“You have cancer in your adrenal glands.” I did not even know where my adrenal glands where or what in the heck they were good for. 11 years ago, I had my adrenal glands removed, instantly leaving me with Addison’s Disease.
Doesn’t leave me with much to brag about. Just a medical alert bracelet, a lot of replacement meds, and salt cravings. With all of the modern world limiting their salt intake, I can’t get enough. Salt is good for something, after all, other than flavor. Many many health benefits to salt and many reasons it is something that we can’t do without. Especially on hot summer days, I have to be sure to add extra salt to my diet. Funny, huh? Because, like I said, there are also negative side effects to having to much salt and that is where most of the modern world lives: on limiting salt.
You ought to see me out to lunch shaking, shaking, shaking, and shaking some more salt on my sandwich. I get stares. I get a few comments, “Sweetheart, You shouldn’t add that much salt to your food.” ….well, actually, yeah. I should.
But it makes me think, “You are the salt of the earth.” Hmmm….am I? Am I beneficial to the lives of others? Am I adding enjoyment to their lives?
Food is such an emotional experience. A healthy, pleasing to the eye, plate of my favorite foods served at just the right time brings me so much happiness. Planning a party? What will we eat? Company coming over? What food will I serve? People study food to improve their cooking skills, search out the best restaurants, earn a living from farming…..how food impacts our lives can write a whole library of books. And salt makes food better.
Do I do that? Do I make the lives of others better? ….Just thinking out loud
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