NYTimes Food Columnist Offers Deadly Advice: ‘Insufficient consumption of sodium is hardly a public health threat’

Wow.

NYTimes columnist Mark Bittman writes:

Of course you need sodium, but insufficient consumption is hardly a public health threat.

Read Bittman’s column — just don’t believe it.

Check out what the Mayo Clinic has to say about too-low sodium.

2 thoughts on “NYTimes Food Columnist Offers Deadly Advice: ‘Insufficient consumption of sodium is hardly a public health threat’”

  1. The nannies fail to remember that what they try to control is none of their damn business. Since time began, they have had an undying fear that someone out there is doing something without their permission. After all, that someone might be enjoying his life doing things his own way. Well, they do not have MY permission to give me permission about anything I do that is my full and clear right to do. Ditto for every other person on earth. For all I care, they can go pound sand as long as it is their sand to pound. When they start pounding my sand, I have the full and clear right to start pounding them.

  2. Sodium consumption, high or low, is a personal event. If there’s a health threat, it’s a personal health threat and not a public health threat. “Public health” refers to things like contagious disease and, maybe, pollution.
    It would be nice if the nannies would remember that, but then they wouldn’t be nannies, eh?

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