Politics aside, this past year has been productive for those of us trying to live a common sense lifestyle, particularly on the food front.
There was the new research on salt intake. Actually, as it turns out, the new research study has been the only real research study and it showed virtually no link between salt intake and hypertension, which has been the conventional wisdom for as long as I can remember.
I did a Podcast in March on the subject of salt where the scientific and medical communities have bought into the myth that salt is bad and must be severely limited.
All this mass hysteria over salt was based on one study done in the 1970s where the researchers fed massive amounts of salt to mice over an extended period of time and surprise, they developed health problems.
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