April 30, 2018; by Briana McDonald-Staff Writer (UtopiaSilver.com) The white table salt that you are probably familiar seeing at just about every restaurant across the country is quite frankly a freak of nature. Yes we are all used to it and no one is demanding it be removed from kitchens (just yet) but trust me your body sees it as this too. Table salt is stripped of minerals and is bleached- it contains no real nutrients for your body. It’s time to ditch the Frankenstein food and get back to the real stuff, the stuff alive with nutrients and color. Let’s talk about how we can all harness the healing power of Himalayan salt in our diets in our every day life.
Healing Potential of Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron so it does more than add flavor to your food. The salt crystal comes from salt mines that are 5,000 feet below the Himalayan Mountain Range. The salt in these mines has experienced extreme amounts of pressure over the past several thousand years and is over 99 percent pure! (1)
Table salt remember is heavily processed which means all of the key nutrients are eliminated during it’s manufacturing. Most of these commercial table salts are put through a bleaching process which contain aluminum derivatives and other toxic ingredients harmful to the health of your body.
Himalayan Salt Supports Weight Loss
Common table salt binds water in the tissue which leads to water retention and cellulite. When you replace commercial table salt with Himalayan Salt, the extra water in your body is released. Consuming a salt sole regularly in the mornings will also help to reduce addictive cravings.
Also, not getting enough good salt in your diet can have a negative impact on your digestive health. If you have low stomach acid it can seriously throw off your digestive system and lead to weight gain and a lower absorption of nutrients. Consuming the right amount of sea salt helps your body produce proper amounts of HCL since sea salt provides chloride which is the building block of stomach acid.
Helps to Balance Hormones and Boost the health of your Thyroid
These are just a few ways Himalayan Salt boost thyroid health:
- reduces circulating cortisol and adrenaline – these stress hormones are anti-thyroid, reducing them supports healthy thyroid expression
- Supports overall adrenal function- the adrenal gland and our thyroids are two peas in a pod, one helps the other. We can’t fix one without helping the other out as well, it’s quite the beautiful relationship.
- Supports the synthesis of adequate stomach acid so we can digest our food and properly fuel our thyroid
- provides a unique profile of trace minerals (2)
Himalayan Salt Supports Proper Brain, Muscle and Nervous System Function
Himalayan Salt provides sodium which is essential for proper brain, muscle and nervous system function. It is the regulator of water in the body and is also required for the transmission of electrical signals throughout the human organism. Of course this is within balance, you can also consume too much sodium and cause cellular malfunction.
Make Your Own Salt Sole and Harness the Healing Power of Himalayan Salt
- Fill a glass jar 1/4 of the way with Himalayan salt (or celtic sea salt) either ground or in chunks) and fill the rest with filtered water. Add a plastic lid (not a metal one!) and let it sit overnight. You will always have some undissolved salt in the jar which means the water is fully saturated. You can add more salt if necessary.
- In the morning take 1 teaspoon of sole mixed into some room temperature water upon waking. Do not use metal utensils with your sole!
- Keep refilling your jar with salt and water when it runs low. It has an indefinite shelf life.
There are many health benefits to making and using your own Himalayan Salt Sole, these include:
- detoxifies the body by balancing body pH
- improves hydration by providing trace minerals
- improves mineral status of the body
- reduces muscle cramps
- balances blood sugar
- supports hormone balance
- helps balance blood pressure
- improves sleep by supporting blood sugar and hormone balance
- acts as a powerful antihistamine
- supports thyroid and adrenal function
- aids with weight loss by balancing hormones and improving energy (3)
Other ways to harness the healing power of Himalayan salt:
- Add a pinch to your drinks to improve hydration
- Himalayan salt detoxers can be purchased on amazon, they are the same as the Salt lamps but once it becomes warm from the bulb you place your feet or hands o the warm dome and allow the generated negative ions to flow into your body.
- You can also purchase Himalayan salt slabs, warm them in the oven and then place them on your feet or hands which is less expensive.
- Detox baths with Himalayan salt are rejuvenating, detoxing and very relaxing. The water carries the electrical charge of the salt along with the dissolved minerals. It will help to draw out toxins, deep cleanse the skin and cleanse the body energetically.
- Using Himalayan salt in a Neti pot to regularly clean out your sinuses will dramatically help if you suffer from seasonal allergies.
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riana MacDonald- Natural Health Writer
Briana McDonald-natural health writer is a Staff Writer of the Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (Utopia Silver Supplements). She does website ad designing for the company as well as free-lance health article writing.