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I grew up with no salt on anything. Dad was 47 when I was born and already on a low-sodium diet when I knew what was going on.

When I was dating my now wife I would have to drink a gallon of water after a meal at her folks house. All I tasted was salt.

We use very little now (42 years later). If I feel the need I use Frank's Hot Sauce on most things . . . except potatoes. Still get plenty enough in processed foods. The body needs some to function.
 

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I recently had a kidney stone, I will be 40 in October. I am pretty sure it was caused by the gallon of sweet tea I was drinking a day, for three months, this summer in SW Florida. I went to the E.R. and was given a CT scan and blood and urine labwork.

In addition to the stone, I had a bad U.T.I. AND hydronephrosis (a swelling of the kidney and ureter, caused by pressure from the inabillity to pass water)

Well, I went on antibiotics and before my scheduled ultrasound, I passed it. My ultrasound showed no more swelling or blockages.

I have sworn off that tea, I now stick to the beer ;)
 

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I grew up with a lot of salt on everything. Then in the early eighties I got caught up in the lower the salt thing. It didn’t take long before I found I had lost my taste for it. There are few things I add salt to now. After eight mile slow jog today my B/p was 116/ 72, and my kidney function is very good. Salts not a problem for me. Weight... that’s another story.
BOY, HAVE I GOT A WEIGHT LOSS DIET FOR YOU.BUT YOU LOSE YOUR KIDNEYS.
ACTUALLYLIMIT YOUR WATER INTAK OR ANY LIQUIDS AND MINIMIZE SUGAR.
YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED IN A GOOD WAY.

DR. DUTCH
 

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I grew up with no salt on anything. Dad was 47 when I was born and already on a low-sodium diet when I knew what was going on.

When I was dating my now wife I would have to drink a gallon of water after a meal at her folks house. All I tasted was salt.

We use very little now (42 years later). If I feel the need I use Frank's Hot Sauce on most things . . . except potatoes. Still get plenty enough in processed foods. The body needs some to function.
ROMAN SOLDIERS WERE OFTEN PAID WITH SMALL BAGS OF SALT. HENCE THE WORD SALARY. WITH THAT THEY COULD GET JUST ABOUT ANYTHING. LIKE HERSHEY BARS INBERLIN IN 1945-6.

DUTCH
 

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There's a terrific book by Mark Kurlansky called: "Salt:A World History". For what may seem a dry subject (N'yuk, N'yuk) it goes into the fascinating history of salt. Survivalists should be stockpiling salt rather than ammunition. It was vital as a preservative before refrigeration.
 

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There's a terrific book by Mark Kurlansky called: "Salt:A World History". For what may seem a dry subject (N'yuk, N'yuk) it goes into the fascinating history of salt. Survivalists should be stockpiling salt rather than ammunition. It was vital as a preservative before refrigeration.
One shudders to think of the salt intake, of a pioneer.
 

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"One shudders to think of the salt intake, of a pioneer".

Ya but if I could bring back one farmer from 1895 I'd put him up against about anyone in 2020. Them boys fed a nation with a mule, I bet in the super bowl if a farmer from "the day" got a hold of the best of the best they wouldn't be dragging 4-5 guys 5-10 yds further down the field LOL.

Grandpa told me from a very young age to give up salt "now" so I wouldn't miss it when I was older. He was a farmer and he used to salt sure all his meat.

I too grab a bottle of hot sauce for salt on my food.
 

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There's a terrific book by Mark Kurlansky called: "Salt:A World History". For what may seem a dry subject (N'yuk, N'yuk) it goes into the fascinating history of salt. Survivalists should be stockpiling salt rather than ammunition. It was vital as a preservative before refrigeration.
Fantastic book (I certainly didn't expect it to be, but read it on a recommendation), from which I drew the same conclusion. Cheapest suitable salt that I've found is the loose bagged from a farm supply store (roughly $0.20/lb). I keep a lot of that around for salting hides anyway.
 

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Grandpa told me from a very young age to give up salt "now" so I wouldn't miss it when I was older. He was a farmer and he used to salt sure all his meat.
Interesting fact I came across... only about 1/3 of us have the gene that gives us high blood pressure from excessive salt intake. The other two thirds can basically eat all they want with no ill effect. Considering my salt intake and blood pressure readings, I appear to be one of the lucky ones.
 

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My BP is pretty normal if I don't use any salt. I gave it up years ago and feel better.
 

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My BP is way high unless I walk and if I walk being fat don't mater. Skinny and no walk it skyrockets. :confused:

I'd do anything to lose weight but please.....don't ask me to diet or exercise:eek:.
 

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