Himalayan Crystal Salt is the most beneficial, cleanest salt available on this planet. It was formed about 250 million years ago where the energy of the sun dried up the original, primal sea. This crystal salt is absolutely pristine and natural. It contains all the elements found in our bodies. It has the world's highest elemental content with 84 of the nutritional elements we need daily. It is pure, unpolluted and without any environmental impact. Unlike sea salt it is guaranteed not to contain impurities from environmental pollution.
Health authorities are telling us that our consumption of salt is killing us. Why is that? Our regular table salt no longer has anything in common with the original crystal salt such as pure Himalayan salt. Common salt now is mainly sodium chloride without the natural elements within our bodies. Essential minerals and trace elements have been removed as impurities. The result of consuming common table salt is the formation of overly acidic edema, or excess fluid in the body tissue, which is also the cause of cellulite. The body uses proteins to produce uric acid in order to get rid of the excess salt. As the body cannot dispose of uric acid, it binds itself with the sodium chloride to form new crystals that are deposited directly in the bones and joints. This is the cause of different kinds of rheumatisms such as arthritis, gout, and kidney and gall bladder stones.
In contrast to a normal bath in which moisture is extracted from the skin, a salt bath allows salt to be stored in the upper callous layer of the skin and binds water. This maintains the natural, protective film of the skin and the skin does not dry out. This is the reason why salt baths are good for dry skin as well. The cleansing effect of a 30-minute salt bath is equal to that of a three-day fast. The toxins are released into the bathwater through osmosis while the minerals from the salt are absorbed through the skin. This reduces the acidity in our body and balances the ph factor of our skin.
You can find numerous bath salts on the shelves of many stores. Most of these have been chemically treated and have therefore, lost their natural qualities. For the optimum healthy salt bath treatment you would be best using untreated himalayan crystal salt. Salt baths have a positive effect on numerous ailments. They are however, demanding on the circulatory system. Be aware of this if you suffer from weak or poor heart circulation. If a full bath would be too strenuous for you, you can also take a footbath.
Himalayan Salt Lamps
Do you remember the feeling of breathing the air around a big waterfall, or at the beach with wild surf or even after a thunderstorm? Remember how fresh the air was and how good it felt? What you were experiencing was the effect of negative ions. Negative ions are electrically charged particles that attach themselves to positively charged contaminants and allergens and remove them from the atmosphere as the larger particles formed fall out of the air. The air we breathe has been cleansed.
In fresh country air we find up to 4000 negative ions per cubic centimetre (the size of a sugar cube). Near strong surf or close to a waterfall up to 10.000 negative ions can be found, however the number of negative ions in major capital cities at rush hour does not even reach 100.The impact of negative ions is powerful. Originally, it was found to speed recovery in burn or asthma patients, but was later discovered to affect serotonin levels in the bloodstream, stabilize alpha rhythms and to positively impact our reactions to sensory stimuli. The greater level of alertness can translate into improved learning, improved wellbeing and enhanced human performance on mental tasks.
Ionised air also substantially reduces the number of airborne bacteria indoors. Dr. Albert P. Krueger, a microbiologist and experimental pathologist at the University of California, found that an astonishing small quantity of negative ions could kill bacteria and quickly take them out of the air so they were less likely to infect people.
Scientific studies show that salt lamps can increase the negative ion count by up to 300%. By emitting negative ions, Salt Lamps significantly reduce a myriad of indoor air pollutants. Negative ions have known benefits, and may provide relief from sinus, migraine headaches, allergies and hay fever, reduce the severity of asthma attacks, enhance the immune system, increase alertness, increase work productivity and concentration, increase lung capacity and reduce susceptibility to colds and flu.
Apart from the health benefits, the beautiful glow from Salt Lamps brings a tranquil, warm ambience to your home.