"Latin is a language
As dead as dead can be
It killed the ancient Romans
And now it's killing me."
-My venerable father, who as far as I know never studied Latin at all.
Also, this whole 'Pssh, Wikipedia' thing has got to stop. The merits and flaws of Wikipedia are widely known by now. I wouldn't use it for a source on, say, philosophy - the philosophy pages are highly incomplete and biased. But it's excellent for matters that are well-known-well-documented and less theoretical/arcane. It's a great place to look up historical facts, information about animals, statistics about countries... Yes, you wouldn't reference it in an academic paper, but that doesn't mean it's wrong or stupid. If Wikipedia says Latin is a dead language, chances are very high that it's correct. (And it is. I've studied a touch of Latin too, and that doesn't make it a living language. You can, very rarely, have a dead language revived - Hebrew, for instance, though modern Hebrew is different from ancient in many respects - but being spoken semi-fluently by a tiny handful of obsessives and used in poetry, medical terms and papal documents does not count. Rule of thumb - has Latin naturally and organically evolved words for refrigerator, automobile, internet and so on? No - because it's dead.)
Not super relevant to Himalayan salt, of course. :p
I used Himalayan salt for ages - simply for cooking, not for soaking. It was delicious. I eventually stopped because the grains were the wrong size. I like to sprinkle coarse salt on my flatbreads, but the chunky bits were getting chunkier and chunkier, until you were ending up with a gag-worthy mouthful of salt. And the fine grains weren't suitable for sprinkling, because they were just like regular table salt. So I switched to other brands. I've since tried a plain-jane iodised rock salt and a flaky Marlborough sea salt. The flaky salt has a beautiful texture for sprinkling, but both salts taste very harsh and... well, over-salty! If the Himalayan salt people were somehow able to manufacture a flaky version, I'd buy it. I suppose that'd contradict their 'barely touched, roughly hewn out of the ground' thing, though....