Food Safety, POTS nutrition

Sea salt contaminated with plastic

Our oceans are increasingly polluted, so maybe it should be no surprise that researchers found microscopic plastic in 16 of 17 samples of sea salt from all around the world.  While they claim the small amounts of plastic shouldn't affect human health, I'm not taking any chances.  We POTS patients consume more salt than others,… Continue reading Sea salt contaminated with plastic

Food as Medicine

More Potassium for Salt Lovers

Here's some good news for folks who need to lower their blood pressure, but who love their salt: Increasing Potassium helps reduce your blood pressure as much as lowering sodium. Research from Harvard Medical School found that it's the ratio of sodium to potassium--rather than the absolute amount of sodium--that most determines your risk for… Continue reading More Potassium for Salt Lovers