Archive for November, 2012

New Study Shows Frequently Undiagnosed High Blood Pressure in Young Adults

A while back, I wrote a blog post about the connection of high blood pressure and salt during the early years. The health prospects of children who are fed too much salt is scary enough. Now a new study presented at an American Heart Association’s scientific meeting reveals that most young adults with high blood […]

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The Salty Six

Everybody knows that pickles are packed with salt. Cutting out pickles is the first—and easiest—step to begin avoiding salt in your food.  It’s also a no brainer.  We have therefore listed pickles at the very top of our lists of foods to steer clear of. But you may be surprised to know that excess salt […]

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American Heart Association and Salt

On Monday, Nov 5th The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a press release confirming their previous stance on how much salt we should consume.  Simply stated: Everybody should consume less than 1500 mg of salt a day, period. Let me tell you why this statement, particularly coming from AHA is so monumentally important. If you […]

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Fall Injuries in the Elderly and Salt Intake

Could salt intake play a role in the countless injuries the elderly suffer due to simple falls? Read on. I run into Mary (not her real name) the other day. She hugs me and tearfully reports, “John is in the nursing home now and not doing well at all.” She continues. “He did so well […]

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