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FDA Is Not Protecting Consumers From Unsafe Food Additives

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The bottom line is that FDA officials just don't act as if they are the protectors of health that the public expects them to be. Instead, time and time again, they have shoved problems under the carpet, perhaps hoping the problems will be forgotten or solved through voluntary action.

Harvesting Salt From the Ocean (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 02.07.2013 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Inspired to create something unique from sea waters, Ben Jacobsen is serious about his salt. Upon returning to the States after a stay in Denmark, Jacobsen discovered no one was making a local artisanal salt like the kind he discovered while traveling.

Shop Selling 'Salt Made From Human Tears'

Posted 05.30.2012 | Home

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, the cheeky store affiliated with the Ministry of Stories in the UK (similar to 826 Valencia in San Francisco), has lau...

10 Commandments For Keeping A Low-Sodium Diet

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Jessica Goldman Foung

After living on a salt-free, low-sodium diet for almost a decade, I can guarantee that low-sodium does not have to mean a life of making colorless meals at the kitchen stove by yourself.

8 Foods With More Salt Than Potato Chips

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living

You probably already know that a diet too high in salt can increase a person's risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and dying from other heart...

Not Just For Seasoning: 13 Uses For Salt In The Kitchen

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

What would we do without salt? If you think about it, salt, both as an ingredient and as a mineral, has been very important for humans. In prehistoric...

How Do They Get The Salt Inside Roasted In-Shell Peanuts?

Serious Eats | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home

Salted or unsalted? That's a question that confronts us all when buying peanuts. And that goes for shelled peanuts you find in the grocery aisle as we...

Wacky Salt-to-Potassium Ratio Doubles Heart Disease Deaths: Heart Month -- Day 27

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

A diet too high in salt and too low in potassium doubles the risk of death from heart disease, according to a Center for Disease Control study led by researcher Elena V. Kuklina, M.D., Ph.D., a nutritional epidemiologist.

Istanbul Photographer's Magical Instagrams

Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts

Pablo Picasso reportedly once said, "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." With this in mind, we are...

Salt And Light

Tanya Martin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Tanya Martin

There is a good reason that God called us to be both salt of the earth and light of the world. Both have enormous power when they are functioning in their purpose. Simultaneously, both are useless if they aren't.

The Importance of Salt In Sweets

Loren Brill | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Loren Brill

Salt is just as important in baking as it is in savory cooking. In all baked goods, salt brings out and brightens nuanced flavors.

Study Break Snacks: Stove Top Popcorn

Small Kitchen College | Posted 03.11.2012 | College
Small Kitchen College

Photo Credit: Small Kitchen College From maize to MON-810 (a transgenic strain banned in France), corn has massively evolved in America. Over thousa...

Murder By Salt? New Evidence Casts Doubt On Mother's Conviction

Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

In 2007, 30-year-old mother of five Hannah Overton, a devout Christian, was convicted of murdering her four-year-old adopted son Andrew. The cause of ...

Exploring Iran's Dead Sea

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 02.11.2012 | Travel
Adam Valen Levinson

The ceiling tapers back into the depths and looks like the inside of an icebox, dripping with pure white salt stalactites.

Madeline Sharples: How Lunching With Old Friends Revealed Surprise Lessons About That Old Warning -- Hold The Salt

Red Room | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Red Room

I want my friends to be around for more of our traditional group lunches and dinners. So I hope they'll join me in paying a very small price for a normal blood pressure rate -- eat less salt. Luckily, I got into the habit early.

High Salt, Low Exercise Could Mean Trouble For Brain

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living

We've all heard how too much salt is bad for our hearts -- associated with high blood pressure, heart attack and other health risks. But a new study s...

Cut Salt, Increase Your Longevity

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Dr. Mao Shing Ni, DOM, PhD, ABAAHP, LAc; author of the best-selling book Secrets of Longevity The average American consumes about o...

To Salt Or Not To Salt?

Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

Scientists have been debating sodium intake's relation to health for decades. One study says salt reduction is the key to hypertension reduction; anot...

Cutting Salt Doesn't Mean You'll Live Longer: Study

Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living

In an analysis that set off a fierce debate over the health effects of salt, researchers said on Wednesday they had found no evidence that small c...

Blockbuster News For Angelina Jolie

Posted 08.07.2011 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie, you have your next mission (maybe go easy on the killing this time?). Having grossed nearly $300 million, it would seem inevitable ...

Why Salt Doesn't Deserve Its Bad Rap

Kristin Wartman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Home
Kristin Wartman

A new study found that low-salt diets actually increase the risk of death from heart attack and stroke -- and in fact don't prevent high blood pressure.

Please Pass the Salt!

Susan Yager | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home
Susan Yager

Champagne corks will be popping at the Salt Institute, and fast food executives and food processors will be joining the party. A new study published i...

Surprising Study Finds Downside To Low-Sodium Diet

Health.com | Posted 07.07.2011 | Home

Doctors and public health officials have been telling us for years that eating too much sodium can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke by ...

Americans Confused By Red Wine, Sea Salt

Slashfood | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home

Ignorance is bliss, but it's not very good for your health. U.S. News Health reports that 76% of 1,000 American polled agreed with the statement "wine...

Why You Love French Fries

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.09.2011 | Home

No one can resist a good, crisp, fresh, hot, salty french fry. A new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, may have figured out just why...