The Benefits of Ginger Root

                                                                          

 

Are you familiar with the benefits of ginger root?  Most people associate ginger with Asian cuisine. Chinese food is very popular worldwide and numerous dishes feature ginger on their menus. Ginger and garlic are the two most essential ingredients in Chinese cooking.

Ginger originated in the island nations of Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. This area was formally called the East Indies back when shipping routes first started trading goods. Ginger was one of the first spices imported to Europe in the spice trade.

Most people are familiar with gingerbread, ginger cookies, ginger ale, and ginger beer. I personally never associated ginger root as being the essential ingredient in these recipes. I didn’t even know what ginger root was till later on in life. I had seen the powdered version in my mom’s spice rack. It was not used very often in traditional western cuisine. As culinary interests become more the rave, the use of ginger has become more mainstream.

Ginger deserves more consideration beyond its use within culinary arts. Ginger has incredible value as a whole food supplement and anyone seeking optimum health should utilize its benefits. So, how can ginger enhance your well-being…

 

 

Ginger may help prevent Heart Disease!

One person dies every 37 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease… the number one killer in the US. Heart disease is even preventable for most people. Poor food choices are the main reason for early death from a “broken” heart. If the rest of the world keeps emulating our wonderful fattening fried cuisine, they will also face the same consequences.

Nothing helps you more health-wise than a complete overhaul of your diet; however, adding ginger to your daily routine may help you lower your cholesterol and prevent blood from clotting. High cholesterol can result in plaque clogging up in your arterial walls and blood vessels. This could result in a heart attack or stroke… Yikes!

Studies have been done that demonstrate significant improvement in heart health from ginger consumption. It may reduce the risk of hypertension by 8% and lower the risk of coronary heart disease by 13%. Eliminating diets high in saturated fats and refined sugars will lower the risk even more. If you already have heart disease, too much consumption of ginger may cause some additional problems… please consult with your doctor before supplementing with ginger root.

 

Diabetes… can Ginger Help?

Diabetes is certainly the world’s fastest-growing health crisis. Awful food choices take most of the blame for type II Diabetes. There are different reasons for type I diabetics. Food can also be part of the solution for controlling diabetes and possible reversal for type II sufferers. Diabetes is no joke… blindness… loss of limbs… if you have diabetes, please take it seriously.

Ginger may reduce the risk of diabetes. Scientists have been able to link active compounds in ginger to improvements in metabolism and insulin. A study done in 2015 was able to show a drop of 12% in fasting glucose levels with daily 2-gram consumption of ginger. It also demonstrated a 10% reduction of HbA1c ( a marker for long-term blood sugar levels.) Research using ginger to combat diabetes is still new, but the results so far look promising. Ginger may have amazing anti-diabetic properties.

 

How can Ginger be Used in Fighting CANCER?

When I was a child, I was absolutely terrified of cancer. A nun put the fear of God in me spelling out the horrors of cancer and leprosy. I suppose she thought of cancer as a modern-day version of leprosy. Medical science has come a long way since the 1970s. Cancer is no longer an automatic death sentence; however, it still kills many.

I have always been one to show an interest in prevention. Sales copy gurus will tell you that prevention-based products don’t sell well, but if someone becomes deathly ill, they will spend every dime looking for a cure.

My outlook on health is about seeking out the best food choices for optimum health. Right now… I want to feel as good physically as I possibly can… this involves research and taking certain actions… being committed. I only have my health… and I value it… do you?

As you may know, cancer is a disease of abnormal cell growth. Cellular health is EVERYTHING! Cancer is often an awakening to gear towards some lifestyle changes. Dietary choices may become a new concern. Ginger, while not a cure for cancer, may lower your risk. Ginger contains cell-protecting properties that may reduce cellular activity which causes changes in your DNA, premature cell death, and rapid growth of cancerous cells.

A major component in ginger is 6-gingerol. It is found in large amounts inside the root of the ginger plant. There has been some evidence of its effectiveness in treating breast, pancreatic and ovarian cancers. 6-gingerol has demonstrated protective effects against cancer, but more research is needed.

 

Tummy ache?

Stomach aches can ruin your day. You know that feeling… anytime you are starting to feel sick, you feel it in your gut first. I always assume it is a reaction to food I ate recently… then it dawns on me… I am coming down with something.

The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates suggested all disease starts in the gut. He wasn’t entirely correct, but evidence shows many of your chronic metabolic diseases do begin in your digestive system.

 

 

 

Ginger is no cure for chronic metabolic disorders, yet the idea ginger can help with digestive issues isn’t new. Research has linked numerous digestive benefits of ginger. It is great for your gastrointestinal tract, helping to reduce gas and painful spasms.

Dyspepsia (known by everyone else as indigestion) is recurring pain and discomfort in the upper part of your stomach. The delay of emptying your stomach is a major cause of indigestion. Ginger has been shown an ability to speed up this process of those suffering from chronic indigestion. This also offers relief in a buildup of gas.

Ginger may also aid in transferring food from your stomach to your small intestine for digestion and absorption. It may also prevent ulcers caused by anti-inflammatory drugs. How else can it help your gut…

 

 

Metabolism Booster?

Another benefit of adding ginger to your weekly shopping list, it boosts your metabolism. Ginger is also high in dietary fiber which assists in weight loss.

One study showed stimulatory effects on the gastrointestinal tract. The study appraised the effects of a hot ginger beverage on energy levels, appetite satiety, and metabolic risk in overweight men. The study exhibited a speedier metabolism and reduced cravings for food which should result in weight loss over time. Try the recipe below to add ginger to the start of your day.

 

Natural energy drink recipe. 

1/2 cup purified water

juice of 1 medium lemon

2 teaspoons of finely minced ginger

2 teaspoons of raw honey

a pinch of cayenne

Can Ginger Help with Menstrual Pain?


A report published in Pain Medicine in 2015 suggests compounds in ginger may help keep inflammation at bay by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins
. Menstrual cramps are linked to excessive production of prostaglandins. In essence, ginger may help reduce menstrual pain. There is also evidence supporting ginger as helping control heavy menstrual bleeding. Ginger may also help lessen morning sickness and is effective against nausea.

 

 

Can Ginger Help Men too?

ED… The subject men don’t like to talk about. There are many factors contributing to this growing problem (no pun intended). Men are anguished and embarrassed when they can no longer function in the bedroom.

Aside from psychological barriers, on a physical level, man’s inability to perform is due to a lack of blood flow in his manhood. Mostly, this happens to older men. Diabetes also can throw gasoline on this problem.

What ginger brings to the table… it helps stimulate circulation and improve blood flow in your blood vessels. Ginger has a reputation as an aphrodisiac, and along with all the other benefits ginger has to offer, what have you got to lose. Ginger is very affordable and easy to add to your life.

 

Using ginger to treat colds and flu!

Colds and flu are common occurrences every year for a lot of people. Unavoidable… As soon as a coworker gets it… the whole office comes down sick. Research shows having 2 to 4 colds a year as not uncommon.

Ginger helps combat a flu virus by inducing sweating and pushing toxins from your body. It is also a wonderful immune booster. Steep some ginger (use a garlic press) in some hot water and add some raw honey or lemon for added benefits and taste.

 

Sore muscles?

As you age, it takes longer to rejuvenate aching sore muscles after working out or the effects of your daily grind at work. Even younger active people can benefit from ginger. It has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in recovery.

Ginger may also help arthritic pain. Arthritis is a painful disease of inflammation in your joints. The 6-gingerol property has been tested and trusted to relieve joint pain and assist bone health.

While we are on the subject of inflammation, respiratory disorders, as in asthma, are a result of inflammation in the airways. The airways get inflamed and it becomes difficult to breathe. Ginger, again, is great in reducing inflammation and it also helps you relax… and relaxing is critical in asthmatic attacks. I could not imagine feeling like you can’t breathe… it must be pretty scary. Ginger works well in unison with asthma medication.

 

 

Hope for Alzheimer’s?

Ginger may increase brain function and shield against Alzheimer’s Disease. Oxidative stress attacking your cells and chronic inflammation speed up the aging process. These are known as the key factors in Alzheimer’s and other age-related issues. Studies in animals suggest antioxidants and compounds found in ginger can decrease inflammatory responses in the brain and there is also evidence in ginger directly enhancing brain function.

 

 

Ginger for skincare?

Ginger has also found its way into cosmetology. Ginger may help in treating different skin blemishes like acne, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. It may even out your skin tone, improves elasticity, and helps protect against aging

Taking ginger internally also helps flush harmful toxins and your inner health always reflects itself on your skin. You can make a skin mask of powdered ginger, raw honey, and fresh lemon juice. Leave it on for half an hour and rinse. Do twice weekly.

 

 

What about side effects?

There are little to no side effects in ginger consumption. Pregnant women probably shouldn’t exceed 1500 mg a day. As always, check with your doctor if pregnant. Also, be careful if you have heart disease. As a rule, everyone else should keep it under 4 grams a day.

 

 

Adding Ginger into your Diet

When purchasing ginger, whether at your local grocery, health food store, or farmers market, seek out firm looking roots with few blemishes. Get out your potato peeler and scrape off the skin and use the yellow flesh inside to take full advantage of ginger’s health benefits.

You can add fresh ginger to your tea or make a smoothie. There are numerous recipes for sauces and is great in homemade Chinese style recipes or on grilled fish. Raw ginger will be your best bet to reap the full benefits of what ginger has to offer. Anytime you cook something, it removes nutrients and destroys life-saving enzymes. Go raw as much as you can.

Your ginger should last about four weeks if seal properly. It will start to mold over time.

 

Conclusion

Ginger is a true Superfood and would greatly benefit anyone deciding to add it to their daily life. I personally add it to my tea with a little amla powder for an extra antioxidant boost. I rarely get ill and like the naturally energetic feeling from raw ginger. Add some raw honey for an additional boost.

I am not making any health claims on the benefits of ginger and have put some research links below to back up this post.

Many blessings, Brian.

 

Sources

 

Ginger study for heart disease

Ginger and diabetes

Ginger cancer study

Ginger on nausea and indigestion

Ginger on metabolism

Ginger for muscle pain

Ginger and Alzheimer’s

7 benefits of Amla Powder

 

 

Amla is a little-known superfood. It is often sold in powdered form. There are many benefits of Amla powder. Amla (also known as Indian Gooseberry) has more antioxidants, by far than any other fruit on the planet. It is the 7th highest plant source of anti-oxidants. Dragons blood offers the most. It is a red tree resin.

 

 

 

                                                                   dragons blood… a little off-topic… it sure does look cool though… doesn’t it?

 

Amla has been used for centuries in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for treating a plethora of health conditions. Ayurveda is an ancient natural medicine practice dating back 5,000 years. Amla is the most unrivaled mentioned fruit in Ayurvedic medicine. As a medicinal plant, amla has impressively effective capabilities as an anti-inflammatory and help reverse chronic diseases.

Looking at all the healthy benefits amla has to offer, it seems too good to be true. The fact of the matter is, amla fruit is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods ever discovered, and there is almost no chronic condition amla can’t help improve.

Amla is certainly on the way to become known as the next big superfood. Take note. You will soon hear more about this wonderful fruit from India… especially in times like this…  the pandemic has driven up awareness in regards to maintaining a healthy immune system.

 

 

 

7 Benefits of using Amla Powder

 

Powerful Immune Booster

Amla is power-packed with antioxidants that combat free radicals and help reduce cellular damage. Ayurveda medicine has used it to boost immunity and improve health for millennia.

This amazing fruit is used to treat colds and flu in India. It is also loaded with vitamin C which also jacks up your immunity, but it also improves your metabolism. A strong immune system is vital for survival against deadly pathogens. Amla powder contains one of the purest forms of Vitamin C which also aids in the development of stronger and thicker blood vessels.

Amla helps in disease prevention and infection.   An overabundance of free radicals causes oxidative stress. This is one of the primary causes of cancer. The powerfully abundant antioxidants present in amla attack cell oxidation and work hard to eliminate free radicals from your body. There is less cancer risk when you have healthy cells.

Amla contains other compounds that behave like antioxidants in your immune system: Gallic acid, ellagic acid, pyrogallol, and terpenoids. So you see that this humble Indian Gooseberry offers multi-immune enhancing abilities.

 

Great Anti-Diabetic

Amla is excellent at controlling blood sugar levels in diabetics. Amla contains chromium which helps the body respond to insulin more and aid in healthier blood sugar levels.

A 2011 study tested the effect of the amla on diabetics and volunteers with no blood sugar issues. The study demonstrated significant improvements in blood sugar and blood cholesterol in diabetics.

A Pakistani study also demonstrated the effectiveness of amla in treating diabetes and improving liver function when used daily. Consult with your doctor if you are currently taking diabetic medication. Monitor your blood sugar levels closely when you add amla in the mix. Your blood sugar could drop to low and lead to hyperglycemia.

A study comparing amla and diabetic drug Glimeperide.

 

 

Promotes a Healthy Heart

Amla lovingly supports your heart and respiratory system. Amla has been known to help prevent arteriosclerosis which caused by an infestation of plaque on your arterial walls. Blood flow will begin to slow down. This could lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Studies have demonstrated amla helping increase the elasticity of your blood vessels, reducing cholesterol and triglycerides, and decreasing plaque build-up. Lowering bad cholesterol helps prevent fatty liver. (fatty liver may develop into diabetes). One of the best benefits of amla powder is the regulation of bad cholesterol. Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States and deserves considerable attention in prevention.

 

 

 

Supports healthy eyes, hair, nails, and skin

Since amla is chocked-full of vitamin C, it fights off nasty bacteria and protects the eye from infection. It also aids in improving your vision health.  Your eye muscles may become stronger and it may help relax your eyes when tired or stressed.

Indian gooseberry is an excellent hair remedy. It helps prevent hair loss and dandruff.  Amla has the ability to make your hair more glossy and shiny. You can combine amla powder to your shampoo as you wash your hair. They love doing this in India and they are known for their beautiful hair.

Another wonderful advantage of amla is the effect on your skin. It helps your skin gleam and it helps keep it hydrated. Just add some powder to a smoothie (amla doesn’t taste pleasant) or add it to a facial mask for a natural glow. Amla juice helps you cleanse your skin and reduce pigmentation. You can use it on a cotton swab and dab it on your face to reduce blemishes.

 

 

Anti-aging Benefits

Amla is excellent for cellular health. Amla powder increases the activity of Natural Killer cells. These cells attack free radicals. As stated earlier in this post, amla is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. This helps your organs remain healthy. Having healthy organs is important to feeling young.

And again, amla is great for the skin and hair which presents a more youthful appearance physically. Regular intake of amla helps delay age spots, wrinkles, and ugly facial lines.

 

 

 

 

Great blood purifier.

Amla helps purify your blood by helping remove toxins from your body. Using amla on a regular basis aids in naturally increasing your hemoglobin and red blood cell counts.

 

 

Protects Your Liver

It supports liver function and helps flush toxins from the body. Toxins are found in abundance in the liver of most people. Amla helps limit oxidative stress and help prevent liver cells from dying.

Amla fruit behaves as a natural remedy for fatty liver disease prevention. It offers liver protective, helps boost your immune system, and helps indigestion.  All of this works together for optimum liver health.

 

 

What Are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are essential components of plant foods; they help destroy free radicals from overtaking your tissues and blood. They are sort of like foot soldiers joining natural killer cells in cleaning up damaged cells. They are able to donate electrons to missing cells.

Your cells are being constantly bombarded with free radicals (unstable molecules missing a single electron) Free radicals are deadly to cell membranes, DNA, RNA, and cellular proteins and wreak havoc with cellular stability.

Free radicals can be created naturally by the sun, or when your body uses oxygen as in exercising. Smoking, drinking, toxins, pesticides, and pollution all have their part in free radical creation. You will always have cells needing electron repair, but exposing yourself to unnatural free radicals will overload your natural repair cycle.

In the process of finding electron stability, cellular damage occurs and can be difficult to repair. This cellular damage is called “oxidative stress.”. Too much oxidative stress in your body could lead to chronic disease. This where antioxidants play an important role in cellular health.

 

 

 

Nature’s Greatest Weapon Fighting Free Radicals: Antioxidants

Free radicals are going to form. They are part of life. You can’t stop them. Therefore, it is critically important to limit free radical damage by adopting a diet rich in antioxidants.

Consuming antioxidants from a wide selection of colorful fruits and veggies is your best protection against oxidative damage. Below is a chart showing concentrations of antioxidants in various foods. You can follow the link to find a complete list and the research data.

 

Go here to view an antioxidant study

 

 

 

Nutritional Value of Amla

Why Isn’t Amla Available Everywhere?

Good question. Presently there are barriers in finding high-quality amla at your local store.

 

Problem #1: Amla Must Be Imported.

Amla fruit is primarily grown in India and must be imported outside the Indian subcontinent. This jacks up prices and subject to shipping delays.

 

Problem #2: Raw Crop Contamination

Amla fruit is oftentimes contaminated with lead, fungus, and microbes. Untreated amla powder may not meet your countries import standards. This creates a challenge finding quality untainted amla powder.

 

Problem #3: Crop-to-Crop Variability

Differences in geography, soil conditions, humidity, and water affect the quality of Amla berry. Crops grown in different regions of India may have fluctuating levels of antioxidant power.

 

Problem #4: Organic is harder to find

Not all amla in India is grown to organic standards. Pesticide residue may contaminant the crop if not carefully monitored.

 

 

Different Ways Amla Can Be Used

raw amla is extremely bitter and not for everyone and maybe harder to digest.

amla powder can be added to water, smoothies, facial masks, and shampoos. It can be used for consumption and externally.

amla juice is the best way to reap the benefits of amla when it is fresh.

amla oil is a natural remedy made from amla fruit. You can apply it to your hair, face, and skin.

dried amla makes a great snack. You can dry it in the sun or with a  food dehydrator.

pickled amla is popular in India.

 

 

Can You Consume Too Much Amla?

Yes. You can. Since this Indian Gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C and fiber, too much of it may cause acidity and constipation. It is also rich in potassium, so proceed with caution if you have kidney problems or suffer from high blood pressure.

Any herbal or holistic supplement may interfere with certain medications. It may increase the risk of bleeding if you are taking blood-thinning medication. Diabetics should carefully monitor their sugars as it may cause your glucose to drop too low. If you are pregnant, of course, it is probably a good idea to avoid it during this time. And finally, avoid using it two weeks prior to any major surgery.

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

I hope I presented amla in a way it deserves. With the pandemic spreading waves of fear across our beloved planet, it is best to arm up your immune system with the best nutritional sources available. Almost all modern ailments are caused by the foods we eat. Eating the right foods is your best defense.

I will continue to add more to my blog in sharing what I have learned on the road to wellness. I discovered amla while looking for ways to combat diabetes… a hideous disease that I will not let defeat me. It comes down to food… natural whole foods are the key to being the healthiest you.

My sugars are under control and getting better with proper diet. Amla is not a cure, but a valuable tool to help lower my sugars on a daily basis and keep my immune system strong.

Many Blessings… Brian Scott Leist

 

 

I am not in any way saying amla is a cure for any ailment. Amla is food and useful, like many natural foods, in maintaining optimal health.

I am not an affiliate with any link to this post.

PS… if you are diabetic and struggling with your A1C and looking for a new solution… Check out what this group of diabetics are doing to fight back… no matter what type of diabetes you have (pre-diabetic, Type 1, Type 1.5, or type 2) … You won’t regret it. Go here to find out more

 

 

 

Sources

controlled clinical trial on amla and diabetes

Pakistan study on amla and diabetes

A study of the heart and amla (Phyllanthus Emblica)

Wikipedia info on amla

Liver research

Cancer research

Anti-aging research



7 Reasons to Practice yoga’s Breath of Fire

What is Breath of Fire?

Kundalini yoga’s breath of fire is one of its essential breathing techniques. It has many beneficial effects. It is important to master the rhythm of the breath so that it becomes second nature. Proper back posture is critically important to perform breath of fire correctly.

  • It is a rapid, rhythmic, and continuous breath. The exhale and inhale are at the same pace with no pausing of the breath.
  • You breathe through your nose only. Keep your mouth closed.
  • You should remain in a relaxed state of being… only focusing on the breath.
  • It involves a powerful exhalation. Air blasts through your nostrils.
  • The chest remains relaxed during the breathing cycle.
  • Have some patience with this exercise. Do shorter durations until you are comfortable with Breath of Fire.
  • Feeling light-headed or dizzy is common in the beginning. It is like building a muscle. It takes practice to adapt.
  • Try 1 to 3 minutes at first. Five minutes a day will help you purify your blood.
  • Drinking plenty of good water and eating a light diet will also help. (don’t do it on a full stomach)

 

 

breath of fire

What is Kundalini Yoga?

Yogi Bhajan introduced Kundalini Yoga to the United States in the late 60s. He founded the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO) in 1969. Their mission is to help everyone everywhere to recognize their unlocked potential through the powerful effects of Kundalini Yoga practice. They are now found all over the globe.

Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. The kriyas and various yoga sets have a powerful effect on your physical and mental state of well-being. Continued devotion to the techniques will open up a special connection to the divine. You simply feel absolutely wonderful practicing these techniques originally taught by Yogi Bhajan.

Through Kundalini Yoga, you combine the mental, physical, and nervous energies of your body to enable you to reach higher realms of consciousness. Techniques of Kundalini yoga combine breath, mudras, mantras, mental and visual focus, body locks, and postures to balance your glandular system, expand your lung capacity, strengthen your nervous system and purify your blood.

A lot of the techniques consist of movements similar to calisthenics with a yogic twist. There are also the more familiar yoga postures like the cobra pose and the spinal twist. Many of the stretching exercises are familiar to everyone. Yoga has found its way into the modern athletic world. Martial arts have also utilized these warm-up exercises for centuries.

Some of the techniques seem quite bizarre… exotic… esoteric… which I enjoy. It makes you feel like you have gained access to some ancient hidden mysterious knowledge… yoga does go back for millennia. Breath of fire does seem somewhat off the wall, but practicing breath of fire daily has numerous benefits.

 

7 reasons to add Breath of Fire to your day

  1. 5 minutes of breath of fire a day allows for your blood to circulate faster. This will purify your blood by cleansing and releasing toxins that cling to your precious lungs, blood vessels, and cells.
  2. Breath of Fire (BOF) will connect you to a higher state of awareness. Your nervous system will strengthen and It will help dissolve bad internal feelings and induce a feeling of well-being.
  3. BOF behaves as a natural stimulate, It is way better for your system than caffeine and it also stimulates your whole system and energizes your brain activity
  4. Breath of Fire provides an excellent ab workout… it penetrates to your deepest abs (transverse abs dominis) You will feel sore at the beginning within minutes (if you have never worked those muscles before). It makes you feel like you are really working those abs.
  5. Since you are pumping more oxygen into your body, it is moving toxins out of the blood which allows for a faster recovery rate from physical activity and increases physical endurance. It also helps reduce lactic acid buildup which is known to cause muscle soreness.
  6. BOF helps curtail addictive cravings for horrible food, smoking, and drug abuse. It puts you into such a wonderful feeling of well-being (sorta like a natural high).
  7. Continued practice will expand your lung capacity. Mountain climbers have been known to practice breath of fire when the oxygen gets scarce at higher altitudes. BOF also generates heat and could save your life in a hypothermia situation. You feel extremely warm when doing BOF.

 

 

How to Begin a Breath of Fire Session

  • Sit up straight and join your hands together in a prayer pose.
  • Close your eyelids to an almost shut position and focus your eyes upward and towards your brow point.
  • Begin Breath of Fire… 1 to 3 minutes.
  • Inhale… hold for 10 seconds… relax a bit and focus on your natural flow of breath. Notice how you feel internally.
  • Do it again for 3 minutes… inhale deeply and exhale.
  • Repeat this combination 3 to 5 times.

 

Common mistakes in doing Breath of Fire

  • Breathing backward   A lot of people tend to breathe backward. What I mean by this, they pull the belly in while inhaling air. This restricts the amount of space available for your lungs. This is common for smokers. Just now, I pretended I was smoking and sure enough I sucked my gut inwards. Push your belly out while breathing in.
  • Easy on the stomach pumps Do not exaggerate the pumping out of your belly. Breath of Fire comes from higher up near your solar plexus.
  • Losing Focus You may veer away from keeping a balanced ratio of your exhales and inhales. Keep your breath equal for both.

Reasons not to do breath of fire

  • if you’re pregnant
  • heart condition
  • respiratory infection
  • spinal cord disorders

Conclusion

Give this a try. It won’t disappoint. There are many other breathing techniques taught in Kundalini Yoga which help tremendously in relaxation and altering brain wave patterns Kundalini Yoga, as a whole, has a profound effect on your psyche. It’s definitely worth exploring. You will find a wealth of information online and the teachings are spreading throughout the globe. There may well be someone teaching Kundalini Yoga in your city.

Sources

Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization (3HO). The original Kundalini Yoga group with a strong mission. https://www.3ho.org/

Brett Larkin… She has a nice blog with tons of free information and has a membership area on the blog for Kundalini Yoga training and a lot of recorded podcasts.

https://www.brettlarkin.com/how-to-do-breath-of-fire/

Spirit of Yoga also has online classes available at https://www.spiritrisingyoga.org/kundalini-info/breath-of-fire

I am not an affiliate with any of these sources. I purchased a Kundalini Yoga on DVD taught by Nirvair Singh Khalsa and learned how to do Breath of Fire from the course. I only see parts of the course on Amazon and have not been able to locate his whole course. There is a ton of information available from other sources,

 

Many Blessings…

Brian Scott Leist

The Truth about Himalayan Salt

Himalayan crystal salt

Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt

What is the truth about Himalayan salt? This pretty pink colored salt’s popularity has blossomed over the last decade.  Does it really matter what kind of salt you use?  Isn’t salt devastating to your health?  The answers will be presented here and I will let you decide.  

 

Salt… An overlooked gem of the Earth

You have probably heard the saying he is the salt of the earth.  You will find its origins in the old testament.  Its meaning…   a person or group of people of great kindness, reliability, or honesty.  The word salary has its origins in the word salt.  Salt was a way of paying wages in ancient times.  Salt was highly revered back in the day.

Ancient Roman coins.

Did you know that salt is as essential for your health and well-being as water?  True.  We could not survive without both.  Life on earth began in our vast seas.  Life forms originated in a saltwater brine.  A sole.  We are interconnected to the core with water and salt.

When I speak of salt, I am referring to salt in its original form: holistic, unaltered, and natural.  Salt that has crystallized after millions of years.  Himalayan salt is crystallized and unaltered for eons.

 

Water and Salt… Fundamental elements of All Life

Your body consists mainly of water and salt.  There are 94 natural elements on the period table.  Ten of those elements are inert gases. The other 84 natural minerals and trace elements are found in the human body.  Crystal salt contains all of those same elements.  Crystal salt is loaded with the nutrition your body craves.

Salt has a very unique property that differs from all other crystalline structures.  It’s electrical.   Adding crystal salt to water dissolves the salt and creates something new and powerful.  All of the ions from the crystal salt’s 84 minerals are released into the water.  This creates a natural concentrated energy drink full of minerals.  Your secret weapon to start your day!

Each morning… before eating anything… put one teaspoon of sole into a glass of filtered water… don’t add anything else to your stomach while drinking your morning sole water.   The ions – or electrical charges – in the sole are immediately absorbed.  You should feel a surge of energy throughout your body.  The structure of the water is improved with the added sole.  Your body is able to absorb double the amount of water into your cells.

 

Body Electric

Electricity exists everywhere, including inside your body.  Your cells are designed to oversee electrical currents.   Electricity is mandatory for your nervous system.  It is needed for sending signals throughout your body and to your brain.  This makes it possible for you to move, think, and feel.

Thought is an electromagnetic frequency.  Nothing happens in your body without thought.  You could neither think nor act without it.   Salt has direct access to your brain.  It’s crucial for your health and well-being.  It is the foundation of your cellular metabolism.  Salt creates an electrical environment in your body that keeps your cells active and working properly.

Salt is a core nutrient with exceptional abilities and is fundamental in keeping you alive.  The most basic processes in your body require salt.

 

 

If Salt is so good for us…Why is our consumption of salt killing us?

The cold, hard facts are that the salt that you sprinkle on your food every day no longer has anything in common with the salt in its natural form.  It has been heavily processed.  Table salt consists of sodium chloride… only two elements.  Natural crystal salt contains up to 84 minerals and trace elements.

So… what happened?  The industrial revolution came about.  Natural salt was chemically cleaned.  All of the “impurities” were taken out (the essential life-saving minerals and trace elements).  Salt which was once considered white gold has been turned into white poison.  Without the other minerals and trace elements, the body’s PH is thrown off-kilter along with your body’s vibrational pattern.

 

Are aware of how table salt burden’s your body?

Did you know that most people suffer from a lack of salt?  Astonishing!  How can that be? — isn’t salt in everything? — What about the sodium-induced health crisis?   Yes,  many people are over-saturated with sodium chloride.  People are negligent in reading food labels and have no idea how salt can maim them.

Too much sodium overloads your kidneys big time.  Sodium Chloride is detected as a poison by your immune system.  Your body wants to eliminate this toxic substance immediately.  Your body is design to protect itself from harm.

Your body will begin to isolate excess sodium.   Water molecules will surround sodium chloride to neutralize the damage.  This results in water being extracted from your cells.  These dehydrated cells will die prematurely. Cellular health is everything… too much sodium is unbelievably devastating.

 

 

 What is the end result of too much sodium chloride?

You will end up with an oversupply of water in your tissues.   This may lead to cellulite.  Too much sodium chloride may bind itself with non-degradable animal proteins (like found in milk and can not be broken down and eliminated).  This creates uric acid. (the body can’t get rid of uric acid either)  Uric acid unites with sodium and begins to crystallize.  These crystal deposits latch on to your bones and joints.  This may result in arthritis, gout, kidney stones, or gall bladder stones.

Eating tons of sodium packed processed foods causes so much bodily harm and may create serious problems for you down the road.  You are slowly poisoning your system with substances your system can not handle.

 

How the Chemical Industry influences our salt intake

Why is salt chemically processed?  93% of the world’s salt production is used for industrial purposes.   Pure sodium chloride is required for these processes.  The remaining natural elements are considered impurities and tossed out.  Sodium chloride is used in making soaps, plastics and nearly everything else manufactured for our use.

The remain 7% of the manufactured sodium chloride ends up on your table and in processed foods.   This has been beneficial for the food industry… sodium chloride extends the shelf life for many of their products.   Products that have been altered chemically and have little relation to the natural foods used in production.

Who else wants nitrates?

Nitrates belong to the most aggressive carcinogenic substances known to man.  Nitrates may cause cancer in numerous bodily organs.  Food additives such as iodine and fluoride are added to table salt.  These additives have an accelerating effect on the production of nitrates in your stomach.

Aluminum is sometimes added to table salt to prevent clumping.   Aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.  Aluminum effects the bridging of the neural pathways to your brain…  this blocks our thought process…  NATURAL CRYSTAL SALT does the exact opposite…  it enables your brain process to function…  to think and act!  You need salt in its natural form for the body to function as it was designed to do.

 

 

Our Seas have become “waste-disposal-dumping sites

As you know,  salt is abundant in our oceans…  which make up 70% of our planet’s surface…  and are heavily polluted with heavy metals like arsenic,  lead. mercury,  etc…   There is an “island” of plastic the size of TEXAS in the Pacific.   About every single year,  you hear of a ship losing all of its oil in the sea causing disastrous environmental effects.

 

 

So are Seas Salts good for you?

The polluting of our oceans has certainly had a negative impact on sea salt.  If Sea Salt was not contaminated, it would be pure and would contain trace minerals in addition to sodium chloride.  It’s no longer as holistic as it once was.  however; untainted sea salt still exists today!   Millions of years ago some seas evaporated.   The salt beds crystallized.   Earth changes occurred.   These former sea bed rose up and  become mountains.   Mountains contain a vast supple of salt in its natural crystallized form…  unaltered…  containing all its holistic goodness.

 

 

Sea Salt.

What about Celtic salts? 

Natural Celtic sea salts are found in the coastal area of France.  It is unrefined and greyish purple color comes from the surrounding clay.  Celtic salt is handpicked using traditional Celtic methods. Solar drying Celtic salt exposes vast brine ponds and may be exposed to atmospheric contaminants and wildlife droppings.  The drying process may also remove beneficial elements.

 

 

What is Rock Salt?

95% of the salt found in salt mines is rock salt.   Most of your natural elements are also found in rock salt,  but they are too coarse and unrefined for proper cell absorption.   Rock salt is still better for you than table salt and will not harm your body.  Salt needs to time and pressure to crystallize for your cells to ingest.

 

 

What is the difference between Rock Salt and Crystal Salt?

Rock salt is a cheap alternative to table salt.  It is natural and not toxic like sodium chloride.  Biochemically speaking it offers little in regards to your health.  The elements in rock salt failed to integrate into a crystalline structure.  Your cells can only absorb elements that occur in ionic form.  Considerable pressure is required for the transformation to ionic form.   The elements are transformed into a specific size,  so they can pass through a cell wall.   This is critical: Cells can only take in what is available organically or ionically.

Himalayan crystal salt has been subjected to millions of years of enormous pressure.  This how the crystalline structure forms.  The stronger the amount of pressure salt undergoes results in more a more superior crystalline structure…  there are after all varying grades of salt… isn’t that true with many of nature’s wonders.  Using better soil,  fertilizers, and sun results in better quality fruits and vegetables.

 

How is Himalayan Crystal Salt mined?

In the days of yore,  crystal salt was called “king’s salt”…  only the best for nobility…  I guess times haven’t changed much.   Your average “Joe” was left with common rock salt (still natural).   All of this salt was mined of course.  Mining for salt stopped when it ceased being profitable.

Pure crystal salt occurs sporadically and in veins,  so it’s impossible to mine mechanically (to separate from common rock salt).  Crystal salt must be hand-mined to maintain its wonderful natural goodness.   Manuel mining of crystal salt is not economically feasible.   For people to experience potential and regenerating effects that have been discovered in crystal salt,  it is necessary to make it available consumption.

Holistic theories are compelling only when put into practice and proven.  All salts in crystallized form are not equal.  Testing is needed to ensure the quality of the salt.

 

Beware of knockoffs!

When the publishing of research data of Himalayan salt was released,  the market place was flooded with pink salt.  People were out to make a quick buck.  Colored rock salt is marketed as Himalayan salt.   Careless separation processes also may result in a mixture of Himalayan salt and rock salt.  Testing is critical in making sure the elements so crucial for optimum health are present.

Ask the vendor what region and what mine their salt came from.   You also want to ask for the required analysis to prove the validity of the salt.   You may request verification that all the natural elements are present in the crystal salt.

Make sure is was hand-mined and prepared manually.  You must be diligent in your search for the purest Himalayan crystal salt.  Merchants,  at times,  are more focused on profits than providing the healthiest choice.  These merchants are peddling from the salt mines of Poland or salt plains in Pakistan.

The Original Himalayan Crystal Salt

The original Himalayan Crystal Salt referred to in this post can be recognized by the logo displayed below. To see the research data click here  Just look for the Salt Health Research tab on the top menu.

This is the official logo of The Original Himalayan Crystal Salt.

 

 

There are several hundred doctors using this ancient holistic knowledge in their practices today.   For thousands of years, the doctor used nothing more than water and salt in their practices to treat patients.

 

 

Use Crystal Salt to Energize your life

Many health-conscious people spend a lot of hard-earned money at health food stores these days.  Amazon recently purchased Whole Foods Market, so anyone can see that this trend is growing in popularity.  A lot of healthy-minded individuals don’t think about SALT at all as part of their health regimen.  There just hasn’t been any buzz in regards to SALT.

 

A study was done comparing people who drank the highest quality water and consumed the best grade of salt (but were less food-conscious) … vs… a group of health-conscious individuals who paid NO ATTENTION to water and salt qualities. Guess what?  Most of the people who paid more attention to their water and salt intake had healthier organs… than the health food store junkies…

 

 

Add some alkaline water to your diet for best results

Choosing the right water to drink is critically paramount for optimum health (as well as crystal salt);  so,  I will mention a little about alkalinity here.  Crystal salt and clean filtered water make SOLE. (discussed later in the post)  Which has many beneficial effects when combined.  Adding high alkaline water to your life will enable you to balance your PH along with crystal salt.

You can buy alkaline strips online to test your water.   A low PH indicates a high amount of acid in your body.  Adding alkaline foods to your diet and reducing acid-forming food will help you balance your PH.

 

Two of the best alkaline waters available in the market.  Icelandic Glacial Water and Fiji Water.

 

 

Fiji water.   The optimum PH level for humans is 7.2.   Fiji water has become immensely popular in recent years.  It is artesian well water slowly filtered through volcanic rock gathering minerals and electrolytes along the way.  It has been preserved and protected naturally from the elements.  The water’s  PH is 7.7 when tested.  You can find more about Fiji water here.

Icelandic Glacial Water.  Iceland is renowned for having one of the world’s cleanest ecosystems.  This water is bottled from the famous Olfus spring.  They make sure that no contaminants get into the water.  The first time the air comes in contact with the water is when the consumer removes the cap off the bottle.  Icelandic Glacial Water has an amazing PH of 8.4!

Benefits of Alkaline water

  • May increase cell hydration
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Helps balance your body’s PH
  • may help flush toxins
  • may help normalize your blood pressure

 

 

 

 

 

PH levels of common drinks.

 

What happens when you combined filtered water and crystal salt?

SOLE is created when salt and water unite.  No,  SOLE is not a wonder drug…  it is simply a food source…  albeit a very good source of nutrition for your body.  Using SOLE every day may restore yourself to optimum health; but,  you must also come to terms with what got you on the road to sickness in the first place.  You may need to take a serious look at what you eat and drink on a regular basis.  Half measures will avail you nothing.  If you want to be the best YOU… changes need to occur in YOUR lifestyle.

 

Healing Effects of Salt

In ancient times,  SALT was seen as the 5th element (regarded as vital for survival).  Water and salt were used as a remedy for many ailments.  In modern times,  people everywhere are now beginning to consider the healing benefits of natural crystal salts.  You find crystal salt in everything these days from soaps, scrubs, facial mud packs to bath salt.  Crystal salt is also being utilized in inhalation and cleansing treatments.

The healing properties of salt are also well-known in modern medicine.   Poland has a hospital built deep inside a salt mine in the city of Wieliczka….  750 feet below the surface!  Treatments are specially designed for asthmatics and people with lung disorders.   The healing rate is an astonishing 90%… thousands have been treated there.

 

 

The healing taking place goes beyond the purity of the air in the cave.  Salt has the ability to balance positively charged ions.   Common devices in your home create positive ions: computers, TV, Stereos, microwaves, etc… Your house is thus charged with electromagnetic energy.  This throws your body’s energy field out of whack.  30 seconds on your cell open up the blood-brain barrier… a natural barrier that protects your brain from toxins.

Surrounded by millions of tons of salt in these mines,  patients benefit from the enormous power of the salt’s frequency and vibration.  All symptoms of illness may be therapeutically neutralized by crystal salt.

The problem arises once someone leaves the salt chamber.  Illness may relapse to its original position; HOWEVER,  there is an alternative solution.  Develop a daily habit of SOLE drinking therapy.  Crystal salt has the ability to balance positively charged ions.  Salt has neutralizing effects that may bring balance back into your system.  When you are ill and suffer from an energy deficiency,  crystal salt may help restore your energy.

 

 

 

SOLE… Mother Soup of all Life Forms

You create something entirely new when combing crystal salt and water…  water is no longer water… salt is no longer salt.  The elements have freed themselves from their restricted forms and have reached a higher form of energy.  3 billion years passed by on Earth with water, salt, and sunlight as being the only game in town.  Life was finally created from salt and water and sunlight.  Salt has always played a HUGE role in all life forms.

Your body consists of the same elements as the sea… the sea of life.  The primordial “soup” of life.  Your body has the same ratio of elements (84 minerals and trace elements) as does salt and water.  So it makes total sense to make sure your body gets what it needs to function at optimum levels.  Table salt is not going to help you.  Those elements were stripped out for commercial uses.

You can not absorb the minerals from mineral water because they would not be able to penetrate into your cells.  Creating a sole with crystal salt and filtered water would be able to be absorbed by your cells.  You need the organic or ionic state of an element for your body to make use of it.

Can Disease be your friend?

Nobody wants health issues.  A wave of fears engulfs anyone who receives unexpected news from their doctor.  A wave of depression and anxiety overwhelm many of us.  But UNDERSTAND this…your body is trying to wake you up…  something is wrong…  you need to pay attention.  You may need to explore other options concerning your dietary habits.  Adding plenty of non-carbonated low mineral water with sole drinking therapy may help you regain your health.

Healing Power of Sole

SOLE provides a 24-hour lasting effect.  Your body will receive the exact vibration it’s missing. You will need high-grade Himalayan Crystal Salt rocks.  Put them in a glass jar and fill it with alkaline water…  wait 24 hours for the salt rocks to dissolve.(this will create a 26% sole solution…  take one teaspoon of sole and add it to 8 ounces of alkaline water first thing in the morning…  on an empty stomach.  It is important to do this daily for the best results.

Your intestines will be stimulated within minutes.  You may experience a general state of well-being as its goodness seeps into your body.  Electrolytes are created when drinking SOLE.

SOLE has a balancing effect on your system.  Within 15 minutes, your blood pressure will lower (if you have high blood pressure), but it will raise if your blood pressure is low, to begin with.  Your PH levels may be brought back into balance with sole.  Your body will start to flush out toxins and intestinal waste.  It will help clean your insides out.

You may experience some negative effects as a result.  Removing waste rapidly may result in diarrhea.  Your body may have stored up fermented and rotten substances over the years.  Realize this is good news…  getting rid of bodily garbage.  This may include kidney and gallstones being loosened up and thus released.  They would cause more trouble down the road if not removed now.  The cleansing process will differ for everyone. Some people have accumulated more waste over time than others.

Sole may also help break down deposits on joints.  This may help people that have arthritis or gout find some relief.  It is also good for your skin.  Intestinal health affects how your skin looks.  Your skin mirrors your inside conditions.  Sole is excellent for treating skin disorders.

 

Ways SOLE is Used

  • SOLE Drinking Therapy
  • SOLE Inhalation
  • Flushing out your Sinuses
  • Eye Wash
  • SOLE Bath
  • Flotation Tanks
  • Topical Applications
  • SOLE Wraps
  • Salt-Sachet Applications
  • Body Peeling
  • SOLE Mud
  • Crystal Salt Ionizers
  • Crystal Salt Lamps

Applications

There is hardly a more efficient and natural remedy than Crystal Salt and quality natural spring water.  Together,  they may stimulate your body’s natural way to heal itself.  Since  Himalayan Crystal Salt contains the exact mineral combination as does the human body,  it may have a beneficial effect on all diseases.  Some scientists and doctors feel there is only one disease: energy deficiency.  Their philosophy on healing… remove the cause… not the symptoms.

Modern medicine believes in relieving symptoms…  prescribing medications…  suggest usage hot of cold pads for swellings…  physical therapy… rest… etc…  You seldom receive dietary advice; however, they may send you to see a dietitian.   Big pharma has gotten WAY too involved in pushing their agenda and influencing modern medicine.   Pharmaceuticals have damaging side effects and often lead to more scripts to counteract horrendous side effects… INSANITY!  These noxious prescriptions also suppress the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Most doctors don’t undergo a lot of nutritional training.  This is my biggest problem with modern medicine.  Thanks for a growing segment of MD’s who have dedicated themselves to educating the general public to use food as their greatest weapon… or defense…  against disease. (remember…  water and salt are also food)

 

 

Natural Skin Care

Skin….  your body’s largest organ… acts as a mirror in regards to your health… will tell you how your body is doing internally…  The high acid content in your body will be reflected on your skin.  This is a sign that your PH is out of balance.

The skincare market is huge (as you well know).  Many skincare products may acidify your body even more.  Again… you need to treat the cause… not the symptoms.  So if you have a skin problem,  find out what is causing those blemishes.  Eating a lot of protein such as eggs, meats, and dairy may make you more prone to having skin issues.

It is important to drink SOLE each morning on an empty stomach as well as topical salt applications for your complexion.  The topical applications should be continued until an inner balance is reached inside your body… SOLE drinking therapy should remain a part of your daily regimen.

 

 

Skin Blemishes  Unhealthy skin conditions such as acne or eczema need identical treatment with salt therapy.  Your inside bodily condition is trying to give you a heads up.  Your intestinal system has probably been compromised.  Your body can’t get rid of all the toxins,  so they are excreted through your pores.

A change of diet, as well as a colon cleanse, is advisable to eliminate the cause.  It is also extremely important to guzzle down plenty of quality spring water with high alkaline content.  Your water should be low in minerals.  The water will help flush out fermented bodily waste that has been attached to your intestines.

Sole applications…. morning sole and 2 to 3 quarts of low mineral and non-carbonated water a day,  1 % topical sole and applying a sole mud mask twice a week.

 

Neurodermatitis  This condition is caused by an allergic reaction.  It may be caused by an allergy to dairy.  Symptoms may appear as early as infancy.  The skin may develop brittle scabs that can develop anywhere on the body.  The scabs itch and are extremely uncomfortable.

Dietary changes are recommended to fight back.  You may really consider avoiding all dairy products, animal proteins, wheat, sugar, and processed foods…  your diet can be your friend…  or foe.

Sole applications…. morning sole and 2 to 3 quarts of low mineral and non-carbonated water a day, crystal sole bath (up to 5% sole solution).

 

Psoriasis  This skin disease is genetically inherited and waits until adulthood to ravage your outer appearance…. red-spotted skin usually covered with white flakes.  You may keep it in remission by sticking to a whole food plant-based diet.  Adding salt therapy may perform wonders in combating psoriasis.  Doctors are familiar with the healing effects of salt in treating psoriasis and recommend bathing in highly concentrated salt water (like the Dead Sea).  This only provides temporary relief unless you bring the ocean home with you. The good news… now you can!

Sole applications…. morning sole and 2 to 3 quarts of low mineral and non-carbonated water a day, a bath with a high concentration of sole (3% solution)… keep the water temperature of the bath at or below your body temperature (98.6 F)… don’t rinse off the salt… dab with towel to dry your skin…2x a week for 20 minutes, sole mud is also helpful as well as salt flotation tanks (if you can find one).

 

Athletes Foot  Your itchy feet may be cured rapidly and effectively with crystal salt sole therapy.  It may take longer if your toenails get infected.

Sole applications…. morning sole and 2 to 3 quarts of low mineral and non-carbonated water a day, and bath your feet in a 10% concentrated sole solution… dab your feet dry with a towel after your soak.

 

Warts  Annoying ugly little skin growths,  warts, can be a chore to get rid of.  Crystal salt…  is effective in chiseling away at these unwanted pests.  Warts are caused by viruses that get inside your skin.  Strengthening your immune system also aids in getting rid of warts.

Sole application… sole drink in the morning (for your immune system), make a sole wrap for the wart and you may apply some sole mud.

 

Insect Bites  You may treat bug bites with the sole.  It aids in the swelling and itching.  You may also use a topical for poison ivy, oak, and sumac.

Sole applications… use a pure sole solution (26%)  on the affected areas of skin.  this helps with the itching and swelling.  You may also apply sole mud.

Allergies

Allergy disorders have been on the rise over the last few decades.  Causes are numerous: poor dietary habits, genetics, toxic chemical, elector-smog, vaccinations… etc.   Salt mine chambers have offered relief for allergic conditions.  As soon as you leave a salt hospital setting, symptoms return.  Crystal salt offers a salt therapy solution in your own home.

 

Asthma  This is a respiratory disease that affects the airways to the lungs.  Asthma victims feel like they are suffocating during an episode.  Symptoms are coughing wheezing, difficulty in breathing, and chest tightness or pain.  The problem most often occurs during exhalation.

Many factors can trigger an asthma attack… such as… pollen… mold… pet dander… chemicals… stress… food additives… the list goes on.

If you consider treating asthma with crystal salt therapy, stay with the protocol set forth by your MD(along with salt therapy).  Stopping asthma medication may trigger an attack.  Only after the salt has proved its effectiveness through holistic treatment can you begin to taper off your meds. (while working with your doctor)

Sole applications…. morning sole and 2 to 3 quarts of low mineral and non-carbonated water a day, inhalation of a 1% sole solution (do this 2x a day for 15 minutes), use a crystal salt ionizer at home, and bath in a 1% solution once a week.

 

Hay Fever and allergic eye infections  Grass and pollen are the main culprits of allergies.  Over 10% of the world’s industrial population suffers from hay fever.  Our immune systems have been unable to keep up with environmental pollution.  The signs of hay fever are sneezing and itching of your nose.  Your eyes and nose excrete a watery solution.

Sole applications… morning sole and 2 to 3 quarts of low mineral and noncarbonated water, flush your nose with a 1% solution of sole with a neti pot several times a day (this removes pollen from your mucous membrane), use a 1% sole solution for your eyes ( use an eye flush cap)–this will not burn your eyes–, and a crystal salt ionizer will help.

 

 

Colds

Everyone is familiar with the common cold.  You may experience a sore throat, coughing, a runny nose, bronchitis, ear infections, sinus infections with a cold.  You can catch a cold any time of the year.  Hay fever sometimes is mistaken as a cold.  Crystal salt therapy is an awesome prevention ritual.

 

Sore Throat  Scratchy throats are often an early signal of an oncoming cold.  Your mouth is the most common gateway for infections to get into your system.  If your immune system is not strong enough,  your throat can get infected.

Sole applications…  morning sole and 2 to 3 quarts of low mineral and non-carbonated water, gargle with a 1% sole solution and use a cold throat wrap with a highly concentrated sole.  Soak in the pure sole (26%) and leave it on for an hour.

 

Infected Ears Cold may lead to your eardrums being infected.  Your eardrum trumpet is essential to cut off from air circulation and infection may occur.

Sole applications… morning sole and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water per day,  flush your nose 2x a day with a neti pot (1% sole solution), and heat up a crystal salt sachet in your oven (120-140 F) 2x per day for 20 minutes each.

 

Sinus Infections  Some people suffer continually from nasal congestion.  This infection could develop into headaches and sinus infections.  If you currently suffer from congestion, flushing out your nose would be a good routine to add to your life.  The salt solution moisturizes inside your nose making it difficult for bacteria and viruses to settle in and do damage.

Sole applications… Morning sole routine and drinking 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonates and low mineral water per day, and flush your nose with a neti pot containing a 1% sole solution 2x a day.

 

Bronchitis  Colds often follow a certain pattern beginning in your throat, rising to your nasal area, and finally attacking your bronchial area.  This is when your bronchial tubes become inflamed.  Your bronchial tubes are responsible for the airflow to your lungs.

There several forms of bronchitis and can take several weeks to dissipate.  Smokers are especially prone to chronic bronchitis.

Sole applications… Morning sole and drinking 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water, perform sole inhalation therapy once or twice a day with a 1% sole solution, and also recommended is using a crystal salt ionizer.

 

Himalayan Salt Inhaler

 

Flu  The symptoms of flu are more intense than the common cold… but have many similarities.  You may also experience fevers, muscle aches and vomiting.  Flu can also develop into pneumonia and require hospitalization.

Sole applications… your morning sole and 2 to 3 quarts of low mineral and non-carbonated water per day, take a sole bath with a 1 percent solution (don’t do the sole bath if you have a fever), and cold-soaked sole thigh wraps are effective for lowering fevers.

 

 

Skeletal Diseases

Diseases of the skeletal system,  known as the locomotion system, include infectious arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis, gout, osteoporosis and bone injuries. The primary causes of rheumatic diseases is poor diet, lack of exercise, and water over a long period of time. Crystallized deposits begin to form on the joints leading to inflammation.

Contributing factors to a poor diet include: consuming a large number of animal proteins, sugar, table salt, refined flours, and booze.  It doesn’t help the situation when you do not drink enough water to flush the toxins out.  After starting your sole solutions therapy, you may experience aggravation at first and may experience a little pain.  Drinking a lot of water will help ease the pain as you rid your body of these toxins.

Arthritis and Gout  Conditions like these are characterized by painful swelling and reddening of the skin.  Heat usually increases the discomfort, so it’s best to ice the swelling down.

Sole applications… morning sole and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water, use a pure sole (26%) cold wrap around the affected area several times a day, and a sole mud wrap to alleviate the pain as well (you may want to put a cold wet towel on top to prevent the mud from drying out to quick.  Leave the mud on for an hour.

 

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis  These diseases are caused by the deterioration of your cartilage and your tissues wearing out.  Apply heat to help alleviate pain.  Osteoporosis patients benefit greatly from sole since the solution is full of minerals from the crystal salt.  Your body can not break down cow’s milk calcium, so this will not help osteoporosis.  You can get calcium from your garden by eating nuts, whole wheat, sesame products, and legumes.  These foods have the amino acids your body can absorb to help your calcium intake.

Sole solution… morning sole routine and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water, using heat is good for degenerative bone diseases, so use a sole wrap with a 10% solution.  You can also heat a crystal salt sachet in your oven (120-140 F) and place on the problem area for 20 minutes, take a sole bath with a 2% solution, and gradually increase to 8%.  The water temperature should not exceed 98.6 F and do not take a sole bath during flare-ups.

 

 

Broken Bones and Pulled Muscles or Tendons.  Skeletal injuries always cause inflammation, so treat them like infections. Sole not only alleviates pain and reduces swelling,, it may also help accelerate the regeneration process.

Sole applications… morning sole routine and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water, wrap a towel soaked in highly concentrated sole on your injury and wrap a dry towel over the soaked towel.  A sol mud wrap will also help and put a wet towel over the mud towel to keep the mud from drying to quickly.

 

 

Indigestion and Malfunctioning Metabolism

In the Western world, the most common ailments are rheumatic diseases and indigestion.  The cause is usually similar: lack of exercise, poor lifestyle choices, nutritional deficiencies, and lack of good water.  This may lead to stomach problems, diarrhea, constipation, liver and gallbladder issues, and excess fat in your blood and urine, diabetes, and putrefied intestines.

Maintaining a healthy diet “should” be obvious; however, the evidence says otherwise.  The so-called factory foods are killing us…  slowly…  but surely.  I know that I spent years eating these “foods” without a thought.  Yea… I know eating junk food isn’t healthy, but as long as I didn’t over consume them… was how I rationalized eating these addictive foods.

Modern people have been tricked into eating this nonsense.  There is a huge cover-up in corporate America concerning food.  Do you ever take time and read food labels?  If it doesn’t sound like food, you probably shouldn’t eat it.   Look around… obese people are everywhere… too many people are overweight… even young children… something is seriously wrong with our food choices.

Crystal salt can help, but it is so important to eat the right foods.  Stop eating processed foods.  They are garbage… poison… agents of death.   Some of the ingredients in American food are banned in other countries.

The optimum diet consists of natural, wholesome, and living foods.  Most people have an acidic condition, so it is wise to steer towards alkaline foods (vegetables, fruits, and nuts) to balance your PH.  Again, acid-forming foods consist of animal proteins, dairy products, eggs, and sugar.

Adding crystal salt sole may stimulate your digestive organs and support the digestive fluids in your pancreas and liver and regulate your metabolism.

Sole application… morning sole routine and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water.

 

 

Kidney and Bladder Issues

Your kidneys are very important for getting rid of toxins.  They filter your blood and extract pollutants.  Women are more likely to experience urinary tract infections, and men may experience agonizing kidney stones more than women.  It is paramount to drink a lot of good water for proper kidney functioning.  Sole may help break down and dissolve kidney and gallbladder stones.  The passing of the stones can be painful… but worthwhile… as the body will have healed itself.

Sole application… morning sole routine and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water, use hot sole soaked wraps if experiencing pain in the area of your kidneys, and you can also use a crystal salt sachet on those painful areas.

 

 

 

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the most common disease known to mankind.  Every problem concerning your heart, arteries, and blood vessels can be linked to an unhealthy lifestyle. (poor food choices, smoking, lack of exercise, stress… etc) 

Your health can bounce back with a change in lifestyle.  The best thing you can do for your heart is to look into a whole food plant-based diet.  There is a buzz about this movement on YOUTUBE with very convincing evidence.  I myself have gotten my blood pressure and other vitals under control with this way of eating.  It is amazing how good your body feels eating this way.

Sole therapy can also come in to play to aid yourself back to health.  Sole may balance your blood pressure.  Sole may also help dissolve plaque buildup in your arteries and blood vessels, but if don’t change your lifestyle you may continue to have problems.  There is nothing scarier than pain associated with your heart.  I personally don’t want to experience that again.

Sole application… morning sole routine and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water.

 

 

Sleeping Disorders, Nervousness, and Poor Concentration

Insomnia is on the rise… along with anxiety disorder… and the ability to concentrate.  ADHD is now more common among children.  Himalayan crystal salt lamps may help alleviate tension.  I use one myself and notice a shift in the energy of the room when it is on.  It creates a sense of well- being in myself.  Crystal salt lamps are good to have around modern devices that create electromagnetic fields.  Try one next to your bed while you sleep.

Sole application… morning sole routine and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water, a sole bath can be beneficial once in a while, crystal salt ionizers and lamps may also help with your mood.

 

 

Cancer

The BIG C.  The thought of cancer scared me as a kid… along with leprosy ( I went to Catholic school).  When I was a kid I thought cancer was a great mystery and it could just happen for no reason.  The cancers plaguing children most often are different than cancer that adults suffer from.  I am a huge believer in ST Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and used to work for one of their fundraising arms.  Danny Thomas was famous for saying “No child should die in the dawn of life”.

Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue.  Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body.

Some believe that negative thought patterns can affect the very cells in our bodies… fear… stress… lack of love.  Doctors are finding more about cancer every year.  Sole usage may help your system in regeneration.

Sole application… morning sole routine and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water, take a 1% sole solution bath every so often as your physical system allows.

 

 

Eye Diseases

60% of Americans wear glasses or contacts.  As you age, you may suffer from a dehydrated eyeball a may need to get glasses.  The most common eye problems are caused by environmental factors such as TVs, Computers, heating and air units, and dehydration.  Pollen can also cause eye issues. Sole eye baths can alleviate these problems and may even reduce impaired vision due to old age.

Sole application… morning sole routine and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water, for chronic conditions wash your eyes with a 1% sole solution (it won’t burn)2 to 3 times per day until the problem is resolved.

 

Heavy Metals

Heavy metals are everywhere in our modern-day environment.  They are present in our soils and find there way into our food and water supply.  They are extremely toxic to your immune system and difficult for your body to eliminate.  Excessive heavy metals like arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury can lead to headaches, exhaustion, depression, and to a lack of vitality.  Crystal salt may help remove toxins from your body.

Sole application… morning sole routine and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water.

 

 

 

Dental Hygiene

Crystal salt works well for your oral and dental hygiene.  It helps control tarter and may aid in preventing cavities.  Most dental decay is caused by a high acid content in your mouth and throat.  The crystal salt may help re-balance your PH in your mouth and may help dental issues.  It may also help regenerate your teeth enamel.

Sole application… morning sole routine and 2 to 3 quarts of non-carbonated and low mineral water.  Every morning brush your teeth with a pure sole (26%) and gargle your mouth for 3 minutes with a pure sole.

 

 

Salt-Based Cosmetics

Recently, crystal salt has found its way into cosmetics.  You can find numerous salt-based beauty products on the shelves of stores from soaps to lotions and masks… however… be careful because many of these are produced with refined salts.  Look for products that contain the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt.

 

 

 

 

More about Original Himalayan Salt

 

Isn’t all salt the same?

If the quality of salt really matters to you, there are five things to consider before you purchase salt.

  1. The number of trace minerals in the salt
  2. The ratio of those minerals
  3. The size of the particles and the structure of those minerals.
  4. Has the salt been contaminated with additives, chemicals or pollution?
  5. Research shows the mineral content and health benefits.

     

Microscopic photos of various salt types.

 

Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® is the purest, healthiest salt on the planet.

The ideal addition to support your health.

Includes 84 elements and minerals.
Provides your body with Electrolytes.
Improves cell hydration*
 Supports acid-alkaline balance*
Helps establish normal blood pressure*
Supports detoxification and helps intestinal health*
 Supports a properly functioning metabolism*

Here is a link to all of the research on Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® as well as the research in the book, Water and Salt the Essence of Life.

When making choices about our health, we sometimes gravitate towards what you think is helpful without knowing all the facts.  Quality matters!  This goes for anything you put in your body.  Please try the best for yourself… you only have your health… nothing else matters more… not all the gold in the world… you can offer so much more to life when you feel good mentally and physically.

I choose Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® because it is the BEST! And I hope you do too!   Purchase Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Right Here

Does it really have 84 minerals and trace elements? Do you have a  certificate of analysis to prove the source of all the trace minerals mentioned in the book, Water & Salt the Essence of Life? – Here is our Certificate of Analysis

PS Take a tour of the site… you will see different kinds of salt therapy devices and products to choose from.

 

Many blessings,

Brian

Different kinds of Salt

Original Himalayan Crytal Salt

Himalayan or Pink Salt

Sea/Celtic Salt

Table Salt

Trace
Minerals

84

?

5 (depending on source)

2

Additives &
Pollutants

No

?

Depends on the source, anti-caking may be used, Pollutants, radioactive waste, heavy metals

Anti-caking agents Pollutants: plastic,cyanide, aluminum and others

Origin
Foothills of the Himalayan mountains in Pakistan

South America, Poland, Australia, or Pakistan

Worldwide

Worldwide

Structure &
Particle Size


Crystalline

?

Crystalline with Subtle isolation

Crystalline with total isolation

Mining
Process

Hand mined, cleaned and gently crushed with stone grinders

Industrially mined often
using explosives

Evaporated salt from the oceans or saltwater lakes then chemically refined at high temperatures removing most of the trace minerals

Explosives then chemically cleaned in a lab removing trace elements to leave Na and Ci

Scientific
Research

Yes

No

No

No

Making various quantities of 1% Sole Water

Quantity of Water      

Quantity of Sole

1 cup (8oz)   

1 ½ tsp (6g)

1 Quart (4 cups)  

2 Tbsp (30 g)

2 Quarts (½ Gallon)

4 Tbsp (60g)

3 Quarts (12 cups) 

 6 Tbsp

4 Quarts (1 Gallon)   

½ Cup

2 Gallons (32 Cups)

1 Cup

3 Gallons (48 Cups)

1 ½ Cups

4 Gallons (64 cups)

 2 Cups

10 Gallons (160 Cups)

5 Cups

100 Gallons 

50 Cups

 

Various Concentrations of Sole Solution

% of Sole Solution 

Amt of Fine Salt

Amt of Water

Application

1% 

½ tsp (2g)

7 ounces

for eyes & nose

1% 

tsp (8g) 

28 ounces 

for inhalation

1% 

2.2 lbs 

26 gallons

for sole bathing

2% 

6 tsp (24g)

34 ounces Water

for Inhalation

3% 

6.6lbs (3 Kilos)

26 gallons

for Sole Bathing

10% 

6 Tbsp ( 3 Kilos)

34 ounces Water

for Partial Bathing

SOURCES.   Since salt research is limited, I got a lot of information from “Water & Salt… the healing power of nature” Dr. Med. Barbara Hendel and Peter Ferreira.  Their book is loaded with research data to back up their findings.  Some of my other sources are found here.

I have presented researched data and I am not making any claims that salt will cure any ailments.  Salt is food and as many natural substances whether it is a vegetable, fruits, nuts, herbs, and minerals, contain properties that help human beings maintain optimum health.

PS This is not a sponsored post; however, I was referring to the Original Crystal Salt label in regards to this post and my link is to the only company that I could find currently.  There were two other companies outside the United States previously as mentioned in the book “Water & Salt”, but I could not locate current product links.

You can go to Power organics out of Shasta California and purchase a high-grade salt there.  I am not an affiliate there but have used their products.  They are a fine company with research on their website.  I was first introduced to this topic through them.  They no longer have an affiliate program, but I do recommend them.  Their salt research shows 74 minerals and trace elements present.  https://powerorganics.com/