I haven't tried all the salts out there. Why when I've found Himalayan and love it so much. It really does taste better. And much much better for you than regular salt sold in groceries. Thanks for the link EJ. I've recently started using that site to order my vitamins (along with one other, I go back and forth with each item to see whose the cheapest). I find the price there really good. Haven't checked the himalayan salt there, so now is the time.
Edited by: DEBBY4576 at: 11/17/2012 (17:56)
Northwest PST Debby We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. Randy Pausch Don't let your past hold your future hostage.
Himalayan salt has fluoride in it, so if you've got a slow thyroid, this may be something to consider if you are watching your fluoride intake, as all forms of fluoride work against thyroid function.
That said, I drink lots of brewed teas, which also contain a good deal of fluoride since the tea plant preferentially absorbs this mineral from the soil. Which is why I use distilled water to make it, since our City water here already has fluoride in it and I don't want to double dose myselt.
Himalayan salt is not the only natural kid on the block!
Salt comes in an amazing variety of colors, depending on their mineral content and degree of processing.. There's a pure black salt and rust red salt from Hawaii, grey Celtic Sea Salt, green bamboo salt.
Some natural, unprocessed salt is white... usually the sun dried stuff from Pacific Ocean sea water.
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New decade. Big world. Hello, 60!
Never underestimate the value of getting out of your own way.
And topping the list of things we donít know is what our bodies need in the way of food.
Even dietitians donít know! Theyíre all perky and positiveĖbut wrong. As in upside-down wrong. Sadly, they canít deviate from the party line without getting bounced, so wrong is all we hear.
Dietitians, along with doctors, magazines, TV, health classĖwherever diet gets a mentionĖtout a low fat, low protein, low salt and no sugar diet. Unfortunately, thatís the exact diet that leads to disease, then to death.
FAT Our brain is mostly fat. If we donít eat the fat we need, fatigue sets in. Along with cravings, whether of sugar, alcohol, whatever. An underfed brain grasps for any straw it sees.
And our endocrine system makes all its hormones from fat. No fat means no hormones.
ButĖand hereís where dietitians run screaming into the nightĖit has to be saturated fat. Gasp!
Perhaps you heard about the benefits of omega 3 fat. But did you hear the part about it being saturated fat? Surprise, surprise!
Of course, good saturated fat canít be raised on a diet of grain, given antibiotics or stuffed with hormones, so weíre talking wild-caught fish, pasture-raised beef with not a feed lot in sight, and so forth. Coconut oilís a winner, too.
Good saturated fat helps us lose weight, lowers our cholesterol and makes us smile.
PROTEIN Our bodies stumble to failure unless they can create the enzymes they need. Enzymes play a starring role in pretty much everything our bodies do. And whatís the raw material for all that enzyme making? Protein.
Chugging down enzyme supplements isnít the answer. Our bodies customize our enzymes to meet our individual, second-by-second needs; enzyme supplements arenít that talented.
Unfortunately, just stuffing ourselves with protein doesnít guarantee enzymes. If we have thyroid or adrenal problems, live with fluoridated water, have celebrated 50 birthdays or more, etc., etc. etc., we may not be able to digest the protein we eat. Can you say digestive fandango? Saggy muscles? The energy of a beached whale?
Our bodies have to be able to digest protein to create the enzymes we need.
I write about this quite a bit in my Moving to Health program. Itís a huge, widespread problem, and the only real answer is to treat the cause.
SALT Salt, also known as sodium, is essential to life. Without adequate salt, weíre doomed.
As one of our electrolytes, sodium helps provide energy and other good things. But electrolytes work as a team, and life gets hard when they get out of balance.
Cutting back on salt unbalances the tar out of our electrolytes. Eat salt, live long and prosper.
But ditching regular table salt is a dandy idea. It may ďpour when it rains,Ē but regular salt gets processed literally to death. Then, once all the nutrition is removed, bad stuff such as aluminum gets added.
Use sea salt. Since itís unprocessed, itís chock-a-block full of body-blessing minerals. But not if itís white; white means itís had the life processed out of it.
Did you know craving salt probably means your adrenal glands need a boost?
And did you know Gatorade, the widely touted balancer of electrolytes, whacks the thyroid?
So much to know; so little time.
SUGAR Nobody will ever describe sugar as a health food, but I think itís getting a bit of a bum rap.
The real culprit is high fructose corn syrup, which swamps our liver, whacks our kidneys, raises our triglycerides, drop-kicks our pancreas and makes a general mess of things. Our bodies donít recognize high fructose corn syrup and canít handle it.
High fructose corn syrup has no redeeming value and should never pass our lips. The stuff is everywhere, in everything, but we want to make every effort to avoid it.
And regular table sugar isnít the stuff of dreams, either. Notice how white it is? As in processed to death? Consider that a clue.
But brown sugar is worse because itís bleached whiter-than-white, then chemically colored to make it look unprocessed.
But still, since our bodies know how to handle sugar, it doesnít swamp our innards like high fructose corn syrup does.
Our brains like a little sugar from time to timeĖas long as we get enough saturated fat to balance things out.
You might consider raw, unprocessed sugar. Most grocery stores sell it. It tastes about the same as processed sugar, but more mellow. It still includes the minerals it was born with.
Coconut sugar isnít really sugar, but tastes like itĖin a sort of caramelly way. And it has vitamins, minerals and other good things in it. A little hard to find, but worth the effort.
To sum up then: Eat plenty of saturated fat and good protein. Make sure you get enough salt. And enjoy a small treat of sugar now and again.
Your body will thank you. Your taste buds, too.
This was emailed to me and Permission to post was granted by Bette Dowdell
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