Sea Salt

 

Erol Flynn quote from Wicked, Wicked Ways

 

I and many people I coached have been ingesting at least one to two full tablespoons a day of pure unrefined sea salt with 100% positive results.

 

Dr. Jacques de Langre, in his book, Sea salt’s Hidden Powers, states tat properly-sunshine-preserved sea salt is the difference between life and death, health and illness, social sanity and planetary panic, and its elements are vital for proper body functions. In addition, he states the the pure, natural, hand-harvested ocean salt helps to maintain life, neutralize toxins and detrimental bacteria, and enhance all our organic functioning.

 

There is a world of difference between sea salt that still has its mineral content and the table salt that 99 percent of the world’s population consumes. Table salt is 99.97 percent sodium chloride meaning all the wonderful healing minerals have been separated from the salt leaving an unbalanced substance that sickens people over the long term. There are different salts like Real Salt or Celtic Salt that maintain the full properties of the sea.

 

Many people with adrenal fatigue also benefit from taking an additional 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of salt with a glass of water in the morning and evening, and throughout the day as needed. The salt can be mixed with the water or taken straight on the tongue and then chased with a glass of water.
The first benefit of sea salt over table salt is that it actually contains less sodium overall. The reason for this is table salt is highly refined and what is left after this refining process is almost pure sodium chloride.
Low-salt diets have been recommended for many years. It is not too hard to find an article in a magazine or medical journal recommending that the readers lower their salt intake. Like dietary fats, salt has become a convenient boogeyman, responsible for all manner of health ills. Government agencies, the American Medical Association, and many dietary groups all recommend a low-salt diet.

 

However, there is a great difference between refined and unrefined salt. I recommend only the use of unrefined salt in one’s diet. This will supply the body with over 80 minerals that are useful for maintaining the normal functioning of the body. My experience has shown that the use of unrefined sea salt has not resulted in elevated blood pressure in my patients. The addition of small amounts of unrefined salt to food or cooking will not adversely affect blood pressure or other health parameters in someone with normal kidney function.

 

Although promoted by conventional medicine as part of a healthy diet, my experience has clearly shown the fallacy of low-salt diets.

 

For the great majority of people, a low-salt diet is dangerous. Patients do not feel well when sodium levels are lowered. Their energy level drops and they develop hormonal and immune system imbalances. It is refined salt that needs to be avoided – it is a toxic, dangerous substance that fails to provide the body with any benefit. Unrefined salt should be the salt of choice.

 

there is little data to support low-salt diets being effective at treating hypertension for the vast majority of people. Also, none of the studies looked at the use of unrefined salt, which contains many valuable vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, which are vital to maintaining normal blood pressure.

 

conventional wisdom about salt is fundamentally flawed for an astonishingly simple reason: The research is being done on the wrong kind of salt. To be more accurate, Dr. Brownstein would say that the stuff we call salt today isn’t complete salt.

 

Salt bars were used as currency for thousands of years. Governments collected taxes in salt. Roman soldiers were paid in salt, and we get the word salary from the Latin for salt. Salt was a vital preserving agent and played a significant role in wars. The North made disruption of the South’s salt supplies a key strategy in the American War Between the States, and it caused major problems for feeding the troops. In an important aspect of symbolism in da Vinci’s painting of “The Last Supper,” Judas is overturning the salt. All this background information serves to show that until the 20th century it was taken for granted that salt was valuable and good for you.

 

In the refining process, salt is treated with chemicals to remove minerals that are then sold off for use in industry. Up to 2 percent of refined salt may contain preserving agents including the potentially dangerous sodium ferrocyanide, ammonium citrate, and aluminum citrate. In the refining process, moisture is removed to increase shelf life, and the salt is bleached to produce a cleaner look that will increase sales. – See more at: http://samaritanministries.org/salt-your-way-to-health-the-remarkable-healing-ability-of-unrefined-salt/#sthash.saoLcHUb.dpuf

 

Many organizations have advocated low salt diets as a way to lower blood pressure, despite medical research to the contrary. Dr. Brownstein gives references to studies showing that low salt diets don’t significantly lower blood pressure. One of the studies reviewed 56 different trials and found no significant effect on blood pressure. Another study showed a 430 percent increase in myocardial infarction (heart attack) in the group with the lowest salt intake. – See more at: http://samaritanministries.org/salt-your-way-to-health-the-remarkable-healing-ability-of-unrefined-salt/#sthash.saoLcHUb.dpuf

 

Dr. Brownstein continues presenting more evidence against low salt diets. They result in the body increasing certain hormones that cause the kidneys to retain more sodium, which strains the nervous system and may precipitate a heart attack. Low salt diets also elevate insulin levels, which is associated with diabetes, polycystic ovaries, and obesity. According to Dr. Brownstein, it is “nearly impossible” to treat diabetes if the patient is using refined salt. Finally, Dr. Brownstein notes that a low-salt diet leads to accumulation of toxins, such as bromide. – See more at: http://samaritanministries.org/salt-your-way-to-health-the-remarkable-healing-ability-of-unrefined-salt/#sthash.saoLcHUb.dpuf

 

For a 50-year period in the early 20th century, most experiments gave huge amounts of refined salt to animals to induce a hypertensive effect, and then erroneously extrapolated to a human population. Once the Surgeon General and the FDA started inveighing against salt in the 1970s and 1980s, it became medical dogma that salt was bad for you. It was all based on experiments done with refined salt that had minerals removed and toxins added. – See more at: http://samaritanministries.org/salt-your-way-to-health-the-remarkable-healing-ability-of-unrefined-salt/#sthash.saoLcHUb.dpuf

 

There are even a few studies where unrefined salt containing minerals was used to treat high blood pressure, and in one a significant decline in blood pressure was observed in an impressive 45 percent of the people studied. – See more at: http://samaritanministries.org/salt-your-way-to-health-the-remarkable-healing-ability-of-unrefined-salt/#sthash.saoLcHUb.dpuf

 

pioneering medical researchers have been developing a theory of the body’s extracellular and intracellular oceans. That is, the water outside and inside the cells. The minerals in unrefined salt play key roles in both oceans, especially by supplying minerals the cells need to stay properly hydrated and expel waste. Dr. Brownstein believes that the proper intake of water and salt is especially important for treating nervous system problems, – See more at: http://samaritanministries.org/salt-your-way-to-health-the-remarkable-healing-ability-of-unrefined-salt/#sthash.saoLcHUb.dpuf

 

For years, I have been lecturing and writing about the nonsensical argument the conventional powers-that-be claim that lowering salt in the diet will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. The data has never been shown that lowering salt intake to ridiculously low levels of 1,500mg/day will reduce your risk of heart disease. In fact, many studies show that lowering your salt intake to these levels will cause more heart attacks and mortality. Furthermore, low salt diets will lead to elevated insulin levels.

 

We have been told we are ingesting too much salt. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) states, “Americans consume unhealthy amounts of sodium in their food, far exceeding public health recommendations. Consuming too much sodium is a concern for all individuals, as it increases the risk for high blood pressure, a serious health condition that is avoidable and can lead to a variety of diseases. Analysts estimate that population-wide reductions in sodium could prevent more than 100,000 deaths annually.”

The IOM claims that Americans ingest more than 3,400mg of sodium per day which is about 1.5 tsp of salt per day. They claim that we should ingest no more than 1 tsp/day or 2,300mg/day. For those with hypertension, experts recommend less—about 1,500mg/day of sodium. 

 

Salt is a vitally important nutrient for the human body. We cannot live without adequate amounts of salt. Don’t believe the low-salt nonsense. 

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