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The New York Times Bungles the Latest Salt Report

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Times not only fanned unfounded fears that cutting sodium is risky, but it failed to inform readers that vanishingly few Americans consume the very-low-sodium levels that the IOM considered.

5 Surprising Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While some habits are commonly accepted as unhealthy, there are other everyday behaviors that don't seem harmful but in actuality may be damaging your body. Could you be harming your kidneys without realizing it?

Catherine Pearson

Scary Stat About Most Toddler Foods | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Parents

More than 70 percent of the packaged foods parents feed their kids have too much salt in them, according to the first major study to look at the sodiu...

Rewriting The Low-Sodium Rules

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Goldman Foung

I refused to eat bland food or feel like a second-class culinary citizen because of my diet. And in a world where salt sits on a flavor pedestal, I decided that it was time to rewrite the low-sodium rules (uninspiring) and prove that salt-free dishes could keep up (exciting).

The Hidden Salt In Kids' Food (And What To Do About It)

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Most people concerned about too much sodium in the diet probably think it poses a risk only to grown ups. Investigators from the Center for Science in the Public Interest recently toured the supermarket and found a very salty minefield parents must navigate on behalf of their children.

Transform 6 Favorite Salty Meals For Better Health

Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for You're probably already taking steps to limit salt intake if you have high blood pressure. The truth is,...

This Thanksgiving, Thank Your Body

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

With the holiday around the corner, seasoned and aspiring cooks in households across America plan to fill their tables with a cornucopia of comfort foods. Before you run to the grocery store, I challenge you to evaluate what you put in your body by way of your holiday table.

The Flexible Feast

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Goldman Foung

If you're hosting Thanksgiving or any holiday meal this year, you'll most likely welcome a few guests with special dietary requests. Different ones. Which could mean a lot of extra work for you -- or could be a great excuse to get creative in the kitchen and take a few liberties with tradition.

Are Tastebuds Responsible For Childhood Obesity?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A new study indicates that obese children and adolescents, as compared to their lean counterparts, have less sensitive taste buds. The researchers suggest that this difference in taste sensitivity may be an explanation for the development of obesity.

Sound Mind Sound Body: From Childhood to Adulthood

David Kirsch | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

As a followup to my "Cooking Healthy for Kid" post, a critical study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on children's over-consumption of salt raises red flags for me.

Confused About Salt?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The world's leading health authorities -- from the American Heart Association to the World Health Organization -- have urged people to cut back on salt (sodium). There simply is no controversy: Medical experts are nearly unanimous that we're eating too much salt.

Retraining Your Tastebuds: The Secret To A Healthy Diet?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Taste buds can be rehabilitated. They are, in fact, very malleable little fellas: When they can't be with a food they love, they can quite readily learn to love the food they're with.

QUIZ: Are These Foods Worth Their Salt?

Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living

There's no gentle way to say this: we eat entirely too much salt. As part of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the USDA recommends a maximum of 2,...

Low-Sodium Seasoning Tips, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer shared ideas for low sodium seasonings that will make food tasty without much salt when she met with me on Monda...

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...

Move Over Bacon, Now There's Something Healthier

Alex Jamieson | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Alex Jamieson

Celiac and other gluten-sensitive people may be crying in their millet porridge that wheat-wrapped hoggies are a thing of the past, but this Shiitake BLT wrapped with lettuce will save them from their deli purgatory.

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 ...

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Price Of Junk Food vs. Fresh Food

Posted 10.09.2011 | Home

It's widely known that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to be obese. The chart below jumps off of the obesity research of Adam Drewnowski w...

Catherine Pearson

Coconut Water Not the Magic Hydration Bullet It's Claimed To Be: Study | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living

A new consumer report analyzing coconut water claims it is not all it's cracked up to be, finding that two of the three most popular brands had far fe...

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...

Taco Bell To Cut Sodium By 33%

Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

In November, it was revealed that Dallas/Fort Worth-area Taco Bells had secretly cut their product's sodium content by 23%. No one noticed. The fast f...

5 Ways To Spot Hidden Sodium

Holly B. Clegg | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly B. Clegg

How many times do you pick up the salt shaker to add salt to a recipe or to your meal, all the time thinking about the new information about too much sodium?

Surprising Study Finds Downside To Low-Sodium Diet | 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 rais...