Paleo man didn't eat salt. We get plenty of sodium from meat (the animals that use salt licks). Herbivores require salt licks to get sodium.
There is very little difference between table salt and rock/sea/Celtic salt. They are all sodium chloride and do the same thing to you. Unrefined salts just have other compounds in them also. Celtic salt is the same as table salt, except it has 1.8% Minerals and Trace Elements and may not have added iodine.
The term 'unrefined' is also a lie as completely raw sea salt is bitter because of magnesium and calcium compounds, and thus is rarely eaten.
Diseases linked to salt consumption - Hypertension, stroke, osteoporosis, kidney stones, Menierre's Syndrome, stomach cancer, insomnia, motion sickness, asthma, exercise induced asthma.
Sodium does a great job at decalcifying bones. Along with dairy, it seems to be one of the top causes of osteoporosis.
Consuming extra sodium also affects your sodiumotassium ratio, which is another risk of heart disease.
For this reason it's probably quite normal to see the low salt eaters amongst us also eating more meat. If you eat added salt, you have to get more potassium from fruit and veg.
It's one of those things you need to go without for a month or two and see what it does to you. It's amazing where you will taste the natural salt in food, when you aren't overpowering your taste buds all the time. It also makes added salt taste like trash and you will wonder why people do it
The "Seven Deadly Sins"
• Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . • Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . .• Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
• Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . • Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . • Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
• Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)