To Salt or Not to Salt…

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… that is the question.

The background is a blue wall. There is a sunflower in a white vase on a cream table. The foreground is dark grey text that reads "Eating Salt for My Health". - To Salt or Not to Salt...

I know I haven’t been officially diagnosed with dysautonomia, but in case I do have it, I’m trying to make some lifestyle changes to help manage it.

One of the ways to do this is by drinking a lot of water to increase the amount of blood in your blood vessels. I have already increased my daily intake by nearly a litre and I’m still only on 1.5 litres. The recommended intake for someone with dysautonomia is 2-4 litres a day. That seems like an awful lot, but I’m going to reach that eventually on the off-chance that it helps.

When you drink this much water, it is also recommended you increase your daily salt intake – to 3-5g per day for someone with dysautonomia. 4g of salt is a lot, especially as I’m eating basically none. I got used to not eating salt and even peanut butter with no added salt tastes very salty to me. I don’t know how I’m going to increase my intake to over 3g!

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