Himalayan Sea Salt Benefits

 In Benefits of Himalayan Sea Salt

Mineral Rich Varieties of 
Salt Benefit Your Health


Health campaigners reckon that it’s a recipe for high blood pressure – but some mineral-rich varieties can actually benefit our health.

When it comes to matters of health, salt has got bad press. It’s that cheap condiment and hidden food flavouring with the hidden health risks. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, it can strain your heart and blood pressure, bringing that fateful day a little closer. Studies indicate it might also increase your risk of brittle bones and other ailments.

But some experts argue that salt could be just what we need for healing, health and longevity. Modern salt, they agree, is unhealthy. But common table salt has almost nothing in common with traditional salt, say the salt connoisseurs. Just look at the rose-coloured crystals of Himalayan rock salt, or the grey texture of Celtic salt – both pride themselves on traditional harvesting, avoiding heat treatment or refining methods – and you know you’re getting something special, not least that when you taste them, they actually have flavour. And unlike the sodium chloride you find on most kitchen tables, unrefined rock salt contains more than 84 different minerals. 

“These mineral salts are identical to the elements of which our bodies have been built and were originally found in the primal ocean from where life originated,” argues Dr Barbara Hendel, researcher and co-author of Water & Salt, The Essence of Life. “We have salty tears and salty perspiration. The chemical and mineral composition of our blood and body fluids are similar to sea water. From the beginning of life, as unborn babies, we are encased in a sack of salty fluid.” 

Historically, these mineral salts were the commodities that trade routes and cities such as Saltzberg grew up around. Once known as “white gold”, salt was, and still is, essential for virtually all biological processes. Without mineral salts, says Dr Hendel, there would be no movement, memory or thought and your heart wouldn’t beat. 

“In water, salt dissolves into mineral ions,” explains Dr Hendel. “These conduct electrical nerve impulses that drive muscle movement and thought processes. Just the simple act of drinking a glass of water requires millions of instructions that come from mineral ions. They’re also needed to balance PH levels in the body.” 

Mineral salts, she says, are healthy because they give your body the variety of mineral ions needed to balance its functions, remain healthy and heal. These healing properties have long been recognised in central Europe. At Wieliczka in Poland, a hospital has been carved in a salt mountain. Asthmatics and patients with lung disease and allergies find that breathing air in the saline underground chambers helps improve symptoms in 90 per cent of cases. 

Dr Hendel believes too few minerals, rather than too much salt, may be to blame for health problems. It’s a view that is echoed by other academics such as David McCarron, of Oregon Health Sciences University in the US. 

He says salt has always been part of the human diet, but what has changed is the mineral content of our food. Instead of eating food high in minerals, such as nuts, fruit and vegetables, people are filling themselves up with “mineral empty” processed food and fizzy drinks. 

Due to modern farming methods, fruit and vegetables are much lower in minerals than they once were. Meanwhile, table salt is stripped of all minerals save for sodium and chloride. These changes, he believes, are responsible for the current prevalence of high blood pressure. 

Nutritionist Patrick Holford goes one step further. He claims that high-sodium table salt has more to account for than just high blood pressure and heart disease and can actually create mineral imbalances that lead to health problems. “Minerals work together and need to be balanced,” he explains. “For example, potassium and magnesium works with sodium to regulate water balance and nerve and muscle impulses. The more sodium you eat, the more potassium and magnesium you need. Few of us eat enough of these, yet we eat high amounts of sodium in salt. This leads to potassium and magnesium deficiency, where muscles become tight, nerves become over stimulated and you feel more anxious.” 

As magnesium is involved in maintaining bone density and hormone balance, low levels may compromise bone strength and lead to premenstrual problems. That’s where swapping table salt for mineral-rich salt can make a difference. 

“A lot of people say salt is bad, but bad salt is bad,” says Amanda Nelson, founder of The Natural Salt Seller. “If you put a fish in table salt solution, it will die. Good salt, on the other hand, can be wondrous.” 

But can you have too much of a good salt? Current guidelines on salt consumption are to eat no more than 6g daily. However, most of us eat 10g of salt a day. Nelson suggests lowering your salt intake to 6g, whatever form of salt you eat. 

Holford agrees. “Take care not to use too much salt of any sort,” he says. “A large amount of the salt we eat comes from processed food, and it’s the unhealthy sodium-rich type. So cut down on processed food as much as possible.” 

How it can heal

PMS: Mineral-rich salts can help ease PMS in two ways. The muscle-relaxing effects of magnesium combined with potassium, which helps the body get rid of excess water, can ease water retention and relieve muscular tension. 

JOINT PROBLEMS: Minerals have an alkalising effect on the body. Natural health practitioners such as Louise Hay have observed that this has an anti-inflammatory effect, easing painful conditions such as arthritis. 

BACK PAIN: Whether you eat or bathe in them, mineral-rich salts tend to relax. This is largely due to magnesium, which is needed for muscles to relax. Low levels of magnesium are associated with muscle cramps. Replacing table salt with a good mineral salt could help alleviate these. 

BONE STRENGTH: Unrefined rock salts are rich in minerals needed for bone strength. Apart from calcium, bones use phosphorus, magnesium and other minerals as building materials. 

More articles on Salt

Recent Posts
Showing 31 comments
  • oyun oyna

    Good For You!!!! Important someone shed light on the subject matter.

  • erotik

    Su blog es un éxito, muy completo. Ahhh cuando la pasión está ahí, todo es 🙂 Lora Phip Capello

  • 720p izle

    You made some nice points there. I did a search on the issue and found most individuals will consent with your blog. Loralie Aube Prue

  • 720p izle

    Thanks so much for the blog post. Thanks Again. Fantastic. Gertruda Gualterio Launcelot

  • web-dl

    Hi, I would like to subscribe for this website to get newest updates, so where can i do it please help out. Heidie Fabian Schenck

  • full hd tek parça izle

    I enjoy reading an article that will make men and women think. Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment. Dorice Fonsie Parsifal

  • hd film izle

    Hello. This post was really remarkable, especially since I was browsing for thoughts on this subject last Saturday. Leonore Maison Gelasius

  • free porn

    Simply wanna say that this is handy , Thanks for taking your time to write this. Marylinda Erasmus Sari

  • recep ivedik

    This post presents clear idea in support of the new viewers of blogging, that truly how to do running a blog. Claudina Hermy Bysshe

  • 123movies

    Hi there to all, the contents existing at this web page are truly remarkable for people experience, well, keep up the good work fellows. Laney Carolus Hayne

  • movie online

    As a Newbie, I am always browsing online for articles that can be of assistance to me. Thank you Tiphany Ozzy Cila

  • movies

    Nice blog here! Also your website loads up very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol Essie Shepard Ogilvie

  • yabanci

    Ang Bait nyo nman po Maam Marifel Dungo. Godbless you always Maam. Anne ErvIn Linoel

  • yabanci

    I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I??ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it??ll improve the value of my website . ??The part can never be well unless the whole is well.?? by Saul Bellow. Lotti Lionel Brewer

  • netflix

    When I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service? Many thanks. Sib Corbie Brandie

  • 123movies

    It fascinates me to hear that we are ahead of the curve against other industries, because it feels like we are still using chisels and slate in a lot of instances. Visibility is a number one priority, as is being able to capture data and use analytics to make decisions faster. Gena Meir Dart

  • canli

    I actually wanted to type a simple message to be able to express gratitude to you for some of the wonderful facts you are sharing at this site. My prolonged internet look up has now been compensated with really good facts to write about with my guests. I would believe that most of us visitors actually are undoubtedly endowed to be in a useful place with so many perfect people with good principles. I feel rather privileged to have seen your entire site and look forward to some more pleasurable minutes reading here. Thank you again for all the details. Latia Nat Eveline

  • dizi

    There are a few fascinating points with time in this post but I do not know if I see every one of them center to heart. There may be some validity but Let me take hold opinion until I explore it further. Good write-up , thanks and then we want far more! Included in FeedBurner likewise Korrie Darnall Petronia

  • dizi

    There is perceptibly a bundle to identify about this. I suppose you made certain good points in features also. Salli Patty Finnigan

  • turkce

    Hi, constantly i used to check weblog posts here in the early hours in the dawn, since i love to learn more and more. Andie Stewart Birdella

  • movie online

    Very nice blog post. I certainly appreciate this website. Keep it up! Olia Lemmy Holbrooke

  • 720p

    Fabulous, what a blog it is! This webpage gives helpful facts to us, keep it up. Hedwig Derron Alsworth

  • movies

    Really enjoyed this article post. Much thanks again. Clara Wendall Lenhard

  • altyazili

    Very informative article. Really looking forward to read more. Want more. Holli Aloin Sproul

  • altyazili

    I like this post, enjoyed this one thanks for posting . Jodie Glynn Idelia

  • dublaj

    You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. Looking to reading your next post. Keelia Forster Tavis

  • torrent

    Go over this article to learn more about football the different methods you can use to improve your skills. Maurise Freddie Chandos

  • movie online

    Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? Melloney Mel Prospero

  • netflix

    I have recently started a web site, the info you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thanks for all of your time & work. Rorie Hayes Dry

  • dizi

    Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? Margit Emmit Hilar

  • series online

    This info is invaluable. When can I find out more? Missy Vance Kurzawa

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Warning: Undefined array key "quick_contact_gdpr_consent" in /var/www/wp-content/themes/jupiter/views/footer/quick-contact.php on line 50

Start typing and press Enter to search