The Truth: About High Blood Pressure & Salt

Posted on July 1, 2010. Filed under: Articles on Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This is a big one! Only because, what western medicine claims in reducing  HBP,  actually worsens it. of the very few half  known facts that are taught in med school, salt happens to be one of them. As usual they got it half right. IODIZED salt is bad for you and must be cut out. HOwever the other half which is of utmost importance is that to cure high blood pressure you need Salt, but natural salt (Rock Salt).

The result of consuming common table salt is the formation of overly acidic edema, or excess fluid in the body tissue. If the sodium chloride is still too high, re-crystallization of the table salt occurs as the body uses available non-degradable animal proteins (as those found in milk), which also have no value and cannot be broken down and eliminated. The body uses these proteins to produce uric acid in order to get rid of the excess salt. As the body cannot dispose of uric acid, it binds itself with the sodium chloride to form new crystals that are deposited in the bones and joints. This is the one of the main causes for arthritis, gout, and kidney and gall bladder stones. Popular diets say you should reduce or even eliminate dietary salt for good health, especially for high blood pressure. Perhaps refined table salt, which acts like a poison in your body. But the research is undeniable: reducing or eliminating salt is basically wrong. Your body absolutely requires salt, but it has to be the right kind.

Table salt is made up of chemicals that pollute your body and create havoc with your health. Table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents, and iodine. Dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, the excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt causing the potential for a myriad of health problems in your body. High intake of table salt causes the body to retain water, which raises the blood volume. This problem is further aggravated by our natural tendency to drink more water after consuming a salty meal. This leads to hypertension, causing additional strain on the heart and the walls of the arteries.

Healthy natural salts contain no toxins and over 84 minerals and elements necessary for your optimal health specially for high blood pressure. However it is important to know that no more than 5 gms is recommended per day.
HBP requires a lot more nutrition than just rock salt, however, try and use this information to make a shift, not just for yourself but for the entire family.

Written by Sejal Vora

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6 Responses to “The Truth: About High Blood Pressure & Salt”

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How readily available are the natural salts??

Hi Shashikala,

Natural salts are very readily available. Rock salt is also called “Sendha Namak” its very light pinkish to white in color and available at almost all kirana shops or grocery stores, the black rock salt is also a good choice and generally used more in juices and salads.

Thank you so much Sejal! Im beginning to get addicted to your blog!! Looking forward to seeing some more of these amazing factoids on health!

We are all addicted, I wake up every morning feeling a little different (Better!) and also hoping for another post.

You make many good points. Blood pressure and hypertension have been interests of mine for a long time, and I think that a balanced holistic approach is overall the most promising.

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