There is a healthy source of salt found deep within the Himalayan Mountains. I know – salt is supposed to be bad for you, and many people have been told to avoid all salt.
No questions asked.
But, there is a difference between manufactured salt added to processed and pre-packaged foods and grinding up Nature’s salt, like Himalayan sea salt.
Actually, salt is a healthy mineral that the body uses for brain function, but in today’s world, I don’t recommend adding salt to anything.
When you consume natural foods, they are already pleasantly and naturally salty. Take celery, for example. Snap off a bite, and you’ll noticed that celery is subtly salty.
If you must add extra salt to your food, select the purest form of “sodium” to allow your body the opportunity to have its healthy benefits, plus the other natural “mineral” elements included within unadulterated sodium + chloride.
If your doctor recommends that you avoid all salt, please follow that directive, but understand that means to avoid processed foods, pre-packaged foods, fast foods, fatty foods, fried foods, and drive-thru foods.
So, what’s left?
Organic, raw and natural foods with no added salt.
The Origins Of Mountain Salt
Let’s go back millions of years ago. The primordial oceans on the Earth slowly evaporated from the continual and unyielding outpour of energy from the sun. This energy was locked within the salt.
As the Himalayan Mountains pushed upward due to geologic forces beneath India, the sea-salt fused into veins of pure, diamond-like crystals due to the tremendous heat and pressure of the mountains heaving and compressing above.
For over 250 million years, the salt remained untouched. Biophysical research performed on the salt veins beneath the Himalayan Mountains has identified geometrically perfect crystals containing 84 essential minerals required to sustain human life.
This salt is virtually an ocean of energy.
Every bag of original Himalayan crystalized salt is extracted from mines by hand, according to long-standing tradition, and removed without the use of any mechanical devices or explosive techniques.
After lifted from beneath the mountain, the salt is hand-picked, hand-crushed, hand-washed, and sun dried.
This natural method of mining assures that the original pattern of the atoms and the inherent energy stored within the crystals, along with all the essential mineral elements, remain fully intact and vital. In this natural holistic form, the salt is of supreme bioenergetic quality.
Less Is Best
Use this natural form of salt similar to the way you use the manufactured “table salt” that sits on your kitchen table, but use less of it on food for seasoning, cooking, or baking needs – use smaller amounts like you use pepper or oregano. Pure forms of sea salt make a superior nose wash for sinus irritation, as a throat gargle for colds and flu, and in your bath as a soothing detox and pH balancing agent.
The best salt crystals to buy are enclosed in a cotton cloth bag, and never come in contact with any unnatural materials. The salt should bear an official seal of its place of origin, and manufacturers from the Karakorum Range of the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan donate a portion of their profits to the children of this region to further their education.
As it should be with ALL of Nature’s resources – when you take, you find a way to give back.
A good source for the salt from this special Himalayan mine is the North American importer, American BlueGreen at http://www.americanbluegreen.com. Himalayan sea salt is popular among doctors in the EU because of the double blind testing that was done in Austria proving its efficiency. Dr. Barbara Hendel and Biophysicist Peter Ferreira wrote about the original Himalayan Crystal Salt in their book about water and salt, The Essence of Life.
If you insist on salting your foods, at the very least, use an all-natural, holistic form of Nature’s salt, but remember: a little dab will do ya’!