Health Benefits of Salt

Here is a review of the various sea salt health benefits of salt.

Natural Salt / Healthy Salt

Virtually every substance, including water, is toxic in certain concentrations and amounts. Salt is the only exception. Most people (with rare exceptions or in kidney disease) excrete excess salt.

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Heart Health

May Prevent Heart Attacks

Salt is essential for heart muscle conductivity.

An eight-year study in New York City residents with high blood pressure with low sodium levels and on low-salt diets had over four times the number of heart attacks when compared to those with normal intake. Note, this is the opposite of what the Salt Hypothesis predicted.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) found a 20% greater number of heart attacks among those on low-salt diets compared to normal-salt diets.

A Finnish study reported to the American Heart Association that no health benefits could be identified and concluded from a low salt diet and said “…our results do not support the recommendations for entire populations to reduce dietary sodium intake to prevent coronary heart disease.”

May Stop Heart Attacks
When someone is having chest pain that does not go away with nitro, unless they are salt intolerant, a pinch of salt and a glass of water will make the chest pain go away. At water cures, we have done just this when there was no medical care available.
Can Reduce Cholesterol
When taken with water, can reduce high cholesterol, high blood pressure help regulate heart beats, prevent heart attack and strokes.

Health Benefits of Salt

May Eliminate Asthma

Unprocessed salt effectively reduces inflammation in the respiratory system. This slows down the production of phlegm, making it easier to breathe. We have seen a number of people eliminate their asthma with the water cures protocol.

At, we have found that sprinkling sea salt on the tongue after drinking a glass of water is just as effective as using an inhaler with no side effects when taken in moderation.

For the majority of our population, increasing salt intake and water intake can lower blood pressure.

For a minority of the population, lowering salt can lower blood pressure.

Builds a Strong Immune System

Sea salt helps us naturally build a strong immune system. This helps us fight colds, virus, fever, flu, allergies and other autoimmune disorders.

Weight Loss
Unprocessed salt can help us loose weight. It becomes part of our digestive juices so that the foods we eat are digested faster. It helps the transport of the food, helping to prevent buildup in the digestive tract which could cause weight gain.
Unprocessed salt helps reduce the need for insulin by helping to maintain proper sugar levels in our body. If you are diabetic, salt and water are essential for health.
Muscle Spasms

Potassium is essential for muscles to function. Sea salt not only contains small amounts of potassium. Sea salt helps to prevent muscle pains, spasms and cramps.


With 1/4 of the salt in our body stored in the bones and keeping them strong, salt is essential for bone health. When we lack salt and water, sodium is drawn from the bones, which can result in osteoporosis. Drinking plenty of water and consuming salt in moderation can help to prevent osteoporosis.

Stops or Prevents Muscle Spasms and Muscle Cramps

A pinch of unprocessed salt and a glass of water will stop a muscle cramp inside of 60 seconds.

Take the salt and water prior to going to bed and you may eliminate nocturnal cramps all together.

Other Sea Salt Health Benefits

Improves Sleep: Drink a glass of water and then take a pinch of salt in the mouth and you will sleep like a baby.

Helps prevent hypothermia.

Increasing salt has be successful in combating chronic fatigue syndrome.

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We are not promoting increased salt intake. We are suggesting taking salt in amounts appropriate to your bodies needs, based on water needs. Our needs are not one size fits all.

Note: Do you have CHF or Kidney Disease? Then.....

There is more to Water Cures than just salt and water. Diet, 50 to 80% raw food is best and exercise play an important part. And we believe the science is important too. Below is some of the research we found as to why Water Cures is the solution for better health.
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