http://www.t-nation.com/article/most_recent/sodium_your_secret_weapon it pretty much says sodium gets a bad rap and that most athletes should consume more. i have a question about this: Don't forget that we're talking about sodium, and not table salt. Table salt is sodium chloride (NaCl; about 40% sodium, and 60% chloride), and many brands of table salt also contain added iodine. This can cause problems for some people's metabolisms, and of course sodium ends up taking the blame. Avoid the issue and use sea salt instead. i only really care about the big picture since i'm not an expert on anything food related. so if i replaced table salt with sea salt, am i getting enough iodine from other sources of foods (chicken breast, eggs, milk, etc. etc.)? I don't consume many processed foods, and most of the stuff i cook are fresh. my main staples are brown rice, eggs, milk, whey, chicken breast, fresh veggies, and sweet potatoes. i wouldn't want a huge thyroid sticking out of my neck and all, but i'm sure that's just on the extreme end of malnutrition.