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Boomer Edition | 10th Annual | 2014

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Shaking the Salt Habit by Howard Rothman Scaling Back On Sodium Can Stave Off Disease THE REGION'S LEADER IN Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Care Offering expert care in our state-of-the-art facility located just north of Sports Authority Field, TUCC treats more prostate cancer patients than any other group in Salt has been used to preserve food and enhance taste for centuries. It's also essential for balancing bodily fluids. But too much can lead to serious health conditions, like heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. Such consequences, according to Bethany Braunstein, a registered dietitian at Denver's Weigh to Wellness, can be even greater for baby boomers. "As we age, we already face a greater risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease," she says. U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend less than 1,500 milligrams a day for those 51 and older, and Braunstein says this can be achieved by planning ahead and making incremental changes such as these: the Rocky Mountain region. Trust your prostate health to TUCC. • 16 board certified physicians • Hormone therapy • Prostate cancer biopsy and diagnosis • Immunotherapy • On-site radiation therapy • Patient support groups • Clinical research • Robotic surgery Choose fresh or frozen foods over canned, and low-sodium or sodium-free selections when buying processed foods. Substitute herbs, spices or flavored vinegars for salt, pureed fruit or vegetables for sauce or gravy, and avocado or olive oil for spreads. Patronize restaurants offering meals with 500 milligrams of sodium or less; find them at & other sites. Take time to experiment and get more information from a professional or credible online source. BOB: Prostate Cancer Survivor Since 2009 • 303.825.TUCC (8822) Health and Wellness Magazine • 25

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