Today's table and cooking salts are void of vital trace minerals naturally occurring in salt.

Common table salt is poison that has nothing in common with natural salt. "Chemically cleaned" table salt is sodium chloride, an unnatural chemical form of salt that your body recognizes as something completely foreign. Dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, the excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt.

Add to this the toxic additives used in table salt. Iodine and fluoride we have been convinced into believing are necessary to maintain health. Calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, and aluminum hydroxide are often added to improve the ability of table salt to pour. Aluminum in table salt is a light alloy that deposits into your brain, believed to be a potential cause of Alzheimer's disease.

Ingesting excessive amounts of sodium chloride in table salt can contribute to problems like cellulite build up, rheumatism, arthritis and gout, kidney and gall bladder stones.

Excessive salt intake has been shown to increase blood pressure, possibly leading to heart disease.

Replace with - Unrefined Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt.

A caution on the Celtic Sea Salt, recently as high as 89% of the producers of Celtic Sea Salt are utilizing refining techniques that lower the nutritional quality of the final product

Himalayan Salt has been shown to contain minerals and trace elements in colloidal form; meaning they are so small your cells can readily absorb them.

Himalayan Salt is mined by hand and hand-washed, avoiding the chemical transformation caused during processing. This product would be considered a healthy alternative to the chemically altered table salt.

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This information is not designed as or intended to be used as medical diagnosis or advice. Patients should consult their physicians about diagnosis and treatment.