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What Happens With Too Much Or Too Little Salt?

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

What Happens With Too Much Or Too Little Salt?

Salt, or Sodium, is something we need in our diets to live. However, our body needs a very specific amount. Though guidelines recommend only 6g of salt per day, Americans often have an average of 8.5g each day.  This increased amount of salt can lead to all kinds of issues, including heart disease or high blood pressure. A question we often get is, how do I know if the salt 

Four Changes to Make for Heart Health

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

Four Changes to Make for Heart Health

Maintaining a heart-healthy diet means preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, and heart failure. Many people know that dietary changes play a large role in keeping a healthy heart.  However, the specific changes needed can be a bit vague. In addition to eating healthy, it is important to think about your physical activity, smoking

What Are Dietary Supplements?

May 17 , 2021

Stephen Smith

What Are Dietary Supplements?

What are dietary supplements? This is an oft-asked question for individuals exploring health-boosting options. Dietary supplements give you the extra help you need to achieve good health. But, what exactly are dietary supplements? Are dietary supplements good or bad for you? Read on to find out the benefits of taking these supplements and its effects on your health. What Are

May 17 , 2021

Stephen Smith

Can Sugar Raise BP?

Can Sugar Raise BP?  It’s a common misconception that people must cut down on salt intake to reduce the risk of stroke, which causes about 3 million deaths annually all over the world. However, in new studies, researchers found that, in fact, sugar is more to blame for raised blood pressure than salt. The belief that blood pressure rises due to a high salt intake and leads to

Stress Can Make You Fat

May 17 , 2021

Stephen Smith

Stress Can Make You Fat

Stress Not only does stress cause headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, stomach aches, and insomnia; stress can also make you fat. Stress from your job, a poor relationship, financial issues, the current state of world affairs - regardless of the reason, stress has become a normal part of everyday life in today’s society. However, now more than ever, the effects of