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Q: Himalayan salt and its health benefits ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Himalayan salt and its health benefits
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: vinm-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 13 Nov 2006 19:57 PST
Expires: 13 Dec 2006 19:57 PST
Question ID: 782542
I'm interested in health benefits of Himalayan salt, and specifically salt lamps.
Can anyone offer some results of reputable searches, or point me to
some authoritarian sources?

Thanks, Vince Martell
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Himalayan salt and its health benefits
From: markvmd-ga on 14 Nov 2006 08:55 PST
Dude, salt is salt. The statements claimed by Himalayan salt folks,
such as "this is the purest salt available on earth" and "this salt
contains all of the 84 elements found in your body" are contradictory
and nonsensical.

Other claims that are pure garbage:

Assists in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your
body.    [The Aswan High Dam generates hydroelectric energy, not your

Makes the structure of your bones firm - osteoporosis can occur when
your body needs more salt and takes it from your bones.     [Er, no.]

Stabilizing irregular heartbeats.          [yeah, that's why
cardiologists recommend salt to heart patients... NOT]

The salt's unique structure stores vibrational primal energy.     [so
does my cat's clockwork mouse]

It is not isolated from the 84 inherent mineral elements, but is
connected to them in a harmonious state.          [Where'd the number
84 come from?]

Elements contained in rock salt lack sufficient compression to be
included in the crystal web, but are only attached to the surface and
in the gaps of the crystalline structure.       [huh?]

Himalyan salt's (sic) healthy minerals penetrate your skin in form of
ions (when bathed in].        [if you drink the bathwater]

Your body will receive the energetic vibration pattern of the
Himalayan Salt and hold it for 24 hours.      [um, and then what?]

Salt is that which remains after matter has dissolved and transformed
into subtle matter.              [wait, has the matter dissolved or
has it transformed? Or is it both?]

Similar to water, salt has its individual crystalline structure.    
[frozen water, maybe]

The grid structure of salt is cubic in form. This cube is constructed
from light quanta, also called photons, which are pure light energy.  
   [so you can make a flashlight/torch from it?]

Most of us suffer from a lack of salt.         [there is not one
person who can access this page that lacks salt.]
Subject: Re: Himalayan salt and its health benefits
From: keystroke-ga on 09 Dec 2006 11:22 PST
I completely agree with markvmd.  We all need less salt, not more. 
The people who make these claims are selling it, and so they
definitely have a reason to lie and exaggerate.  There are no sources
for "himalayan salt" on Google Scholar.

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