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Old 12-26-2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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Induction question

During induction for Atkins it states that (and I have also read here).....Atkins Flu/Electrolyte imbalance. If you should feel like this, have some salt, drink salty broths etc.

I have hypertension. I need to stay away from very salty foods.

Has anyone else had this issue? Anything else you can do in place of this should I feel lousy during induction?
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:13 AM   #2
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During induction for Atkins it states that (and I have also read here).....Atkins Flu/Electrolyte imbalance. If you should feel like this, have some salt, drink salty broths etc.

I have hypertension. I need to stay away from very salty foods.

Has anyone else had this issue? Anything else you can do in place of this should I feel lousy during induction?
Staying away from salty foods is not that same as pure sea salt. Stay away from table salt and processed foods.
You have to be willing to go against a lot of traditional medical advice. I had just had my gall bladder removed when I started. The doctor is telling me to avoid fatty foods! And here I am starting Atkins! Imagine, my health had never been better.
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:27 AM   #3
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Staying away from salty foods is not that same as pure sea salt. Stay away from table salt and processed foods.
You have to be willing to go against a lot of traditional medical advice. I had just had my gall bladder removed when I started. The doctor is telling me to avoid fatty foods! And here I am starting Atkins! Imagine, my health had never been better.
Salt does tend to make my BP higher though. I believe there is regular table salt in broths.

I do have pink himalayan salt. And sea salt. These are better then table salt?
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:48 AM   #4
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The issue is that when converting to ketosis (assuming that is what you are doing), you may lose too much in the way of sodium. This is due to the diuretic effect of ketosis. It also means that you might feel unwell. Replacing the sodium is a good thing to do.

I started with hypertension and was on meds for it. I have no idea if my b.p. went up because I did not test it. I very quickly did find out that I no longer needed my meds and with my doctor, weaned off of them entirely. I now have a lowish b.p.!

This is an interesting article that again, challenges what we think we know... google, salt, we misjudged you, by Gary Taubes.
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Oceanlover, can you use potassium salt? If I eat so that I am obviously not in ketosis, I find that potassium salt and eating a half, or even a quarter, of an avocado helps me.


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Old 12-27-2014, 04:17 PM   #6
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Not sure about Potassium salt. But I do love avocados/Guacamole.

Yes, I was referring to being in Ketosis. I have read about the "flu" and in case I was losing sodium, what to do.

But now I have done some reading by Taubes and I understand it now.

I have a lot to learn still!

Thank you!
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Oceanlover, I wish you happy successes.
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