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Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, August 22, 2013, 6:13pm
Pure salt is necessary for all...  

You just have to make sure that there are no avoid additives in the salt you are buying...
Posted by: Enobattar, Friday, August 23, 2013, 3:22pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from 49410


I use sea salt/kosher sea salt how am I supposed to recognize additives ::)


I don't know about the kosher, but a good quality sea salt like Celtic, etc. is good for all, I believe.  In moderation, of course. :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, August 23, 2013, 3:25pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from 49410
I use sea salt/kosher sea salt how am I supposed to recognize additives ::)

In the U. S., all ingredients have to be listed on the package.  This is how we see what is added to our food.  Is this also done in Canada?
Posted by: 49410 (Guest), Sunday, August 25, 2013, 10:56am; Reply: 3
Quoted from ABJoe

In the U. S., all ingredients have to be listed on the package.  This is how we see what is added to our food.  Is this also done in Canada? I still do not understand ingredients are listed but which are no good for me


(think)
Posted by: shoulderblade, Saturday, August 31, 2013, 11:51pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from ABJoe

In the U. S., all ingredients have to be listed on the package.  This is how we see what is added to our food.  Is this also done in Canada?

As far as I know it is. Canadian and US labelling regulations are very similar.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Sunday, September 1, 2013, 12:30am; Reply: 5
In later years, I find I am adding more salt. Maybe it is because I eat fewer packaged/processed foods. That shows how much sodium is added to them.
I don't appreciate the mayor of NYC or any political hack telling us that salt is bad for us. It is the added sodium!  Well, at least Bloomburg can't run again....
Posted by: shoulderblade, Monday, September 2, 2013, 9:46pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Mrs T O+

I don't appreciate the mayor of NYC or any political hack telling us that salt is bad for us. It is the added sodium!  Well, at least Bloomburg can't run again....


I do not see any real harm in him saying that. The majority of people do eat way too much salt but those who are educated on the situation have probably adjusted accordingly.
Posted by: Enobattar, Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 5:05pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from shoulderblade


I do not see any real harm in him saying that. The majority of people do eat way too much salt but those who are educated on the situation have probably adjusted accordingly.


Yes, I agree education is the answer to changing people's diets concerning 'whatever'.  But the key is, the people who are educated in the matter MUST want/care to change.

Personal responsibility making the choice towards better health is the way to go.  None of this dictating/forced stuff.   :)
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 5:25pm; Reply: 8

http://www.spiritofhealthkc.com/portfolio/salt-deficiency-the-cause-of-many-serious-diseases/

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?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 6:04pm; Reply: 9
I've purchased salt that had no ingredient label- that product was 100% pure salt. most salts do say "ingredient: sea salt" on them. If the ingredients read "sea salt, dextrose, potassium iodide" it  goes back on the shelf!
Posted by: Enobattar, Thursday, September 5, 2013, 1:59pm; Reply: 10
Great information to post, Chloe!  I've sent it to all of my family and friends.
Posted by: Adam, Thursday, September 5, 2013, 3:37pm; Reply: 11
I purchase the Real Salt brand.  From their website... "Real Salt comes from an ancient sea bed in Central Utah, where for more than 30 years we've delivered completely natural sea salt -- nothing added, nothing taken away. That means you get more than 60 trace minerals in a delicious, healthy salt that is never chemically treated, bleached, or kiln dried."
Posted by: shoulderblade, Friday, September 6, 2013, 12:47am; Reply: 12
Quoted from Enobattar


Personal responsibility making the choice towards better health is the way to go.  None of this dictating/forced stuff.   :)


I think we would agree on that. The real question here, in my mind, is what business is it of the mayor of NY anyway? Better left to someone else who can't handle it IMHO.:D

Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 7:39pm; Reply: 13
Bloomburg can't serve another term as NYC mayor anyway. I'm curious who wins the next election (Please not Anthony Weiner! I think we've all seen too much of him already!)

RealSalt is one of the brands I buy regularly. I also have some pink himalayan salt in a grinder (no additives, just little pink rocks) from Costco.
Posted by: Enobattar, Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:28pm; Reply: 14
Here's a corker!....  I just bought a 5lb. bag of Himalayan pink salt at my HFS.

The lady at the register asked me if I knew that this kind of salt was the ONLY one that Dr. Oz recommended.  Stating that, according to him, ALL other salt scratches our arteries  :o and then cholesterol is employed to 'cover up the scratches'.  :o  :o

Has anyone else heard this one?  I wonder if he was only referring to refined sodium chloride?  But, if he was, why would she tell me he said that he only recommended the pink Himalayan kind???

Feedback anyone?   :-/
Posted by: shoulderblade, Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:33pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from Enobattar


The lady at the register asked me if I knew that this kind of salt was the ONLY one that Dr. Oz recommended.  Stating that, according to him, ALL other salt scratches our arteries  :o and then cholesterol is employed to 'cover up the scratches'.  :o  :o

Has anyone else heard this one?  I wonder if he was only referring to refined sodium chloride?  But, if he was, why would she tell me he said that he only recommended the pink Himalayan kind???

Feedback anyone?   :-/


I am grateful there is no link involved here. In most people, as far as I know, salt is dissolved well before it enters the bloodstream and could not really effect a 'scratching' function. If the salt were still crystalline OK maybe a problem.

'Pink' salt would solve this 'problem'? Why might that be? Because it is soft and nice and pretty, of course.

Thanks for sharing. ;D

Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 2:33pm; Reply: 16
I take everything Dr Oz says with a grain of salt (pun intended.)

It's true that cholesterol is likely created by the body in response to damage in the arteries; I've heard the theory that unhealthy lipid levels are a marker of blood vessel health, not a problem on their own. Or possibly a reaction to other "bad things" floating around in the blood itself.

It's also true that certain kinds of processed salt can damage the body.

It's likely that Dr Oz recommends this particular brand of salt- he's big on endorsing products. And Himalayan pink salt IS a good quality salt- it's just not the ONLY good quality salt out there.

It's even possible that Dr Oz did a poor job explaining how processed salts can harm the body, and/or that the saleslady (or her mother or whoever told her the story after watching Dr Oz) walked away with the explanation "bad salt scratches the blood vessels."

But, unless you're injecting salt water directly into your veins, and it's not fully dissolved before injecting, it's biologically impossible for salt to "scratch the blood vessels." Any undissolved salt in the GI tract would come out in your poop- though salt is so soluble that this is unlikely to happen.
Posted by: Enobattar, Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 3:53pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from shoulderblade


I am grateful there is no link involved here. In most people, as far as I know, salt is dissolved well before it enters the bloodstream and could not really effect a 'scratching' function. If the salt were still crystalline OK maybe a problem.

'Pink' salt would solve this 'problem'? Why might that be? Because it is soft and nice and pretty, of course.

Thanks for sharing. ;D



;D

Posted by: Enobattar, Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 3:56pm; Reply: 18
Good points, Ruthie.  :)
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