Does your paycheque affect your health?


Low hourly wage earners, especially women and those aged 25-44 years old are at higher risk for hypertension, according to a study published in the European Journal of Public Health. As these two groups are not typically associated… Read More

5 Great “Salternatives”


We can all agree that a lower-sodium diet is what we’re going for – but how exactly do we get there? Certainly, we still want our food to taste good, and something has to replace those sodium sprinkles… Read More

Ion the Taste Bud Prize: Salt


“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. Matthew 5:13 There’s… Read More

How much salt do we need?

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Salt plays a vital role in your health – but like anything, too much of it has an adverse affect on your cardiovascular life and overall health. So the question is, how much salt does your body need?… Read More

Mini Vinnie & goons do CPR: British Heart Foundation


This incredible series of videos produced by the British Heart Foundation teach CPR so that you’ll never forget how to do it. 12-year-old Mini Vinnie, Brenock O’Connor, shows us how Hands-only CPR can save a life if you… Read More

Robert Beauchemen on Canadian food choices

In a period of history where the food production is largely the responsiblity of large industries it’s important for governments to legislate what their citizens are going to choose. -Anthropologist & food journalist Robert Beauchemen as quoted in CBC… Read More

3 ways to make smart low-sodium food choices

Tip #1 Remember that unprocessed, fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables are good for you and are naturally low in sodium. Tip #2 Try to avoid high sodium products with more than 400 milligrams (mg) sodium per… Read More

US children consume as much salt as adults, study finds

Children in the US have a daily sodium intake that is equal to US adults, according to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics. According to the study, children and teens between the ages of eight and… Read More

World’s Leading Cause of Death (video)


Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the leading cause of death in the world. This video explains the how and why of ‘The Silent Killer’: hypertension.

Understanding Blood Pressure Measurement & Numbers

It is important to have your blood pressure measured regularly and know your blood pressure numbers. Both numbers are important. We measure blood pressure with two numbers. The top number is the systolic blood pressure and is the… Read More

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