already read our first article on natural remedies for high blood
pressure (if you haven't then you can click on the link at the bottom of
this page), then you will realize that we are back onto the
controversial subject of salt and high blood pressure. This debate has
been raging for many years and I think it's an important one that needs
to be cleared up.
The medical profession
seems hell bent on trying to convince people to restrict the amount of
salt in their diet because it’s supposedly so bad for you, even though
there's no real evidence to prove this theory. Even the American Heart
Association has agreed that there is a distinct lack of proof on the
salt and high blood pressure theory...
In July of 1997 they
came out with an article titled, Doctors Lack Proof That Too Much Salt
is Bad For You, and said that…
“After years of
telling healthy people that too much salt isn’t good for them,
researchers still don’t have solid evidence to back up that claim”.
And cardiologist, Dr.
Alexander Gordon Logan, went through an extensive amount of research
data to try and find a connection between salt intake and high blood
He couldn’t find
anything and actually came out and said... (published in J.A.M.A) "You
might as well go ahead and salt your food to taste".
"High Blood Pressure Natural Remedy" - Salt Sensitivity Theory Still to
The only connection to
salt and high blood pressure that has possibly been found is the fact
that around 10% of the population might be salt sensitive. So these
people may experience a rise in blood pressure from too much salt in the
diet. Even if this were true, 10% of the population isn’t much. We
believe the likely cause is not actually salt sensitivity; it’s more
likely rampant mineral
Even Dr. Deepak
Chopra, in his book Perfect Health, makes a comment about the salt and
high blood pressure theory. He says…
In the West, the
connection between salt and hypertension has been convincing enough that
many patients with high blood pressure have been forbidden to eat any
but the smallest amounts of salt. This implied that salt was somehow an
enemy. Now it is known that such restrictions were too severe – normal
person can eat all the salt he wants without harm to his blood pressure.
Yes, There are Good Salts and Bad Salts...
Of course, like most
things, there are “good” and “bad” salts.
table salt is the bad one, even if it says its naturally evaporated sea
salt (there’s no regulation on salt so technically any salt could be
classed as “sea salt” as it all came from the ocean once upon a time).
These table salts are normally bleached and contain various toxic
additives such as aluminium hydroxide and anti-caking agents. If you use
them you can pretty much be guaranteed to end up with problems such as
gout, arthritis, rheumatism, and kidney and gall bladder stones.
Sea salt is a better
choice as long as you can get it from a reputable source that can
guarantee it is genuine sea salt. Even then, these salts can be
contaminated with mercury, dioxin and other poisons.
The best salt,
however, is pink rock salt, which also contains other important minerals
and trace minerals besides sodium (salt) in a highly absorbable form.
Pink rock salt is very
good for you and has actually been found to stabilize and lower blood
pressure, making it a potent natural remedy for high blood pressure.
The most popular and
reputable is Himalayan pink salt but you can also find it in Australia,
Hawaii, Peru, Utah and Poland. Pink rock salt is slowly becoming more
and more widely available as its popularity continues to grow.
So folks, forget all
the nonsense about salt giving you high blood pressure, and instead, go
ahead and salt your food to taste without feeling guilty (with some pink
rock salt of course). And don’t be afraid that you might eat too much,
because if you do, your taste buds will soon let you know and you simply
won’t want to eat it!
《Salt Your Way To