Diets High in Salt May Trigger Multiple Sclerosis...

United States
March 13, 2013 9:47pm CST
or so they say. I was reading that diets high in salt could trigger autoimmune disorders, like rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis. I always salted my foods a bit more, but it was a combination of growing up with heavily salted foods and because I was a smoker and couldn't really taste things properly. My dad liked a lot of salt on his foods, yet he didn't develop either condition. But I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis nearly 15 years ago-and I don't think that using a lot of salt was the reason I developed it. Here's the link to the article: http://www.everydayhealth.com/multiple-sclerosis/salty-diet-autoimmune.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyLiving_20130313. What are your thoughts?
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@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
14 Mar 13
Hi, Thank you for giving valuable information. I don't have habit of eating more salt. My mother like more salt while taking food. More intake of salt is also tengsds to increase in blood pressure. So we should avoid more intake of salt as far as possible.
• United States
15 Mar 13
I always thought that having a lot of salt in your diet led to high blood pressure, but mine has never been higher than 150/113 and that was due to being in shock after a car accident. Mine is normally 90/60, which is quite low. I think the doctors are pulling their hair out trying to figure out what causes multiple sclerosis, which is what I have.
@nyssa102 (749)
• United States
27 Mar 13
First of all, I am very sorry that you have MS. I am not quite sure about the table salt and autoimmune illness. However, I am sure that turmeric has had positive effects on people. Please read this and increase your intake of turmeric if you feel the need to. Who knows, It might help you. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=news&dbid=43