Low sodium intake linked to heart problems?

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This is crazy. A new study evaluating the link between salt intake and heart problems finds that people with low sodium intake also have an increased risk of cardiovascular issues. But the “low” sodium intake that was linked to increased risk was between 2,000 and 3,000mg per day…in other words, substantially higher than the American Heart Association’s recommended maximum intake of 1500mg. The risk declined slightly at higher intakes and then rose again when sodium intake got up around 8,000mg per day.

Study details: Too little salt may also increase risk of heart problems.

To me, this somewhat ridiculous finding confirms what I’ve long suspected:Except for those with salt-sensitive hypertension, the relationship between sodium intake and heart disease is largely a red herring. I think we could do a lot more good by coaching people to increase their potassium intake than haranguing them to decrease sodium intake.

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Vegetarian Diet Can Boost Cardiovascular Health

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Last year, when former President Bill Clinton gave up meat for his daughter’s very vegan wedding, it was an act of love that came straight from the heart.

In the long run, his decision to change his eating habits and shed 20 pounds for Chelsea just might save his heart, too.

The American Heart Association recommends eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats and poultry. But lately, plant-based diets have gotten a big boost from Clinton and others who believe it reduces the risk of heart disease.

Last month, the new USDA dietary guidelines for the first time highlighted the benefits of a vegetarian or vegan diet, including a reduction in obesity and heart disease. Continue reading “Vegetarian Diet Can Boost Cardiovascular Health” »

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November’s Purse-Sonality Contest Winner!!

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Congratulations to the November Purse of the Month winner, India. India was randomly selected among the entries received by December 1st. The great news for the other’s who signed up is that you are still eligible to win a purse in the future. You are automatically entered in the contest this month and for the following months as well. Check out this month’s purse; a Betsey Johnson that retails for $238! Congratulations to India, and good luck to all next month!

Travelzoo’s Desert Deals

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Summer sizzles in the American Southwest and it’s a great time of year to find some spectacular deals at upscale resorts and spas. Here are three amazing desert deals that have been researched and professionally checked by our Test Booking Center™ in Chicago. Continue reading “Travelzoo’s Desert Deals” »

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Food & Water Watch Report – Poison Fruit of American Trade Policy , Americans are consuming more imported fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen and canned produce, and fruit juice than ever before. An examination of U.S. consumption of produce that is commonly eaten as well as grown in America found that over the past 15 years Americans consumption of imported fresh fruits and vegetables doubled, but border inspection has not kept pace with rising imports, and less than one percent of the imported produce is inspected by the federal government. Food & Water Watch studied fifty common fruit and vegetable products like fresh apples, frozen broccoli, fresh tomatoes, orange juice and frozen potatoes.

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