Can Himalayan Sea Salt Help With Adrenal Fatigue?
Himalayan salt has long been thought of as having beneficial properties, and not just because of the so called ‘millennial pink’ color. It is particularly good for you if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, and need to improve your health, although anyone can experience the healing nature of the salt.
Adrenal fatigue is a condition where your adrenal glands, pituitary glands and hypothalamus aren’t working effectively. This leads to symptoms such as extreme tiredness, stress, irritability, weakened immune system, and most interestingly, a craving for salt. Salt has been demonized as the cause of high blood pressure, and the media reports that it should be avoided at all costs. However, it is a vitally important substance that helps your body function at optimum levels, particularly if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue.
The reason people with adrenal fatigue crave salt is due to the fatigued adrenal gland producing less aldosterone, which is responsible for maintaining sodium levels. Salt seems to be the answer in stabilizing hormone levels and helping kickstart your health. So why go to the hassle of buying Himalayan salt over the everyday table salt you can find in every kitchen in the country? Put simply, because Himalayan salt has so many more benefits.
Why Himalayan vs Table Salt?
Himalayan salt is salt that is mined from a specific region in Punjabi. What sets it apart is that it is from ancient sea beds that are free from human contamination, unlike the salt from current seawater. Himalayan salt has the unique property of having over 80 trace minerals that are extremely hard to find from other sources(source). In fact, 23 of the minerals are essential to processes that take place in our body. These minerals are especially helpful to have in your diet when you have adrenal fatigue, which requires lots of additional minerals to help the fatigued adrenal and pituitary glands function normally.
Drinking a mixture of warm water and Himalayan sea salt daily is hailed as one of the best ways to ensure you receive the benefits of the sale. However, I don’t think this drink is particularly tasty, and I definitely wouldn’t be able to carry out the routine every day. There doesn’t seem to be any particular benefit to drinking a solution of Himalayan salt, as opposed to using it with food, besides the quick absorption. For a good recipe and further explanation of drinking sea salt and water, see Heather’s post on mommypotamus.com
It sounds too simple to be true – but just by replacing normal table salt with Himalayan salt will give you the increased benefits. By adding the salt to your vegetables, pasta or potato fries you will start to feel the benefits of this amazing substance.
Use in Moderation
One note though is that over-use of salt (or really any single food substance) isn’t good for your health. So do this in moderation, as you would with anything else. Keep your water intake up as well if you’re going to try the
Its best to buy the Himalayan salt in bulk, then use a salt grinder when putting it on food. Some of the best deals are found on Amazon so check them out here.
If you’re really serious about improving your health, you can even buy Himalayan salt lamps which produce negative ions which reduce all sorts of pollution in the air. It especially helps if you are highly sensitive to mold spores, traffic pollution and pollen. Once the Himalayan salt lamps have worked their magic, lots of health conditions see an improvement.