Add Seaweed into Diet to Improve Overall Health


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A new study released by the University of Southern Denmark has found that adding Seaweed to otherwise unhealthy food can greatly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with poor eating.

Why Eat Seaweed

  1. Seaweed Salt is Better Salt
    • Seaweed Contains Potassium Salts (Instead of Sodium)
      • Does Not Lead to Increased Blood Pressure
    • Reduces Cardiovascular Risk when Replacing Sodium Chloride
  2. Seaweed is Nutrient Dense
    • Contains Large Quantities of Necessary Nutrients, Such as
      • Beneficial Proteins
      • Antioxidants
      • Minerals
      • Trace Elements
      • Dietary Fibers
      • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
  3. Controls Craving
    • Has a Distinct “Umami” (or Savory) Flavor
      • Umami Flavors Increase Perceived Satiety
        • Makes You Feel Fuller
  4. Stores Without Losing Nutrients
    • Can Be Dried and Kept for Years Without Preservatives

How to Increase Seaweed Intake

  1. Powdered Salt Substitute
    • Grind it Into a Fine Powder and Replace Salt
      • Potassium Chloride far Healthier than Sodium Chloride
  2. Crush it to Add to Any Dish
    • Potatoes
    • Egg Dishes
    • Veggies
    • Fish
    • Etc.
  3. Bake it Into Bread
    • Powder the Seaweed
    • Up to 5% of Flour Can be Seaweed
      • Does not Alter Flavor or Ability to Rise in This Amount
    • Greatly Improves Nutritional Value of the Bread


Eat Two Homemade Meals Per Day To Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk


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A new report presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015 has found that eating more than one home cooked meal per day significantly reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes.  This combined with previous research on obesity shows that restaurant meals, while better than fast food, are still significantly worse for your health than home cooking.

Why Eat Home Cooked Meals

  1. Reduction of Type 2 diabetes Risk
    • 11-14 Home Cooked Meals a Week Reduced Risk by 13%
  2. Reduces Risk of Obesity
    • People Tend to Eat More at Restaurants
    • Higher Calorie Foods
  3. Restaurant Food Not Healthier than Fast Food
    • Nutrient Content Tends to Be The Same as Home Cooked
      • However, Restaurant Food Has Higher Sodium and Cholesterol
        • On Par with Fast Food
        • Extremely Detrimental to Health
  4. Cheaper
    • Raw Ingredients Are Much Cheaper than Restaurant Service

How to Eat More Home Cooked Meals

  1. Plan Your Meals
    • Know When You Go Shopping What You Will Be Eating That Week
    • The Schedule Will Make it Easier to Start Cook
      • Also Ensures You Will Have the Ingredients
  2. Make Restaurants A Special Occasion 
    • Make Eating Out into Reward or Necessity
    • Everything is Okay in Moderation


Increase Bean Consumption to Improve Gut Microbiota



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A study published by The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry has found that diets rich in beans are extremely beneficial to the health of the intestinal micro biome.

Why Eat More Beans

  1. Nutrient Dense
    • Excellent Source of Protein
    • Contain Many Other Micronutrients
  2. Supports Healthy Gut Bacteria
    • Contains Phenols
      • Known Contributor to Gut Bacteria
      • Found in Many Plants
        • Especially High in Certain Beans
  3. Significantly Reduces Severity of Colitis
    • Inflammation of the Colon
      • Painful and Difficult to Manage

How to Eat More Beans

  1. Add a Portion a Day
    • Any Bean Consumption is Good
  2. Consider Bean Flour Instead of Wheat Flower
    • Can Be Used for Pastas and Other Flour Based Foods
  3. Try Cranberry Beans
    • Study Focused Attention on This Particular Bean
    • Delicious and Easy to Prepare


Count Your Bites to Diet Easily and Happily


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A new study published by MedCrave has found that a simple reduction in the total number of bites taken per day may be a more effective weight loss program than other restriction based diets.

Why Count Bites

  1. Mindful Eating
    • Simple, Quantitative Means of Controlling Food Intake
      • Less Technical Than Calorie Counting
  2. Less Restrictive than Other Diets
    • You Can Eat Whatever You Want
      • More Satisfaction from Meals
  3. Fosters Healthy Weight Loss
    • Participant Lost 4 Pounds in One Month
      • Safe Rate of Weight Loss

How to Diet With Bite Counting

  1. Get a Baseline of Bites Per Day
    • Spend One Week Counting Bites
      • Average That Number into Bites Per Day
  2. Reduce Number of Bites Per Day by 20%-30%
    • No Statistical Difference Within the 10%
    • Set This New Number as Your “Bite Goal”
      • Strive to Remain Within that Number


Eat One Serving of Dairy Per Day to Protect Against Heart Attack and Stroke


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A study published in 2014 by The American College of Nutrition found that even among populations unaccustomed to dairy consumption, a daily dose of dairy helped to ward off strokes and heart attacks.

Why Eat Daily Dairy

  1. Nutrient Dense
    • Small Amounts of Dairy Go a Long Way
      • 1 Serving = 8g of Protein
  2. Small Quantities Don’t Bother Stomachs
    • Even in Lactose Intolerant Individuals
    • Cheese Contains Less Lactose Than Milk
  3. Improves Overall Health
    • Individuals Who Ate Dairy Saw:
      • Lower Blood Pressure
      • Lower BMI
      • Lower Risk of Stroke
      • Lower Risk of Heart Attack

How to Eat Enough Dairy to Improve Health

  1. One Serving Per Day
    • One Glass of Milk or
    • 45g of Cheese
      • Study Did Not Include Dairy Products Such as Yogurt, Kefir, etc.
  2. Whole Milk Products
    • Low-Fat Milk Products are Chemically Altered
    • Contain Fewer Nutrients


Preliminary: Exercise Muscles Regularly to Protect the Brain from Depression



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A new study, conducted on mice, has found that regular exercise not only makes you feel good in the moment, but also protects the brain from the long-term effects of depression.

Why Exercise Prevents Depression

  1. “Happy” Chemicals Released During Workout
    • Endorphins Relieve Pain and Cause Pleasure
    • Endocabbinoids Produce Euphoria
      • “Runner’s High”
  2. Healthy Muscles Detox Blood of Stress Related Chemicals
    • Enzymes Are Produced that Remove Harmful Chemicals From Blood
      • An Enzyme Called KAT Converts Kynurenine into an Acid that Can’t Enter the Brain
        • Kynurenine is Linked to Both Anxiety and Depression


Preliminary: Keep Screens and Electronics out of Children’s Rooms to Improve Sleep and Health


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A preliminary study published in Pediatrics has linked screens such as televisions and small electronics like phones to an overall decrease in sleep among children.  The study did not extend to adults, however the presence of TV screens in bedrooms has been linked to poor sleep in the past.

Why Remove Screens from Bedrooms

  1. Beds Need to Be Associated With Sleep
    • Conditions the Mind to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep When in Bed
  2. Removes Noises and Distractions
    • Phone Notifications
      • Beeps and Buzzes
    • Electronic Hums
    • Small Indication Lights
  3. Helps Prevent Exposure to Blue Light Before Bed
    • Blue Wavelengths are Emitted by Screens
    • Blue Light Interferes with Sleep Pattern
      • Inhibits Melatonin Production

How to Keep Electronics Out

  1. Create Electronic Free “Safe Spaces”
    • Rooms in Which No Electronics Are Present
      • Promotes Alternate Activities and Sleep
  2. Halt Electronic Use An Hour Before Bed-Time
    • Read or Talk With Your Children


Turn off White Lights Close to Bed Time to Improve Sleep


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A study published by The Journal of Environmental Management concluded that “white” lights such as Fluorescence and LEDs suppress melatonin production five times more than traditional yellow light bulbs.  While light sources such as LED’s that produce harmful wavelengths are more efficient, they can be causing significant harm.

Why Turn Off White Lights

  1. White Light is Actually Blue
    • Blue Wavelengths Simulate Day-Time
      • This Confuses The Body as Sleep Approaches
  2. Melatonin Is Key to Good Sleep
    • Melatonin is the Hormone that Signals Your Body to Start Getting Tired
    • Effects Ability to Fall Asleep
    • Effects Restfulness of Sleep
  3. Circadian Rhythm is Important to Health
    • A Sleep Schedule is As Important as Getting Enough Sleep
    • Constantly Delaying Melatonin Disrupts The Body’s Natural Clock

How to Avoid White Lights

  1. If Possible, Avoid All LED and Halogen Lights After Dark
    • Not Plausible For All
      • Attempting It Will Still Lower Light Usage
  2. Don’t Over-Brighten the Room
    • At Night, Use Only As Much Light as Absolutely Necessary
    • Turn Off ALL Lights Not in Use
      • Not Just When Leaving Rooms
  3. Use Tinted LED’s
    • Yellow Light Has a Far Weaker Effect on Melatonin
    • Still Allows for Energy Conservation
  4. Get a Blue Wavelength Reducing Computer Program
    • Most Computer Screens Are Now LED’s
    • Programs Exist That Eliminate The Emission of Blue Lights on a Timer
      • Reduces Eye Strain and Helps Mitigate Melatonin Disruption


Reduce Sugar Intake in Obese Children to Rapidly Improve Health


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A new study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco has concluded that sugar intake, not calories, is responsible for various health problems in obese children.  The study was conducted  to determine if weight gain itself was the cause of ill health in children, or if the sugar is the cause with obesity being a side effect.

Why Reduce Sugar Intake In Obese Children

  1. Sugar is Causing Ill Health, Not their Size
    • Switching to A Diet Equal in Calories But Low in Sugar Saw Change
  2. Change Occurs Within 9 Days
    • Even Without Weight Loss, Systemic Functions Improved
    • Within 9 Days, Patients Age 9-18 Saw
      • LDL Cholesterol Fell by 1o Points
      • Diastolic Blood Pressure Fell 9 Points
      • Blood Triglycerides Fell 33 Points
      • Fasting Blood Sugar and Insulin Fell Dramatically
  3. Greater Response to Satiety Cues
    • Subjects Felt Full on Fewer Calories
      • Net Calories Were the Same as Previous Sugar Inclusive Diet

How to Reduce Sugar in Children

  1. No Added Sugars
    • Naturally Occurring Sugar Was Included In New Diet
      • Fruit
    • No Sweetened Beverages
    • No Pastries
  2. Sugar Should Account for No More than 10% of Daily Calories
    • Effects of Reduction to 10% Presented in Only 9 Days
  3. “A Calorie is Not a Calorie”
    • Starches and Complex Carbohydrates Are Okay
      • Even if the Sugar Based Caloric Intake is the Same Amount
        • Added Sugar is the Enemy


Reduce Consumption of Processed Meats to Help Prevent Cancer


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A new report released by the World Health Organization has concluded that eating processed meat products can greatly increase the risk of colorectal cancers, the third most common cancer in the world.  They advise restricting processed meat intake.

Why Reduce Processed Meats

  1. Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk
    • 50g of Processed Meats per Day Increases Risk by 18%
      • That’s Less Than 2 Slices of Bacon Per Day
    • 21% of All Bowel Cancers Caused by Processed or Red Meat
    • 34,000 Deaths a Year Attributed to Processed Meat
  2. Harmful Chemicals and Cooking Processes 
    • Sodium Nitrates and Other Preservative Chemicals are Known Carcinogens
    • Smoking and Other Cooking Processes Involved in Processing Meat Increases Carcinogens
  3. Sodium Nitrates Decrease Cardiovascular Function
    • Regardless of Other Health Factors
      • Such as “Sodium Resistance”

How to Reduce Processed Meats

  1. Avoid Bacon
    • Bacon is Smoked and Contains High Quantities of Sodium Nitrates
  2. Avoid “Lunch Meats”
    • AKA Sandwich or Deli Meats
      • Deli Sliced Ham, Turkey, and Roast Beef
      • Pastrami
      • Salami
  3. Avoid Hot-Dogs
    • Highly Processed
      • Mechanically Separated
      • Smoked or Steamed
      • Added Nitrates and Other Preservative Chemicals


Don’t Buy Gluten Free If You Don’t Have Ciliac Disease


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A large study conducted on the nutritional value and relative costs of foods made to be gluten free has found that it is detrimental to health and finances to eat gluten-free food if you are not suffering from celiac disease.

Why Not to Buy Gluten-Free

  1. Gluten Free Food is Less Healthy
    • Nutritional Quality is Lower
      • Less Protein
      • Less Potassium
      • Less Zinc
    • Lower Quality Ingredients
      • Higher Ratio of Carbohydrates to Protein
  2. Gluten Free Food is More Expensive
    • At Least Double the Price, Depending on Food Category
    • Disparity is Even Greater Considering Nutritional Differences
  3. Celiac Disease is Rare
    • Estimated to be Only 1% of Population
    • Unless Your Doctor Tests and Confirms Celiac, You Probably Don’t Have It
  4. Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance Probably Doesn’t Exist

How to Avoid Gluten-Free

  1. Don’t Buy Gluten-Free Bread Products
    • Made With Artificial and Less Healthy Ingredients
    • Pasta, Bread, Cereal, Etc.
  2. Okay to Buy Products Labeled Gluten-Free That Inherently Lack Gluten
    • Many Products That Wouldn’t Have Gluten Regardless Jump on the Craze
      • Some Fruit is Labeled Gluten Free
      • Some Soy Sauce is Labeled Gluten Free
      • Etc.
    • Gluten is Formed from a Natural Process During the Cooking of Certain Grains
      • Anything that Doesn’t Fall into this Category Would Not Normally Contain Gluten


Decrease Television Consumption to Lower Overall Mortality

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A new study suggests that Television is directly associated with up to 8 major causes of death in the United States.  The study’s findings don’t illustrate any more than a link, however it is clear that average television consumption is at odds with healthy behaviors.

Why Watch Less Television

  1. It’s Associated with 8 Major Fatal Diseases
    • Cancer
    • Heart Disease
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Influenza/pneumonia
    • Parkinson disease
    • Liver disease
    • Suicide
  2. Average Television Viewing is 3.5 Hours a Day
    • Over Half of American’s Leisure Time
  3. Time Spent Watching is Time Not Moving
    • Television Watching Amounts to a Lot of Physical Inactivity

How to Watch Less Television

  1. Time Yourself
    • Check How Much You Consume on Average
      • Slowly Taper it Down to An Hour or Less
  2. Reward Physical Activity with TV Time
    • This Ensures Mitigation of TV Based Inactivity
  3. Don’t Replace TV With Other Inactive Pass Times
    • No Videogames, Internet, or Reading
      • Instead, Get Up and Move


Take a Nap After Studying to Solidify Information


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A new study published in eLife has found that even a brief nap after learning new information is enough for your brain to sort that information into your long-term memory.  Previous studies have examined the effects of sleep on memory storage, but this is the first to test the effects of shorter sleeping periods, and the first to associate rewards with memory storage.

Why Nap After Studying

  1. Sleep Acts as Memory Storage
    • During R.E.M. the Brain Sorts the Days Info
  2. Naps Can Help Selectively Store Data
    • Sleeping Immediately After New Info Can Give Preference to that Knowledge
  3. Prevents Brain Fatigue
    • A Tired Brain is as Real as a Tired Body
    • Brain Fatigue Prevents Long-Term Memory Storage

How to Take Advantage of Napping

  1. Nap For 90-Minutes
    • Immediately Following a Study Block
    • This Allows for R.E.M
      • The Important Part of Sleep
  2. Make Sure You Have a Reward System
    • Telling Your Brain that You’ll be Rewarded After the Nap for Remembering the Information Seems to Give it Preference


Halt Caffeine Intake After the Sky Begins to Darken to Maintain Circadian Rhythm


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A new study on the effects of caffeine intake published by Science Translational Medicine has found that not only does caffeine keep you awake, it actually delays the onset of your biological clock.

Why Regulate Late Caffeine Intake

  1. Delays Onset of Circadian Rhythm
    • Caffeine Doesn’t Just Keep You Awake
      • It Changes Your Sleep Pattern
    • This Means That Even Without Caffeine, Your Sleep Cycle is Altered

How to Use Caffeine to Your Advantage

  1. Drink Early 
    • Make Sure you Aren’t Consuming Caffeine Past 4 O’Clock
    • Try to Wake Up Naturally, then Use Caffeine for a Boost
      • Past 11 O’Clock
  2. Incremental Use Can Help With Time Shifts
    • When Traveling, Drink Caffeine to “Train” Your Circadian Rhythm
      • Will Help you Adjust to Jet-Lag



Do Light Resistance Training Twice a Week to Mitigate Age Related Mental Decline


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A new study conducted on women aged 65-75 has concluded that light resistance training performed twice a week can lessen the onset of White Matter Legions, a major cause of mental decline in the elderly.  Light exercise like cardio and aerobics have already shown to help slow the aging process, but this is the first test to show that lifting weights can hep slow it.

Why Lift Light Weights

  1. Improved Mental Performance 
    • Especially Notable as We Age
    • Important to Begin Exercising Young
  2. Muscle Toning
    • The Obvious:
      • Lifting Weights Builds Muscle
  3. Strength Building
    • The More in Shape You Are, the Better You Will Age

How to Slow Mental Decline

  1. Lift LIGHT Weights Twice a Week
    • Do Not Over Exert
      • You Can Damage Bones and Muscle
  2. Do Cardio Vascular Exercise
    • Blood Flow is Key
    • Running
    • Jogging
    • Yoga
    • Pilates


Preliminary: Rely Less on Climate Control To Improve Health


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A new review study published in Proceedings of The Royal Society B has found that the over use of Air Conditioning and Heating in Modern buildings is having a serious adverse effect on the natural rhythms to which humans have historically lived their lives.  The changing of the seasons might play an important role in the regulation of several bodily functions.

Why Climate Control Might Be Bad

  1. Lowered Immune Response
    • Seasonal Changes Tell Our Immune Systems to React to Colder Flu Seasons
    • Season Specific Pathogens Aren’t Properly Responded to by the Body
      • Cholera in Hot Months
      • Influenza in Cold Months
  2. Disconnect With Reality
    • Less Response to Climate Change
    • Lack of Understanding of Warming Temperatures
    • Like Circadian Rhythms, Seasonal Rhythms are Key to the Environment
      • Animals, Plants, and Humans


Exercise Prior to Pregnancy to Reduce Pelvic-Girdle Pain


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A new study published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that regular exercise prior to pregnancy reduces a common cause of pain for woman that in some cases can last beyond childbirth.

Why Exercise Prior to Pregnancy

  1. Reduces Pelvic-Girdle Pains
    • Joint and Ligament Pains Caused by Pregnancy
    • Major Source of Pregnancy Pains
  2. Increases Activity During Pregnancy
    • Pelvic Girdle Pains Lead to Inactivity
    • Inactivity is a Risk Factor for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
  3. Prevents Long Term Pain
    • Some Women Experience Pains for Years Following Childbirth

How to Exercise to Avoid Pain

  1. Do it Regularly
    • 3-5 Times a Week Lowers Risk by 14%
      • No Increased Risk Reduction Above 5 Times a Week
  2. High Impact Exercise
    • Running, Jogging, Orienteering, Ballgames, Netball Games and High-Impact Aerobics


Preliminary: Eat a Breakfast High in Protein to Curb Fat

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A new study conducted on children ages 8 to 12 and published in the American Society of Nutrition has fiund that breakfasts high in protein decrease the bodies creation of fat after the meal.

Why Eat High Protein Breakfast

  1. Increases Energy Expenditure 
    • Your Body Uses More of the Calories
      • Ergo, Creating Less Fat to Store the Energy
  2. Increases “Fullness”
    • Early Protein Prevents Hunger Onset Before the Next Meal
    • Prevents Over-Eating

How to Eat More Protein at Breakfast

  1. Eggs
    • Go-To Western Breakfast Food
      • Rich in Proteins
      • Rich in Micronutrients
      • Helps Reduce LDL Cholesterol
      • Cheap
  2. Full-Fat Yogurt
    • Regular and Greek Yogurt Are High In Protein
    • Pro-Biotic
    • Try Sweetening with Fruit instead of Buying Pre-Sweetened
      • Pre-Sweetened Yogurts Have Similar Sugar Content to Ice-Cream and Sodas
  3. Nut’s and Legumes
    • Almonds, Cashews, Brazil Nuts, Etc.
    • Source of Protein Calories
    • Shown to Reduce Risk of Disease


Replace K-Cups with Classic Coffee Making to Help Save the Environment


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Since the Keurig released their simplified and convenient method of coffee brewing, millions of tiny plastic cups have begun to inundate the environment.  According to The Atlantic’s report, enough K-Cups were sold in 2014 alone to circle the globe almost 12 times.

Why Ditch the Keurig

  1. Non-Recyclable Plastics
    • K-Cups Use Multiple Plastics in Layers
      • Most Aren’t Recyclable in the US
      • Nearly Impossible to Separate Layers Anyway
  2. Much More Expensive
    • K-Cups Sell at Nearly $40 per Pound of Coffee
    • Company Uses DRM Technology to Force you to Buy Official K-Cups

How to Ditch the Keurig (If you Dislike Drip Brewing)

  1. French Press
    • Simple to Use
    • No Paper Filter
      • Preserves Essential Oils and Enzymes
    • Requires Small Amount of Grounds
      • Not as Small of an Amount as K-Kups
    • Very Quick Brewing
      • 3 Min. Once Water is Added
      • (Not as Quick as K-Cups)
  2. Pour Over
    • A Faster Version of Drip Machine Coffees
    • Requires More Grinds
    • Requires More Attention
  3. Stove-Top Espresso Percolator 
    • Fewer Steps than Previous Methods
    • Very Strong Results
    • Can Be Used to Make Latte’s and Other Artisan Coffee Drinks

Opposing Stance

  • The Keurig Machine Itself is Completely Recyclable
  • Keurig is the Most Efficient in Terms of Ground Usage
    • Coffee is a Water Intensive Plant
      • Less Coffee Used Means Less Water Wasted
  • Keurig Prevents Over-Brewing
    • People Only Brew What They’ll Drink


Regulate Sodium Intake Even if You Have Normal Blood Pressure


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A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows significant evidence that high blood pressure is not the only dangerous side effect from over-consuming dietary sodium.  In order to maintain systemic health, it is recommended to reduce your overall consumption of sodium even if you are classified as “salt resistant.”

Why Reduce Sodium Intake

  1. Reduced Arterial Health
    • Independent of Blood Pressure
    • Salt Harms Endthelium
      • Inner Lining of Blood Vessels
      • Effects Platelet Formation, Immune Response, and Coagulation
  2. Ventricular Hypertrophy
    • Enlargement of Muscles Lining the Inside of the Heart
    • Causes Reduction in the Hearts Ability to Healthily Pump Blood
  3. Decreased Kidney Function
    • Sodium Caused Renal Decline Can Occur with Only Minimal BP Increase
  4. Evidence of Increased Sympathetic Nervous System
    • “Fight or Flight” Response
    • Lowers the Threshold of Nervous System Response to Stimuli
      • Confuses the Nervous System as to What is Important to Respond to

How to Lower Dietary Sodium Intake

  1. Avoid Processed Foods
    • “Lunch Meats”
      • Extremely High In Sodium
    • Many Prepackaged Foods Contain High LEvels of Sodium
    • Avoid Snacks
      • Chips
      • Jerky
      • Sodas
  2. Cut Back on Bacon
    • Bacon Contains Naturally High Quantities of Sodium
    • Even More Sodium is Added to Preserve the Meat
  3. Watch Table Salt Consumption