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Main Entry: 1salt
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sealt; akin to Old
High German salz salt,
Lithuanian saldus sweet, Latin sal salt, Greek hals
salt, sea Date: before 12th century
1 a : a crystalline compound NaCl that consists of sodium chloride,
is abundant in nature,
and is used especially to season or preserve food
or in industry -- called also common salt
salt is dried seawater
and just as toxic to human health...
...so toxic that
the State of Texas uses
as the major components
of its lethal-injections
it's condemmed criminals
...and Texas educators feed the same salts to students
John Hinckley ate salty-fried foods before he
shot Ronald Reagan in Washington
Mark Chapman ate salty-fried foods just before
he killed John Lennon in New York
Wayne Williams ate salty-fried foods before
he killed several Atlanta children
O.J.Simpson ate salty-fried foods a few hours
before his wife was murdered
Andrew Cunanan ate salty-fried foods before
his killing spree across America
WHY HAVEN'T LAW ENFORCERS IDENTIFIED THESE COMMON CAUSES???
American Family Physician
How to Treat Your High Blood Pressure
with Lifestyle Changes
Blood pressure is the force that pushes blood from
your heart throughout your body.
If your blood pressure is too high, you may have a
heart attack, a stroke or kidney failure.
You can lower your chance of having one of these health
problems by taking
a few simple steps to keep your blood pressure in the
You should exercise for 15 to 45 minutes at least three
times every week.
If you need to lose weight, you should exercise more
often and for a longer time.
The best kind of exercise is aerobic. Aerobic exercise
uses your large muscles.
Walking briskly, swimming, jogging and cross-country
skiing are examples of aerobic exercise.
Before and after you exercise, you should do mild physical
activities to warm up and cool down.
Stretching the muscles you will be using during the
exercise may be helpful.
Lower your salt use
Eating foods that have too much salt in them and
using too much salt at the table can raise your blood
You should try to eat mostly foods from column A and
avoid the foods in column B.
You might try taking the salt shaker away from the
dining table and
use table salt only when you prepare food.
Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
Alcohol will raise your blood pressure.
Do not drink more than two beers, two glasses of wine
or two mixed drinks a day.
Remember, these amounts of alcoholic beverages are
equal in alcoholic strength:
24 ounces of beer = 8 ounces of wine = 2 ounces of
Maintain ideal body weight
The more you weigh above your ideal body weight, the
harder your heart
has to work to pump blood. By losing weight, you can
lower your blood pressure.
Reduce fat intake
You should also limit the amount of fat and cholesterol
you eat every day.
Eat more foods that are high in calcium, such as allowed
If you smoke cigars or cigarettes, try to quit.
Foods That Can Affect Your Blood Pressure
Column A = Foods you can eat because they
are low in salt
Any milk or Yogurt
Fresh, frozen or low-sodium canned vegetables
All fruits and juices
Enriched breads, Hard dinner rolls, Low-sodium cereals,
Any fresh or fresh-frozen meats, poultry, unbreaded
fish; Low-sodium canned tuna or salmon
White or sweet potatoes; Homemade soups with allowed
vegetables or milk, any sweets or desserts
(made with allowed milk); Unsalted margarine or butter;
Unsalted salad dressings
Column B = Foods you should avoid because
they are high in salt
Buttermilk or Milk shakes
Regular canned vegetables or Pickled vegetables
Breads, crackers and rolls with salted tops, Instant
Pancakes, waffles and biscuits containing salt; baking
powder, or self-rising flour
Instant mixes for pancakes, waffles or biscuits
Any meat, fish or poultry that is cured, smoked, salted
Sardines, anchovies and pickled meats; Regular hard
and processed cheeses
Potatoe casserole mixes; Regular bouillon, broth or
Salted butter; Regular salad dressing; Instant rice
Adapted from Krause's Food, nutrition,
and diet therapy. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1992:574.
This information provides a general
overview on managing high blood pressure
with lifestyle changes and may not
apply to everyone. Talk to your family doctor
to find out if this information applies
to you and to get more information on this subject.
Visit the AAFP World Wide Web site
for more useful information.
Permission is granted to reproduce
this material for nonprofit educational purposes.
Written permission is required for
other uses, including electronic uses.
American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook :
A Complete Guide to Reducing Sodium and Fat in the
description: About 60 million Americans have high blood pressure,
which increases their risk of heart disease.The two
best way to lower blood pressure
without medication are lowering sodium in your diet
and controlling your weight.
The American Heart Association cookbooks always help
you reduce the fat in your diet-
-now this one helps you reduce the sodium, too.
description:The author, Marcia Sabate Williams RWilli643@aol.com
, June 5, 1998
My book is ALL NATURAL ...My cooking is all natural because I
use only fruits and fruit juices
to sweeten and no artificial sweeteners. I also us
no chemical tasting salt substitutes.
To replace salt I use fruit juices, wine, pepper, herbs
To replace fats I use no stick pans, juices, stocks,
wine, and watery vegetables and fruits.
The result is great. It's not hard to do once you get
on to it.