According to James Wilson author of Adrenal Fatigue, salt craving is a common symptom for all stages of adrenal fatique. Sadly our salt-phobic society has deprived millions of people the very nutrient needed to decrease adrenal fatigue symptoms and increase recovery. For people with high blood pressure salt can be an issue but since low blood pressure is one of the common symptoms of adrenal fatigue salt may greatly benefit adrenal sufferers. Wilson says unless you are one of the rare people with adrenal fatigue and high blood pressure, go ahead and salt your food.
But salt is not created equally. On Stop the Thyroid Madness, they say sea salt contains important trace minerals, that are mostly removed from table salt. Recom mended daily amounts of sea salt are 1/4 to 1/2 tsp in water twice a day for Aldosterone and Adrenal Fatigue.
Health reasons aside, sea salt just tastes better. After following a very specific eating program, the HypoT Girl’s Diet, it’s really important to me that my food tastes good. And for me that means good salt! To understand the difference, take the taste test challenge. Buy some sea salt (I like Real Sea Salt and Celtic Sea Salt) and compare to regular table salt. If you’re like me, you will never go back to plain table salt.
One important note, real sea salt is not iodized so I supplement my iodine intake separately with J.Crow’s® Lugol’s Solution of Iodine.