High blood pressure? Now they can remove the nerve connecting the kidney to the brain

I like to read about brain-related news because it's such a fascinating and complex enigma. And this new tidbit could save some lives (and/or neurons!) ...more

Celebrate More Herbs Less Salt Day With an Herb-centric Recipe

When I was approximately 9 or 10 years old, my father came home with a dread diagnosis: high blood pressure. Suddenly, things changed drastically around our kitchen. Salt disappeared, and Mrs. Dash moved in. Low-sodium cookbooks moved into heavy rotation. And I whined. Oh, did I ever whine. I’ve been a salt lover since I was small, and this family ban on salt seemed draconian to me. “But I don’t have high blood pressure,” I remember howling. “Why can’t I eat the salt?” ...more
 @j3nndotnet That is exactly the message put out from UK health organisations - ...more

Low Sodium Salt - How About No Salt at all?

I've just been reading this past article about so called designer salt that hopes to reduce the sodium in food by 25% - as a well know commercial says every little helps but can't we do more that this? The article makes reference to Susan Weiner Nutrition Susan Weiner explains that sodium, which can show up in large amounts in processed food, is something to keep an eye on to help control blood pressure and promote health....more

Thanks you for your thoughts Cherre - I do agree with you however surely chefs should take some ...more

Blood Pressure, Insurance Co-pays, and the HPV Vaccine.

Thanks to Virginia, BlogHer's resident technology editor, I recently learned how to use a "feed reader", also know as RSS. Don't laugh, I know I'm a bit behind the times. I like having so much information in one place, but it can be a little overwhelming as well. This week I noticed there was a lot of women's health issues in the news. So I thought I would use this post to touch on a few of them. ...more

There's no question that Pap tests are still critical and I hear ya -- that's my beef with ...more