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Both white table salt and white sugar are devoid of the full spectrum of minerals and other nutrients that protect and enhance your health. Here in Ecuador, I regularly drink jugo de caña , for example fresh, raw sugar cane juice , but I would never think of eating refined white sugar. I don't use refined white table salt, either. Instead, I use Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt because it contains the full spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements just like Mother Earth intended.

It is an unrefined, unprocessed "raw" salt that's hand-mined from abundant salt caves that were formed million years ago as ocean salt settled in certain geologic pockets around the earth. Most of the western world thinks of salt as sodium chloride -- a highly refined, processed white substance that's devoid of nutrients.

Salt is so devoid of nutrients, in fact, that in the early 20th century, doctors noticed that people who ate white table salt started to suffer chronic degenerative diseases such as goiter. This was caused by the lack of iodine in the salt.

Iodine deficiency, by the way, is the No. Eating processed salt that lacks iodine, in other words, can cause your offspring to be retarded. Now what's really interesting about processed table salt is that it's missing over 80 minerals. But they only put ONE mineral back in -- iodine. That's because iodine is the one mineral that causes the most obvious disease goiter is sort of hard to not notice.

Iodine is a naturally occurring mineral in the ocean. It's abundant in seafood and in real sea salt , but it's completely missing from refined white table salt. So they started adding iodine to table salt, creating "iodized salt.

Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt contains 84 minerals and trace minerals, including iodine! Beware of the "sea salt" scam You've probably noticed a lot of processed salt companies now claiming to offer "sea salt.

The term "sea salt" is essentially meaningless. White processed salt can still be called "sea salt" even though it is devoid of full-spectrum sea minerals. The way to tell if your salt is really full-spectrum salt is to look at the color. If it's pure white, it's not full-spectrum.

White salt is just like white sugar: It's missing the key supporting minerals and nutrients your body needs. Full-spectrum salt always has a non-white color. Celtic Sea Salt, for example which is really good salt has a brownish sandy color. Our Pink Himalayan salt is a sort of sandy rose color. All the truly natural full-spectrum salts are sandy or brownish in color. The 3-pack is our best price on full-spectrum salt, and if you don't need all 3 pounds for yourself, they make fantastic gifts for family or friends!

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Your body cannot live without salt, and in a crisis situation, real salt may be very difficult to come by in many areas. Storing full-spectrum salt is not only good for your health today; it's a type of nutritional insurance against future food shortages. But processed salt doesn't provide all the minerals your body needs to replenish. Only full-spectrum salt fulfills your body's true salt needs.

When your body lacks minerals, it urges you to consume more. This is often mistranslated in your mind as a craving for salty snack foods. But consuming full-spectrum salt in a reasonable amount can often ease your junk food cravings. Pick up Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt today by clicking here. No metal ever touches the salt during grinding.

All the salt is extracted by hand from the salt caves ancient sea bed deposits. No salt from other sources is mixed with this salt. These salt deposits are roughly million years old, meaning they were deposited long before the earth became polluted with heavy metals, pesticides and PCBs. While there is really no such thing as "organic" salt, this is probably the most pristine salt you'll find anywhere on the planet.

Eating this salt is a lot like going back in time and consuming minerals from pre-industrial Earth. Get some for yourself by clicking here. This is the salt I use regularly. I actually add salt to raw foods recipes like raw guacamole in order to increase my mineral intake. That's necessary because I eat very few packaged foods that are high in salt.

Plus, I exercise regularly so I'm losing a lot of minerals through sweating. This is why salt intake is a regular part of my diet.

Then put a finger into that glass of water and another finger into the other glass. See which finger will come out in 20 minutes as a prune…. Getting off meds has been wonderful, I have so much more energy!!

Please give it a try!! Ps, Obviously each individual needs to determine how much salt, etc. He knew i never touched salt or processed food. For me at that time it worked to just sprinkle salt on most of my meals. I also exercised a lot and sweated a lot so adding salt that way and drinking lots of water helped tremendously.

I did calculate how much water to drink for my weight and height and always tried to drink at LEAST that much. I also added more fruit and veg to get water that way. Just wanted to clarify. I always forget, I mean really forget, that I was diagnosed with vasuvascular syncope.

The heart, or really the brain does not regulate the blood pressure when you suddenly stand up after sitting for awhile. I used to occasionally get dizzy spells.

Once as soon as I went in a pub I passed out. The doc said the salt water is what gives our blood volume that we need and that keeps our blood pressure regulated. I amazingly worked with a girl who laughed and said she also had this condition. She said she chugs water and puts salt on everything and then is much better. I started doing this religiously and omg I felt so much better. No more dizziness, I believe it brought the headache intensity down though i still got headache especially with weird weather just before a storm.

I had energy, slept better, felt more peaceful. They gave me intravenous water and I felt so much better. They head injury paramedics pointed out too that it had been very warm and I could be dehydrated. This just cheered me up. So sorry for the novel. Your statement about not wasting time or money on things that cause injury or health complications is a joke.

Almost every migraineur I know has awful side effects from the migraine meds. My dad had aura migraines as do I. He used to take two teaspoons of salt and wash it down with coffee. I would think both would constrict the blood vessels and might, indeed reduce the headache. Livvy, salt actually removes the bitterness in coffee. It tastes better and you need not add sugar to enjoy even the most bitter of espressos.

It does not taste salty, only sort of brings out the flavor of coffee. It actually tastes great. Coffee is a diuretic. So it makes sense.

Do you know why he started to do that? I just wondered if it was something people did in the past. Maybe the salt along with the water in the coffee helped to hydrate him also. Your dad actually could have caused harm with that much salt in coffee. Look up on new research real research, not google finding but scholarly articles on how migraine brain is a physiologically different brain having more sensory neuron connections. Yep, I suppose on another planet reducing nutrition to the brain that needs actually more may work.

On planet earth a brain with more connections needs more energy. It would really be good if people commenting on a book would … hmm.. Actually there are several different books being promoted. Luna, the protocol is not ever going to be written out.

The webpage for the protocol is going the be there to let people know where to find the book and just give some ideas. You need not get the book or join.

The members are getting migraine free and they are the only ones that matter. Migraineur — I have previewed your book on Amazon and read other articles by you on the web.

The web suggestions for that were quite interesting to say the least. Have visited Stanton Migraine Protocol. Luna, sure, please feel free to join the migraine group that really has nothing to do with salt but in fact is based on the Stanton Migraine Protocol TM. Migraineur — Is there a way to know more detail about your protocol to help decide whether to buy the book?

What would your book offer some one like me? There is only one book Tammy is referring to and Tammy and I know why. And I might add that prior to my book salt was not mentioned as a protocol-part for prevention or treatment of migraines. So sorry to say that the Fighting the Migraine Epidemic is, in fact, the first one putting the connection of migraine cause into focus the proper way from a biochemical perspective.

The name of the book is Fighting the Migraine Epidemic: How to treat and prevent migraines without Medicine by Dr. I appreciate Tammy Rome looking at the subject, and giving her viewpoint…. I have also read some of the comments on the article and I am glad that there are people defending the protocol. My only issue is the group on Facebook…I find her moderators and her overbearing so I am no longer a member of the group, but I believe that everyone should at least check it out.

It helped and continues to help me, so it might help you. It is polite but to the point. It is not in my mind a miracle cure. It demands discipline and commitment. People are not encouraged to just take salt, and each person needs to take responsibility for managing their own personalised protocol.

All of this with one to one support if required. Although it says cure…it is much more about management…. AND honest evaluation about your head pain…is it migraine…chronic headache.. Conditions which can also me aided by very careful self management, but conditions that will not respond to the protocol. I hope you enjoy it. As a migraine sufferer for over 30 years, and having seen 5 neurologists, even having a stimulator, taken all the preventative meds AND abortives ,Dr.

Stanton,s protocol has gotten rid of my migraines. She personalizes it to each one of us according to our health. The drugs were killing me. I am having surgery soon to remove the stimulator too. I want it out of my body. I have my life back. When I am feeling best is when i am hydrating myself with plants, berries, vegetables, and some extra water of course. I feel less well to awful.

Even my cat was getting sick from dry food and he only eats wet foods now. When in nature would we eat any food without water in it? When we do what does that do to the delicate system of our body? I have been reading articles on Migraine.

This is why I was so disappointed when I read this article. My wife and I have both read the book. We are both members of the Facebook group and do not appreciate the implied ridicule in the opening paragraph. My wife has been battling chronic migraine for many years, tried many treatments prescribed by neurologists specializing in migraine treatment. Most treatments made things worse. After reading the book, we decided it was worth trying it. We were pleasantly surprised with the results.

Although my wife still has migraines, she is now able to have a more productive life. I have been a member of that Facebook group since it was created. I have seen many people join the group and proceed to criticize the author. Most of them never read the book. They were either looking for an easy fix which they could not get, this takes work , or came looking for a fight and try to discredit the author.

I could be wrong, of course. Tammy, if you did read the book, then it deserves a thoughtful review. Not an implied association with a Facebook tip about salt water. If you did not read the book, I would urge you to remove the references to the book and its corresponding Facebook group from this article. You might want to read the book too. We are calling Tammy out for referring to a book and support group and linking them to the misinformation in her article. But to link this book and protocol to this statement is unprofessional as the book outlines much more.

And now you are trying to state that the issue is dehydration. Yes, it is called a hydration protoco; but the protocol teaches the idea of balancing key electrolytes in order to keep the brain balanced with enough energy to do what it needs.

If it were just dehydration, the cure would be everywhere. So as much as all of you are offended but what you label as quick fixes, we are offended by put downs by people who do not understand the protocol or who have not tried it. You cannot say something does not work without actually researching both sides or trying it yourself. If I may ask, what is the book? It is really not excellent. Getting IV fluids does not increase your sodium level because the normal amount of sodium given in iv fluids is 0.

Also sodium is what keeps fluids in your vascular system and not in your lungs or tissues. I am disappointed in this article on migraine. Usually I find educational and helpful articles that are well researched and non judgmental. This one does not pass that criteria. I can, however, comment on the book about utilizes salt to help migraines and about the corresponding Facebook group that complements the book.

I have read the book, read the Facebook posts, had discussions with the author and follow her method. And, I am now in much less pain and more productive than I was before making these changes. Bonus too is that because I am eating more healthful, I have more energy. The book and Facebook group does not advocate not taking pharmaceutical medications.

The migraineurs that are learning this method are attracted to it BECAUSE there medications are not working or the side effects are too damaging. Read the book it appears the author of this article has not , and discover it is not just about taking more salt.

The book explains in great detail why the method works. The book teaches you how to listen to your body to understand what it is missing to achieve hydration. To follow this method is work, no doubt about it. Us migraineurs need to be diligent to maintain migraine free status.

You need to understand what you are eating will affect your hydration and how to achieve proper balance. Follow the Facebook group and discover a caring, compassionate lady, you will help educate you and answer all your questions. She is doing this on her own time with no monetary gains at all. We are grateful for her. She is a migraineur herself and has been migraine free to many years following her method. Do your own research about increasing your salt intake.

Bring the book to your doctors and discuss. Both my family doctor and neurologist support what I am doing which is basically living a very healthy lifestyle. Doctors are interested in the book! You should be too. Yet…no one is hearing about it, and those who do, are inspecting it for safety reasons, and for good cause. Not everyone can make their migraines go away on this protocol, and I have been under strict hydration and nutrient protocols for almost 9 years now, medically.

I feel badly that you feel the need to call Tammy out on something that can be potentially harmful if you are not careful. Again I am happy for anyone that finds their remedy. Experts have been treating on that angle for decades. Of course nothing is the magic solution for everyone. One thing that surprises me is that nobody is talking about C1 subluxation headaches or Chiari Malformation migraines or Ehlers Danlos syndrome.

These are structural causes of migraines that will not be helped all that much by salt. Giving us 3 examples of when she or her family went to the ER to get fluids, misunderstanding what those fluids were about and then pretending this somehow proves her point is everything that is wrong with sharing medical information on the internet.

It only proves they felt their migraine was better. Tammy needs to go back and rewrite this piece and use actual medical facts- maybe she needs to have someone else write it, someone with more understanding about what is happening during rehydration; someone with the ability to draw conclusions based on facts rather than equating red apples to red balls and calling them the same thing.

There is more to it Livvy. Hydration really only means water but water cannot stay in the cell without sodium—salt is used to create voltage to open the voltage gated pumps and channels—details are in the book—which allows sodium in that can hold onto water. Volumizing means obviously to increase volume… but increase volume of what?

They do, most of which is potassium. If you ever find a person with hypertension, ask what pills they take as a diuretic: The job of potassium is to move water out of the cell whereas the job of sodium is to keep it in your cells. But none of this can happen without voltage.

We know that a migraine brain is a different brain more sensory organ neuronal connections so it is not sick… it is energy deprived.

The above written article is completely misleading since the author is neither member in the group or has read the book nor has she ever had the chance to actually learn what the protocol really is about. I just looked it up and it comes from a base word that means water. Yes, if you consume an excessive amount of water in a short time it dilutes the electrolytes in our bodies to the point of death. It is because we no longer have the amount of electrolytes — which shows that it is essential to our bodies to keep these electrolytes balanced.

Many use that as short word for simplicity but in fact hydration to us means this: The protocol in this book works and people with migraines need to know it. I have been a migraine sufferer for decades. This book helped me more in five minutes than the last 20 years of doctors have ever. Not only that, but the woman who wrote the book has a genuine care and concern for those who have been suffering.

She does it out of the kindness of her heart, and there is nothing in it for her. That is in comparison to many doctors who make a lot of money prescribing medications that can slowly kill. I have tried multiple diets, medications, exercises, doctors, you name it. The other thing to note is — I am a new member! No migraineur should be robbed of knowing how amazing this protocol so they can begin to change their life, too!

I made a slew of doctors visits.. I came across the facebook group.. It is often associated with a genetic condition called Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which is a associated with structural pain from hypermobile double jointed joints and connective tissue and headaches are common. Commonly seen symptoms are stomach issues, velvety skin, pain, headaches, dislocations or subluxations, TMJ pain, neck and back pain.

Very glad for you lakewash! Glad to know your daughter is one of them! I am not following the drink salt water cure but a hydration protocol that includes drinking water and adding salt to food and supplementing with salt capsules. I have been following this protocol for over 11 months and have diverted several migraines away…some in less than a 30 minutes.

I have tried drugs and acupunture and the hydration protocol has been the most effective and economical for me. I started getting migraines in my late teens during the time of caring for my terminal father. At first I could get rid of the migraine simply by making myself vomit. Forty years later, I have new triggers, the headache got progressively worst and lasted longer. The hydration protocol is not a simple fix of just adding salt and water to your diet when you having a headache.

It is a lifestyle of monitoring your food choices and intake, checking your urine and blood pressure, hydration levels throughout the day…each and everyday. It is a preventive and there is lots to learn as each individual is different. When I started the protocol …I had a headache each and every morning. It is a learning process and I am learning it.

Anyway you can abort a migraine…is a very good day indeed. I have a hard time believing that migraine. I come to this website because I thought I was getting educated opinions about the latest in the migraine world.

I guess I need to rethink how seriously I take the articles on this website. You need to read the book and form an educated opinion. Then post a revised article. I totally get the caution to beware of instant solutions for migraines, having tried so very many over a lifetime of pain. But Tammy this solution works, and my life has been transformed!

And, there is real science behind this approach, which is not just about salt, but is about addressing an imbalance in some very basic and critically important electrolytes. We also attend to changes in diet which influence the action and availability of these electrolytes.

The researcher and author of this work makes herself available each and every day to work with those who wish to apply her method. When I began using this method, I was on the chronic category like yourself. That was November Evidently you have been misinformed with second hand information. Perhaps you should read the book. Thank you for the post…I am glad this issue is being discussed here.

I am one of the many people that have been helped tremendously by the protocol you are discussing. Although I know each persons clinical picture is different there are many for which the protocol of balancing sodium and potassium with the proper hydration truly has been life changing. I have had migraines since early childhood…. I have been hospitalized and as well as like many of you made those awful trips to the ER or doctors for injections.

I have been on preventives and abortants. I am one of those that always seems to have dangerous side effects to these medications.

I work as a psychotherapist went back to school at age 40 during a brief period of relief from the meds. I have tried all the cognitive behavioral approaches out there to manage the pain…. When I stumbled across the book that teaches the rationale behind the protocol, I had to give it a shot. I could no longer take nortrypteline as it was damaging my heart….. I began speaking with some folks, made some dietary changes with regards to the protocol and began having results quickly. I began the protocol when I was on vacation to Las Vegas….

I took no Maxalt or other meds with me……I successfully aborted two migraines and prevented a whole lot more. It is not just about using salt. There is much more to it…. Our brains are extremely sensitive, firing at a much higher rate than non migraineures. Our requirement for keeping a proper balance with potassium and sodium is crucial. Our brains are also much more sensitive to simple carbs and thus…when we eat these things we pull sodium out of our system much faster, dehydrating ourselves…thus pulling out sodium.

Not everyone will have success…depending on medications and co morbid conditions. My family is floored by the changes they see. I have not needed Maxalt or any triptans in 35 days…. I had been using them several times a week for years. Nothing has ever worked for me like this. I rarely comment on blogs but felt compelled to encourage people not to shoot down something that is grounded in science and is definitely working for people. Migraines are brutal so anything that may help should be examined closely…..

I know for a fact that the author is not making her fortune on the sales of book or supplements. Tammy, you really should have done your research before writing this little article. That would just make you vomit. The book explains the importance of hydration and adequate sodium availability for the brains of migraine sufferers.

I would think that someone such as yourself, who cannot do what you love due to migraines, would be willing to read and understand anything that might actually help you get your life back. I know I was. Migraines are complex and this is not a stand-alone answer for those of us with complex causes. I could see the sense in the science, so I decided to try the protocol.

I was not surprised that it worked, because: Luna, Himalayan salt is actually radioactive and has lead and mercury in it.. Looks lovely as a lamp…. Livvy, all salt on the planet is sea salt. Himalayan salt is also sea salt only it was lifted out of the sea ions ago and the weight of the mountain and the heat that generated fossilized it.

They can carbon date Himalaya salt! In the website I notes at cluelessdoctors it takes you to a table that links to the seller. You can see the exact ingredients. Sea salt of the designer kind is unpure—meaning they did not remove the dirt that organic matters dropping to the sea floor created.

The only pure salt is table salt. Yes, it has anti caking material in it, but it does not have dead fish droppings in it and is not radio active. Plus you need iodine—in unpurified salts there is only trace amount.

Remember Japan with the tsunami after the earthquake? When the nuclear plans melted down and radiation spread, the first item that sold out of store shelves in Tokyo were iodine. There is a reason for that. So then how do you get sodium in your body? If all salt is contaminated and dangerous? Can you live from the salt in food?

Can salt really stop a migraine?