What causes hypertension (and how to treat it)

Is excessive consumption of salt the main culprit in chronic high blood pressure? Or is it sugar? Or something else? And what is the best treatment? Let’s find out. Continue reading “What causes hypertension (and how to treat it)”

How much sodium and potassium do you need?

New research shows that too little potassium, as well as too much or too little salt, can cause health problems. So how much of each should we eat and what are the best foods for delivering these essential micro-nutrients? Continue reading “How much sodium and potassium do you need?”