View Full Version : Salt Water, sodium, and your health
February 23rd, 2006, 07:03 AM
I understand that the recommended Daily Value for sodium intake is <2400g/day, should actually be even less at 500g/d, but food would be unpalatable I'm sure..
Anyway 1 tsp of salt is about 2400g and that's the max daily limit! Consuming two teaspoons each day is 2x that amount.
Is this ok for this much (sodium) intake because the elimation occurs so quickly that perhaps it's gone before any harm (ie higher blood pressure) can be done.
Note: I am relatively healthy and young and have no heart risk concerns, but as a future Nutritionist, this concerns me since some people stay on this cleanse for quite some time.
February 23rd, 2006, 07:04 AM
oops! It's 5am and I meant 2400mg/day. Please forgive the typo.
February 25th, 2006, 09:44 AM
As a future Nutritionist you better study these simple elementary processes.
The SWF never leaves the intestinal tube! It will NOT go through the kidneys. You don't pee it out but poo it out (if that is english for that matter, it's not my mothertongue)
That's why it is so important to make the exact solution.
The mineral content is supposed to be equal to that of the surrounding tissues so there can't be an osmotic exchange through the lining of the tube.
March 5th, 2006, 08:16 PM
bogy the yogi is right. in burrough's book, pg 21, he states:
The salt water has teh same specific gravity as the blood, hence the kidneys cannot pick up the water, and the blood cannot pick up the salt. This may be taken as often as needed for proper washing of the entire digestive system".
be careful though, because a few times i did not expel the swf and i felt it. i had to drink lots of water!
March 5th, 2006, 11:30 PM
Thanks for the input. I stand corrected.
March 6th, 2006, 12:17 AM
Laurenspeak, at the beginning of this topic your post states "..salt should be less than 500gd but food would be unpalatable I'm sure" Have you tried breaking the salt addiction and really getting used to the taste of food without it? The true taste of a lot (most foods) is actually blocked by the salt addiction, and the sugar addiction. A good example is chocolate. So many chocoholics, but most of them are in love with the sugar. Take away the chemicals of salt and sugar and surprise yourself at the incredible experience of foods you just might be missing. It might take awhile to readjust , or re educate your taste buds, but I think you'll be glad you did. Both for taste and health.
March 6th, 2006, 08:19 AM
Just a thought... you are using SEA salt .... correct????
March 6th, 2006, 10:34 AM
My gosh, I'm not addicted to salt. I was speaking for others who consume those typical restaurant foods without even tasting the saltiness I find myself so sensitive to. (shouldn't speak for others, sorry) I don't use a salt shaker and I eat alot of fruit and vegetables. In fact, while preparing for a 15 min presentation on ways to reduce sodium intake, I actually had to buy processed foods (ie canned and frozen entrees) just to demonstrate what are HIGH sodium foods. Isn't it appauling that South Beach Diet would create an entree that is "low in fat and kcal" but my gosh, this little meal is 1300mg of sodium...OUCH! But do most people see that, NO, they are looking at the label and the fact that there are hardly any kcals so they can lose wt.
I appologize if I mis-spoke (or mis-wrote). I love the taste of salads with lemon juice and hardly any olive oil. The fresh taste of vegetables are great! I was speaking mainly of my experience as a caterer food server where I noticed and have approached the chefs about the amounts of salt they add to the foods in cooking and just prior to serving (even to the salads!); and in fact, they told me that customers wouldn't like the food if they didn't add this salt. And from all my reading and research I've done I've found that Americans consume 2-3x the max daily intake... and from what this "general" public consumes (Micky Dees, multiple servings of "low sodium" snacks such as potato chips which add up, pizza, etc), I can see just why. Mind you, I do not eat these foods.
But thanks again, it is always helpful to have good advice to tell others.
March 7th, 2006, 11:55 AM
If you are indeed using a natural form of sea salt then you have no worries. Regular table salt is only made up of 2 elements : Sodium and Chloride. Natural sea salt , on the other hand, can contain over 70 elements, and in a natural balance very similiar to blood plasma.
Sodium is agressive in the body, and consuming very much table salt creates an imbalance in the body as a result. Natural sea salt is so balanced that it would be hard to consume so much that it effects you in a negative way. While table salt is something you should avoid, sea salt is something many people add to their diet as a mineral supplement.
In the salt water flush you aren't absorbing much of the solution anyhow, it is going straight thru you.
March 7th, 2006, 03:07 PM
Love Love Love the knowledge sharing on this board. ;D
Good job everyone! :)
January 5th, 2007, 04:47 AM
I am on day 4 and have not yet used the salt water flush, have heard nothing good about it except it cleans you out. I have been using Smooth Move both morning and night and it is working as I am going each morning. I'm thinking of trying the SWF now to clean out. My question is although I know sea salt is best can table salt be used without damaging my digestive tract. Any help is welcome. Thanks
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