No matter how much mineral content animals derive from plants in their diet, they still instinctively seek out natural salt licks in order to make their diets complete… or they die.
Dietary intake of salt is so vital that biological life as we know it cannot exist without it.
In this article we’re going to go over the importance of salt, and then make the essential distinction between healthy salt and unhealthy salt. The difference is similar to eating factory farmed beef pumped full of growth hormones vs. eating meat from animals that were fed on green pasture – one will kill you and one will nourish and heal you.
Salt: The Essence of Life
The function of the human body is entirely dependent upon its conductivity and the ability of it to transmit information electrically.
Every one of your 4 trillion cells has an electrical charge. The communication between your body’s cells and systems requires a proper environment for electrical signals and impulses to be exchanged.
No salt = no conductivity = no life!
We’ve all seen the experiment in highschool science class where we try to run electricity through distilled water (devoid of minerals) in attempts to complete a circuit and light up a light bulb. Here it is again in case you skipped that day of class to do mushrooms with your friends:
As you can see from the experiment, whether we drink distilled water, tap water, or river water, we need additional salt in order for the electrical signal to pass through it. Our bodies are at least 70% water, and if we compare the lit bulb to life itself, then it is fair to say that life cannot exist without salt.
Toxic Salt vs Healthy Salt
Toxic Salt: Refined Salt
The reason that salt has been shown in various studies to damage the body is because the salt used in those studies is toxic and is not fit for human consumption. Created from a high-heat refining process that removes virtually all the mineral content, refined table salt becomes a highly processed food that doesn’t even resemble real salt from nature.
Real salt from nature consists of about 84% sodium chloride and 16% other minerals and trace elements in a perfectly balanced matrix, whereas the composition of refined salt is about 97.5% sodium chloride and up to 2.5% chemical additives. The composition of refined salt significantly changes its effect in the body.
Let’s look at what is added to refined salt after it is stripped of it’s life-giving mineral content:
- Anti-caking agents such as aluminum are then added to the salt to make sure the grains of salt don’t stick together. (Excess aluminum is toxic to the body and brain.)
- Corn sugar (dextrose) has also been a typical additive to salt to keep it free-flowing.
- Potassium Iodide is then added because it’s an essential nutrient, but the problem is,
- Sodium Fluoride is also added, which cancels out the utilization of iodine in the body. (Sodium fluoride is toxic to the body and mind.)
- The salt is then bleached white for appeal. (Bleach is toxic to the body.)
Healthy Salt: Unrefined Salt
Healthy salt comes from the ocean. As Dr. Maynard Murray states in his book Fertility from the Ocean Deep, “The river of blood that sustains human beings is a copy of seawater. 90 trace elements in perfect solution.”
Over 90 minerals and trace elements exist within ocean water, they are in the exact proportions required by all biological life on earth. When ocean water is dried at low temperatures, the resulting salt that is produced has a healing blend of vital minerals. This is the way that salt has been produced for thousands of years.
Celtic Sea Salt has been produced using sustainable salt farming methods by hand off the Brittany Coast of France for centuries. It is dried naturally by the sun in clay ponds and gathered by hand with wooden tools in such a way that the living enzyme content remains fully in tact.
8 Benefits of Unrefined Sea Salt
1. Sinus or Bronchial Congestion – Celtic Salt has an affinity for mucous. It literally draws it out of the body. When you use Celtic Salt, particularly doing the Salt Cleanse below, you will greatly increase the mucous blown out the nose and coughed up.
2. Nourishing the Adrenals – Your adrenal glands run on sodium, but what they need is not the toxic refined sodium chloride table salt, but a whole, unrefined salt. A significant part of immune response comes from adrenal hormone secretions. But if your adrenals are weak and stressed out, they have nothing to give when you feel that cold or flu coming on.
3. Preventing Illness – More heavily salting food at the first signs of sickness can counteract the illness. Celtic Salt stimulates cellular energy and enhances resistance to infections. This may be due in part to Celtic Salt’s beneficial effect on the adrenal glands.
4. Better, Longer Sleep – I’ve discovered from personal experience and that of clients that taking Celtic Salt at bedtime, as when temporarily doing the Salt Cleanse, generally results in longer, uninterrupted, more refreshing sleep.
5. High Blood Pressure – Everyone thinks high blood pressure is aggravated by salt. That’s true and false. Refined, toxic table salt is an irritant to the body that can cause high blood pressure. Many people experience a lowering of blood pressure by using Celtic Salt.
6. Fluid Retention – Did you ever in your wildest dreams think someone would tell you that a special type of natural salt would reverse fluid retention? Using Celtic Sea Salt many people lose fluid weight from the proper balancing out of the minerals in salt. Eat refined sodium chloride only salt and you’ll get fluid retention as the body tries to neutralize this toxin. Eat Celtic Salt and the body can be properly balanced out on its electrolyte minerals and release that retained water.
7. Trauma – Extra Celtic Salt can be beneficial for shock, severe burns (not externally), hemorrhage, surgery and physical trauma.
8. Other Conditions – This type of natural salt is also reported to help correct excess acidity, relieve allergies, relieve skin diseases, and restore better digestion through stimulating hydrochloric acid secretions.