In this health video you will learn how salt can energize and detoxify.
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Lee Swanson: Hi, I’m Lee Swanson, president of Swanson Health Products. I’m here today Dr. Barbara Hendel, author of the best selling book Water and Salt: The Essence of Life and the Healing Power of Nature. Barbara, you recommend a program in your book that uses an all-natural salt from the Himalayan Mountains. It’s a wonderful-looking pink salt, and I’ve switched from using common table salt to Himalayan salt about 6 months ago, and I found a wonderful improvement on my health. Why is that? Dr. Barbara Hendel: Well, this salt is a part of us because we came also from the ocean, and therefore, it’s good for us. It increases our energy levels, and it detoxifies the body. I [did] many studies with my patients with a special method. It’s an electroacupuncture; you know what electroacupuncture is, yes? You can measure energy on the meridians… And the body is healthy when the energy is in balance. If it’s too high, it’s bad; and if it’s too low, it’s bad. Lee Swanson: So the salt has to balance? Dr. Barbara Hendel: The salt balances it. I measured the patients before I gave them the— Lee Swanson: The Himalayan salt. Dr. Barbara Hendel: The Himalayan salt, yes, and then I measured afterwards and the energy level was balanced then. The meridians that were too high, came down; and the others came up. So the patients feel very good because they have a balanced energy level. Lee Swanson: I found within 7 days of switching from regular table salt, basically, cutting out all salt except the Himalayan salt, that my energy levels increased probably 50%. And it’s interesting that you mention that Himalayan salt tends to detoxify the body and I think most people feel that salt tends to be a toxic substance, but in the case of the Himalayan salt, it’s actually a natural detoxifier. Dr. Barbara Hendel: Yes, because it contains all these other minerals and therefore the body can excrete it better. Lee Swanson: Excrete the toxic substance… Dr. Barbara Hendel: Yes. Excrete the toxins better than if you took [common table] salt. The sodium chloride is a poison for our body because it’s a chemical substance. Lee Swanson: Sodium chloride, referring to the common table salt. Dr. Barbara Hendel: Yes, the common table salt. Yes. Lee Swanson: That is a poison? Dr. Barbara Hendel: Yes. This is a poison for our body. It remains in our body because we can’t excrete it… Then it’s in our joints and in our vessels. This other salt is natural and has all these other elements, and therefore it’s good for our body. It detoxifies our body, it gives our body energy, pain improves and everything is fine with this salt. Lee Swanson: I find it a very interesting part of your book, where you stated that regular table salt stays in our body and actually dehydrates the body. When the body becomes dehydrated, it’s because of table salt. We can’t flush out the toxins and the poisons in our body, and that’s why I found using the Himalayan salt and drinking more water, I felt I was flushing a lot of the toxins out of my body. I felt much more energy, and I also found that my skin improved so much. Dr. Barbara Hendel: Yes, the salt has a special vibration, and this vibration is similar to the vibration of our skin and therefore this salt is so good for our skin too. If you take a bath, you have to take 1 kilo in one bathtub so, so you have a 1% solution. Lee Swanson: So you put the Himalayan salt directly? Dr. Barbara Hendel: You put the Himalayan salt in the bath… and you have a 1% solution like the primal ocean. This is the best detoxifier to you can have because your body is a 1% solution. Lee Swanson: It draws the toxins right out. Dr. Barbara Hendel: Yes and it’s like a fluid in a fluid. The body can take the minerals from the salty water and the body gives the water the toxified substances. Lee Swanson: Sure. Dr. Barbara Hendel: You get so much energy from this bath. I have so many patients who use it tw