Here’s a new view about salt. In addition, I have written several times about the benefits of sea salt and the demonic contribution of regular table salt.
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I’m writing again, because yet another fact has come to light, and you have to have the information to be able to make up your own mind.
Yesterday, I was visiting raw food sites, again, as I was researching them for their success in helping diabetics, and I came across a statement by David Klein, PhD, editor of Living Nutrition Magazine (in 2008, now called “Vibrance”) in which he said, unequivocally:
“Avoid all salt – it’s a toxic, irritating, corrosive, stimulating, enervating and potentially deadly poison. Yes, even Celtic and Himalayan salts are destructive to your body and health – don’t be fooled by marketing hype! These inorganic substances may be trendy but they are not healthful. In addition to sodium chloride, they contain numerous toxic elements including heavy metals, such as aluminum, cadmium, lead and mercury. These wreak havoc in the body, and are very difficult to eliminate.”
This is only one practitioners’ opinion, but it is the first time I have seen such a strong, all-inclusive statement about salt. Every salt.
This really threw me for a loop, and I started to weigh the value of his opinion. That lead me to wonder how “natural” extra, dry, salt consumption is for humans, anyway. Why did ancient humans incorporate eating salt into human behavior? Was eating salt continued as a societal behavior rather than a physical need?
It is not the first time that there is a cause to re-examine some long-held belief right from the beginning! That’s where free-thinkers have to start. Humanity’s life is certainly a lot different for some of us on the planet today.
The Current State of My thoughts on Salt
___ This is only one practitioner’s experience, gained while helping his Crohn’s patients heal. Other practitioners modify the amount of added salt they suggest, but do not withdraw it completely. What’s different here? Well, Crohn’s patients have severe intestinal damage. Most would have been eating demonic “table salt” which would have possibly created and evidently exacerbated their problems. Klein argues salt inflames; if so, we don’t need a further-inflammed pancreas – or was salt an original ’cause’ (contributing factor)? I don’t know if anyone is researching that tack. I haven’t read so. But salts are usually either neutral or alkaline pH.
To heal, Klein’s protocol is a completely raw food diet, using a wide variety of plants (which takes a lot of committment by most people) and it truly does provide all the organic salts a human would need, gained gently, from the plants themselves.
Most people don’t eat enough fresh food to accomplish getting the vitamins and minerals and salts they need. Their food is cooked and they are not eating enough fruits and vegetables at all. So, dry, whole-salt, for most of humanity, gives us the minerals we are not getting from fresh food — or at least that is the theory of practice.
But, Klein is right that dry salt has inorganic minerals, while those in just-picked plants have the organic salts, just as we need them. And, Klein would probably argue that if we continue to use too few fresh plants and use dry salt, we are rotting our intestines, too, whether we end up with Crohn’s before we die, or not. We will be compromising our digestive ability if we hurt our intestines, so we DO have to pay attention to this warning.
___ Other healers have successfully utilized Salt Solutions made from dry salts to heal OR they have utilized the Harmonics of salt in homeopathic Cell Salts. How can salt be “bad” when in others’ hands, it Heals?
So, I think the form of administration, type of salt, concentration of salt and frequency of use all factor into whether whole-salt is an angel of Health or not.
___ My thinking is, at the moment in 2007-8, one of the reasons to eat mostly fresh fruits and vegetables is to get your organic salts in the proper form your body really needs. The plants do it all for you! Thank them. They are a Gift.
At times, when seasonally or for economic reasons you cannot afford lots of fresh food, then add whole-salt (Celtic, and sometimes Himalayan) judiciously and usually in solution – as soup or in spring water. A pinch or two a day is about right, unless you know you are chronically ill (due to being very acidic), in which case, discuss doing the water-cure, when you are talking to your physician about new healing options. Learn more at links below.
___ Our ancestors lived in hot climates, and if we watch animals when they are stressed, they do take in salt. Normally this is an infrequent occurrence because they adhere faithfully to their Original Food, which would give them what they need. Only Humans and some other Primates “choose” and “search” for foods they “like”, and try “new” foods in the wild.
The only unusual knowledge I have heard, is that Amazonian parrots come to a specific clay deposit to eat the earth, periodically, to get salt. Again, it’s a hot climate, and Nature directs them, but it is an inorganic source, rather than getting organic salts from the fruit they usually eat.
___ As humans moved from such hot climes, salt may have taken on other societal roles, and indeed, it did become a standard of Wealth etc. and the diet of the common person, once Humans settled the land, about 10,000 years ago, was not Equal. Classes developed in societies – the Haves and HaveNots.
Among the lesser, then salt was definitely needed, especially in the still-warm climes, just for survival by retaining the very tissue fluids needed for Life, especially in groups where water was also not plentiful. The owners of Salt controlled the Masses and had the Power — and maybe that is the real reason it started being “needed”, as precription drug monopolies are today. In desert areas, lacking much water, salt was “revered”, too, whether in the Mid-East or America’s Southwest, etc.
___ In today’s world, we have choices, except for those in the 3rd. World countries, and maybe we should be using our bounty properly — eating much more fresh vegetables, and downgrading the use any added dry salt, as much as possible. It is worth avoiding rotting our intestines, if Klein is right to point the finger at any dry, inorganic salt as the culprit.
___ I still think that salt-in-solution is safe — after all, fish and other animals live in the ocean! Yes, sea water has every element known on the planet, so I am not automatically frightened by Klein’s mention of the toxic elements. Who is to say that these are not needed as trace elements? But, I think we are safer eating them organically than inorganically.
The seaweeds and fish have taken the inorganic salts from ocean water and vitalized them in a living-system into organic salts, just like we need. Why add the dry inorganic stuff — eat seaweed, fish and a wide variety of land-plants instead.
___ The Water Cure does Heal. And, we need to acknowledge the life’s work and science of others who say whole-seasalt is beneficial … see the following examples:
A Chicken’s Life Span: normally is 3 – 5 years
“The late French scientist, Dr. Alexis Carrel, kept a chicken heart alive for over 27 years by keeping the pulsating heart in a solution of sea salt (changed daily). Dr. Carrel voluntarily ended the experiment after a third of a century, having proven that living cells can have physical immortality. “Ye Are the Salt of the Earth”.
Professor C. Louis Kervran with his scientific research and formulas has been an asset to the scientific establishment and he was a candidate for the Nobel Prize. Professor Kervran links us to the secret of immortality and reveals its prime source is trace minerals from seawater remedies. Other physicians continued research and found fermentation of briny salt pickles, salted sour plums, and other salty fermentation as powerful and effective medicines.
Dr. Jacques de Langre, Ph.D., who wrote the book Seasalt’s Hidden Powers, states that naturally and properly sunshine-preserved sea salt is the difference between life and death, health and illness, social sanity and planetary panic and its elements are vital for proper body functions – that natural hand-harvested Celtic ocean salt alone helps to maintain life, neutralizes toxins and detrimental bacteria, and enhances all your organic function.
Sea salt contains 92 essential minerals and most all refined adulterated sea salts only contain 2 elements. Biologically, 24 of these elements in real sea salt have already been proven necessary and essential to maintain and recover health. See Scientific American, July 1972: “The Chemical Elements of Life,” by Earl Friden.” http://www.stopcancer.com/000/025.htm
___ As real, whole-salt sea-salt is one of the most alkaline foods on Earth, my belief is that it is useful to us. Salts are usually pH neutral. Science sees whole-seasalt, as it functions in our body, as being alkaline, as it leaves alkaline residue. There’s too much acid food and acid-causing stress in our life to give-up an important alkaline Balancer.
In Chinese Medicine’s view salt is Yang energy — more “concentrated” (“acid”), in action in our body — this view is non-judgemental, as life has to have both opposites and Balance them, so it is less critical which “side” they placed salt, energetically.
___ The beautiful ball you see in the photo above is a Himalayan Salt Lamp. These are used to tap and spread the salt crystal’s harmonic (which it picks up from the Earth’s Schumann Resonance energy), just as quartz crystals tap the frequency of radio energy, so we can “hear” radio energy.
“Fantasy, you see, is really about things that are not believed;
and the reality or unreality of those things has nothing to do with it.”
— Gene Wolfe
___ Has the Health benefit of dry salt been a fantasy? Under the way I use it above, I don’t think so. Our body is bio-electrical and we absolutely must have the minerals whole-salt provides, but I now think it is better to get them in organic food, from land and sea plants, as much as possible.
___ I also think that Salt became the original Power game, and therefore it’s real need and use, to the degree we’ve been brainwashed over the millenia, is possibly different than it might be naturally.
___ So, I will use whole-sea salt as a back-up. I am giving a link to Maine Sea Vegetables, a company whose products I have used for over 25 years, and they are a useful alternative. Do not overuse them — just a sprinkle here and there daily or every other day — as you want your thyroid working to optimum instead of the kelp helping too much. I have also used Mendecino Sea veg on occasion.
I also think it is necessary to eat a variety of land plants, as any one plant’s culture and uptake is only as good as the soil it is living in and its natural needs as a life-form. Sea vegetables are the only plants which have access to all the earth’s minerals. I am including a link to Fearn for the veggie salts I have used over the years, but I am not sure about the quality of the actual “salt” they use, so I have not used them a lot.
As minerals are critical to our enzyme system working, this is really important information for you to decide about, as without the appropriate minerals, your biochemistry will stop — not a good choice!
Hyland’s Bioplasma cell salts contain ALL the organic salts every cell in your body needs to function, so pay attention to these as another way to maintain Health. See the article just about Cell Salts in May 2008; https://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com/2008/05/21/cell-salts-what-every-one-of-your-cells-needs-daily/
Best to all — Em
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