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Doctor insights on: Table Salt Health Benefits

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


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I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health benefits, or concerns from the saturated fat.

I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health  benefits,  or concerns from the saturated fat.

Only calories!: There is little saturated fat in olive oil, which primarily is monosaturated fat, the fat with health benefits, and which also moderates your cholesterol and increases hdl. The only downside is the extra calories. If you are on a low carbohydrate lifestyle, it wouldn't matter. But on a conventional diet it would. It is a good idea to replace saturated fat with monsaturated fat when you can! ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of ionic crystal salt lamps?

What are the health benefits of ionic crystal salt lamps?

Crystal salt lamps: I don't have personal knowledge about this. http://healing.about.com/od/saltrocks/a/salt-lamps.htm ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with giving up salt?

What health benefits are associated with giving up salt?

Lower BP: Higher levels of salt are implicated in the elevation of blood pressure to levels that can be harmful. The body needs salt, so you cannot get rid of it entirely, but avoidance of commercial foods with extra salt put in for taste only is probably a good idea. Read the labels. ...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 are the health benefits of epsom salt bath?

What are the health benefits of epsom salt bath?

Magnesium & sulphur: Epson salt is made from a chemical compound known as magnesium sulfate. Therefore if you bathe in epsom salts, the magnesium and the sulfur come in contact with your skin and can increase your tissue levels of magnesium and sulfur. Many people are deficient in both magnesium and sulfur, these people may benefit from soaking in epsom salts. Sulfur is detoxifying & magnesium is a vital mineral. ...Read more

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My girlfriend eats lots of table salt on all food. What are the dangers to health?

My girlfriend eats lots of table salt on all food. What are the dangers to health?

Hypertension: Adding lots of salt will make high blood pressure worse if it's present. The health risks to folks who are not hypertensive (if any) is not clear. If the two of you are in a relationship, it's not worth making an issue of her personal preference. ...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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How is sea salt different from table salt, and how does the difference make sea salt better for you than table salt?

Less processing: Sea salt is less heavily processed and therefore has a coarser texture and may have more base minerals remaining in the mixture. Also, table salt has added iodine. I don't know that sea salt is per se "better, " but those pursuing less heavily-processed diets often seek it for that reason. ...Read more

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I snorted a small amount of table salt as a joke 2 days ago, now 2 days later I have pain on the top left side of my head and worsens when I move is t?

I snorted a small amount of table salt as a joke 2 days ago, now 2 days later I have pain on the top left side of my head and worsens when I move is t?

Not related : The back of the nose connects with the sinuses and throat. Salt water sniffing is not uncommonly used to help clear sinuses. If you are worried that you could have damaged anything inside your head then don't as it would be unlikely that you would come to any harm. Probably best not to do it again though! ...Read more

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