Monday, March 28, 2011

BENEFITS OF HIMALAYAN SALT

Himalayan Salt Lamps
It was discovered that miners who work deep below the earth's surface in the Himalayan salt mines rarely suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory ailments. This is because they spend their days in an environment saturated with negative ions, which Himalayan salt releases naturally. The air we breath everyday is filled with negative and positive ions and, in order to maintain a healthy living atmosphere, these negative and positive ions must remain in balance. Unfortunately, many of the conveniences of modern life, such as our electronic devices and heating and cooling systems, produce an abundance of positive ions which throw the air we breath completely out of balance. That, in turn, can contribute to the development of allergies, asthma, stress, insomnia and other sleep disorders, sinus and migraine headaches, and a host of other health problems for many individuals.

As the world's foremost natural air ionizer and purifier, Himalayan salt serves as a corrective balance against the flood of toxins that often permeates the air we breath. You can help counter the undesirable health effects of the electronic devices that permeate every aspect of our daily lives, reducing the stress on your body and purifying the air you breathe with the extraordinary healing properties of Himalayan Salt Lamps.

Many lavish spas around the world have constructed Himalayan salt caves that mimic the Himalayan salt mines, and clients pay hundreds of dollars to undergo various Himalayan salt therapies at these facilities. While these types of facilities are wonderful and definitely worth experiencing, most of us do not have the time or the financial ability to visit a spa for therapy of this kind on a regular basis. This is why the popularity and desirability of Himalayan Salt Lamps has skyrocketed!

A Himalayan salt lamp, is a chunk of salt (Himalayan salt crystal) that has been mined and attached to a sturdy base made of wood or some other durable material. These Salt Lamps range in size from 3 lbs, to 60 lbs. or more, and are often commonly referred to as Himalayan salt crystal lamps or Himalayan crystal Salt Lamps. The salt lamp is drilled out at the center of the base underneath the lamp, to provide a space for a light source to be introduced. Adding a lightbulb inside a Himalayan salt lamp warms the salt from within and facilitates the release of negative ions from the Himalayan salt into the atmosphere. By utilizing negative ion-generating Himalayan Salt Lamps in your home, office, or anywhere else you spend time in your daily life, you can help alleviate symptoms caused by allergies, asthma, and a host of other conditions. Negative ions have been shown to assist in alleviating common indoor pollutants such as dust and mildew, as well as electromagnetic fields from electronic devices.

In addition, Himalayan Salt Lamps are aesthetically pleasing to look at and create an environment filled with positive energy. Many people find that placing several salt lamps in a particular room or space where they spend time lends an even greater benefit, both in terms of physical health and mood enhancement. At naturalrocksaltlamps.blogspot.com/p/salt-lamps.html, our Himalayan Salt Lamps come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and designs to accommodate any size room you wish to ionize – no matter how small or large!

Edible Himalayan Salt

There are many different varieties of salt on the market. However, only one stands above the rest - Himalayan salt!

Traditional table salt that one would typically find in most supermarkets and grocery stores is composed of roughly 97% sodium chloride. The other 3% consists of various chemicals designed to prevent caking (clumping together) and improve the flow of the salt when poured or shaken. The salt is then bleached and processed under extreme heat which changes the chemical structure of the salt and destroys the essential trace minerals that exist in the salt's natural, raw state.

And therein lies the problem! The human body needs salt because of its rich mineral content which has now been destroyed and removed as a result of all of the chemical processing. As if that weren't bad enough, many commercial salt processors then treat the salt with hazardous substances like aluminum hydroxide, which is used to prevent the build up of moisture.

All this unnecessary processing takes away the positive benefits and "life energy" of salt for the human body and leaves the consumer with an un-natural mixture of sodium chloride and chemical additives that is extremely difficult for the human body to break down and metabolize. The body must sacrifice tremendous amounts of energy and cellular water in order to neutralize the damaging effects of the salt. The inability of the body to effectively neutralize these toxic chemicals and substances can result in numerous conditions such as cellulite buildup in undesirable areas, arthritis, gout, kidney and gall bladder stones, and elevated blood pressure.

As a result of all this, many consumers have turned to other types of salt like "sea salt" for their everyday salt consumption. While it is true that sea salts usually have a few additional minerals not found in regular table salt, it is also sadly the reality that far too many of our oceans and lakes are polluted with toxic poisons like mercury, PCBs, and dioxin. In addition, over 85% of all sea salt processors are using refining processes similar to those outlined above in their production of the salt that they sell to consumers. As a result, sea salt may not be much better health wise than traditional table salt.

Himalayan salt - often referred to as Himalayan pink salt, Himalayan crystal salt, or Himalayan rock salt - naturally contains an incredible selection of 84 different minerals and trace elements essential to the human body for optimal health and vitality. Himalayan salt contains no chemical additives and is not processed in any way, making it by far the top choice among the various types of salt available on the market.

Himalayan salt is mined from deep below the surface of the earth, at depths of a mile or more underground. The rich mineral content of Himalayan salt gives it a unique and vibrant pink color, thus it is sometimes referred to simply as "pink salt." Himalayan salt is not degraded in any way through chemical processing, bleaching, or anything of the sort. Nothing is added! Nothing is taken away! Use it in all of your recipes just like you would use traditional table salt – your body will be happy you did! It is also excellent for use in an oral rinse for sore throats, tooth aches, and the like.

It is theorized that, unlike with other salts,Himalayan salt does not elevate blood pressure and has the ability to regulate fluid balance and naturally stabilize blood pressure at a healthy level for the human body as a result of its rich mineral content (However, if you have any such health issues, it is of course always recommended that you discuss your particular situation with your health care provider.)
Himalayan salt has an endless supply of positive health benefits, including: boosting energy levels; increasing the absorption of food; promoting vascular, respiratory, and sinus health; decreasing swelling of the mucus membranes as a result of allergies, asthma, or other environmental pollutants; preventing muscle cramps; promoting bone health and strength; regulating healthy sleep patterns and mood; supporting a healthy libido; enhancing overall immune system function; stabilizing heart rate and blood pressure; and reducing excess acidity and balancing pH in the body's cells (which, as most researchers know, is extremely important because most diseases and illnesses thrive in an acidic state and cease to exist in an alkaline state).

Himalayan salt can be consumed in a number of ways, the most basic of which is to season and enhance raw or cooked foods.Himalayan salt can be used in the form of a solay solution, whereby a handful of Himalayan salt rocks are placed in a jar of cold water and refrigerated for at least 24 hours, creating a Himalayan salt solution jam packed with minerals once the rocks have fully dissolved. A spoonful of the solution is then taken daily. Himalayan salt can also be inhaled orally using the Himalayan salt Air Inhaler for relief of symptoms associated with allergies and asthma. As a natural anti-histamine, Himalayan salt can aid in decreasing the swelling and thickness caused by excessive mucus secretions in the lungs and throat. This can often be achieved by drinking several glasses of water with a pinch of Himalayan salt in them.

It is always essential that we as human beings listen to our bodies first and foremost. When you find yourself craving salty foods, that is your body's way of letting you know that you need minerals, not just sodium chloride (and assorted added chemicals). The human body needs an abundant supply of minerals in order to function at optimal levels, and Himalayan salt is the perfect way to naturally feed your body what it needs to perform at it's peak! Please visit our edible Himalayan salt section for great deals on genuineHimalayan salt, available in both fine and course grind, as well as rock form for solay preparations.

Acclaimed chef and restaurateur David Burke shows Al Roker some new ways to cook with Himalayan Salt and shares a few special recipes on the TODAY show!
Himalayan Salt Spa Products
naturalrocksaltlamps.blogspot.com/p/salt-lamps.html carries an extensive selection of high qualityHimalayan salt spa and bath products. We carry Himalayan salt spa crystals and bath salts in a variety of quantities and grades of coarseness. We offer bath salts that have been infused with essential oils like lavender and rose petal, in addition to the traditional unscented variety, as well as purifying scrubs, energy balls for massage therapy, and deodorant eggs - all of which contain one hundred percent natural Himalayan salt - no chemicals, pollutants, impurities, or additives of any kind!

Also, when shopping for Himalayan salt spa accessories, don't forget to check out our extensive collection of natural and crafted himalayan salt candle holders, perfect for setting a relaxing atmosphere for any spa treatment you have planned! Himalayan salt candle holderss, available in a variety of sizes and shapes, have the same ionizing effects as the Himalayan Salt Lamps (to a slightly lesser extent, because they are smaller), and neither the salt lamps nor the candle holders will lose their color, shape, or ionizing benefits, provided you don’t get them wet!

Himalayan salt Air Inhaler

Perhaps you saw this item on the Dr. Oz television show? As discussed above, it was observed that the miners who worked in the salt mines did not suffer from asthma or other respiratory ailments. This led to the discovery of some of the curative effects of the Himalayan salt and what is known as Physiotherapy. To emulate this effect, spas began constructing Himalayan salt caves for therapeutic purposes.



Now, with the introduction of the Himalayan salt inhaler, you can experience some of those same allergy relief and asthma relief benefits for yourself in the comfort of your own home. Simply use the Himalayan salt inhaler for roughly 10 to 15 minutes a day (depending on the severity of your symptoms), and experience it for yourself. At naturalrocksaltlamps.blogspot.com, our genuine Himalayan salt inhaler is made of fine ceramic, comes complete with 8 ounces of our genuine Himalayan pink salt, and is beautifully packaged. Grab yours today and you'll be able to "breathe easier" knowing you have the finest Himalayan salt inhaler!

Himalayan Salt Air Inhaler - Recommended by Dr. Oz!


2 comments:

  1. Salt lamp benefits are becoming more well known today as more and more people are turning towards healthy lifestyles and more natural products. Greener lifestyles and eco friendly alternatives are more sustainable and will help us all have a healthier and happier life style. Great article with great information, Well Done.

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  2. Salt lamps have helped me out a lot by getting rid of my concentration problems. I'd definitely love to visit one of the salt caves you described in your article. It's a shame that the USA doesn't have many saunas or salt therapy locations like those in the UK.

    Regarding the himalayan salt, it's pretty hard to go back to regular table salt once you taste it. It tastes way better. It's also interesting to note that the Japanese have one of the highest salt consumptions in the world yet are extremely healthy.

    Salt is definitely a powerful healing agent and our ancestors knew it.

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