While lowering salt intake is a health step advised by doctors for people with certain health concerns, salt remains a necessary nutrient that plays an important part in human health. Managing optimal levels of salt in the diet may even help to improve certain conditions. Understanding the role salt deficiency plays in the functioning of the immune system, the prevalence of headaches, in disorders of the adrenal and thyroid glands and its affect on cholesterol levels will aid in lessening the effects of these conditions.
In his in-depth study, "Salt Your Way to Health," Dr. Brownstein seeks to clarify:
Dr. Brownstein is the director of the West Bloomfield, Michigan Center for Holistic Medicine. He is also board-certified in family medicine and has received prestigious awards from the American Academy of Integrative Medicine and the American College for the Advancement in Medicine. A dedicated practitioner of holistic medicine, Dr. Brownstein has traveled the globe lecturing on the benefits of nutritional therapies. He is also the author of several books on topics of health and nutrition.