For Erik, breaking the salt habit was not simply an option. It was a matter of life or death. After being diagnosed with congestive heart failure at the age of 29, Eriks doctors informed him he had no choice but to significantly reduce his daily sodium intake in order to continue living. While highly motivated to succeed, the prescribed dietary changes required significant changes to his existing lifestyle. Initially, this meant giving up all of the popular foods he was used to enjoying. However, after growing bored with the limited meals that conformed to his dietary restrictions, Erik began researching and modifying popular recipes he could now enjoy in a low sodium lifestyle. Erik has sought to pass along his countless hours spent researching food labels and perfecting recipes in the convenience of his book Breaking the Salt Habit. In it you will find familiar, delicious, and simple recipes suitable for a low sodium diet, as well as tips and practical advice for sticking to a low sodium diet.