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Using Too Much Salt is Common in US

2009 Mar 26

US News and World Report, HealthDay News

Using Too Much Salt is Common in US, CDC Says

Excerpt from article:

"The average American consumes far more salt each day than is considered healthy, a new government report finds."

Use Plate as Guide to Right Foods

2009 Mar 19

The Des Moines Register- Des Moines, Iowa

Ask the Dietitian: Use Plate as Guide to Right Foods

by Lori Graff

"Using your plate as a guide can help you eat the right foods and right amount of foods for better health."

Dairy's Benefits to Heart Health

2009 Mar 10

RedOrbit- Dallas, Texas

Many Unaware of Dairy's Benefit to Heart Health

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Healthy Eating

Beat Back Big Salt with a Nutrient-rich Diet

2009 Mar 5

National Post- Toronto, Ontario, Canada

by Jennifer Sygo

Salt May Restrict Blood Flow to Heart

2009 Jan 23


by Salynn Boyles

"Reducing the salt in your diet can help lower your blood pressure, but it may also lower your risk for having a heart attack or stroke in another important way.

Results from a new study suggest that eating a low-sodium diet can also help keep blood vessels working properly."

Link to article

Welcome 2009 as Healthier, Happier Year

2008 Dec 30

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

by Chris Rosenbloom

"We are all busy making New Year’s resolutions, with diet and exercise always at the top of the list. I asked registered dietitians from around the country to share their top tip for a healthy and happy new year. So, here are 10 wishes from 10 dietitians to help you greet the New Year."

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Health Minute: Hypertension Solutions

2008 Dec 5

WDEF News 12

The holidays may not be the easiest time to make lifestyle changes, but you may not have a choice if your doctor warns you about high blood pressure or hypertension.

Judy Fortin has some tips for reducing your risk, in today's Health Minute.

Link to article and video


Making the salt-blood pressure link

2008 Oct 27

Los Angeles Times Health
By, Emily Sohn

One of the strongest sets of evidence linking salt to hypertension comes from a series of studies called DASH, for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension."

Funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health, the studies set out in the 1990s to discover how diets affect blood pressure.

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Welcome to the New DASH Diet

2008 Oct 1

Dale Burg is cooking her way to a healthier life. She has high blood pressure so her doctor told her to try the dash diet.

"The thing that was a little different is that it stressed grains," Burg said.

Today, she is making quinoa, which is a healthy grain that's new to her. Adding peppers, onions, olive oil and black beans, she's got a heart healthy meal.

Following the dash diet Burg has taken a bite out of her waistline, already losing a few pounds.


Low-Salt Diet May Lower Blood Pressure

2008 Sep 22

Salt is essential not only to life, but to good health. The body’s salt:water ratio is critical to metabolism, and salt maintains the electrolyte balance inside and outside of cells. Even human blood contains salt, 0.9 percent—the same concentration as found in sodium chloride irrigant commonly used to cleanse wounds. Most of our salt comes from food, some from water. However, for people who are “salt sensitive,” too much salt in the daily diet can contribute to resistant high blood pressure, or hypertension—a type that doesn’t respond to medications.