Celtic Sea Salt
From our book
Bypassing Bypass, published in 2002
When commercial, processed American food arrived
in Africa, Dr Albert Schweitzer, that famous humanitarian, noted
soon afterwards that the food had brought with it something new,
something hardly seen before in that land, something very
At that time, pesticides were in use here in
America, but hardly as they are used today. The processing of foods
was hardly as destructive as it is today. The food additives weren't
as prevalent as they are today. Dr Schweitzer, in his journal,
proclaimed one very powerful cause. He wrote: "It's the salt."
Salt is one thing we Americans like pure. It has
to be pure white, devoid of any moisture, and perfectly shaped. This
is not natural.
Did you know that the salt companies actually
don't make their greatest profits selling salt? Most of the salt
sold goes to chemical laboratories and manufacturing companies.
Selling salt is actually a side line for salt companies; they make
most of their profits pulling out the minerals and selling them back
to us through health food stores and to companies like Kellogg's®
that take a naturally healthy food, process the proverbial pee out
of it (till it's worthless) and then add back some minerals and
vitamins. The minerals come from the salt companies. This is called
In animal experiments, the test subjects were fed
the same grains they normally eat, however, they were processed and
fortified. The control subjects were fed the whole grains. To make
the study even more interesting, one group was starved. Now you
might find this cruel to starve an animal to death, but listen to
The starving animals outlived those
fed fortified foods.
Naturally sun dried sea salt is charged with
energy. It is radioactive! Is this good? Certain radioactive
particles are harmful. However, these charged minerals are exactly
what your body craves. When charged calcium enters your body,
scientists can trace where it goes. And where does it go? Directly
to a site where there is a break or a fracture. Charged minerals go
right to where they are needed.
Drying out salt reduces immediately the magnesium
salts which are needed to orchestrate all the most minute functions
of the body: building healthy bones, building healthy blood cells,
You can now see that it's not just what's in
processed salt (chemicals from the processing) that would cause Dr
Schweitzer to conclude as he did, but it's what is missing from the
salt as well.
What is in salt?
|Celtic Sea Salt
chemicals from the processing that prevent water
absorption and some iodine.
Dr Langre, in his book Seasalt's Hidden
Powers, makes the following points:
- Our bodies are like the ocean and at the
level of our biochemical function, we either get the nutrition
we need to maintain this "ocean atmosphere" or we suffer.
- Violent prisoners given Celtic Sea Salt in
their diets showed improved behaviors within a few short weeks.
- Salt is needed for digestion.
- The sodium of Celtic Sea Salt acts
differently in your body than the sodium in refined salt.
- People who dislike salt or have a phobia or
intolerance to salt do not realize that they are, in fact, ill.
Let's take a look at these one by one.
One: Maintaining an ocean atmosphere. It is hard
to find someone who has not tasted her/his own blood. We cut our
finger and immediately put it to our mouth. It's almost a knee jerk
reaction. Our blood tastes much like sea water. If you believe in
evolution, then you believe that life came from the sea. If you are
a creationist, then you marvel at how much like the ocean our
creator made our fluids. The most basic functions of our body, the
most basic messages sent either electrochemically or via our
hormones rely on a medium that is chemically balanced. Celtic Sea Salt puts our bodies back into this balance.
Two: I recall from an advanced psychology lecture
in college in which the professor loudly stated: "The difference
between a violent, aberrant mental patient and you people sitting
here is two cents worth of lithium." Bipolar patients are often
prescribed lithium, however, the side effects of this medication can
be nasty. Celtic Sea Salt contains natural lithium salts. Unlike
supplementing with medicinal lithium, the lithium in Celtic Sea Salt
is absorbed naturally, in quantities nature intended, and they are
untreated, unprocessed, and as natural as the earth itself.
Three: Meat eaters naturally get more salt than
vegetarians. Meat (blood) contains natural salts. Vegetables and
fruits contain none. A fruit dipped in salt will stimulate the flow
of digestive juices. The more natural the salt, the more minerals
contained, the more natural digestive juices are sparked. All
digestion breaks food into basic sugars, at least it should. If your
food is improperly digested, the sugars (the glyconutrients) are not
manifested by your digestive process and you develop sugar craving.
Four: Sodium is sodium, right? Not so fast here.
If you pull Sodium Chloride from any salt, whether sea salt or salt
from the Dead Sea or salt from Salt Lake City, you have simply
Sodium Chloride and that is just that: Sodium Chloride. So, if you
buy sea salt that has been processed, yes, you are getting plain old
Sodium Chloride. However, the Sodium Chloride in Celtic Sea Salt,
besides being balanced with Potassium, is in a highly charged state
and like things in a highly charged state, it is not static, will
not store itself in your organs or affect your kidneys, but pass on
through you as natural salts are meant to do.
Five: Years and years of processed salt intake
results in kidney damage and kidney stones, muscles and organs are
brimming with sodium chloride, bones are brittle (or brittler than
they should be) and many people just don't like salt. I often tell
people about salt and many times their first response is: "Oh, I
don't use too much salt" meaning, they don't use any salt. They
don't like it, they blame the cook for putting too much salt in this
and that, and they certainly don't buy most canned soups that are
mainly salt. After reading Dr Langre's book, I now know when I hear
someone tell me that they don't like salt--I know this person is
sick. This person might now know s/he is sick, but this person is
sick. Every body needs salt. This one has too much Sodium Chloride
attached to organs and muscles and tissues. Since I sit in chat
rooms and listen, I hear a lot of people say that they had perfect
health right up till they were diagnosed with cancer. In Traditional
Chinese Medicine, this is impossible. In Western Medicine disease
begins with symptoms. The main symptom of cancer is cancer. We have
so many tests to give you to determine if that lump there is cancer.
In TCM, the physician tests for energy imbalances; these energy
imbalances occur many many steps before visible or palpable symptoms
appear, and one symptom of disease in TCM is an aversion to salt.
Think about it.
What is Celtic Sea Salt good for? Besides overall
health, it has been used traditionally to aid in healing burns,
relieving mental disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, aggressive
behavior), and even helping to reverse heart disease. Yes, amazing
stuff, especially when we are told to avoid salt when we have heart
disease. Again, years of processed salt builds up in organs (and in
the heart) and you're ripe for edema (the collection of fluids). The
only person who has to watch her/his salt intake is the person with
a high degree of renin in her/his blood stream. If you have
hypertension, there is a 10% chance that it is caused by a high
amount of renin in your blood. Afro-Americans, for some reason,
suffer from this more than any other line of heritage.
Celtic Sea Salt is "guiltless salt." Use it on
everything. I go pick tomatoes with a little bowl of ground Celtic Sea Salt and most never make it back home. Get yourself a mortar and
pestle and order the coarse salt and grind it up. Yes, it contains
moisture and sticks together. Consider this a benefit, for it shows
you that it is charged with mineral salts, especially magnesium,
which a healthy body needs.
I order my salt from
The Grain & Salt Society.
The bath salt is cheaper than the eating salt. But
the bath salt IS edible (it just has a few little feathers in it
because it hasn't been washed as thoroughly). I order it by the
twenty pounds and give it to friends. I have one neighbor who eats
it right out of the bowl because it's so tasty. So, go pour it on
everything. You can order Dr Langre's book (Seasalt's Hidden
Power) from them too. Make sure that if you don't order the book
that they send you cooking instructions with the salt as you don't
want to over heat it and lose some of the nutrients. I usually add
it to dishes just as I'm turning down the heat in preparation to
One more thing: Celtic Sea Salt is perfect
You'll need something like these to
grind up your salt.