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Halt salt? Not so fast: scientists say not enough can harm health

6/16/2014 - With the exception of people who toss a pinch of salt over their shoulder for luck, sodium is typically associated with anything but good fortune. Individuals are often warned to cut back on it, if not avoid it altogether. Not only is voluntarily adding salt to meals frowned upon, but so too is eating...

LeBron James has magnesium deficiency

6/10/2014 - "Take magnesium LeBron!" was shouted by hundreds of thousands of people, who have read my book The Magnesium Miracle or watched my magnesium videos, when LeBron James collapsed with muscle cramping toward the end of Game 1 of the June 7, 2014, NBA Finals. Let me first summarize an article that made...

Truth about high sodium intake and health

4/24/2014 - Sodium has gotten a great deal of bad press over the past few decades. There is, of course, good reason for the warnings that are frequently posted by health experts, both online and in numerous medical journals, that are designed to make people think twice before using their salt shaker liberally....

Cities consider switching from corrosive salt to natural beet juice for de-icing roads

2/14/2014 - It would seem as though they are better suited for filling a lunch plate than being spread all over our roads. But beets, and particularly beet juice, are proving to be a highly effective alternative to pollutive salt rocks for de-icing roads in colder areas, which is why many cities are now considering...

Himalayan salt can help mineralize and detoxify the body

1/29/2014 - Salt is an essential nutrient that our bodies require for transporting nutrients into and out of our cells, regulating blood pressure, exchanging ions and much more. However, not all salts are equal. Table salt, which has been stripped of all its minerals except sodium and chloride, for instance, will...

Four specialty salts that can change your health for the better

11/22/2013 - With depleted soils and environmental toxins, consuming a mineral-rich diet is much more taxing now than in the past. Even when the diet is 100 percent organic, ensuring the proper level of nutrients can be difficult. Natural, unprocessed salt can help balance the odds in your favor. Brimming with essential...

Follow these simple tips to keep from getting dehydrated

11/14/2013 - For most people the concept of thirst or dehydration doesn't get much thought dedicated to it on a daily basis. Live until you get thirsty, then drink until you no longer thirst, and then continue living until you thirst again... right? Not quite. Most people treat thirst like a fuel gauge, but its...

The remarkable health benefits of Epsom salt baths

11/2/2013 - Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning and detoxifying the body. These salts are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly...

Healthy food and drink choices that can treat, cure type-2 diabetes

10/16/2013 - The average diabetic is more than likely used to hearing all about the types of things he or she should not be eating and drinking. But how often are diabetics advised about what they can, and should, be eating and drinking, particularly as these foods pertain to treating and even reversing diabetes? There...

Low salt diets don't work and hurt your body

10/5/2013 - For at least two decades, low salt or no salt diets have been touted as one way to ultimate health, or at least the best way to avoid hypertension and heart disease. Could it have been you were misled? Does anyone else remember when eggs were bad for you too? The truth is you could be facing more serious...

Iodized salt: Friend or foe?

8/5/2013 - Take it with a pinch of salt. All the press about iodized sodium chloride being good for the health of your thyroid is not entirely true. Salt is so vital to life, that without it we would cease to be alive. Muscles would not function properly, your memory would fail you, and there would be no beating...

Excess salt consumption found to be the cause of millions of heart disease deaths worldwide

7/20/2013 - New cases of cardiovascular disease continue to mount in the U.S. and worldwide, making this the leading killer of men, women and children in western cultures. Enlightened, health-conscious individuals now understand that heart disease is not only preventable, but also treatable in all but the most...

The salt of the earth: The wonders of Epsom salt in holistic therapy

6/7/2013 - If the words muscular fatigue, muscle pain or cracked skin mean something to you, then consider replacing those with "Epsom salt". Modern medicine is now confirming what has been known as fact for centuries: That Epsom salt can relieve muscle aches while healing foot pains and cracked skin conditions....

Does salt cause hypertension and heart disease?

5/31/2013 - From cradle to grave, most people are poorly educated about how to avoid cancer, heart disease plus many other degenerative conditions. While extreme dieting techniques and dangerous drugs are popularized in the media, we simply don't hear enough about the healing power of whole (unrefined) organic...

Why Himalayan Salt is the perfect storable barter item for preparedness and survival

12/14/2012 - Most people vastly underestimate the amount of salt they will need in a survival scenario. This happens because all our food is pre-salted right now by food manufacturers. So we don't think we need extra salt. But in the absence of processed, pre-salted food, an individual's need for real salt is surprisingly...

What's in your salt shaker? The fascinating varieties of salt and how to use them

12/4/2012 1:12:24 PM - Let's get right to the point -- most people love salt. Perfecting how to eat salt is an art most have not yet discovered. Not all salts are equal. Alton Brown of Food Network fame explains that all salt is sea salt from one time or another, even if it's found in the Himalayas. Many natural salts...

Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps, Tea Lights and USB LED salt sculptures now available at the Natural News Store

11/23/2012 - Harvested from deep inside the Himalayan mountain range, these salt lamps, tea lights and USB-powered LED salt lamps are made entirely of pink Himalayan (full-spectrum) salt crystals. They resemble large rose quartz crystals (see pictures below), and when lit from the inside, they project a kaleidoscope...

Black Friday, Cyber Monday specials at the Natural News Store (plus an update on what else is coming soon)

11/21/2012 - From the day we first opened our Natural News Store, we've been inundated with requests to put together discounts for the upcoming "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" events. I honestly had no idea these days were such a big deal, and in some ways I'm disturbed that retailers have essentially created...

Myth busted: No-salt diets are NOT necessarily healthier

8/25/2012 - For decades Americans have been told by food and diet experts in government and the private sector that salt, more than any other substance, is harmful to our health, even more than fats, alcohol, sugars and, presumably, bad seafood. Now, however, comes new evidence that the contents of your table salt...

Fifty food items to stockpile now: Health Ranger releases preparedness foods shopping list

8/22/2012 - With food prices skyrocketing and food supplies looking increasingly questionable for 2013, you'll be happy to know I've selected and assembled a list of recommended storable foods from a trusted discount source. All the foods listed below have a great shelf life, from two years to a decade. In this...

Seven toxic foods, drinks, and additives to cut out of your diet for good

8/7/2012 - With so much conflicting information out there about which foods are healthy and which foods are not, it can be difficult for many people to determine how best to approach a healthy lifestyle that includes eating well. But a good place to start is to avoid these seven toxic foods, beverages, and additives...

Best foods to eat to kick-start a sluggish thyroid

7/31/2012 - If you feel sluggish, tired or depressed often with some difficulty losing weight no matter what you try, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism, or simply a sluggish thyroid. It's estimated that at least five percent of the population suffers from hypothyroidism. Hormones from the thyroid gland,...

Natural ways to purify the air indoors

5/21/2012 7:15:33 PM - People spend around 90 percent of their lives indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Unfortunately, indoor air quality is sometimes two to five times more polluted than the air outside. Poor air quality in the home and office can result in people developing health conditions like...

Low-salt diets increase risk of stroke and heart disease, study says

12/31/2011 - For years we've been told to lower our salt intake for our health. Individuals at risk for heart attack are especially admonished to drop their salt intake as low as possible. As it turns out, this seemingly harmless recommendation is actually putting us at a higher risk for conditions like heart disease...

Salt - friend or foe?

12/20/2011 2:48:43 PM - For many years we have been told by medical experts and nutritionists alike that it is crucial for our health to cut down on sodium as much as possible. Statistical data seems to show that a high dietary salt intake (primarily consisting in sodium chloride) can put people at risk of cardiovascular complications. Consequently,...

Neti pot scare story proves that brain-eating amoeba lurk in public water supplies

12/18/2011 - All across the 'net, the mainstream media is running scare stories about people who use neti pots and then suffer from brain-eating amoeba that fatally devour their brain tissue. Of course, it's all a deception to try to link a natural cleansing therapy to the risk of death. Even so, all the following...

Veggie burgers often contain hidden MSG

12/2/2011 - Whether you're a strict vegetarian or simply an omnivore seeking to lower your intake of animal protein, you may find vegetarian convenience foods, such as veggie burgers, a tempting addition to your grocery cart. Beware, however, as many of the most readily available brands of veggie burgers betray...

How to hide preparedness minerals (emergency nutrition) in plain view with a Himalayan salt lamp

12/1/2011 - It's not often you find an item that's functional as both a household appliance and a source of nutrition. You can't EAT your dishwasher, for example. It's even harder to find such an item that becomes more valuable in an economic collapse scenario when food supply disruptions occur. That's why this...

NaturalNews Store announces holiday season specials on salt lamps, EMF meters, superfoods and more

11/27/2011 - There's a lot of gift-giving going on this holiday season, but much of it is unfortunately founded in toxic gifts that actually cause cancer. Perfumes and colognes, for example, contain over 20 cancer-causing chemicals. Holiday meats and sausages almost always contain a chemical that causes cancer and...

Salad dressings often loaded with corn syrup and other junk ingredients

10/26/2011 - After you wash and chop your fresh vegetables to prepare a delicious and healthy salad, would you pour a bottle of corn syrup over your dish or sprinkle the greens with sugar? You probably think that this sounds like a disgusting idea. Yet that is exactly what many people do by using prepared salad...

Iodine phobia

10/15/2011 - Iodine deficiency is thought to be the most common cause of hypothyroidism and the one true cause of goiters. Once researchers realized this many decades ago, health authorities around the world began adding iodine to table salt. But interestingly allopathic medical science is now saying that in countries...

Ten reasons why you should use pure unrefined sea salt

9/28/2011 - Salt use has been a controversial health issue. Most allopathic MDs consider it a source of high blood pressure. But researchers from holistic health circles, including some independent MDs, have embraced pure sea salt as vital for good health. The taboo on salt has been challenged. Taboos Based...

Five health-enhancing foods that don't even seem like health foods: Mustard, cole slaw and more

9/26/2011 - When observing the typical diet of American consumers, with all the fried foods, aspartame-laced "diet" products and pasteurized, hormone-ridden dairy products that typical people consume, I sometimes ask myself a question that perhaps you've pondered, too: What on Earth is keeping all these people...

What's really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry's most evil ingredients

7/28/2011 - Ever wonder what's really in the food sold at grocery stores around the world? People keep asking me, "What ingredients should I avoid?" So I put together a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease-promoting ingredients in the food supply. These are the substances causing cancer, diabetes,...

Too little salt intake during pregnancy inhibits proper kidney development in offspring, study finds

7/8/2011 - It has become common knowledge that consuming too much sodium is unhealthy and leads to high blood pressure. But a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology -- Renal Physiology has found that consuming too little sodium is also damaging. According to researchers from both the University...

Salt and Sodium - Question the concerns of the medical establishment

5/24/2011 - High sodium diets and high blood pressure (hypertension) cause coronary problems, even heart attacks. This has been the medical consensus for a long time that points to table salt as the major culprit. But how accurate is this consensus really? There are a growing number of medical practitioners who...

Low salt diet does not reduce heart disease, study finds

5/14/2011 - A new European study published in the May 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that a low salt diet increases the death rate from cardiovascular disease and fails to prevent high blood pressure. These startling findings, reported by The New York Times, are diametrically...

Does eating lots of salt really affect blood pressure?

5/6/2011 - A new European study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association defies conventional wisdom concerning salt intake and heart health, suggesting that high salt consumption does not always lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. Researchers from the University of Leuven...

Remedy dry skin, itchiness and various skin conditions with tissue salts

3/24/2011 - Tissue salts are minerals essential to assisting the body to maintain a healthy balance in the bones, teeth, muscles, tissues and nerve cells. If the body is lacking in certain tissue salts, an imbalance may occur at the cellular level which can lead to poor health conditions or disease. Skin conditions...

Ditch the table salt, not the sodium

3/7/2011 - It's no secret that sodium has replaced carbohydrates and fat as the new scapegoat for all sorts of health issues ranging from high blood pressure and osteoporosis, to heart disease. New product marketing strategies boast "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" labels, and many brands are replacing sodium...

The top five negative-calorie health foods that burn fat while making you feel full

1/4/2011 - How do you eat more while losing more weight at the same time? One of the best answers is to eat "negative-calorie" foods, meaning that these foods actually take more energy to digest than they deliver to your body. While these foods may be an important source of phytonutrients, they are not sources...

Major food manufacturers pledge to cut salt content

11/26/2010 - Six major food companies recently agreed to sign on to the National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI), a program that aims to cut salt content in packaged and restaurant foods by 20 percent over the next five years. Like cigarettes, sodium is the next major social vice being targeted because high levels...

Wendy's unveils natural-cut fries made with sea salt

11/16/2010 - If you ever ask yourself whether all of us in the natural health community are really making a difference, look no further than today's astonishing news: the Wendy's fast food chain has announced new "natural-cut" French fries made with sea salt. What makes them "natural-cut?" They still have potato...

Your Salt may be Killing You

11/7/2010 - Salt is one of the most basic and ubiquitous food seasonings. Historically, salt has been an extraordinarily valuable food preservative for most cultures in the world. Natural salt contains a vast array of essential minerals and continues to be incredibly valuable for our health. Today, modern refineries...

Discover the Many Uses of Epsom Salt

8/7/2010 - Epsom salt is a pure mineral compound composed of magnesium and sulfate which has long been known as a natural remedy for many health conditions. Epsom salt can also relax the nervous system and soothe the body, mind, and soul. The magnesium content in Epsom salt is particularly valuable. Magnesium...

Naturally Treat Digestive Problems with Tissue Cell Salts

7/25/2010 - Mineral salts found in the earth's rocks and soil are necessary in order for the human body to function as it should. Minerals that are vital for good overall health are generally leached from the soil due to modern agricultural practices in which chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers are commonly used....

Choose Unrefined Sea Salt over Table Salt

7/16/2010 - Are there any benefits to switching out your traditional iodized table salt for unrefined sea salt? Aside from the superior taste that many say sea salt possesses, there are indeed several reasons you may want to consider choosing sea salt. The first benefit of sea salt over table salt is that it...

Restore Adrenal Health with Natural Sea Salt

7/9/2010 - According to experts, as much as 60 to 80 percent of the population suffers from some level of adrenal fatigue, a condition with symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, difficultly dealing with stress, and trouble feeling energized even after a full night's rest. Interestingly enough, another common...

Cutting salt in manufactured foods could save the U.S. $32 billion a year in health care costs

6/23/2010 - Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in California recently released the results of a study they conducted on the best ways to get Americans to consume less salt. The study was in response to research indicating that even a...

Why Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt is so much better for your health than processed table salt

5/5/2010 - If you've been reading NaturalNews for long, you've heard me talk about the importance of switching from processed table salt to a "full spectrum" salt. Table salt -- or "white salt" -- is to real salt as table sugar is to dehydrated cane juice. Both white table salt and white sugar are devoid of the...

Counter Hair Loss Naturally with Tissue Cell Salts

4/21/2010 - Hair thinning and hair loss is a distressing occurrence for both men and women. Although it is normal to lose some hair each day, it is different if hair is falling out in clumps. Tissue cell salts are a safe and natural way of restoring some of the mineral deficiencies in the body that can contribute...

Heal Yourself in 15 Days by eating MORE (not less)

3/4/2010 - Can you really heal yourself by eating more food? It seems counterintuitive, but in this article -- part eleven of our 15-day self-healing series -- I'm going to share with you how eating more food can actually be a powerful tool in accelerating your body's own natural healing potential. But there's...

Treat Depression Naturally and Avoid Harmful Drugs

1/29/2010 - Depression is a prolonged feeling of unhappiness and gloom. The condition can range from a short spell of "the blues" to chronic long term sadness, which may have its start or be exacerbated by events in a person`s life, such as a death in the family, divorce, retirement or childbirth. Someone with...

Herbs Help Treat Diabetes: Bilberry, Gymnema, Ginkgo and Salt Bush

1/8/2010 - Many herbal remedies are used to treat symptoms of diabetes and have shown results in naturally lowering blood sugar levels. Scientific research is now shedding new light on the mechanisms used since ancient times to treat diabetes with herbs and nutrition. Diabetes was noted as far back as Ancient...

Natural Herbs and Tissue Salts can Eliminate Restless, Sleepless Nights

12/15/2009 - Restlessness, bad sleeping patterns or insomnia can affect many people. This is not surprising when one considers the fast past of life today and the world in general, which is fraught with tension and insecurity in many places. Children are not immune, unfortunately, and often have sleep patterns interrupted...

How to Combat Colds and Flu with Tissue Salts

11/25/2009 - Tissue salts, also known as cell salts, are minerals - the same minerals that are found in the earth`s rocks and soil. Gentle, safe and non-toxic, tissue salts can be bought in pill form from virtually any pharmacy or health store and can provide the help the body needs in order to fight colds and flu. Tissue...

Avoid Table Salt: Learn Why You Should Switch to Unrefined Sea Salt

8/29/2009 - Most modern health problems that have been linked to sodium are actually caused by the condition of the salt we eat. The typical modern salt product can be compared to refined sugar and refined flour - it used to be a healthful, whole food, but it has now been stripped and processed into a disaster...

Magnesium is the Underrated Master Mineral

8/4/2009 - Magnesium is a very underrated, virtually ignored mineral for our diets, yet it is the most crucial and essential to over 300 bodily biochemical and cellular metabolic processes. It has been called the "Master Mineral" because of its central importance to so many cellular functions and proper body glucose...

Confronting Salt Confusion

4/22/2009 - Salt is currently considered a leading culprit for high blood pressure and other health problems. This is based on the premise that a high sodium intake creates high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attacks, arterial, and kidney problems. Salt is high in sodium. But sodium is essential for proper...

Confront Salt Confusion

4/20/2009 - Salt is currently considered a leading culprit for high blood pressure and other health problems. This is based on the premise that a high sodium intake creates high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attacks, arterial, and kidney problems. Salt is high in sodium. But sodium is essential for proper...

Sea Salt may be Healthier than Table Salt

3/19/2009 - All living creatures need salt to stay alive, especially human beings. The human body is 75% water, all of which is maintained as a salt water solution. It is called isotonic saline, and occurs at 0.9%. This solution can be duplicated and is sold commercially as an intravenous fluid. More than 25% of...

Four Basic Principles of Healthy Eating and Living

2/27/2009 - Changing your diet isn`t always easy. The first thing you need to realize is that when you go off the western diet you will undergo a detoxification process that will be both physically and mentally challenging. The urge to go back to toxic foods will be almost impossible to resist and it will take...

Mike Adams Talks About the Benefits of Alkalizing and Mineralizing Water

1/7/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, Mike Adams talks about alkalinizing and mineralizing water. Renegade Water Secrets with Mike Adams, founder of (www.naturalnews.com) . Kevin:...

Diets High in Sodium May Lead to Disease and Death

12/18/2008 - People who regularly eat foods high in sodium risk having diseases such as hypertension, Type II diabetes mellitus, respiratory complications, Dislipidemia, Gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, and some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon). Most of the daily sodium intake comes from salt. The DRI Upper...

Salt Content in Processed Foods Linked to Higher Soda Consumption, Hypertension and Obesity

11/18/2008 - Higher salt intake in children is related to an increased consumption of sugary beverages, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. George's, University of London, and published in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. High consumption of salt is well-known to be linked...

Review of the Best New Natural Appetite Suppressant Supplements, Including Pine Nut Oil

11/7/2008 - Natural appetite suppressants have come a long way since the days of hoodia gordonii. Today's natural appetite suppressants are more effective, more honest and even more affordable than most hoodia supplements, and they provide health-conscious consumers a realistic way to reduce the feelings of hunger...

How to Get and Apply Ormus

11/7/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, Barry Carter shares on getting and applying ormus. Renegade Water Secrets with Barry Carter, leading authority on ormus, a "white, powder gold."...

Inner Cell Balance: Simplicity of Tissue Salts

11/2/2008 - Isn't it helpful to know that in our fast-paced and increasingly complex world of infoglut (information overload impacting our decisions) we can find some simple self-help remedies to assist us with our cellular balance? Let's have a look at this simple yet relevant world of tissue salts, also known...

Choosing the Right Foods for Your Family Can Make a Significant Nutritional Difference

10/24/2008 - You've seen the labels before. You've heard the buzz in your grocery store aisles. Organic! Grass fed! But what is that anyway? And does it really matter if you buy organic or grass fed products? Let's start with what makes something "organic". Organic refers to the agricultural process used to produce...

Balance Sodium with Potassium for Good Health

10/20/2008 - Nature is all about balance. The human body, being naturally created, reflects this principle in every small aspect as well as in its main orchestration, the constant search for homeostasis. Yet mainstream doctors tend to overlook the primal theme of balance. They like to view each body part or system...

Boku Superfood Launches Enhanced Superfood Formula; Earns Editor's Choice Recommendation

10/13/2008 - Since its introduction last year, Boku Superfood has remained at the very top of my list of recommended superfood powder products. The formulation is simply outstanding, the value of the product is unbeatable, and the taste will win you over. It has become the most frequently used superfood product...

The Health Ranger Answers Common Questions About Nutritional Supplements (transcript)

9/4/2008 - The following is a transcript of a broadcast of The Health Ranger Show. You can find the downloadable audio of this program here: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html What is the biggest myth about nutritional supplements? You've often wondered about that haven't you? There is a lot of...

The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide: Interview with the Author

7/24/2008 - I had the distinct pleasure of reading a paperback book by Dr. Susan E. Brown and Larry Trivieri, Jr. called the Alkaline-Acid Food Guide. It is a short read and quick reference on the extent to which foods affect the pH balance in our bodies. The book is based on compiled research from a number of...

Using Sea Minerals in Agriculture – a Tutorial

7/10/2008 - Based on my other two articles on sea minerals here on NaturalNews, (http://www.naturalnews.com/022278.html) and (http://www.naturalnews.com/022309.html) , I have received a lot of questions from readers on how to make a Sole and how to ocean-farm. In this article I attempt to teach you in plain English...

A Conversation With Larry Trivieri Jr, Co-Author of The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide

6/21/2008 - I had the distinct pleasure of reading a paperback book by Dr. Susan E. Brown and Larry Trivieri, Jr. called the Alkaline-Acid Food Guide. It is a short read and quick reference on the extent to which foods affect the pH balance in our bodies. The book is based on compiled research from a number of...

FDA to Hold Hearings over Salt Content in Processed Foods

5/19/2008 - In response to a petition by the Center of Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the FDA held its first hearing to consider whether and how to regulate the salt content of processed foods. Excessive salt intake has been linked to high blood pressure, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease....

Processed Salt Consumption Linked to High Blood Pressure in Children

2/20/2008 - Like adults, children with a high salt intake are at an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a British study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension. Researchers examined the blood pressure measurements and salt intake for 1,658 children between the ages of 4 and 18....

Healthy Superfood Gift Baskets Launched by Transition Nutrition

12/13/2007 - Superfood innovator Transition Nutrition has announced the launching of seven superfood gift baskets. Made with ingredients like premium quality cashews, cacao brittles, goji berries, macadamia nuts, Golden Himalayan Raisins, and macadamia nut butter, these gift baskets allow consumers to give healthful,...

The Many Benefits and Uses of Sea Minerals

11/29/2007 - We humans are designed to take in trace elements. How does it work? Plants feed off of minerals in the soil. They will take up only those minerals they need for their growth and development. The plants digest these minerals by adding a carbon atom. When we consume these plants we eat whatever mineral...

Eating a high-salt diet increases the risk of ulcers

11/9/2007 - A species of bacteria that has been linked to both peptic ulcers and gastric cancer becomes more virulent in the presence of higher salt concentrations, according to a study presented at the conference of the American Society for Microbiology. A bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori is believed to...

Food firms propose replacing MSG, salt with yeast extract that contains free glutamate

1/29/2007 - Dutch ingredients manufacturer DSM Food Specialties recently announced the release of its Maxarome Select product, which promises to replace the flavor-enhancing chemical MSG (monosodium glutamate) in manufactured foods, but opponents say DSM's new product is still a yeast extract that contains harmful...

Consumer group petitions USDA to limit sodium in meat and poultry products

1/17/2007 - Since excess salt can cause high blood pressure, heart attack and strokes, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set maximum sodium levels for a variety of meat and poultry goods. "According to leading sodium researchers, halving the salt...

Reducing excessive salt intake can help relieve asthma symptoms, says review

1/9/2007 - A review of scientific data by British and American researchers found that reducing salt intake might reduce the severity of asthma and breathing problems. The review -- published in the December issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice --analyzed both epidemiological and clinical...

Salt intake linked to obesity, say Finnish scientists

11/10/2006 - Research from scientists in Finland -- which was just recently published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases -- could increase pressure on the food industry to reduce salt content in a wide range of foods. The researchers found that salt intake reduction helps combat obesity. Study...

Global campaign urges food makers to decrease salt content of manufactured foods

10/6/2006 - Sodium levels in most manufactured foods need to be lower, according to the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH), an effort from 194 medical experts in 48 countries to pressure food companies to lower the salt content of prepared food. WASH's campaign occurs at the same time that a WHO (World Health...

Nutrition journal failed to disclose ties to food industry for article on salt intake

10/3/2006 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest's weekly alert Science Watch says that the Journal of the American College of Nutrition published a special supplement on salt intake, but failed to inform readers it was written and edited by salt industry consultants. Also left out of the loop was the...

Potassium-enriched salt may cut heart risks (press release)

8/24/2006 - Replacing regular salt with a potassium-fortified alternative may help lower older adults' risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 2,000 elderly Taiwanese men, researchers found that those given a potassium-enriched salt substitute were 40 percent less...

Pass on the Salt (press release)

8/18/2006 - Sodium, a main component of salt, is essential to your body’s functioning. It helps transmit nerve impulses, makes your muscles work and maintains the proper balance of body fluids. For people who are sodium sensitive or have hypertension, reducing sodium intake can lead to markedly beneficial health...

AMA's campaign against salt fails to recognize health benefits of sea salt and trace minerals

7/18/2006 - You may have heard the recent news that the AMA has publicly come out against excessive sodium consumption and salt in particular. Suddenly, the alternative health community is engaged in a whirlwind of debate on the topic. But wait, if salt is a major risk factor in heart and renal diseases, why...

Eating for defense: Foods to avoid when fighting the flu

3/3/2006 - If you want to defend yourself against the flu, you need to adopt healthy dietary choices. That means eating unprocessed foods and avoiding all white flour, white sugar and other added sugars. It means avoiding all chemical additives such as saccharin, aspartame, monosodium glutamate and artificial...

Blaming dietary sodium for high blood pressure is too simplistic; the real problem may be mineral deficiencies

12/14/2005 - In popular thought, disputing sodium's link to high blood pressure is equivalent to questioning whether the earth is round. However, some experts now believe that salt will not raise blood pressure in everyone, just in people who are "salt sensitive." Only 10 percent of the population is salt sensitive,...

Taste inflation revealed: why sugar, salt and fragrance make you stupid

10/18/2005 - America is a nation that suffers from "taste inflation." Virtually all prepared foods in this country, whether they're restaurant foods or convenience foods, are made with such outrageous levels of salt, sugar and MSG that they can only be called extreme foods suffering from taste inflation. What...

Interview: Organic New Zealand sea salt from Wind and Sea Imports

6/25/2005 - Mike: I'm talking with David Heine, president of Wind and Sea Imports. We're talking about sea salts. This is a hot item right now. What's special about your brand? Heine: Table salts and sea salts of the world typically have bleaching agents, anti-caking agents, leaching agents and other processing...

Q&A: How to reduce high blood pressure and restore healthy cholesterol levels with natural health

5/28/2005 - A reader asks,"What are the proven natural products that reduce high blood pressure and restore healthy cholesterol levels? I am taking steps on the nutritional side of things such as avoiding meat and dairy products while eating a lot of fruits." First of all, congratulations to you for taking some...

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