The Other Side of the Salt Debate

Having previously pooh-poohed the case against salt, I bring you this for balance:

If you're a typical American, [you're consuming] about 3,400 milligrams of sodium per day. That's well beyond the 2,300 mg recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. And it's 15 times as much as the human body requires.

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  1. Vicki says:

    So, John, what’s the answer? Should we be pro-salt or anti-salt?

  2. Claire says:

    Have you ever written in favor of any self-defense lligseation? It sure seems like it’s all “unnecessary”, even given cases like this one (from a quote in an earlier posting of yours):The bill stems from the case of a pregnant woman in Michigan who was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison time after using deadly force to defend her unborn baby against her boyfriend who was repeatedly punching her in the stomach.You generally aren’t allowed to use lethal force unless your or someone else’s life is in danger. An unborn child falls into a grey area and I can’t see how bringing clarity to this issue is “unnecessary”, except to someone like you who’s writings show you “support the Second Amendment”, just not any actual application of what it implies.