The importance of daily Sea Salt in our diet.

Table salt, Sodium Chloride is a food additive introduced by our Victorian ancestors. They replaced the rough mineral and sea salts their predecessors had used for something that looked and flowed so much better and had ‘refinement’, but we now know that table salt has bad health side effects, and is dangerous in the large quantities that the Food Conglomerates force on us in their mass produced, nutrient deficient meals and snacks, and it has replaced the nutrient rich alternatives of Sea and Mineral Salts.

Salt in the form of mineral or sea salt, is vital to all life forms, and life on this planet cannot exist without it; cattle get sick unless they have mineral salt licks nearby, elephants travel hundreds of miles to areas often devoid of grazing, just to find rich salt deposits they can dig for, and all the other species around them follow to get their share. We call sea and mineral salts salt, but actually they are far more than that, containing Magnesium salts, Calcium salts, Potassium (Kalium) salts, Manganese salts, Phosphorus salts, Iodine salts, and all together over 100 minerals composed of 80 chemical elements. So why are these forms of salt so vital?

In Dr. Batmanghelidj’s book, “Water: Rx for a Healthier Pain-Free Life” he listed the following benefits:

1. Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, Contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure – in conjunction with water. Naturally the proportions are critical.
2. Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells.

3. Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetics.

4. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells.

5. Salt is vital to the nerve cells’ communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death.

6. Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract.

7. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.

8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses.

9. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.

10. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.

11. Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage.

12. Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body.

13. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic.

14. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetics.

15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.

16. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis.

17. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.

18. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.

19. Salt is vital to the communication and information processing nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work – from the moment of conception to death.

20. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become “leaky” in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The “leakiness” spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck.

21. Sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

22. Twenty-seven percent of the body’s salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we’re deficient in salt or water or both.


Cellular life is founded on Sea Salt


In 1950, the ground breaking scientist, Fred Hoyle, was the first person to coin the phrase’ the Big Bang’. Fred Hoyle also posited another idea, which is still not accepted today. He believed that life was introduced to earth by comets in the form of viruses (RNA,) and that these viruses then conjoined to form the double helix, DNA, in the form of single cell bacteria, earths first true life form. It isn’t hard to conjecture, that if he was right, life was introduced into the universe in the form of viruses at the same moment that Matter, Energy, Space and Time was created in the Big Bang. Whatever you believe, whether life started or arrived here on earth, it required one vital thing to survive and flourish; water, water enables most biological chemical processes and constitutes up to sixty percent of our own body weight today. The chemical solution of the sea was the first place on earth that life existed and this chemical solution of seawater has remained constant for two billion years, as it has supported the evolution of life.

After the arrival of bacteria, single celled organisms started to congregate, share their DNA and reproduce. Multi celled life forms sharing the same DNA came about and life really started to evolve in the sea with different cells in multi cell groups specializing in different tasks. This organized life needed material to build its’ physical form and what was available to it was water and anything else found dissolved in that water, which consisted of those different salts and eighty or so trace minerals. With these building blocks life developed. Today the bodies of all life forms including humans are conglomerations of these specialized cells, which have evolved using sea water nutrients and these bodies STILL NEAD THESE SALTS TODAY; blood composition is nearly the same as sea water, cell walls are made using a high amount of salts. Where are these salts found in perfect balance? Yes, in Sea Salt.

Mineral Salt versus Sea Salt


Mineral Salts are deposits of Sea Salts laid down over thousands of millions of years as the oceans have risen and sank many times. These deposits can now be thousands of feet underground or right up on the surface as salt flats. However mineral salts have been denuded of many important trace elements and salts as water has permeated through them over the millennia. They are still vastly superior to table salt, but as not as nutritionally comprehensive as Sea Salt.


Which is the best Sea Salt nutritionally?


Sea Salt does vary slightly in different parts of our globe, all would be good nutritionally except that modern day pollution has detrimentally affected many. The most pollution free Sea Salt is sourced in New Zealand.








Stewart Willis