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The Benefits Of Mediterranean 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
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
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
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
Yes: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. ...Read more
No worry: I don't see the worry. Body fluids are salty. Breathing air with some salt in it is if no concern. ...Read more
Can you help? Could sea salt actually be better for your health even though it does not have iodine?
Sea salt is also sodium chloride; it purportedly tastes better; however from a chemical standpoint, its sodium content is exactly like table salt (except no added iodine). The rda for sodium is the same whether you take sea salt or other table salts. And it has the same health consequences when taken in excess like high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Here is an article:
http://www. Kidn. ...Read more
I have a scan in a few day, can I use morto fine sea salt? It reads "this salt does not supply iodine" thanks
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
Dr not sure y. am on lotta meds & 2 med conditions. But my blood sodium always low (125) or so. Would adding salt to food help? Sea salt or reg if so?
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
Same effect: Salts that have minor ingredients changing the color, are still basically salt. You can substitute them one for another with the same effect. ...Read more
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
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
How can I restore electrolytes naturally? I don't have any gatoraid or drinks like that and don't have sea salt.
I have an iodine diet can I eat bread their's a salt ingredients but sea salt it safe to to eat if you have iodine diet?
It is safe: It is safe to consume bread with sea salt ...Read more
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
Seborrheic keratosis: Seborrheic keratoses represent benign thinkened areas of skin. I know of no medical studies that demonstrate they can be effectively treated with sea salt. ...Read more
Physician Recommend?: Did a physician prescribe this 'cleanse"? Did you clear it with the physician providing care for you in person? We like to defer to the physician in charge when we do not have your history or examination in person. None of us want to cause you harm. ...Read more
No salt allergy: Sea salt does not cause allergy.Get a more detailed answer ›