Himalayan salt vs table salt: Hidden dangers revealed…

Himalayan salt vs table salt:

Reference: Your Body Is a Self-healing Machine – Understanding How Epigenetics Heals You – Book 3 by Gigi Siton, DPT

Silly skull and crossbonesLet me tell you a scary nightmare about that highly refined table salt you dumped all over your eggs this morning.

Processed table salts are bleached to get that pretty white color. The salts are then heated to approximately 1200° Fahrenheit to get rid of all the healthy trace minerals. So you wind up with table salt comprised of 97% pure sodium chloride and 3% anti-caking agent.  No wonder doctors think it’s bad…

It’s further processed and recrystallized to ensure that all the salt crystals are the same size to pass through saltshaker holes (they have this little sea monkey with a caliper and grinder who…never mind).

Lastly, the salt crystals are then coated with anti-caking agents (that’s nice, I hate clumping), like ferrous cyanide (What? Cyanide? Are you kidding me?) or aluminum silicate, to prevent clumping.

While you recover from this toxic vision, let’s talk about the oceans for a minute…

All you have to do is jump in an ocean and feel that lift you get when your fat floats (did I say that out loud?), letting you know that you’re in a salty environment (extra points if you’re sporting open sores).

Interesting fact: the ocean had the exact same pH as our blood: seven

Or at least it did before we dumped massive amounts of oil, plastic, toxic metals (like all the mercury we now find in our fish), and have diluted the oceans by melting glaciers and the polar ice caps.

And I care why?

Approximately 10,000 million years ago, there was a planet-wide flood. And when the waters receded, they left behind massive amounts of salt in the highest mountain ranges.  This means it’s still up there where we haven’t figured out how to ruin it.  That means it’s not only absolutely pure but also that it is still sporting that pH of seven that matches healthy, balanced human blood.  And it’s loaded with the exact balance of minerals our body needs.  Hoorah!

And we are mining that pure sea salt today, complete with all it’s trace minerals.

Pink Himalayan salt is mined in the salt range foothills near Khewra, Pakistan, while the Redmond Sea Salt is mined in the mountains in Redmond, Utah.

Pink Himalayan salt in five pound bag

Pink Himalayan salt in five pound bag

26 ounce bag of Redmond Real Salt

Redmond Real Salt brand sea salt – 26 oz bag


These salts are roughly 85% sodium chloride (NaCl) and 15% trace minerals. And these trace minerals are almost an exact match for the trace minerals our bodies are screaming for. And, they are in the proper proportions. Your blood is licking its chops (okay, weird image. Blech).

So where can we get the healthy sea salts?

It’s pretty easy to find Himalayan Pink salt. Costco sells it in refillable grinders and a lot of stores carry it. I haven’t been able to find Real Salt Brand locally in Minnesota, but you can:



Get Redmond Sea Salt  online; or,

Get Pink Himalayan salt online.

But, you ask, what about Mediterranean sea salt?

I don’t know. My wife used to cook with it because the French cook with it. And who doesn’t worship French cooking?

My concern is that, with the Mediterranean Sea being at the heart of human civilization for almost 10,000 years, most of that time 10,000 sewers have been dumping into it.

But Mediterranean sea salt is a darned site safer than crystallized table salt.

Doctors are right. Processed and highly refined table salts are REALLY BAD for you. With these ancient sea salts, you can enjoy salt  again.

There’s no difference between Himalayan Pink sea salt and Real Salt Brand from a health perspective, but there is a slight difference in taste.


Fast Track Answer:

Protect yourself and your family with healthy, balanced-mineral salt:

Himalayan pink salt

Redmond Sea Salt


Recommended Reading:

The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong – and How Eating More Salt Might Save Your Life by James DiNicolantonio, PharmD (a cardiovascular research scientist).

Your Body Is a Self-healing Machine – Understanding How Epigenetics Heals You – Book 3 by Gigi Siton, DPT (this one is packed with information that blew my mind).

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