Your Portable Health Maintenance Plan
Real salt is typically not white. It may be pink, grey, or even black. This "organic salt" is loaded with minerals—that's what gives it the color. It is flavorful, as any chef will tell you. It is a medicine. Gargle with it to prevent cavities and bad breath. Flush out your eyes and nose to prevent colds and flu; soak in it to treat sore muscles, and when you drink it, you re-mineralize your body.
It is a curative, a medicine, and a flavor enhancer. It is also a crucial nutrient. Our blood is 1% salt solution. Salt provides every mineral and trace mineral, stabilizes blood pressure, aids in nutrient absorption, clears mucous, improves sleep, extracts acidity, boosts mood, prevents gout, improves sex drive and builds muscle tone. Salt does all this and more. Table [white] salt actually causes problems like heart disease, high blood pressure and inflammation throughout the body.
Our blood is 94% water. Our brain is 85% water. Our soft tissue is 75% water
Salt of the Earth
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” Matthew 5:13
Table salt has lost its ‘savor’
Will you like to treat your body to over 80 trace minerals as found in colored salt or the chemical NaCl that resides in ubiquitous salt shakers?
Trace mineral benefits
Your blood is the main carrier of nutrients to all parts of your human structure. The basic responsibility of your blood is to deliver oxygen to every part of your body while removing carbon dioxide.
With your blood shaped way beyond the boundaries of being normal it will just be a matter of time before your body system crumbles.
Table salt and chronic dehydration can affect your blood as in the top slide. Mineral salt with proper amounts of fluid intake can volumize your blood and achieve greater O2-CO2 exchange. Every condition improves with more O2 and less CO2.
We can ALL save time, money spent on drugs and nutritional supplements, and misdiagnoses by both Medical Doctors and Alternative Health practitioners by simply consuming properly-mineralized water as our new daily routine and removing known food-based irritants, such as, corn, gluten, soy, and peanuts.
"If you take water and no salt, the water goes into the brain to cause swelling and death. If you take salt with your fluids, the concentration of salt inside and outside your brain remains equal. If the recruits take salt, the salt keeps the water distributed between the cells and the fluid. When you exercise vigorously, particularly in hot weather, you should drink plenty of the fluids that you like the best and eat foods that contain lots of salt."
Diseases and conditions associated with trace mineral deficiencies and chronic dehydration:
Teeth that are soft/decayed
low blood pressure
Low back pain and ankylosing arthritis
high blood pressure
elevated ldl cholesterol
Peptic Ulcer Disease
urinary tract infection
irritable bowel syndrome
Through activities of daily living, the average person loses about 3- 4 quarts (about 10-15 cups) of fluid a day in sweat, urine, exhaled air and bowel movement. What is lost must be replaced by the water/fluids we drink and the food we eat.
We lose approximately 1-2 quarts of water just from breathing. The evaporation of sweat from the skin accounts for 90% of our cooling ability. Exercise, sweating, diarrhea, temperature, or altitude can significantly increase the amount of water we lose each day. The most common cause of increased water loss is exercise and sweating. Even though we are all at risk of dehydration the people most vulnerable are infants, elderly adults, and athletes. They are either not able to adequately express their thirst sensation or unable to detect it and do something in time.
Daily Recommendations for Hydration and Trace Mineral Supplementation
There is much controversy over which water is best for you. Alkaline, purified, distilled, spring, mineral, sparkling, soft, deionized and others are available in various sized containers.
There are also many people who do not like the taste of any water and so they consume sport, flavored, magnetized, sugared, sugar-free, and more.
The good news is that the VOLUME of fluid you consume is more important than the source of water or fluid of choice.* Depending upon your level of activity and body weight, daily consumption of fluids may range from ½ to 1 ounce of fluid for every 2 pounds of body weight.
So if you weigh 100-125 pounds, about 1 quart or 4 cups.
150-200 pounds, about 2 quarts or 8 cups.
Add ¼ teaspoon of colored salt per quart of water or sport drink.
You now have a portable, affordable, safe and effective method of maintaining your health as well as a way to enhance ALL additional treatments and therapies of your choice.
Salt: Dietary Villain or Foundation of Health?
David Brownstein, MD
Celtic grey salt article:
Article assembled by Mike Menkes