Since I've started my diet, I've been very careful to lower my sodium intake, or rather more specifically, to try to boost my Potassium:Sodium ratio to a desired 4:1 or more. I'm doing this to better regulate my blood pressure, and partly to aid cellular membrane functions, per Richard Moore: Short informative article here
..author of The Salt Solution
& The High Blood Pressure Solution
Anyway, for the last couple of days, I've had some symptoms of low blood sodium, aka hyponatremia
,: nausea, headache, confusion, lethargy, fatigue, appetite loss, restlessness and irritability, muscle weakness & cramps. I attributed it to my weaning off of Cymbalta, since it's pretty well known to cause similar fx, and it's pretty difficult to cause Hyponatremia just by reduced sodium intake.
Just for giggles, and since I was at Sam's club waiting for a tire replacement, I sampled several of the prepared food samples that I usually shun, (mainly because of the high sodium).
Lo & behold, I started feeling better! Not great, but better.
Might have been my head-games, but I wonder, has anyone else experienced Hyponatremia by lowering dietary sodium TOO much???
btw, I have found that many foods do not list Potassium in nutritional data. Very, very frustrating!! grrr
dx w/inoperable brain tumor 9/12, so nutrition is vital. Dedicated to slaying this beast.
Approaching 4 yrs post diagnosis this 9/16, slow & steady boy, slow & steady.
"Keep on swimming" Nemo