Salt Increases BP? So does when I am hungry, or angry, or it is spring time!
My article (only a one-pager) on blood pressure and salt is finally out in print in a medical academic journal (abstract, entire paper). Why do we believe that salt has any significant influence on our blood pressure? This article debunks the myth and shows how easy it is to misunderstand (and misuse) statistics! I did not attack any single paper but I attacked all papers that in any way claim any significance.
As a migraineur, and if you are on my protocol, salt and potassium are important elements in your recovery. Over 4000 migraineurs have so far been treated completely successfully and not one had an increase of blood pressure as a result. In fact, many who had high BP ended up with normal–see the wall of testimonials.
So why is research finding that salt increases BP? Because the research is done wrong and the statistics misunderstood and misused!
Wrong Research Hurts People!
The paper is short but you will finally understand why research so far has been conducted wrong. The problem of misused and misunderstood statistics like this has misled entire nations! Now millions (billions perhaps) of people are placed on reduced salt diet with possible dire consequences because of the improper experimental and statistical methods.
However, I was able to show that the finding are not only wrong but even if they are right they are inconsequential and insignificant. We get a bigger blood pressure change when we take a deep breath or when we think of our next meal or are hungry. The findings are ridiculous.
Enjoy the fun I had with criticizing all research on the connection of sodium and blood pressure!
Comments are welcome, as always!