For decades, the health care establishment has pushed marketing campaigns to steer the population away from salt and towards low-salt diets.
The problem is that your body needs salt to heal and protect against infection, inflammation and viral overwhelm.
Additionally, a low salt diet is one of the leading causes of weak bones and eventually, chronic conditions like osteoporosis and arthritis. Why? Because salt ionises into calcium in body! Which is why the oceans are flooded with pure calcium coral and crustaceans.
So, instead of encouraging us to consume a moderate amount of nature-made salt to protect our health, no doubt you'll recognise some of these common misconceptions:
"Salt clogs the arteries"
"Salt causes high blood pressure!"
"Salt causes fluid retention"
"Salt is harmful for diabetics"
"Be careful about how much salt you eat!"
Salt is a critical electrolyte of your cells so that your body that it needs to perform functions. And if the masses really understood the power of salt in the diet, there'd be much less infections and reliance on antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs.
Keep in mind also, there is a reason why hospitals use saline drips when people first enter the hospital in a crises situation...because salt is one of the fastest healing compounds on earth!
Which Salt To Avoid
Not all salt is created equal.
So, when we talk about SALT, it's important to understand which type of salt is best to support, not deplete your health.
"Table Salt" should be avoided because it is infused with toxic chemicals like Aluminium so that it doesn't cake.
Table Salt is commonly used in most restaurants, cafes and is what you'll find on most supermarket shelves. It is made is by taking natural salt (such as crude oil flake leftovers) and heating it to 1200° Fahrenheit. During this extreme process, the chemical composition is completely altered and all of the nutritional benefits are destroyed.
You may not know that generic TABLE salt ends up being about 97.5% sodium chloride and a 2.5% balance containing an array of ingredients including:
- Anti-caking chemicals
- MSG (a known toxin) and/or white processed sugar to help stabilise the iodine
- Aluminium derivatives such as sodium solo-co-aluminate.
The bottom line is that these ingredients are not healthy for the body, in fact will add to your toxic load over time and distance so should be avoided.
Which Salt To Choose
When it comes to salt, knowing your source is vital.
Always choose pure, unrefined salts made by the sea and wind, wood-raked, packaged and not tampered with in any way.
Pure, unrefined salts like these help to:
- Regulate heart beat and blood pressure
- Clear the lungs of mucous (essential for healing asthma and bronchitis)
- Healing cold and flu infections and viral overwhelm
- Balance sugar levels in the blood, an important element for diabetics
- Generate spark within the cells for energy
- Support food particle absorption and boost digestion
- Prevent muscle cramps
- Strengthen bones
- Minimise muscle cramps and speed recovery from intense exercise.
Salt is essential for robust health and vitality. In fact, pure nature-made salt is a self care staple you should not only have in your kitchen at home, but with you wherever you go.
Handy Tip: Don't rely on restaurants and cafes having healthy salt, as often they don't! It's far better to take your own pure salt with you to dress up your food.
Whilst there are 7 principles of health - Air, Water, Sunshine, Walking, Whole foods, Healthy Relationships and Passion - for good measure, you can make SALT the 8th principle!
Tolman Self Care.