Welcome to our video on the topic of salt and its potential role as a trigger for autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells and tissues in the body, leading to a range of chronic health conditions. Recently, there has been growing interest in the relationship between salt intake and autoimmune disease, with some suggesting that a high-salt diet may contribute to the development or worsening of these conditions. In this video, we will explore the scientific evidence around this topic and discuss the potential mechanisms by which salt could impact the immune system. We will also look at some of the common sources of salt in our diets and discuss strategies for reducing our overall intake.
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All right, so today we're going to talk about
salt. It was just suggested to me as a topic, And it's funny, I haven't really talked about this
much if at all. But yet there's 40 some triggers Now that we know of for autoimmune thyroid disease
and salt is one of them. I think it's the least Discussed of all of them, and yet I know even
my personal experience with not eating salt, And for those of you who may never have
seen me before, I have Hashimoto's, It was dramatic. Now it's not dramatic for
everybody. Everybody has different sensitivities Of those 42. Some people will have certain ones
that are really, really sensitive to and other People aren't as sensitive to and vice versa and
so on and so forth. But for me it was dramatic. So it's amazing I haven't talked about it.
So salt. Okay, what does salt have to do with Hashimoto's? So there's two different avenues with
salt. A lot of you are going to be familiar with The first one. No, maybe not,
I don't know. But another Huge trigger for autoimmune thyroid disease,
Hashimoto's, is iodine. So you shouldn't eat Table salt because table salt has iodine in it.
It was put in there literally. It's interesting, It was put in there to stop people from having
goiters. But this is not a third world country. People get enough iodine here when they
eat other things. I want to say Ethiopia, I really do think it was Ethiopia. They did a test
where people had goiters and a lack of iodine was Known as the number one cause for causes of
goiters. So they put iodine in the salt supply And the goiters started going down.
But here's the interesting part. Hashimoto's Exploded. So goiters went down and people started
getting Hashimoto's. So it was like okay, iodine's Not a good thing for Hashimoto's. In this country
we are not iodine deficient. There's no reason to Have iodine in our table salt. So table salt
is not a good thing. Iodine will increase your Thyroid peroxidase [inaudible 00:02:44] like
70, 75%. It's on par with eating gluten. For Those of you who may not know this, there's a side
benefit of looking at the salt presentation here. But salt in of itself is a trigger for autoimmune
thyroid disease. Now, when I'm talking about these Particular areas, they're not just things I've
seen in practice. They're not just things I've Seen taught in certain symposiums, but there's
been research on this and there's meta-analysis Done on this. What is a meta-analysis? It means
they have looked at every single study that's Ever been done on salt ever. Those studies that
say salt is good, salt is bad, salt is neutral. They look at them all and then they come up with
a summation from evaluating all of that data. The evaluation on salt was salt raises
thyroid peroxidase antibodies by 35 to 50%. Personally, I ate a lot of salt and
I was never one to put salt on foods, But there was a lot of salty foods around my
house. There was different types of uncured Meats that had salt in them. There was lunch
meats that were fresh, but they had salt in Them. Now I'll buy low sodium lunch meats.
But the point is that salt not only can raise
Your blood pressure and if you stop eating it,
it can lower your blood pressure. But it raises Thyroid peroxidase antibodies every time you have
a salty meal. So what I counsel my patients to do Is to use 1,000 milligrams of salt every time you
eat a salt… I'm sorry, did I say salt? I did. I counsel my patients to use 1,000 milligrams of
potassium every time they eat a salty meal. Little Basic chemistry, salt and potassium neutralize
each other. They keep each other in balance and They have a lot to do with your pressure and your
blood flow and so on and so forth. So I take 1,000 Milligrams of potassium. I counsel my patients
and take 1,000 milligrams of potassium every time They eat a salty meal. Hashimoto's patient should
take potassium every time they eat a salty meal. Now, for years and years and years, I've
used 1,000 milligrams of potassium. If you Want a personal testimonial, I had high blood
pressure. I was doing everything right. My Blood pressure was still high. Maybe it was
my job dealing with all you guys out there. So I started doing this and literally within five
days, my blood pressure went from pretty darn high Down to normal. In fact, my staff member who I
had take my blood pressure every day thought the Blood pressure cuff was broken, and she went and
got another one and took it and it was like oh My God, your blood pressure's totally normal.
So this was a game changer for me. Obviously Was one of those people who was very sensitive
to this trigger. I use 1,000. For those of you Who are researchers, you might read 2000.
You might read, take 2000 milligrams of Potassium every time you have a salty meal.
That's new. I've just kind of heard that At a recent symposium in this past year.
I have not moved up to 2000 milligrams of Potassium because 1000 milligrams seems to been
working with me with my patients for years. It neutralizes the effect, if they have high blood
pressure helps to bring the blood pressure down. Now, if you have normal blood pressure, it's still
okay. It's not going to make your blood pressure Low. But if you have low blood pressure, then
my observation, I honestly have not read this Anywhere. But my observation is if you have low
blood pressure, I'll usually start out people At two to 400 milligrams of salt every time they
take a salty meal. If they start getting low blood Pressure symptoms, their low blood pressure
is either going lower, then we'll stop. So Low blood pressure people, you have a lot of
uniquenesses to you and this is one of them. So salt is a trigger for autoimmune thyroid
disease. It raises thyroid peroxidase antibodies. Those are the antibodies that you are tested for
that tells you one of the two things that you're Tested for that tells you if you have Hashimoto's
thyroid disease. It actually raises those thyroid Peroxidase enzymes in the summation of this
meta-analysis somewhere between 35 and 50%. So what does that look like? It looks like
you're sitting there, you get jittery and shaky, And you're thinking what did I eat? You're looking
and you're like, geez, I ate a piece of salmon, And I had a salad and the salad had some vinegar
on it and maybe it had a little bit of oil. Why
Am I firing up? Well, maybe the salmon was salty.
So that's what you got to start thinking. I eat Bacon and eggs and man, that's like the ultimate
keto diet. I eat bacon and eggs and here I am. You're not even thinking about that.
Maybe you eat that at six o'clock and at eight O'clock sitting there and you're jittery and shaky
because your thyroid is getting attacked and it's Putting out thyroid hormones. You're sitting there
going, why am I nervous? Why am I getting anxious? Why am I doing this? Not thinking it was the salt
in that bacon that you ate an hour or two before. It really is a big one because when you think
about it, people were exposed to it all the Time. I was eating salt all the time, but I never
put salt on my food. But I was eating good food. So I was like I never put two and two together
why that was why my blood pressure was so high. I mean, I meditate, I do all the fun stuff. I
do everything I teach my patients, everything. I Exercise, I eat. I walk my little dog for an hour.
I mean, I do all that stuff, but I was eating Salty foods and the salty foods were blowing up…
My blood pressure got up to 180 over 100, And it went down literally in five days to
normal. 120 over 80, actually 117 over 78. It's crazy. So it's a big deal. It's a big
deal because we're exposed to it so much and It's probably one of the top five triggers for
autoimmune thyroid disease. Yet, I don't know If we've actually ever done a presentation on
it. So we have done one now. So that is salt And it's how it plays into being a
trigger for autoimmune thyroid disease.