Here you will find information about water and salt importance in our lives.
Water: The first nutrient the body needs is water.
Water is a nutrient and a source of life. The natural healing properties of water have been known for centuries and are scientifically proven.
Water generates energy. Water dissolves all the minerals, proteins, starch, and other water-soluble components and, as blood, carries them around the body for distribution. The blood serum has almost the same mineral consistency and proportions as sea water.
Salt is a vital substance for the survival of all living creatures, particularly humans, and especially people with asthma, allergies and autoimmune disease.
Natural unrefined crystal and sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined crystal and sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market.
Ordinary table salt that is bought in the supermarkets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer's disease.
The salt itself is not a problem. The problem is with the form of the salt we eat. Regular table salt is no longer original crystal salt, it is a processed sodium chloride stripped of many original minerals that have always been a part of natural salt.
Water salt and potassium together regulate the water content of the body. Water cleanses and extracts the toxic waste of cell metabolism. Once water gets into the cells, the potassium content of the cells holds onto it and keeps it there to the extent that potassium is available inside the cells.
Even in the plant kingdom, it is potassium in the fruit that gives its firmness by holding water in the interior of the fruit. Our daily food contains ample potassium from its natural sources of fruits and vegetables, but not salt from its natural source.
When water is unavailable for free intake by the cells, it is filtered from the outside salty ocean and injected into the cells. This secondary and emergency means of supplying important cells with "injected water" is the reason, (in severe dehydration) for developing illnesses.
When water shortage in the body reaches a more critical level and "delivery of water" by its injection into the cells becomes the main route of supply to more and more cells, an associated rise in "injection pressure" becomes necessary. This significant rise in pressure needed for water injection into the cells becomes measurable and is labeled as "hypertension."
Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in all of the cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells.
Salt is vital to the communication and information processing of nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work from the moment of conception to death.
Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure in conjunction with water. Naturally, the proportions are critical.
Please, notice we consume salt in most of the processed foods.
As a rough rule of thumb, you need about 3 grams of salt (ie. half a teaspoon) for every 10 glasses of water, or a quarter teaspoon per quart of water. Take salt throughout the day, not all at once. If you exercise and sweat, you need more salt. In hot climates, you need to take even more salt*.
Warning! You must at the same time not overdo salt intake. You must observe the ratio of salt and water needs of the body. You must always make sure you drink enough water to wash the excess salt out of the body. If your weight suddenly goes up in one day, you have taken too much salt. Hold back on salt intake for one day and drink plenty of water to increase your urine output and get rid of your swelling.
The individuals suffering from heart failure or kidney failure needing dialysis MUST consult their physisians before increasing their salt intake.
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