Low-Sal Life

Managing a healthy life with Salicylate Sensitivity
Eggs are safe to eat on a low-sal therapeutic diet

Salicylates are a broad class of organic chemicals that can occur naturally in plants or are man-made for useful purposes like cleaners and medicines. Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid, a type of salicylate that is synthetically made in a lab for medicine. We discovered this effective medicine for pain relief from willow bark where the chemical is produced naturally as part of the tree’s defense system. Other plants like spices, fruits, and vegetables contain smaller amounts of salicylates which people may react to. Salicylate intolerance describes a person’s inability to come in contact with salicylates, whether they are naturally occurring in food or synthetically made like for a fragrance….

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Salicylates can be eaten, absorbed through your skin, or inhaled.


View hundreds of tested food results from around the world, analyzed ingredients and cosmetics, and therapeutic recommendations.

Find recommendations for low-salicylate products like make-up, safe ready-to-eat foods, shampoos, soaps, household items, and more.

Find solutions and answers in the research section. Hundreds of research articles focus on salicylate sensitivity, what foods and natural products contain salicylates, and what related conditions are common.

Celery is generally low in salicylates and adds a nice crunch and flavor to dishes.

A Low-Sal Diet is -

A Low-Sal Diet consists of eating foods low in salicylates like meats, dairy, seafood, beans, and grains. Low salicylate produce includes pears, potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, green onions, and celery. Foods to avoid are many fruits and vegetables, certain oils, most nuts and seeds, and most spices. 

It is possible to adapt a low-sal diet with your goals and values. Any diet style is possible including carnivore, keto, high-carb/low-fat, vegetarian, and vegan.

This is not a diet for weight loss, it is a therapeutic diet to manage chemical sensitivity, histamine (or allergic-type) reactions, chronic inflammation and fatigue, autoimmune disorders, and neurological issues.

Many people will find that managing their diet is not enough and will need to look broader at medicines, cleaners, fragrances, and cosmetics to manage their symptoms completely.

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