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  • The Salt Fix

  • Why the Experts Got It All Wrong and How Eating More Might Save Your Life
  • By: Dr James DiNicolantonio
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Summary

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 recalibrating your innate salt thermostat so that you can simply listen to your cravings to achieve your ideal salt intake. 

©2017 James DiNicolantonio (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"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, best-selling author of Grain Brain and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan)

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Super take on the Salt theory.

I always thought there was more to the story of salt. Great explanation and an easy listen.

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  • 30-06-21

Must read

I am very thankful that I found the audio version of this book. It is very good and clear narration. We all need to hear this info, the fear of having too much salt is so much engrained. I was still skeptical if it is really true that salt craving is always physiological, because I found myself being able to lick salt all they long. Yet now I see that it started to reduce, after leaving free room for salt cravings, now I do not crave it only seldom. My 80 years old mom also, started to consume Quinton plasma (sea water) and in the beginning she said she is addicted, she can take 50-60ml a day. After some month the craving went away, and now she takes max 1 ampulle a day (10ml). So it seems, the salt thermostat works.

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  • 06-04-22

Good information, not so good for an audiobook.

Very good information about the history of salt research and cause/effects in the diet, specially in the first chapters. In the final chapters there is a lot of information in table format which is pretty bad to listen to.