You can live to 150 while retaining the energy and vitality of a 40 year old

Do you have normal blood pressure? If so, do you reckon, “Since my blood pressure is fine, I can pile on the salt.”

Wrong!

Recent research indicates that salt will damage your heart even if it doesn’t raise your blood pressure (BP):

There is also increasing evidence that a high salt intake may have deleterious effects on the cardiovascular system and lead to the development of cardiac and vascular hypertrophy, independently or in addition to its effect on BP [1]

You can live to 150 while retaining the energy and vitality of a 40 year old. Here’s how:

1. Eliminate salt from your diet.

2. Eliminate refined (white) sugar from your diet.

3. Eliminate refined (white) flour from your diet.

4. Eliminate stress from your life.

5. Exercise daily. (very important)

I learned this from Dr. Oz yesterday.

[1] http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/22/9/2426

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One Response to “You can live to 150 while retaining the energy and vitality of a 40 year old”

  1. Stanley Johson Says:

    Reporting on the physiological effects of ‘salt’ (NaCl) based on an episode of Dr. OZ strikes me as an example of the “availability heuristic”: even if the information comes from a doctor on TV.

    (BTW I’ve never seem a man in Dr. Oz’s studio audience, I wonder why.)

    To quote Roger Costello quoting Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson

    Archive for the ‘women’ Category
    TV, newspaper, and magazine reporters and editors decide what we learn
    November 5, 2007

    When a CNN/New York Times poll asked people where they learned most about health-related issues, only 1-in-10 said from a doctor; 6-in-10 said they learned most from television, newspapers, or magazines.

    What reporters and editors find newsworthy often is a poor measure of what people really need to know. We get spun by mistaking how often we hear about something for how often it really occurs.

    For example, breast cancer gets enormous attention in the news media. Yet, the plain fact is that women are nine times more likely to die of heart disease, and more than twice as likely to die from a stroke, and lung cancer kills far more women than breast cancer, and so do other chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema.

    Psychologists call this effect the availability heuristic, a mental bias that gives more weight to vividness and emotional impact than to actual probability.

    – Unspun by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2011/May/new-findings-reported-on-salt-consumption-90395738.html — so salt intake per se may not be as relevant as water intake to salt elimination – considering that healthy kidneys apparently have a practically unlimited ability for micturation so long as enough water is available.

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