Gee, That’s Swell: The Solution to Swollen Feet
Jun14

Gee, That’s Swell: The Solution to Swollen Feet

Beat the Heat and Check Your Feet It’s been said by fans of summer that “Life is better in flip-flops,” and you have to admit there’s nothing quite like the feel of warm sea water washing over your toes or a cool breeze caressing your feet on a hot day. If there’s any part of your body that deserves a vacation this summer, it’s your hardworking feet. So while you’re flip-flopping around and enjoying all the sensations that summer has...

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Break Bread This Thanksgiving, Sodium-Free
Nov16

Break Bread This Thanksgiving, Sodium-Free

Photo by Vassil Tzvetanov – reused under Creative Commons license Good News for Your Get-Togethers Bakers and bread-lovers, rejoice! Yes, sodium-free baking powder and sodium-free baking soda do exist, and 2YourHealth is here to tell you where to find them and how to use them—so that you can enjoy breaking bread with family and friends this holiday season without sabotaging your low-sodium diet. Sodium? In Bread? Yep! In fact,...

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Shake It Up: 7 Delicious Ways to Replace Salt and Sodium
Mar25

Shake It Up: 7 Delicious Ways to Replace Salt and Sodium

You and salt go way back. You have fond memories of late-night frolics with greasy french fries, kettle-cooked potato chips, and savory slices of cured meat, all slathered and soaked in glorious sodium chloride. But now you’ve reached the point in your relationship where she’s doing your heart (and kidneys) more harm than good (literally―your blood pressure is through the roof and your arteries are beginning to harden). It’s time to...

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Growing Herbs-Creating a Sustainable Low-Sodium Lifestyle
Dec11

Growing Herbs-Creating a Sustainable Low-Sodium Lifestyle

Over the years, I have helped countless patients learn to change their seasoning habits in ways that allow them to follow low-sodium diets.  Let’s face it – we’re not talking about losing 10 lbs. before your summer vacation.  When a doctor prescribes a diet such as the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet, your life and health, and your loved ones, are depending on your success!  One of the biggest hurdles my...

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Holiday Baking for Renal Health
Nov29

Holiday Baking for Renal Health

Throughout our conversations, I have sounded the theme that “All Foods Can Fit” and no time is this more important to remember than when we arrive at the traditional holiday season. BUT, as I stated last time, that applies only when you realize that portions and frequency matter when managing kidney health. With regards to baking at home and baked goods purchased away from home, sodium and salt are to be managed carefully...

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Happy Holiday Eating, Low-Sodium Style
Nov18

Happy Holiday Eating, Low-Sodium Style

Since it is the first of November,the holidays are rapidly approaching.  Holiday eating is often cause for anxiety when you are on a restricted diet, so now is the time to do a bit of preparation for how to successfully navigate the holiday meals. Most of you know that I am one to encourage the enjoyment of food even while being conscious of the impact of each food on our health, both short term and long term. So, first let me say...

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