How Ocean Sea Salt Affects Health
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High Blood Pressure
Studies investigating the link between sodium and high blood pressure have produced mixed results. Numerous scientific studies now indicate that a balance of minerals is necessary and more beneficial than eliminating sodium.
Nationally known experts such as Dr. Andrew Weil are recognizing that when minerals are fractionated (broken up) and processed, they undergo a mutation [negative change] that can result in many health problems. Others, like Dr. Esteban Genoa believe that eating a diet with a natural balance of sodium, magnesium and potassium may actually help to lower blood pressure and promote good health.
Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom says: "I’ve enjoyed using Celtic Sea Salt for several years now. It enhances the flavor of whole foods and provides me and my family with a superior source of trace minerals."
Why Your Body Needs Ocean Sea Salt
Your body uses high mineral salts to create electrolytes. Electrolytes, the sparks of life, carry electrical currents throughout the body – sending messages and instructions to cells in all bodily systems. Electrolytes are also necessary for enzyme production. Electrolytes are natural minerals found in ocean sea salt.
Enzymes are responsible for breaking down food, absorbing nutrients, muscle function, hormone production and more. Electrolytes and enzymes are important for all functions throughout the body, including proper regulation of bodily fluids, digestion, liver, thyroid and adrenal health, and many more – see Vital Functions of Good Sea Salt in the Body below.
Also, Celtic Sea Salt Bath Crystals make a soothing high-mineral soak that many have reported using successfully in the treatment of symptoms associated with arthritis and sore muscles.
Fine Ground Celtic Sea Salt makes a very effective nasal wash and gargle which is a blessing for those who suffer from colds, allergies or sinus trouble.
Vital Functions of Good Sea Salt in the Body
- Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure – in conjunction with water. Naturally the proportions are critical.
- Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells. Acidity and alkalining balancing is continually being regulated by the kidneys.
- Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetics.
- Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells.
- Salt is vital to the nerve cells’ communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death.
- Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract.
- Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.
- Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh (mucus) and congestion of the sinuses.
- Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.
- Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.
- Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage.
- Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body.
- Salt is vital for sleep regulation.
- Salt is a needed element in the treatment of diabetics.
- Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.
- Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis [caused by mineral imbalances].
- Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.
- Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.
- Salt is vital to the communication and information processing nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work – from the moment of conception to death.
- Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become “leaky” in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The “leakiness” spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck.
- Ocean sea salt contains about over 84 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Twenty-seven percent of the body’s salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we’re deficient in salt or water or both.
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