Category Archives: Potassium

Potassium: Supplements Versus Food

There is a school of thought that suggests that micronutrients should be provided by the food we eat. In general this is a reasonable contention and one that should be recommended. Supplements should not take the place of food, but … Continue reading

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What Is The Sodium to Potassium Ratio in The Western Diet

The sodium to potassium ratio in the diet plays an important role in the regulation of intracellular and extracellular fluid, as well as the regulation of neuronal activity. This is why the potassium to sodium ratio of the diet is … Continue reading

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The Nutritional Content of Bananas

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The Nutritional Content of Broccoli

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Sodium, Potassium and Blood Pressure

Cardiovascular disease is often accompanied by blood pressure increases, which likely contribute to the pathology of the disease. One nutritional strategy that is often suggested to counter these rises is a reduction in sodium intake. The traditional medical view is … Continue reading

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Nutritional Treatments for Osteoporosis

Understanding of the way osteoporosis relates to nutritional factors has been one of the successes of nutritional research over the last 50 years. However, as with all scientific research the gains that have been made have simply reflected common nutritional … Continue reading

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Potassium to Sodium Ratio

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Salt Substitutes Lower Blood Pressure: In Salt Sensitive Individual

Many experts still claim that high salt diets cause blood pressure increases. However this viewpoint is disingenuous, and the contention that sodium chloride is the cause of high blood pressure is either deliberately propagandised or misguidedly believed. Animal and human … Continue reading

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Potassium Citrate: More on Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a Western lifestyle disease that is characterised by brittle bones caused by pores within the bone matrix. This is thought to result from bone resorption and increased calcium excretion. Postmenopausal women are particularly at risk of developing osteoporosis. … Continue reading

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Calcium and Potassium Supplements For Bone Health

Bone is composed on a number of macrominerals, the most well known of which is calcium. Calcium is an essential divalent cation required by humans for a number of physiological roles, one of which to to provision for the formation … Continue reading

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