Friday, 28 December 2012

'Rock Salt for Cramps'.....!!!!!!!!!

This is what I normally write for all the posts on this blog. However, I have strong reservations about certain claims made in this article. My reservations are supported by the information available on the link given below. Please click on this link  to get clarification/additional information on this topic.
This common affliction (Cramp or Charly Horse) has often been ascribed to low salt levels in your diet, but what causes these painful aches is still a mystery. It may also happen due to lack of supply of sufficient Oxygen or deficiency of Calcium. Deficiency of Salt or Sodium may cause several other problems also.
Finally Rock Salt (सैंधव) and Sea salt, what we normally use in India, are chemically same. Only the refining process may make some difference in both cases.

'Rock Salt for Cramps'.....!!!!!!!!!

After a round of golf when I was walking up the stair case I had severe cramp at one of my calves.

My fellow golfer came up to me and pressed my toes upward to fight the cramp. After two minutes and cramp did not give way. It was excruciatingly painful. Out of desperation, somehow I remember salt. I told him to buy me a 100 plus and I drank it and within 50 seconds the cramp was gone.

We especially seniors try to take less salt hearing of salt causing all sorts of health problems from hypertension to kidney stones. As a result we throw the body out of balance.
I agree also that we are now the victims of commercialization of food industries. We tend to buy things especially food in nice packaging. Salt is one of them. 

Importance of salt - A must read
STRESS RELIEF. Is salt bad for hypertension?

What is bad for hypertension is iodized salt, which is a fake salt. It is made up of only 3 synthetic chemicals, sodium, chloride, iodine. It takes long to dissolve in water (glistens like diamonds), does NOT dissolve in the body, does not get through the kidneys, gives kidney stones, and raises blood pressure. However, it is the salt favored by the synthetic
drug-based doctors who say it is very clean and sanitary, pointing to how white it is and how it glistens like diamonds.
The fake salt is man-made in a factory. The true salt, which comes from the sea and dried under the sun and commonly called rock salt, has 72 natural minerals including natural sodium, chloride, iodine. It dissolves in water, absorbed in your body, does not produce kidney stones, and best of all brings down blood pressure and stops/prevents
muscle cramps, numbness, tingling.

If you get muscle cramps in the lower legs at night, just take ½ teaspoon of rock salt and a glass of water, and the cramps with its horrific pain will be gone in 5 minutes. The highest BP that came my way was in a woman who had a BP of 240/140 and came to my house at 10:30 pm on what she said was a matter of "life and death" because the high BP was already giving her a crushing headache, especially the
back of her head. She could not walk up the 6 shallow steps to my porch. Two men had to help her, one on each side, in addition to the cane that she needed to prop herself up.

I muscle tested her and found that underlying her BP of 240/140 and the crushing pain in the head, her body's water content was only 6% (normal is 75%), salt content was zero, potassium was 96% deficient, and cardiac output (blood flow from the heart) was only 40% (normal is 100%). So the blood supply to the head was 60% deficient.

I gave her one 6" long green hot pepper, 1 raw ripe
banana, 1/2 teaspoon of rock salt and 3, 8-oz glasses of tap water. The pepper was to normalize cardiac output and shoot blood to the head, the saba banana was for the potassium deficiency and to have food in the
stomach because pepper will give a stomach ache if the stomach is empty, and the rock salt and the water were the first aid for her severe dehydration which was causing her arteries to be dry and stiff and her blood to be thick and sticky, because they were dehydrated.

After 5 minutes, she said, "The pain in my head is gone." We took her BP, it was 115/75, and cardiac output was up to 100%.

She walked out of the house to her car without the men helping her and without the cane.

She has been taking 2.5 teaspoons of rock salt, 15 glasses of water, 6 Saba bananas and 3 of the long peppers daily since the beginning of September 2009, and her BP and cardiac output have been normal since

Two months later, in November, at a PCAM round table forum on hypertension in Club Filipino, she gave her testimony, followed by her brother who said that she grew 2", because the salt and the water had refilled her compressed disc spaces in her vertebral column. The disc spaces had become compressed because they had become dehydrated since the fluid filling up these discs are 95% water.

Why salt? Because without salt the body cannot retain water no matter how much water is drunk. You will still be dehydrated because you will just keep urinating and sweating the water out.

This is not an isolated case. When BP is rising high but there is little or no headache but there is stiffness of shoulder and neck muscles, all you need to normalize the BP and remove the stiffness and the pain in 5 minutes is 1/2 teaspoon of rock salt and 3 glasses of
water. If there is crushing pain in the head, it means blood supply to the head is lacking, and you will need the hot peppers to normalize it and shoot blood to the head and remove the extreme pain.

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