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03-03-2009, 05:51 PM
I seem to be craving like tons of salt for the past few days. Has anyone else gone through a salt phase? I find myself salting my salads!
03-03-2009, 06:03 PM
i craved salt a few days ago when i wasn't eating much due to wisdom teeth extraction. i wanted salt so bad that i actually salted salty olives! at one point i had no appetite so i just put some on my hand and licked it off (is that bad?) lol! that craving is over now so no biggie! hope yours ends soon too! i ordered some pink mineral salt today so i'll actually be able to feel good about eating salt. :)
03-03-2009, 07:49 PM
my fiance is like that--he craves salts something awful and will often dip salt from the shaker. I replaced our table salt with pink sea salt so he's getting slightly better quality minerals at least. He's started eating tomatoes with herbamare, which really helps the cravings.
03-03-2009, 07:52 PM
I get it sometimes, usually in the afternoon. I've read celery is good for salt cravings. But I just add a sprinkle of salt (we manufacture it here w/ no chemicals) to my salad w/ lemon juice as a dressing when I get the craving.
03-03-2009, 08:04 PM
salt can be an addiction...I know, I'm battling one, lol.
03-04-2009, 12:57 AM
If I want salt, I eat salt. No biggie.
Sometimes I want lots, sometimes I wonder how I could ever want to put salt on top of flavoursome vegetables. Hehe...
03-04-2009, 08:15 AM
Thanks everyone. Yeah, I usually don't crave salt but this week I just can't get enough! I guess my body needs it :)
03-04-2009, 08:20 AM
I've done some reading and listening about this and came to my own conclusion. When I first started fasting (31 days ago btw), the first two days were rough. I mean like headache, ugh feeling rough. That's why I never could do a fast. I felt like horse crap. Well, the 2nd day I craved salt and had a pinch and immediately felt better! I "pinched" the Sun Fire salt (do a search for the thread on this) so I was getting good quality.
I also figure my body is 70% plus water and saline. What I was depleting I needed to replace. Simple equations if you ask me.
I'm not overdoing it, but like the above poster said, 'if I want salt I'll eat salt'.
End of story.
03-05-2009, 12:01 AM
Salt is bad stuff. Best to eliminate it, totally. Get your sodium from good food, not from a salt shaker. I eliminated all exogenous salt from my diet seven years ago because it was giving me chest pains. Since then, no chest pains. I did develop an iodine deficiency, but no problem. One piece of dulse every week gives me all the iodine I need. My sodium levels test normal, as do all my minerals.
Salt also dulls the taste buds and makes it harder to enjoy raw foods.
03-05-2009, 02:12 PM
Salt has gotten a bad rap because of over-consumption and its use in processed foods. Also, most table salt has all of the minerals except sodium processed out of it. Obviously, it is better to get salt from natural food sources like celery and sea greens. I don't think that using some salt is that bad. Keep in mind that animals will lick salt off of rocks etc. when they need it. My great uncle had a small farm where my mother would spend the summers. The dairy cows just grazed naturally. My mom used to tell me a story of when she was a kid she laid down on this smooth white rock and fell asleep. She woke up and the cow was licking here. When she told the story to her uncle, her uncle laughed, "you silly, you were laying on the salt lick". Obviously, old time farmers provided the salt so that the cows could supplement their diet when they needed to. My point is that animals in a natural environment will eat salt when their body tells them to, why shouldn't we?
Here is an interesting link about the subject http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_lick
03-05-2009, 03:15 PM
You might want to increase the celery in your diet. Celery is 23% sodium, the same as your bones. You might need the Natural sodium from food! :)
03-05-2009, 09:27 PM
Salt,I eat,in balance.Himilayan Pink....ummmmmm
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