Salt and Longevity with Dr. James DiNicolantonio

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Salt and Longevity with Dr. James DiNicolantonio

Today’s very special guest is Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and author of The Salt Fix, among other books. A well-respected and internationally known scientist and expert on health and nutrition, Dr. James has contributed extensively to health policy and has even testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars. He is a prolific author who serves as the Associate Editor of Nutrition and British Medical Journal’s Open Heart, and sits on the editorial advisory boards of several medical journals.


Dr. James begins the conversation by sharing what motivates and drives him to do what he does so passionately and proceeds to conduct a masterclass on the subject of salt, its impact on our health, and how best to integrate it into our lives. He then discusses the impact that lifestyle habits and diet choices have on our health, highlighted by examples from his own life. Dr. James also offers his perspective on nutritional topics such as tough-to-get vitamins and minerals – particularly magnesium, managing stress and time, ancestral ways of life in the modern world, meat and plant-based diets,  fluoride, and much more. 

You will learn early on in this episode that I thoroughly enjoy Dr. James’ work and the passion he brings to it, and I am fully convinced that you will feel the same as you listen in to this informative and inspiring conversation today.


Episode Highlights:


·   What motivates and drives Dr. James

·   Understanding salt intake

·   The salt and sugar relationship

·   The aversion threshold

·   A good morning routine

·   The best source of salt

·   What the average doctor should know about lifestyle and its influence

·   Dr. James’ day-to-day information sharing

·   His lifestyle habits that are consistent with evolution, his current diet, and sleep routines

·   Magnesium and the other vitamins and supplements he takes

·   How he manages his time and stress

·   Dr. James’ nutrition recommendations for his children and his thoughts on kids’ menus

·   His thoughts on meat, eating animals, plant based diets, organ meats, ancestral supplements, and flouride

·   His recommendations for vegans and pescatarians

·   Some closing advice for listeners

Show Links:




Dr. James' Homepage


The Salt Fix


Dr. James' Instagram

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