Not All Salt is Created Equal — Part II
by Mark A. Carroll
This is a follow up to the article I published in the February, 2014 edition of this newsletter. In the first article, I discussed my diagnosis of high blood pressure and a possible solution (no pun intended) to my problem. The article discussed drinking sole (pronounced So-lay), a mixture of Himalayan salt and purified water first thing in the morning, before eating or drinking anything else. After hearing my daughter comment that her blood pressure went down when she started using Himalayan salt on a regular basis, I thought I would give the Sole solution a try.
I began my “experiment” the same month the article was published, and continued drinking the sole solution for six months. I felt no adverse reaction to this daily routine, so I made it a point to drink it every day, even when I was traveling. If I needed to, I would purchase salt from the local natural foods store and mix it for consumption the following day.
As promised, here are my results; I’m still alive! I joked at the end of the article that my daughter might have to write the follow up article if the sole experiment didn’t go so well. Needless to say, it went well enough since I’m typing away at the keyboard. I felt good the entire time I was drinking the sole. However, I did not experience the same result as my daughter. My blood pressure did not go down, not in the least.
This is not to say I didn’t benefit from the abundance of trace minerals that I consumed while drinking the sole. From what I learned in my research, the benefits from consuming Himalayan salt are many, including significant positive changes in respiratory, circulatory, organ, connective tissue and nervous system functions. Individuals also reported increases in quality of sleep, energy and concentration levels, brain activity, weight loss, enhanced consciousness, and noticeable hair and nail growth.¹
Granted, my main focus was on my blood pressure, so I wasn’t focusing on the other published benefits of drinking this concoction every day. I did feel great throughout this process, and I didn’t get sick when everyone else in my household came down with a cold, about three month into my trial. I can’t say that the sole had anything to do with this, even though I gave everyone in the house a hard time about feeling poorly, while I was feeling “marvelous, simply marvelous,” as I would tell them.
In conclusion; yes, as mentioned, I am still alive and kicking. My next goal is to walk at least 10,000 steps every day. I set this goal after I discovered an app on my phone that keeps track of my every step. It even attempts to tell me how many calories I have burned along the way. Hopefully, this goal will help me lose a little weight which, in turn, might actually help me lower my blood pressure. Hey, wait a minute…wasn’t that my goal to begin with?
Mark A. Carroll is the Executive Editor ofDeveloping Healthy Habits™. For the past 18 years, Mark has focused on a well written and clearly presented newsletter that is devoted to empowering individuals to make educated decisions related to their health and wellness.
Mark decided from the beginning that he did not want “infomercials” in his publication. He knew that, if a reader was to trust the information printed, it must be from a third party and not someone specifically trying to “sell” something. He has stuck to that plan since the first edition.
References: Water & Salt, The Essense of Life by Dr. Barbara Hendel, M.D.