Miracle of Crystal Salt
In our modern world, the word salt usually refers to a highly refined substance, sodium chloride. Medical literature abounds with evidence of the harmful effects that result from over consumption of this refined salt. However, for millennia, the word salt referred to a completely natural, unrefined substance that was always associated with life enhancing effects. (Modern scientific research indicates that the rediscovery of natural salt may become the most important health discovery of the 21st century). If we speak of salt in our modern world, we tend to think of a host of health problems that are linked to high salt diets, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, gout, kidney problems, cellulite, edemas, spider veins and many others.
Medical literature abounds with studies that relate high salt consumption to a plethora of illnesses. Low sodium, sodium free, or low salt are descriptions of food products that are supposed to indicate more healthful compositions of these products. There can be no argument with this gloomy image of salt. The medical facts are well established and supported by empirical observations of health conscious people. It is however, crucial to note that the word salt in this context always refers to highly refined table salt, almost pure sodium chloride with some usually highly toxic additives. Refined sodium chloride does indeed throw off the body's mineral balance, increase blood pressure, and puts an extra burden on the kidneys.
Toxic additives like aluminum hydroxide increase the potential for harmful effects from this type of salt even more. Yet for thousands of years the word salt was used to describe something else altogether, a completely natural mineral compound that contains not only sodium chloride but actually up to 84 minerals and trace elements in the same proportions that are found in human blood. Such salt was always associated with healthful and life enhancing effects. Recent scientific research indicates that the rediscovery of natural salt may become the most important health discovery of the 21st century. Ancient cultures all over the world valued natural salt tremendously.
The Celtic word for salt also means holy or sacred in the Celtic language. In the mythology of the Sumerian culture, the God Enlil determined that Gods and human rulers might never taste cooked food before it is sanctified by salt. In the Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures, salt was regarded as a divine gift and frequently used in religious rituals. The Romans attributed such value to salt and it was often used as money, which is where the word "salary" comes from. Roman soldiers were often paid with salt. The Chinese even had a special God for salt, named Phelo.
This cross cultural appreciation of natural salt is now supported by modern science as more and more evidence for the tremendous health benefits of unrefined salt comes forth. As we will discuss in more depth in this book, understanding the health effects of a food substance involves more than just looking at its chemical composition. Since the Renaissance, science has looked at life and health largely as determined by chemical processes. This however, makes a very incomplete picture, which is the real reason behind the many contradictions and the fast-lived nature of medical discoveries. Just looking at nutrition, we can see that every so-called fact that seems to be established with certain scientific studies is completely contradicted by other studies.
In medicine, two thirds of all Nobel prizes were awarded to discoveries that were later proven to be false. If we try to be in alignment with the latest discoveries of nutritional science we would have to change our diet every few weeks because that is how often groundbreaking new insights are published in this field. In my thirteen years of nutritional consultations, I have certainly seen people becoming more confused by being exposed to the vast number of contradictory opinions in nutritional science. Maybe the solution lies not in introducing yet another set of discoveries that are based on the old purely chemical paradigm of nutrition, but in introducing a new paradigm altogether.
This is the logical conclusion derived from the advancements of modern physics in the last 80 years. Quantum physics has already established a scientific paradigm which, when applied to life and health, sees a lot more than purely chemical processes. Natural salt and especially crystal salt has more to offer than chemical substances. Crystal salt is one of the most powerful enhancers of what holistic medicine calls life force. What this life force is will be more thoroughly discussed in Chapter 2. For now, let's just look at the fact that a human corpse is not chemically different right after death than right before death.
Chemical deterioration begins after death but whether or not someone is alive involves factors that go beyond chemistry. If life and death depend on more than biochemistry in our bodies, it stands to reason that health and lack thereof also depend on more than biochemistry. With that said, chemical aspects of nutrition are very important; they are simply not the only important aspects. Crystal salt is also profoundly valuable on the chemical level, providing a completely balanced spectrum of minerals and trace elements. Especially in conjunction with a diet that moves more into the direction of natural foods, crystal salt is a wonderful asset in creating radiant well being on all levels of life.
The many reported negative effects of salt consumption all refer to highly refined table salt, which is mostly, isolated sodium chloride with additives. Unrefined natural salt has been known for its positive effects for thousands of years in various cultures. Among the natural salts, crystal salt is by far the most beneficial. To understand health and nutrition, we have to go beyond a purely chemistry-based picture of life. The rediscovery of natural salt, especially crystal salt, may be one of the most important health discoveries of our time.
|This picture shows an electron microscope magnification of evaporated brine solution of 26% regular refined table salt.|
1. Salt, the Foundation of Life
It is a commonly accepted theory that life on earth began in seawater. The mineral balance of seawater allows organic life processes to commence so effectively that some experiments have shown how complex metabolic processes can be initiated by simply adding the right balance of amino acids to seawater. Even though the old theory of evolution is heavily disputed today by new scientific evidence, there seems to be a pivotal role of seawater in origin of all life, including that of mammals and humans. The blood as well as the extra and intracellular liquids in the human body contains a mineral balance that strongly resembles seawater.
Dr. Henry Schroeder, one of the pioneers of modern mineral research, began to treat people with concentrated seawater in the 1960's with incredible results. It is well known among practitioners of holistic medicine that while vitamins can easily be supplied by a natural whole food diet, mineral deficiencies are common even among people on such high quality diets. Mineral depletion of our topsoil and the hybridization of our plant foods cause produce to be low in mineral content. This is the main reason for the difficulty in getting enough minerals for our bodies to thrive. Cellular life is largely an electrical phenomenon. All nerve impulses are mediated by electrical energy.
When potassium ions leave a nerve cell through stimulation, they create electrical tension with the sodium ions that are outside the cell and carry the positive electrical charge as the potassium ions. This charges the inside of the cell negatively and in a fraction of a second a pole shift enables sodium ions to enter the cell. This basic procedure that enables us to live and happens trillions of times every day depends on the right mineral balance or salt balance in the body. New research in the field of biophysics clearly shows a connection between the electrical status of cell membranes and overall health. People with chronic health problems always show an electrical cell membrane tension below 70 milivolt.
People with 70 milivolt and above usually enjoy fairly good health. Cell membrane tension of 200 milivolt is found in people with exceptional health and well being. One of the recent discoveries in biophysics is that regular vigorous exercise increases the membrane tension. However, the wrong type of salt in one's diet will ultimately decrease membrane tension no matter what other health enhancing measures we employ. Promoters of holistic health teach that our bodies consist of 70-80% water. This is stated to emphasize the importance of drinking pure water, as life is not possible without sufficient quantities of water. While I certainly agree with advocating water consumption for good health, I find this argument to be incomplete.
The water in our bodies is not just water but a brine or solution of salt. Without the salt in our bodily fluids, all the best water cannot serve to support our physical life. It is the salt that turns the water in our bodies into a living liquid. The combination of drinking sufficient high quality water and using high quality crystal salt thus provides the necessary foundation for a truly healthy lifestyle. While it is true that the human body consists of 70-80% water, it is the salt within the water that makes it a life-giving medium. Drinking water is crucial for good health, but only in combination with the right type of salt does water give us its full benefits.
Minerals in Natural Salt
Although research on the role of minerals in the human body is an ongoing project far from completion, some facts about minerals and trace elements are well established. Of the 84 elements found in the human body, 72 are believed to be essential ingredients of a healthy diet. Crystal salt contains these 72 elements, some of which are only needed in homeopathic amounts, as well as other elements whose importance for the human body is yet to be determined. Let's take a closer look now at the role of some of the better-known minerals in crystal salt. Sodium Despite a lot of bad press, sodium is absolutely essential for life. It is through sodium that the body regulates its water and maintains appropriate hydration of the various tissues.
Hormones like Renin, Aldosteron and Angiorensin regulate sodium concentration in the blood and other body liquids. As Dr. David Jubb points out, most people are actually deficient in functional sodium, which is one of the reasons for cellular dehydration. In that case, drinking even large amounts of water will not eliminate dehydration on the cellular level. This is not a contradiction to the often-stated fact that modern diets are too high in sodium. It is the type of sodium that matters here. The sodium supplied by sodium leads to the paradoxical situation that a person can suffer from too much useless and simultaneously from too little usable sodium.
The functionality of our nerves and muscles also depends on functional sodium, as do a variety of enzymes that are activated by sodium. The acid-alkaline balance in our blood and organs, which becomes more and more a focus of holistic medication because of its paramount importance for good health, is dependent on the right type and amount of sodium as well. What is rarely mentioned is the fact that one third of the body's sodium is stored in the bones. Healthy bones require sodium, as is evidenced by indigenous people whose diets contain significant amounts of unrefined salt, and are free of bone degeneration (unlike people in developed countries).
Crystal Salt is the Ultimate Mineral Supplement
All of the minerals discussed above and dozens more- in fact, all the minerals that the human body needs- are contained in crystal salt. The amounts may differ from some expert's opinions about what is optimum for humans, but they match the amounts and proportions found in human blood and cellular liquid. Nature speaks for itself in this regard. Of course we can take other forms of mineral supplementation but those will always differ in proportions from what we have in the body, requiring our metabolism to perform a delicate balancing act that may not always work. Most supplements don't even contain all the minerals needed for healthy living.
In this case, we have a situation not unlike a large orchestra of 72 musicians where only some of them are given a microphone. In the long run, this will ruin the music. If we enhance only some of the 72 minerals we need, the symphony of our metabolism will lose its harmony, despite some short-term benefits of such supplementation. Salt is indeed the foundation of life, so the quality of the salt we use determines the nature of that foundation for our own lives. If we use the highest quality salt, all other steps we take for greater health and well being are based on a solid foundation and can thus unfold their fullest benefits.
- The mineral balance in seawater is also found in the human body. Crystal salt carries that same mineral balance.
- While the human body consists of 70-80% water, it is the salt within the water that turns it into a living liquid.
- Mineral deficiency is widespread even among people with healthy diets.
- Isolated mineral supplementation is limited in its benefits, whereas crystal salt delivers the entire mineral spectrum we need.
2. The Discovery of Life Force
Since the origin of modern science in the 17th and 18th century, medicine has taken an increasingly materialistic stand in regards to the human body and health. Frenchman Antoine Lavoisier, the founder of modern chemistry, announced around 1780 that all processes that relate to life, health and disease are chemical in nature. A conference in Berlin in 1846 further hardened the new dogma of medicine as four leading scientists of the time, Carl Ludwig, Ferdinand Von Helmholtz, Brucke and Emil Dubois- Reymond concluded that all medical research of the future was to be focused on biochemistry in alone and nothing else should be considered scientific. Do we really want to base our quest for health on the level of insight that was available in 1846?
It is important to note that the exclusive focus on biochemistry in medicine at the time was not based on any kind of facts but on a philosophical paradigm that emerged out of the Renaissance. The idea that all relevant scientific information had to be found in the realm of measurable data such as chemical substances was a philosophical assumption, never a scientifically proven fact. Life itself is not measurable on the level of biochemistry alone. A human corpse directly after death is not chemically different than a living person. Sprout able seeds can be exposed to certain types of low-level radiation that does not alter their chemical composition; however, the seeds will not sprout anymore.
If you cook spinach, it will still be green, meaning the chlorophyll is still there as a substance. However, cooked chlorophyll never produces photosynthesis, the very life purpose of that molecule. The fact that life is more than a mere arrangement of substances is extremely relevant in nutrition and health. Animals in wildlife do not suffer from degenerative diseases like arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer, cancer, cataracts, obesity, tooth decay etc. They live ten to thirty times as long as there maturation period (for humans that would mean at least 160 years of life). What do they eat? Just what nature grows without any interference by food processing of any kind.
A gorilla has the strength that equals a 4000-pound bench press, a feat that not even the most highly trained human athletes come close to. What does a gorilla eat to build such strength? Leaves, fruits and seeds. No protein supplements, no calculating of protein- carbohydrate ratios, simply the gifts of nature eaten without adding or subtracting anything. Once we feed animal with processed foods, they become as afflicted with disease as we are. Calves that are given pasteurized milk die within three weeks. Rats that are fed processed foods develop cancers, arthritis and abnormal behaviors like cannibalism.
These differences in health that manifest according to the naturalness or lack thereof of food cannot be explained by using a strictly chemical model. Our bodies are governed by an invisible, yet very real life force and the food we eat either enhances or weakens that life force. Medical systems like Homeopathy, Ayurveda, or traditional Chinese medicine are becoming increasingly popular because they address in different ways the enhancement of and the balancing of life force, something completely left out of western medicine. Many people now utilize such systems and more and more western medical doctors are getting trained in them to increase their understanding and skill in helping people. These two facts show the need to consider life force if we want to truly understand health.
Scientific Discoveries and Life Force
It is quite possible that your doctor, when asked about life force, will reply that there is no such thing and that any speculation about it is unscientific. This simply means he/she never heard about it in medical school and was educated within a paradigm that does not include the idea of non-material energy that is relevant for life and health. This paradigm, however, has produced questionable results. We like to think we live in a society with the most advanced medicine of all time and when it comes to saving lives from acute dangers that is certainly true. The overall health of the population however, continues to deteriorate. The United States spends more money in the medical field than any other country, yet in worldwide health statistics, the United States is not among the top 100 healthiest countries!
Doctors on an average suffer more from degenerative diseases than the regular person. New drugs are taken off the market on average after five years because of newly discovered side effects or because of therapeutic uselessness. Thirty years ago, President Nixon announced that in five years cancer was going to be conquered and more money than ever before was invested in cancer research. Back then one in six Americans died of cancer; today it is one in four. Despite all the wonderful advances of medicine for which we should be grateful, radiant health eludes us as a society. Maybe it is time to not just wait for some breakthrough research, but also to question the paradigm in which all current medical research is founded. Of all the money that is spent on medical care in the United States, 90% is spent in the last 30 days of human life.
When quantum physics first emerged in the early 20th century, it came with some earth shattering implications. Since Rene Descartes and Isaac Newton launched the scientific revolution, 200 years earlier, scientists considered the universe to be just a big mechanical machine that could be completely understood by objective, measurable standards if investigated deep enough. Now the depth of investigation has discovered the very nature of matter itself, the very nature of atoms, and more and more, the mechanical picture. The idea that all life and health related processes are only chemical in nature stopped making sense altogether. Atoms had nothing mechanical to them, nor did matter appear as something possessing any kind of solidity.
The further scientist penetrated into the nature of atoms, the more they appeared as whirlwinds of energy, the more a chaos of forces somehow formed an order out of nothingness. Matter now was shown to be simply a condensation process of energy that is in constant motion and only seems solid because of limitations of sensory perception. In reality, all matter constantly fluctuates from one state to another and interacts with forms of energy that are less condensed. In the 1960's, theories began to emerge about a formless, unmanifested energy foundation, called zero point energy in physics, out of which all denser forms of energy originate. Matter is simply the densest condensation of zero point energy. Here, modern science began to correlate strongly with ancient teachings about an omnipresent life force such as the concept of universal chi in Chinese medicine.
In 1991, at the technological faculty of the University of Gelsenkirchen in Germany, scientists manipulated gravity in such a way that conclusively proves the existence of life force and its interaction with the world of matter. In 1984, Swiss nuclear physicist Carlo Rubbia was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the Rubbia constant: The fact that for one particle of matter, there are one billion particles of energy. In other words, one billion units of energy go into the condensation of one particle of matter. This also means that a certain amount of matter is surrounded and directly influenced by one billion times its quantity of non-material life force. Of course this includes the matter we call food. Therefore, if we look at nutrition only from a chemical point of view, we look exactly at one billionth of what we eat, according to most advanced knowledge in physics. These earth-shattering discoveries were never incorporated by modern medicine and nutritional science.
If a doctor tells you that the concept of life force is unscientific, he is defending a scientific paradigm that is 300 years old and ignoring a paradigm that has revolutionized physics in the 20th century. This is the true reason why there is so much confusion in medicine. This is why all the breakthrough discoveries we hear about in the media never translate into the overall health of the population improving. This is the true reason why every few weeks, new studies come out that promise "this diet" or "that miracle nutrient" will give us perfect health - until a few weeks later, when the next study contradicts the previous information. "As long as we don't incorporate the concept of life force into our nutritional paradigm, all our understandings will be severely limited and as a result, our true potential for health will elude us."
The answer to the question, "What should I eat?" is not just found in protein-carbohydrate ratios or dosages of vitamins or food combining or any other pure chemical based concepts. Food is a condensation of life force and the energetic state of our food determines if it will nourish or deplete our own life force. This view does not throw out important chemical aspects of nutrition but incorporates them in a bigger paradigm that matches the discoveries of modern science. Nature always provides strong and harmonious life energy in the foods it produces. The more we interfere with the natural state of foods with modern technology, the more life force is lost. As we will explore in the next chapter, this principle is extremely relevant when it comes to salt.
Bioelectricity and Life Force
Since life force itself is non-material in nature, it cannot be directly quantified the way we quantify matter. Although over the last 40 years, several advanced technologies have emerged that can detect the workings of life force in the body by quantifying correlates that do exist in material form. A correlate in this context could be defined as an extension of life force on the material level that gives insight into the workings of life force beyond matter. It is not a new idea that as physical beings we are electrical beings. All life processes are in some way governed by electricity. All nerve impulses are the result of electrical potential being built up and then released.
The energy we use for every process in our body is produced electrically in the mitochondria of the cells, via intricate electron transportation. More research is now directed at the role of ions, which are electrical particles in the human body. The word "ion" means traveling particle in Greek. Ions are electrically charged and the nature of their charge is either beneficial or detrimental for us. Ionic minerals are absolutely essential components of our diets if we want to be healthy. The same mineral can be healthy, neutral or even unhealthy for us depending on the state it is in. Aluminum for example is found in many natural foods in an ionic state in which it is completely harmless.
The same aluminum in a metallic state is extremely toxic and suspected to be a contributor to Alzheimer's disease. Natural foods high in life force in a living organism - from plant to human - directly correlate to the ability of that organism to keep its minerals in an ionic state. Dead, refined foods do not possess the life force necessary to hold a strong bioelectricity through ions. This can be directly observed in freshly squeezed juice (not in bottled juice). At first the juice is one homogeneous liquid. After a while, sedimentation occurs. This does not happen in bottled juices because the minerals in the juice do not produce sediment and it is already electrically dead. It has been processed to stay homogeneous. Foods that don't spoil are almost always electrically dead foods. This is the reason for the recommendation "eat foods that spoil, but before they spoil."
Crystal Salt is the Ultimate Antioxidant
The importance of antioxidant protection for good health has become common knowledge in recent years. Free radicals are now considered to be the single most significant cause of premature aging and degenerative diseases. A free radical is a molecule that is missing one or more electrons to be in a state of balance. Since seeking balance is intrinsic to everything in nature, free radicals aggressively steal electrons from every source they can find. In the human body the phospholipid membranes of the cells are a great supplier of electrons for free radicals - to our great disadvantage. By losing electrons, cell membranes literally become rancid and dysfunctional.
The accumulated damage shows up as signs of premature aging and virtually every disease known to medicine. Antioxidants are nature's way to minimize this ongoing damage. These are substances that can give spare electrons to free radicals, thus neutralizing them without damage to the cell membranes. This shows the paramount importance of electrical life energy to maintain health and youthfulness. While there are many antioxidants that are very health enhancing, they all have one fundamental limitation: They work only in some areas of the body. Vitamin C and E for example provide fine antioxidant protection in the blood vessels and in the extra cellular fluids, however they do little inside the cell.
Selenium works well in the blood and in the brain. OPC's are most effective outside the cells and in the lymphatic system. However, crystal salt is the only antioxidant that works everywhere in the body. The simple reason for this lies in the fact that crystal salt contains all 84 elements that the human body consists of in ideal proportions. Due to the immense amount of spare electrons that all of these elements carry in crystal salt, they all have great antioxidant properties. Once crystal salt is introduced into the body, a profound regeneration of the cell membranes becomes possible. Other antioxidants are also enhanced in their effectiveness when crystal salt is taken.
Ions in the Air
Have you ever enjoyed the fresh air after a heavy rainfall? Do you like the air near a waterfall or in a lush green forest? Do you feel that green houseplants are enlivening? If so, your body simply notices the benefits of negative ions in the air. Negative ions carry a negative electrical charge, i.e. one or more spare electrons. They are actually positive for us. Negative ions are related to improved mental clarity, better immune function, fewer allergies and generally much greater self-healing capacity of the body. Negative ions are carriers of electrical life force. Positive ions on the other hand rob our bodies of electrons and thus of life force. One of the most important protection mechanisms of the entire body is the movement of ciliated cells in the trachea.
This movement keeps dust and other particles out of the lungs. The average frequency of movement of the ciliated cells is 960 per minute. An abundance of negative ions in the air we breathe increases this movement to 1100, but if we breathe more positive ions than negative ions, it decreases to 600 per minute. This means that a positive ion environment drastically decreases our lung protection, making us vulnerable to all kinds of respiratory diseases as well as other health problems. 70% of our detoxification happens through the lungs, which is why we die without breath in a few minutes. If the lungs are damaged, the whole body suffers the consequences. This is very relevant in today's world, as we have many influences around us that create positive ions.
The polluted air in big cities or near busy streets, air conditioning, laundry dryers, copy machines, hair dryers and many other technical devices create an overload of positive ions in the air. In some cities, the negative ion count is near zero, with an abundance of positive ions. Fortunately, there are things we can do to change the ion content of the air around us. Houseplants are beneficial because they produce negative ions. Another very powerful way of increasing the negative ion count in the atmosphere at home is the simple presence of rocks of crystal salt. I found that even with a lot of plants present, crystal salt enhances the negative ion concentration significantly.
It is one of the strongest negative ion producers on the planet and it even looks pretty. This natural way of increasing negative ions in the air is preferable over the use of electrical ionizers that are powerful but often produce ozone, which can be toxic in high amounts. The negative ion output of natural salt is the reason why ocean climate is so beneficial to many people with health problems. Fresh water bodies such as lakes do not produce the same benefits, because their water does not contain salt. In Europe there is a long standing practice that is even heavily endorsed by conventional medicine, to send asthma patients into salt mines.
After several hours in the salt mine per day for two weeks, many severely afflicted asthma patients are symptom free for many months. German biophysicist, Peter Ferreira, found that similar therapeutic benefits occur with the same treatment for other diseases that do not manifest in the respiratory tract. The negative ions and balanced life force field of a salt mine regenerates the body, no matter what is wrong with it. While we can't turn our homes into salt mines, a few rocks of crystal salt as room decoration have profoundly beneficial effects. They balance out the unavoidable positive ion output of technical devices and allow us to breathe air that adds to the life force of our bodies rather than taking away from it.
- The current paradigm of medical science is based on a scientific model that is over 300 years old and has been outgrown in physics, the same discipline in which it originated.
- Modern physics has hypothesized and experimentally proven the existence of a non-material life force, which profoundly influences matter, including our bodies and food.
- If we look at nutrition from a purely chemical point of view, we look at only one billionth of what we eat.
- Only the understanding of life force will end contradiction in the field of nutrition and provide us with an understanding of what is truly health enhancing.
3. Crystal Salt and Life Force Enhancement
Let us now take a look at different types of salt that are offered for human consumption and their health effects. Taking into consideration the chemical composition and the life force of a certain type of salt will give us a true understanding of what this salt does in our bodies.
Table salt is highly refined sodium chloride. The majority of the other 70-82 elements that occur in natural sea salt or rock salt have been eliminated. This leads to one-sided overload of sodium chloride that in turn leads to all the well-documented undesirable effects of diets that are high in refined salt. Table salt also comes with additives such as aluminum hydroxide, sodium ferrocyanide, calcium phosphate, stearic acid and others. Some of these are harmless, but some are definitely toxic. Isolating sodium chloride out of natural salt also completely destroys the natural life force of which natural salt has plenty. The ancient mythological stories about salt and the use of salt in various customs were based on an intuitive knowledge of the positive, life-enhancing energy of unrefined salt.
If chemists isolated one substance out of your body, that substance certainly would cease to carry the life force that only the entirety of your body can provide. It is the same with salt. Once refined, table salt is energetically dead and the body needs to use its own life force to incorporate this dead substance somehow into itself. Dead sodium is abundant around cancer cells. It is also inferior to build stable bones (one third of the sodium in the human body is stored in the bones). According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), each food has specific energetic effects that need to be in balance with our whole energy system. If we ingest substances with specific extreme effects, we will crave other substances with opposite extreme effect to reestablish a balance of our life force.
Refined salt is extremely yang or rigidifying and structuring according to TCM. This correlates to the findings of western medicine that show the excessive use of table salt leads to hardened deposits in the body, stiffening joints and blood vessels. If we regularly consume table salt, cravings for sugar and/or alcohol are amplified. I have personally witnessed how replacing table salt with crystal salt has helped many people overcome sugar cravings and binge eating of sweets. Some of the more successful programs for healing people from alcoholism in Europe do not allow their clients any table salt in their diets.
This does not mean that table salt consumption is the only reason for these addictions, only that they become amplified through the extreme yang effect of table salt. There are always emotional factors at play in addictions but to overcome them is made much easier when the substance one is addicted to is no longer needed to balance out other extreme substances. So, while table salt is a normal part of modern diets, it is indeed an extreme substance and anything but natural. If salt refining was invented today, it is quite possible that refined table salt would not get FDA approval as a food. If we want radiant health and well being, we need something better. Fortunately there are other options than just reducing table salt consumption and struggling to maintain a low salt regimen.
Most sea salts on the market, including those that are used in various health food products, are still highly refined. Sea salt is gained from seawater through evaporation under the sun. If it is left in its natural state after this drying process, it is a wholesome product. Such unrefined sea salt is gray in color and has 72-84 elements in balanced proportions. Any sea salt that is white is highly refined and not recommendable. Unrefined sea salt has some life force and very different electrical properties than refined salt.
Before crystal salt came on the market, it was the best salt available. The increasing pollution of oceans of course is problematic when we want to use sea salt. Also the wide-open pools in which seawater is sun dried to harvest sea salt are subject to bird droppings and environmental pollution. Due to the small amounts in which salt is consumed, these factors are probably not too dramatic. However, if we want to find salt that is completely pristine, even unrefined sea salt is a compromise.
Crystal Salt (the Ultimate Salt)
When large oceans of ancient times evaporated, they left massive amounts of salt behind that was slowly dehydrated by the sun. Radial energies of the sun are one of the most potent forms of life force, so potent that all plant life sustains itself primarily through this energy. In the Celtic and Roman languages of old, the word salt and the word sun were identical. Rock salt is condensed sun energy. Since this condensation happened before humanity appeared on the planet, rock salt is completely free from environmental pollutants of any kind. Within the salt beds that were thus becoming a part of the earth's crust, some areas were exposed to very high pressure and temperatures. These unusual circumstances forced a small portion of the salt in some salt beds to form an unusual crystalline structure. Normally, unrefined salt has crystallized sodium chloride cubes and then all the other elements in non-crystallized states.
In crystal salt, all elements are incorporated into a crystalline structure. A good analogy of this phenomenon is a diamond. Chemically, a diamond is simply carbon or coal. But due to specific pressure and temperature circumstances, the carbon atoms in a diamond took on a structure that clearly sets a diamond apart from a piece of coal. Likewise, crystal salt has a different structure than all other salts with higher degree of crystallization. This results in a much higher life force field, since crystallization is nature's way of storing life force. The life force field of crystal salt gives it properties that make it far superior to any other type of natural, unrefined salt. In TCM, life force is described as traveling through a complex net of energy vessels or meridians that are treated directly with modalities such as acupuncture.
The Russian Space Program developed a highly sophisticated technology called prognos with which the state of these meridians can be analyzed with amazing precision. While practically unknown in the United States, prognos meanwhile enjoys tremendous popularity as a diagnostic tool among holistic physicians in Europe. Repeated measurements with prognos, the world's most advanced technology to assess the life force of a person, have shown that the intake of eight ounces of 1% Crystal salt brine balances the entire meridian system of a person within 15 minutes. This is an incredible result given the minimal effort of just drinking a glass of spring water with one percent worth of crystal salt dissolved in it! How to prepare the brine, will be described in the next chapter.
Crystal salt was virtually unknown in Europe a few years ago. Then German biophysicist Peter Ferreira conducted a two year study on the effects of crystal salt and artesian spring water. The results of that study were so stunning that as soon as they got to the public, crystal salt became the hottest item in the health food industry. Whole books could be filled with the scientific findings on the amazing effects of crystal salt. Here are just a few examples:
- A teaspoon of brine made from crystal salt taken with eight ounces of spring water lowers high blood pressure within 15 minutes, but raises low blood pressure in the same amount of time. This means the energetic effects of crystal salt adapt to the body's imbalances and needs.
- Crystal salt detoxifies the blood and can be made visible with dark field microscope pictures.
- Crystal salt helps the body to remove deposits of refined salt and other toxic materials.
- External applications of crystal salt are helpful with a variety of skin disorders, herpes, rheumatic pain and more.
- Wearing a little pouch with crystal salt over the solar plexus helps most people who suffer from motion sickness. This effect is particularly strong for people who get sick from turbulence on flights.
- The use of crystal salt in the kitchen instead of refined salt makes the taste buds appreciate natural, whole foods more. Cravings for processed foods are reduced and a healthy lifestyle becomes more pleasurable.
Compared to most other food supplements, crystal salt is more versatile and complete in its health enhancing effects and costs less at the same time. Crystal salt used to be called royal salt in medieval Europe, as it was reserved for royalty. If you want to treat your body like royalty, it is the salt of choice.