It turns out to salt or not is a tricky question. Even though it’s generally accepted that a no salt or low salt diet is best for optimum health, there is a small percentage of the population who suffer from a critical sodium deficiency called Hyponatremia. Without treatment this condition is not only miserable, it can be fatal.
Athletes performing extreme sports need to keep their electrolytes up and most know how to manage excessive sweating. My daughter once ended up in the hospital due to improper hydration after a long Hot Yoga session.
Many people are careful to reduce or eliminate sodium for health reasons, but what I want to share here is how easy it is to overlook chronically low sodium levels. The majority are elderly.
How are we protecting our seniors? It is sometimes difficult for them to advocate for themselves, and some have no family or friends to care for them, to notice declining mental and physical health. Are advancing confusion, fatigue, and feelings of being unwell explained by onset of dementia or simply “just being old”?