Can’t shake a headache? Trouble sleeping?

Without salt, you’re dead.  Your body needs salt so that your heart can pump, so that you can digest your food, and so that your adrenal glands, liver, and kidneys can function.  Salt also plays an important role in hydrating your body.  It helps your cells absorb the water that you take in, instead of letting it pass right through you with limited benefit.  A good rule to remember: if you have to urinate within two hours of drinking water, you are dehydrated.
Ultimately, your goal should be to consume ½ tsp of Sea Salt for every 10 glasses of water per day.  Place a pinch of Sea Salt on your palm, lick it off, and then drink 8 ounces of water.  By licking the salt first, your tongue lets your brain know that salt is on the way, and how much exactly.  You should repeat this process every time you drink water.  Think of this: when you visit a farm, what is right next to the water trough?  A saltlick!  The animals instinctively lick the saltlick before drinking.  Makes sense doesn’t it?

Ailments such as headaches and trouble sleeping can be soothed by repeating this process in intervals of 15 minutes.  Take care to examine the type of salt that you are using.  Sea Salt, or Whole Salt, is useful…NOT table salt!  Sea Salt contains 84 of the 103 total known minerals.  These minerals buffer the negative effects of pure sodium chloride (table salt).


*Facts on Sea Salt retrieved from Your Body’s Many Cries for Water

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