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.
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.
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.
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.
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.