The Benefits of Real Salt

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” Isak Dinesen

If you read The Original Diet you will realize that original man consumed large quantities of salt from animal blood. Since drinking animal blood is not one of my favorite pastimes I supplement my diet with an unrefined ancient seabed salt.

Despite what you may have heard, salt is not the enemy that everyone is making it out to be. It is in-fact essential to human life.

All medical and scientific studies condemning table-salt appear justified, except for the fact that these studies examine only refined white salt, a biologically damaging, completely unnatural and chemicalized substance.

Salt is so vital to your health that not getting enough of it can actually increase the likelihood of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, the very same conditions that the media and western medicine tell us are caused by too much salt.

If salt were that bad for you than why would the first thing they give you at a hospital be an IV of saline solution? If salt were really deadly they would not do this in every single hospital in the world. It’s the same reason that good mommas prescribe chicken soup when their young ones fall ill. It’s all about the electrolytes people.

As with most of the advice given on WRG, let’s get back to basics and break this all down.

‘Sal” is latin for the word salt. (If you know anyone named Sal you now have my permission to call them ‘Salt’)

In Roman times, sal-ad was traditionally meant to be vegetable and salt.

Salt’s ability to preserve food was and still is a foundation of civilization.

Archaeologists believe that Roman soldiers were paid with salt and the word ‘salary’ is derived from the Latin word salarium, possibly referring to money given to soldiers to purchase salt (the old saying was soldiers who did their job well were ‘worth their salt’).

Salt was valuable to Hebrews, Greeks, Chinese and many other antiquated civilizations–it is also used as a metaphor in the bible to describe someone who is particularly valuable to society.

Hippocrates told his fellow healers to make use of salt water to heal various ailments by emerging their patients in salt water. Ummm, have you read this WRG classic!?

So it’s safe to say salt’s healing powers have been used for thousands of years and numerous cultures have found healing properties in salt water.

This is one of the many reasons so many people are drawn to the ocean.

Benefits of Real Salt

Salt has the ability to remove toxins from the body in ways we still do not understand.

It balances alkalinity/acidity levels.

It restores good digestion.

It relieves allergies and skin diseases.

It regulates blood-sugar, important for Diabetics not to have low salt intake.

It contains Iodine which contributes to a healthy thyroid.

It acts as an antihistamine.

It works as a sleep-aid.

It alleviates a sore throat when mixed with warm water.


There are even people curing Lyme Disease using a combination of Vitamin C and salt.
Check this site out for more info if you don’t believe me. Readers beware, some of the photos are kind of nasty (they actually show you what comes out of peoples bodies after going on this regimen).

Not all salt is created equal

‘Real Salt’ is mined from an ancient sea bed in Utah, and it’s unrefined, meaning it is not altered with coloring, additives or bleaching and it is not kiln-dried.
It still contains all 60 of the trace minerals that are found in that salt deposit–including Calcium, Potassium, Sulphur, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper, Iodine and Zinc.

This is the salt I use:

Real Salt Sea Salt – Pouch, 26-Ounce

I take anywhere from teaspoon to two grams a day. I got my blood pressure checked last month and it was 110/60. I use it to cook and also put it in my drinking water. It’s a game-changer. It’s Gatorade without the unnecessary sugar.

Part of our evolution began in the sea. Water and salt are valuable resources. Stop worrying about your salt consumption and starting taking control of your health. Don’t be afraid of salt! We would not be here without it.

Check out for more info.

If you want to learn more a great book on the healthy aspects of salt is Salt – Your Way To Health by David Brownstein.

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