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Shopping Guide

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS The Shopping Guide only follows the Australian Dietary Guidelines—written for everybody—but drugs that balance harmful salt intakes may become unsuitable or unnecessary at healthier salt intakes. Your doctor is the only person qualified to stop or alter the dose of prescription drugs. So if you take prescription drugs, print the Doctor’s Letter and take it to your doctor before you alter your salt intake.
After that do whatever your doctor recommends.

When you find a low salt food in the Shopping Guide it only means that the sodium content declared on the label makes it a low salt food if it is true to label.  It does NOT mean that the Menzies Research Institute or the University of Tasmania are endorsing this product (they don't endorse food products).

 This 4-page shopping guide consists of four PDFs. Use a colour printer if possible, especially for pages 2 and 3. The four pages are on separate PDFs to make them easier for people to download if they are not on Broadband or have slow modems.

(To view these PDF pages you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have Acrobat Reader you can download it free from:

This Shopping Guide will usually be available in hard copy from the Meniere’s Support Group of Victoria (address below). It is printed in full colour on a single sheet of A3 paper and folded into four attractive A4 pages, making an excellent handout for group discussions and public meetings.

For availability and cost by mail order, write to 4/18–28 Skye Road, Frankston, VIC 3199, Australia, or phone 61-3-9783-9233, FAX 61-3-9783-9208 or email

You can DOWNLOAD and print the Shopping Guide from the Meniere's Australia website - you will find the links to the individual pages on this webpage:

The Shopping List (pages 2 and 3) was produced by SMANZ (Salt Matters—Australia New Zealand) using illustrations and information from

SMANZ is the imposing title that our Email Discussion Group has adopted for itself. If you are not already a member, click on this link Saltmatters - Email Discussion Group and read all about it. If you have any questions about salt come to SMANZ.

Page last modified on: Monday 01 Nov, 2010

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