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0 (1s): Hello, and welcome to the get lean and eat clean podcast. My name is Brian grin. I'm a certified health coach, trainer and author. This podcast is for middle-aged men and women looking to optimize their health and get their bodies back to what it once was 10 to 15 years ago. I will give you simple, actionable items to get long-term sustainable results. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show. All right, welcome to the get lean eat clean podcast. My name is Brian grin. Happy Tuesday if you're listening to this on Tuesday and hopefully you had a great weekend and enjoying some of this beautiful fall weather, we're getting, hopefully also listen to the masterclass done by Robert Sykes, AKA Quito Savage, and myself. 0 (51s): Just discussing some questions, popular questions regarding keto and intermittent fasting. Some of the benefits, some of the foods to eat some of the correct times, potentially the fast, some tips to overcoming hunger and much, much more. So definitely check out episode 180 1. And my topic for today is something I've discussed. And you've heard me talk about on and off throughout the podcast. And that's the importance of sodium and salt. I wanted to touch on this one. I coach high school golf. And so I'm dealing with, you know, these, these golfers and we're getting, you know, SIPC hot weather out here, although it's been a beautiful run, a stretcher weather. 0 (1m 31s): So hopefully that continues, but the bottom line is most people I notice, you know, they might drink water, but they sort of exclude adding any salt or sodium to that water. Now you want to get a good quality salt. I like Redmond real salt. You also got a lot of these sort of these powdered packets that you could put in like element Rob Wolf, who is on the podcast, has a company L M N T a. So you can check out that and add that to your, to your water. But I think it's so much so essential. I there's, it just plays such a vital role in so many different mechanisms throughout the body. And I just wanted to touch on that today and the importance of not losing sort of, not losing track of, okay, I want to drink water, but I also want to make sure I'm getting enough salt to, to maintain proper hydration because one of the top liquids that everyone drinks, which coffee, I think almost seven in 10 Americans drink coffee every week. 0 (2m 31s): Okay. That's a lot. And the average American coffee drinker drinks up to three cups per day. And, and the thing with coffee is there are some positive benefits of coffee if you use it strategically, but it also could lead to large amounts of salt loss due to drinking coffee and caffeine. And so we gotta maintain proper hydration, hydration if we're outside and we're sweating like golf or tennis or whatever you're playing because plays such a vital role. And it's an essential mineral. This is not something that's toxic. I think it's sort of a lot of people think, oh, get don't, don't have sodium, don't have salt, but it's essential mineral. 0 (3m 12s): It's not toxic. And the thing about it is if you're getting headaches, if you're getting muscle cramps, you know, if you have lack of energy, it could be you're low in sodium. And you know, it's an essential mineral, like I mentioned, that can help regulate your nervous system control, blood volume, muscle contractions. And the thing about it is even if you overdo it a little bit, our kidneys are very good at excreting, excess sodium. So I wouldn't worry so much about that because we cannot synthesize or make sodium ourselves. So you're better off getting almost too much than not enough, you know? So I would say that take a look at if you're adding any to your water, if not, this could be something that you, you want to add in a mineral drop, or like I mentioned, in a salt tablet, it plays a vital role and most people are afraid of it. 0 (4m 4s): So one of the things I also wanted to mention was if you're not getting enough sodium, your body's actually going to pull other minerals from your bones. And we all know the importance of having a strong bone density. I have all my clients take a DEXA scan. If you've never done one, maybe check that out. That could be something just to get a feel for what your bone density is also your lean mass body, fat percentage and things like that. Also come along with it. But the problem with not getting enough sodium is your body will pull this magnesium and calcium from your bones. And, and so that could be obviously detrimental down the road. So there's a lot of sort of cascading effects of lack of sodium. 0 (4m 46s): And like I mentioned, if you're lacking in energy or you have muscle cramps or headaches, this could be a telltale sign that you're not getting enough. So that's what I want to touch on today. Definitely check out. I mean, Redmond real salt. They have a lot of different products, but you know, just salting your food, adding a bit to your water. And I just think it should be a daily habitual thing that you're doing, especially if you're drinking coffee and you're sweating a lot. So that's all I wanted to really touch on today just because we're getting some beautiful weather, but we're also spending a lot of the time outside and that equates to sweating and things like that. And I think everyone should be outside because we all know the importance of vitamin D. 0 (5m 28s): So anyways, that's all I wanted to touch on today. Do you have any questions or if there's a topic you want me to discuss on this micro podcast, feel free to reach out firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you're enjoying these micro podcasts and look forward to my interview on Friday. I won't give it away. I won't tell you. You'll have to look towards that, but we have a interview or, or even some type of masterclass every Friday and we do micros on Tuesdays. So I appreciate you listening. This is something I do cause I really enjoy it. I do not. I have not taken out any show sponsors, as you can tell. And I just want to get the best information out there for you so you can make informed decisions and optimize your health. 0 (6m 11s): So I appreciate you listening and have a great rest of the day. Talk to you on Friday. Thanks for listening to the get lean clean podcast. I understand there are millions of other podcasts out there and you've chosen to listen to mine. And I appreciate that. 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Sodium plays a vital role in fluid balance, not getting enough of it can lead to dehydration, especially during high-intensity exercise or outside in the heat. If you are feeling low energy, muscle cramping, headaches you could be sodium deficient. Most people are so afraid of salt increasing blood pressure that they forget that SALT is an essential mineral, not toxic! Do you drink coffee? 7 in 10 Americans drink coffee every week! Well, coffee leads to large amounts of salt loss - we lose 1/4th teaspoon of salt per 2 cups of coffee out in the urine. Sodium is also an essential mineral needed for regulating nervous system firing, controlling blood volume, muscle contractions...etc. Our kidneys are very efficient at excreting excess sodium but we can’t synthesize sodium---thus you are better off getting “too much” than not enough! Lastly, without enough sodium your body will pull magnesium and calcium from your bones, thus getting enough salt helps your bones hold on to valuable calcium and magnesium! It's time to start using quality salt on your foods, in your water and/or your protein shakes! Try Redmond Real Salts or LMNT flavored salts too! Have a great day!