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Robb Wolf, former research biochemist, two-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat, and co-founder of LMNT Electrolytes, joins us on the podcast to discuss how diets must be individualized, the myths about sodium, how drinking just water won’t properly hydrate you, and more.
“In a world where it’s difficult find meaning, attaching oneself to a dietary or fitness tribe, like CrossFit, is powerful. It’s really, really powerful.”
“If we don’t have enough sodium in circulation, we will mine sodium out of our body, out of our bones, to supply the sodium that we need, at least for some period of time.”
“Interestingly, there’s a really high linkage between low sodium intake and osteoporosis.”
“Generally, when people shift to a mainly whole food-type diet, their glycemic load drops which drops their insulin, drops their tendency to retain sodium.”
“The literature is pretty clear that it’s far more dangerous from a health and a death perspective to have too low sodium than too high.”
“I quoted these numbers in both of my books but 45 million Americans try a diet 3-4x a year and largely fail.”
“If we just hammer water, what we end up doing is diluting those electrolytes and getting them further and further out of balance.”
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