7 Myths About Bill C-460, a National Sodium Reduction Strategy


Photo: Dr. Norm Campbell introduces Dr. Andrew Pipe of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute at a Sodium Reception in Ottawa. There is some concern that bill C-460, calling for national sodium reduction strategy, is problematic. In this blog, I will… Read More

World Salt Awareness Week: Less Salt Please!


The global group World Action On Salt and Health (WASH) kicks off  its 6th World Salt Awareness Week campaign today -Monday March 11th – 17th March 2013. Held annually, the week of awareness serves to highlight the importance… Read More

New Calculator Sums up your Sodium intake


Photo: PhD, RD JoAnne Arcand from the U of Toronto Department of Nutritional Sciences talks about her new Sodium Calculator as M.D.,Liberal M.P. St. Paul’s Carolyn Bennett tries it out at a Sodium Reception in Parliament Tuesday. TAKE ME TO THE SALT… Read More

Sodium in restaurants meals ‘alarmingly high’: study


If you’re eating out, it’s likely you’re consuming more salt than you should, a new study concludes. A new study looking at food served in Canadian chain restaurants revealed ‘alarmingly high’ sodium levels. What surprised researchers most was that… Read More

Reduce sodium, save 500,000 lives over 10 yrs: study


Reducing sodium in the U.S. diet could save 280,000 to 500,000 lives over 10 years, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Using computer simulations and models researchers projected the effects of small (about… Read More

FDA Should Regulate Sugar in Soft Drinks say Scientists


The Center for Science in the Public Interest launched a petition today urging the FDA to intervene and regulate sugar levels in sugary beverages Sugary Drinks, outlining their Role in Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease  Unsafe levels of… Read More

Social inequalities in sodium consumption?


GUEST BLOG: LINDSAY MCLAREN Dr. Lindsay McLaren looks at the links between sodium and social inequalities: It is well-documented that many populations worldwide consume too much sodium in their diet. Among Canadian adults, for example, over 85% of… Read More

Babies and Salt


It’s never too early to think about your child’s sodium intake. Most parents know better than to allow their babies and children access to super-salty snack foods like chips and pretzels – and everyone is aware that “junk… Read More

Habit-changing the hard way


Stubborn, addicted, or just plain thick? When it comes to breaking unhealthy habits, it’s hard to change. A recent article published by Statistics Canada titled Health behaviour changes after diagnosis of chronic illness among Canadians aged 50 or older,… Read More

Putting DASH in your diet


No, it’s not about speeding up the eating process. -But that doesn’t mean it’ll slow you down, either! If you’re keen on changing your diet for 2013, DASH might be the best diet menu you ever looked at…. Read More

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