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From: Trevor Lockwood (
Subject:         Re: for those extenuating circumstances...
Date: November 30, 2013 at 1:41 am PST

In Reply to: for those extenuating circumstances... posted by Randall on November 30, 2013 at 1:16 am:

Hi Randall,
Thank you for your reply. I understand your points,
but it still remains that if this is the position,
then similar statements should also have been stated
clearly in the book so that no one carries a pre-
conceived notion. Of course no one would willingly
die for an ideology, but can you consider that
people have died or will die because they didn't
believe their ideology would actually kill them?

I would suggest that the majority of readers of the
80/10/10 book would never stumble across the
subsequent clarifying statements of Dr Graham in
this forum if they have been made.

If what you state is actually the prevailing view of
Dr Graham then it would also then entail the belief
that salt is only toxic in overdose, and it
therefore has as a beneficial remedy use and is not
in of itself toxic as the book suggests.

My concern remains that by making a blanket
statement that salt is toxic without scientific
reference and also without clarifying the position
regarding its ability to be a life saving remedy
that has been proven and has saved millions of lives
from cholera and other illnesses that lead to
dehydration, then the statements/advice in the book
are at best careless, and at worst deadly.

Having read through some forums I am not filled with
confidence that advocates of this diet would believe
that salt could and would be a life-saving remedy in
an emergency situation. I have also seen a general
theme from some posts of the difficulties people are
experiencing on this diet who appear to exhibit some
symptoms of dehydration, but of course many of these
symptoms are so broad it is circumstantial and could
be for many reasons. I think genuinely this could be
a promising diet; however, there are thousands upon
thousands of scientific studies about electrolytes
and their role in human health. It seems that this
diet can meet those electrolytes but at times with a
level of difficulty that could simply be met through
supplementation with a small amount of sodium-
chloride. It does not make any real sense to me to
throw the baby out with the bathwater in this
situation regarding salt when there has been no
scientific research or evidence regarding its
toxicity at therapeutic dosage. I stand corrected if
any can be supplied.

Thanks in advice,

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