“The Salty Six”: Where Your Sodium is Coming From

Before jumping in, last week I wrote about sodium’s effects on the heart. Now I’d like to take a better look at where all this sodium is coming from! “The Salty Six” includes the top six sources of sodium in diets of U.S. adults and children. Let’s take a look at each and some examples […]

Stay Active With These 5 Fall Activities

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is over. It gets dark way too early for my liking and the sunny, warm days are a distant memory. Just because summer is gone doesn’t mean it’s time to slow down, so let’s look at some of the best ways to stay active during the […]

Why Sodium is Deadly and How I’m Fighting Back

Sodium is a mineral essential for the body to function. We get sodium from the foods and drinks we consume. If you take in too much sodium, it pulls extra water into your blood vessels increasing the total volume of blood. With more blood flowing through the vessels, blood pressure increases. Overtime, the increased pressure […]

Stop The Bleed!

“A person can die from severe blood loss within 5 minutes, making the short time from trauma to EMS arrival perhaps the most vital.”