Have you ever wondered why the farmers always have a block of salt in the pastures?
It’s because the animals would die if they didn’t get enough salt.
The same thing goes for humans.
The common recommendations are; drugs for humans and salt for the animals.
Why is that?
First a little background:
Your body has the capacity to excrete 100 mg of salt per day. If you try to eat as much salt you can per day, it stops at 55 gram. After that you start to vomit.
Your body regulates the salt surplus by itself. If you eat too much salt you get thirsty. The water dilutes the salt and you pee out the surplus so the sodium levels in your blood remains the same.
On average you pee out between 9-18 grams of salt per day. Your salt intake should be at least 15 grams per day to maintain the right levels of sodium in the blood.
“Livsmedelsverket” in Sweden recommends 5 grams a day… If you lose more than 20% of the salt in your body, which is equivalent to 50 grams of salt, you die.
Not many die though, since we get salt in the food, but when it’s very hot outside or you are an athlete, an old person or a child you are at risk.
Did you know that you get high blood pressure from having to little salt in the system?
And not just any salt. The only salt that is good for us is the unrefined sea salt or the Himalayan salt. They have all the 80-90 minerals and trace minerals that our body needs.
The more salt you eat, the lower your blood pressure gets.
When studies are made on salt, they are done on a low intake of salt, like 3 grams vs. 6 grams. If they would have compared 3 grams vs. 30 grams instead, they would have gotten a totally different result, crushing the myth that salt causes high blood pressure…
Research studies are designed to show the results that Big Pharma wants us to get. If a scientist would crush the myth and show what’s really going on, he wouldn’t get any more research money…
So why is industrial salt a poison and the unrefined sea salt not?
Refined salt is an inorganic compound and a poison to your body. During the refine process all the 80-90 minerals and trace minerals are eliminated.
Refined salt contains sodium chloride, is treated with bleach to make it white and has a lot of detrimental compounds in it like; aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate, potassium carbonate, sodium ferrocyanide (E535) and potassium ferrocyanide (E536).
Refined salt causes rheumatism, gout, kidney stones and gallstones.
AND aluminum causes Alzheimer.
My recommendations, especially during warm summer days are:
Drink enough water. Around 2-3 liters/quarts a day. If you are sweating a lot, drink even more.
Add 15-20 grams of sea salt to your food or in the water.
Take cold showers now and then during the day
Try to keep your bedroom cool.
To your health!