Drew welcomes the author of The Salt Fix Dr. James DiNicolantonio to the podcast. Dr. James is a respected cardiovascular research scientist, Doctor of Pharmacy, the Associate Editor of the cardiology journal, Open Heart and has co-authored hundreds of medical research papers. His insights have been featured in the New York Times, Forbes and Men's Health and more.
Dr. James shares the truth about the amount of salt the human body needs and how it supports a healthy lifestyle.
[07:43] Where did the idea of 'salt is bad for you' come from?
[10:34] What happens to the body when we eat salt and when we don't get enough salt?
[14:25] What is the best kind of salt for the body?
[18:17] Salt intake lowers your heart rate and help you to stay cooler during workouts.
[27:38] In a normal American diet, 80% of the salt intake is from processed foods.
[31:12] In his book The Salt Fix, Dr. James details the 100-year history of the salt wars.
[33:09] How does salt affect sleep, sexual performance, and fertility?
[39:02] Does salt cause water retention?
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