Doctor of Medical Heilkunst BSc Nursing, Post-grad. Homeopathy NLP Adv. Practitioner
When your blood is tested for electrolytes, what is being checked is mineral levels (called minerals when outside your body, these same substances are called electrolytes when inside your body).
Interesting fact: Electrolytes are so named because minerals react with one another and with the body’s water to produce electricity. Minerals, which are all the elements of the Periodic Table, are what we are made of.
Sea salt has vitality
Salt is all about levitation and is a living food. Minerals allow the different types of biochemistry to take place in your body.
Table salt however, is what I call a ‘dead food’. This is the regular table salt that you buy at the grocery store (the regular dry white one, with or without iodine). This type has no micronutrients or micro-minerals in it aside from Sodium Chloride.
Composition of Salt
Sea salt has 82% sodium chloride and 18% other essentials minerals - of these, there are as many as 80 minerals that your body needs to function with ease and heal itself!
Table salt however, has 95% sodium chloride and 5% anticaking chemicals (these chemicals like sodium aluminosilicate, magnesium carbonate and /or potassium iodide keeps the salt from clumping together and allows it to pour easily). Nothing that your body needs.
Water as a conductor
Our body is an amazing electrical machine and works only because electricity is running through it. Water is a great conductor of electricity. Water allows the electrolytes to perform their duties, or actions/chemical reactions are called bio-chemistry. Every process in your body depends upon the presence of water and salt (electrolytes).
Reenergize with salt
Some people drink water all day but still feel tired and depleted. This may be a sign of lacking minerals in your body. By taking a glass of water followed by ½ teaspoon of good salt, your stamina should increase in only few minutes. This is because the body truly needs more salt and its good minerals. If you have cravings for salty food (like salty nuts, chips, and popcorn) this is potentially a sign that your body is craving minerals. I play tennis and wear a black sun hat when I am playing - this black hat gets a white line after a good game! This white line is the minerals that I lost from sweating which will happen to any athlete working hard. When I simply drink water, I can play for 1.5 hours, but by adding salt my stamina increases and I can easily keep going for upwards of 2 hours!
We are made of Water and Salt By: Louise Grenier (Homeopath, NLP, Body Talk & EFT practitioner, intensive care nurse) Nov. 2015
We are made of water and salts.
From our salty tears to the minerals making up our bones and tissues, our body is made up in large part of good salts. When a body is cremated, the water evaporates and what is left is salt or ashes (minerals).
Why is some salt pink or grey (or green!)?
The colour of a salt comes from the different minerals that are present in the environment of the salt’s place of origin.
I suggest that you have a variety of salts in your diet, such as French sea salt (grey/beige, humid), Himalayan salt (pink/salmon), Iranian salt (some blue in it), Hawaiian salt (red), lava salt (black), Celtic salt (green), and so on.
Nature provides lots of different options, which makes it evident how important it is for us. Planet earth is covered by saltwater which is so important to the global ecosystem, just as it is important for our bodies.
Health problems due to lack of good salts
Black circles under the eyes can indicate a salt deficiency. People who lack energy and are always stressed will be helped by taking good salt, as the adrenals need salt to work properly. People who are overweight and experiencing water retention in the abdomen or other places in the body, often have a salt issue.
When children have fevers, they will sweat out water with their perspiration. At the same time, they are losing salts (electrolytes). Be sure to replenish the salts (with a healthy kind of salt) by adding salt to their water. This will ensure they won’t get weak due to an electrolyte imbalance and will regain their energy/stamina rapidly. I worked for many years in Pediatric Hospital in Montreal and a child with fever and/or diarrhea dehydrates faster than an adult. Simply giving a ¼ teaspoon of good salt will bring them back from their lethargy in less then 3 minutes!
Other uses for salt
A great way to eat salt is to add it to a salad, so that it balances out the potassium in the leafy green vegetables. Sodium and Potassium are a team working together in our body for optimal health.
I also use salt as fertilizer for my plants, giving them all the minerals that they need because they are organic beings just like us! You would think that this might dry them out, but with good rainwater and good salt (which contains many micro-nutrients) my plants have never seemed happier!
Louise Grenier was an Intensive Care Nurse for 10 years before achieving a Post Graduate degree in Homeopathy and Advanced Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming. She has been working in natural healthcare for the last 25 years within these domains and has acquired advanced training in numerous other natural therapies. Please see www.allergygone.ca for a full listing of her studies. Her specialty are Allergies and Physiological Illnesses (chronic diseases) that are caused by repressed emotions and energy blockages.