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chemical and mineral composition of our blood and saline fluids have an
amazing similarity to sea water. And when we are an embryo in our
mother's womb, we are encased in a sack filled with a saline fluid
which is in many ways identical to sea water.
Sea water contains 84 mineral elements. These
same 84 mineral elements are found in
bodies. Modern science has determined that 24 of these elements are
essential for life (i.e., you will die if any are missing), although
many believe that a proper balance of all 84 elements in our bodies is
necessary for good health. Whenever a dietary deficiency of any of
these elements occurs, the cells in our bodies lose ions. A loss of
ions in our cells causes imbalances, a breakdown of the cell
regeneration and growth process, and loss of the cells themselves,
which does lead to nervous disorders, brain damage, muscle damage or
illness. Therefore, it is vital to your health to have the proper
mineral balance in the saline and ion composition of your blood, and
these compositions must be maintained within very precise limits. Many
illnesses and poor health conditions have been traced to a deficiency
of minerals, the minerals which are found in sea salt.
The Modern Salt Making Process: The salt
which we consume today is made by several large industrial companies.
They sell the same salt for both industrial use and human consumption.
93% of their production goes for industrial purposes, 7% for food use.
They start with salt which they have mined from large underground salt
deposits which were left behind when inland seas evaporated millenniums
ago. They also process salt which has been extracted from sea water.
They then refine this salt. This is where things go wrong, at
least in terms of your health. The salt is refined to remove
impurities, to make it attractive and uniform in appearance, and to extract
most of the mineral elements. When they have finished refining your
salt, it looks great, and flows easily out of your salt shaker, but 82
of the 84 mineral elements have been extracted.
Why do these large industrial companies do this? Several of the minerals
extracted have great commercial value. Therefore these chemicals
are removed from the salt to be sold as a chemical by-product.
Examples are Boron which is sold to make anti-knock gasoline additives
and chemical fertilizers, and Magnesium which is sold to makers of
light metal alloys and explosives. The chemicals and minerals removed
from salt are also used to make plastics. As a result of this
unfortunate situation, the salt you buy at the store is only sodium
chloride; all of the other beneficial elements have been removed.
They have added chemical additives (including aluminum
hydroxide) which bleach the salt whiter, prevent water absorption while
the salt is in the box, make the salt flow freely in your salt shaker,
and they also add iodine and iodine stabilizers. This is another
Why? Because the chemical additives which prevent the
refined salt from absorbing water while it is in the box also
prevent the refined salt from being properly absorbed in your body.
This is why we are constantly being told that it is harmful to our
health to consume too much salt. Natural salt, which has not been
refined, can be consumed in any amount. As a matter of fact, it is
impossible to consume too much natural unrefined salt! Why? Because the
body, with its natural affinity for natural, unrefined salt, will
simply pass the excess unrefined salt out of our bodies.
These chemical additives in the salt, making the refined
salt unabsorbable, also make it difficult for our bodies to process. As
a result, deposits of refined salt build up in our bodies. Some of it
may be deposited in the joints of your bones. If so, arthritic problems
may eventually develop. Some may be deposited along the walls of your
veins, arteries, lymph system ducts, or in your brain, urinary tract,
sexual organs, or glandular system. This may eventually leads to
brittleness of these areas, loss of function, and impairment of bodily
As a matter of fact, fish from the ocean will die quickly if
placed in a solution of refined salt and water. The sodium chloride, in
its form as it comes from the refinery, is actually poisonous to them.
Bottom line, is that yes it can be harmful to consume too much
refined salt, but you cannot consume too much natural unrefined salt.
Are You Salt Starved? Many of us definitely use too
much salt in our diet. We crave it. This is because our bodies crave
the 82 missing elements which are absent from our table salt, and our
bodies send the message to us to consume salt. But the salt we consume
doesn't have these 82 elements, so our bodies send the message out
again "eat more salt!" Thus a destructive cycle is set
up which leads us to eat too much sodium chloride, which due to its
processing cannot be properly processed by our bodies. Then harmful
salt deposits form in our bodies And great stress is placed on the
overall function of our body as it is forced to operate without proper
amounts of the 82 missing elements.
Many of these 82 missing elements are only trace elements,
and are therefore required by our bodies in only very small amounts.
But many believe that a deficiency of these trace elements may cause
great harm to our bodies.
Minerals and Your Health: Under God's original plan,
your body received the minerals it needed from two sources: plants and
salt. The plants received their minerals from the soil. We then ate the
plants, as grains, vegetables and fruits. But what has happened? In the
last 50 years or so, mankind has stepped in and interfered with God's
natural system by introducing artificial fertilizers. Man learned that
by applying artificial fertilizers which contain only nitrogen,
phosphorous, and potassium, he could cultivate larger areas of land,
increase his yield per acre, and greatly improve his productivity. The
problem here was that the eighty or so other minerals which the plants
took from the soil were not replaced by the artificial fertilizer. So
our soils have gradually become mineral depleted, which means that the
plants grown in these soils are also mineral deficient. Studies have
shown that the vegetables of today contain only 25% of the nutrition of
vegetables grown 50 years ago.
If we can no longer get the minerals we need for optimum
health from the plants we eat, and we no longer get the minerals we
need from the refined salt we have been eating, what is to be done?
Many people have gone to mineral supplements to erase the
mineral deficiencies in their diet. This is good!. However, most of the
mineral supplements on the market do not offer the complete range of
minerals you need. Read the label of your mineral supplement. Do you
read on the label that the mineral supplement contains 84 minerals?
Probably not. So it is not complete. Some mineral supplements have only
10 or 12 minerals in them. Also, many supplements provide minerals in
forms that are not readily metabolized in your body. In addition, some
minerals, especially certain trace minerals, can be harmful if taken
artificially (inorganic) in large doses.
This is why natural unrefined sea salt is so great! It comes
in "precise dosages" that are perfectly matched to the
mineral composition of your body. The minerals are in an organic form
that is completely processable by your body, and you cannot take an
excess dosage since all salt in excess of your needs is naturally
expelled from your body.
Salt, Sex, Adrenals and Kidneys: When refined salt is
use in your diet, the resulting lack of magnesium causes the secretions
of the adrenals and pituitary to be curtailed. This results in a
lessened output of vasopressin (or ADH) and the hormone cortisol which
are vital for the proper function of your sexual functions. In men, the
adrenals also secrete the special masculine motivators (androsterone
and testosterone) which regulate the size of the genitalia, sexual
interest and response, and overall male virility. The extra stress
placed on the adrenals by the lack of trace and macro-minerals may
impair all of these functions. In women, the lack of trace minerals may
cause the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) to affect her glands,
including the pituitary and the adrenal cortex. The resulting effect
may be a loss of femininity, an increase in masculine aggressiveness,
and the loss of woman's natural intuitive nature. In short, refined
salt may cause men to be less manly, and women to be less feminine.
The kidneys are greatly affected by the long term
consumption of refined salt. Natural salt assists bodily liquids to
freely pass through all body membranes, including the kidney's blood
vessels and glomerulus. Refined salt, however, may restrict the flow of
fluids, causing edema and chronic kidney problems. Also, eventually
insoluble crystals of hemoglobin form in the kidneys, possibly
resulting in kidney failure. Oriental medicine places great emphasis on
the fact that kidney functions greatly affect both sexual virility and
aging. If so, I want to protect my kidneys!
Have We Convinced You Yet?: OK, you say, I'll use
natural unrefined salt from now on. The next problem is how to get the
proper salt. Be careful at your grocery store. Most of the salt that they
sell is refined and has aluminum hydroxide in it. We will, in our book,
tell you which brands are the best to buy. Your
health food store is next. Caution here also, for much of the salt sold as
sea salt in health food stores and elsewhere is also refined, and
therefore not desirable. Health food store sea salt can also be too
expensive. You don't have to pay over $12.00 per pound for good,
nutritious and healthy organic (unprocessed) sea salt.
We sell a book about salt. But for a short period I am giving away
the book for free. You will get all of the
information that you need to obtain the most nutritious and healthy sea
salt that is out there, and at a great price (free!). Example: I pay less than
5 cents per pound for the organic unprocessed sea salt that is in the
salt shaker that sits on my kitchen counter. This is the same salt that
you will pay $12.00 or more a pound to buy. I will advise you about
brands of sea salt such as celtic, realsalt, dead sea salts, and kosher
salt. And I will tell you how to
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