Sunday, July 20, 2014
So I've been keeping my sodium down around 1500 for quite some time now - but lately I have noticed the need for an extra Zantac (ranitidine) for heartburn.
When all else failed, I tried using salt to settle my stomach - white cheddar rice cake and/or cheddar poppers (mini-rice cakes) and it helped.
Yesterday I had my snack of poppers and felt like my leg cramps lessened?!
Back to google, "symptoms of sodium deficiency" and guess what #1 is - you got it - muscle cramps! Followed by #2 - low blood pressure (maybe this is why I pass out when I give blood?!).
It seems "they" might now think that when we age we could actually need a bit more salt in our diets!
Remember, when you buy salt, buy Iodized - we need that trace amount of iodine and no longer get it in our processed foods (google it). This is the #1 reason for Thyroid problems today! Not enough iodine!!
Every day brings some new information, lol.
P.S. according to what I read, the reason most people don't have a sodium deficiency is due to processed foods.
however, we quit 97% processed foods due to food allergies - only rare occasions do we eat anything processed (like rice cakes-lol).
7/19 - 125.3
7/20 - 124.4
7/21 - 124.3
7/22 - 124.3
7/23 - 125.0
7/24 - 124.0 - OMG! WooHoo!!
7/26 - Reunion today! AARGH!!