|"Salt is absolutely essential to human health and nutritional
balance. Salt alkalizes blood and other vital fluids, helps
retain water, and is deeply involved in the biochemistry of
It's not salt per se that's so bad for human health, but
rather the industrially refined, land-mined, mineral-deficient
table salt sold on the market and hidden in packaged and
One to three grams of salt per day is a good measure for human
nutritional requirements, but most Americans today consume 12-15
grams of salt daily.
In refining commercial table salt, manufacturers remove
virtually all the minerals and trace elements, leaving a white
crystal that is 98 per cent sodium chloride.
Among the nutrients removed is magnesium, which is essential for
proper immune function. Magnesium supports a process call
phagocytosis, which enhances the assimilative power of scavenger
cells that are responsible for controlling infectious bacteria
and other unwanted microbes.
Magnesium is also essential for proper function of nerve and
brain cells, is involved in the metabolism of sugars and fats,
and has been shown to lower mortality dramatically in
A study in Canada showed a 66 per cent drop in the death rate of
heart-attack patients who were given intravenous injections of
magnesium, and Dr. Cass Igram reports that magnesium injections
resulted in a 90 percent reduction in heart-attack mortality in
a similar study in the USA.
Owing to modern farming and food-processing methods, magnesium
is deficient in almost all foods today, including fresh
vegetables and whole grains. Dr. Igram reports that 76 per
cent of all Americans are deficient in this vital mineral.
The only viable dietary source of magnesium these days is
whole, unrefined sea salt, especially the coarse grey
variety harvested by hand along the Brittany coast of France,
known as 'Celtic sea salt'.
The Epsom salts some people take as a magnesium supplement
contains magnesium sulfate, which is rapidly excreted through
the kidneys and therefore difficult to assimilate. Whole sea
salt contains magnesium chloride and magnesium bromide, which
are easily assimilated and metabolized in the human body.
The big ballyhoo in Western media and medical circles about
avoiding salt to cut down on sodium and thus control high blood
pressure is all based on the detrimental effects of industrially
refined, land-mined table salt, which is 98 per cent sodium
The health problems caused by this kind of salt is another
typical example of how the processed-food industry has cornered
the market on a vital food element, then refined and denatured
it for 'convenience' (i.e. higher profits), duping the public
into daily consumption of a product that undermines rather than
By contrast, Celtic sea salt contains only 82 per cent sodium
chloride. Furthermore, the magnesium salts it contains naturally
drain excess sodium from the body, thereby preventing the edema,
kidney malfunction, high blood pressure, and other ailments
associated with excess sodium intake."
Source: Daniel Reid.
Vital Functions of Salt in
1. 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
Naturally the proportions are critical.
2. Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the
cells in the body, particularly the brain cells.
3. Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a
needed element in diabetics.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the
7. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs
and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.
8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the
9. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.
10. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural
14. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of
15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.
16. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty
17. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.
18. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins
on the legs and thighs.
19. 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.
20. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is
short of salt, it means the body really is short of
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.
21. Sea salt contains about 80 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
22. 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.
* The information on salt intake is taken from Dr.
Batmanghelidj's book, "Water: Rx for a Healthier Pain-Free
Dr. Batmanghelidj MD - "Use 1/4
tsp. of sea salt for every quart of water you drink.
Use a good sea salt, one with at least 80 minerals,
liberally with food. As long as you drink the
water, you can use the salt. Some put it in
their water, some lick it off their hand, some
season their foods after cooking. It's up to you.
Make sure you take potassium daily (banana, orange
Salt water when drunk has an expectorant effect
in the stomach and increases gastric juice
secretion. It raises the level of stomach acid,
hastens its production, impedes or stimulates
stomach motricity and emptying-rate (depending upon
the salt concentration), increases the secretion of
the pancreas, and at higher salt concentrations
stimulates the formation of bile acids.
The Mayo Clinic had pronounced Lloyd Palmer, of
Minnesota, as incurable. Since 1965 he had suffered
from excruciatingly painful arthritis of his spinal
column -- ankylosing spondylitis. His spine twisted
and lost movement until, he says, he became a
"walking comma." He suffered pain for 31 years,
until he started to drink water and take
salt. He writes: "I continue to be pain-free
with my ankylosis spondylitis one year after
starting the water/salt regime. My blood pressure is
normal as well. I thank God every day for allowing
me to finally be pain-free." Lloyd Palmer's story is
so incredible that Paul Harvey reported it on his
ABC News program. He also wrote a syndicated column,
printed in a few hundred newspapers.
TOP ESSENTIALS of LIFE
1. Oxygen 2. Water 3. Salt 4. Potassium 5.
Exercise 6. Oils
FACT - No one can live without these. Mainstream medicine too
often ignores 2 & 3 in favor of selling drugs and procedures to
treat the symptoms of dehydration.
FACT - Nothing kills life quicker than lack of
FACT - The people with the worst health drink the least water
and use the most deadly diuretic drought causing drugs -
caffeine and/or alcohol.
FACT - The salinity of the water outside the cells in our bodies
is the same as the ocean.
FACT - In the middle ages people were put to a horrible death by
FACT - Health care makes big bucks by selling a quart of water
with salt in it (Saline 4) for up to $350.00 installed, but
won't tell the patients they do indeed need more water and salt
in their diets.
FACT - How can you expect drug companies to do research on the
importance of water in our daily lives when they can't make
money on it? Who does research to put themselves out of
FACT - No two substances in the Bible are mentioned more than
water and salt.
FACT - The environment of an unborn baby is water and salt.
What to look for when
On the labels of many packaged food, in supermarkets as well
as health food stores the name "sea salt" appears often. Reading
this, we feel safe and reassured, thinking that when it comes to
the salt part of the ingredients. This supermarket or health
food store "sea salt" has been totally refined. At its
origin, it may have come from the sea, but:
It has been harvested mechanically from dirt or concrete
basins with bulldozers and piped through metal conduits;
put through many degrading artificial processes;
heated under extreme heat levels in order to crack its
robbed of all of its essential minerals that are essential
to our physiology;
These elements are extracted and sold separately to
industry. Precious and highly prized by the salt refiners,
these bring more profits than the salt itself.
further adulterated by chemical additives to make it free-
flowing, bleached, and iodized.
To call what remains "sea salt" would be quite
In addition, harmful chemicals have been added to the
processed, altered unnatural substance to mask and cover up
all of the impurities it has. These added chemicals include
free flowing agents, inorganic iodine, plus dextrose and
Standard salt additives: Potassium-Iodide (added to the salt
to avoid Iodine deficiency disease of thyroid gland), Sugar
(added to stabilize Iodine and as anti-caking chemical),
Natural salt is not white and it is not dry.
Natural salt is little gray with minerals and feels damp or
clumps in humidity.
Natural salt must be labeled unrefined, No additives added.
- Try this experiment: Mix a spoonful of salt in a glass
of water and let it stand overnight. If the salt collects on
the bottom of the glass, it has been processed. NATURAL SALT
DISSOLVES! Salt that will not dissolve in water cannot
dissolve in your body.
During World War II, Navy doctors would use
sea salt water for blood transfusions when blood supplies ran
out and many lives were saved.