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  • Pass the Salt and Put on the Lights! – A Homily for the 5th Sunday of the Year

    02/09/2014 2:24:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/8/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the gospel today the Lord describes metaphorically (i.e. figuratively) what a Christian is and what He expects of us. Note five things about what He says.I. The Definitiveness of his Proclamation – The Text says You are the Salt of the earth….You are the light of the World…..But if salt goes flat it is good for nothing…..No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket. The Lord is definitive in two ways. First he says, “You.” He is not talking to people long ago, or someone next to you. He is not merely talking to your pastor,...
  • People eat too much salt but surprising report questions if eating too little could be harmful

    05/14/2013 5:39:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2013 | Associated Press
    A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it’s not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle... --snip-- “We’re not saying we shouldn’t be lowering excessive salt intake,” said Dr. Brian Strom of the University of Pennsylvania, who led the IOM committee. But below 2,300 mg a day, “there is simply a lack of data that shows it is beneficial.” The average American consumes more than 3,400 mg of sodium a day, equivalent to 1 ½ teaspoons. Current U.S. dietary guidelines say most people should limit that to...
  • Salty Food May Be a Culprit in Autoimmune Diseases

    03/08/2013 7:29:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 6 March 2013 | Mitch Leslie
    Enlarge Image Don't pass the salt. The food flavoring prompts generic T cells like these to specialize into TH17 cells that stimulate autoimmune diseases, new findings suggest. Credit: N. Yosef et al., Nature 495 (6 March) © 2013 Nature Publishing Group For decades, doctors have been admonishing us to cut back on salt to reduce the odds of a heart attack or stroke. Now, there may be a new reason to avoid the seasoning: Studies on rodents and cultured cells, reported today, reveal that dietary salt might promote autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease. The...
  • Deranged Anti-Saline Zealot Michael Bloomberg Declares War on Soup

    11/10/2010 7:26:04 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 10, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Self-righteous nag Michael Bloomberg is spending taxpayer money to protect New Yorkers from their lunch yet again... no problem tho with an appalling victory mosque to be built right on the ashes of Ground Zero -funded by terrorists- and named after the Muslim capitol of conquered Spain... makes sense!But in the name of fiscal discipline, he's only blowing $130K of city money on Operation Chicken Noodle... we'll be picking up the tab for the rest: New York Post: Mayor Bloomberg's latest health campaign -- cutting salt intake -- has targeted soup as one of the big sodium offenders to be...