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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Worth Your Salt

A well-educated woman (both through medical degrees and trial and error experience) I have recently come in contact with, has been advising me in how to help my oldest daughter become consistently healthy again. She has opened my eyes to things I hadn't thought of before or was simply unaware of. Among these is the nature of salt. I knew that sea salt is supposedly somewhat more healthy for you than regular table salt, but that's about as far as my knowledge went. (And for those of you who already knew the following, bear with me.) Now I know that regular salt--such as Morton's iodized--like any food that has been heated and processed, is inferior. I had simply never thought about the processing of salt. Did you know that salt in its pure form already contains iodine, while the refined kind most of us use has to have the iodine added back in (unless you buy the non-iodized variety)?

The aforementioned woman uses, instead, Redmond Real Salt, which contains 60+ trace minerals. Sixty, folks! That's 60 as compared to 0! I don't know how I was kept in the dark so long and am rather embarrassed about it, actually. And this isn't even the best kind of salt to have. Himalayan salt has 80+ trace minerals, but since it is harvested in the Himalayan Mountains at altitudes of over 10,000 feet, it is more expensive than Real Salt--but easy to order online. This woman who educated me about Real Salt told me that when she added it to her family's diet (after being on a no or low sodium diet for quite a while), her family experienced amazing differences in their health. So I will definitely be trying this out for our family in the near future...

5 comments:

Jacob said...

I love your Blog Katrina. This is Robyn from logan. We are exploring this whole foods realm, and have been for the past 2 years so it is nice to always see some good information out there. Thanks!
Robyn

Katrina said...

Welcome, Robyn! It's always good to hear from you. I'm glad you've found some useful things here. You'll have to share with me some things you've learned, too.

Carolyn said...

I'm so glad to keep learning new things! I'll have to check out this real salt. Thanks Katrina!

Raeofshine77 said...

Can you get these salts at local grocery stores or do they have to be ordered? I'm going to check when I shop this week. I wasn't aware that those types of salts were out there:)

Katrina said...

The Real Salt can be bought in regular stores, if I understand correctly. (I'll be looking for it tomorrow when I'm at Wal-Mart.) I know the package was familiar to me and that I've seen it at at least a couple people's houses. The other kind is, I think, only available online.

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