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The Obama Administration Wants Americans To Stop Eating So Much Salt
The Daily Caller ^ | June 17, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom

Posted on 06/18/2014 6:07:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The FDA, perhaps still smarting from the recent artisanal cheese kerfuffle, is setting its sights on a bigger target: salt.

“The current level of [sodium] consumption is really higher than it should be,” said FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg. That’s why they’re preparing “voluntary guidelines” for the food industry encouraging them to stay below certain salt levels.

While the guidelines will initially be voluntary, health groups are lobbying for mandatory standards — lobbying that will only grow more intense if businesses refuse to comply once the standards are released. If businesses don’t go light on the salt “then FDA should start a process of mandatory limits,” said Center for Science in the Public Interest Executive Director Michael Jacobson. (RELATED: Do our diets have to be progressive too?)

The health effects of reduced sodium diets are hotly debated, and in fact low sodium consumption may even threaten the health of those with congestive heart failure, according to a May 2013 study by the Institute of Medicine — the same NGO that’s been pressuring the FDA to crack down on salty food.

Health and science writer Gary Taubes, writing for The New York Times in 2012, explained that “With nearly everyone focused on the supposed benefits of salt restriction, little research was done to look at the potential dangers. But four years ago, Italian researchers began publishing the results from a series of clinical trials, all of which reported that, among patients with heart failure, reducing salt consumption increased the risk of death. Those trials have been followed by a slew of studies suggesting that reducing sodium to anything like what government policy refers to as a ‘safe upper limit’ is likely to do more harm than good.”

The FDA is determined to press forward despite the ambiguous relationship between salt consumption and health, saying that Americans’ sodium levels are “of huge interest and concern” and that they hope to release the guidelines soon.

Former NYC Mayor and notorious “public health” warrior Michael Bloomberg was a trendsetter in this regard, having launched the National Salt Reduction Initiative, “a nationwide partnership to reduce sodium in the U.S. food supply,” in 2008–not that that’s stopped him from being liberal with the shaker on his own food.

As NYT science columnist John Tierney noted way back in 2009, regulatory policy based on unsettled science “makes test subjects of us all.”


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1 posted on 06/18/2014 6:07:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Oh, noes! The salt, it burns!

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 06/18/2014 6:08:16 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If you like your salt, you can keep your salt.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 6:08:22 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

First light bulbs now salt? Start hording salt. If you leave near an ocean or are close to one, no problem.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 6:08:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dear Barry and Mooch.

KMA!!!!

M.M.

these people do not know their “place”..YET


5 posted on 06/18/2014 6:09:38 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The difference between a good cook and a great cook is a tablespoon of salt.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 6:10:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Salt is a necessity. F U Obamanation...


7 posted on 06/18/2014 6:11:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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And how would these jack wagons like us to get our iodine?

They need to F-off and get out of my life.

8 posted on 06/18/2014 6:11:51 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Obama administration would be well advised to focus on running its own constitionally-mandated affairs and stop telling Americans how to manage their personal lives.

F*cking up America beyond all recognition is what Obama is about; if the imbecile wants to fix something, he can start by fixing that.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 6:14:04 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Salt is the primary cause of global warming. That and methane gas emanating from the DC swamps.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 6:14:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Latest studies show salt has nothing to do with HBP. It is simply more dictatorial control.

Pray America wakes up


11 posted on 06/18/2014 6:14:33 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Putin 2016)
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To: SkyDancer
May as well ban sunlight for all the good it will do.

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12 posted on 06/18/2014 6:15:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wonder why animals seek out salt. The animals are suicidal i suppose.

But regardless, honk your horn if you are sick of interventionist government in all, and I do mean ALL it’s multi-faceted evil (that’s right some of you people would have to give up some pet issues so don’t honk unless you mean it).


13 posted on 06/18/2014 6:16:23 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They can have my saltine crackers when they pry it from my cold dead hands.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 6:17:47 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.)
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15 posted on 06/18/2014 6:17:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s all I can afford, and even it is up by about 70% over just a few years ago.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 6:18:33 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Priorities


17 posted on 06/18/2014 6:19:18 PM PDT by jersey117 (greta)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

screw you obama!!!


18 posted on 06/18/2014 6:19:33 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will take that with,,yes...a grain of..salt


19 posted on 06/18/2014 6:20:20 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh yeth, cabbage and carrots and celery oh my .....


20 posted on 06/18/2014 6:20:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20140402/cdc-salt-guidelines-too-low-for-good-health-study-suggests?printing=true

CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests
WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -


21 posted on 06/18/2014 6:21:58 PM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: SkyDancer; cripplecreek
"If you leave near an ocean or are close to one, no problem."

Avery Island, LA, where Tabasco is made, is the protruding tip of a subterranean salt mound that is estimated to be the size of Mt. Everest. Don't think I'll be running out any time soon :-)

22 posted on 06/18/2014 6:23:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

When he said he wanted to fundamentally transform America he meant it. Down to our salt shakers.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 6:23:43 PM PDT by all the best
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It helps cover the taste of the crap we’ve been force fed for the past 6 years.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That poster is chock full o’ fugly.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 6:26:42 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

With families with little children losing their homes because the parents have lost their jobs or been forced to work part time, stop bugging them about what they eat. Food prices are soaring. With milk at $5/gal. and bread at $3 a loaf, they are more worried about eating at all.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 6:28:25 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
LIES!. Salt is not bad for you and to little can lead to very bad health.
Just like the Cholesterol scare, it's brain food and without it you get stupid voters.
27 posted on 06/18/2014 6:30:27 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
If businesses don’t go light on the salt “then FDA should start a process of mandatory limits,” said Center for Science in the Public Interest Executive Director Michael Jacobson

There in negates everything else.

They use no science and have no interest but lining their pockets.

28 posted on 06/18/2014 6:30:53 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
FRACKING!!!!!

In 1957, Geologists developed a process called hydraulic fracturing. This is the basis for the modern technique of mining salt.

Salt Production Process

29 posted on 06/18/2014 6:31:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

More vegetarian propaganda. Salt isn’t killing people, the dietary guidelines of the government are. Salt doesn’t cause high blood pressure, fat doesn’t make you fat, soy is NOT healthy.


30 posted on 06/18/2014 6:32:59 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I had majorly cut back on salt in my diet but now that they’re telling me to...hello again, Morton Salt Girl!


31 posted on 06/18/2014 6:33:50 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Obama Administration eats something else.


32 posted on 06/18/2014 6:34:05 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Stop eating so much salt and Michelle wants you to stop being a lardass.

33 posted on 06/18/2014 6:34:49 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I want the Obama administration to stop telling me what I can ingest into my body.

GFY OBAMA!


34 posted on 06/18/2014 6:34:56 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: VerySadAmerican
The difference between a good cook and a great cook is a tablespoon of salt.

Tell me about it. I made pasta for perogies (sp?) yesterday and forgot to add salt to the dough - yuck - so bland. Extra salt in the water to cook them did nothing to help.

35 posted on 06/18/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And I want the Obama administration to start eating sh*t.

Oh, forgot, they are already full of s***.


36 posted on 06/18/2014 6:36:09 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s because Christians NEED their saltiness...gird your loins, Chritians and watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysQl4aW7tME


37 posted on 06/18/2014 6:36:34 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

Christians-—YIKES!

(sorry for the mis-spelling!)


38 posted on 06/18/2014 6:38:21 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: RightGeek

…maybe a little blooooooooooooooow


39 posted on 06/18/2014 6:38:43 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I'll have another Bacon Blue-Cheeseburger, please - with my customary bagel rather than hamburger roll - plenty of pickles. Hard pretzels on the side.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

40 posted on 06/18/2014 6:42:45 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Salt We Misjudged You

NYT article discussed on FR.

Make DAMN sure you get enough salt, or the lack thereof may kill you. Serious.

Screw this administration, they’re now trying to kill you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZCj_3MA15o


41 posted on 06/18/2014 6:47:21 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We need salt in the Midwest. It’s how we get our iodine. The Obamasses are such ignorant busy bodies.


42 posted on 06/18/2014 6:47:22 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Celtic Sea Salt is great for the human body.


43 posted on 06/18/2014 6:48:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Sorry wrong link:

Here is the FR link:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2891182/posts?page=1


44 posted on 06/18/2014 6:48:52 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They can go pound it.


45 posted on 06/18/2014 6:48:53 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: VerySadAmerican

My mother was the favorite cook at the nursing home where she worked. The reason, salt (which she wasn’t suppose to use by the rules).


46 posted on 06/18/2014 6:49:36 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Where is your thinking cap? The one you were issued in elementary school.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Actually, after reflection, that may be the correct link. It’s a fine funeral song.


47 posted on 06/18/2014 6:51:30 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks


Whatever obozo says, I do the opposite. Works well for everything!
48 posted on 06/18/2014 6:56:03 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Former NYC Mayor and notorious “public health” warrior Michael Bloomberg was a trendsetter in this regard,

That's enough right there to cause me want to choke down that entire 2 lb box of Morton Kosher Salt that I can see from here on our dining room table.

Bloomie has the distinction of being in the very first line up of public "service" entities who I heartily dislike and wish would just quietly go away to somewhere so far from a TV camera or microphone that I would never ever again have to see or hear them blathering away on TV or any other type of communication devise. Other than that I don't wish him any harm.

49 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:05 PM PDT by epow ("In the beginning GOD created the heavens and earth" Genesis 1:1)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I work outside in the middle of the AZ desert. My salt intake is likely more than most folks. I have to replace it somehow. Obama can kiss my ass and keep his grubby hands of my damn salt shaker!


50 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:53 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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