Natural Home Cures Himalayan Crystal Salt
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14 Reasons Why You Should Be Consuming Himalayan Crystal Salt
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1. Fights Diabetes & Normalizes Blood Sugar
However, for people who are already diabetic, ample intake of Himalayan crystal salt will put the body into an ideal state. This is due to the fact that Himalayan crystal salt contains (84) minerals, 4 of which are known key factors in maintaining balanced blood sugar levels:
Chromium: Chromium's main function is to turn carbohydrates into glucose. It also helps in the regulation and production of insulin. Without chromium in the body insulin would not be able to work properly.
Vanadium: Vanadyl sulfate, a salt of the mineral vanadium (vanadium oxysulfate), has demonstrated insulin-like effects on glucose metabolism in both animal and human trials. Clinical studies found a significant decrease in insulin requirements by patients with both insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
Magnanese: Maintains blood glucose levels in the normal range: it's used in treating diabetes and hypoghlycaemia
Magnesium: Helps in the digestion of sugar, starches and fats and also stabilizes blood sugar levels.
In an effort to reverse these rather unpleasant effects, you may have purchased expensive creams and lotions - spending hundreds of dollars on treatments that deliver only empty promises, not results. Himalayan crystal salt is one of the most effective and inexpensive treatments for any skin infection. It works on the skin by drawing out toxins. Also, numerous minerals found in the Himalayan crystal salt also play an important role in maintaining healthy skin.
Some of the minerals found in the Himalayan salt that promote skin health are:
Chromium - Fights acne and reduces skin infections.
Zinc - aids in healing of the tissues and helps prevent scarring. It helps prevent acne by regulating the activity of oil glands. Zinc also promotes a healthy immune system and the healing of wounds.
Iodine - helps in healing skin infections by increasing oxygen consumption and the metabolic rate of the skin.
3. Digestive Disorders
Himalayan salt aids in digestion by stimulating the glands that are responsible for the production of digestive juices and plays an essential role in all stages of digestion. Without salt, no digestion is possible. The first glands to begin the digestion process are found in the mouth---they are the salivary glands. Saliva produced by these glands contains an enzyme (amylase) that begins to digest the starch from food into smaller molecules.
The next set of digestive glands are found in the stomach lining. Himalayan salt stimulates hydrochloric acid in the stomach as well as an enzyme that digests protein assisting in the further breakdown of food in exchange for its nutrients. It also stimulates secretions of the intestinal tract and liver, aiding the process of digestion.
Unlike table salt, the crystal Salt from the Himalayas does not burden our body. Natural crystal salt always has a balancing effect and does not contribute to high blood pressure like typical table salt, making it an ideal addition to your everyday diet.
4. Prevention Of Muscle Cramps
Himalayan Salt Balances Electrolytes: an imbalance of electrolytes can be one of the causes of muscle cramps. Electrolytes are the material that help conduct electrical impulses responsible for muscle contractions and nerve impulses to other cells. Without electrolytes, your body's cells couldn't communicate efficiently. Himalayan salt helps balance the electrolytes in our body by providing us with potassium and sodium.
Himalayan Salt Helps with Mineral Deficiency: aside from balancing the electrolytes in your body, the Himalayan salt provides you with two important minerals that are also essential for the prevention of muscle cramps -- calcium and magnesium. Sufficient amounts of these and other minerals in your diet can help you avoid muscle cramps.
5. Promoting Vascular Health
For the most part, our daily diets include common table salt that is very toxic for the body. This type of salt has been chemically bleached stripped and of all its nutrients through a process using heat as high as 1,200°F. This process alters the sodium chloride making it toxic to the body. In addition to that, the potentially poisonous chemicals iodine and fluoride add to the toxic load that your body has to get rid of. When we ingest table salt, our body cannot dispose of it in a natural, healthy way. Over time, this can lead to inflammation of the tissues, unattractive cellulite, water retention and high blood pressure.
Himalayan salt, unlike table salt, contains all the precious traces of minerals that make salt good for us. It provides us with a high source of calcium and magnesium, both of which have been shown to be beneficial in preventing high blood pressure. This promotes a strong and healthy cardiovascular system and overall good health. It is very difficult for your body to absorb too much crystal salt since there are powerful and effective feedback loops that regulate this process. Natural crystal salt always promotes a healthy balance within your body and does not contribute to high blood pressure, like typical table salt.
6. Dental Hygiene
As an added benefit, Himalayan crystal salt possesses an element called potassium that prevents the gums from bleeding. And, along with the many other minerals and nutrients in Himalayan crystal salt, you will find calcium: a mineral that strengthens and whitens teeth. Using undiluted brine solution when brushing your teeth will not only make your teeth whiter and cleaner, it will make your breath fresher!
7. Ear Infections
One of the best solutions to combat viruses and bacteria inside the ear is Himalayan crystal salt. By incorporating the salt with a little distilled or purified water and using as ear drops you will be at peak performance in only a couple of days.
8. Foot Fungus
Using Himalayan salt mixed with distilled or purified water and using vinegar, as a soaking aid on a regular basis will help you gain confidence in your feet. Vinegar creates an inhospitable environment for the fungus, but the Himalayan crystal salt is what kills it.
In only two to three weeks, your nails will be restored to their original appearance and you can once again live your life with full confidence.
9. Motion Sickness
There are a lot of motion sickness remedies available but Himalayan crystal salt is said to be one of the most effective and economical treatments and has no side effects.
Himalayan crystal salt has been laid for centuries in the salt beddings of the Himalayan foothills, that's why this substance possess an energetic balancing property that battles motion sickness. All you have to do is fill a small pouch with Himalayan crystal salt and wear it around your neck while traveling and you will feel the difference.
Alternatively, Himalayan crystal salt will also balance the fluids in the ear's cells! You have to remember that this salt has the capability to restore and balance the fluids of all cells in the body. Proper intake of Himalayan crystal salt is still one of the best remedies to combat motion sickness: before you travel, you can drink a salt and water solution to help with symptoms (just make sure that the water is lukewarm). As soon as you drink it, you will feel a sense of calmness and balance.
10. Sore Throats
11. Menstrual Complaints
Simply pour salt sachet in warm water and place it on the stomach for thirty minutes. The "sole" solution will stabilize your body fluids and ease the pressure and stress on the muscles, helping them return to their normal state.
Himalayan crystal salt incorporated with distilled or purified water to form a "sole" solution is your answer to pain relief. You massage the sole solution onto your head and neck or make a cold compress using a teaspoonful of sole solution to a tablespoonful of cold water and place it on the affected area.
13. Chronic Respiratory Illness
Brine steam that is inhaled helps to ease up the nasal and air passages going to the respiratory system. For this to work, you position your head on a steam pot and put in a minimum of 0.07mg of Himalayan crystal salt. In order to better withstand the heat, you can cover your head with a warm towel and continuously inhale the brine steam through the towel. After 30 minutes, all the blockage and allergens will be sneezed or coughed out, leaving you breathing easy once again.
14.Promoting A Healthy PH Balance
Incorporating a good Himalayan salt crystal intake, with its complete anthology of minerals, can help bring body pH to its ideal levels and equalizes the fluid intake inside and around the body's cells, assisting in removal of heavy metals such as dangerous lead, mercury, arsenic.
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