Does Anyone Else React To Salt/sodium?
Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:37 AM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:48 AM
I also have trouble with too much salt. It affects my sinuses, therefore causing pressure in my head, brain fog, dizziness, my ear feels like it's full of fluid. No fun.
A couple years ago I was sure I was having trouble with my inner ear, went through a million tests, but all came back normal. So I looked at my diet. Salt and dairy can affect sinus pressure, so I cut back on salt and cut out dairy and have been doing much much better. If I get into anything too salty I definitely get the dizzies.
I don't know if it's connected to Celiac, and don't think it's an allergy. I think some of us are just sensitive to too much sodium. To be safe, talk to your doctor and get your blood pressure and all that heart stuff checked out too. Salt can affect that as well.
Hopefully someone else can chime in with better advice.
In the meantime, cut back on salt as much as possible. (Don't cut it out entirely. That can cause problems too). I don't eat anything too salty (even over 200mg is pushing it sometimes), don't add extra salt to cooking, etc.
~ Be a light unto yourself. ~ - The Buddha
- Gluten-free since March 2009 (not officially diagnosed, but most likely Celiac). Symptoms have greatly improved or disappeared since.
- Soy intolerant. Dairy free (likely casein intolerant). Problems with eggs, quinoa, brown rice
- mild gastritis seen on endoscopy Oct 2012. Not sure if healed or not.
- Family members with Celiac: Mother, sister, aunt on mother's side, aunt and uncle on father's side, more being diagnosed every year.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:53 AM
However, you cannot completely cut it out because the human body requires it (to maintian blood is one of its uses i believe).
Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:45 AM
My friend is very salt/sodium sensetive and her feet and ankles will swell if she eats bacon.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:47 AM
In my case, I thought I reacted to various salts, and then I found one that didn't seem to give me that reaction.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:25 PM
Thanks for the replies. Part of how I discovered this is from eating chips. Yes my guilty pelasure is eating chips! and a lot of them. I only was eating ones that I know are gluten free like Kettle brand. I am not sure which kind of salt those use. I should really look into this. Sports drinks cause the same effect as well. How would I go about figuring out which salt is in there when the ingredient just says sea salt?
Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:59 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:13 PM
Beet chips (Or potato, or sweet potato.) I have made leafy vegetable chips like this also.
1/4 cup oil
4 servings of beet or veggie slices potato
1 pinch salt
Mix. Place in oven at 275. Turn them over every 15 minutes. Mine take around 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.
They taste like chips But they are not stale!
Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:22 AM
Am totally trying those beet chips as I have a bag of beets sitting on my counter as I type.
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