Re: Low Sodium Cottage Cheese
- From: "John Wilson" <xxjanitor@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 21:44:59 +1000
"Quentin Grady" <quentin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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On Sun, 16 Jul 2006 02:09:18 +1000, "John Wilson"
Would anyone have any idea on where to find this in Australia? The
supermarkets and health food stores I checked don't carry it. I'm on a low
sodium diet for blood pressure control
G'day G'day John,
Someone once invented the term "double toxic wish." It seemed like
a crazy term when I first came across it but it sort of make sense on
reflection. Sometimes we want two things that are incompatible. If
we wanted one of them it would be OK. It is our wanting both at once
that causes the problem.
The best I do to help you is to point to some of the issues you might
not have considered. Cheese making tends to involve salt, sodium
chloride. If you simply wanted a source of calcium you could perhaps
try yoghurt. Low sodium yoghurt might be easier to find.
Just today I found an excellent natural fat free yoghurt that is relatively
low in sodium - so I will just cut down on cheese.
Take a look at the results of the DASH diet research.
What they found is that lowering blood pressure was achieved by
replacing some grain based foods with vegetable and fruit based foods.
The trick wasn't to lower sodium but to raise the levels of magnesium
and potassium from natural sources. Some people do respond to
reduction in sodium but only a proportion of the people with high
blood pressure do respond in this way. It isn't general. The more
general pattern is that there is an improvement when the natural
intake of potassium, magnesium and other mineral from vegetables is
increased. The other point that is so often overlooked is that high
blood pressure is related to excessive levels of insulin. I expect
your doctor has already explained these matters to you so you know how
high blood pressure and T2 diabetes are intimately related. If he/she
hasn't, then there are some good questions to be asking. We all take
our share of responsibility in keeping ourselves well informed. Only
your doctor will have the information of what is and isn't true for
you ... and you are the best person to ask him/her about these
Yes thanks for that - I just read a newsletter from Dr Mercola who quoted
research as well that all grains incl whole grains need to be avoided so
that insulin levels are least affected. I was not aware of the effect of
potassium and magnesium (so will add a colloidal mineral supplement and
bananas to my diet!)
(I already eat a wide variety of vegetables and raw juice every day)
Very much appreciate your advice, Quentin
Quentin Grady ^ ^ /
New Zealand, >#,#< [
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"... and the blind dog was leading."
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