being told that it is harmful to our health to consume too much salt. Natural salt, which has not been refined, can be consumed in any amount.
As a matter of fact, it is impossible to consume too much natural unrefined salt! Why?
Because the body, with its natural affinity for natural, unrefined salt, will simply pass the excess unrefined salt out of our bodies.
The chemical additives in the salt make the refined salt unabsorbable, thus making it difficult for our bodies to process the salt. As a result, deposits of refined salt build up in our bodies. Some of it may be deposited in the joints of your bones. If so, arthritic problems may eventually develop. Some may be deposited along the walls of your veins, arteries, lymph system ducts, or in your brain, urinary tract, sexual organs, or glandular system. This may eventually leads to brittleness of these areas, loss of function, high blood pressure, and overall impairment of bodily vitality.
As a matter of fact, fish from the ocean will die quickly if placed in a solution of refined salt and water. The sodium chloride, in its form as it comes from the refinery, is actually poisonous to them. The bottom line, is that yes it can be harmful to consume too much refined salt, but you cannot consume too much natural unrefined salt.
Why Iodine Is Added to Table Salt
Many years ago the major salt companies began selling us table salt that was made from the “left-over” waste product (sodium chloride) from their industrial chemical extraction processes. Then back in the 1930s the country began to encounter major healthy problems due to goiterism (enlarged and inflamed goiters and thyroids). Government scientists discovered that the cause of this goiterism was a diet deficiency of iodine. This was in a large part due to the fact that the salt companies had extracted all of the organic iodine from our table salt. So the government then required the salt companies to add iodine back into the salt. This they did. But unfortunately the iodine that they added back into the salt was a cheaper inorganic form of iodine that is not readily absorbed by the body. So only part of the problem was ever solved.
When you read “Iodine Added” on the label of a table salt product, please know that it should never have been removed in the first place. Many people complain that organic sea salt does not have the “Iodine Added” on its label, not realizing that the organic (unprocessed) version of salt does not need “Iodine Added” because it has the natural iodine still in it.
A Russian Invention
During world War II the Russians suffered very heavy casualties during the Battle of Stalingrad. Casualties were so heavy that the medical authorities began to run out of blood and blood plasma. With thousands of wounded pouring into their hospitals every day, this was a critical problem. One clever medical scientist came up with an effective and inventive solution. He took filtered seawater and substituted it for blood plasma. It worked beautifully. Thousands