You might be wondering what’s the big deal with Himalayan Salt. Is it just another health craze? Can it really help restore adrenal health?
I'm going to tell you 5 Benefits of Himalayan Salt specifically for adrenal health and addressing adrenal fatigue symptoms. But first, I want to share the role that salt plays in our overall health.
Our bodies need salt for the electrical function of our heartbeat, for us to make hydrochloric acid in the stomach, (which helps with things like preventing harmful bacteria from entering the GI tract. It also helps you make enzymes which are necessary for digesting protein) and has other very important functions). Salt is also needed for the fluid around the cells for proper functioning of your cells.
Learn more about the science behind what makes Himalayan Salt different from table salt and how to use it into your diet HERE.
Watch the video here or continue reading.
And please note**If you have high blood pressure or history of high blood pressure, or kidney disease please consult your doctor or health practitioner before trying this remedy.
Lets get back to the 5 benefits of using Himalayan salt to restore adrenal health:
1. Salt Can Take Some Weight Off Your Adrenals
First thing in the morning our adrenals have a big job. They are in charge of raising our blood pressure enough to help our bodies transition from sleeping to waking. They do this by producing adrenaline. If your adrenals aren’t working 100%, waking up puts extra stress on the adrenals first thing in the morning. Salt helps to raise our blood pressure for a short period of time taking weight off the adrenals, supporting them so they don’t have to work as hard.
2. Supports Elimination
When I was suffering from adrenal fatigue poor digestion was a major problem for me. It was not uncommon for me to only have one bowel movement a week for several years. Not only is poor digestion extremely uncomfortable it leads to a downward spiral of other health issues. Maybe you have experienced something similar: irregular and infrequent bowel movements. These are a common symptom of adrenal fatigue.
Drinking salt water first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything else was the most powerful way to support daily elimination.
3. Cleanses the GI tract
On a related note, when our digestion is poor, our GI tract contains lots of stagnant matter. This leads to toxic build up and also keeps our bodies from absorbing nutrients from our food. Adding Himalayan salt to your morning routine helps clear out the stagnant matter each day and allows your digestion system to work more optimally. Finally, you can start absorbing the nutrients from all the great foods you are consuming.
4. Hydrates Your Body
During sleep we often go 6-8 hours without consuming water. On top of that, we often perspire during our sleep. It makes it so we wake up from sleep very dehydrated. It is important that we hydrate first thing before we eat or start our busy day.
We often think that drinking water is the only way to hydrate the body. But electrolytes and minerals also play a key role in hydration, a role which is often overlooked. Most adrenal fatigue sufferers experience dehydration and some level of electrolyte imbalance. This is because a hormone produced by the adrenals called aldosterone is responsible for the maintenance of fluid (water) and the concentration of certain minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium and chloride) in the blood and cells.
When your adrenals aren’t producing as much aldosterone then it creates an electrolyte imbalance and often dehydration follows.
5. Fixes Mineral Deficiency
As I mentioned above electrolytes and minerals are just as important to staying hydrated as water is. Many minerals we need to allow our hormone system and adrenals to function optimally are very hard to get from our foods these days. And most water we drink lacks these minerals too. If your adrenals are fatigued, it’s extra important that we make sure we get the proper minerals to support your adrenals.
Drinking water without mineral content can actually scrip our bodies of minerals. Adding Himalayan salt to your water that is full of trace minerals helps solve this problem.
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