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Thu May 6, 2021, 08:36 AM

"If you're eating food from a box, from a can or from any package you're eating fucking salt!"

The walls are thin in my doctorís new office. As I sat waiting on him yesterday I overheard the patient in the adjoining examination room say to his doctor ďBut I donít put salt on anything.Ē The OP was the doctorís response. He didnít just say it, he yelled it!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:53 AM

1. The doc is right.

If you are sensitive to salt, fresh is the only way to go.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:29 AM

2. Wow. I don't talk to my patients like that...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:54 AM

3. But don't you wish you could?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:03 AM

4. It's the Sam Kinison school of bedside mannerism

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:41 PM

8. It could have been said more tactfully, but he wasn't wrong.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #8)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:43 PM

9. I wasn't saying the medical information was wrong,

just, as you pointed out, the way that information was conveyed.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #9)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:49 PM

10. True. Most people tend not to process information as well

when they are being yelled at. Maybe this doc had had this argument many times before with the patient and had reached the end of his rope, but dropping f-bombs usually isn't helpful.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #10)

Thu May 6, 2021, 02:04 PM

11. I can't count how many times a patient of mine has said:

"No one ever told me that before!"

They probably did have a provider tell them, just not in the non-finger-wagging way I tell them.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:28 AM

5. I was told I'd be a candidate for a heart attack if I kept eating the amount of sodium I do

it's not something you think about until you truly look at how much salt is in everything and the AMOUNT

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:36 PM

7. My sister's husband was recently hospitalized again...

... for heart issues, and his doctors were loudly admonishing him about salt too!

Their main focus was restaurants, telling him to not even believe claims of low-sodium options from big-chain restaurants.

It thrilled my sister because he keeps wanting to drag her along with him to Cracker Barrel and other socially-packed eateries! They're both vaccinated, but she despises taking any pointless risks with him.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:08 PM

12. I don't usually eat processed food because of this. The salt. The fucking salt.

When I fall off the wagon and start eating processed food, my appearance changes. When I'm careful and make all my own food, people think I've lost a lot of weight. Well, no, I haven't been dieting, I just stopped eating anything processed. I go back to my normal weight and appearance quickly. I don't get that feeling of being over full, then low blood sugar sudden hunger hours later and craving just the food that is giving you trouble, the grogginess, the bloated stomach and stomachaches, the thirst in the morning.

It's not the food itself, it's the salt and sugar and whatever else is in there. I make fried chicken, I can eat quite a lot and feel fine. Fast food chicken, can't eat that much without the over-full feeling and bloat. If I drink a soda my fingers bloat. People who don't get obvious symptoms don't connect diet with health problems, probably.

I find it sort of fascinating how with fast food and progressed food, they somehow suck all the flavor and nutrients out of the food and then throw salt, sugar, fats and preservatives in there so it tastes bland and artificially flavorful at the same time.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:57 PM

13. Not necessarily true

Iíve been watching my sodium intake for around seven years. I regularly eat canned black and chili beans with no sodium. The canned tomatoes I use have 3.5% sodium in the entire can. There are tons of very low sodium products on the market today, but you have to seek them out and read every label.

That being said, most of my food is fresh. But I am still able to keep my pantry stocked with plenty of low or no sodium products

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:03 PM

14. The balance of sodium and potassium is more important

that just the grams of sodium you're eating. For a lot of people, the problem is they're eating too LITTLE potassium.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:34 PM

15. yes... so much salt in processed food, it's ridiculous. I've given up on canned soup

some things, I only eat, if I've made it from scratch... like soup or spaghetti sauce. unless it's low salt from the local organic type store.

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