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Salt Matters Discussion Group

The Salt Matters Discussion Group was set up to discuss how to prevent or treat salt-related health problems by returning to a healthier intake of salt and sodium. It also provides help on how to obtain low salt foods, recipes, and other issues related to good control of salt. Messages are moderated before being posted but once posted are sent to all group members.

Send a blank email to: saltmatters-subscribe@ozdocit.org if you’d like to join this group.

Meniere’s Chat Group

The Meniere's Chat Group is a free email peer support group whose members provide social support to each other and share information about Meniere's disease and other vestibular disorders. It is like a group of friends chatting to each other, discussing a subject of common interest. Messages are moderated before being posted but once posted are sent to all group members.

Send a blank email to: menieres-subscribe@ozdocit.org if you’d like to join this group

 Helpful Websites:

Open a new tab on your browser, copy and paste in these web addresses:

https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/guidelines/australian-dietary-guidelines-1-5

The Australian Dietary Guidelines provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research.

By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients essential for good health and also help reduce our risk of chronic health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity.

http://www.findlowsaltfood.info 

An interesting and useful site with illustrated information on low-salt processed foods in Australia  

https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/healthy-eating/food-and-nutrition/salt

The Australian Heart Foundation talks about reducing salt in our diet.

http://www.calorieking.com.au/ 

A good Australian site for checking the nutritional information (including the sodium content) of branded food products

http://www.smanz.info/

Access a low salt shopping guide produced by SMANZ (Salt Matters - Australia New Zealand) The guide (referred to as the SMANZ Low Salt “Prescription”) was last revised in 2011 and some of the links are out of date but it is still a good guide for those starting out on a low salt diet.  Note: All the links that refer to Meniere’s Australia (menieres.org.au and info@menieres.org.au) are no longer valid. The organisation has rebranded as the Whirled Foundation.

http://www.whirledfoundation.org/

Whirled Foundation is a voluntary, not-for-profit, organisation dedicated to assisting individuals living with vertigo and chronic imbalance and dizziness problems

 

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