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Offline Alohamora

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #20 on: Monday June 19, 2006, 06:02:03 PM »
  I don't own a store or a business selling sea salt.

I didn't think so.

Lapesca, OTOH, has a link to a site selling some very expensive products in her signature and by some strange coincidence, just happened to choose an avatar that is identical to one of the photos on that site.  

Leaving that bit of unpleasantness behind...

As I said before, I had better results with epsom salts than sea salt. I don't think that means that epsom salts are better or more suitable for certain ailments, just that my body apparently had more of a need for the magnesium in epsom salts than a need for more sodium.  

I recently started eating salty foods again after finding out that salt didn't have diddly-squat to do with my slightly elevated blood pressure. My blood pressure has come down to 110/70 by other means.  

Now I'm curious about potassium... I see some more little experiments in my future. 




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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #21 on: Monday June 19, 2006, 06:52:02 PM »
I'm thinking of also giving Epsom salt a try as well. one night do the sea salt then next Epsom... my Grand Mother always used Epsom salt, I never knew why but now I have a big hunch.

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday September 12, 2006, 04:30:41 PM »
Epsom salt is just regular salt from the supermarket as opposed to sea salt right?

Im so tired of spending oodles of money on expensive crap that is "good" for my eczema.  I'd rather experiment with natural cheap stuff.

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday September 12, 2006, 05:40:38 PM »
Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. Table salt that we put on our food is sodium chloride.  These are two entirely different chemicals.  Sea salt is sodium chloride with the other trace minerals included which occur in seawater.  Iodized salt is common sodium chloride with traces of iodide added to prevent iodine deficiency in areas deficient in iodine.  If you live anywhere near the major oceans or eat occasional seafood you probably get enough iodine from the environment.  While it is possible to buy un-iodized salt which is free of added iodide, it is of little or no importance in most areas of the world.
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday September 12, 2006, 08:26:50 PM »
Ah- I see- I went on google and found the Epsom Salt Council which says you can buy it at any drugstore where they sell tylenol, advil, etc.  I will get some today and give it a shot.

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #25 on: Friday October 06, 2006, 11:59:52 AM »
HI, Anthro,  I just saw your post.

I just wanted to say that iodine is quite possibly an issue for those of us living in the great lakes/upper midwest area of the US. That's the area that used to known as the "goiter belt" before they started putting iodine in table salt. I strobgly suspect that during the decade I was avoiding salt because of my blood pressure ( which turned out to be totally unnecessary ) I wasn't getting enough iodine. 

Areas closer to a sea coast don't have the issue.
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #26 on: Saturday October 07, 2006, 12:13:38 AM »
Yes Aloha,
Much of the Great Lakes surrounding areas are pretty far from the oceans, and anywhere with a reputation for prevalence of goiter would cause me to pay some special attention to the possibility of iodine deficiency.  Another way of handling it nutritionally is just go to an oriental market and get some dried seaweed or kelp.  Crumble or chop a little up now and then into soups, sauces, marinades or gravies.  You will also be getting other trace minerals as well.
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday March 05, 2014, 06:43:59 PM »
Hi there folks!

I have used a flotation tank at a spa near home. It was full of Epsom salts and stung for 20 mins before I started feeling any relief. My skin was very bad last year.  I went at the recommendation of a French pal. Anyway, after 2 days I noticed my legs were healing up of their own accord. The only new thing I had done differently was go in the flotation tank 2 days prior. 

So, I definitely rate Epsom salt baths in a flotation tank. Very good for skin conditions. 35 for an hour. Just try to go once in 2 weeks for good effect, if skin is severely affected. The concentration of the salt is akin to the Dead Sea experience.  You get to float as the concentration of the epsomsalts is very high.

Read more info on the net if curious about this.

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