Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt
Deep within the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains is the purest salt in the world.
It is a mineral rich salt with a pink hue. It can be used in lamps, candle holders, inhalers, therapeutic baths and for cooking.
Sodium chloride is the basic way that most people obtain their salt, but it is far from the best. The problem with sodium chloride is that it is devoid of any and all trace minerals. A far healthier option is to use a full, natural salt. Just like with whole wheat bread, companies have taken all of the nutrients out of white bread and then have added only the bare minimum back. Table salt use to only be sodium chloride now includes iodine. Without iodine, goiter is caused. Iodine is an example of a natural trace mineral that is already present in Himalayan salt.
Don’t be fooled by the label of sea salt being put on your salt If it is white, you can be assured that it is just as unhealthy as normal table salt. Get a healthy, full spectrum trace mineral salt like our Himalayan Salt. Here are just a few of the reasons to use Himalayan Salt at your dinner table:
- Is one of the purest salts available for cooking, therapeutic and cosmetic uses
- Is harvested from ancient sea salt deposits in the Himalayan mountains
- Ranges in color from off-white to pink
- Includes over 84 minerals and trace elements such as: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron
- Is food grade and antimicrobial
- Has a unique flavor profile and nutritional value
- Great for bath salts, body scrubs and other spa applications
Negative Ions and Himalayan Salt
With a salt lamp, negative ions are naturally generated and can spread throughout and purify a room without disturbing air flow. The reaction of moisture with the surface of Himalayan salt increases the level of negative ions, which can be released even further with the heat from a bulb. Since Himalayan salt is hygroscopic, the lamp should be left on all of the time in humid areas. Negative ions cleanse the air by attaching themselves to dust, pollen or other particulates which in turn causes these particulates to stick together and fall to the ground, removing them from the air. An air cleaner requires a blower to suck the surrounding air through the filter, while still allowing smaller particles through. The resulting forced output can actually stir up more particulates.
It’s not just coincidence that some of the most invigorating places on earth like waterfalls, crashing surf and mountain tops also have the highest levels of negative ions per cubic centimeter. Negative ions generate clean and purified air that can have profound positive effects on a biochemical level. Living beings become excited before a thunderstorm with the enhanced levels of negative ions. The sensation is of increased alertness and the feeling of “being alive.” Dr. Clarence Hansell discovered the behavioral effects of air ionization when he noticed that a colleague who worked near an electrostatic generator exhibited different behavior depending on the setting. When the generator produced negative ions, the colleague worked with an alert and good spirited demeanor. When the generator was set for positive ions, he was ill-tempered, impolite and generally in a bad mood. Ions can act on our ability to utilize oxygen with the most positive effects from negative ions. Negative ions in the blood stream speed the delivery of oxygen throughout the body, benefiting our cells and tissues, while providing an energized euphoric feeling.
Special ionized rooms have also been used in treating burn victims at Philadelphia’s Northeastern Hospital as it was found that negative ions helped tranquilize those in pain. Dr. Robert McGowan also noted that “Negative ions make burns dry out faster, heal faster and with less scarring. They also reduce the need for skin grafting. They make the patient more optimistic. He sleeps better.” Himalayan salt rooms have been created to reproduce the therapeutic effects of naturally occurring salt caves, providing for easy breathing from allergy-related and other respiratory ailments. The occupier is surrounded by negative ions, fully enjoying the therapeutic benefits.
Try what Dr. Oz called one of the two alternative health secrets of 2010 on the Oprah show. Just a few minutes of daily use of your Himalayan Salt Inhaler can be of benefit not only to asthma, hay fever, allergy sufferers and smokers, but it may also help relieve the symptoms of persistent coughing, shortness of breath, and wheeziness during colds, flu and other infections. It may also help to diminish the respiratory symptoms caused by air pollution, dust, smog, mold, mildew, pet dander and other allergens.