Functions of Sea Salt

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Mrs. B, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B New Member

    Salt has many other functions than just regulating the water content of the body. Here are some of the more vital functions of salt in the body:
    1. Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, Contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure - in conjunction with water. Naturally the proportions are critical.

    2. Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells.

    3. Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetics.

    4. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells.

    5. Salt is vital to the nerve cells' communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death.

    6. Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract.

    7. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.

    8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses.

    9. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.

    10. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.

    11. Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage.

    12. Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body.

    13. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic.

    14. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetics.

    15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.
    16. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis.

    17. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.
    18. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.

    19. Salt is vital to the communication and information processing nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work - from the moment of conception to death.

    20. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become "leaky" in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The "leakiness" spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck.

    21. Sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer's disease.

    22. Twenty-seven percent of the body's salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we're deficient in salt or water or both.

    * The information on salt intake is taken from Dr. Batmanghelidj's book, "Water: Rx for a Healthier Pain-Free Life". Curtesy of the Curezone website

    [This Message was Edited on 08/29/2003]
  2. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Wonderful information, would you please list the 'source' you got this from? BUT no URL's/WebAddress.

    I just cut and pasted this post on another one for you as someone else was asking this question that you answered so throughly answered!

    Thanks again, and please give the 'credit' where you got the article from, alright?

    Shalom, Shirl
  3. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B New Member

    Guess I forgot about that little plagerism thing. :)

  4. PatPalmer

    PatPalmer New Member

    Good one Mrs B, i`m an avid supporter of the benefits of pure Sea/Rock salt. - Pasted an article on it myself a while back, but your post is precise and clear, thank you.

    I`ve just read Dr Batmanghelidj`s book on Your Body`s Many Cries For Water. It`s fantastic.
  5. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B New Member

    It was actually your post that got me started reading about it... well, yours and others prompted me to do my own research. I like the way this was outlined for those that don't feel like reading a lot at once so, I was happy to share it.

  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Thanks for sharing.

    Love, Mikie
  7. pixipip

    pixipip New Member

    Thanks so much for this, but I can't let my son read it cos he really over does it with salt!

    Love & Light,
  8. PatPalmer

    PatPalmer New Member

    Bumping for others to see.

    It`s also an Anti-Inflammatory
  9. Reg1

    Reg1 New Member

    Mrs B, I know since ive started using sea salt, its made a significant difference with my sinuses. Dont know what id do without it. Thanks for sharing as well, ((((((((((((Reg))))))))))))
  10. Kloet4

    Kloet4 New Member

    Just wondering how much sea salt should be used? How do you take this salt? Just some questions that I would like answered please, Thanks.

    Lisa K.
  11. Kloet4

    Kloet4 New Member

    For more info please!
  12. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B New Member

    of sea salt is 1/4 teaspoon per day and half of your body weight in water in ounces. For example: if you weigh 150 lbs. you would want to drink 75 OUNCES of water per day.

    It is not recommended to cook with sea salt because it "ruins" the extra minerals in it (up to 80.) I sprinkle mine on food just before eating or just a bit in my hand. Some peopele like it in some water.

    For the most benefits buy unrefineds sea salt with no caking agents. On the ingredents list all it will say is "sea salt." I use Roland brand becaue it's inexpensive in the grocery store and they have a website. I have read on here that some people like to try many different kinds.

    I don't think you can use too much of it but, for more information it isn't hard to find on the web. I got a lot of my info from the Curezone website.

    Hope this answered some of your questions!

  13. Jasmine

    Jasmine New Member

    I've been on Watercure for 15 months now and it's been a godsend for my neurally mediated hypotension. I feel more energetic and less dizzy since I started drinking 75 ounces of water with one quarter teaspoon of sea salt every day. My blood pressure is more normal now and I'm feeling very good. I highly recommend the Watercure website.

    Love, Jasmine