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himalayan sea salt......

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 09, 2012 at 2:39 PM

they say to start with 1/2 a teaspoon to a quart of water and slowly work your way up to truly hydrate your body...

at what point do you stop? can you take too much sea salt in water? what should be the limit?

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on September 24, 2012
at 08:48 AM

Make sure you're getting enough potassium to balance out all that sodium. (Avocados, tomato sauce/juice, red meat, and coconut water are great sources.)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 13, 2012
at 01:53 PM

No shit, April. The combination also helps you retain water.

9c4ba98a3b480408bcf207f558fe659b

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on September 11, 2012
at 06:23 AM

Gatorade recipe please

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

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on September 10, 2012
at 08:45 AM

its not salt, fructose raises blood sugar, everyone knows that!, duh lol. I believe prior to the 1900's people consumed 10 times the salt we do today, and they didn't seem to have the afflictions we have.

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on September 10, 2012
at 08:25 AM

@MathGirl, they're not called carbohydrates because they make you retain water. It's because the general formula is CH2O which is carbon plus WATER.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 09, 2012
at 08:04 PM

Where did you get those figures for the amount of water you are supposed to drink?

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 09, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Many under-consume salt once all of the processed food is removed from the diet. Too little is just as damaging as too much.

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on September 09, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Renee, once I cut carbs drastically (less than 50 per day), I stopped retaining water, no matter how much salt I consume. CarboHYDRATES help you retain water just as much as salt does.

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on September 09, 2012
at 07:52 PM

I challenge you to find me a study that shows that sea salt raises blood pressure.

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

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on September 09, 2012
at 06:25 PM

so do you attribute the blood pressure drop to the paleo or the himalayan salt? I am trying to convince mother with blood pressure of 137/74, to intake more himalayan salt. (though she is nervous) but I finally convinced her to do it, and told her to monitor her blood pressure weekly while doing so. She's doing a ketogenic paleo diet. so I don't want her to get dehydrated and lose to many minerals.

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on September 09, 2012
at 04:43 PM

What about water retention? I have very low blood pressure so I should probably eat more salt, but I'm worried about bloat. Or maybe that doesn't affect you guys as much because of hormonal differences?

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05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

on September 09, 2012
at 06:21 PM

I personally just add the himalayan salt to all the food I eat, I been doing it for 2 months, and I am quite a heavy salt user (himalayan only). My last check of blood pressure was 109/63. Then I just drink my water throughout the day. Himalayan salt doesn't act like regular salt. I understand the n=1 and that trials should be on individual bases, but my mother was very sensitive to salt, she could literally feel bloated and the veins in her hand would feel inflamed with normal salt intake, within like 30 min, when she did himalayan salt, she had no effect and she does have high blood pressure. Plus salt isn't the only thing that raises your blood pressure, it is also fructose. There seems to be a magic number for hydrating. I think it was take your body weight in pounds divide by 2, and that is the number of ounces of water you should drink. For ever diuretic drink add 8 - 12 ounces of water

So I guess if you weight 200lbs you drink 100 oz of water and if you drink a cup of coffee that day then drink 112 oz of water :)

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

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on September 10, 2012
at 08:45 AM

its not salt, fructose raises blood sugar, everyone knows that!, duh lol. I believe prior to the 1900's people consumed 10 times the salt we do today, and they didn't seem to have the afflictions we have.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 09, 2012
at 08:04 PM

Where did you get those figures for the amount of water you are supposed to drink?

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 09, 2012
at 07:52 PM

I challenge you to find me a study that shows that sea salt raises blood pressure.

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194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on September 09, 2012
at 05:36 PM

Drinking saltwater sounds gross to me. Also, there is something called the saltwater flush (SWF), which is a technique used during fasting to flush out debris from the intestine. The premise is, when water has a certain percentage of salt, it is not absorbed, but just travels through the digestive system. I've tried it--it works quite well as intended. It's like pooping water with chunks in it. I imagine if you tried it without fasting, you would become very bloated.

I have found a few ways of drinking water that are not only efficiently hydrating, they are pleasant to drink. One is a dash of raw apple cider vinegar (Braggs brand) in warm water, and the other is a squirt of lemon juice in a glass of warm water. These are still quite hydrating when the water is cool.

Why you would want to drink salt water, I do not know.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 09, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Many under-consume salt once all of the processed food is removed from the diet. Too little is just as damaging as too much.

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on September 09, 2012
at 04:39 PM

Who is "they' do you have a web site you saw this info on or a book, etc? I use Himalayan pink salt in all my cooking plus I do make my own 'Gatorade' type drink using this salt as well. I used to be salt phobic, as per CW (conventional wisdom) but after years of enjoying salt my blood pressure has dropped and normalized, of course this is only one factor in my Paleo Lifestyle.

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on September 09, 2012
at 04:43 PM

What about water retention? I have very low blood pressure so I should probably eat more salt, but I'm worried about bloat. Or maybe that doesn't affect you guys as much because of hormonal differences?

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 09, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Renee, once I cut carbs drastically (less than 50 per day), I stopped retaining water, no matter how much salt I consume. CarboHYDRATES help you retain water just as much as salt does.

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

(795)

on September 09, 2012
at 06:25 PM

so do you attribute the blood pressure drop to the paleo or the himalayan salt? I am trying to convince mother with blood pressure of 137/74, to intake more himalayan salt. (though she is nervous) but I finally convinced her to do it, and told her to monitor her blood pressure weekly while doing so. She's doing a ketogenic paleo diet. so I don't want her to get dehydrated and lose to many minerals.

9c4ba98a3b480408bcf207f558fe659b

(355)

on September 11, 2012
at 06:23 AM

Gatorade recipe please

Medium avatar

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on September 10, 2012
at 08:25 AM

@MathGirl, they're not called carbohydrates because they make you retain water. It's because the general formula is CH2O which is carbon plus WATER.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 13, 2012
at 01:53 PM

No shit, April. The combination also helps you retain water.

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on September 10, 2012
at 07:37 AM

PINK SALT FOR HYDROTHERAPY

BODY WASH AND SCRUB

WAY OF USING

  1. ADD ?? - 1 CUP OF THIS EXOTIC SALT MISTURE AND SOAK IN FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES TO GAIN FULL BENFIT, AFTER WARDS, RINSE YOUR BODY WITH COOL OR WARM CLEAN WATER FOR A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP
  2. A SALT BATH DRAWS IMPURITIES OUT THROUGH THE SKIN BY OSMOTIC PRESSURE

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