Himalayan 'pink' Salt is a very popular salt with over
74,000 monthly search returns on Google, followed by regular sea salt
at 33,100 and 'Celtic' sea salt at 5,400. Pink Himalayan salt was
discovered around 325 BC in Khewra, Pakistan. Centuries later, standardized
salt mining practices were introduced to make it more widely available.
Finally, those mining techniques were improved to the 'Room and Pillar'
excavation method in 1827. Ever since that time, Himalayan pink
salt has been mined and sold for human consumption.
About Himalayan Salt
Himalayan Salt is mined from an ancient ocean deposit along the Himalayan
Mountain foothills in Northeast Pakistan and goes for around 186 miles,
approximately between the Jhelum River to the Indus River. The salt deposits
vary from 5 to 19 miles wide, and are mined using traditional excavations
The book “Water & Salt: The Essence Of Life: The Healing Power of
Nature” was written January 1, 2003 by Barbara Hendel and Peter Ferreira
and recommended making and drinking a Himalayan salt sole. Numerous other
health advocates have also recommended making the sole, and provide instructions
for making various concentrations for different health purposes.
Testing Trace Elements in Himalayan Salt
Unfortunately, Himalayan salt has a very limited amount of trace elements
(2.06%), a pH of 6.15, and a sodium chloride content of 97.35% (37.4%
sodium and 59.8% chloride). Considering that 1.24% of the Himalayan
Pink Salt trace elements is sulfur that only leaves 0.82% for body mineral
balancing. In controlled tests Ron Garner, BEd, MSc [i] took three
(3) 225 ml water samples of 7.01 pH with an ORP value of 156, and added
three different salts: Himalayan pink salt, sea salt, and happy mood salt
for comparison of dissolved sole pH and ORP values.
A higher pH in food salt is said to alkalinize the body, and a lower ORP
value means more anti-oxidant properties are available. The Himalayan
pink salt water pH lowered to an acid 6.01 with gram of pink salt to
a maximum of 6.15 pH with 8 grams. Additionally, harmful oxidation increased,
to a 160 ORP with 1/2 gram to a 182 ORP with 8 grams of Himalayan
pink salt. Both the other salt samples increased in pH and lowered
in ORP values, which is the goal of creating a Healthy Salt ™ water sole.
Sodium chloride and trace mineral readings of the other salts used in
the tests were more desirable than the Himalayan pink salt. Sea salt sample
used contained 83.9% sodium chloride (33% sodium, 50.9% chloride) and
16.1% trace minerals; and the happy mood salt sample contained 80% sodium
chloride (35.3% sodium, 44.7% chloride) and 20% trace minerals.
HIGHEST pH And Lowest Sodium With A Wide Range Of Critical Sea
Minerals As Well
The very best salt, Healthy Salt ™ by Creatrix Solutions, has been identified and thoroughly
tested that contains the lowest sodium chloride, highest pH, lowest
moisture, smallest particle size and highest trace mineral percentage
to support healthy alkalinity and mineral balancing. Healthy Salt ™TM boasts
the highest pH of 10.72, contains 76.27% sodium chloride (23.03% sodium
and 53.24% chloride), 0.35% moisture, 3.49% fat and a significant amount
of trace minerals in comparison to all other salts. Some salts can contain
as much as 10% moisture, such as Celtic sea salt, and the Hawaiian bamboo
jade sea salt is 4.5%. Healthy Salt ™TM also contains healthy levels of
calcium, copper, iodine, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, potassium,
sulfur, and zinc compared to other salts. Mesh screen testing showed 86.1%
of Healthy Salt ™ passed through a #65 mesh, 78.2% through a #80 mesh and
18.8% through a #200 mesh. In other words, a majority of the Healthy Salt ™TM
particles measure about 177 microns or .0070 inches, and their small particle
size enhances absorption into the body.
Clearly the benefits of healthy forms of salt and minerals are being rediscovered,
and incorporated into foods being prepared all over the world. However,
the most popular Himalayan pink salt being sold today is not scientifically
measuring up to the successful marketing campaigns for making and drinking
sole. As it turns out Healthy Salt ™ TM is more convenient, effective and
best taken directly by mouth, and as saliva forms it is swished around
and slowly swallowed. It works great because microbes are not able to
survive in a high pH environment, so Healthy Salt ™ TMsupports oral hygiene
and health, besides increasing alkalinity and minerals.
Healthy Salt ™TM is beginning to positively affect people in a relatively
short amount of time as evidenced by online product reviews. One
such person conducted a significant amount of research after using the
Healthy Salt ™ and asked for his “Salt Journey” to be shared with others
in this blog post.
MY SALT JOURNEY
By Vince Transparenti
Growing up my brothers and I were scolded by our mother at meal times
if we reached for the salt shaker. She said it was very bad for our health.
She meant well but was very misinformed. According to Dr. David Brownstein,
“Salt is the most misunderstood nutrient out there. There is a lot of
misinformation and falsehoods that are perpetuated about salt. We are
taught from a young age that salt is bad, that healthy people avoid salt,
there is too much salt in food, salt is causing hypertension and heart
disease and a whole host of other ailments. These are truly myths that
are wrong. The fact is some salts are good and some salts are bad”.
Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj (1931-2004), author of Your Body’s Many Cries
for Water believed humans need to focus on drinking quality water and
eating quality salt first, then diet and exercise in that order. He calculated
a human’s minimal water requirement, in ounces, is half their body weight.
He stated for every quart of water we need a teaspoon of unrefined salt
to balance intracellular and extracellular fluids. The second step he
believed were balanced proteins and a lot of vegetables (largely for pH
regulation due to their alkalinity) and thirdly daily exercise/activity.
According to Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. the human body is made up of
over 60% water and 6% minerals. Considering this, it makes sense that
Dr. Batmanghelidj achieved superb results with such a simple formula.
Dr. Paul C. Eck (1925-1996), the founder of Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
stated that a person who avoids salt will begin to rapidly age by around
age 30 or so. When I was in my twenties my hair started falling out. I
developed cold hands and feet due to hypothyroidism. I was constipated.
The list could go on. Up until that point in my life I had never drank
enough water and when I did drink it, it was tap water. I also had always
consumed the wrong kind of salt refined white table salt. Table salt
is what was in my family’s salt shaker. However, I received most of my
refined salt intake from canned goods and processed foods.
Table Salt versus Unrefined Salt
Refined white table salt has been made for over 100 years. It can come
from the ocean or can be mined from underground salt deposits. It is bleached.
It is treated with chemicals to remove minerals (which are sold for use
in industry). It is heated to temperatures over 1200 F which chemically
alters the salt. Different anti-caking agents may be used such as sodium
ferro cyanide and sodium aluminosilicate. The sodium chloride (salt) content
of refined salt is 97-99%.
Since the 1920s refined salt has been iodized. This may sound like a good
thing but according to Lynne Farrow, author of The Iodine Crisis: What
You Don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life, the iodide in refined
salt is only about 10% bioavailable! Also, dextrose, a simple sugar made
from corn (most likely genetically modified corn) is usually added to
stabilize the iodide. Furthermore, according to mineral researcher and
geneticist, Dr. Richard Olree, humans cannot absorb iodide in the presence
of aluminum. Sodium aluminosilicate is one of the most commonly used anti-caking
agents in refined table salt. Calcium aluminosilicate, potassium aluminum
silicate and aluminum silicate are also used.
According to Lynne Farrow the only time a person should consume refined
iodized salt is: “1. Only in an emergency room when you need salt and
can’t access unprocessed salt. 2. Only if you can’t afford iodine supplementation.
Taking iodized salt alone as a source of iodine only benefits communities
too poor to get any other kind of iodine. In the U.S., iodizing salt was
meant to prevent goiter but nothing else. The minimal iodized salt standard,
is in fact, the “Goiter Standard,” but does not reflect the needs of the
other organs. The Goiter Standard of iodine provides a disappointingly
low bar for the government to set when iodine helps prevent so many other
illnesses.” The bottom line is we need to supplement with the seaweed,
kelp, known for its high iodine content instead of depending on table
salt for iodine. Okinawans are known for eating about five times more
seaweed than their fellow countrymen elsewhere in Japan and they have
one of the largest populations of centenarians in the world.
Unrefined salt can also come from the ocean or can be mined from underground
salt deposits. One of the main benefits of an unrefined salt is it is
not just sodium chloride. There are also many trace minerals. If one looks
at the National Institute of Health’s website, at the Recommended Dietary
Allowances (RDA) for elements, they will only find 15 RDAs established
for minerals. If one does an online search for mineral composition of
the human body they will come across a Wikipedia article that lists 22
essential elements for the human body plus 7 additional elements that
are possibly needed for the human body.
Mineral researcher and geneticist, Dr. Richard Olree coauthored a book
titled Minerals for the Genetic Code: An Exposition & Analysis of
The Dr. Olree Standard Genetic Periodic Chart & The Physical, Chemical
& Biological Connection. In the book Dr. Olree superimposes the Periodic
Chart over the Standard Genetic Chart. What he has found is humans need
49 elements for their genetic code with 10 additional elements possibly
being needed for a total of 59 elements. Dr. Olree has stated that if
the human body does not have a mineral it needs, it can sometimes substitute
another mineral but at an incredible energy loss for the body. An example
he uses to demonstrate this is, it’s like living on the east coast of
the United States and needing to travel to Atlanta, Georgia, but first
having to fly to Anchorage, Alaska to get to Atlanta, Georgia. This is
a devastating loss of energy.
What one must realize when searching for a brand of unrefined salt is
there are many brands of these salts from around the world and they vary
drastically in mineral content, in pH, and in sodium chloride content.
Some of these salts have very clever marketing campaigns that fool even
the savviest consumers. It is imperative to find a good brand. One will
discover when trying to find a brand of unrefined salt there is very little
transparency among brands. It is a good idea to call a company and ask
for a full copy of their mineral analysis, which typically contains a
panel of 70+ minerals. Most companies do not have this information or
refuse to provide it. Some companies will only give an abridged version
of their salt mineral analysis. Others will offer something they typed
up for their website listing minerals but this may not be transposed from
an official analysis from a reputable lab. The consumer does not know.
The analysis should also have a date (a date is very important who wants
a 20-year old lab test?).
Acid Alkaline Balance
The pH scale ranges from 0-14, with 7 being neutral. Acids have a pH lower
than 7 and alkalis have a pH greater than 7. The pH of seawater
is about 8.1. The pH of human blood ranges from 7.35-7.45. We need to
strive to keep our body alkaline. Dr. Maynard Murray (1910-1983) did extensive
testing with sea animals and could not find heart disease or cancer. He
attributed this to the alkalinity of the seawater and the minerals the
seawater provided. Dr. Murray noticed the elements in seawater are essentially
the same as in human blood, and very close to the same quantities. These
findings were not new. The link between blood and seawater was first hinted
at by Claude Bernard (1813-1878), the French physiologist who formulated
the concepts of “internal terrain” and homeostasis. French physiologist
Rene Quinton (1866-1925) expanded these theories, performing numerous
experiments that proved blood contains the same minerals as ocean water,
and in similar proportion.
Rene Quinton operated on the principle that the internal environment of
the body determines its overall health status. He believed that if your
cells had the right balance of sufficient nutrients then the immune system
would be strong enough to resist illness and fight infection. We need
to be mindful of our food and beverage choices as it pertains to pH and
mineral content. One cola was found to have a pH of 2.387. Items like
this should be used sparingly, if ever. The pH of unrefined salt varies.
One Hawaiian sea salt was analyzed at a pH of 6.25. One famous unrefined
mined salt was analyzed at a pH of 6.01. The pH of
Baja Gold sea salt was analyzed at an alkaline pH of 8.04. The pH
of Healthy Salt ™ is 10.72! A pH this high is extremely therapeutic in
equalizing the body’s pH after an acidic meal or acidic beverage. It takes
20 parts of ALKALINITY to neutralize 1 part of ACIDITY in the body.
The sodium chloride (NaCl) content of unrefined salts varies greatly.
Some unrefined salts are not much different than refined white table salt
(97-99% NaCl). One Hawaiian sea salt was analyzed at 94.91% NaCl. Two
famous unrefined mined salts were analyzed at 97.35% and 97.97% NaCl (very
salty!). The NaCl content of Baja Gold sea salt is a very low 79.12%.
This makes it better on food because it is not too salty. Also, you can
put more on your food because it is less salty (and thus benefit by getting
more of the many trace minerals it contains). The NaCl content of Healthy Salt ™ is the lowest I have ever seen at 76.27%.
The mineral content of unrefined salts varies greatly. One Hawaiian salt
was found to only have 20 minerals. One famous unrefined mined salt was
found to only have 27 minerals. Baja Gold Sea Salt has 53 minerals! Healthy Salt ™ has a whopping dose of 56 minerals! Thousands of dollars in laboratory
testing has been performed on Healthy Salt ™. I believe Healthy Salt ™ contains
closer to 70 minerals. Future testing should soon confirm this. Recently
Healthy Salt ™ was put through a USP (United States Pharmacopeia) panel
of pesticide/herbicide tests. Healthy Salt ™ tested negative (none detected)
for 70 different pesticide/herbicide contaminants! Healthy Salt ™ also has
an extremely fine particle size. This I believe makes the minerals more
Nutritional Balancing and Hair Analysis
I began a nutritional
balancing program 4 years ago. In the first few months I noticed numerous
health improvements. After several years, however, I hit a plateau. I
was trying my best. I was eating almost exclusively certified organic
food. I was drinking plenty of spring water. I was doing sauna sessions.
I was getting good sleep. I was rarely eating out or rarely drinking alcohol.
Every 3 months I sent a hair sample to a lab for hair
analysis. My supplement program was customized to this analysis. In
December 2016, even with all my efforts, depression sank in. It was Christmas
and my oldest daughter came to visit me from New York, yet I could not
There was a stack of unopened Christmas cards on the kitchen table that
my daughter started opening. My wife was out of town on a work assignment.
When my wife came home I told her I was “not right” mentally. Several
months went by and I was feeling a little better, but eventually felt
worse again. Late summer, Eileen Durfee, owner of Go Healthy Next, informed
me of the incredible results she was having with Healthy Salt ™. I had
nothing to lose so I gave it a try. It was so electrical - almost immediately
I started having so much energy. I noticed that taking it too close to
bedtime was not a good thing because of the energy it imparted. The big
thing though was the way it made me feel mentally. I felt like I was “back”.
I told Eileen that it should be called “Happy Salt” instead of Healthy
Salt ™. I feel the salt label is misleading though. It is an over simplification.
Healthy Salt™ to me is a healing mineral matrix with incredible energizing/alkalizing
abilities. It is much more than just “salt”.
Gold Sea Salt and Healthy Salt ™ were superior to other brands in
mineral content and alkaline pH, and contained less NaCl compared to other
brands. Baja Gold Sea Salt works well as a gourmet table salt producing
a flavorful, not too salty taste on food, with a crunchy coarse texture
that is excellent on meats as well as vegetables. Healthy Salt ™ is a
profound mineral supplement, energizer and alkalizer, truly a game changer
for obtaining nutrition and enhancing health. It is the most important
supplement I have ever taken.