For one thing, we’ve talked quite a bit about why you should avoid ordinary table salt. Table salt is a ruined form of real salt with the nutrients stripped out of it and sold to vitamin manufacturers. What remains is an abrasive grit that is devoid of nutrition. Worse yet, it irritates your arteries triggering the body to line the arteries with cholesterol to protect them. We could go on and on about the salt/cholesterol deception.
Sea salt is a much healthier alternative. Sea salt is natural salt that has not been abused by double-dealing salt producers. It’s easy to see the difference at a glance. Sea salt is whole crystals. It’s almost fluffy in appearance compared to table salt. Table salt looks like a pile of glass if you look at it under a magnifier.
The difference is the minerals. Your body is made up of roughly 70% water and 30% minerals. The difference between sea salt and table salt is minerals.
Now, when it comes to Himalayan salt, it has even more nutrient minerals than sea salt, that’s why its pink. Real Himalayan salt comes from specific deposits in the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. So the title “Himalayan” is not entirely accurate. These are ancient deposits that have been down there accumulating nutrient minerals for millions of years. It has minerals that your body can use that you just can’t get anywhere else.
The benefits of eating pink salt are real. Don’t let the mainstream medical commissars fool you. Salt really is a necessary nutrient which the electrical component of your nervous system cannot function without. But eating broken table salt is like swallowing microscopic daggers. The two are hardly comparable in reality.
But why would it be good for you to have a lamp made of pink salt? That’s a fair question. For one thing, they are beautiful, and introducing beauty into your living environment will give you beneficial emotional benefits. But beyond that?
Something few health professionals seem to appreciate is the fact that you can actually take in certain kinds of nutrients through inhalation. No, we’re not endorsing breatharianism. And no, you cannot take in enough nutrients by breathing to sustain you. But certain airborne compounds can be beneficial to your health. We find them in water and in natural salt. That could be a big part of the reason we love to be at the ocean so much.
Salt lamps introduce negative ions into the air. These alter the electrical charge of air molecules and make it easier to breathe. It’s hard to say how much a dry lamp would benefit the air. It might be better to dissolve pink salt into purified water and leave it near where you sleep. But a heated lamp will also offer this benefit to some degree.
These negative ions have the effect of removing pollutants from the little hairs in your lungs called cilia. These little hairs act as a filter that removes stuff you don’t want to breathe from the oxygen that goes into your bloodstream. Like any filter, if these little guys are dirty- then they can’t filter jack. The negative ions help to encourage impurities to fall away from these cilia. But they do more than that.
Remember we mentioned that salt is a necessary nutrient that is used by your nervous system to produce the electrical signals which you need to think, to move, and indeed to pump blood through your body. Well, the cilia that clean the air you breathe are electrical in nature too. But they are not in direct contact with the bloodstream like your nervous system is. That means, it isn’t a direct process to get those negative ions to the cilia.
There is no transport system from your bloodstream to the cilia that need to wiggle to do their jobs. They get their energy largely from the air you breathe- and if the air is not rich in charged ions- those cilia can’t function.
There is no one in mainstream medicine who will tell you this. But the science of cellular biology is not negotiable. Cells need to be energized to work. While a salt lamp is not the best way to get those particles, keeping one next to you will make a difference.