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Adrenal Fatigue & Low Salt Diets?

Adrenal Fatigue & Low Salt Diets?

by Jen Springer


Calling all salt fiends!

Read an article recently on Medicine Net that advocates a low sodium diet. True, a low WHITE SALT diet is a good idea because it’s de-mineralized junk, i.e. an anti-nutrient. But because we’ve been blasted with info that sodium raises blood pressure – everyone is avoiding it unnecessarily.

It has been shown that only 3% of people with high blood pressure actually have an increase in blood pressure when high sodium is consumed (quote from Dr. Janet Lang).

Our bodies need good sodium to function. It is an essential nutrient that so many of us are low in because salt has been labeled as ‘the devil’. When you crave salt, you need it! It’s a true deficiency craving vs. when we crave chocolate chip cookies or junk food.

I love salt and use a lot of it. However, I choose very healthy salt.

My favorite it Redmond Real Salt. I love it for it’s mild, sweet taste. It’s available at many grocery stores. Also, unprocessed sea salt is another good choice. If it’s white sea salt, “Just say no!”. The color in the salt is from the health giving minerals.

There are many foods that are naturally high in sodium – celery, strawberries, zucchini, etc. The perfect one is celery, because it’s high in potassium too. When we “BLOAT” from sodium, it may we’re low in potassium.

What does this have to do with anxiety therapy?

Sodium is an essential nutrient for stress handling centers in the body – our adrenals. The stronger those centers are, the less anxious we feel. It is also vital for every organ to function properly as well as the nerves sending electrical communication.

Salt acts as a diuretic for adrenal fatigued folks! (John Tintera, M.D.)

Use Real Salt or unprocessed sea salt and season away without feeling guilty. I love a pinch in my morning smoothie, makes it taste great and my adrenals are happy.


Adrenal fatigue impacts our brain function, sodium can really be a part of your anxiety therapy!


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Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  She has a track record of  helping people have the “A-HA” moment they need in order to start rebuilding vibrant health which is their birth right. With her guidance, people quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years


3 Responses to “Adrenal Fatigue & Low Salt Diets?”

  1. Cynthia says:

    Great information! Another great salt is Si Salt from Mexico, found in stores that carry macrobiotic products.

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  3. susan says:

    Interesting post – I have to admit I’ve been avoiding salt. I did increase my consumption of sea vegetables. I’ve been relying on Marcelle Pick’s most recent book – Are You Tired and Wired?” – for a lot of my recipes and meal ideas. I highly recommend it!

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