- Tuesday, 07 July 2015 10:25
- by Bilal Hussain and Rizwana Khan
"Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all." –Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa. The world cannot live without salt.
For centuries, salt has had a permanent place in the life of human beings. It is an essential element in the diet of not only humans but of animals, and even of many plants. Salt enhances the taste of foods, works as one of the most effective and most widely used preservatives, and helps maintain good health by transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.
Salt’s industrial, medical and other uses are almost numberless (around 14,000, it is believed). For all these reasons and because salt is necessary to our survival, in the ancient times, it was considered a gift from the Gods. It was used to confirm oaths and sacrifices. It has been the subject of many stories and is frequently referred to in fairy tales. Some cultures ascribe magical powers to salt.
Salt also served as money at various times and places and became an important economic good, hence the quest for salt has been the cause of bitter warfare; men had to fight, open new trade routes, or make new discoveries to get it. Salt routes went over the Alps, to the South towards Italy, East to the Balkan Peninsula and North up to the Baltic Sea.Wherever there was salt, trade and commerce flourished, river navigation increased, cities became wealthy and powerful. In the Middle Ages, salt was the primary merchandise.
Where does salt come from?
All salt on Earth originally came from the sea. For as long as there were oceans on Earth , they have been saline. The rock salt, which to a large extent marked the history of the first pre-Christian century in Austria, was outclassed by the cheap sea salt during the Roman Empire, and Alpine salt mining was almost completely disrupted.
The history of Himalayan crystal salt tells us that it comes directly from the Himalayan Mountains. About 200 million years ago, there were crystallised sea salt beds that were covered with lava. Being kept in this untouched, pristine environment that has been surrounded with snow and ice for so many years means that the salt has been protected from modern day pollution.
According to Salt, A World History, the earliest written record of salt production is in China, 800 B.C. At that time, clay vessels were filled with ocean water and boiled until the salt crystals were left behind. Solar evaporation is another common method for production still in use today.
Himalayan Rock Salt
Himalaya salt is mined from the underground salt mines in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. It was discovered by the troops of Alexander the Great while camping at the base when the horses started licking the rocks ! It is claimed to be the purest salt available on Earth by its manufacturers. Himalaya salt contains 84 essential elements and minerals required for health and which are often lacking in our daily diet.It is needed to balance electrolytes, support nutrient absorption, eliminate toxins, balance body pH, normalise blood pressure and improve circulation.
Crystal Salt versus Table Salt
As common as saltshakers are to our kitchen, so are the number of diseases associated with salt’s daily use. Life is not possible without salt. But our consumption of salt is killing us. Why is that? Because our regular table salt no longer has anything in common with the original crystal salt. Salt nowadays is mainly sodium chloride and not salt. Natural crystal salt consists not only of two, but also of all natural elements. These are identical to the elements of which our bodies have been built and originally found existing in the "primal ocean" from where all life originated. Interestingly enough, our body is a sole, containing the same salty solution as that of the primal sea; that is, a fluid consisting of water and salt. It also has the same ratio of concentration that existed in the days when life left the primal sea. This sole flows through more than 56,000 miles of waterways and blood vessels throughout our organism with the force of gravity and levity and regulates and balances the functions of our body.
What is Crystal Salt?
Crystal Salt is more than sodium and chloride. It can actually be viewed as food. When we speak of salt, we mean salt in its original form: holistic, wholesome, unaltered, natural salt, as it has crystallised in the Earth over millions of years. When we speak of '"table" salt that is sold in the supermarket, we refer to it as sodium chloride with additives, which is what it really is. Natural crystal salt contains all the elements of which the human body is comprised.
How Salt Became Sodium Chloride
With the advent of industrial development, natural salt was "chemically cleaned" and reduced to the combination of sodium and chloride. Essential minerals and trace elements were removed as impurities. However, sodium chloride is an unnatural, isolated, unwholesome substance having nothing in common with salt. Similar to white, refined sugar, salt, once regarded as white gold, was converted into white poison. However, there is a higher reason for salt having been endowed with all the natural elements found in our bodies. Sodium chloride is an aggressive substance, which biochemically, is perpetually seeking an equalizing counterpart, so that the body's pH can always remain neutral. Sodium chloride needs its natural counterpart in order for it to produce its effect. The natural counterparts, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and other minerals and trace elements, demonstrate, from a biophysical standpoint, specific frequency patterns. These patterns ensure the geometric structures in our body. When these structures are missing, we are without energy and are lifeless. Salt should not be used just to add favor to our food, but for its vibration pattern, which is similar to our body!
How Table Salt Burdens the Body
While our body only requires the minute amount of 0.007 ounces of salt per day, most of us suffer from a lack of salt, even though we're over-saturated with sodium chloride. When our consumption of salt is less than 0.007 ounces per day, salt craving kicks in. The average, per capita, daily consumption of table salt in the U.S. is between 0.4 ounces and 0.7 ounces. However, our body is only able to excrete 0.17 ounces to 0.25 ounces a day through our kidneys, depending on our age, constitution and sex. The body recognises table salt as an aggressive cellular poison, an unnatural substance, and wants to eliminate it as quickly as possible in order to protect itself. This causes a constant overburden on our organs of excretion. In almost every preserved product, salt is used as part of the preservation process. So, by adding salt to the already salted food, the body receives more salt than it can get rid of. The body now tries to isolate the over-dose of salt in this process. Water molecules surround the sodium chloride in order to ionise it into sodium and chloride to neutralise it. For this process, the water is taken from our cells as the body sacrifices its most perfectly structured cell water in order to neutralise sodium chloride. With this, the dehydrated body cells die
The Consequences of Consuming Table Salt
The result of consuming common table salt is the formation of overly acidic edema, or excess fluid in the body tissue, which is also the cause of cellulite. That's why doctors tell us to avoid salt. For every .035 ounces of sodium chloride that cannot be eliminated, the body uses 23 times the amount of its own cell water to neutralise the salt. If the sodium chloride is still too high, re-crystallisation of the table salt occurs as the body uses available non-degradable animal proteins (as those found in milk), which also have no value and cannot be broken down and eliminated. The body uses these proteins to produce uric acid in order to get rid of the excess salt as the body cannot dispose of uric acid, it binds itself with the sodium chloride to form new crystals that are deposited directly in the bones and joints. This is the cause of different kinds of rheumatism such as arthritis, gout, and kidney and gall bladder stones. This re-crystallisation is the body's band-aid solution for the cells and organs in order to protect the body from irreparable damage from irresponsible food intake. But in the long run, it poisons the system because those substances cannot be disposed of.
The Difference Between Rock Salt and Crystal Salt
The elements in rock salt are not integrated into the salt's crystal grid, but cling to the outside surface and crevices of the crystalline structure. This is the fundamental difference between rock salt and crystal salt. A salt crystal manifests a superior structure. Due to this sublime form, the elements are biochemically available for our cells as are the individual frequencies or vibration patterns. Rock salt is a cheap alternative to table salt, and is at least a natural and wholesome product. Biochemically and biophysically however, it is of little importance to our organism. We can only receive the resonant effects of the geometrical structure through the superior order or structure of a crystal and our cells can only absorb those elements that occur in an ional form. Only under considerable pressure can the elements be transformed into a specific size, making them ional, which enables them to pass through our cell wall. This is important because our cells can only absorb what is available organically or ionally. Therefore, we cannot absorb the minerals from mineral water as they're not refined enough to penetrate our cell walls. And what doesn't get into our cells cannot be metabolised. Therefore, the best calcium is useless if it cannot be available to the body's cells. What we need is the organic, or ional state of an element, in perfect natural symbiosis with all its associated elements in order for our organism to make any use of it.
Common Table Salt
Stripped of all its natural elements through industrial processing. The result is Sodium Chloride only. The unnatural crystals are isolated from each other and dead. In order for the body to metabolise these crystals, it must sacrifice tremendous amounts of its own precious energy reserves. This results in a damaging loss and zero gain
A great percentage of sea salt today is processed. With the ocean becoming increasingly polluted, this salt is far from ideal. It is composed of irregular and isolated crystalline structures, disconnected from the natural elements surrounding them. Consequently the vital minerals, however many it may contain, cannot be absorbed by the body unless the body expends tremendous energy to vitalise them. The net gain is small with an even greater loss of energy.
Original Crystal Salt
The balanced crystalline structure reveals the fine branching with no shadows or rough edges. The crystal is not isolated from the inherent mineral elements (84) but is connected to them in a harmonious state. This tells us that the energy content, in the form of minerals, is balanced and can be easily metabolised by the body. This crystal is full of life. When taken into the body, it will have a vital energetic effect on the body. The result is a net gain for the body and zero energy loss.
The result of the above research demonstrates how well developed and vital the Crystal Salt is. It actually has life-generating power for the body and for our nervous system.
Pure, natural crystal salt has been subjected to enormous pressure over millions of years. The pressure is responsible for creating the salt crystals. The higher the amount of pressure the more superior or excellent the state of order within the crystalline structure. Salt, for us, is foremost an information carrier and not a spice. For information to be absorbed into our cells, a crystalline structure is necessary. Chemically, a stone and a quartz crystal are both silicates. However, the vast difference in the amounts of pressure they were subjected to, distinguishes them. The quartz crystal embodies a perfect geometric form, a perfect state of order within its structure.
The stone does not. Its elements are coarse, because it was not subjected to enough pressure to create a crystalline structure.
Crystal Salt layers wind through the mountain of salt, shimmering in transparent white, pinkish or reddish veins. Only with sufficient pressure was the salt of the salt mountain transformed into crystal salt.
The elements trapped within the crystal salt are in particles small enough to be able to penetrate the human cells and be metabolised.
The Healing Effects of Salt
For thousands of years salt has been known as a panacea. Alchemists called it "the fifth element" -besides water, earth, air and fire-because its qualities were comparable only to ether, the actual fifth element. Why are we so drawn to the ocean? Because our subconscious mind instinctively wants to return to the specific vibrational state of the ocean from which we once emerged. This is where we can return to recharge our batteries and regenerate. It was only two hundred and fifty years ago, with the advent of industrialisation, that we initiated our disconnection from nature and her ways. Fortunately, we are witnessing a trend to return back to natural, holistic methods for living and caring for our body, including a shift back to utilising natural salts in this process. People everywhere are reconsidering the healing effects of natural crystal salt. We can find it in skin care lotions and for use as bath salts, and it is even used in inhalation or cleansing treatments for illnesses of the respiratory system and for a variety of other indications.
The Neutralising Effect of Salt
The healing properties of salt are also known in allopathic medicine. The largest and oldest salt works in Europe occupies the royal salt mine of Wieliczka Poland , just 7.5 miles outside of Krakow. While in Pakistan we have the world’s second largest salt mines in Khewra, part of the Salt Range in the Punjab region..
The therapeutic benefits of long-term residency inside the healing salt chambers are allopathically acknowledged. The healing effects were originally thought to be related to the purity of the air within the mine's chambers. But if it was only a question of the purity of the air, why was the air in the cave so healthy, and the air above-surface so unhealthy? One cause has been determined. Our houses are charged with electromagnetic devices, such as TVs, stereos, computers, microwave ovens and the basic electric currents running through our walls. And, when not at home, we hold cell phones to our ears while driving in our cars and walking through our daily lives. This electro-smog causes an excess of positively charged ions that disturb the balance between the positively and negatively charged particles. Further, it creates an excess positively charged, chemically unbound particles in the air. Only thirty seconds on a cell phone are enough to open up our blood-brain-barrier, a natural barrier that protects our brain from toxins, for eight hours. A Swedish study showed that ninety percent of the women who used a copper-T I.U.D. as their birth control method, while simultaneously using cell phones, developed uterine cancer; the cause being that the I.U.D. functioned as a transmitter and receiver of unnatural, dissonant vibrations.
Crystal Salt Promotes the Excretion of Animal Proteins
A further study showed some interesting allopathic results. All subjects in this study drank one-teaspoon of sole daily. After four weeks, the protein emission in the urine significantly increased for eighty percent of the one-hundred-twenty-three subjects. This shows that the energy pattern of the sole with its innate, natural antagonism towards the proteins, helps and supports the excretion of animal proteins that are difficult to break down. (This examination was done by Dr. med. Elisabeth Scherwitz-Josenhans.)
No Thoughts and No Actions Without Salt
Even the simplest processes in our body need salt or its inherent elements in ionised form. For example, it is the task of our nervous system to transmit the stimulation that has been recorded via sensory input to our brain, which in return passes this information back to our muscles in order for us to react to the respective stimuli. An electric potential occurs on the membrane wall of the cells when the positively charged potassium ions leave the cells and the positively charged sodium ions cannot enter due to their size. The outside becomes positively charged and the inside negatively charged. When a nerve cell is stimulated, its membrane suddenly becomes polar opposite and consequently is permeable for the sodium ions. In one-thousandth of a second (1/1000th), the electrical potential is transformed and releases, with every nerve impulse, 90 mill volts of energy. The received stimuli are now being converted into thoughts and actions.
Without the elements potassium and sodium in the salt, this process is not possible. Not even a single thought is possible, let alone an action, without their presence. Just the simple act of drinking a glass of water requires millions of instructions that come as impulses. In the beginning there is the thought. This thought is nothing but an electromagnetic frequency. The salt is responsible for enabling this frequency to transmit commands to the muscles and organs.
The Conductivity of Salt
Most of us are familiar with experimenting with the conductivity of salt from science class. We attach two ends of an electric current to a light bulb and submerge it into a glass with distilled water. Because this water is not conductive, the bulb does not light up. But when we add a little bit of salt into the water, the bulb slowly starts to glow. It is the same with our body. When we lack the natural elements of the salt, we are suffering from a chronic loss, a chronic energy deficit, or deficit of information. Salt cannot be labeled as a medication, because that would imply that apples too were a medication. Salt is a core essential nutrient with exceptional abilities and qualities fundamental for keeping us alive. And we can find that which we are lacking, the respective frequency pattern, as well as the necessary biochemicals, in natural crystal salt.