Seven - Eat
Himalayan Pink Salt
Salt is essential for life and for good health
of the human body. It helps maintain the fluid in your blood
cells and transmit electrical impulses between your brain,
nerves and muscles. Your body needs salt to survive, but too
much or too little salt can kill you. It is important to have
the right amount of salt in your body at all times.
that is naturally in food is not as harmful to the body when
taken in great amounts as other salts. Table salt on the other
hand, is not good for you. This is because, when salt is dried
up by heat from a fire, instead of being dried naturally by
the sun, it becomes chemically altered. Your body tries to
use up the salt's nutrients, but because there's too much
chemically altered salt, the table salt simply builds up and
stays in your organs.
build up obviously becomes a health hazard, and contributes
to Hypertension and chronic diseases. Hypertension (high blood
pressure), can cause tissue damage for up to 20 years without
showing any symptoms. Some of the life threatening complications
due to hypertension that may occur are: heart attack, stroke,
arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), serious kidney
damage or kidney failure, bleeding in the eyes (impaired sight
or blindness), enlarged heart, congestive heat failure, and
other serious problems.
Vitality From Rock Salt
Salt occurs naturally in sea-water. A deposit is left when
an area of sea-water becomes enclosed, and the sun causes
the water to evaporate. Over many millions of years, other
sediments have been deposited above the salt, leaving the
beds of rock salt, or halite below the surface. Rock salt
is essential for our health. Not only does it perform important
functions within our bodies, it also plays a key role in keeping
our food safe to eat. Focus
this week on eliminating table salt from you diet and replacing
it with rock salt, ideally the Himalayan pink salt. Here are
some important facts to remember:
salt is highly refined. During the refinement process
important trace minerals are lost so the salt becomes
devoid of nutrients. Because of chemical alterations in
the refinement process, table salt builds up and stays
in your organs, leading to health issues such as hypertension,
heart attacks, stroke, arteriosclerosis (hardening of
the arteries), kidney damage, impaired vision and more.
salt is used a lot in junk food and its addictive tendency
makes it difficult for people to stop eating junk food.
If you recondition your palate to eliminate table salt
from your diet, it will be easier for you to eliminate
junk food as well.
pink salt contains the 84 minerals and trace elements.
It is unrefined and hand-mined from salt caves formed
about 250 million years ago in the Karakoram mountain
range of the Himalayas. Some of its main benefits include:
- Maintaining the fluid in your blood cells and transmitting
electrical impulses between your brain, nerves and muscles.
- Facilitating cellular absorption of minerals. By stimulating
blood circulation and mineral balance it removes toxic
- Stabilizing blood pressure.
- Aiding weight loss by equalizing minerals which inhibit
cravings and eliminate fat dead cells.
The Rules for Success
week, we ask you to replace your table salt with Himalayan
pink salt. The following steps will help you achieve this
away your table salt - Table salt is highly refined
and what is left after the refining process is almost
pure sodium chloride without the trace minerals that
your body needs.
Himalayan Pink Salt - You can buy Himalayan Pink Salt
at most health food stores. It normally comes in small
chunks of pink rocks. The colour is the result of its
high mineral and iron content.
Himalayan Pink Salt in water - Fill a sealable glass
jar with several crystal salt stones. Add natural spring
water or purified water, completely filling the container.
After approximately 24 hours, look to see if the salt
crystals have completely dissolved. If so, add a few
more crystals. When the water can no longer dissolve
more salt, the salt crystals will sit at the bottom
of the jar without dissolving. At this point the liquid
solution will have become saturated at 26% and is ready
for use. Add in liquid form to your soups, salads, drinks
Himalayan Pink Salt in your meals - Instead of using
table salt, add Himalayan pink salt to your meals. It
will not only enhance the flavour of your food but nourish
your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Consider
adding it toward the end of cooking so that it doesn't
get 'cooked' and all the minerals and vitamins stay
your mouth with Himalayan Pink Salt - Himalayan pink
salt is excellent for dental hygiene. Most common tooth
problems derive from an over acidic mouth and throat.
Himalayan pink salt will build up a pH neutral environment
and help protect tooth enamel. Instead of using packaged
mouth wash, rinse your mouth with a small glass of warm
water mixed with a teaspoon of liquid pink salt.