Tuesday, June 12, 2012
After my salty post yesterday, I thought maybe it finally time to do some long-over due research. According to one website my new love affair with salt truly could be a thyroid thing!
Why The Salt Craving Helps
Hypothyroidism negatively affects the body's ability to absorb both sodium and magnesium, according to Dr. Ray Peat, a contributor to Thyroid Info online. A craving for salt is the body's cue that it wants more. When we respond, the consumption of additional sodium increases the production of the hormone aldosterone. (
That may not be the most reliable of sources, but it was interesting. I read on:
Fascinating. Why didn't I read up on this before? Oh right. Cause when I found out about my thyroid, I was busy reading up on what pregnancy symptoms to be expecting...
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