The prevailing view is that salt is a general poison, like alcohol and tobacco. Salt has been vilified as the great devil at the dinner table. Even the health food industry has gone along with this one.”But if you think about it ……this makes no sense. Our cells all contain salt. We sweat salt. Our tears contain salt. Our blood is salty. The most convincing fact that salt is critical to life is that the amniotic fluid is salty. Everyone was born in a salty solution .our mother’s amniotic fluid this is probably the best biological proof we have that cellular structure is enhanced by salt.
The amniotic fluid is a salty, ‘mini-ocean’ for the fetus. This is a prime example of why we need all of the ocean’s minerals as part of our make up. This is basic. If your tears weren’t salty, if your blood wasn’t salty, if your sweat wasn’t salty, you wouldn’t be functioning very well. The current medical belief that our body can function on no salt at all, or on restricted salt intake, causes more problems than it tries to solve. If salt was so bad, why do they feed intravenous saline solutions in hospital patients? They do that because the body runs on salt. Without salt, we run out of electrolytes. Without electrolytes, our human batteries die out.
You can’t function without salt. You can’t digest food without salt. Your heart can’t function. Adrenal glands can’t function. Your liver can’t function. Your kidneys can’t function. On a salt-free diet, the valves of the heart can tire. They will begin to lacerate and break up in shreds. Biochemically, without salt, the cells starve. On a salt-free diet, you will not recover quickly after an illness.
A lot of vegetarians eat a salt-less diet. This is bad because you have so much ingested potassium from the green leafy vegetables which are not neutralized by the sodium. If potassium is in excess in relation to sodium, the body loses its ability to produce hydrochloric acid. Then you have digestion problems, which a number of vegetarians have.
There was an article in the Scientific American on this topic in the July 1963 issue, “‘The Social Influence of Salt.” It said, ‘”The chemical requirements of the human body demand that the salt concentration in the blood is kept constant.” They discussed how you can do on a completely salt-less diet.
The question should not be “Do we need salt”. We absolutely do. We cannot live without it. The questions should be “What kind of salts are good and bad for us?”. Taking refined salt is not the answer. This will promote a pathological calcification and a breakdown of cellular tissue. In either case, you have problems. Nature put 84 elements in salt, as a buffer, to protect you from pure sodium chloride. people have been taught that salt is pure sodium chloride. When people talk about salt, they overlook completely that there are 84 buffering elements in salt to protect people from the harshness of sodium chloride in its pure state.
Sea salt is a blood pressure normalizer. Most people can’t understand this, but Sea salt has a ‘biochemical intelligence.’ It’s a thinking salt. It is totally different from the dead, lifeless, refined salt currently used. Can you have too much sea salt? Of course, you can overdose on anything. You have to use common sense. In healthy people, there is a built-in mechanism that tells them when the body has had enough salt.