The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook: Hundreds of Favorite Recipes Created to Combat Congestive Heart Failure and Dangerous Hypertension by Donald A. GazzanigaDonald Gazzaniga, diagnosed with congestive heart failure, was headed for a heart transplant - the only effective medical treatment. Urged by his doctor to keep his sodium intake under 1,500-2000 mg. a day, Don headed for the kitchen and went to work. Aware that cutting out table salt is the barest beginning of a true low-sodium diet, Don devised recipes for delicious low-sodium dishes that added up to less than 500 mg. daily, 70% lower than those in other low-sodium cookbooks. The result? Dons name has been removed from the transplant list and his doctors believe that his diet played a significant role.
The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook contains:
* Hundreds of good tasting, easy-to-make recipes
* An introduction by Dr. Sandra Barbour of the Kaiser Permanente Foundation
* Advice on finding low-sodium prepared foods, eating in restaurants, etc.
* Accurate sodium content of every ingredient and of the total servings
* A twenty-eight-day low-sodium menu planner by Dr. Jeannie Gazzaniga, Ph.D., R.D.
This book is for informational purposes only. Readers are advised to consult a physician before making any major change in diet.
Diets for Medical Conditions : Diet for Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure CHF occurs when the heart does not pump efficiently and is not able to deliver enough oxygen to the body. It can be caused by high blood pressure or other heart problems. When you eat too much sodium and salt or drink too many fluids, your heart has to work even harder to pump the extra blood volume through your blood vessels.
Donald A. Gazzaniga
Holiday Cooking for Loved Ones with Congestive Heart Failure
It is now pretty well established that eating less salt and salty foods is better for your long term health. It's actually pretty easy to eat less salt and eat healthy. Even though we have much better research on this now, it turns out that the guideline of 2, mg per day was a pretty good target. For those simply trying to eat healthier the American Heart Association recommends 2, mg per day this is about the amount in a teaspoon of salt. Most physicians have their patients with conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure CHF and hypertension eat less, however, with a target of 1, mg.
Your Diet If You Have Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure CHF occurs when the heart does not pump efficiently and does not deliver enough oxygen to your body. Many diseases lead to CHF, such as high blood pressure and diseases of the heart and kidney., Incorporating the necessary dietary modifications for loved ones with chronic illnesses or medical conditions requires careful planning.