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Salt causes surprising reaction deep in the brain

Futurity
 2021-11-12

Cover picture for the articleNew research in rodents reveals surprising new information about the relationship between neuron activity and blood flow deep in the brain, as well as how consuming salt affects the brain. When neurons are activated, it typically produces a rapid increase of blood flow to the area. This relationship is...

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Bryon Roebuck
11-13

Life ...Stay away from manufactured salt , instead use only naturally accruing salts i.e., Sea salt , Himalayan pink salt & Celtic grey salt which are rich in minerals .Everything in moderation , over doing it or under doing are not conducive to optimal health . Salt is definitely essential for good biological function such as hydrochloric acid production ...Too much and too little can lead to severe health conditions .You might think this should mean you need to cut out salt completely, but salt is actually an important nutrient for the human body. Your body uses salt to balance fluids in the blood and maintain healthy blood pressure, and it is also essential for nerve and muscle function.

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mahvelous
11-13

Difference between table and fresh grind sea salt. Grinder salt isn’t as processed, yet Morton is iodized. The study should point out the difference, total disregard to two different types of sodium. Salt is essential btw.

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Christopher Kent
11-13

The effects of excess or depleted amounts of salt in ones diet are transient in that your body will regulate what's retained and strive to reach homeostasis. If you increased your salt intake by 300% daily and maintained that as your new normal, you would initially see a rose in BP and water retention among other issues. After several days, the sodium levels in your blood would normalize and your BP and water retention would follow suit. When doctors advise patients to limit salt intake for BP reasons alone, they are doing their patients a disservice and any subsequent rise in sodium intake to what we be an otherwise normal amount can have detrimental effects. Your body needs sodium for everything to function.

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