Franciscan Sisters Health Day: SALT

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

July 13, 2015

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Anne Turba, NP, introduced our own Franciscan Community’s Health Day Talk: SALT Such A Little Thing…With BIG Consequences with seriousness and humor. Jesus called us to be ‘the salt of the earth’, not a pillar of salt recounting a well-seasoned Old Testament reference.

Franciscan Sisters Health Day Presenters

Barbara Backus, FNP and Mark Herring, MD continued the presentation that included a pre-test, evidence-based research, questions and post-test. Here’s some facts to remember:

  • Your body needs sodium.High salt content foods
  • There is a direct relationship between sodium and blood pressure.
  • Most of the salt Americans eat does not come from salt added at the table.
  • Bread and rolls, cold cuts and cured meats and pizza are the top three sources of sodium in Americans’ diets.
  • Some over the counter and prescription medicines contain salt.
  • Swelling in legs or abdomen, weight gain and irregular heart beat can be related to high sodium/salt intake.


Speak Your Mind