Gina and Trapper are fully supported by the doctors that I frequently quote.
"See how adding the right kind of salt to your diet can help:
Immune System Function
For years, we have heard the following: A low-salt diet is healthy. There is no difference between table salt and Sea Salt . Low-salt products are better for you. These are the myths of salt. Dr. Brownstein will present the research on salt that will change the way you look at this vital substance."
More here: http://www.drbrownstein.com/Salt-Your-Way-to-Health-p/salt.htm
If y'all don't like Dr. Brownstein, we have Dr. Jeffery Dach:
"The low salt diet is counteracted by compensatory mechanisms that release harmful substances into the bloodstream, hormones and chemical mediators that counteract the “low salt diet”. The released chemical mediators include insulin, epinephrine, norepinephrine, renin, aldosterone, etc. These are harmful and damaging to the vascular system.....
" Clinical Uses of Natural Sea Salt
Adrenal Exhaustion: Sea Salt is essential for treatment of adrenal fatigue.
Diabetes, Elevated Blood Sugar- It is impossible to control blood Sugar on a “low salt diet”. These do well on sea salt.
Muscle Cramps – often relieved by minerals in Sea Salt.
Osteoporosis Treatment requires minerals found in Sea Salt
Hypertension – Low salt diet causes increased mortality. Use natural sea salt, with reduction in blood pressure noted in any cases....
Natural News report:
The sodium-potassium connection
"Sodium and potassium are essential dietary minerals and electrolytes, meaning that they dissociate into ions (charged particles) in solution, making them capable of conducting electricity. Normal body functioning depends on the right regulation of sodium and potassium both inside and outside of cells.
Sodium is the principal ion in the fluid outside of cells, while potassium is the principal ion in the fluid inside of cells. Sodium concentrations are more than ten times lower inside than outside cells, and potassium concentrations are about 30 times higher inside than outside cells. The concentration differences between potassium and sodium across cell membranes create an electrochemical gradient known as the membrane potential. A large portion of energy in the body is dedicated to maintaining sodium/potassium concentration gradients, underscoring the importance of the balance between sodium and potassium in sustaining life. Tight control of cell membrane potential is critical for heart function, as well as nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction."
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/024539_potassium_sodium_diet.html