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It Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease After All

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

For as long as I can remember, conventional doctors and their willing accomplices in the media have told the public to avoid salt because it caused high blood pressure and other heart disease.  Recent studies are now showing no such link — one more bandwagon it’s time to jump off of.

NEW STUDIES

Here are the studies:

  • Meta-analysis of 6250 subjects found no evidence that lowering salt intake reduced heart attacks, stroke, or death.  (American Journal of Hypertension, August 2011; 24(8)’ 843-53)
  • A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last year actually found that lowering salt intake increased incidence of heart disease.  (JAMA,2011: 305(17); 1777-1785)
  • 1988 study found no relationship between sodium intake and hypertension.  Those eating the most salt had lower blood pressure than those eating the least salt. (“It’s Time to End the War on Salt,” Scientific American, July 8, 2011)

More details on these studies are found at:  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/05/end-war-on-salt.aspx?e_cid=20120305_DNL_art_1

GOOD SALT AND BAD SALT

Having briefly noted the above fallacies, let me hasten to add that you absolutely should not use regular table salt. Why?  Because it is a refined, unnatural product that is basically toxic to your body.  Over 90% of the sodium chloride produced in the U. S. is used for industrial purposes as a chemical reagent, with only a small percentage sold for “food.”  For its industrial purpose everything except sodium and chloride must be removed, but your body needs a whole lot more than those two minerals.

For many years now I have exclusively recommend a product imported from the Brittany Coast of France called Celtic Sea Salt (pronounced KEL-tick, not SELL-tick).  This salt is harvested from special pristine reserves where it is air and sun dried to retain all 84 minerals naturally found in ocean water, interestingly in about the same concentration as your blood serum or amniotic fluid.  It not only doesn’t harm you, but actually promotes better health by providing the minerals in this ideal concentration.  It’s especially useful for sinus problems, digestive issues, and many other problems.  It also tastes better than refined table salt.

AVOID “SEA SALT”

Beware!  This is not the same thing as the so-called “sea salt” you see at your grocery or even most health food stores.  The term “sea salt” simply means it was derived from ocean water rather than an inland lake or salt mine.  Regular sea salt is still highly processed and refined making it 97% or more sodium chloride.  If your “sea salt” looks just like regular table salt — pure, white, fine granules — you know it’s highly refined and processed.  Natural air and sun dried salt is gray.

Two links I would recommend (copy and paste onto your browser):

1. My Better Health Update on “Celtic Sea Salt” — http://www.pacifichealthcenter.com/blog/?page_id=109

2. The Celtic Sea Salt products at our Online Store — http://www.pacifichealthcenter.com/shop/product-list.php?pg1-cid56.html

You will love this product!

–Monte Kline, Clinical Nutritionist

Avoiding Illness This Winter

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Fall is here and winter is almost upon us.  This is the time of the year when you really find out how effective your current health-building program is.  I stumbled onto a concept a few years ago that has enabled me, and many of our Pacific Health Center clients, to avoid getting colds or flu.

It all started when I read someplace that the amino acid, L-Lysine, was helpful for preventing tooth decay.  Since one of the side-effects of the corticosteroid drugs I have to take for Addison’s Disease has been tooth decay, I tried it out.  Though it didn’t help with that problem, I noticed that I was no longer getting colds in the winter (I don’t get flu anyway — at least not since college).  As I researched this further, I ran across the work of the late Linus Pauling, Ph.D. and Matthias Rath, MD on the role of l-lysine, l-proline and vitamin C in preventing infections.

Though about everybody knows about vitamin C’s role in this regard, the lysine and proline connection was something new to me.  All three of these nutrients strengthen the body’s connective tissue.  In order to get a bacterial, viral or fungal infection the connective tissue must become weakened and penetrable.  But if the connective tissue remains strong, it provides a barrier to these common infections. I personally use a product combining all three of these nutrients called Collagen Forte (available from Pacific Health Center at http://www.pacifichealthcenter.com/shop/pid-370-info.html).

A few years ago I also found out about an amazing product called Celtic Sea Salt, written about in Better Health Update #56 (http://www.pacifichealthcenter.com/blog/56-celtic-sea-salt/) and now available from Pacific Health Center (order at http://www.pacifichealthcenter.com/shop/cid-56-1-info.html).   I learned that at the first sign of a possible cold to take 1 tsp. of Celtic Salt in a cup of hot water and drink, particularly at bedtime.  Many times I’ve had the symptoms gone when I woke up the next morning.  This product can also be used for Nasal Flushing, as discussed in Better Health Update #62 (http://www.pacifichealthcenter.com/blog/62-nasal-flushing/).  These approaches are also helpful if you already have a cold or the flu.

Speaking of flu, for several years Pacific Health Center has recommended homeopathic flu prevention as an alternative to unsafe, ineffective flu shots.  The product we currently use is Flu Nosode (available at http://www.pacifichealthcenter.com/shop/pid-875-Flu_Nosode.html).  For flu prevention it’s just taken once/week generally from October through April.  Though I can’t guarantee that you won’t get the flu by using this product, after several years of using this I only recall one client who did.  I would add that conventional medicine won’t guarantee that you won’t get the flu when you’ve had the flu shot.  In fact, 20 or 30 percent of the people who do get the flu did have a flu shot!  What can I say?  It’s a huge con in my opinion.

Would love to hear your comments and experience with these products (or others) for cold and flu prevention.

Monte Kline, Clinical Nutritionist



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