Page created 5/17/09 modified 6/15/09
(by Dr. Robert Young)

Harvested from the sea or wrested from the earth, salt would appear to be one of the humblest commodities. Yet the
sodium it contains is a life-sustaining element.

Sodium chloride is essential in the nutrition and physiological processes of all animals including man. From long before
the first written word, there are repeated references in records and stories to the importance of salt as an essential in
the daily diet.

Salt has not only ensured the survival of mankind, but coloured the species food, religions, politics and superstitions. In
ancient times, because of its power to preserve and purify, salt was spilled upon legal documents to symbolize
enduring agreement and freedom from deceit. Mans effort to obtain salt can be traced back through history for salt has
always been essential to human life. Salt is more precious to men than gold.

Ancient manuscripts tell us that more than 5000 years ago the Chinese obtained salt by boiling and evaporating the
ash from seaweed. Later, people along the Mediterranean and Red Seas discovered that when seawater was
evaporated by the sun, salt was left behind. This was the start of salt manufacturing and the same method of solar
evaporation is used today in the production of many salts around the world.

Roman legionnaires who guarded the Via Solaria, one of the most famous military roads in history, received part of
their pay in salt, their 'salarium.' From this came the modern word 'salary.'

To this day a good man is 'worth his salt' and we take others' dramatic pronouncements 'with a pinch of salt.' Many of
salt's applications, including salting of fish and meat to preserve it, have remained almost unchanged down through the
millennia. Its place in our superstitions and sayings remains entrenched. Enshrined in the World's many cultures and a
part of global economies, salt is as essential to life as the air we breathe and the water we drink.

Surely there can be no product purer, more natural or environmentally friendly than salt - pure salt water provided and
evaporated by Nature, harvested to perfection by Man.

Making salt in open pans is not new. In Mark Kurlansky's recent book, Salt A World History, he suggests that in 450 B.
C. a Chinese called Yi Duan 'is believed to have made salt by boiling brine in iron pans, an innovation which would
become one of the leading
techniques for salt making for the next 2,000 years.' Rapid boiling is still used today but the open pans have been
replaced by closed vessels, outputs have increased and the salt these plants produce has a uniform cubic crystal

In a move back to the open evaporating pans of the past, Dr. Robert O. Young has developed the Great Salt Lake
North Shore salt beds. The raw material for this salt is the combination of the snow melt run off from the Rocky
Mountains in northern Utah and the salty North
Shore waters of the Great Salt Lake at the base of the Rocky Mountains. These waters are evaporated using the
natural processes of sun and wind. From this, a colloidal salt is produced to feed the open evaporating salt beds for
making the worlds only 26% colloidal liquid mineral salt.

    Interesting facts:

    1) Our bodies contain almost 450gms of salt and each day we need to replenish the salt
    used by our bodies to maintain our normal health, vigour and alkaline design.

    2) Salt plays a big part in helping the body to digest food and turn them into living tissues,
    as well as helping to transmit nerve impulses that contract the muscles. In order for the
    cells of the body to function normally, a salt/water balance must be maintained. Salt is also
    necessary for making the sodium bicarbonate the body needs to alkalize the food we eat
    to maintaining the alkalinity of the blood and lymph fluids.

    3) When you are tired and/or fatigued and need energy that is the need for salt. All sugar
    cravings are the need for salt.

    4) Salt is the ion of life in which all energy is transported. Without salt there is no life.

    5) Salt is what keeps the spirit body connected or joined with the physical body and
    mental body.

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