Salt. Most folks like it and some (like me!) absolutely adore salt! But apart from the luscious taste of it, you might be surprised to learn that salt – GOOD salt – is necessary for a healthy body. Which is why I only use pink Himalayan salt and why you might want to consider doing the same.
This what the human body needs, in order of importance
In effect, we carry around a sea inside us, a sea made of water and salt, reflecting the ocean from which we once came. The “primeval soup” seas contained all the minerals and water from which came life and these are of supreme importance to human life.
Salt is a vital substance for the survival of all living creatures, particularly humans. Water and salt regu late the water content of the body. Water itself regulates the water content of the interior of the cell by working its way into all of the cells it reaches. It has to get there to cleanse and extract the toxic wastes of cell metabolism. Salt forces some water to stay outside the cells. It balances the amount of water that remains outside the cells. There are two oceans of water in the body; one ocean is held inside the cells of the body, and the other ocean is held outside the cells. Good health depends on a most delicate balance between the volume of these oceans, and this balance is achieved by pink Himalayan salt – not the poison sold in grocery stores!
Why Table Salt Is POISON!
The salt we normally use at the table isn’t really salt at all but simply sodium & chloride. REAL salt, though, contains almost every element of the atomic table and is, in fact, so rich in minerals that life can be sustained by it.
In our ignorance we “clean” this awesome resource, thereby stripping it of everything useful to the human body. It is not only stripped of all its power, but it is also has chemicals added so that it will be nice and white and easy to sprinkle. To add to this chemical damage, we use mechanical mining methods which damage the pure crystalline form of natural salt.
And many of us over-salt our food. The human body can only process 0.035 ounces of salt each day but the per capita consumption of white table poison is between 0.42-9.7 ounces. Our kidneys can’t handle this excess and so our excretory organs are permanently overloaded, leading to edema, excess acidity and deposits in the vessels and joints.
Why Himalayan Crystal Salt Heals
Himalayan crystal salt comes from deep within the earth. It is loaded with hundreds of minerals and retains its perfect crystalline structure, so as to perfectly interacts with the human body to heal in so many ways. For instance, without salt our brains wouldn’t be able to create a single thought. Human life begins in the womb with a 1% salt solution – the exact composition of both the oceans and human tears. We have listed 22 of the most vital functions of sale below. These functions are NOT supported by ordinary table salt, but are instead poisoned and hindered.
But what about sea salt? I thought it was good for me?
Many people today know about sea salt, but in fact it isn’t as helpful to the human body as Himalayan salt. The best salt on earth is from the Himalayan mountains and was formed from seas that were in existence millions of years ago – long before pollution was an issue, whereas sea salt comes from polluted oceans.
More Functions Of Salt
Edema: when water is available to get inside the cells freely, it is filtered from the outside salty ocean and injected into the cells that are being overworked despite their water shortage. This is the reason why in severe dehydration we develop edema and retain water – and look much fatter than we actually are. The design of our bodies is such that the extent of the ocean of water outside the cells is expanded to have the extra water available for filtration and emergency injection into vital cells. The brain commands an increase in salt and water retention by the kidneys.
Initially, the process of water filtration and its delivery into the cells is more efficient at night when the body is horizontal. The collected water, that mostly pools in the legs, does not have to fight the force of gravity to get onto the blood circulation. If reliance on this process of emergency hydration of some cells continues for long, the lungs begin to get waterlogged at night, and breathing becomes difficult. The sufferer needs more pillows to sit upright to sleep. This condition is the consequence of dehydration. However, you might overload the system by drinking too much water at the beginning. Increases in water intake must be slow and spread out until urine production begins to increase at the same rate that you drink water.
When we drink enough water to pass clear urine, we also pass out a lot of the salt that was held back. This is how we can get rid of edema fluid in the body – by drinking more water. NOT diuretics, but more water!! In people who have extensive water retention and show signs of their heart beginning to have irregular or very rapid beats, the increase in water intake should be gradual and spaced out, but not withheld from the body. Naturally, salt intake should be limited for two or three days because the body is still in an overdrive mode to retain it. Once the edema has cleared up, salt should not be withheld from the body.
Salt has many other functions than just regulating the water content of the body. Here are some of the more vital functions of salt in the body:
1. Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure, in conjunction with water.
2. Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells.
3. Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetes.
4. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells.
5. Salt is vital to the nerve cells’ communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death.
6. Salt is vital for absorption of food in the intestinal tract.
7. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.
8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses.
9. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.
10. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.
11. Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates a salt shortage.
12. Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage. Twenty-seven percent of the body’s salt is in the bones. Os- teoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are 22% water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we’re deficient in salt or water or both?
13. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic.
14. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetes.
15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.
16. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis.
17. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.
18. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.
19. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
20. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become “leaky” in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The “leakiness” spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck.
Some health recommendations demand that we make drastic changes in our habits which can be really hard to do. However, changing from white poison to pink Himalayan salt is super easy to do. Just sprinkle some pink joy on your food and you’re good to go. It’s marvelous how something so simple can impact your health so strongly.