Episode 46:  Salt & Fasting Deep Dive [Who, Why, How, When, How Much]

A deep dive into salt (a.k.a. sodium) during short fasts, long fasts, or keto.

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro / preview (0:00)
  • Is salt bad for you? (3:20)
  • How much sodium do people usually consume? (4:44)
  • 2 reasons people need more salt on keto (5:55)
  • Salt during time-restricted eating (7:53)
  • Salt during extended water fasting (8:55)
  • What about medical conditions like CHF or kidney failure? (11:14)
  • Salt sources (13:13)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.