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  • National Nutrition Month: Reduce sugar, sodium, and saturated fats
    National Nutrition Month: Reduce sugar, sodium, and saturated fats
    March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition and education campaign of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The 2016 theme is to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” so take the opportunity to cut down on sugar, salt/sodium, and...
  • Increase your water intake and boost your health
    Increase your water intake and boost your health
    Numerous products are available in the marketplace that are promoted as health boosters. Some are priced modestly while others carry a high price tag. Now, a new study has found that an extremely inexpensive, readily available product—plain...
  •  The basics of congestive heart failure
    The basics of congestive heart failure
    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition which affects the pumping power and effectiveness of your heart muscle. Often, it is referred to as “heart failure” or HF.The human heart has four chambers. The upper...
  • Salt:  What you don't know about it can kill you!
    Salt: Take the challenge
    For those who are always up for a good challenge: Go shopping and find 10 no-sodium snacks or can goods in 10 minutes! For those of us who favor salty snacks and can’t eat a meal without dousing salt on every bite, this challenge may be...
  • Mommy blogger guilty
    'Mommy blogger' guilty: Mom guilty of force feeding boy sodium via stomach tube
    The “Mommy Blogger” case rendered a verdict this week: Guilty. Lacey Spears, a 27-year-old Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. mom stood accused of leisurely poisoning her 5-year-old son with sodium treatments forced into the boy’s body via a...
  • Messy eater
    CDC reports toddler foods high in salt and added sugar
    Those convenient toddler foods that line grocery store shelves are loaded with salt and added sugar, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The research, published in the Feb. 2 online edition of...
  • Infant and toddler food may be loaded with sodium and sugar
    Infant and toddler food may be loaded with sodium and sugar
    It is common knowledge that excess sodium and salt is unhealthy for individuals of all ages. A new study has found that many food products marketed for infants and toddlers may contain excess sodium and sugar. The findings were published online on...
  • Too much salt unhealthy for children
    Report: 90 percent of children eating too much salt
    The great majority of American children -- or 90 percent -- eat far more sodium than is recommended, which puts them at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control...
  • Salt
    To salt or not to salt? That still remains the question
    A new recent study released by the US Food and Drug Administration this past Wednesday, August 13, has many people up in arms regarding low sodium intake. The research study, that also includes an accompanying editorial by Dr. Suzanne Oparil,...
  • water and sweating can ward off sodium's harmful effects
    Sweat your sodium out for improved health
    Of all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in food, there are none more sublimely harmful to your health than sodium. One of the best and healthiest ways to diminish your body's sodium is to sweat it out. Excess sodium is the number one...
  • Sodium intake too high among US teens
    Sodium intake too high among US teens
    According to a new study, many US teens may be consuming an excess amount of sodium on a daily basis. It also found that this was detrimental to their health. The study was published online on February 2 in the journal Pediatrics by researchers at...
  • Salt on french fries
    Sodium intake exceeds recommended amount
    Globally almost all countries have high sodium intake In 2010, the global mean sodium intake was 3.95 grams a day which was twice the daily recommendation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended limitation of two grams a day.In...
  • Breads and rolls top the list of foods that contribute most salt to America's diet
    Top 10 salty foods that Americans eat
    Just 10 types of food account for nearly half of the nation's excessive sodium intake, government researchers found.About 44% of America's mean daily salt consumption -- almost 3,300 mg -- comes from these 10 foods.Do you eat them?bread...
  • Graph showing, prevalence of awareness, treatment and control of hypertension compared between the four NHANES studies.
    Sodium containing drugs increase heart attack risk by 16 percent
    Dr. Jacob George, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Dundee, and colleagues from University of Dundee and University College London published new findings that recommend the removal of...
  • Fizzy medicines can cause heart attacks
    Fizzy medicines can cause heart attacks
    Fizzy medicines such as Alka Seltzer are consumed by millions of individuals worldwide; however, many are unaware that they are high in sodium. High sodium intake has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (i.e., heart attacks...
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