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Studies show salt consumption in processed foods may affect immune cell function

This may pertain to autoimmune diseases such as IBS, alopecia, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and others.

“We’re putting forth an interesting hypothesis—a connection between salt and autoimmunity—that now must be tested through careful epidemiological studies in humans.” Dr. Aviv Regev

“I have already begun to suggest to my patients with multiple sclerosis that it may not be bad to restrict their dietary salt intake.” Dr. David Hafler

Shaking Out Clues to Autoimmune Disease

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10 Common Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys

Our kidneys are super important for our health. They filter our blood, produce hormones, absorb minerals, produce urine, eliminate toxins, and neutralize acids. So as one of the most important organs in your body, your kidneys deserve some love.

Damage or steady decline of your kidneys can often go unnoticed for years as your kidneys can still do their job with as little as 20% of their capacity. Therefore kidney diseases are often referred to as “The Silent Diseases”. That’s why it is so important to take care of them before it is too late.

Here’s a list of 10 common habits that put a lot of pressure on your kidneys and can cause serious damage over time. ~ by Amy Goodrich

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Calcium Basics

Excellent resource including lists of the best plant-based sources of calcium.  Excerpt from Calcium Basics, Vegetarians in Paradise, By Zel and Reuben Allen

“Q: Will consuming dairy products protect me from developing osteoporosis?

Dr. Fuhrman says, “Hip fractures and osteoporosis are more frequent in populations in which dairy products are commonly consumed and calcium intakes are commonly high. For example, American women drink thirty to thirty-two times as much cow’s milk as the New Guineans, yet suffer forty-seven times as many broken hips. A multicountry analysis of hip-fracture incidence and dairy-product consumption found that milk consumption has a high statistical association with higher rates of hip fractures.”

Dietary Factors That Induce Calcium Loss in the Urine
animal protein
salt
caffeine
refined sugar
alcohol
nicotine
aluminum-containing antactids
drugs such as antibiotics, steroids, thyroid hormone
vitamin A supplements

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