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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