The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook: Hundreds of Favorite Recipes Created to Combat Congestive Heart Failure and Dangerous Hypertension

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Macmillan, Jul 31, 2002 - Cooking - 416 pages
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Donald Gazzaniga, diagnosed with congestive heart failure, was headed for a heart transplant - the only effective medical treatment. Urged by his doctor to keep his sodium intake "under 1,500-2000 mg. a day," Don headed for the kitchen and went to work. Aware that cutting out table salt is the barest beginning of a true low-sodium diet, Don devised recipes for delicious low-sodium dishes that added up to less than 500 mg. daily, 70% lower than those in other low-sodium cookbooks. The result? Don's name has been removed from the transplant list and his doctors believe that his diet played a significant role.

The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook contains:

* Hundreds of good tasting, easy-to-make recipes
* An introduction by Dr. Sandra Barbour of the Kaiser Permanente Foundation
* Advice on finding low-sodium prepared foods, eating in restaurants, etc.
* Accurate sodium content of every ingredient and of the total servings
* A twenty-eight-day low-sodium menu planner by Dr. Jeannie Gazzaniga, Ph.D., R.D.

This book is for informational purposes only. Readers are advised to consult a physician before making any major change in diet.


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User Review  - steffie6 -

my husband has recently become ill with heart failure and I wanted a cook book to help him in his strict diet now...this book is full of wonderful recipes and he will never be bored...will be great for me too ! Read full review


User Review  - swftchk -

Recently had to go on nolow sodium diet. Hard to do but this book made it easier for my wife to be able to cook for me. And food tastes not as bad as one might think. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Donald A. Gazzaniga is a former writer for television. He is the author of A Few Good Men, the story of the first Marines into Vietnam and other works. Gazzaniga, a native Californian, now lives in the foothills of the California Gold Country with his wife of over forty years.

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