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Unrefined salt contains important trace minerals

Unrefined salt contains important trace minerals

Early in my medical career, I accepted the “low salt=lowered blood pressure” hypothesis unquestionably until…I began to study the medical literature about salt.  What I found was astounding;  there is little data to support low-salt diets being effective at treating hypertension for the vast majority of people.  Also, none of the studies looked at the use of unrefined salt, which contains many valuable vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, which are vital to maintaining normal blood pressure.” Dr David Brownstein

    About 25 years ago, a friend told me she used “real” salt. Since I didn’t know there were alternatives to regular salt, I thought all salt was “real”. Since then I have learned that:

  • There is a difference between table salt and unrefined salt.
  • Low-salt diets are not healthy

In a fascinating article written by Jed Stuber in the recent newsletter from Samaritan Ministries, he summarizes some facts found in Dr. Brownstein’s book.

  • Salt bars were once used for currency
  • Government soldiers were paid in salt
  • The difference between refined and unrefined salt
  • Problems with low salt diets
  • Studies that show low mineral intake can be associated with hypertension
  • Testimonies from patients who improved their blood pressure by using unrefined salt.
  • Mineral deficiencies associated with heart disease.

Did you know that unrefined sea salt contains lower amounts of sodium and chloride than refined iodized sea salt.  It also contains trace amounts of:  sulfur, magnesium, potassium, calcium, silicon, carbon, iron, aluminum, boron, zinc, copper, tin, titanium, silicon, and other minerals?

If this information intrigues you, check out Dr Brownsteins books, website, or DVD’s.

The above information is provided for educational reasons and is NOT meant as medical advice.

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