Debra Lynn Dadd

Himalayan Salt

QUESTION:

Dear Debra

I would like to first thank you for your wonderful web site. I appreciate all the information you share with us on healthy and nontoxic ways to improve our lives.

I would like to ask a question about the Himalayan salt that is posted on your website. I was reading the element ingredients listed on their website and a few of them really jump out at me:
Lead, Radium (radioactive) Aluminium, Nickel, Arsenic, Antimony,
Cadmium (toxic even in low doses).

Please comment on how these elements are healthy for people with MCS who are constantly trying to avoid these toxic elements in their environment. Thank you.

POSTED BY PAA :: NEW YORK USA :: 04/20/2009 4:12 PM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

First, there are no "ingredients" (something that enters into a compound or is a component part of any combination or mixture) in Himalayan salt except the salt itself, which is mined from underground salt deposits formed from primal seas.

Himalayan salt is a naturally occurring mineral that contains many elements, nothing is added to or removed from the salt by man. And so it contains the full spectrum of elements provided by nature. The amount are extremely small. Trace amounts.

And yes, all of those elements exist in nature. Throughout nature. Nothing in natural is "pure" in the industrial sense that it is one element only.

Refined table salt does not contain those elements, or any other. It is pure sodium chloride. But it also makes people sick. Himalayan salt, on the other hand, with all it's natural elements, has been scientifically tested and found to be exceptionally iife enhancing.

I personally have been eating "The Original" Himalayan Crystal Salt for, oh, about four years, I think, and my body loves it.

Just a side note...I recently found that my body had elevated blood pressure. I stopped eating in refined salt entirely (no restaurants or processed foods containing salt) and it my blood pressure went to normal in a few weeks without doing anything else. All this time I was eating Himalayan salt. Then I went to San Francisco for six weeks and all I ate was restaurant food. And now, returning home, I found my blood pressure was up. But I'm not concerned...I just stopped eating in restaurants.

So it's clear to me that my body prefers Himalayan salt.




Debra :-)


COMMENTS:

I have been reading about sole. A solution made with Himalayan salt. I would like to know if anyone has tried it. I was disappointed to read that the sodium content is even slightly higher in HS than regular salt.

COMMENT FROM DEBRA: I'm confused by your comment "the sodium content is even slightly higher in HS than regular salt." Where did you read that? It can't be true. "Regular salt" (table salt) is 100% pure sodium, an industrial product. Himalayan salt is natural salt that contains all it's naturally-occuring minerals, so it is less than 100% sodium.

As for sole, how one's body responds is entirely individual. You should just try it for yourself. I tried sole and my body didn't respond well, but I eat a shake of "The Original" Himalayan Crystal Salt every day and my body does very well on it.


POSTED BY CAROLE :: OHIO USA :: 12/07/2009 3:41 PM


Debra - When you say your "body did not do well" with solay what kind of symptoms are you referring to? I have been using solay for about nine months and using Himalayan salt for the same period of time. I try to avoid regular salt and products containing it but inevitably get some. I'm wondering what kind of symptoms to look for?

COMMENT FROM DEBRA: Symptoms are different for each individual. For me, I couldn't sleep. Only with the solay, the salt is fine. Refined salt affects my body so noticeably that I rarely eat out now and rarely buy packaged or prepared foods. I make almost everything I eat at home, and that has made an enormous difference in my energy level and body functions. Try not eating out for a month and see how you feel.


POSTED BY SHIRLEY J :: SHIRLEY JACOBSON :: 620 CREEKBEND LANE :: WASHINGTON USA :: 12/11/2009 4:08 PM


Does anyone have any information with regards to the regular "Sea Salt" that is found at the natural food stores. I am in Montreal, and shop at a store that sells bulk food by the pound including this Sea Salt.....but now I am wondering about how healthy it is and to what extent and how safely has it been processed? Thanks.

POSTED BY VIOLET56 :: WYOMING USA :: 12/22/2009 1:58 AM


I was so happy to read you comments about Himalayan crystal salt. I am not drinking the sole, but did for a short while after I first ordered it. How do you handle it when you travel? Security would always go through my bag when the rocks salt showed up on the screen.

I do use the fine granulated salt as seasoning for everything. Love the sweet flavor and I use it in my neti pot for irrigation of my nasal passages. In fact I just reordered another 2 lbs of it today.

I was so interested when reading you comments about elevated BP after eating out in restaurants. I regularly have normal to lower BP, but had recently been celebrating my birthday by eating out at a few places and my BP became elevated quite a bit and it alarmed me, but I never made the connection until I read your blog. After a few days of being back to my normal eating and seasoning with crystal salt, my BP went down to normal. I couldn't figure out what was happening, but it made such perfect sense when I read about your experience. I know that salt brings alot of flavor to food, and I'll continue to use my pink salt and will think twice about eating out.

COMMENT FROM DEBRA: I carry a little bag of granulated "The Original" Himalayan Crystal Salt in my purse at all times. I've never been stopped by airport security for this. If I ever am stopped, I'll just let them taste it!


POSTED BY LEA :: ARIZONA USA :: 12/28/2009 4:10 PM


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