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Re: I actually need salt...I think!

From: J


I don't know how much salt you are talking about, but they tell us 'regular' folk to drink gatorade when you are feeling faint and I think that is because it has salt (and other things ) and salt helps us to retain water and not get dehyrdated. I am not in the medical profession but it seems that a drastic change in the decrease in salt might have made a difference but perhaps the decrease should have been done more gradually.

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