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Consumption of salt is self

Consumption of salt is self limiting. See how much sea water you can drink. See how much fruit juice (sugar) you can drink. See how much soda (salt and sugar) you can drink. The common ingredient that causes over consumption is refined sugar. Vilifying salt, a vital mineral, that is inherently self limiting in its consumption and ignoring an unnecessary nutrient's (sugar's) ability to wreck havoc on our metabolism has been disingenuous and deceitful.

deacon's picture

excellent find

I have a few questions,if you can answer them
we use sea salt here,is there a big difference
between the 2 salts(the one from the link and sea salt)
and if i get one of them salt lamps,do i need to use salt?
i know the last question might seem dumb,but it is a question i have

Let it ever not be said,that I never did not do nothing for you.

Thanks deacon

My understanding is that "sea salt" comes from the sea. And whatever impurities/additives find their way in to sea salt are caused by pollution. Himalayan salt on the other hand is mined and is regarded as a "purer" salt. It is also praised as the "better/healthier" salt for the fact that it is loaded with many more minerals(about 80) than any other salt, as well as for the fact of the mining location. You'll also come to find that it has a "stronger" taste, thus you will use less in comparison to table salt.

This link breaks it down rather simply:

Here is a pretty good article:

and this one contains info on Himalayan salt mineral content:

This is also a good article on the "cons" if you will, of sea salt:

Finally, this article states that a German analysis showed that 10 minerals made up 97% of the salt, sodium chloride being typically about 80% with the rest making up trace minerals:

As for the lamps - they are made of salt, so you don't have to "add" salt per say. Himalayan salt is a "rock" salt, so what you are basically getting is a piece of rock that's been hollowed out for the bulb. In areas of high humidity, the lamp/rock will "sweat", so it's advisable that you place it on a dish or towel. Hope that helped.

deacon's picture

thank you

for them extra links,i enjoyed them
and will be getting a lamp,and maybe some different salt

Let it ever not be said,that I never did not do nothing for you.

Return to "foods closer to their natural state"

That's the bottom line. I'll add that "natural state" does not include "genetically-engineered products." I couldn't help but notice that typical foods eaten by Americans that the heart surgeon said caused chronic inflammation/heart disease included soybean and corn oil, also sugar and simple carbohydrates, e.g., high fructose corn syrup.

How do we know the full reason *why* that is the case? I hardly think it is inconsequential that over 90% of soybeans and 85% of the corn we grow here in America is genetically engineered. Apparently "the Grocery Manufacturers of America has estimated that as much as 80 percent of processed food on US shelves contains GM ingredients." It's pathetic that those products might be still be labeled as "natural." They're anything but. http://www.naturalnews.com/034812_GMO_corn_soy.html

Yes, if Americans wish to end this epidemic of heart disease, it would be wise to return to foods closer to their natural state.

Thank you for the post ecard71.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Good points!

I remember back in the 90's when the government was busy "pushing" healthy alternatives like "soy". If it had soy, it was considered healthy. Who knows how many millions were affected who all along thought they were doing the right thing by eating soy burgers and drinking soy milk. I've been very disappointed in my government to say the least.

I give the heart surgeon credit for admitting

that his profession has been wrong - more interested to save lives than save face.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir