This past week, Betsy McKay wrote an excellent article in the Wall Street Journal on dietary salt, and the big public health problem it is causing to millions of Americans. This week, she will be joining Dr. Galati on Your Health First live.

The problem with salt in the diet is that most are unaware there is excess salt present. Excessive sodium in the diet leads to hypertension, obesity, and possibly kidney complications. Understanding where the salt is in our diet is the first step. The complete article can be read here.

Below are sites for more information on excessive salt in the diet.

Spotting salt

Steps to cut salt in your diet

DASH diet

Low salt foods