Show Links for 09/03/2011

Is Salt Bad For You?

For years we’ve been hearing about how everyone needs to cut back on our salt intake to help prevent all sorts of health issues, but the issue isn’t so black and white. While most studies do agree that some people are more sensitive to sodium, more studies are showing some people can consume 2 or 3 times the recommended level of sodium without problems.

For example, diets high in potassium (found in many fruits and vegetables) can counter the effects of sodium, if you’re active and sweat a lot, your body is getting rid of a lot of sodium. The article goes on to give three quick tips for keeping your sodium levels in check: eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, minimize the processed foods you eat, and keep active (maybe by running?) as part of maintaining a healthy weight.

Salt Shaker

‘Amazing’ therapy wipes out leukemia in study

With all this talk about running it brings to mind all the opportunities for runs and walks for various cures.  One of the articles I came across was fascinating. There is a new approach for treating leukemia- a way of turning the patients’ own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.

They have only done it in 3 patients so far, but two appear cancer-free up to a year after treatment, the 3rd is improving.  This is amazing – check out the article link on our web page.

Rob

Rob is a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, certified by the ISSA and is currently pursing a nutritional sciences degree with plans on becoming a Registered Dietitian. He is also a member of the Obesity Action Coalition and a volunteer for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America. As a personal nutritional coach with Positively Healthy, Rob helps his clients make small, realistic changes to their eating and exercise habits that add up to positively healthy results.

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