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Salty Foods Boost Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Heart Disease Increased By Salty Foods

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally. In 2015, an estimated 17.7 million people died from various types of cardiovascular disorders worldwide. Cardiovascular diseases kill more than 600,000 people every year in the United States. To put this into a SAD pe...

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Habitual salt intake and risk of gastric cancer: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.

High consumption of salty foods may increase stomach cancer risk.

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Six Salty Foods that Sabotage Heart Health

Six Salty Foods that Sabotage Heart Health

"A large number of studies have been conducted, all of which support the concept that salt intake is the major factor increasing [blood pressure] in the population. The diversity and strength of the evidence is much greater than other lifestyle factors, for example, overweight, low consumption of fruit and vegetables and lack of physical exercise,"...

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Global sodium consumption and death from cardiovascular causes.

High intake of sodium may increase the chances of dying from cardiovascular diseases.

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Can We Trust News Reports about Medical Studies?

Can We Trust News Reports about Medical Studies?

Controversy sells. The media is always happy to report when the conclusions of a new study fly in the face of established beliefs. But the controversy and the short-lived news stories are too fleeting to include the voices of the medical and scientific community as they meticulously review the data, the methods, the math, and...

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Seven Ways Salt Impacts our Health

Seven Ways Salt Impacts our Health

With respect to sodium intake, the best advice may be to wait until we're seated at the table to shake on the salt -- if we choose to salt our food at all. Most of us like the flavor of salt. If we haven't been diagnosed with high blood pressure, is there any reason to...

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Why John McDougall MD Recommends Salt Sugar Fat

Why John McDougall MD Recommends Salt Sugar Fat

Yes, you read the title right! Dr. John McDougall recommends salt, sugar and fat! But before you run to the nearest store to load up on the double chocolate cream pies, please continue reading! This, of course, will be the only time you will see Dr. McDougall recommending salt, sugar, and fat! Salt Sugar Fat...

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Changing our Taste Buds

Changing our Taste Buds

Before switching to a plant-based diet, fast-food French fries tasted so much better than a plain baked potato, would you agree? There are two reasons that would explain this.

The first reason is due to what Dr. Doug Lisle calls "The Pleasure Trap." He says that our bodies were designed to search for three key flavors in foods that would not only satisfy our appetites, but would also enable us to survive and reproduce. However, we were designed to eat these flavors in very low concentrations that are contained in "highly-fibrous, water-dense, nutrient-rich foods."

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