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Is sea salt better than regular salt?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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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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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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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What are the health benefits of red sea salt?

What are the health benefits of red sea salt?

Red sea salt: Many alternative health practitioners believe that Celtic sea salt, Himalayan sea salt and Hawaiian sea salt all contain natural trace minerals that help balance electrolytes. Red salt from Kauai is infused with alaea, a type of Hawaiian clay. The clay tints the salt red because it contains iron oxide, which serves as an added nutrient.. Sea salt naturally contains magnesium and potassium, ...Read more

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What's the origin of natural sea salt as an antibiotic?

What's the origin of natural sea salt as an antibiotic?

Before refrigeration: Perishables were treated with salt before refrigeration under the theory that the salt dessicated and hence inactivated bacteria and other orgaisms that spoiled them. The reality is that it dried the meat out so bacteria couldn't grow there. Its not an antibiotic. ...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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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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Will switching from sea salt back to iodized salt help my thyroid function better?

Will switching from sea salt back to iodized salt help my thyroid function better?

Probably not: It is unusual to be iodine deficient on a US diet, since our bread is iodized, and we usually eat a good variety of foods. I don't think sea salt has iodine. It is really no healthier than regular salt. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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