Salt Kills

Salt Kills

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ISBN-13: 9781938009013
Publisher: Health Now Books LLC
Publication date: 02/22/2012
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 674,286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Surender R. Neravetla, MD, FACS, who is also the author of Salt: Black America's Silent Killer (Health Now Books, LLC, 2014), is the director of cardiac surgery at Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio. Dr. Neravetla has performed more than 10,000 cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeries since 1983 and is known for his expertise in beating-heart surgery, valve repairs and minimally invasive lung resections. Indeed, this renowned heart surgeon has been recognized by the Consumers' Research Council of America as one of "America's Top Surgeons."

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donniedarkogirl More than 1 year ago
Salt: our #1 enemy I must admit I was worried about reviewing this book. I was afraid it would read like a textbook, and I wouldn't understand a word of it. Luckily, I was wrong - Dr. Neravetla wrote Salt Kills as though he's having a conversation with you and explains everything in layman's terms. He includes illustrations to show you what he's talking about as well as simple analogies to help you understand the difference between the way the heart works normally and the problems it encounters from excessive salt consumption.  Dr. Neravetla along with his son spent hundreds of hours researching the effects of salt and has well documented his findings, directing you to websites that will give you more information and cement the fact that high salt consumption causes all kinds of health problems. Even some you might not have know beforehand. Here's a basic outline of what is covered in this book, the first of a series:  High blood pressure The heart and blood vessels Health issues other than heart related - ex. dementia A plan to cut salt from your diet Frequently asked questions A glossary of terms  I was surprised to find out that not only does salt cause high blood pressure, which in turn causes heart problems, but it's also linked with the following:  dementia  asthma  obesity (I knew this one actually)  osteoporosis  stomach cancer  He explains how salt is linked to each health issue. No one wants any cancer, but stomach cancer is definitely one cancer you do not want. By the time it's diagnosed in most cases it's already too late to cure. You eventually end up not even able to swallow your own saliva. That's terrifying.  He spends the last chapter outlining a plan for cutting salt from your diet. There's salt in basically every food we eat, but he lists ten foods that are in his words, "The Top Ten Most Unwanted." He explains it takes most people three months to completely eliminate salt from their diet, but because salt is not addictive, it can easily be done. You won't experience withdrawal like people do when they try to stop smoking.  Here's something else I learned that I found completely shocking - the number of cardiovascular deaths is greater than the number of deaths from every type of cancer combined. That's alarming. How many of us know someone who has had cancer, currently has cancer, or has died from cancer? I bet every single one of us know someone personally who has suffered from cancer itself or the effects of cancer. Not to mention if you've had it yourself. As many people as we know affected by this disease doesn't even stack up to the number of people dying from cardiovascular disease every year.  The good news is that lowering or better yet eliminating salt from your diet can prevent all of the problems listed above. And it's completely feasible. I highly recommend you grab a copy of this book and once you've read it and have seen the pictures, you'll want to immediately cut salt from your life, too, just like this book has done for me. I want to have a long life, but I want a high quality of life, too. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the author.