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All right now pass the salt -- let's not get crazy.
A new study from a highly respected group of experts finds current guidelines and daily -- consumption may actually be.
Too low so how much is too much which we make of this taxis medical eighteen -- doctor Marc Siegel is with -- and actress -- on this team we all like.
We like -- -- to this or think -- attention will we saw that this commission and this group that was commissioned by the institute of medicine said meet the guidelines are not giving -- enough -- every -- what do you make of it.
Let me set the scene here first of all the institute of medicine is a very revered institution and -- they have the Centers for Disease Control behind them on this.
But on the other side is the American Heart Association Hussein.
Don't agree one point five milligrams of salt the day is -- is all you need.
They're saying stick to stick to the same guidelines as before so they're really disagree but what I want to say is this.
I'm worried that viewers out there are gonna say oh.
No problem go back to the processed foods okay I can -- -- all I want when Americans.
Already have too much salt.
That seems to be the difference right isn't it doctor that would -- would -- a lot of processed foods that have less sodium.
And sometimes and he -- and they might this in my keep you from reaching for the soft but that doesn't mean that you don't have salt -- your feet already.
Especially processed food and I don't think people out there are looking to see how many milligrams they're getting assault you walk around the -- and I don't and none of my patients do it all of my patients -- all of them.
Have too much salt in their -- and I don't have a single one that I'm worried about now.
We have certain groups that we specifically want low salt.
If you have heart failure is one.
If you already have high blood pressure we try to lower your soul to take.
Understand that salt works in a very positive way in the body we we like to say -- Madison.
-- follow assault in other words -- salt that -- watering your veins it's what keeps flooding event in -- of the normally functioning kidney.
You can get rid of the -- -- but not everybody has a normally function kidney and over the years of excess salt intake studies have shown.
That he can increase your risk for high blood pressure heart disease.
01 of the things that that the commission went out is that some of us actually get -- -- -- And that -- -- the guidelines don't actually address that what about that part of it.
Well I -- their right to point it out as long as people don't get the wrong conclusion -- in fact.
The kind of levels of salt they're talking about less than 2000 milligrams and the lower one's 15100 milligrams down in that range.
Down an average of anyone actually gets down there I don't know where where they'd be -- may be let -- only but if you actually get to that range.
You could risk high triglycerides you could wrist problems with your nervous system sympathetic nervous system.
You can have a problem with the use of insulin in your body and ultimately you could get heart disease from two low salt so yes it's a worthy discussion.
But I'm worried at the conclusion.
I think if since most Americans we average.
Over 3000 milligrams a day -- we average too much all -- -- more than double what what is ardidi guidelines have big picture is flat.
Big picture as Americans have too much salt Americans need less so we don't need an excuse like this coming out.
None of us are actually there with -- but we're measuring tape on this all of us have to cut down processed foods eat more vegetables -- -- -- -- try and diet.
Might I say this offense -- has -- that nothing has changed nothing.
There's kick off it very much -- you you wrote the entire team today and you said.
Maybe some potato chips now let's show I want chips at the post -- if we can meet some salt that's in charge no matter where doctors you can have the salt free.
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