'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, bestselling author of Grain Brain and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan
A leading cardiovascular research scientist upends the low-salt myth, proving that salt may be one solution to - rather than a cause of - the chronic disease crisis.
We've all heard the recommendation: no more than a teaspoon of salt a day for a healthy heart. But there's one big problem with this: the majority of us don't need to watch our salt. For most, salt protects against a host of aliments, including internal starvation, insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease - not to mention, it tastes great. Dr DiNicolantonio reveals the eye-opening story, a never-been-told, century-spanning drama of competing egos and interests, of how salt became unfairly demonised. (The real culprit? Another white crystal - sugar).
Sure to change the conversation about this historically treasured substance, The Salt Fix
elegantly weaves research into a fascinating new understanding of salt's essential role in your health and what happens when you aren't getting enough.
Dr DiNicolantonio shows how eating the right amount of this essential mineral will help you beat sugar cravings, achieve weight loss, improve athletic performance, increase fertility and thrive with a healthy heart. Finally, he offers a transformative six-step programme for re-calibrating your innate salt thermostat so that you can simply listen to your cravings to achieve your ideal salt intake.
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).
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 * 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 taste buds 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 *
This superb book busts many misconceptions around salt consumption. It's a must read. -- Dr Aseem Malhotra, Consultant Cardiologist and adviser to the UK's National Obesity Forum
"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 programme 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 *