Salt Types: Does It Matter?

I was reading a book by Dr David Brownstein where he was discussing Salt in one’s diet.  A simple experiment was performed at home where one teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt in a cup of filtered water increased the pH of the water from 6.4 (baseline) to 6.8-7.0.  It was also noted that the same amount of refined salt decreased the pH from 6.4 to 6.0.  

When salt is refined salt, the removal of minerals within the unrefined salt lack the buffering effect and therefore can be an acidifying substance for the body.

Unrefined salt maintains a more neutral pH and can
actually help elevate (towards an alkaline level) an acidic pH.  So, in order to promote a more neutral pH, unrefined salt needs to be the salt of choice. Refined salt should be avoided at all costs.

He shares a story of a young lady with severe allergies that were resolved with her adding unrefined salt and modifying her diet to remove the hidden refined salt within.

Sue, 61 years old, has numerous food allergies. Over the years, she has become more and more allergic. Sue was reacting to nearly everything she was in contact with including foods.

“I don’t know what to eat. Everything seems to bother me/’

was her complaint. Now, she even has difficulty with taking supplements because she reacts to them.

“I can’t even take vitamins because they upset my body. I feel like I am allergic to everything,”

Sue had tried different techniques to help her allergies with minimal effects. When Dr Brownstein had Sue check the pH of her urine and saliva, she found that her pH was very acidic. Upon further investigation, Sue found that foods containing refined salt caused her pH to become more acidic. She said

“I could not believe that the foods that you eat can change the pH so dramatically.”

When Sue removed refined salt from her diet and added Celtic Sea Salt, her pH significantly increased.

“The most important thing I found was that when my pH elevated, my food allergies went away. I also felt much better. My energy improved and I could think more clearly. Also, I am able to take supplements when my pH is elevated,”

Now, Sue monitors her pH daily and adjusts her diet accordingly. Update on Sue: She is still monitoring her pH and using Celtic Sea Salt. She continues to do well If her pH stays above 6.5

For more information about salt, which are good and which are bad and how to use it check out his book below:

Salt your way to Health, 2nd Edition by Dr David Brownstein

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