The War on Salt – When Is It Time to Shake The Habit?
The FDA has been urged to take action in decreasing the amount of salt in our food. Americans continue to consume much more than the recommended amount which has lead to salt intake becoming the most preventable reason for high blood pressure (HBP).
According to Dr. Chad Rhoden, “public leaders do have the social responsibility to increase health initiatives to reduce sodium consumption in the US since the evidence is clear.”
Kinshasha talked with Dr. Rhoden, a leading authority on disease prevention and a heart expert who is determined to help Americans break their salt addiction, Dr. Rhoden (author of Bringing Down High Blood Pressure) feels that the “awareness of the health risk related to sodium consumption today is analogous to the awareness seen in recent decades regarding smoking/tobacco use.”
Bruce Feiler calls in to talk about his newest book, The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me. Bruce Feiler is also the author of the acclaimed books Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure through the Bible’s Greatest Stories, Abraham: A Journey to the Father of Three Faiths, and Walking the Bible, which was also made into a PBS documentary.
In the second half of our show, youth poets Sol Ras and Kennedy Cane from Quest for the Voice are in the studio to talk about their upcoming fundraisers to support the team as it heads for the Nationals in July. Ruth Stevens will also be on hand to talk about Quest for the Voice, a program that celebrates youth voice, leadership and empowerment.