Benefits of Himalayan Salt

Himalayan Salt

Benefits of Himalayan Salt

After going over my bloodwork, my doctor asked about the type of salt I use. My iodine level was low and my thyroid function was also low-normal.  As I sat in my chair, with my eyebrows raised, I couldn’t help but think that this was a crazy, offbeat question.  What do you mean what type of salt do I use?  “I use regular white table salt,” I said.

My doctor explained that not all salts are created equal. Many salts are highly processed and lack minerals that are beneficial to the body.  That our bodies process and metabolize salts differently.

“You may want to consider switching to Himalayan salt,” my doctor suggested.

“What the heck is Himalayan salt?” I thought to myself.

My doctor explained Himalayan salt as one of the purest forms of salt that was highly beneficial to the body. She also noted that some brands are more pure than others, but overall Himalayan salt was a significantly better choice.  It was also a quick and easy swap, which is not always the case when you are celiac and go gluten free.

Table Salt vs Himalayan Salt

I found an awesome infographic by Organics.org explaining the benefits of Himalayan Salt compared to table salt (shown below).

himalayan salt benefits organic

But the benefits to not stop there. Other benefits include:

  • Supports a healthy respiratory system & sinuses
  • Fosters healthy pH balance
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Promotes healthy blood sugar and can help reduce the signs of aging
  • Regulates water content throughout the body
  • Promotes vascular health
  • Increase energy

Needless to say, I now only use Himalayan Salt.

More than Edible Salt

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I walked into my dermatologist’s office, and right on the counter as you walk in was a Himalayan Salt lamp. What was this all about?  So I quickly went online to research the benefits of Himalayan Salt lamps.

The benefits of Himalayan salt lamps include:

  • Cleanses & Deodorizes the Air
  • Eases Coughing
  • Reduces Static Electricity in the Air
  • Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Reduce Allergy and Asthma Symptoms
  • Improves Mood and Concentration
  • Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Himalayan Salt Shop

Many places will sell fake himalayan salt lamps, and you will not get the benefits listed above. The Himalayan Salt Shop is a great place to find genuine Himalayan Salt shop Salt Lamps, Himalayan Salt Shop Candle holders, Himalayan Bath and Body salts, Himalayan Salt Shop edible salts, and Himalayan Salt Inhalers.  Their products are 100% Authentic Himalayan mined from the Khewa Mines in Pakistan.

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