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Ways to Reduce Salt Intake.
limiting salt intake may seem
elementary to some, we all need to be
reminded how easy it is to exceed what
is considered maximum daily sodium
intake: 2300 mg. (one
teaspoon of salt). Researchers say the
average American consumes 3400 mg.
daily. I think that this assumption is
Ways to Reduce Salt Intake.
form of wild cabbage and member of
the Brassica vegetable family, kale
has been much maligned in the past
for being identified as the
poster-child for tasteless health
food. Quietly, it is being embraced
Kale is a highly nutritious
vegetable, rich in beta carotene,
vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein,
zeaxanthin, and calcium. As with
other brassica veggies such as
broccoli, it contains the
phytonutrient sulforaphane, which
has been vigorously studied for its
While kale is often cast-off as a
complementary or decorative
vegetable, it is a staple of
numerous cuisines, including Asian,
Irish, East African, Portuguese, and
German. Whole Foods now offers
shredded kale in their salad bar.
is a wonderful replacement for those
who are lettuce-intolerant or
cross-react with the lettuce family
during allergy season.
Several clients have shared their
homemade kale chip recipes with us.
Use as a replacement for grain-based
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multivitamin/mineral that contains
600IU vitamin D3 and EPA/DHA fish
Quercetin + C
of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
has reported quercetin to be one a
the most well-researched natural
substances for allergy-related
symptoms support due to its
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Hosted by Food Consultant Carolyn
Martinelli and produced by Steve
Minsky. Once a month, we recommend a
Bonnie-approved foodstuff, explain
why we like it, and let you know
where you can get it. If you visit
the office, on occasion, we may even
have free samples.
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It is hard to go a few days, much
less a few weeks without sharing the
most recent data supporting vitamin
D3. The research comes so fast and
furious that frequent updates are
now a necessity.
those living in cold weather
climates, if you are able to get at
least 15 minutes of unencumbered sun
exposure five times per week during
spring and summer, and you have not
been diagnosed with a vitamin D
deficiency, you can lower your
supplemental dosage until early
- German government officials
announced that addressing
vitamin D deficiency could save
them 40 billion in health care
of Allergy and Clinical
Immunology reports that
asthma is higher in vitamin D
- An article in U.S.
Pharmacist details the
link between vitamin D
deficiency and cardiovascular
disease. In doing so, they
suggest that daily intake of
vitamin D should now be 800IU -
2000IU, depending on individual
- Vitamin D's role in diabetes
prevention has to do with the
expression of calbindin, a
calcium-binding protein that
- An American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study showed that
schoolchildren receiving vitamin
D3 supplements (1200IU) reduced
the influence of seasonal flu by
For those of you unfamiliar with
Kombucha (pictured above), in some
circles it has been touted as the
next magic elixir, taking the mantel
from Acai. However, as with Acai,
this drink is pure hype and anything
but a magic elixir. In fact, it can
be downright dangerous. Msnbc.com
had a special report on the fungus
drink that has had a meteoric rise
in popularity recently. You can read
in its entirety.
In our opinion, routinely drinking
Kombucha is an awful choice. We have
seen many clients exhibiting myriad
side effects after consistent
consumption. It is especially awful
for those with mold intolerance or
allergy, yeast overgrowth,
candidiasis, or other fungal issues.
If you must drink it, do so only
once in a while.
Have a happy, healthy day.
Bonnie, Steve, and the staff at
Nutritional Concepts Inc.