How Regular Table-Salt Causes Severe Health Problems

File:Salt & Pepper.JPG - Wikimedia CommonsMany of us use salt on our food, usually from a salt-shaker on our dining table. I know for years I didn’t give one thought to how healthy that salt was. It wasn’t until about 4 years ago when I took a very close look at Sea Salt, that I became much more concerned about the health issues of “ultra-white” regular table salt.

Because table salt comes from the same batch as vacuum-refined industrial salt, it is treated with caustic soda or lime to remove all traces of magnesium salts. These vital magnesium salts are not taken out because they keep the salt from flowing out of the dispenser spout, it is because they bring in more profits on the chemical market. Yet these magnesium salts are a very necessary part of the food salt and fill important biological and therapeutic roles. Further, to prevent any moisture from being reabsorbed, salt refiners now add alumino-silicate of sodium or yellow prussiate of soda as desiccants plus different bleaches to the final salt formula.

But since table salt, chemically treated in this way, will no longer combine with human body fluid, it invariably causes severe problems of edema (water retention) and several other health disturbances.

The fear of salt that we witness today and the virtual ban on consuming products with a high sodium content is a matter of serious concern to biologists. Salt-free diets can cause salt starvation, which is a stark reality of our modern world, but it is actually a starvation of macro-and trace minerals, a biological deficiency that refined sodium chloride alone cannot correct.  (Thanks to Jacques DeLangre :  Sea-Salt’s Hidden Powers)

What Is In Table Salt?

Commonly purchased iodized salts, available at super markets or sitting on the table of your favorite restaurant, have synthetic chemicals added to them. These chemicals include everything from manufactured forms of sodium solo-co-aluminate, iodide, sodium bicarbonate, fluoride, anti-caking agents, toxic amounts of potassium iodide and aluminium derivatives. It may come as a shock, but most table salt is not only unhealthy, but can sometimes be toxic.

The natural forms of important iodine is lost when we manufacture salt. Without this natural iodine, the thyroid is severely harmed, leading to growth and metabolism issues. Because of this, the chemical-based salt industry began to add synthetic forms of iodine to their products.

Other salts add things such as processed white sugar and toxic MSG (mono-sodium-glutamate). And what about the color of table salt? Salt found in the natural world is not usually white. Table salt has been colored white with bleach. And where does this salt come from? Much of it is the actual flaky residue from oil digging. That is correct. Crude oil extract is one way we produce table salt.  For more information, please visit  Global Healing Center.

Sea Salt

Unrefined and unadulterated sea salt is not harmful in moderate amounts. Its benefits over table salt contrasts the immense differences between God’s engineering and man’s. The human body requires a certain amount of sodium for optimum health, and we could not live without it.

Healthy sea salts selectively make a body a hostile environment for pathogens, such as bacteria and parasites. Its specific toxicity to pathogenic life forms is why salt is such an excellent preservative, while leaving the healthy foods completely intact. Even mainstream medical doctors will admit these things when probed, but their institutionalized attacks upon salt continue unabated.

Sea salt naturally contains selenium, which helps to chelate toxic heavy metals from the body. It also contains boron which helps prevent osteoporosis, and chromium which regulates blood sugar levels. Sea salt is one of the few sources for safe copper ingestion, and copper helps the body to form new arteries whenever the main arteries become too clogged.

Small quantities of sea salt will actually lower the blood pressure of most individuals, because it provides the trace minerals that aid with blood pressure regulation. It can only stabilize the blood pressure when the industry-depleted salts are removed from the diet.

Mineral deficiencies are partly responsible for the rising obesity epidemic. Obese people are invariably malnourished, and their bodies are starving, because regardless of how much they eat, they are not getting the minerals and nutrients that they need. The processed table salts and conventionally grown produce are a big part of the problems. Continue reading this article by clicking on the photo below.

The Truth About Table Salt and The Chemical Industry

The dangers of table salt, and how sea salt can correct health problems.

It is my hope that this article has given you enough information to start using a high-quality Himalayan Sea Salt, and throw away your regular “table-salt.”  It’s also important to be aware of all the ‘toxic’ salt in many of the pre-packaged foods we buy. It is a wake-up call for many, to continue their investigation into healthier organic groceries.

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4 Top Senior Exercises for Improving Health and Living Longer

There are a lot of different senior exercises that you can find in books and all over the web. What’s more interesting to me is the different senior exercise categories. I can always learn what particular exercise is best for me as long as I am including the major categories to insure my senior exercise program is well -rounded. 

I have a real awesome kettlebell training series. My favorite DVD is all about STRETCHING – from my head to my toes. If you want to stay real limber and be active all your life, develop a good daily stretching program. You will see almost immediate results. 

But I can’t forget the other senior exercises either – Strength, Balance and Endurance. The following article is a good synopsis of what I call the 4 main senior exercise categories.  How do you feel about these 4? Please let me know if you have additional information. I am not an expert. But I have a passion for staying fit and helping others do the same. 

Stephen Bolin, Fit in My 50’s

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Exercise improves health and increases longevitiy. To get started, here are the 4 best senior exercises for older adults.

For older adults and seniors who want to stay healthy and independent, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend four types of exercises:

These four categories cover it all. I encourage you to look for different exercises that you like in each of these 4 categories.

    • Strength exercises build older adult muscles and increase your metabolism, which helps to keep your weight and blood sugar in check.
    • Balance exercises build leg muscles, and this helps to prevent falls. According to the NIH, U.S. hospitals have 300,000 admissions for broken hips each year, many of them seniors, and falling is often the cause of those fractures.If you are an older adult, balance exercises will help you avoid problems ar you get older.And if you are a senior, balance exercises can help you stay independent by helping you avoid the disabilities that could result from falling. 
    • Stretching exercises can give you more freedom of movement, which will allow you to be more active during your senior years. Stretching exercises alone will not improve your endurance or strength.
    • Endurance exercises are any activity—walking, jogging, swimming, biking, even raking leaves—that increases your heart rate and breathing for an extended period of time. Build up your endurance gradually, starting with as little as 5 minutes of endurance activities at a time.
    • Senior Exercise Overview

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      George Burns (who lived to be 100) used to say, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!” It’s true that some individuals are blessed with good genes, and no matter how many unhealthy lifestyle habits they have, they’re going to live into old age. But for the rest of us who might be concerned with quality of life as we age,exercise is one of the keys. Is it ever too late to start? Research proves it’s not. In this article, I’ll discuss the benefits of exercising into old age and then give you some tips on how to get started no matter how old you are.

      The aging population

      According to the American College of Sports Medicine, by the year 2030, the number of individuals in the United States 65 years and over will reach 70 million, and people 85 years and older will be the fastest growing segment of the population. Some of you may already be there, while others may be approaching. But whatever your age, exercise can help. Below is a description of what happens to our bodies as we age and how exercise can make all the difference.

      What happens to muscles as we age?

      Muscle mass decreases as we age. Beginning in the fourth decade of life, adults lose 3%-5% of muscle mass per decade, and the decline increases to 1%-2% per year after age 50. Muscle keeps us strong, it burns calories and helps us maintain our weight, and it contributes to balance and bone strength. Without it, we can lose our independence and our mobility.

      Is it ever too late to build muscle?

      The good news is that muscle mass can increase at any age in response to senior exercise. In an important study of weight lifting and older adults conducted with 100 male and female residents of a nursing home in Boston (age range: 72 to 98 years of age; average age 87), subjects lifted weights with their legs three times a week for 10 weeks. At the end of the study, there was an increase in thigh mass of 2.7%, walking speed increased 12%, and leg strength increased a whopping 113%! In a similar study of adults 65-79 years old, subjects who lifted weights three times a week for three months increased their walking endurance by 38% (from 25 minutes to 34 minutes) without appreciable increases in mass. Ida Weiss, a 91-year-old participant in the Boston study, had the following to say after the study, “It’s very beneficial for me. Things that I couldn’t do when I came here, I can do now. I didn’t think that I was going to live anymore, but I feel different now.”

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Stretching Exercises When I’m 60? Do I Want to Stay Active?

Stretching exercises or strength training. Which is more important for seniors? Both exercises are important. But it seems that more emphasis is placed on strength exercise, when as much or more should be pointing to stretching. Keeping limber is the key to keeping active.  A great stretching routine or program will aid you in keeping active, and being able to do many things that those that don’t stretch unfortunately can no longer do.

As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. And not only is exercise good for your body—it’s also good for your mind, mood, and memory. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost your fitness.

Have you heard exercise is important for older adults, but don’t know where to begin? You’re not alone. Many seniors feel discouraged by fitness barriers, such as chronic health conditions or concerns about injury or falls. If you’ve never exercised before, you may not know where to begin. Or maybe an ongoing health problem or disability is keeping you from getting active. Perhaps you think you’re too old or frail.

The truth is that you can’t afford not to get moving. Exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic, and healthy as you get older.

No matter your age or your current physical condition, you can benefit from exercise. Reaping the rewards of exercise doesn’t require strenuous workouts or trips to the gym. It’s about adding more movement and activity to your life, even in small ways. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness—even if you’re housebound—there are many easy ways to get your body moving and improve your health.

The Human Brain – Exercise – Studies
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Most of us know that physical exercise is good for our general health, but did you know that physical exercise is also good for your brain. Mental stimulation improves brain function and actually protects against cognitive decline, as does physical exercise.

Throughout life, your neural networks reorganize and reinforce themselves in response to new stimuli and learning experiences. This body-mind interaction is what stimulates brain cells to grow and connect with each other in complex ways. They do so by extending branches of intricate nerve fibers called dendrites (from the Latin word for “tree”). These are the antennas through which neurons receive communication from each other.

A healthy, well-functioning neuron can be directly linked to tens of thousands of other neurons, creating a totality of more than a hundred trillion connections – each capable of performing 200 calculations per second! This is the structural basis of your brain’s memory capacity and thinking ability.

As a product of its environment, your “three pound universe” is essentially an internal map that reflects your external world.

Best Stretching Exercises For Senior Citizens | LIVESTRONG.COM
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Feb 16, 2011 Best Stretching Exercises For Senior Citizens.

Stretching to emphasize flexibility should be part of a comprehensive exercise program. As you age, your joints and muscles can become stiff. Stretching helps to loosen these muscles, reducing pain and inflammation in the body, which is particularly helpful if you suffer from osteoarthritis. As a result of your stretching routine, you might find everyday activities — such as brushing your hair, walking to get the mail or tying your shoes — become easier.

Seated Overhead Stretch

This exercise helps stretch the shoulder muscles and can be performed while seated with your feet flat on the floor. Keep you back straight and your arms straight at your sides, slightly bent at the elbows. Maintain straight arms as you lift the arms, first out in front of you, then all the way up toward your head. Hold the top-most position you are able to reach for five seconds, then lower the arms to return to your starting position. Repeat this exercise 10 times.