Given that we cannot "see" energy and only the physical world around us, it is difficult to imagine how we as humans are mostly energetic beings. We rarely think about food as providing energetic fuel for our bodies. Even less do we think about what substances might be actually holding our spirits within our bodies. It turns out electrolytes serve that very function. It is no coincidence that as people get toward the end of their lives they become hyponatremic, and their bodies are unable to hold the sodium for optimal health. Your body knows the answer and your intuition will lead you to optimal health, including "knowing" what your daily salt intake should be, rather than what the "experts" recommend.