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Traditionally, the study of man has been based on the study of his
tools and artifacts, ideas and religion. It has failed to take into account items
essential to man's survival. Such an item is Salt, neglected almost totally by both
historians and archaeologists.

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With the introduction of refrigeration
approx a century ago it was no longer necessary to salt meat [protein diet] Certain
communities still salt their meat such as Jews and Moslems, but only as habit or ritual,
and then only as a token to the past necessity to dehydrate the meat.

As a result of this drastic reduction of salting meat, many of us
may now be well below our previous and hereditary physiological salt levels.

It seems that many of us are  therefore 'craving' for salt
particularly when thirsty or hypertensive, and any salt intake now results in sharp
dangerous increases of BP etc. and a very unhealthy craving for salted "junk"

This same craving was the reason "SALT made the world go
round" in earlier civilisations when salt was scarce creating monopolies autocracies and

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  • Archaeology
  • Nov 17, 2000
  • English

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