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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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Does salt water mouthwash raise blood pressure?

Does salt water mouthwash raise blood pressure?

Posssibly: If you are using it a lot and swallowing a lot, it is possible. Not normally expected to happen. ...Read more

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Can you put himalayan salt or tao salt in a humidifier?

Can you put himalayan salt or tao salt in a humidifier?

Only in cool: Only use in cool mist humidifiers. Not units that create heat. ...Read more

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Water kind of water to mix in formula for newborn? Distilled? Filtered? Boiled tap? Regular tap? Mix of distilled and boiled tap?

Water kind of water to mix in formula for newborn?  Distilled?  Filtered?  Boiled tap?  Regular tap?  Mix of distilled and boiled tap?

Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water.You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read more

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Does sea salt have iodine?

Does sea salt have iodine?

Yes: Hi. Yes, sea salt has iodine; all you'll ever need to promote healthy thyroid function (assuming you have a healthy thyroid!). ...Read more

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Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?

Does sweetener zero calories contain lactose sucrose leucine crosscarmellose sodium which is diet sweetener effect on triglycerides like sugar ?

Sweeteners: Don't have calories, i agree. The trouble is that our taste mechanism is made up of 6 stimulants--- sweet, sour bitter, salt, astringent, and metal. All god made food provides flavor from permutations and combinations of the 6. A single sweet input provides a jolt of pleasure that is addictive. It is brain signals that govern our ability to adapt to our environment. We need to obey diet rules. ...Read more

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Where can I get salt free sauces for a 2gm salt diet?

Where can I get salt free sauces for a 2gm salt diet?

May be hard: Commercially prepared sauces typically contain high amounts of sodium for flavoring and preservation. You may have luck in an organic foods section of the supermarket - or you may need to prepare them yourself. ...Read more

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Ignoring the lack of iodine, is sea salt healthier than processed salt?

Ignoring the lack of iodine, is sea salt healthier than processed salt?

Minerals: Sea salt has minerals that are not in pure nacl. These minerals are also found in a normal balanced diet. Sea salt is still mostly nacl, and all of us generally take in too much nacl. Best advice is to use as little salt as needed. ...Read more

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Will salt water and peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) heal a gum infection?

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Will salt water and peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) heal a gum infection?

No: Most gum infections are sub-gingival (underneath the gums) and salt water/peridex cannot reach the bugs sub-gingivally. ...Read more

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Taking honey with warm water increase blood sugar?

Taking honey with warm water increase blood sugar?

Yes: Honey contains the sugars glucose and fructose. Both are absorbed directly into the blood stream. Glucose IS "blood sugar" so your blood sugar has to increase after you eat honey. Fructose, on the other hand, has a low glycemic index, meaning that it does not raise blood sugar as much as glucose. Honey should be considered equivalent to "sugar" and should be avoided by diabetic patients. ...Read more

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Does warm water mixed with salt help acne? Because it exfoliates and salt kills bacteria. Does it have to be sea salt since regular salt has iodine?

Does warm water mixed with salt help acne? Because it exfoliates and salt kills bacteria. Does it have to be sea salt since regular salt has iodine?

Salt Water ; Acne: Saltwater has been used for various treatments throughout the ages, including as a way to help control acne. Although no one treatment works for everyone, saltwater appears to show some promise for treating breakouts and keeping the skin balanced and fresh. ...Read more

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Dr says I have elevated potassium don't use salt substitute, is sea salt a sub.?

Dr says I have elevated potassium don't use salt substitute, is sea salt a sub.?

Not a substitute: Regular table salt traditionally came from the sea (or where the sea used to be until the water went away, leaving behind the salt). "sea salt" is like regular salt, but may not have the added iodine. Since we all need a bit of iodine, one should use regular iodized salt or iodized "sea salt", if allowed to use salt. ...Read more

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Is Himalayan salt better than table salt. Does it have the recommended sodium balance?

Is Himalayan salt better than table salt. Does it have the recommended sodium balance?

Salt intake: There are no published clinical studies on Himalayan salt comparing it to table salt. Himalayan salt contains 85% sodium chloride and up to 84 trace minerals, including iodine, lead, and plutonium at very low levels. It is speculated that iron content may accounts for its pink color. We get trace elements from other dietary sources, so I think regular salt is just fine. Limit to ...Read more

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Can I take a salt bath with idolized sea salt coarse crystals? Thanks in advance.

Can I take a salt bath with idolized sea salt coarse crystals? Thanks in advance.

Salt bath: Would not recommend this - this salt can be irritating. Instead use non-iodized sea salt or best - Epsom Salts. Very soothing and detoxifying. Save the sea salt for a nice salt scrub! ...Read more

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I would like to perform the salt water flush. Is the method effective? Is celtic sea salt® brand fine ground non-iodized sea salt?

I would like to perform the salt water flush. Is the method effective? Is celtic sea salt® brand fine ground non-iodized sea salt?

Why?: It is neither effective, nor is it safe as it may cause abrupt electrolyte disturbances that may have you end up in the hospital. ...Read more

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