Why Table Salt is a Posion and Pink Salt is a Healthier Option

By Julie Sews - 10:41:00 AM

I recently came across a description of table salt as a poison due to the fact that it is chemically altered and striped of it's beneficial trace minerals. The salt is bleached and then dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which alters the chemical structure of the salt to be unrecognizable and completely foreign to your body.  Then chemicals (calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, and aluminum hydroxide) are added to help increase shelf life and pourability.

This process makes the chemicals harder to metabolize. The body must sacrifice large amounts of energy and up to 23 times the cell water to neutralize the damaging effects of the salt. The inability of the body to effectively neutralize these toxic substances results in:

High Blood Pressure
Rheumatism, arthritis, & gout
Kidney & Gall Bladder stones

Whether this is true or not I don't know.  But I do know that adding table salt which is apparently changed to become a chemical your body doesn't recognize and has no nutritional value to everything we eat is not a good idea.  Especially when there are easily available healthier natural alternatives that actually have nutritional benefits.
The Pink Salt We Use

Pink Salt (found in the Himalayas, Utah, Hawaii, Australia, Peru, and Poland).  Pink salt is by far the best option for salt.  They are not found in lakes and oceans which now unfortunately has pollution. They are not chemically altered and retain the trace minerals that are natural to salt.  They are also said to taste better.  Many people believe they actually have healing properties as well.  For me naturally derived in an environment that isn't polluted with minerals to boot is enough for me.  I purchased the brand Real Salt for $3.39/lb in the bulk section of Seward's co-op in Minneapolis.  It's also found at Whole foods, Super Targets, Lunds and Bylerly's, local health stores and co-ops, etc.  I purchased this brand because it's local (support US business and less gas used to ship) and was cheaper then Himalayan salt at my local store.

Unrefined Sea Salt
As I stated before sea salt that is not refined is better then table salt but not as ideal.  The reason is that most of our oceans and lakes are unfortunately polluted and 89% of sea salt is now refined.

Consume Less Processed Foods
Just think of all the chemicals we're unknowingly consuming in all of our processed foods.  We have been slowly trying to buy less processed foods and make more of our own food by using freezing and canning methodsIt's really not that hard and so forth it.  Learning about this has made my efforts to make my own food even more important and rewarding.  It's funny how the more I learn in life only encourages us in our lifestyle. 

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