There is good salt and there is bad salt. Over the past 40-60 years, there has been a lot of scientific advice suggesting salt is bad for our bodies, kind of like a poison. People have been taught that salt causes high blood pressure. This is till the general medical position, and this is absolutely true of the refined regular table salt varieties. However, this is not true of natural, unrefined sea salt.
Refined salt is made up of two minerals – Sodium (Na+) and Chloride (Cl-), together with other man-made chemicals. Like all other refined foods, as natural halite, a mineral that is mined and processed, all of its natural minerals are removed, leaving just sodium and chloride, or the white refined table salt commonly used to season dishes. Most of these salts have iodine added to keep your thyroid healthy. Excessive amounts of sodium and chloride CAN and WILL cause mineral and fluid imbalances in the body, which can lead to any of the following problems: fluid retention, hypertension, excessive thirst, diarrhea, stiff gait, fatigue, tremors, seizures, hyperactivity, cognitive dysfunction, anemia, anorexia, and imbalances of other minerals.
On the other hand, the current belief that we our bodies can function on a no-salt or even on a low-salt intake causes more problems than it tries to solve. YOU CANNOT FUNCTION WITHOUT SALT. Without mineral salts, you wouldn’t be able to digest your food; your heart can’t function, your adrenal glands can’t function, and neither can your liver and your kidneys; your lymphatic system will become sluggish and inefficient, as will the blood system. Here are some problems a low-salt or no-salt diet can and will cause:
- dehydration ( salt helps the body retain the water needed for the fluid systems)
- edema (fluid retention which can be accumulate in specific areas of the body and can be life-threatening when in the lungs, heart or other organs)
- massive adrenal exhaustion (fatigue)
- kidney and liver problems
- high blood pressure
- heart attack (our heart operates on a sodium-potassium pump)
- accelerated aging
- breathing difficulties
Himalayan pink salt is rock salt that comes from the large Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. It gets it pretty pink color from the trace amounts of iron oxide (or rust) that it contains. Many people like the taste of Himalayan pink salt, as well as its appearance when sprinkled on food.
Gray salt, also known as Celtic Sea salt or Sel Gris salt, is made in France. The crystals fall to the bottom of the sea where it is then collected. Its gray color comes from the clay that lines these saltwater ponds. The salt crystals are then collected by hand using special wooden tools. Of the research I read, this salt also known as Brittany salt is the best in the world today.
Taking this unrefined salt on a daily basis is like taking a multi-mineral supplement, only it is cheaper, tastier, and probably better balanced than any multi-mineral tablet. It should not be surprising that salt – especially unrefined mineral salt is necessary for health, considering that we came from our mother’s womb, the amniotic sack which contains a salty water substance that provided life in gestation. All of our body fluids – blood, extracellular fluid, lymph,, tears, and sweat – are salty. Every cell in our body has to be constantly bathed in extracellular fluid , a fluid wit h a salt composition very similar to that of the ocean. The additional minerals in this salt also sustains the complex matrix of the skeletal system which is made up of minerals. Proper levels of these minerals in our bodies are also important for nervous system function, all metabolic processes, and proper hydration of the lymphatic and vascular systems, or electrolyte balance. Also, all the foods we eat, from nutrients – vitamins, proteins, enzymatic functions, amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, sugars, oils all require mineral salts to be of any biological value. The choice is simple, order your Grey Celtic Sea Salt today!