Interesting Information: Table Salt vs. Sea Salt by Food Renegade

Interesting Information:  January 6, 2015

Table Salt vs. Sea Salt

I love salt.

Good salt.

Good salt is sea salt that has been air dried and that is, even, a moist grey in nature–like Brittany, France, salt, aka Celtic salt.

Up here in Maine, we can get really good locally dried salt.  Some of it is the moist grey variety.  Some is much whiter and dry.

Food Renegade recently did this blog entry on her recommendations for a good salt.

The one she likes is also one I buy when I can’t get our local salt.

Take a look?

Table Salt vs. Sea Salt | Food Renegade.

Also, I addressed our need for salt in one of the Mainely Tipping Points essays–No. 38.  There are other blog entries on salt myths.  If you are interested, use the search button and the word “salt.”

Also, also, you need to think about getting enough iodine if you are just using sea salt.  I supplement and eat a lot of seaweed products.

Interesting Information: Healthy Nation Coalition Letter

Interesting Information:  January 6, 2015

Healthy Nation Coalition Letter

I hope that my blog readers are recognizing that our government’s dietary recommendations have been and continue to be seriously flawed.  These recommendations are not made using the wealth of good science pointing to what we should be eating for human health.  These recommendations are being made for political and market (the good of industries) reasons.  The history of these guidelines and its outcome (rampant bad health and obesity) is both fascinating and sad.

Healthy Nation Coalition has sent a letter to government officials asking that these flawed guidelines, which are about to go even further in this wrong direction, be revamped.

Actually, nutritional advice needs to be taken out of the USDA and moved to an objective organization that has ONLY human health as its concern.

In any case, I hope that you are aware of this huge problem and that you will take a moment and read this letter as it’s instructive.

Healthy Nation Coalition Letter.

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 36,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.