I apologise for bringing up this thread, but it is one of the TOP results when searching for "himalayan sea salt" on Google. It would be a shame if people are only getting poor information.
If you look on Google, the majority of search results are as follows:
- Amateur marketing web pages that try to SELL YOU THE PRODUCT.
- Forum posts with many people unsure of what to believe
- Bigger name, alternative health websites that try to SELL YOU THE PRODUCT
Look at 90% of the "informational" web pages - they either have links to sell you the product, OR they are created by people with NO formal education on this matter (who likely have monetary reason to create these web pages). Yes, Dr. Mercola does have a web page that features this product - but guess what? It's a product page that sells you the product.
A normal family only has so much income. Are you seriously going to pay a premium for this marketing sham, when you could be spending that on food products that are scientifically proven to be healthier for your family?
Let's take organic produce for example. There is plenty of scientific literature that suggests a variety of pesticides are harmful to animal and human health. You can make good health choices that are backed by evidence and fact, rather than believing the typical lies (or stretched facts) of marketing webpages and salesmen.
Please start thinking by yourselves, not believing what alternative health salesmen want you to believe. They want you to buy their product just as much as the conventional "bad guy" big name companies.
Originally Posted by gemini20
Actually the human body is made of over 60 different chemical elements. Salt roughly being one of them. All though about 96% (roughly) is made of just 4 ingredients; oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, with a lot of the in the form of water.
So I'm nearly positive that salt (or at least the stuff that makes up this salt) is part of our DNA!
When someone says your information is incorrect, the respectable thing would be to actually spend 5 minutes to read up on the topic and see if (s)he is actually correct. It is simply irresponsible if people continue to push on their wrong information as fact; this is even more of an issue if your children gain this habit. It's not a personal attack against this person or people who have this habit - do you REALLY want your children thinking in this manner?