Why We Need Salt

by Sara Banta | Jul 25, 2019 | Articles, Nutrition, Salt

Are You Afraid of Salt? Think again…

Wars have been fought over Salt. But, it was Ancient Seabed Sea Salt, with trace minerals that wars have been fought over—not table salt!

So When Did Things Change?

In 1977, we received advice to eat a Low Fat and Low Salt diet. Senator George McGovern and his committee lead the push for the Low Fat, Low Salt Dietary Guidelines. They told us to eat 1.2 grams of sodium based on scientific opinions, published in a review paper saying two requirements had to be met for someone to have a rise in blood pressure from eating a normal amount of sodium. These requirements were:  1. Eat a low potassium diet, and 2. Be genetically susceptible. This was a small amount of the population, but they discarded those details and made a blanket statement for ALL people to stick to a Low Salt Diet.

Later, Salt was wrongfully attacked in a unfounded 1984 NHANES study, and further created an erroneous belief oft low salt and no salt diets. The study was faulty because: a) it was conducted with table salt, not the salt the body really needs, and b) the only rise in blood pressure, which was insignificant, were from ethnic tribes that had never consumed processed, refined salt before.  Since that time, there has been unwarranted fear of salt, and resulting in skyrocketing sales of Statin and Diabetes pharmaceutical drugs. Not coincidentally, low salt and no salt diets create unnecessary challenges with cholesterol, and blood sugar is compromising the functions of the cellular wall and its “Sodium-Potassium pump”.

Since the sodium-potassium pump drives nutrients into the cell and escorts toxins out of the cell through the cellular wall of each of the 100 trillion cells in our bodies, we truly need to understand salt and the importance of trace minerals.

We Need Salt. Period.

  • Animals will walk miles to lick a rock with salt. We crave salt for a reason.
  • Farmers used to take salt tablets as they were working in the fields.
  • If you go to an emergency room for trauma, an IV of salt (SALINE) is administered to revive you!
  • There are only 5 grams of glucose in your blood at one time, while there is 16 grams of sodium in your bloodstream.
  • Sugar is driving high blood pressure and heart disease, not sodium.
  • The kidneys retain salt when you eat a high carb diet.  When you are on a Ketogenic or Low Carb diet, your kidneys release sodium and potassium.
  • We lose 2 teaspoons of salt with 4 cups of coffee.
  • Things that make you lose salt:  Exercise, Hot Weather, a Low Carb diet, and High Uses of Brain or Mental function.
  • Once you get on a Ketogenic or low carb diet, most people correct their High Blood Pressure.
  • Table salt is stored in mounds of salt domes to dry in the sun while collecting seagull and other bird droppings.
  •  Raw ancient seabed/sea salt has a chemical structure of sodium chloride (NaCl) plus valuable trace minerals. Conversely, table salt is primarily sodium chloride only, since during its refinement, valuable trace minerals are stripped and sold off to other industries for profit.
  • Although Iodine, another mineral missing in table salt, is added to some table salt to create iodized salt, unfortunately, less than 20% of all table salt is iodized anymore.
  • If you are craving salt, you need salt.
  • Salt controls your potassium and magnesium balance.

NO Study shows lowering salt causes an increase in heart failure or mortality rate. In fact, lowering salt in your diet can increase All-Cause Mortality. Most people with a risk of heart disease are already on medication that are diuretics—ridding the body of salt. 1 out of 4 people usually have low sodium in the blood. Then the diuretic can’t work. This results in a large retention of fluid to salt ratio because the body is not able to pump the “thick” fluid around the body that mimics molasses.

How Much Salt Should You Have a Day?

We are told no more than 2 grams a day, but we really need 3-6 grams of sodium a day which equates to about 1 ½- 1 ¾ teaspoons a day.

During Exercise, you lose ½- 1 teaspoon of salt per hour of exercise. If you are exercising in 80-89 degrees, take ½ teaspoon of salt with 12 ounces of water about a half hour before your workout, and it will do wonders. Even if you are doing High-Intensity Training, weight lifting or cardio, you will benefit and be able to workout longer. When you preload with salt, it allows you to exercise 21 minutes longer before you get fatigued. It increases your plasma volume which cools you down, and your heart rate is lower. No pre-workout supplement can do this, according to James DiNicolantonio.

What Happens If You Don’t Have Enough Salt?

  • Your body will literally pull Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium and Potassium from the bones to trick your body into thinking you have enough Magnesium and Calcium, and thus stop further absorption of those essential minerals.
  • To conserve more Sodium, your body will sweat out more Magnesium and Calcium.
  • Aldosterone, one of the Stress hormones, increases which kicks out Magnesium in urine.
  • Low Salt Diets can lead to a 5% higher heart rate and only an insignificant 1% reduction in blood pressure– this harms everyone.  When you multiply these, you have a higher risk of heart disease.
  • Low Salt increases stress hormones that stiffen the arteries.
  • Low Salt Increases chronic hypertension.
  • Low Salt Diets can lead to Insulin Resistance and Worsen Diabetes.  And, on the other hand, increasing salt may rival the same results one can achieve with Metformin in lowering blood sugar.
  • Low Salt Increases triglycerides.
  • Your body controls your salt intake- it is called the “Salt Thermometer.”  When you don’t get enough salt, sugar and drugs like Adderall or cocaine can hijack your salt gauge. Thus, you are at risk for other addictions to things like recreational drugs, or sugar when you are salt depleted.

What Are the Symptoms of Sodium Deficiency?

  • When you go from a seated to a standing position you get dizzy–this is because you do not have enough circulating blood volume
  • Muscle cramps
  • Muscle spasms
  • Exercise fatigue

If your Sodium level is within the normal range on a blood test, could you still be sodium deficient? Yes! Look at your BUN number on the blood test,  and if it is high and your water intake is normal, it means you don’t have a good adrenal blood flow or kidney blood flow.

Now that you know you need salt…

What Do You Look For in a Salt?

You don’t just want any type of salt. National Geographic recently published an article on “Microplastics in Salt”. They tested 39 big brand salts from 16 different countries…36 out of 39 had “microplastics” in them. They tested sea, lake and rock salt. It didn’t matter. They were all tainted with “microplastics”.

Comparing Raw Ancient Seabed or Sea salt to Table Salt is like comparing a fresh, organic, nutrient-dense “living” tomato to refined, sugary, fermented, chemical-laden “dead” ketchup. Raw ancient seabed salt and sea salt are also quite different in comparison. The former is mined from an ancient, underground, protected, completely dry seabed; the latter is precipitated from oceans, considered today by many to be polluted. Some oceans can have toxic attributes (PCBs, dioxins, estrogens, etc.) and some sea salt is full of those toxins.

Raw ancient seabed/sea salt has a chemical structure of sodium chloride (NaCl) plus valuable trace minerals. Conversely, table salt is primarily sodium chloride only because during its refinement, valuable trace minerals are stripped and sold off to other industries for profit. Although Iodine, another mineral missing in table salt, is added to some table salt to create iodized salt, less than 20% of all table salt is iodized anymore because there are no mandates for restaurants or processed food manufacturers to use iodized salt. Since the bioavailability of iodine in refined, iodized table salt is only 10% and the World Health Organization’s estimated 72% global iodine deficiency, it is imperative to supplement with the right kind of Iodine.

How is Iodine Related to Salt?

Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine and Iodine are elements or atoms known as “Halogens,” and the first three have a lower molecular weight than Iodine. As a result, they displace Iodine out of the body through the science of “halogen displacement” if you are deficient in Iodine. So chlorine, typically used to bleach table salt white, and chloride found naturally in salt, both displace iodine, but unlike the toxin, chlorine, chloride is an important electrolyte involved in the Sodium-Potassium pump function.

Bromine, considered one of the top 12 deadliest chemicals on earth, somehow is still legalized in the U.S. It is found in bread, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Fresca, pesticides on non-organic vegetables, fire retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDEs) on mattresses, car interiors, computers, iPods, mobile phones, clothing and carpeting, a few pharmaceutical drugs (brominated drugs were primarily replaced in the early 1900s with fluoridated drugs of today because bromine was too toxic!—but fluoridealert.org shows fluoride is toxicity also!), jacuzzis and spas, and chemtrails (include ethylene dibromide). Because chloride has a lower molecular weight, it can “Salt Out” or displace the bromine, bromide, and bromate; but it can also Salt Out Iodine. So an Iodine regimen is important with salt intake (see Thyroid and Radiation Detox Program). Raw Ancient Seabed and Sea Salt has about 71 times the amount of Iodine than Iodized Table Salt, but is much more bioavailable; so adding iodine to the diet, such as Acceleradine®, is prudent no matter what salt is used given the Halogen Displacement of Iodine coupled with the rampant global Iodine deficiency.

Why Accelerated Ancient Salt?

Accelerated Ancient Salt is strongly Negatively charged—to help “pull out” Positively charged Toxins, Parasites and Undigested Fats—and is Pure, Raw, Unbleached, Unheated, Unrefined Ancient Seabed and Sea Salt from pristine sources that contain no harmful or synthetic excipients. This product is a mixture of five precious salts from high-Frequency locations in the Andes Mountains, the Himalayas and the United States. It is Scalar charged to further enhance its Frequency. Through the use of basic quantum mechanics combined with high purity of raw materials, a scalar field is developed. The resultant Scalar energy is a Higher Frequency of energy that helps create the organization of the DNA.

  • Provides an excellent source of electrolytes
  • Adds gourmet flavor to food (can grind into powder for sprinkling);
  • Increases frequency when used in detox baths
  • Reduces blood sugar and can be an alternative to sweets, soda, and white crackers

How To Use Accelerated Ancient Salt

  • Use Thyroid and Radiation Detox Bundle to balance water, salt and Acceleradine® daily intake. You may need 1-2 teaspoons daily. Put a little Ancient Salt on your tongue ten minutes after ingesting Acceleradine and NucNoMore®.
  • Use liberally on food as salt is crucial for proper adrenal balance and helps meet your daily needs.
  • Add 1/8-1/4 tsp to 8 oz. warm water for Nausea or Detox symptoms or take in the morning to alkalize the small intestines.
  • For Nausea or Detox: Take a Sea Salt Bath, as 70-90% of toxins can exit skin helping offload internal organs and systems such as Kidney, Liver, Colon, Lungs and Lymph. The reason is the negative charge of salt combined with high frequencies magnetizes optimal toxins, parasites, undigested fat out through the skin. Lightly brush the body with a dry skin brush. Take 2 cups Sea Salt (not epsom) for a  high-frequency detox bath w/ 2-3 Tbsp Accelerated Ancient Salt.
Sara Banta

Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.

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