Wednesday, April 1, 2009

This Still Amazes Me

How in the world can anyone eat this much salt. It still amazes me that Breezy eats this stuff. It makes me cringe to see how much salt she uses, but she eats it like there is no salt. Before Breezy was diagnosed we would not allow her to use this much salt. So when her doctor diagnosed her and said in front of her..." She can eat as much salt as she wants, you can even give Bri her own salt shaker" I knew that was the end of the "thats to much salt" discussion. Because now if I say no more she is quick to remind me Dr.S said I can have as much as I want.

Do you or your CF child eat a lot of salt?

Some CF Salt Facts:
  • CF is a genetic disease that affects the body's epithelial cells, which are found in many places, including the sweat glands, the lungs, and the pancreas. An error in these cells causes problems with the balance of salt and water in the body.

  • People With CF lose a lot of salt in their sweat, especially during hot weather and when they exercise. A good way to replace this salt is by adding salt to food and eating salty snacks.






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6 comments:

Christy said...

Mackenzie doesn't eat much and I've always been surprised by this. Sometimes she even complains that things are too salty.

PaPa said...

Oh,she is just like her PaPa with the salt.those look like my chicken fingers....Luvs

The Smithson Family said...

I love it! I use that much salt, but I don't have CF.....just a carrier. Any blood test results always show that my sodium is low, therefore I feel like it is okay to indulge! My daughter is too young to use salt (10 months), but I am sure she will use a lot just because she will have learned it from me!
DeAnn

Cindy said...

Reilly loves salt, too. And pepper. But I have to admit, I use a lot, too. :o)

Alicia said...

What a great post! It's hard for me to get Samantha to eat the 2 things she needs: fat and salt! this is my girl who picks the apple dippers over the french fries at McDs. I was able to get her to eat a bunch of really salted popcorn today, but I've had to work really hard to get there! Hopefully, this was part of getting older and not just a fluke!

Graciy said...

Josh loves salt so much it's nasty. I use to hate it but since we have been together for 3 years and his kisses are super salty I have grown to just love salt on everything.