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We all know the dangers of sugar and salt- but the danger attributed to the second white crystal has more to do with getting too little of it, not too much. Aaleading cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy overturns conventional thinking about salt and explores instead the little-understood importance of it, the health dangers of having too little, and how salt can actually help you improve sports performance, crush sugar cravings, and stave off common chronic illnesses. aaaToo little salt in the diet can shift the body into semi-starvation mode and cause insulin resistance, and may even cause you to absorb twice as much fat for every gram you consume. Too little salt in certain populations can actually increase blood pressure, as well as resting heart rate. We need salt in order to hydrate and nourish our cells, transmit nerve signals, contract our muscles, ensure proper digestion and breathing, and maintain proper heart function. The Salt Fix will show how we wrongly demonized this essential micronutrient as well as explainawhat the current science really says about this misunderstood mineral and how to maximize its effect so you can enjoy ideal health and longevity.
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About the Author

JAMES J. DINICOLANTONIO, PHARM.D. is a cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. A well-respected and internationally known scientist, and expert on health and nutrition, he has contributed extensively to health policy and has even testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars. He serves as the Associate Editor of British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Open Heart, a journal published in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society. He is the author or coauthor of approximately 200 publications in the medical literature. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of several other medical journals, including Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases and International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology (IJCPT).

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"The truth about what salt is really doing to your body." -The Telegraph "James DiNicolantonio shakes up a nutritional hornet's nest with his new book... [A] smart and interesting account of [the ferocious scientific debate]." -Michael Bader, author of More than Bread and Butter, for Alternet.org "DiNicolantonio's premise completely overturns the conventional wisdom about salt consumption." - Take Care Broadcast, wrvo.org "Thought-provoking, evidenced-based information for anyone interested in improving their health." -Library Journal "Why we should embrace the salt shaker, not shun it." -Canadian National Post "Dr. DiNicolantonio takes us away from hype and hyperbole to a place of rationality as it relates to salt. This extensively researched text lets us finally erase the guilt all of us felt when catering to our desire for this important mineral." --David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan "In his new book The Salt Fix, Dr. James DiNicolantonio shatters the age-old myth that salt is a cause of heart disease. He also makes excellent recommendations for a heart-healthy diet that your tastebuds will really enjoy! If you want to learn how to make food taste great again, discover tips to improve your heart health, and be enlightened about the truth about salt, you've got to check out this book!" --Dr. Josh Axe, author of Eat Dirt, founder of DrAxe.com "For decades, doctors and mainstream medicine have recommended that you lower your salt intake, but in this well-researched and surprising book, Dr. DiNicolantonio explains why this seemingly well-informed advice is, in fact, wrong. The Salt Fix provides the advice and the program you need to add back the salt and in the process improve your health and your waistline." -Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat "The medical profession has done a disservice to millions of people by misleading them into thinking they need to avoid salt in their diets. Our blood is salty; our tissue fluids are salty; we need salt to thrive. In The Salt Fix, Dr. DiNicolantonio charts the ill-begotten thinking that got us to this sorry state of almost universal salt avoidance, and imparts invaluable scientifically-sound advice for adding this healthful substance back into your diet. Dr. DiNicolantonio's book will help you improve your health by actually adding salt back into your favorite foods." -Michael R. Eades, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Protein Power "This superb book busts many misconceptions around salt consumption. It's a must read." -Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Consultant Cardiologist and advisor to UK's National Obesity Forum "James DiNicolantonio shakes up a nutritional hornet's nest with his new book... [A] smart and interesting account of [the ferocious scientific debate]." -Michael Bader, author of More than Bread and Butter, for Alternet.org "DiNicolantonio's premise completely overturns the conventional wisdom about salt consumption." - Take Care Broadcast, wrvo.org "Thought-provoking, evidenced-based information for anyone interested in improving their health." -Library Journal "Dr. DiNicolantonio takes us away from hype and hyperbole to a place of rationality as it relates to salt. This extensively researched text lets us finally erase the guilt all of us felt when catering to our desire for this important mineral." --David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan "In his new book The Salt Fix, Dr. James DiNicolantonio shatters the age-old myth that salt is a cause of heart disease. He also makes excellent recommendations for a heart-healthy diet that your tastebuds will really enjoy! If you want to learn how to make food taste great again, discover tips to improve your heart health, and be enlightened about the truth about salt, you've got to check out this book!" --Dr. Josh Axe, author of Eat Dirt, founder of DrAxe.com "For decades, doctors and mainstream medicine have recommended that you lower your salt intake, but in this well-researched and surprising book, Dr. DiNicolantonio explains why this seemingly well-informed advice is, in fact, wrong. The Salt Fix provides the advice and the program you need to add back the salt and in the process improve your health and your waistline." -Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat "The medical profession has done a disservice to millions of people by misleading them into thinking they need to avoid salt in their diets. Our blood is salty; our tissue fluids are salty; we need salt to thrive. In The Salt Fix, Dr. DiNicolantonio charts the ill-begotten thinking that got us to this sorry state of almost universal salt avoidance, and imparts invaluable scientifically-sound advice for adding this healthful substance back into your diet. Dr. DiNicolantonio's book will help you improve your health by actually adding salt back into your favorite foods." -Michael R. Eades, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Protein Power "This superb book busts many misconceptions around salt consumption. It's a must read." -Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Consultant Cardiologist and advisor to UK's National Obesity Forum "Thought-provoking, evidenced-based information for anyone interested in improving their health." -Library Journal "Dr. DiNicolantonio takes us away from hype and hyperbole to a place of rationality as it relates to salt. This extensively researched text lets us finally erase the guilt all of us felt when catering to our desire for this important mineral." --David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan "In his new book The Salt Fix, Dr. James DiNicolantonio shatters the age-old myth that salt is a cause of heart disease. He also makes excellent recommendations for a heart-healthy diet that your tastebuds will really enjoy! If you want to learn how to make food taste great again, discover tips to improve your heart health, and be enlightened about the truth about salt, you've got to check out this book!" --Dr. Josh Axe, author of Eat Dirt, founder of DrAxe.com "For decades, doctors and mainstream medicine have recommended that you lower your salt intake, but in this well-researched and surprising book, Dr. DiNicolantonio explains why this seemingly well-informed advice is, in fact, wrong. The Salt Fix provides the advice and the program you need to add back the salt and in the process improve your health and your waistline." -Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat "The medical profession has done a disservice to millions of people by misleading them into thinking they need to avoid salt in their diets. Our blood is salty; our tissue fluids are salty; we need salt to thrive. In The Salt Fix, Dr. DiNicolantonio charts the ill-begotten thinking that got us to this sorry state of almost universal salt avoidance, and imparts invaluable scientifically-sound advice for adding this healthful substance back into your diet. Dr. DiNicolantonio's book will help you improve your health by actually adding salt back into your favorite foods." -Michael R. Eades, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Protein Power "This superb book busts many misconceptions around salt consumption. It's a must read." -Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Consultant Cardiologist and advisor to UK's National Obesity Forum "Dr. DiNicolantonio takes us away from hype and hyperbole to a place of rationality as it relates to salt. This extensively researched text lets us finally erase the guilt all of us felt when catering to our desire for this important mineral." --David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan "In his new book The Salt Fix, Dr. James DiNicolantonio shatters the age-old myth that salt is a cause of heart disease. He also makes excellent recommendations for a heart-healthy diet that your tastebuds will really enjoy! If you want to learn how to make food taste great again, discover tips to improve your heart health, and be enlightened about the truth about salt, you've got to check out this book!" --Dr. Josh Axe, author of Eat Dirt, founder of DrAxe.com "For decades, doctors and mainstream medicine have recommended that you lower your salt intake, but in this well-researched and surprising book, Dr. DiNicolantonio explains why this seemingly well-informed advice is, in fact, wrong. The Salt Fix provides the advice and the program you need to add back the salt and in the process improve your health and your waistline." -Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat "The medical profession has done a disservice to millions of people by misleading them into thinking they need to avoid salt in their diets. Our blood is salty; our tissue fluids are salty; we need salt to thrive. In The Salt Fix, Dr. DiNicolantonio charts the ill-begotten thinking that got us to this sorry state of almost universal salt avoidance, and imparts invaluable scientifically-sound advice for adding this healthful substance back into your diet. Dr. DiNicolantonio's book will help you improve your health by actually adding salt back into your favorite foods." -Michael R. Eades, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Protein Power "This superb book busts many misconceptions around salt consumption. It's a must read." -Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Consultant Cardiologist and advisor to UK's National Obesity Forum

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