Kid Rock’s Holistic Approach

In today’s New York Times magazine (2.8.15), there was an interview with Kid Rock. My wife, Allison, was reading the paper and yelled from the other room, “David, you have to see this.” She read to me part of the interview where Kid Rock was asked, “Do you ever have trouble from night to night, losing your voice?” He replied, “In your 40’s, you can’t go out and hit it hard when you’ve got to do a show. This morning, I ate a tablespoon of Himalayan sea salt and drank a tablespoon of coconut oil.”

Be still my beating heart. You see, I have been a HUGE fan of Kid Rock for a number of years. I have all his albums and Allison and I have been to seven of his concerts. (Note: I am the Kid Rock fan in my household). He is one of my all-time favorite musicians.

Kid Rock and I have much in common. We are both life-long Detroiters—Made In Detroit®–and we both know the benefits of unrefined sea salt and coconut oil.

I think Kid’s holistic regimen of unrefined salt and coconut oil is a good one.  However, I would like to offer Mr. Rock and all of you a couple of other holistic tips to help you age better. The first thing I would tell Kid is to maintain optimal Salt Your Way to Healt... MD David Brownstein Best Price: $12.88 Buy New $16.95 (as of 04:45 EST - Details) hydration. There is a synergistic effect with optimizing both salt and hydration. How much water should you drink? Take your weight, divide by two, and the resulting number is the amount of water to drink per day. It is especially helpful to ensure proper hydration before you undertake a strenuous activity.

Kid Rock understands the importance of salt. I am sure he has read my book, Salt Your Way to Health. Salt is the second major constituent in the body next to water. You need salt to hold water into the cells of the body. In my book, I show you the science behind using salt in your diet.

I would add in two other items to help with aging. It is important to ensure that you have adequate iodine levels. Over 96% of us are low in iodine. Iodine deficiency is the number one nutritional problem affecting the vast majority of Americans.  And, Mr. Rock, the healthy salt you are ingesting does not contain enough iodine. Of course, neither does table salt. Iodine helps maintain optimal glandular health-that includes the thyroid, ovaries, uterus, prostate, testicles, and pancreas. Iodine is needed for the glandular tissue to produce hormones.

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