Electrolytes for Everyday Health and Good Nutrition
I believe salt is important to my health.
A year ago I had dizzy spells, especially when getting out of bed or standing from sitting. Fortunately, I obtained a book by Dr. James DiNicolantonio: The Salt Fix . I began adding a pinch of salt to my beloved black coffee and my daily water; that solved my problems; now I consume a teaspoon of basic sea-salt daily.
I don’t use commercial table salt because it has been processed to remove the nutrients and minerals that I might need.
- I remember reading about the importance of salt from the Biblical days.
- Way back in the 1950s, the Marine Corps issued salt tablets for my daily salt needs.
- My government has vilified salt for the past several decades, but I think they were wrong in doing that.
- Every farmer feeds salt to all his animals. He knows how important salt is to their health.
- We know the Roman army held salt in high esteem.
- Animals will travel long distances to find salt, (remember the Salt Licks?
- (The University of North Carolina) Parts of our modern highway system follow the trails the Native Americans used to find salt.
- High quality unrefined salt carries many vital nutrients, especially minerals, into our bodies.
- We have an estimated 726 trillion cells in our bodies; Each cell is a little battery that runs on salt and water–much like our car batteries.
- Dr. DiNicolantonio says, if we eat too much salt our bodies will just pee it out–no problem.
Without Salt We Die
Our brains and bodies run on electricity. Every muscle movement and every brain function are accomplished with electrical energy. We need about six basic minerals, and about eighty other nutrients to generate electricity. A good energy-drink can go a long way toward supplying the needed electrolytes.
These electrically charged minerals regulate everything from hydration (the amount of water in your body), to your nervous system to muscle function—including the most important muscle of all: the heart. (from: Body Electric.
These electrolytes: Bicarbonate, Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphate, Potassium, Sodium, are available in our daily food. We only need to be concerned when we disturb our needs by strenuous exercise, drinking too much water, not getting nutritious food or, in some other way, disrupting our supply and demand. “ for some silly reason, ‘Hooman beans!‘ ” do things like that.)
We also must generate that powerful electrical energy.
Our trillions of mysterious little battery-generators—we call them ‘cells’—are like little factories.
Each tiny factory has an estimated 3-to-5 million events taking place at any one time.
They order-in supplies, do the repairs, throw out the junk and terminate their life and replace themselves when they are exhausted. They never sleep.
We need about six electrolytes to do the bulk of this transporting.
Along with sodium, chloride, calcium and magnesium; potassium is an electrolyte, meaning it helps conduct electrical charges in the body. Dr. Berg…