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Does using purified sea salt water, several times a day, benefit healing wounds? This specifically concerns new piercings.

Does using purified sea salt water, several times a day, benefit healing wounds? This specifically concerns new piercings.

Sea water: No matter how long I have been in wound care, there always seems to be an endless stream of new products and recommendations. I think that attention to the conditions under which the piercings are done (sterility of tools, for example) requires more due diligence than dealing with problems afterwards. We use sterile Normal Saline all of the time to wash wounds so if it is sterile, i see no issue. ...Read more

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Is sea salt better than regular salt?

No: Sea salt is a purified kind of salt with additives for flavor and color. The main ingredient is salt and all the usual precautions go with this. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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Learn about spices that can replace salt for flavor
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Read labels for low-salt alternatives when shopping
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Stay away from processed lunch/deli meats that are loaded with salt
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Why is sea salt getting so popular these days?

Why is sea salt getting so popular these days?

Marketing: Sea salt theoretically is the salt remaining from collected, filtered and dried sea water. However it would contain a lot of minerals, some objectionable. So it is probably purified salt with some additives for taste and color. The prices I have seen for this are astronomical but marketing deserves congratulations for making something so common, a pricey item. ...Read more

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Is sea salt good for you?

Is sea salt good for you?

Same as salt: Sea salt is simply mostly ordinary salt with a few additives for color and occasionally taste.The basic element is ordinary salt and that is the same as any other salt. Your body needs salt, but not an excessive amount so sea salt should be added as part of your sodium intake. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Avoid canned foods
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Avoid frozen food
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Any differences between sea salt and table salt?

Any differences between sea salt and table salt?

Minor: Table salt is purified salt sometimes with iodine added. Sea salt is purified salt, allegedly from the sea and supposedly containing some co-purified good minerals. Mostly however, it is salt with additives of flavor and color and is no different from a culinary standpoint as regular salt. ...Read more

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Sea salt for cleaning out piercings vs. iodized salt, which is better?

Sea salt for cleaning out piercings vs. iodized salt, which is better?

Don't get conned: Remember your high school chemistry. Oh, you didn't? Well, table salt is sodium chloride. Salt crystals are exactly equal numbers of sodium & chloride ions. Every single sodium & chlorine atom on Earth has been here for >4 billion yr, since the planet formed. It's a fundamental principle: Every atom of every element is chemically identical. From seawater or made in a lab, salt is salt. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Cook from scratch
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Use seasonings/herbs instead of salt in cooking
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Avoid hidden salt (prepared sauces, flavor packets, premade food)
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How can I restore electrolytes naturally? I don't have any gatoraid or drinks like that and don't have sea salt.

How can I restore electrolytes naturally? I don't have any gatoraid or drinks like that and don't have sea salt.

Electrolytes: Try drinking juices such as orange, grapefruit or lemonade, which are all natural. These have potassium (K)in large amounts and can replace gatorade as a source of K. Sea salt has no potassium and should not be used as a primary electrolyte replacement tool. ...Read more

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