In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the big salt debate and the health risks from excessive salt consumption.
For decades, scientists have been battling over whether or not increased salt consumption contributes to death.
Studies support hidden salt in food kills millions of people around the world.
So why are efforts to restrict dietary salt being met with so much opposition?
One of the reasons might be that salt is big business for the processed food and meat industry.
It is also the main ingredient in a billion-dollar American industry.
Salt also has a financial impact on the medical profession and Big Pharma.
An estimated 40 million annual doctor visits are due to the number-one diagnosis, high blood pressure.
In populations that do not eat salt or only consume small amounts of sodium found in natural foods, one of the leading killer risk factors, hypertension, was almost non-existent.
Studies support people with severe hypertension who ate a diet low in sodium were able to see a positive reversal in their symptoms.
Your body needs only a little bit of salt every day for the sodium it contains and you can get that in the foods you eat without having to add salt.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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