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Help for High Blood Pressure Most Americans will develop essential hypertension in their lifetime and more than half of adult Americans have a blood pressure that is higher than normal. One in four Americans already has hypertension which puts them at increased risk for stroke, heart attack, and kidney...
 
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MSG is a safer choice than salt! Back in 1968, a letter to the editor by Dr. Kwok discussed a strange syndrome of numbness around the head, shoulder and arms as well as palpitations and weakness that occurred whenever he ate at a Chinese restaurant. He mentioned that it...
 
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Should I Worry About Salt Intake? The Salt Institute claims that, "evidence now shows clearly that only a small minority of the population really benefits from restricting salt." Most people and many clinicians subscribe to this position and assume the only way too much salt can harm the body is by causing hypertension in sodium ... Should I Worry About Salt Intake?
 
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Salt: Friend or Foe? Nutrition researchers have known about the need for salt much longer than most other nutrients. Oddly enough, there is no RDA for sodium although the 10th edition of the Recommended Dietary Allowances states, "The minimum average requirement for adults is 115 mg of sodium per...
 
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Focus on Folic Acid Folic acid and folate are different terms for the same B vitamin.? Folate is the name of the vitamin as it is found naturally in foods.? Folic acid is the synthetic form found in vitamin supplements and added to fortified foods. In 1998, the Food...