About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), a condition that can trigger attacks of extreme vertigo, often without warning.
One of the main triggers of these attacks is retention of excess water in the body. This can affect the fluid balance and pressure in the body. It can also interfere with your internal equilibrium and balance mechanisms in the inner ear.
Since being diagnosed I have been taking a daily water pill and a mild blood pressure medicine. In addition, I was advised to keep my sodium intake no higher than 1.5- 2 grams per day. These measures have kept my BPPV mostly in check and I only rarely have a any kind of attack, and then, it is only minor and short lived.
I have been doing carnivore for a little over a week and already I have a sense that I might be close to a BPPV event, in fact, I had a very minor event, one that was almost unnoticed, just yesterday. I have been adding small amounts of salt to my meat, eating a fair amount of bacon and then reusing the bacon fat for cooking.
I recently saw a YouTube video for making a homemade keto/carnivore electrolyte that was a mixture that was about 90% salt, 7% potassium, and 3% magnesium. If I were to use the recommended ½ teaspoon in a quart of water, I would have about 80% of my salt allowance without eating a bite of food. And I see in articles and YouTube videos a strong advocacy for using 5 of more grams of salt per day, “to keep blood pressure in check”. That’s a new one for me, I have always heard that increased salt would increase bllod pressure.
What should I do?