarce. Luckily, the Pacu has stored up so much fat
that it can go without eating for as long as six months. Humans too have always liked fructose, and
especially since 1820, consumption of it began to rise dramatically. Of course this wasn’t fructose from fruit,
but from table sugar. John Yudkin, British physiologist and author
of the 1972 book “Pure, White and Deadly,” was able to show multiple times that just
a few weeks on a high-sugar diet, would result in elevated insulin and uric acid.” If we go back to Robert Lustig’s paper,
we can see a pathway through which fructose causes this production of uric acid. And, of course all this ties back to low salt
diets. As shown in the earlier mentioned 1991 study,
“With dietary salt restriction … serum insulin and uric acid concentrations increased
significantly.” Another 2017 study shows that “Serum uric
acid fell significantly in both the moderate and high [sodium] interventions compared to
the low sodium intervention.” One study even found that when diabetic patients
were placed on a higher-sodium diet, their insulin response improved. The authors even suggested that some people
should even supplement with sodium, stating that “an abundant sodium intake may improve
glucose tolerance and insulin resistance, especially in diabetic, salt-sensitive, or
medicated essential hypertensive subjects.” As Dr. DiNicolantonio writes in the Salt Fix:
“We’re finding that increasing your salt intake, even above what’s generally considered
a normal intake, may help improve your insulin sensitivity.” However, hypertension is a very common complication
of diabetes. Unfortunately, as per common practice, diabetic
patients are very likely to be prescribed a low-salt diet in order to attempt to deal
with their blood pressure. As mentioned last time Around 12 grams of
salt per day (which contains about 4.5 grams of sodium) seems to be the optimal intake
for most people. However, if you drink more than 3 cups of
coffee a day, or you’re on a low carbohydrate diet or you are sweating alot from exercise
or heat exposure, you may want to try and see how you feel on a few more grams of salt. Also, everyone’s situation is of course
different, so if you do have insulin resistance, you may want to look further into this topic
or check with an expert before ramping up your salt intake. I started this video off talking about Frito
Lay, but snack foods and processed foods should not be your source of sodium. Where you get your sodium does matter. Most salts have anti-caking agents in them,
which you definitely want to avoid. There’s all kinds of higher quality salts
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100 Comments

  • Reply James Owens April 13, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Wait! You link to some homo books on Amazon instead of PubMed articles? Nice hypothesis you have there…

  • Reply Barefoot Prof April 13, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    So can you get too much salt though. I love salt. I bought some that has half the sodium LoSalt. As I child, wandering in my grandad's pastures, I used to lick the cattle's salt licks…

  • Reply sara b April 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    "I don't have a clip to go with what I'm saying so here's a cat."

  • Reply Univerz April 14, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    The one thing you do is show some written proof.

    Now one thing that all
    These weightloss gurus do is rattle off all those studies without proof, it kind of feels they make it up as they go. At least your info is that bit more believable and validated. Pass the salt please !!

  • Reply Sansar Sah April 17, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Si from today i am eating more salt

  • Reply spearsg April 20, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Another great contribution. Thanks!!!

  • Reply 027christy April 21, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Although sodium chloride has been linked to autoimmune disease. Possibly why an increase in refined carbohydrates has led to an increase in autoimmune diseases as sodium is increased with insulin resistance/stimulation? Just a hypothesis

  • Reply Tyler h April 22, 2019 at 2:58 am

    So to be clear, when you say "salt" you are actually talking about sodium chloride right? That is what we need to get 4 ish grams of? so we should be shooting for 2 ish grams of sodium on the north american nutrition label?

  • Reply ed low April 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Revolutionary stuff.

  • Reply BasketPaul April 22, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Doctors: Eat less salt, eat more carbs.
    Also Doctors: Why is obesity so high?

  • Reply AM-nation April 24, 2019 at 8:32 am

    8:35 I think she's a pornstar lol
    I don't remember her name but I definitely recognize that face slobbering on some nobs.

  • Reply contingent exe April 25, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    So.. Basically Spam?
    Not healthy I know, but it's a start 😄

  • Reply Osamah Kiwan April 25, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    What's with the cat footage. Are they suffering from low sodium ?

  • Reply Alan Heath April 26, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    I usually put salt on my rat, but cat I prefer salt free.

  • Reply Orlando Furioso April 27, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    12 grams of salt = 4.8 grams sodium = 2.5 teaspoons of salt. "Salt" but are sea salts, Himalayan pink, higher in sodium per unit of measurement?

  • Reply Travis Burns April 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Why is it that a bulk of your references point to primary sources done in early 90s? Are these milestones papers? This whole salt topic is very controversial. One must not chose sides but show some proper cross-referencing research. Even for the sake of entertainment.

  • Reply Poopybutthole - May 1, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Mitochondria is the Powerhouse of the Cell

  • Reply sea herring May 5, 2019 at 2:46 am

    So drink pedialyte?

  • Reply jdjayajdj 23 May 7, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    it is a bartailed GODWIT, love your channel.

  • Reply tux tam May 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    You omit one vital element under this topic: the SODIUM-GLUCOSE PUMP!

  • Reply tux tam May 9, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Whenever cute cats appear, I lose my concentration immediately !!!

  • Reply koff41 May 10, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Amazing 223 have thumbed down must be dietician.

  • Reply Joseph Plana May 10, 2019 at 11:32 am

    What I cherry picked to prove what I believe in

  • Reply lightdark00 May 14, 2019 at 3:23 am

    It doesn't make sense at all that our biology would want higher levels of salt than we could get naturally. Fat is also rare in nature. Coconuts and avocados weren't located in the areas that progressed the most over time. Why do I feel better, am more productive on a low salt diet?
    A diet consisting of no normal-level-salt processed foods. That means I easily get one or two grams just by accident. I'm an active person as well.

  • Reply Cybersamurai Music May 15, 2019 at 12:35 am

    False,too much sodium and and not enough potassium increase insulin resistance.

  • Reply a_wizard_from_oz May 16, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Don’t worry about lack of fancy animations. I listen to your presentations while I work which delivers your message clearly. 👍🏼

  • Reply Songo May 16, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I like how the fat cat clips come in for sentences including "adipose" and "fat".

  • Reply Neato Keto May 18, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Awesome video! When I'm feeling low energy on keto, I consume a few pinches of salt (Redmond's Real Salt or pink Himalayan) in a bit of water and it often perks me right up.

  • Reply Beau Wansbrough May 19, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Your videos have been changing my life man. And I've been sending them to obese people who really connect with the message (about fasting). Great work. Literally life changing stuff.

  • Reply Carlos Briones Gallardo May 21, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    What Darwin meant by "fittest" was the most suitable for X environment will survive, but it certainly does not mean the survival of the strongest or healthiest.

  • Reply Leonardo Ribas Campanha May 23, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    So why can't we drink sea water? I mean, everyone knows that if a person is lost in an island the worst option to get hydrated is to drink water from the sea, RIGHT????

  • Reply aLr boosh May 24, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Salt is important

  • Reply Blue Mountain May 26, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Average Americans consume 3.5 grams of sodium per day…..and you're promoting more sodium. Hmm

  • Reply Wayne Campbell May 26, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Good job brother. 👏

  • Reply Antoinette Parry May 26, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Is the extra fat layer the reason the Inuit people are a little fatter and shorter than say, in hotter and dryer countries? It certainly looks that way to me. They appear to have made themselves that way to keep the cold out.

  • Reply michalchik June 8, 2019 at 4:35 am

    What problems are there with anti-caking agents?

  • Reply David Llewellyn June 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Bonus likes for the inclusion of judgey cats in your videos 🙂

  • Reply Facundo Corradini June 13, 2019 at 3:15 am

    12:55 wait… what does coffee has to do with any of this?

  • Reply Ryzing you June 13, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    i am grateful for your channel

  • Reply robert rainford June 14, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Sodium is basically the body’s gas tank more so than sugar hence why you should have more salt than sugar.

  • Reply StoriesReadAloudForKids June 17, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Love your videos.

  • Reply Dave Coons June 20, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Interesting. I had mild hypertension until I cut my sodium down and increased my potassium. Then my BP came down to normal levels.

  • Reply playandrepeat June 21, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Regarding the last sentence: what about Iodized Sea Salt? Yay or nay?

  • Reply Linda Gonzales June 26, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Grey Celtic Sea Salt publishes their mineral content. I haven’t found a pink Himalayan salt that does that yet.
    Salt cravings = mineral cravings

  • Reply John Snow June 27, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I think the reason people are dubious of the link between salt / sodium & fat is because they know salt doesn't have any calories. So they can't see any obvious link between fat or insulin (therefore diabetes) and salt / sodium levels.

  • Reply internet gaylord June 28, 2019 at 10:35 am

    im gonna stop believing those posts on the internet from random people and start reading articles about everything i want to know… the amount of things i've learned in this channel is ridiculous, those are things that everyone should have knowledge about

  • Reply Mimi Edwards July 6, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Thanks Joseph. Went back and watched all your videos. Your eating once a day started me on my health journey. Thanks again you may have saved my life

  • Reply Our Dark History July 10, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Shame on the medical industry for encouraging sickness to profit from.

  • Reply Maha Agro July 12, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Do a video on IBS and other chronic digestive ailments.

  • Reply Kevin Afton July 14, 2019 at 11:31 am

    What about salt and high blood pressure?

  • Reply saSha July 15, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Actually we eat too much salt nowadays

  • Reply Tesla Unicorn July 17, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    I love the cat parts that have nothing to do with the film ! 😀 😛 <3

  • Reply Vito Corleone July 19, 2019 at 12:57 am

    I heard potassium balances out sodium, but since nobody eats vegetables idk

  • Reply 49jubilee July 21, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Himalayan salt is fine though, but cutting fat, caused teens in the west to become OBESE.
    It used to be rare, to see people over 300lbs. Now it's commonplace😔

  • Reply tntg5 July 22, 2019 at 12:26 am

    How do you know if you're insulin resistent?

  • Reply imzjustplayin July 22, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Generally the rule of thumb most people (those who are sedentary and or who refuse to break an actual sweat) is 1mg of sodium per calorie, up to 2300mg. It's also important to remember to get enough potassium in your diet as the RDA is typically 3-4X that of your sodium intake. Lots of foods have Potassium in them, but some are more readily absorbed than others.

    A high salt, low potassium diet is a great way to get stiff, easily injured muscles and chronic back pain. High potassium consumption and a lower salt diet from food is the only way to reverse this. As a person who eats about 2300 of calories per day, I try to avoid eating more than that in sodium and keep up on the potassium intake.

    For point of reference, this study is saying that the low sodium diet people were taking in only 300mg of sodium per day while the high salt diet people were taking in 6000mg.

    300mg is a really low amount of sodium and likely not healthy and 6000mg is a really high amount of sodium and also not healthy. The minimum calorie count for most women who are around 5'4 is about a 1200 calorie diet which would mean about 1200mg of sodium is the most they should have, especially if sedentary.

  • Reply xAKALISx July 23, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    So, not that this back story matters much: I worked with a lady from the Caribbean that was studying to be a nutritionist. She had said that natural animal fats and SEA salt is better for your health than table salt (manufactured) and butters. She said something about olive oil is only to be consumed raw and uncooked; Stating that the cooked olive oil goes rancid in the bloodstream (?) or something along those lines.

  • Reply Karen Zilverberg July 25, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Thanks!

  • Reply KGODSMACKC July 25, 2019 at 3:24 am

    I came for the penguins..

  • Reply Unknowntouristplaces July 25, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    i have lost my faith in medical science 🙄

  • Reply Thomas De brun July 28, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Awesome and well delivered piece..Thank you

  • Reply Robert Tinkham July 28, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    I almost never eat snack foods but it pisses me off companies cut the salt so much that saltines no longer taste salty. Is this low salt advice to make us all diabetic?

  • Reply ConstantCompanion July 29, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Our favorite salt is Himalayan pink, and I use it generously. It's not as salty tasting as table salt and it's better for you. When I use table salt, I swell up like a blowfish. When I use Himalayan? Nothing happens. I do the same with sugar. No table sugar. I use evaporated cane juice which works exactly like sugar, since it is sugar, and it makes all the difference in the world.

  • Reply Frissdas1207 August 1, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Could you do a video on a perfect weekly diet?

  • Reply Sinamae • August 1, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    I just wanna say I really love your channel

  • Reply P.S.V. Sagar August 2, 2019 at 9:26 am

    But you didn't mention the detrimental affects of MSGs to the body… A widely used alternative of salt used in junk foods

  • Reply Simon T August 2, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    very interesting video. Can someone tell the name of the person who made this video and what is his qualification? Thanks

  • Reply lifeline rodz August 3, 2019 at 12:06 am

    about improving in your channel, i suggest that you must use a much more lively or enthusiastic kind of speach,

    i love your topics and interesting.

  • Reply Fulcanelli August 3, 2019 at 1:32 am

    I take 1 tablespoon of high quality salt before my 1 daily meal..along with digestive enzymes betaine hcl and pepsin

  • Reply Nooo Disaster August 5, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    And yet high salt is linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, stroke, and kidney disease. We can't win y'all…

  • Reply TechPimp August 5, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Yeah but what if you already have hypertension and have to be on low sodium to keep blood pressure down?

  • Reply Sam O August 8, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I come to carry Caesar not to raise him

  • Reply Bart Fart August 10, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Are you a Medical Doctor or a Research Scientist? I need to know so I can trust your opinions. Thb… who are you? why should I believe you? PLEASE RESPOND

  • Reply Jonathan Lagomarsini August 10, 2019 at 3:15 am

    No, don't spare me the explanation of all the reactions involved in how sugar provokes insulin resistance. I want to know how it works

  • Reply Dario Delgado August 10, 2019 at 5:13 am

    We are ignorant in the true holistic doctor..Make me wonder why they are being killed…keep listening to these dumb college dregree doctors…being funded big big pharma with fake studiesand facts..keep eating fake foods and go take the inhumane pills medicine..while earth give us remedies..and actual food

  • Reply etmax1 August 10, 2019 at 8:36 am

    @7:22 survival of the fittest refers to fitness for purpose, not fitness for performing at sport or something.

  • Reply David Bennett August 10, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I did not have any side effects from Ketogenesis except for adipose fat loss and Curing Metabolic Syndrome. I have always consciously kept my sodium intake at a reasonably elevated level.

  • Reply innerlocus August 11, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    New research studying the nanoparticles in our food supply may prove that anti-caking agents are less harmful than previously thought, calcium silicate (anti-caking agent) has no known adverse effects on health. Pink Himalayan Salt – < $7 a Pound while Morton Iodized Salt < $1 a Pound, yet both are 97% sodium.

  • Reply Dixie Whiskey August 11, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    what's up with all the cats though

  • Reply Beautiful Disaster-la August 12, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Loved the information but didn’t enjoyed the video

  • Reply Alaska Mike August 12, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Think of the vast numbers of people killed who listened to doctors for the last 50 years when the doctors and the FDA demonized saturated fat, cholesterol and salt. They made us sick, they made us suffer, they let us die by the millions but not before they made $$$Trillions in income while pushing these lies. You simply cannot believe anything a doctor says anymore., nothing. You cannot and will not ever medicate yourself back to health. Suppressing symptoms cures nothing.

  • Reply Robert Gardea August 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    I dont use salt in my food. There is enough salt in foods we already buy. When I get a health check up my blood pressure is perfect . I'm almost 70.And we dont need to get fat in winter ,we're not wild animals.

  • Reply Robert Gardea August 12, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Dont eat salt if your diabetic. It will raise your blood pressure. Eat grape fruit & lemons.

  • Reply Jet Plane August 13, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Im not sure this is accurate. Dont take this on faith because studies may be funded by the salt industry.

  • Reply ratbutcher August 15, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    5:58
    Dramatic sleepy cat will hunt you down the next time you eat sugar.

  • Reply Mohammed Fazil August 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I didn't understand the part about uric acid. I understood that uric acid induces fatty liver, but you failed to mention the connection of this to the salt intake! 9:22

    Am I supposed to increase my salt intake to decrease my uric acid levels?

  • Reply Daniel Wozniak August 17, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    High salt? This guys full of crap.

  • Reply Спарта August 18, 2019 at 1:00 am

    can anyone link me to a sound source of Himalayan salt to buy?

  • Reply Bella Bee August 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    1 in 40 of us need to keep to low salt because we have elevated aldosterone and store salt. What should we be doing? I’m currently trying to stick to 1.5mg per day

  • Reply Chris Namaste August 19, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    You NEVER state what intake of salt most Americans have. Therefore this video is incomplete/flawed in diagnosing the rise in diabetes and overweight in this country based on salt consumption…. There is widespread overconsumption of processed food as well as rampant deficiency in magnesium, potassium, and fiber (intact FOODS) in the Western world which are highly likely to be the prime culprits. Your video implies not eating whole fruit which is a very dumb suggestion since there is a high correlation between levels of WHOLE fruit consumption (not juice) and longevity.

  • Reply Fandango Fandango August 20, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    as clear as mud.

  • Reply Ebrelus August 21, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    This video is very true. Still himalayan salt contains stuff you don't want to eat like kadmium… so replace your salt sort carefully. Animals in nature have a higher salt intake than you could imagine. Horses – the one of the most clean and healthy animals when rised always have a block of salt on their grass field to lick – a solid BIG salt block…

  • Reply james moon August 22, 2019 at 5:46 am

    What was the cat symbolising

  • Reply Johnny Shabazz August 22, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    There is so much data out there that you can cherry-pick to produce whatever 'findings' you want to promote.

  • Reply knotkool1 August 23, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    wth? check with an expert before ramping up your salt intake? what expert? the doctor that wants me on lower salt? that little statement make this whole video just about useless.

  • Reply Anna Hillstrom August 23, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    4:18 crystal meth

  • Reply Alex Jones Channel August 24, 2019 at 4:48 am

    I love salt I eat 1 teaspoon of raw salt every day.

  • Reply Michael Carnahan August 25, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Bro how many books do you read in a month??? 😂

  • Reply Inquisitor Christopher August 27, 2019 at 3:30 am

    I used to eat my pet rabbit's salt wheel. I was 12.

  • Reply Jaspreet Singh August 27, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Listen up people, don't frickin believe these researchers. They're always changing their opinions and the doctors bribed by the pharma companies want to deteriorate your health. So start consuming all pesticide free fruits and veggies and cut junk or processed food. But most importantly, as long as you're doing cardio and weight exercises 3-4 times a week and and a 30 minute casual walk in the park daily, nothing can harm you.
    Just keep your frickin body moving and blood pumping to your brain.
    I see people everywhere in the village whol live till their 90s and still work as if they're in their 50s.
    As my dad would say 'Keep your Frickin body Moving'.

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