Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Truth About Salt!

Salt is made up of sodium and chloride.  It is the main source of sodium in our diet.  Sodium helps regulate the amount of fluid in the body, but too much can be linked to high blood pressure.  Most people eat more sodium than they need for good health, mainly in processed foods.
When the volume of your blood increases because of too much sodium, your blood puts more pressure on the walls of your arteries, raising your blood pressure.  Over time, the increased pressure can affect vessel walls, stiffening them and making them less elastic.  When blood volume is high and arteries elasticity, your heart works harder to move your blood through circulation so it can reach all your organs.  High blood pressure, or hypertension, usually has no symptoms, so you might have the condition for years without knowing it.  Over time hypertension can damage your heart and cause heart failure and stroke!
On the other hand , if sodium levels drop to low, the hormone aldosterone is released and this increases the amount of sodium held in the body by reducing the amount lost in the urine.  Low sodium levels in the body can be dangerous if not treated!
Your body has several mechanisms to ensure you maintain a proper sodium concentration in your cells and tissues.  When sodium is scarce, your sweat becomes dilute and your kidneys cut back on urine production, helping to keep sodium in your body.  When you consume too much sodium, your kidneys use water to make abundant, salty urine.  But if your intake of sodium becomes to high, your kidneys are unable to excrete enough salt and your body holds on to more water to dilute the extra sodium.  This increases the amount of fluid around your cells and also your blood volume, raising your blood pressure and potentially causing long-term health problems.
The white table salt you use everyday is toxic and dangerous to your health!  Yes, the big brands you find in the store are refined.
They have all their minerals stripped away and chemically bleached with chlorine and sulfuric acid and heated at high temperatures.
In addition, it is treated with anti-caking agents which prevent salt from mixing with water in the salt container.  These agents also prevent dissolving within our system leading to build up then deposit in our organs and tissues, causing severe health problems.
Finally, the iodine that is added into salt is synthetic which is toxic and difficult for the body to process.
Sea salt & kosher salt are the same thing just marketed and packaged to look like it came from the sea and that's it's healthier!
When you eat this type of salt your body doesn't know how to process it and it can cause imbalances like Heart Disease.
Our Body Needs Salt!
Sodium is an essential mineral.  Our bodies can't manufacture sodium by itself.
Sodium keeps the fluid levels in our bodies balanced.
Without salt, our heart cannot contract normally which keeps our blood pressure balanced, fluid levels balanced.
So why then do doctors tell they're patients to reduce their sodium?  They know we need sodium in our diet.
They just aren't aware that the sodium we're consuming is unhealthy.
No More Fear of Salt!
Premier Pink Salt is a blend of two premium, unprocessed sea salts from ancient, non-polluted sea beds.  This natural, sun dried salt contains valuable trace minerals and sodium chloride.  These minerals, undamaged by heat, retain their energy, unaltered molecular structure which is ideal for helping to maintain the extracellular and intracellular fluid balance in the body.  Not to mention it tastes great!!
The Mediterranean Meets Hawaii
The first hearty sea salt comes from the cool, blue, unpolluted waters of the Mediterranean Sea and is obtained through solar evaporation.  Sea water is transferred through a series of evaporation ponds, while the hot, dry climate and gentle breezes hasten the evaporation process leaving behind only sparkling salt crystals, containing valuable trace elements.
The second premium salt is pink Alaea Hawaiian sea salt.  Over the centuries, this gourmet, solar-dried sea salt has been traditionally mixed with health-promoting, pink Alaea clay from the Hawaiian Islands, giving the salt a slightly pink color, naturally dense in trace elements.  It is known as a sacred salt by the Hawaiians.
* A delicious addition to hearty, savory foods
* Sodium is necessary for adequate production of hydrochloric acid (HCL) -- especially for young children
* Excellent source of electrolytes, add a pinch to your water
Unheated Sea Salt can benefit you in the following ways :
* Essential for Digestion - salt aids in HCL (hydrochloric acid) production in the stomach, needed for digestion, normal bowel movements and acid reflux prevention
* Stabilizes irregular heartbeat and regulates blood pressure
* Creates an alkaline environment - pushes excess acidity from the cells
* Needed for the absorption of nutrients through the intestinal tract
* Helps blood sugar levels
* Essential for normal fluid balance - prevents edema, excess water weight
* Prevents muscle cramps and twitching
* Makes bones strong - 27% of the body's salt content is in bone
* Essential for kidney health - helps prevent gout, kidney stones and kidney failure
* Plays a role in sleep regulation
* Keeps the body hydrated
* Aids in prevention of rashes, eczema, psoriasis
* Essential for adrenal health - Aids in normal inflammation response, stress relief, antihistamine
* Often aids in asthma relief, especially in children
All Sea Salt Is Not Equal
Premier Pink Salt is "pure salt" and  free of flow or anti clump additives.  Many salts are highly heated, have chemicals added or are  refined which can damage its chemical properties and can reduce its contents of trace minerals.  Commercial salt is typically heated to extremely high temperatures, over 1,000F, to super dry the salt so that it will pour easily and not clump.  This super-heating changes the molecular configurations of the minerals in the salt.  many researchers point out the toxic reaction of the body to commercial, highly heated salt.  In contrast, natural unheated sea salt reacts favorably in the body, delivering many minerals.  In addition, unlike most commercial sea salts, Premier Pink Salt is ground using nickel-free grinders, ensuring that no toxic metals will be present.  Most brands of natural sea salt can't say that!
Recommended Use :
In order to maintain essential minerals, never cook with Pink Salt;  add to your food after cooking.  Also add a pinch to your water for cellular hydration.  Use daily in place of table salt.
Since ancient times, salt has been revered as a precious mineral - once traded once per once for gold.  This "pure salt" is just pennies a day at $12 for a 12oz. container.  There's over 500 servings for each container.