Franciscan Sisters Health Day: SALT

by Sister Julie Ann on 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.


3 thoughts on “Franciscan Sisters Health Day: SALT”

  1. Sharon Peasel says:

    Sister Anne you are such a wonderful and caring person. God bless you in all that you do.

  2. annemarielom says:

    It was a very educational presentation. Can’t eat anything now without thinking about the sodium content 🙂

  3. We are so blessed to have the healing care, direction and expertise of those in our health care ministry! Special thanks to Dr. Herring, Barb and Sister Anne for this important presentation!

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