From: Kriss Hansen
Salts that Heal and Salts that Kill
Unrefined Ocean Sea Salt
Refined Salt - Table Salt
NaCl (98%) + 80 elements(2%)
versus pure NaCl (99.9%)
Ocean water is currently an average of 3.5% (by weight) percent dry matter.
Dry ocean salt is composed of 80 elements - minerals.
Salt is an essence of Life.
Natural Salt is an essential element in the diet of not only humans but of
animals, and even of many plants.
Use of natural salt is as old as human history. Natural Salt is one of the
most effective and most widely used of all food seasonings and natural
Natural salt is source of 21 essential and 30 accessory minerals that are
essential to our health. According to some sources, other elements are up
to 5% of dry ocean salt. Refined salt contains only 0.1 - 0.5% other
Unrefined sea salt contains 98.0 % NaCl (sodium-chloride) and up to 2.0%
other minerals (salts): Epsom salts and other Magnesium salts, Calcium
salts, Potassium (Kalium) salts, Manganese salts, Phosphorus salts, Iodine
salts, .. all together over 100 minerals composed of 80 chemical
Composition of crystal of ocean salt is so complicated that no laboratory
in the world can produce it from its basic 80 chemical elements.
Nature is still a better chemist then people.
These salts have been used since the beginning of life, by ocean plants,
animals and by people. (Percentage is referring to the percentage of dry
matter. Salt can contain high percentage of water.)
Refined salt (Table Salt) is 99.9% NaCl (sodium-chloride), (chemical as
clean as Heroin or White Sugar) . It almost always contain additives, like
0.01% of Potassium-Iodide (added to the salt to avoid Iodine deficiency
disease of thyroid gland), sugar (added to stabilize Iodine and as
anti-caking chemical), aluminum silicate.
Thanks to Potassium-Iodide, we now have an epidemic of Hyperthyroidism.
Read here: What kind of additives are in food grade salt?
Refined (table) salt as used during the last 50-100 years (depending on the
Beware of "Sea Salt" Labels
On the labels of many packaged food, in supermarkets as well as health food
stores the name "sea salt" appears often. Reading this, we feel safe and
reassured, thinking that when it comes to the salt part of the ingredients,
all is fine...
But All Is Not Fine!
This supermarket or health food store "sea salt" has been totally refined.
At its origin, it may have come from the sea, but:
1.. It has been harvested mechanically from dirt or concrete basins with
bulldozers and piped through metal conduits;
2.. put through many degrading artificial processes;
3.. heated under extreme heat levels in order to crack its molecular
4.. robbed of all of its essential minerals that are essential to our
physiology; These elements are extracted and sold separately to industry.
Precious and highly prized by the salt refiners, these bring more profits
than the salt itself.
5.. further adulterated by chemical additives to make it free- flowing,
bleached, and iodized.
To call what remains "sea salt" would be quite misleading.
In addition, harmful chemicals have been added to the processed, altered
unnatural substance to mask and cover up all of the impurities it has.
These added chemicals include free flowing agents, inorganic iodine, plus
dextrose and bleaching agents.
Standard salt additives: Potassium-Iodide (added to the salt to avoid
Iodine deficiency disease of thyroid gland), Sugar (added to stabilize
Iodine and as anti-caking chemical), Aluminum silicate.
Use of unrefined sea salt is as old as human history
Use of salt is as old as human history. Oldest records comes from China.
Some 2,700 years B.C.-about 4,700 years ago-there was published in China
the PENG-TZAO-KAN-MU. A major portion of this writing discussing of more
than 40 kinds of salt, including descriptions of two methods of extracting
salt and putting it in usable form that are amazingly similar to processes
How is Ocean Sea Salt Produced?
The ocean is allowed to flood huge, flat, shallow, beds and then the dam is
closed to trap the water. The water is then naturally evaporated by the sun
& this leaves a layer of sea salt. Dirty brown salt is on the bottom and
pretty white salt at the top.
Since most people are used to white salt, they just skim off the top white
salt & call it "sea salt". UNFORTUNATELY, the trace minerals are mostly in
the brown stuff at the bottom.
Real Ocean Sea Salt is produced from unseparated salt. That is why it is
Celtic Salt, Muramoto Salt and Lima Salt contain also darker salt.
When producing table salt, other mineral salts are used for chemical
industry, or are washed back into the sea, or are used for animals. If we
humans just could eat as good as animals!?
Natural salt is not white and it is not dry. It is a little gray with
minerals and feels damp or clumps in humidity.
How is Mineral Salt Produced?
Mineral salt is mined from thousands of feet below the ground surface in
areas where there is a layer of mineral salts.
Mineral salt can also be harvested by pumping water deep underground in
areas where a layer of salt is discovered. Salty water that comes out, is
then used in salt production. Process is called vacuum pan salt refining.
Origin of Salt Layers
There are two theories. One says that mineral salt is a layer of salt
created after evaporation of old seas. According to another theory, a layer
of mineral salt was created by chemical reaction.
Mineral salt is often in crystal form. It is transparent crystal, or light
tan in color with little darker flecks. But, it can also be of many
different colors. Not all mineral salts are rich in trace elements. Some
are similar to ocean salt, other are not.
If you ask me, I prefer ocean salt.
Salt Intake is Vital
Salt is a vital substance for the survival of all living creatures,
particularly humans. Water and salt regulate the water content of the body.
Water itself regulates the water content of the interior of the cell by
working its way into all of the cells it reaches. It has to get there to
cleanse and extract the toxic wastes of cell metabolisms. Salt forces some
water to stay outside the cells. It balances the amount of water that stays
outside the cells. There are two oceans of water in the body; one ocean is
held inside the cells of the body, and the other ocean is held outside the
cells. Good health depends on a most delicate balance between the volume of
these oceans, and this balance is achieved by salt - unrefined salt.
When water is available to get inside the cells freely, it is filtered from
the outside salty ocean and injected into the cells that are being
overworked despite their water shortage. This is the reason why in severe
dehydration we develop an edema and retain water. The design of our bodies
is such that the extent of the ocean of water outside the cells is expanded
to have the extra water available for filtration and emergency injection
into vital cells. The brain commands an increase in salt and water
retention by the kidneys. This is how we get an edema when we don't drink
Initially, the process of water filtration and its delivery into the cells
is more efficient at night when the body is horizontal. The collected
water, that mostly pools in the legs, does not have to fight the force of
gravity to get onto the blood circulation. If reliance of this process of
emergency hydration of some cells continues for long, the lungs begin to
get waterlogged at night, and breathing becomes difficult. The person needs
more pillows to sit upright to sleep. This condition is the consequence of
dehydration. However, you might overload the system by drinking too much
water at the beginning. Increases in water intake must be slow and spread
out until urine production begins to increase at the same rate that you
When we drink enough water to pass clear urine, we also pass out a lot of
the salt that was held back. This is how we can get rid of edema fluid in
the body; by drinking more water. Not diuretics, but more water!! In people
who have an extensive edema and show signs of their heart beginning to have
irregular or very rapid beats with least effort, the increase in water
intake should be gradual and spaced out, but not withheld from the body.
Naturally, salt intake should be limited for two or three days because the
body is still in an overdrive mode to retain it. Once the edema has cleared
up, salt should not be withheld from the body.
Salt has many other functions than just regulating the water content of the
Sea salt's Hidden Powers
The late French scientist Dr. Alexis Carrel kept a chicken heart alive for
over 27 years by having the pulsating heart IN A SOLUTION OF SEA SALT, i.e.
isotonic seawater. Dr. Carrel voluntarily ended the experiment after a
third of a century, having proven that living cells can have physical
Professor C. Louis Kervran with his scientific research and formulas has
been an asset to the scientific establishment and he was a candidate for
the Noble Prize. Professor Kervran links us to the secret of immortality
and reveals its prime source is trace minerals from seawater [and used in]
remedies. Other physicians continued research and found fermentations of
briny salt pickles, salted sour plums, and other salty fermentations to be
powerful and effective medicines.
Dr. Jacques de Langre, Ph.D., who wrote the book "Seasalt's Hidden Powers",
states that naturally and properly sunshine-preserved sea salt is the
difference between life and death, health and illness, social sanity and
planetary panic and its elements are vital for proper body functions. That
natural hand-harvested Celtic ocean salt alone helps to maintain life,
neutralizes toxins and detrimental bacteria, and enhances all our organic
Sea salt contains 92 essential minerals and most all refined adulterated
sea salts contain only 2 elements (Na and Cl. Biologically, 24 of these
elements in real sea salt have already been proven necessary and essential
to maintain and recover health. See Scientific American, July 1972: "The
Chemical Elements of Life," by Earl Friden.
When dietary deficiency of trace elements occurs, cells lose the ability to
control their ions-with dire consequences for humans. Even a minute loss of
ion equilibrium causes cells to burst, nervous disorder, brain damage, or
muscle spasms, as well as a breakdown of the cell-regenerating process and
In the theory of acid and alkaline balance, chronic disease such as cancer
is caused by the acidification of the blood, lymph and all cellular
tissues. Real sea salt is one of the basic elements necessary to correct
Natural sea salt [reconstituted seawater] allows liquids to freely cross
body membranes, the kidney's glomerulus's and blood vessel walls. Whenever
the sodium chloride concentration rises in the blood, the water in the
neighboring tissues is attracted to that salt-rich blood, and the cells
then re-absorb the enriched intra-cellular fluid. If they are functioning
properly, the kidneys remove the saline fluids easily. Refined salt does
not allow this free-crossing of liquids and minerals, and causes
accumulated fluids to stagnate in joint, producing edema and chronic kidney
Salt is the single element required for the proper breakdown of plant
carbohydrates into useable and assimiable human food. Only when salt is
added to fruits and vegetables can saliva and gastric secretions readily
break down the fibrous store of carbohydrates, etc.
Once salt is dissolved and ionized, the salt possesses a definite
reactivity, has full electromagnetic capabilities, and passes more easily
into the large colon where it will have a sanitizing effect.
Table Salt: To further prevent any moisture from being reabsorbed, the salt
refiners add aluminosilicate of sodium or yellow prussiate of soda as
desiccants plus different bleaches to the final salt formula. After these
processes, the table salt will no longer combine with human body fluids, it
invariably causes severe problems of edema (water retention) and several
other health disturbances.
In ancient Celts times, salt was used to treat major physical and mental
disturbances, severe burns, and other ailments. Today biologists attest
that seawater (also called 'mother liquor') restores hydro-electrolytic
imbalances, a disorder that causes loss of immune response, creates
allergies, and causes many health problems. Also the therapeutic effect of
seawater is recognized and used by the best European medical professionals
because of its effectiveness in so many situations.
Today people fear salt and we are witnessing a virtual ban on consuming
products with high sodium contents and this is a major concern of
biologists. The use of real sea salt-free diets are showing up in the
reality of our modern world as society is coming apart. It is basically a
starvation of macro- and trace minerals and biological deficiencies cannot
be corrected by refined sodium chloride alone.
Celtic salt is a good product because it is naturally extracted by the use
of sunshine. If one redissolved salt in water in the proper ratio or
combine it in the moisture of foods, its properties re-create the amazing
powers of the "ocean" and bears an astonishing likeness to human blood and
body fluids. During World War II, Navy doctors would use sea salt water for
blood transfusions when blood supplies ran out and many lives were saved.
Dr. Langre mentions in his book that, "The Belgian historian Henri Pirenne
observed that during the High Middle ages, the entire coast of the Atlantic
was deserted and the entire continent was thrown into a Dark Age of human
under-development. Historians tell us that it was caused to a great extent
by the lack of salt in the human diet, the flooding of all salt flats
having disabled every salt farm along the coastlines of the Atlantic Ocean
and the Mediterranean Sea. The whole of Europe, therefore, suffered from a
salt famine that was to last almost 500 years. The daily average ration
fell to less than 2 grams per person and caused may to die from dehydration
and madness. The extent of the salt famine reported by Henri Pirenne caused
human flesh to be sold on the open-air markets and created an epidemic of
crazed people who, to replenish their salt, drank blood from the neck
artery of the person they had just slain. Quick to exploit this desperate
situation for their own gain, the rulers of Europe grabbed the remnants of
the salt stock and exacted exorbitant salt taxes. Heavily burdened by
tariffs and gabelles, common salt became a luxury but also caused mass
population shifts and exodus, lured invaders and caused wars. Mined salt
from the depths of the earth was substituted, but the lack of live and
balanced trace elements in rock salt lowered the mental equilibrium and
intellect level almost as much as the sheer absence of salt."
Sea Salt Directions
Dr. Langre, Ph.D. writes that, "Rare gases are locked within real sea
crystals and began to release in contact of additional moisture and is
effective in maintaining and restoring human energy. Note that Celtic salt
should not be ground until used because as it is milled the salt releases a
subtle fragrance reminiscent of violets, another telltale sign that gases,
floral-like vital essences, are being released. Note that these elements
are easily trapped and stored in a preparation called sesame salt and a
recipe is given in the Seasalt's Hidden Powers. Real sea salt needs to be
stored in an air tight container and kept in a dark cool place. The
moisture has a tendency to settle to the bottom of the salt and the salt
should be mixed before removing the salt for sure.
Real sea salt need to penetrate foods allowing the moisture of the fruits,
vegetables, grains, etc. to liquefy the salt which activates it. If dry
salt is used it enters the body in a non-ionized form and can create thirst
(a sign of being poisoned) and lessens its abilities because it is not
being assimilated and utilized properly.
Sea water losses its properties of destroying bacilli if stored in bottles
and when dried out.
A pinch of salt can be added to a small amount of water to dissolve to
activate its powers and added to fruits, vegetables, grains to aid in
better digestion of those items while helping to alkalize the body. Adding
a pinch to water supplies adds alkaline properties and the mineral content.
The minerals it contains are too valuable to ignore.
Vital Functions of Salt in the Body
1. Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, contrary
to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually
essential for the regulation of blood pressure - in conjunction with water.
Naturally the proportions are critical.
2. Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the
body, particularly the brain cells.
3. Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed
element in diabetics.
4. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the
body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by
5. Salt is vital to the nerve cells' communication and information
processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of
conception to death.
6. Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal
7. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky
phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.
8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses.
9. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.
10. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.
11. Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it
flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess
saliva indicates salt shortage.
12. Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm.
Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the
13. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic.
14. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetics.
15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.
16. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis.
17. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.
18. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the
legs and thighs.
19. Salt is vital to the communication and information processing nerve
cells the entire time that the brain cells work - from the moment of
conception to death.
20. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of
salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense
the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the
act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water
that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands
increases and the blood vessels become "leaky" in order to supply the
glands with water to manufacture saliva. The "leakiness" spills beyond the
area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the
chin, the cheeks and into the neck.
21. Sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some
of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a
better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary
table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its
companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate
to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our
nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of
22. Twenty-seven percent of the body's salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis
results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are
twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when
we're deficient in salt or water or both.
* The information on salt intake is taken from Dr. Batmanghelidj's book,
"Water: Rx for a Healthier Pain-Free Life".
80 Elements discovered in Sea Water
People who eat Refined salt develop craving for salt, because, salt that
they eat is not satisfying their needs. Than they use more and more salt,
in the desperate try to get what they need. Taking big amounts of refined
salt (chemical) burden kidneys and adrenal glands that are very important
for calcium utilization. Modern physiology has demonstrated that an excess
of salt interferes with the absorption of nutrients and depletes calcium,
while if used in a moderate doses, salt enhances calcium absorption and
nutrient utilization in general.
It is known that absorption of calcium depends on the health of the
kidney-adrenal function and that calcium metabolism is of essential
importance for the health of the nerves, muscles, heart, vascular system,
and bones. Simply. the whole body is dependant on Calcium uptake.
Low-Salt Diet a Risk?
London, March 12 - A low-salt diet may not be so healthy after all. Defying
a generation of health advice, a controversial new study concludes that the
less salt people eat, the higher their risk of untimely death.
The study, led by Dr. Michael Alderman, chairman of epidemiology at Albert
Einstein School of Medicine in New York and president of the American
Society of Hypertension, suggests the government should consider suspending
it's recommendation that people restrict the amount of salt they eat.
"The lower the sodium, the worse off you are," Alderman said. "There's an
association. Is it the cause? I don't know. Any way you slice it, that's
not an argument for eating a low sodium diet.
Natural salt is not white and it is not dry. It is a little gray with
minerals and feels damp or clumps in humidity. It must be labeled
UNREFINED, NO ADDITIVES ADDED.