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Dear Don, Thanks for the newsletters and the book. My father is doing much better now that we are on a low sodium diet. We do not go as low as 500 mg a day, but are close on some days. --Again thanks. -- B R Barrett

Thanks for the great site! I just got my cookbook, and I'm loving it! -- Michelle

What a wonderful surprise to find your website. After a ENG test, I was diagnosed with Meniere's and have been struggling to find no-sodium products in the supermarket -- except for fresh fruit and veggies, it has been very difficult. Your page has answered a million questions and I have ordered the cookbook. Arlene

Great web site. Please add me to your newsletter recipients. - Lee Ann

I think I've died and gone to heaven! Please send me your newletter. "laughing62"

Thanks for the great website full of info for my mother w/ CHF. --"B112360"

My husband has Menieres Disease and is on a very low sodium diet. We tried everything but a new diuretic and the diet seem to help greatly. Your site is so appreciated. It is the best I have found. Thank you for taking your time to create and keep this site running. Roberta Rosen - Austin, TX

Your well-organized and excellently written website has served to calm some of my fears and to provide me with the necessary tools to meet this challenge head on. Please please continue this wonderful work. I gained so much valuable information from just ONE visit, and I plan to return often. Thank you again! Alice --

Hi Don (Megaheart.com), and Pete (healthyheartmarket.com) I had an appointment with my cardiologist yesterday; she was very pleased at the fact that my legs are barely swelling now & told me I don't need to wear support stockings any more. I handed her a sheet of paper, decorated with hearts, containing the same info about both of you that I had sent out to my computer club in January & told her "here's why." Her eyes lit up when she read it; she asked some questions & thanked me several times for bringing it. When I was paying my bill at the front desk one of her staff came over & thanked me, too. I felt like a real celebrity thanks to both of you. -- Toni

All I can say is THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU for making your book and website available to those of us who need it!!!! Susan

Please sign me up for the newsletter mailing list. I found several helpful items and tips in your site so far! It's wonderful, keep up the great work. Patsy at

Hi, I can't tell you how excited I am having just devoured your website for the past hour. I feel so hopeful and inspired. I am 41 (with two small kids) and have cardiomyopathy/CHF, EF of 25. I am in Cardiac Rehab and am embarking on a great exercise program. My cardiac nurse said LOW SODIUM. I have been waiting for the nutritionalist and have had very little clue about how to proceed with a No Salt Life. I feel like I found a new home. Love the humor, info, recipes and support. Can't wait to get started. Got an EF to get up, and two beautiful children to raise. You are an inspiration and a Godsend. And among all the others, thanks for the tip on beating the heat. Our temps get to 100 in the summer, I would not have thought about it. Thea -

Your site & the healthy heart market site have really helped me to accept what I have, to understand it & to deal with it. Your site is a ray of sunshine as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for all the work you put into it. - Toni

My Mom is having a heck of a time planning meals with low salt. I pulled out every low fat cookbook I had in my library....but not one of them address the issue of salt! Finally, I found your website!!! After reviewing the recipes on the site, I must say that I was very impressed. Not only do they look good, but you can actually find most ingredients at your local grocery store! The few that can't be found locally you have provided order information on! (Most healthy cookbooks use "gourmet" ingredients that can not be left out and the recipes are so complicated that the person faced with cooking everyday meals is left in a quandary.) Also,the nutrient lists at the end of each recipe make the task of sodium monitoring a snap! -- Melissa,


Don, I was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy in August. Until I read your book (I'm a journalist, and a fellow journalist forwarded me a review copy), I didn't give myself much hope. However, I've since adopted a 600 mg. / day sodium diet, and I've learned to cut out most meat and fats. I've lost over 15 pounds, and my doctors are more and more impressed with each week's results. It looks like I'll avoid being listed -- all because I did what YOU said was possible. Thanks a lot. Thanks a TON! — John Victor, Boston MA

All the info I've gotten from you has helped bring the swelling down in my feet and ankles. Thanks for all and I do intend to get your book. Pokey


Dear Don:
Wow! Thanks for the swiss chard heads-up. I pulled up your Newsletter today, which was darn lucky because this evening I would have been making my husband swiss chard. He loves it and had found a really beautiful bunch at the grocery this morning. BTW, he had his one-year check this week and everything looks good. This, for a man who was told he would need a transplant. Thanks for the help you've given in allowing us to maintain (if not exceed) our former high culinary standards. We are SO looking forward to your book. M. Lee Witte

"I started your regime in February. My bloods have been fantastic, and tx centre said if my progress continues I may come off list at next check-up in Nov."
Gbeaco - aol.com (U.K.)


You are doing a wonderful job, and I"m starting on your program today.

I NOTICED!!!!! Last month I asked if the vitamin K value could be included in the the recipes and YOU DID IT, thank you very much.my husband of almost 44 years, whom I love very much, is the heart patient and I want t do the best I can to keep feeling as great as he does now. So often people comment, "Really, Fran, at your age (64 and 68) does it matter that much?" It does to me, because it is the quality of our life not just the years. You have been a blessing to us!!!
God bless you for the help you provide to folks.
Fran (Hank's wife)

You really make life much better, I love to cook so this is a great help in keeping Pete's sodium low. So far I have tried all the recipes you have sent and they are wonderful, nice to know you can lower the sodium and still have food that tastes great. I also had open heart ten years ago and find this is doing a lot of good (for me) also. Sure wish the cook book was out now. We have signed up for it.
Thanks again.
Pete and Marlene Coffman

Your site has made my new 'lifestyle' a little bit easier to swallow (pun intended). The cookies in the sample recipes are great -- I have lowered the sugar amounts by substituting a major portion of the brown sugar with the Sugar Twin brown sugar and using fructose and have had no appreciable difference from the original recipe. I have also made sandwich rolls using my breadmaker (an appliance I've had for over a year and am just now making the best use of it with my no-salt breads). Of course as I'm sure you realized at first, all of that non-convenience cooking takes some time to get used to but now I just do it without hemming and hawing. (I ordered the Featherweight Baking Powder from the store mentioned on your site and am in heaven! (Healthy Heart Market)-- quick breads were too hard to give up!) Also, fyi, when I 'needed' some ice cream this past weekend I had considered Breyer's because of the all natural ingredients - 50-65 mg of sodium but found a lactose free brand that contained only 40 mg of sodium. A scoop with fresh strawberries and I was very satisfied. Thanks again -- another proof that from tragedy comes genius. -jo

Don, Thanks so much for the spaghetti sauce recipe. It is fantastic. I did throw in some fresh frozen tomatoes from my garden, and some Mrs Dash Garlic and Herb blend in place of the garlic powder. I also took about a cup of the sauce and put it in the blender and then back into the pot. Thanks again, Colleen


Hi, Don. Your biscotti recipe is great!! I LOVE it, and so does my family! It doesn't taste like a low sodium recipe at all. Thanks a bunch! — Leistner

Thank you very much for helping us to stay healthy!!! Your website is my favorite and most beneficial. Your are very kind to offer this service. Fran (Hank's wife)

Don's Herb Spice Mix.
WOW!

Don - Friday evening I had the opportunity to prepare your new "Raisin Rye" (although , I did eliminate the raisins at Mom's request). Saturday, I picked up four of her friends (all in the 83-86 age range, had been excellent cooks and bakers) and visited my Mom. I "presented" your Raisin Rye bread. This is what I heard: a. The bread is "beautiful" b. "Wonderful Texture" c. Great Taste! d. Detect a "unique" ingredient (?) Turned out to be the apple juice. e. "There's apple juice in this bread ........ How clever!" f. "Absolutely delicious!!!!! Now have additional "orders" from all! J. Vincent

Don - I searched in vain for salt-free bread. I even stopped at a local bread bakery but was not able to get salt-free bread from them. The only product out there was gluten free bread which did not fit our needs. I finally broke down and bought a bread machine. I've made your salt-free wheat bread multiple times for my husband (who's on the low-sodium diet) and he really likes it. Just for curiousity sake I followed the recipe for the whole wheat bread that came with the machine and left out the salt. I was told (by my husband) "don't make that new recipe anymore - use Don's recipe, it's really good!" I just wanted you to know that "we know" what "you know" - your bread recipe is g-o-o-o-d! Thanks for your great recipes!
Joanne

Don - I purchased the Breadman that you have. Absolutely Love It! Your whole wheat bread is incredible! So chewy - we love it - Mom especially. She's asking if I can get a recipe for rye bread - do you have one? Going to try your lasagna this weekend. The recipes are great!!!!!!! Thanks again. - janice

Hi Don,
I would love some more recipies. I was amazed at the taste of the pizza. We are scheduled to leave for Germany in June. As soon as I have an address I will order from Amazon. I hope they ship to APO addresses. Thanks again. W. Nagle

Thank you so much for the recipes. They have been delicious! I especially liked the meal plan you sent me. I definitely will be ordering the cookbook. If you have any others, I would appreciate receiving them. My children are slowly adjusting to the different tastes. (They are 6 and 4-1/2 years old. We also have a 5 month old.) Thank you again for your help and the recipes. I didn't realize how difficult it would be to maintain a low-sodium diet. So far, I have not had any severe attacks with my Meneires Disease since I have lowered my sodium.
Sincerely,
Sharon

What a great looking newsletter! Can't wait to try all the new recipes. Hope you know how appreciated your efforts are! Adhering to a low-sodium diet can be a real trial, especially if you want to share those meals with friends or family. Don has been a true godsend! His recipes are easy to follow and so tasty that many have become family favorites, especially the Orange Zest Waffles and Whole Wheat Bread. His newly created newsletter is a wonderful addition, full of great recipes and tips on where to find the best low-sodium substitutes. Don's work is the hands-down best on the subject!

Hello! The recipe for the lasagna looks fabulous! I especially like how you have pictures to guide you along in making the recipe. Very helpful for those folks who are not used to cooking from scratch and all of a sudden this is a necessity. Thank you so much. I am SO impressed with everything I have seen from you so far. Keep up the extraordinary work! Krista Stenhaug, RD

I love your Megaheart newsletter! I am always looking for new recipes, and it is so nice to see your recipes included with pictures. I can tell that this newsletter has been produced by a pro! Thanks for sending me your newsletter, and I have already ordered your new cookbook from the Healthy Heart Market. Carol

Thanks, Don! What fun! This newsletter is a great idea. I've tried several of your recipes and have really enjoyed them. Can't wait to get the book.
Juli Leistner
Medical Public Affairs

Thank you so very much for the pancake recipes!! Our son loved them and the waffles. It was very kind of you. I wish the book had a earlier release date.
Thanks again
Tina Harper

Dear Don, I want to thank you for the quick response to my request. I surely must be wrong on the amount of for sodium requested for my husbands diet. I certainly will check this out. I have already preordered the book from Amazon.com, looking forward to receiving it. Thank you again for you quick response and the sample recipe.

Dear Don: I keep hoping I will open my computer and get an "It's here!" message about the book. Yesterday, my husband had his 5-month exam & he is doing very well. In August, we were hearing "transplant", and now after a quad bypass (the 5th artery being too small and tiny to work on) he got a MUGA ejection rate of 38% and all his stats are good. We, of course, credit his fine doctors, and exercise and not smoking, but very, very much attribute a lot of the success to your diet. It makes sense, it works, and it is very tasty. To celebrate last night, he asked me to make that great pasta sauce with the red onions and balsamic vinegar. It's a family favorite (which also works well with some boneless, skinless chicken bits mixed in). I have tried almost all your sample recipes and all have been hits. We never, ever thought low sodium (no salt), could be so delicious. Thank God for you. Keep up the good work and get that book out! Yours appreciatively, M. Lee Witte - lwitte - mcs.net

As always Don your recipes were well accepted at my Christmas open house we have such a mixed group of people that the healthy ones sometimes didn't care
for some of the low salt dishes but yours they didn't even notice a change and I felt I gave them good start at a healthy New Year...good job...Thanks
again and have a nice New Year....Marti
Have tried a couple of your recipes and they are really great. With Meniere's, the major problem has been to be able to keep within 500mg.
per day and still have tasty, healthful meals. Another problem has been to keep the fat/calories low so as to not overload on them. It appears
that if the fat is low, the sodium is high, and if the sodium is low, the fat is high ... all for taste. Your recipes are certainly an aid in
contolling both. Can hardly wait for the book.
Thanks again!
Dick
Thanks so much for the recipes... I made the waffles this morning and they were just great!!!! I could not believe how good they were!! Thanks again, I'll be looking for the cookbook to come out, Pat Lat
Hi I just thought I would let you know I used your recipes for Thanksgiving and it went over very well.....Everyone truly enjoyed the meal without knowing that they were eating No Salt.
Thank you very much
Cathy CATESPUB - aol.com
I just wanted to thank you very much for the recipes and tell you that they are appreciated. And mostly to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday and a safe and healthy New Year Judy <bud - cybercomm.net>

Great stuffing!!!! Although I must confess...I used store bought sour dough bread. Came out great!!!! When time allows, I plan on making the bread,
and the stuffing again. Would be wonderful with pork chops. I do not own a bread machine nor have I ever made any bread. My kids are on a no added
salt diet, so store bough bread worked out pretty well.
Happy holidays, carolyn and family littleone - integrityonline.com
Dear Don,
I just wanted to thank you for sending the Thanksgiving meal plan. We didn't decide until the day before Thanksgiving to stay put and cook our own dinner and your menu came in very handy:
Cranberry Raisin Salad: Even my 15 year old liked and ate it - he especially found the jicama of interest. The salad was light and a nice variety to interesting flavors - a great addition to an otherwise heavy meal.
Yams - I made a half order in a CorningWare pan and loved the flavor.
Dinner Rolls - These were a hit. Nice subtle flavor.
Pumpkin Pie - I accidenlty added twice the no-salt magerine and so made a double amount and made one huge pie in my quiche pan. My son didn't like it as much as he had hoped, but I loved it. The Crust was light and flaky.
Stuffing - Great! My favorite part of the Turkey Dinner anytime! I substituted Bok Choy for the Celery and Leaks for the onions and only made half the amount. I used a mixure of white, wheat and corn bread (left over in the frig) all with a varience of sodium amount, but none over 125 per slice. I nixed the nuts and added less the amount of apple juice since I was cooking it in my turkey.
Thanks!
Judy
Bigjudum - sprynet.com
Dear Mr. Gazzinga:
Thanks for your message. I will make this with full confidence that it's good--because ALL of the recipes you've given me are fantastic... I certainly want to get this book AND give you max encouragement and advance pay since your mission is so important to families like ours. Best wishes to you and your family for a
great holiday.
Yours truly, M. Lee Witte leewitte - juno.com
Hi Donald, I recieved your recipe for Turkey stuffing. It looks real good, we are diffently going to try it, since I'm limited to 2000mg.of sodium a day. I really appreciate your generousity and time in sharing, I have dilated cardiomyopathy and keeping taste in the diet isnt easy.I will let you know how it comes out. I hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving. Bill Stevenson
sonofsteven - prodigy.net
111799
Dear Don,
Thanks so much for the URL sites with recipes for the low sodium stuff. You just made a 77 year old mother of mine a very happy person for
Thanksgiving and many days to come. We will be purchasing the book as soon as it comes out. Thank you so much again.
Eileen McNeff
McNeff <mcneffa.e - pivot.net>

The recipes I have tried have been wonderful!
Thanks for your help.
tgilblom - home.com
Thanks once again for your recipes. I have a problem with Meneires Disease - inner ear - so on a very low sodium diet - I have tried a couple of the recipes you sent earlier - orange glaze chicken and a bread - nice change when you don't know what to make to eat! Thanks for the ongoing e-mail's they are really appreciated.
Sandy Brunt
brunts - mail.sd28.bc.ca
111199
I understand your cookbook is coming out in early 2000. Please give me a heads up when it becomes available. I run a CHF out-patient program and
meal planning and recipes are the difficult part. I look forward to some new ideas.........thanks
Patty Bahrijczuk E-Mail: bahrijpm - sutterhealth.org
11999
Hi, Don. Thanks for the sample recipes. They looked great, so I went ahead and pre-ordered your book. I can't wait 'til it comes out!! Bless you for
writing it! I receive treatment at a clinic that specializes in heart failure. I'll let them know about your book so they can spread the word to
their other patients. If you wouldn't mind giving me a sneak preview of a pizza recipe, I would be most grateful. That's the "salty" food I miss most. Best wishes--
Juli Leistner
leistner - medicine.wustl.edu
11299I am very interested in various sauces. I read a compliment on your BBQ sauce and would love to get the recipe. I used to love hot sauces but now
realize they are loaded. Do you have any recipes or suggestions? How about Ranch Dressing.
jquarles - home.com

10899 Your whole wheat bread is excellent. Thanks!
M. Lee Witte--lwitte - mcs.net

10499 (Barbecue Sauce) I put all the ingredients together exactly as your recipe instructed. I frankly was a surprised at how good it turned out and the quality flavor, delicious taste it has. Kudos and many thanks. I certainly will be happy when your new book becomes available. Thanks again, Ross Sanders gatorsarge - webtv.net
11799 Hi, Don. Thanks for the sample recipes. They looked great, so I went ahead and pre-ordered your book. I can't wait 'til it comes out!! Bless you for
writing it! I receive treatment at a clinic that specializes in heart failure. I'll let them know about your book so they can spread the word to their other patients.
If you wouldn't mind giving me a sneak preview of a pizza recipe, I would be most grateful. That's the "salty" food I miss most. Best wishes--
Juli Leistner -- leistner - medicine.wustl.edu


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Hi Don- Thank you for the information and recipes regarding CHF. I am looking forward to trying them and your book in 2000. My father came to visit yesterday and seemed very positive about the information and recipes. I have downloaded several articles off the web for him to read. The more knowledge and education he receives the better he feels about the changes that must be made for him to live a quality life. He is a very active seventy-five years old hands on farmer and is having a difficult time depending on others and delegating responsibilities. Any words of wisdom would be welcome.
Thank you again and you certainly are an inspiring example for my father. Have a wonderful day.
Darlene PS My direct e-mail address is darlene - xytek.com
102999
Hi, Just wanted you to know about those of us who are out here with a different reason for a low sodium diet. I have Meniere's disease, an inner ear
disorder in which an excessive amount of inner ear fluid accumulates and causes plugged ears, ringing, dizziness and severe vertigo. There is no
known cause nor is there any cure, but the symptoms have been treated with diuretics and low sodium diets. I, myself, had to empty my pantry of all
the processed, boxed, canned, jarred items. And fastfood and restaurant food. I am a busy on-the-go person who has relied on these foods for years. Now,
I find myself looking at every little thing to see how much sodium is in it. I am allowed 1500 mgs/day. Not much. I have literally lost interest in
food. Because of some gastrointestinal problems, I am limited on fruits and vegetables, despite what the studies say. But anything is better than those
hours of dizziness. Stores and manufacturers do not take restricted salt intake into account when using the words "health" on their products. I have been at my wits'
end. Your book is a welcome sight.
Kathy Fiffick


Thank-you! We tried a few of your recipes, and I must say, you really know how to cook with low salt! Our favorite recipe is the one with chicken, sweet potatoes, mixed veggies and grape juice. I sent the recipes, that I had printed, home with my mom. She is trying them one by one. This has been a turning point for her, and I think you can take much of the credit for that. She sees that she doesn't have to give-up ...just readjust! When you first sent the recipes, I was desperate because she was so congested and shouldn't have had any salt. I'm not the best cook(sigh), and my dinners were worse when I took the salt away!!!!! Your recipes are not complicated and make cooking seem so simple!! You must be part chemist. You have been more than generous and I thank you again! Doree

Thank you for all the help your site has provided. I have enjoyed several of the sample recipes and look forward to buying the book. As a CHF patient I really need it. I am doing well with my diet, but all the bread I make in my new bread machine is very bland without salt. Thanks in advance; Jim Ross
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your recipes are incredible. The flavors are back. My wife and I couldn’t believe your chicken recipes. So different and yet so greatly flavorful. I had no idea spices and herbs could mean so much. Thank you over and over.” Steve Orr, Raley’s Supermarkets, Granite Bay, California
The masala spinach tasted grrr..eat! Thanks a ton! usha kakarla.
It is essential for my father to eliminate all salt and lower his sodium intake to 2000 mg per day. This cookbook is exactly what I've been searching for. The recipes are not just tasty, they're HEALTHY too. This is a boon to all heart patients (not to mention those just wanting to lower the risks). Dana Ellebracht,
“Your Danny Boy cookies are great. Don’t change a thing!! We definitely don’t feel deprived when we can make a cookie this good. Can’t wait to try other recipes!! My 13 year old son and his friends said they were really, really good! We plan to try other recipes you sent us.” – Nancy Szatkowski
It is hard to provide testimonial support for a book that isn't out yet, but your bread recipes for one, are outstanding. Not just as no salt or low sodium but as bread...pure and delicious. I currently have run into two patients struggling with a cardiomyopathy who are extremely interested in purchasing a copy of your book when it is available. As to publisher concerns that the diet may not be healthy, it may be a question that needs to be resolved for the general public, but it is, I believe, accepted for patients with certain conditions. Cardiomyopathy, hypertension and cirrhosis immediately jump to mind and represent a sizable marketing group. With no other resource available to them, this sort of cookbook would definitely be an asset in the management of their disease process. William H. Gentry, MD

Thanks so much for all the sample recipes that you sent us. I have already tried the carrot cake! Boy, was it yummy! We had company for dinner Thursday night and I served it for dessert. Everyone loved it even without icing! It is certainly a "make again and again" recipe! Thanks. Jerry and Kay Heller


Tested your Cinnamon Rolls at Christmas. All my house guests as well as my children "loved" them. It is wonderful to find such tasty salt-free rolls. I have been looking for more recipes. In my family of fifteen, three members require a salt-free or low sodium diet. Looking forward to your cookbook with the no-salt recipes. Until it is available, please send me a few main course ideas. Thank you, Marge Quinn


I am so excited about the thoughts of a cookbook dedicated to those of us with heart problems. Most cookbooks show fat, calorie and cholestrol numbers, but not sodium. It has been over 2 years since I was diagnosed and I still make mistakes with salt content in recipes. It is not enough to say that we shouldn't use a salt shaker, that is obvious. It is the hidden salt in foods that trip me up all the time. I am looking forward to this cookbook. It will be a lifesaver (literally!!) Sue Bennetch


Just wanted to let you know that I am anxiously awaiting your low sodium cookbook. After having my heart attack last April my doctor was very concerned about me watching my sodium intake. I assured him that I would stay within 2000/mg per day but didn't realize how hard it would be. Everything has sodium in it and therefore a heart patient must cook everything from scratch. I must tell you that I tried your chicken with orange honey glaze and the pizza recipe and both were delicious.

I can no longer eat in a restaurant. Not with my serious hypertension. No wonder either. Restaurant chefs salt everything fairly heavily and often use way too much of their food from cans, which carry their own load of salt and sodium. Not being creative I am dependent on the Low Salt Cookbook of Don Gazzaniga's.....you might say, "The no salt, low sodium, feel good >cookbook." One of the rewards from serving his recipes to guests is when I tell them After they eat, that they had a ver low dose of sodium and absolutely no salt. They never believe me, which gives us a great conversation piece for dessert. And Don's desserts are great. Viva la Megaheart Cookbook."
Marge.
I have tried so many no salt cook books I find yours is the best so far! I have had kidney failure for many years and know of many diabetic on dialysis and heart patients who have benefited from your recipes so I have past a few on and am waiting to get a copy for my self and the library of the hospital for patient information! As well as the many friends I have made through the years that are on no or low salt diets.
There are over 400,000 of us out there as of now and over 200,000 of us joining ranks every year in every state in the USA and more than 1,000,000 in the world today! Just by the numbers I know your book will be a smash hit on the top ten of cookbooks in not time flat! Just to let you know your doing the best for so many that I personally can't thank you enough! Thank you. Julie
I have made several loaves of your no salt whole wheat bread and will continue to do so. It is important for people like me with heart problems to have a very low sodium diet so we won't retain fluids in our bodies. I do all I can to keep my sodium intake as low as possible to avoid having to have my lungs and or heart area drained. Thanks for sending the recipes. Bill
"The only reason Don is not yet on the heart transplant list, is because of his compliant behaviour with his medication, and his own low sodium diet plan that he has translated into a great cookbook for others to use." --Dr. Michael B.Fowler, Stanford Heart Transplant Clinic.
Thank you for the wonderful recipes. Finally, something we can cook and eat. I’ve tried a bunch of other books and none worked as well. I especially love the sodium counts with each ingredient. Helps me to adjust recipes if I want. Dearly love the Shae’s chicken and the cinnamon rolls are WONDERFUL. – Donna Lee Harper, Los Angeles, California
"The Applesauce Pork Chops were delicious and easy to prepare. My wife, who is not always thrilled about my low sodium cooking, even loved them. The thing I really like about Don's recipes is they are quick and easy to prepare, and use common, easy to find ingredients. Many cookbooks fail in that regard." -- Pete Eiden, Healthy Heart Market
"We just finished an incredible meal. A complete dinner with barbecued ribs, vegetables, potatoes, dessert, bbq sauce to die for and the total sodium count was only 120mg. My blood pressure has just been rescued by Gazzaniga's cookbook... I'll live forever." --Scott Domeny, Teacher

"Does lightning strike twice? You bet it does. Some years ago, when I was battling an excessively high cholesterol count, a book came out showing me how to lower it -- and it worked like a charm. Now, having to reduce my salt in take because of blood pressure problems, along comes Don Gazzaniga's book dealing with a no-salt diet -- just in time. I'm going to be the first in line to buy several copies -- I'm sending them to all my good friends." --Frank J. Stevens, Sports Writer, Los Angeles THE oat and jam MUFFINS -- "These muffins are just what the doctor ordered! No saturated fat, plenty of cholesterol-lowering oat bran, and a no-salt baking powder that keeps them 100% healthy. I eat them every morning for breakfast and sneak one for a snack during the day." --Frank J. Stevens, Sports Writer, Los Angeles
“This pizza and the dough is so low in sodium content, one could add a sprinkle of ‘lite’ cheese and get away with it. When I made this pizza, I added some fresh peppers, onions, mushrooms, thin slices of yellow squash and zucchini. The taste was amazing and it looked so good I took a picture of it so as to help me remember how to make it the same way the next time.” William D. Price, Kissimmee, Florida
“The carrot cake recipe is absolutely delicious without any frosting. I did however use a slight variation. We make a lot of our own natural juices, carrot juice being one of them. I used a little less than one cup of the finely shredded pulp you get when you make the juice. It works very well.” – William Price, Kissimmee, Florida
Thank you so much for this book!!!!! Sonya & Steve Elbert I tried the "Excellent Soup" today and had it for dinner. It was delicious! Anne Meda, Canada
"Mae DiMarco's yam recipe was such a big hit at our Thanksgiving dinner that my wife prepared them again the next night. Hmmmmm, good." -- Don Robinson, TV Commercial Producer, Bangkok, Thailand "A complete day and no more than 455mg sodium. Every recipe great. Thanks for a life saving cookbook." -- Otto Jaks, Engineer, Mountain View, California
Finally, after all these years. No salt recipes with lots of flavor and easy to prepare. I love all the bread recipes and the BBQ sauce is unbelievable." Judie Wilson, Journalist, Granite Bay, California "I can't thank you enough for sending me the recipes and tips on how to make edible meals without any salt. I didn't think such a thing existed! The millions of us who have that collection of symptoms called Congestive

Heart Failure (CHF), know that our very lives depend on the amount of sodium we consume. Until we discovered your work, there was simply no way to get by on less than 1,500mg a day. We made one of the bread recipes and it had the smell and consistency of good homemade bread. We drizzled on a little honey and it was delicious. We toasted it the next morning and with soft-boiled eggs it was great. Please tell us where to buy a copy of your book when it comes out!" -- William R. Drummond, Retired Manufacturer's Rep, Winter Springs, FL We just downloaded your recipies and for the first time in over a year I feel excited about cooking!! I cannot tell you how great this kindness has been to me. Thank you !! will start right now, thanks again. I can hardly wait for your cookbook! Stacey Stokes

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