Dr. Timothy Brantley, author of “The Cure,” recommends adding salt to the diet. His suggestion may come as a surprise to you at first, with many of us repeatedly being told that excess sodium can be harmful. But it is raw, unrefined sea salt that Brantley recommends, not the processed additives found in many foods.
“Our bodily fluid is almost identical to sea water,” says Brantley. He emphasizes salt’s naturally occurring properties, containing almost one hundred minerals like potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, which do beautiful things for our body. And Brantley notes that sea salt in its natural state can provide the body with important trace minerals including copper, tin, silver, gold and lithium often lacking in the modern diet. These minerals help increase the body’s immune system and protect it from infections, bacterial diseases and other unwanted toxins.
Naturally occurring salt can also aid in the hydration of the body, and support the arteries, ultimately increasing blood flow and lowering the risk for heart disease. Sea salt balances the electrolytes in the body to help restore the body’s pH balance and increase energy. If your diet consists of whole, unproccessed foods, you can incorporate unrefined salt to your diet, which can provide the body with essential minerals to help it function in optimum capacity.* Please consult with your licensed health-care provider or primary care physician before supplementing with unrefined sea salt.
Recipe: Stella’s Herbed Sea Salt
Summary: Sea Salt with a twist!
- 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary
- 3 Tbsp good quality coarse sea salt, or to taste
- Remove the needles from sprigs of fresh rosemary. Discard the twigs.
- Grind the rosemary in a small spice grinder or herb grinder.
- Stir in the salt. Adjust the balance of salt to herbs to taste.
Cooking time (duration): 1
Number of servings (yield): 4