Guest Post: Dr. Thakore – “Pulling the Plug” does not mean “killing” someone

  I am pleased to introduce Dr. Gnan Thakore as a guest writer. Dr. Thakore has been working in intensive care for twenty-five years. He currently serves as the director of the ICU at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Thakore studied at Brown University and now passes his knowledge on to the next generation as an […]

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Research links use of salt to adult onset diabetes

The following was published in Springfield News-Sun on June 30, 2017: Shockingly bad news is buried in the recent article in the New York Times on salt which most people who contacted me interpreted to mean that they don’t have to watch salt in their diet.  Closer review of the article reveals a link between […]

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It’s time to put an end to such preventable heart ache and loss.

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In late April, I received the following email. You’ll find my answer below. Stories like these compel me to do everything I possibly can to get out the word about salt and heart health. Dear Dr.  Neravetla, My name is Lori and I spoke to you at the Springfield Library today (4/26/2014). I have read your book Salt Kills and […]

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Addicted to the Cause of Osteoporosis?

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Women live one third of their lives in a post-menopausal state. And nearly all post-menopausal women will get osteoporosis. That’s why 50 million women in America are at risk for osteoporosis. If you’re a Black American woman those stats are even worse. Between 80 and 95 percent of fractures in Black American women over 64 […]

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Clearing Up the Salt Debate

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All you Doubting Thomas-types out there, doubt no more. The infographic below summarizes all the health issues related salt. You could read it and weep, which is surely what will happen if you keep eating tons of salt. Or you can let the facts speak to you and make one simple change that will help […]

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Flawed Data Leads to Dangerously Flawed Conclusions

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The idea that we need more sodium than what is naturally contained in our food is a myth. The fact is that we get plenty of sodium in food naturally. Not only do we not need to add extra salt to our diets, our bodies are not built to handle extra salt. Dr. Lewis K. […]

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New Salt Study Is Old, Bad News

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For at least six decades physicians and health care policymakers have been cautioning us about adding salt to our food. Each time when we begin to make a little progress on the salt prevention front, some media frenzy puts a major damper on the whole effort. Recently the news spotlighted a flawed study indicating that […]

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Salt Sensitivity—Not Just Black America’s Problem

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“His blood pressure is very high,” complained a new nursing student to a kidney specialist (nephrologist) colleague while we were making rounds the other day.  Before he or I could answer, the nurse in charge quickly replied, “What do you expect? He is a Black American. His blood pressure lives at that level.” The nephrologist […]

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Food Tastes Better Without Salt

Dr. Vemana

Let me introduce Dr. Siva Vemana, an internist in Springfield, Ohio and close family friend who has been my personal physician for many decades. Dr. Vemana was the main reason I ended up coming to Springfield Ohio, and despite many trials and tribulations the main reason I have remained here since the early 1980s. He […]

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Stress, Salt Retention and High Blood Pressure in Black America

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Have you heard of white coat syndrome? The simple anxiety inherent in seeing a doctor can drive your blood pressure higher. Those of us in the medical arena see this commonly, which is why we encourage everybody—especially patients with high blood pressure—to record their blood pressure at home before a doctor’s visit. (For more information […]

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