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Category: HEALTH & WELLNESS

DRINK LESS WATER, ADD MORE SALT

25/10/2023
Nina Geraghty
Summer’s around the corner and with that, comes the need for some extra hydration. So, why are we writing about water and salt? Because we can’t talk about hydration without talking about salt. Water and salt go together.  They’re attracted chemically to each other and interact when it comes to maintaining the fine balance of fluid and sodium in the body.
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GROWING A BABY NEEDS SALT

20/09/2023
Nina Geraghty
The expectant mother, like every human being, needs salt as a biological necessity and this becomes even greater during her pregnancy.  Floating in a warm sea of nourishing fluids, her unborn baby shares this need and receives it in the only way it can, through the mother’s circulating bloodstream.
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TABLE SALT VS NATURAL SALT

23/08/2023
Nina Geraghty
Is there a difference? You’d be forgiven for assuming that table salt contains just salt. However, if you check the ingredients, you might be surprised to find additives you don’t even recognise as food ingredients. The truth is, table salt is a heavily refined and processed product.  Here’s a quick run-down of what that looks like.
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SWEET SLEEP WITH SALT

03/08/2023
Nina Geraghty
We know sodium plays a significant role in cognitive health, and hormonal health (go here and here for more) but did you know sodium also plays a part in how well you sleep? We’ve got a great hack that can help you drift off into dreamland…but first, let’s have a quick look at some of the ways our sleep can get disturbed in the first place.
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WOMEN’S MENSTRUAL CYCLES: the role of salt

14/04/2023
Nina Geraghty
The way we experience the days leading up to and during our period, depends so much on our overall health, our circumstances, our cultural norms.
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WHY DO YOU NEED ELECTROLYTES IF YOU EAT A HEALTHY DIET?

19/03/2023
Mark Myerson
When eating a clean diet that is low in sugar, refined carbs and processed food, you need electrolytes. Here's why.
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SALT & HORMONAL HEALTH: the adventure into menopause

16/03/2023
Nina Geraghty
Menopause simply means to stop menstruating; yet the word is freighted with a far greater burden than it needs to carry. Western women in particular, often have a special dread for this phase of their life.
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RETHINKING SALT: Four ways salt can change your mind

23/02/2023
Nina Geraghty
Are you energised and happily productive?  Or are you struggling with brain fog, memory lapses and lack of focus? If so, here’s a dietary tip that could help.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HYDRATION AND BREASTFEEDING

22/02/2023
Mark Myerson
Drinking enough water is especially important during breastfeeding. And, getting sufficient sodium has surprising benefits to both mother and baby. In this blog, we unpack the science, simply and cautiously.
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CAN ELECTROLYTES REDUCE HUNGER DURING A FAST?

31/01/2023
Mark Myerson
Surprising new evidence from an unlikely source shows that the more minerals you get, the less you eat overall. Our latest blog explores this fascinating “satiety effect” and shows you exactly which minerals reduce hunger most.
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Calling our Athletes! Do you know why you need salt?

12/10/2022
Nina Geraghty
Athletes need salt to stay properly hydrated because salt, or sodium, plays a crucial role in maintaining the body's fluid balance. When we sweat, we lose both water and sodium, which can lead to dehydration if not replenished.
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CARB-FLU: WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO BEAT IT

21/09/2022
Mark Myerson
Although exactly like influenza, the debilitating symptoms of carb-flu have nothing to do with viruses. They have a surprising origin and an easy fix. In this blog, we explain what causes carb-flu and how you can solve it.
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Salt: A Small Pinch With A Big Impact On Health

16/05/2022
Nina Geraghty
Salt is good for you. You need it – in fact, it’s essential; it’s the one food you must consume for without it, you would die.  And… it’s possible you may not be consuming enough of it.
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Health Benefits Of Salt

10/09/2021
Samantha Skyring
It’s not surprising we’re so confused about salt. On one hand we’re told that too much salt is bad for our health, it leads to water retention, hypertension and increases our risk for premature death. On the other hand, we’re told that salt is vital to good health and without it we would die [...]
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Water & Salt: Essentials For Life

21/05/2021
Nina Geraghty
This month we’re celebrating World Water day – the vital precious substance that is essential for life.  But did you know that salt is equally essential to life as is water?  In fact, water and salt work synergistically together to create a state of balanced health in your body.  Water delivers nutrients to the cells […]
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The Lowdown On Low-Carb & Salt

10/08/2020
Nina Geraghty
Following a low carb or keto diet? Then this is a must-read for you! Chances are that if you’ve been following a low-carbohydrate (that’s between 100-150g of carbs a day) or ketogenic diet (50g of carbs or less) you haven’t given a [...]
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We’ve Got Chemistry!

18/10/2016
Nina Geraghty
THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SALT In relationships of all kinds – romantic and otherwise – when things aren’t working out, we say the chemistry’s wrong. And when the chemistry’s off, when there’s too much of this [...]
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Bath Salts

18/07/2016
Nina Geraghty
It’s the season for inwardness, the time when in nature, nothing seems to be going on and everything seems dead and lifeless. But under the surface, there’s so much happening! There’s vigorous creativity and growth going on beneath the soil, in seeds, bulbs and in the trunks and branches of trees.
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