What type of salt would you be using? Since sodium generally presents itsel as a salt of something. Last time I checked, sodium had to be oxydized with something as I imagine you don’t have metallic sodium lying around the house.
Moreover, I am trying to figure out what difference it would make considering physiologically sodium is largely always free in physiologic liquids and is a water retaining agent through with the kidneys act to ensure proper water and sodium balance.
One of the reasons glucocorticosteroids can induce ‘‘water retention’’ is that they activate to a small extant the same receptors that mineralocorticosteroids do therefore increasing sodium and water retention and increasing potassium loss. This will occure if the corticosteroid effect ‘‘overpower’’ the mineralocorticosteroid escape phenomenon (drop in mineralocorticosteroid to prevent excess retention). Low doses of cortisone tend to have minimal to no effect of fluid retention as a number of negative feedback mechanism are activated to counterbalance the increase in cortisone.
Anyway, generally speaking, salt and sodium containing products consumption should be limited as water retention is increased mildly with a high sodium diet.
Sea Salt is pure Na. It does not need to consumed as a salt.
And you have it backwards, a lack of Na in the diet causes an increase in water retention. You even said it yourself, “that they activate to a small extant the same receptors that mineralocorticosteroids do therefore increasing sodium and water”
Yes Na is present in the body as is water, but we still drink water don’t we.
Does she have hypertension? High blood pressure? Not all hypertension is treated with removing Na from the patient’s diet.
Try it yourself if you want, remove all Na from your diet, and you’ll turn into a water filled balloon.
I also have something from John Berardi and Na consumption pre-contest, and peri-contest where he agrees it is pointless to stop the ingestion of salt. [/quote]
Ok guys so are you suggesting that she still consumes sodium, only less?
So, if she does not add salt to her meals, would that be enough? Or does she have to watch food containing high sodium as well?