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Do you have enough salt in your body?
I use some salt, and always have, because from the light give me by God, this article, in the place of being deleterious, is actually essential for the blood. The whys and wherefores of this I know not, but I give you the instruction as it is given me. Ellen G White, Counsels on Diet and Foods p. 344
all need a little bit of salt because it helps keep your body fluids at
the right concentration. Salt is actually essential for the blood, for
life and for good health. Salt is the second major constituent in our body next to water. We can’t live without salt. We don’t store salt. We don’t store sodium and chloride in our bodies. We have to get it from our food supply. However, the majority of us eat more salt than we need and that can cause the problem of increasing your body fluids and blood pressure. Using the right kind of salt can make a huge difference.
Pink Himalayan fine grain Sea Salt is the best around, in that it contains all 84 trace minerals including iodine. Some benefits of using Himalayan Salt are:
The author, Dr. David Brownstein in his book “Salt Your Way to Health” says that he’s been actively using and recommending salt in his practice for twenty years and checks every patient for their salt levels. He found that unequivocally the vast majority of patients were actually salt deficient. In addition, studies clearly show that if one limits salt in the diet, cholesterol levels go up. Triglyceride levels go up. Insulin levels go up. Aldosterone and some other adrenal hormones go up that raise the blood pressure.
Why is salt necessary in the diet of a hypertensive person?
Hypertensives usually select to avoid salt altogether from their diet. 60% of people who have high blood pressure do not use salt yet they still have high blood pressure issues, therefore salt is not the problem but too much sodium is as you will get in the usual table salt.
An eight-year study of a New York City hypertensive population stratified for sodium intake levels found those on low-salt diets had more than four times as many heart attacks as those on normal-sodium diets – the exact opposite of what the “salt hypothesis” would have predicted. (1995)
Dr. Brownstein found that the majority of his hypertensive patients did better when they eat the right kind of salt, which is unrefined salt, and reintroduce salt back in their diet and get their salt levels back up.
A great as natural salt is, always use moderately.
Who needs to use less salt?
If you have kidney failure, you will not be able to eliminate some of the sodium in your diet. If you have severe congestive heart failure associated with some kidney failure, and if you are a salt-sensitive individual you may need to limit salt.
In sea salt you can also benefit from Iodine…
Iodine is essential for proper functioning of the Thyroid gland which regulates the metabolic rate of every cell in the human body.
Use of Iodine would prevent Thyroid related illnesses such as slow metabolic rate, goiter, hyperthyroidism, hashimoto hypothyroidism, overweight, extreme fatigue, depression etc. Iodine deficiency can also cause loss of bone density and high blood pressure
The following items hinder iodine from being absorbed so be careful with the amount you use:
Fluoride, Chlorine, Cassava, Corn, Crucifiers family (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale) contains a chemical called goitrin that fights against iodine uptake in the body
Therefore obtain Iodine from seaweed vegetable – Kelp or Dulse or sea salt containing iodine.
A study was done in the US where over six thousand patients were tested and it was found that over ninety-six percent were deficient in iodine and the vast majority of those ninety-six percent, severely deficient in iodine. Similar numbers are found across other countries.