Dr. Kevin Reese, Hilde Larsen. The Natural Hygienic Society

Do you crave salt? Sodium that is found in fruits and vegetables like celery, tomatoes and cucumbers.

The number one food component that brings forth food addiction is salt. "Food" in modern times is the most addictive, powerful drug mankind faces. If salt didn't exist, what would you eat? Would rice and beans be delicious? How about soup? What about cheese? Bread?

You would be pretty disappointed with no salt. But, the food corporations love it because salt is as addictive as cocaine.

Upon ingestion of a given substance, the body either uses it as nutrition or rejects it as poison. The body recognizes salt as poison and takes action by diluting bodily fluids so that the salt occurs in less damaging, less irritating, less caustic concentrations.

One ounce of ingested salt holds 3 quarts of water (6 pounds of excess bodily fluids) in suspension. It is extremely dehydrating and toxic to the body.
Sprinkle salt into an open wound and you will experience how the body itself reacts internally when salt is taken in food. The only difference is that the nerve endings are less exposed in the digestive tract and less numerous, so the burning sensation is only vaguely experienced.

When the body takes in huge amounts of salt as is typical in the salty, standard American diet, the sodium accumulates in the interstitial fluid (that surrounds the cells) creating a disruption in the fluid balance. There is more pressure in the interstitial fluid holding the salt than normal.

Extracellular fluid denotes all body fluid outside the cells of any multicellular organism. Total body water in healthy adults is about 60% of total body weight; women and the obese have a lower percentage than lean men. About two-thirds of this is intracellular fluid within cells, and one-third is the extracellular fluid.

The body is self-regulating and always working to maintain balance.  So, the surrounding capillaries and cells release water to dilute the salty (intracellular) fluid inside the cells.  The spaces around the cells then swell while the cells and capillaries dehydrate and constrict.

This dehydration results in extreme stress to the cells and capillary tissues, which PREMATURELY AGES them.

As the (interstitial) spaces around the cells and the blood volume of the capillaries, as well as the capillary tissues themselves dehydrate in order to dilute the intracellular fluid (inside the cells) the salt eater experiences an overpowering sense of thirst.

As you satisfy this thirst by drinking large amounts of water, your body shifts to a pathological mode of functioning. First, interstitial fluid volume increases, then blood volume increases and cellular volume increases.

Your estimated 100 trillion bodily cells and the spaces between them ultimately swell. This means that your heart is forced to exert more force to pump the blood. The CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM ages prematurely, along with every cell in the body.

A healthy body would respond to salt eating with vomiting and/or diarrhea to get rid of it immediately. In an unhealthy, enervated body, there is not sufficient nerve energy to eliminate the salt.

The weakened body retains the salt and defends against this irritant by accumulating excess quantities of water to dilute the retained sodium. This puts additional fluid pressure on the delicate tissues of the human body.

The adrenal glands are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol. They are found above the kidneys. Each gland has an outer cortex that produces steroid hormones and an inner medulla.

The adrenal glands are your mineral utilization glands. When the adrenal cortex (where steroid production takes place in the adrenals) is compromised, this often results in decreased output of mineralocorticoid steroids and thereby loss of sufficient sodium (among other minerals) utilization, leading to salt cravings.
As people respond to these cravings by increasing their salt intake, they can feel much better and falsely believe that the salt is strengthening or rebuilding their adrenals, when in reality the salt is only serving as a form of temporary stimulation.

One can strengthen the adrenals through diet, necessary lifestyle changes, therapeutic practices, and other tools which include herbs and/or glandulars.  Once adrenal performance is increased, salt cravings will subside.

Salt is very, very dehydrating, an adrenal stimulant, toxin, and inorganic mineral. Go without it for a few months and then ingest and watch how you get bloated and feel toxic.

Get your mineral salts including sodium from the plants. Celery is a great source. You can also use kelp and other seaweeds for a salty taste. They have organic salts, the ones your body can actually use.

It is natural sodium we need, not salt, and we should get it from fruits and vegetables. No isolates.

COMMENT. Observation: people commonly crave sweets. By satisfying the craving by eating fruit, you stop craving salt.

What about the sugar?

Tonijean Kulpinski, Board Certified Naturopathic Practitioner, Certified Holistic Health expert, member of The America Association of Drugless Practitioners and multiple bestselling author.

If you want to get well and stay well, please take my advice. All carbohydrates are NOT the same, removing the processed “carbs” is WISE because they don’t exist in nature and are not recognized by the body but you NEED carbohydrates in the right form.

What is a carbohydrate?

Carbo means FIBER and Hydrate means WATER ! If you’re keto you’re going to dehydrate! Keto-acidosis can kill you!

EAT MORE FRUIT! Yes even if you’re diabetic. READ ON.
The body heals on glucose.
The body runs on glucose.
The brain is glucose & NEEDS glucose in order to function!
This form of glucose is not the same as sugar from the sugar bowl.
Get your mind out of the box.

Fruit is the medicinal glucose fuel the body runs on. This form of sugar is called polysaccharides. Fruit contains fiber which slows down the glycemic delivery because you must digest it!

Fruit is the only food that contains the highest amounts of biotics, the most critical form of life force on planet earth. If you’re eating better but still not eating enough fruit because you’re in fear of the “SUGAR” then know this.

Fruit sugars known as polysaccharides are processed MUCH differently from the body than processed sugar from the sugar bowl. The infinite wisdom of the body knows the difference. When you DON’T eat enough fruit then your body will NOT absorb the nutrients in your other food efficiently.

WHY? Because you need the biotics in FRUIT in order to absorb, assimilate, metabolize and utilize them properly otherwise you won't heal optimally & fully! Your brain is the most overworked organ in the body because it controls everything similar to the engine in a car, this is why you need to eat more fruit so your brain can convert glucose into glycogen otherwise you’re gonna have brain fog, memory issues, low energy, irregular sleep, and so much more. You certainly wouldn’t drive your car around without putting fuel in the engine, think about that!