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Table salt, kosher salt, sea salt, Himalayan salt. Which one should I buy?

22 Oct 2020

Salt was the first seasoning used by our ancestors. They got it by evaporating seawater, or by mining it. The origin of salt deposits in the ground can also be traced back to oceans which no longer...

What's the difference between kosher salt and regular salt?

17 May 2019

Kosher salt should really be called “koshering salt” because it is used to draw blood out of meat based on the biblical reference that consuming blood should be avoided. It is not blessed by a...

Bananas: A Potassium Superfood?

29 Mar 2019

Bananas, like most fruits and vegetables, are high in potassium and low in sodium. We humans get much of our dietary sodium from sodium chloride, otherwise known as salt. While now common and...

You Can Still See the Division of East and West Berlin from Space

7 Jun 2018

Berlin might be united now, but evidence of its 40-year history of division still remains. ...

Is Himalayan Pink Salt Better For You?

20 Jun 2017

We were asked what to make of the many claims circulating about Himalayan pink salt, whether there is any truth to the ideas that this salt will help respiratory illnesses, increase bodily...

Licking the Liquorice Habit

25 Apr 2017

An astute physician immediately asked about the woman's dietary habits and discovered that she was virtually addicted to liquorice candies, eating up to half a pound a day! Right then and there the...

Less salt, better sleep?

28 Mar 2017

We have long been told to cut back on salt to reduce blood pressure. That’s old hat. (But one worth wearing).  Now we learn that a low salt diet can also help us sleep better! In a roundabout way....

How Much Salt is Too Much?

20 Mar 2017

Reducing sodium intake has been a nutritional mantra for decades. We have repeatedly been told that cutting back on salt lowers blood pressure which in turn lowers the risk of heart attacks and...


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