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For the love of mud, throw out your Morton’s!!!  (Or at least put it under the sink for future use scrubbing tea stains out of porcelain.)

I could spend days expounding on the pros and cons of Himalayan pink salt, sea salt, and [cringe] table salt, but instead I’ll attempt to limit my usual verbosity and give you the highlights, plus some resources for further reading that go into greater depth.

Back in the day, 300 plus million years ago or so, the primordial ocean contained the only living organism on Earth – a halophilic pink algae that created the first oxygen on the planet, providing an atmosphere in which the first multi-celled organisms could be born.  Over millions of years, the pristine pre-Cambrian ocean slowly evaporated, exposing the rising sea floor that would eventually become the Himalayan Mountains.  Great fields of brine deposits sat under the stars for millions of years, absorbing cosmic energy until they were finally subducted under the Asia plate.  Deep in the Earth, where the tectonic pressure was just right, the salt deposits spent a few more million years and crystallized into lenticular crystal beds.  As with all crystals, such as diamonds, the more geometrically perfect the shape is, the higher the information content, and the more valuable the crystal.  The importance of a superior crystalline structure for our bodies is that the energy released from dissolving these crystals can be transferred to your cells and tissues, and the trace elements within them can be easily absorbed and metabolized.

You may be wondering:  Why does this mean I should trash my table salt?  Cogitate on, dear reader…

Since life was formed in the ancient primordial ocean, our bodies reflect that chemical makeup.  We unequivocally need salt, and our blood and tears contain the same percentage of salt as the ocean – which is certainly no coincidence.  Salt was in use long before the earliest history was recorded, and has been valued in economic, political, religious, and social spheres of culture all over the world and for thousands of years.  And yet, today we seem to fear it – medical sodium stigmas urging us to shun the use of the very building blocks that brought us into existence.

Tsk, tsk.

While it is true that too much sodium is difficult for our bodies to process, this isn’t entirely the fault of salt.  90% of the world’s salt today is being used for industrial purposes that require sodium chloride, and so it is chemically “cleaned”.  Through the use of ingenious marketing, we’ve been convinced of the advantages of then adding back in potentially toxic iodine and fluoride – often along with several other dangerous preservatives (calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, and aluminum hydroxide are often added to improve the ability of table salt to pour).  Our bodies no longer recognize this manufactured “salt”, and actually see it as an aggressive cellular poison.  This unnatural form is added into every preserved and processed food you eat, and in order for your body to try and metabolize table salt crystals, tremendous amounts of energy are sacrificed.  Additionally, inorganic sodium chloride can prevent the body from reaching an ideal balance of fluids and can overburden your elimination systems.  For every gram of sodium chloride your body can’t get rid of, 23 times the amount of cell water is needed to neutralize it, causing cellulite, arthritis, rheumatism, gout, kidney and gall stones, asthma, cancer, heart disease… the list goes on.

Many people believe sea salt is a healthier alternative to table salt, which is correct – in theory.  However, today our seas are polluted and used as dumping grounds for toxins such as mercury, PCBs, and dioxin, not to mention the growing frequency of oil spills.  Many sea salt producers use concrete basins for the seawater to evaporate, allowing chemicals from the concrete to leach into the salt, and then continue to refine it – rendering it nutritionally void.

The underlying point of this post is to recommend that we all go back to the basic building blocks of life – luckily those can be found in Himalayan pink salt.  This salt, imbued with the 84 elements found in our bodies and containing the energetic vibrations present when life on this planet was formed, can not only cleanse and restore balance to our systems, but benefit us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  By creating and regularly ingesting sole (pronounced so-lay), replacing our cooking and flavoring salt, using salt lamps, and even bathing in it we can quickly undo the damage of processed table salt and numerous other toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis.  A few of the myriad benefits are:

  • Supplying the body with the natural energy stored in the crystals, which the body can hold for up to 24 hours.
  • Balancing the alkaline/acidity in the body and normalizing blood pressure.
  • Dissolving and eliminating sediments which lead to stones and various forms of rheumatism and arthritis.
  • Lowering cravings for addictive additives.
  • Helping with skin diseases by cleaning from inside out.
  • Increasing the quality of sleep.
  • Increasing energy, concentration, and brain activity.
  • Assisting weight loss.
  • Enhancing good will, elevating moods, and diminishing negativity – bringing greater peace of mind.
  • Activating the heart chakra, and stimulating self-love.
  • Stimulating and preserving the acupressure/acupuncture meridians.
  • Augmenting strength during physical activities.
  • Taking a half an hour bath with Himalayan pink salts (at the right concentration: approximately 1%, which is the same as our bodily fluids) can achieve an osmotic exchange, initiating homeostasis.  It’s basically like being in the womb again, and has the same effect on the body as a three day detox!!

There are many other benefits on several different levels that can be achieved by incorporating Himalayan pink salt into your lifestyle.  For further information, check out these resources:

Salt is born of the purest parents:  the sun and the sea.

~Pythagoras (580-500 BCE)

Stripped of all its natural elements, the unnatural crystals in common table salt are isolated and dead.
Stripped of all its natural elements, the unnatural crystals in common table salt are isolated and dead.

With the ocean becoming increasinly polluted, the irregular crystaline structure of sea salt becomes disconnected from the natural elements surrounding it.

With the ocean becoming increasingly polluted, the irregular crystalline structure of sea salt becomes disconnected from the natural elements surrounding it.

This himalayan salt crystal is in a harmonious state, full of life.  The crystalline structures are balanced and connected to the mineral elements, which are easily metabolized by the body.
This himalayan salt crystal is in a harmonious state, full of life. The crystalline structures are balanced and connected to the mineral elements, which are easily metabolized by the body.

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