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If you have cravings for salty foods especially at night, this video is for you, where Dr. Berg answers the main reason behind this craving condition. When you are deficient in something, the body will cause the cravings to a certain specific thing that resembles that mineral or nutrients. Salt is sodium chloride, salt cravings mean you’re deficient in sodium.
The body has a hormone called Aldosterone that has one vital purpose which is to retain and hold sodium. Without sodium, the nerves could not conduct nerve impulses, the muscles can’t contract, the fluids would not be in balance and the body could not be able to transport calcium and other nutrients as well.
• Hold onto sodium
• Stimulated by low salt diet – 3x more aldosterone
• Medication blocks aldosterone
• Older people don’t have the amount of aldosterone to hold the sodium
The side effects of not having enough sodium are way worse than having too much sodium.
Conditions that Causes Sodium Deficiency
• Salt-free diet
• Excess Water (Gallons of Water intake)
• Ketogenic Diet – from doing the high carb diet where you are retaining a lot of fluid and holding more salt then when you do keto it gets rid of the excess fluid that could also remove the excess minerals. So you need to put it back in.
• Exercise – produces sweat where you can also lose sodium.
• Adrenal Fatigue
1. Consume between 1 – 1.5tsp. of Sea Salt per day
2. Adjust based on cravings
3. High potassium foods – (4700mg) by increasing 7 to 10 cups of vegetables
4. Show your doctor the studies
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.