Have We Been Wrong About Salt?

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HELLO… AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF NATURAL HEALTH HEADLINES… ON I HEALTHTUBE.

AS WE HEAD INTO THE HOLIDAY PARTY SEASON… A DRINK OR TWO IS CERTAINLY NOT OUT OF THE NORM… AFTER ALL… WE’VE LEARNED THAT THE OCCASIONAL DRINK CAN BE GOOD FOR YOU… BUT BEWARE OF SOMETHING CALLED ‘HOLIDAY HEART’.  THAT’S WHEN BINGE DRINKERS FEEL A FLUTTER OR IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT AFTER TOO MANY COCKTAILS.  BUT NOW… A STUDY OF ALMOST 9- HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE FOUND AN 8 PERCENT RISK FOR IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT WITH EACH DRINK CONSUMED PER DAY.

BOTH MEN AND WOMEN WERE EQUALLY AT RISK… AND THE STUDY AUTHOR SAID PEOPLE WITH A HISTORY OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION SHOULD AVOID OR LIMIT CONSUMPTION.

WHILE YOU WATCH WHAT YOU DRINK… YOU SHOULD ALSO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR SALT INTAKE… BUT IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK…

EXPERTS HAVE ADVISED REDUCING SALT FOR THOSE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE… BUT NOW A RECENT REVEW OF RESEARCH INDICATES THAT A DIET TOO LOW IN SODIUM MAY ACTUALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.

STUDIES INCLUDED OVER 130 THOUSAND PEOPLE… ABOUT HALF HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE… THOSE EATING MORE THAN 7 GRAMS OF SODIUM A DAY DID NOT INCREASE THE RISK FOR DISEASE OR DEATH… BUT THOSE WHO ATE LESS THAN THREE GRAMS HAD A 26 PERCENT INCREASED RISK FOR DEATH OR CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS LIKE HEART DISEASE OR STROKE… 

BY THE WAY… CURRENT GUIDELINES RECOMMEND 2 POINT THREE GRAMS, OR ABOUT A TEASPOON OF SALT FOR ADULTS… LESS FOR ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

FINALLY… COULD AN ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID BE A KEY TO BATTLING CANCER?

A RECENT STUDY SHOWS THAT DHA, AN OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID, MAY BOOST THE CANCER FIGHTING POWER OF A NEW DRUG.

SCIENTISTS FOUND THAT DHA, COMBINED WITH THE ORAL CANCER DRUG RE-GOR- AF-EN-IB… REDUCED THE ABILITY OF KIDNEY CANCER CELLS TO INVADE OTHER CELLS AND SLOWED THEIR GROWTH.

KIDNEY CANCERS OFTEN MUTATE AND RESIST THERAPIES… BUT RESEARCHER THINK THE ADDITION OF DHA COULD HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT AND MAYBE COMBAT THAT RESISTANCE.

THAT’S A LOOK WHAT’S MAKING HEADLINES IN NATURAL HEALTH THIS WEEK… MAKE SURE TO GO TO IHEALTHTUBE.COM TO STAY UP ON THE LATEST IN NATURAL HEALTH.

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In this week's look at natural news headlines, are current recommendations about salt leading us down a dangerous path? What you should know about holiday drinking and more positive signs for omega-3s!

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