Our oceans are increasingly polluted, so maybe it should be no surprise that researchers found microscopic plastic in 16 of 17 samples of sea salt from all around the world. While they claim the small amounts of plastic shouldn't affect human health, I'm not taking any chances. We POTS patients consume more salt than others,… Continue reading Sea salt contaminated with plastic
Salt vs. Sodium for POTS
It's important for POTS patients to know the difference between salt and sodium. It's easy to make this common mistake.
More Potassium for Salt Lovers
Here's some good news for folks who need to lower their blood pressure, but who love their salt: Increasing Potassium helps reduce your blood pressure as much as lowering sodium. Research from Harvard Medical School found that it's the ratio of sodium to potassium--rather than the absolute amount of sodium--that most determines your risk for… Continue reading More Potassium for Salt Lovers
Over-salting our families?
We POTSies who are able to cook may need to watch out for over-salting the food we serve to our loved ones, especially because our taste buds adapt, making it easy to forget how salty our meals might be. While a POTSy body may need extra salt, it can be a slow killer for others.… Continue reading Over-salting our families?