I started out my research for this month’s blog post on the benefits of consuming Himalayan Sea Salt (HSS), but ended up being drawn to the health benefits of the lamp as well.
These crystals have been forming since our planet’s birth 4 billion years ago. The mines for this salt are 5000 ft below the Himalayan Mountain Range in Punjab, Pakistan. You can find true HSS in pink, whitish red, dark red, black and orange colors. They are composed of the dried remnants of the primal sea from the Precambrian Age, okay- they are very very old.
With 4 billion years of formation, this salt is packed with tons of nutrients, 84 minerals which include; calcium, copper, gold, iron, magnesium, potassium and silver, just to name a few. So, besides this salt making your food better to taste, it has a lot of health benefits too.
HSS helps regulate the water in your body giving you the proper pH levels and aids in vascular health with regenerates cells properties, which might be attributed to it’s anti-aging benefits as well.
At this age, I’ll eat anything that will help with my libido, circulatory health, strengthening my bones, keeping my blood sugars in check and reducing leg cramps.
We buy our grinder of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt at Costco for around $4.
Now, let’s shed some light on this topic…
My wife was recently telling me about the benefits of having a HSS lamp, but I was skeptical about all its reputed health benefits, but I was wrong.
These lamps emit negative ions in small amounts, which cancel out the positive ones. We are exposed to electromagnetic radiation (EM) in the form of positive ions via our televisions, stereos, cell phones, computers, microwaves and so on.
There are 1000s of studies linking the toxic effects of EM, aka electro-smog on our health. EM causes stress, fatigue and weakens our immune systems. Everyday exposure to these low-level radiation ions cause a variety of cancers, increase heart disease and have been attributed to Alzheimer’s disease as well.
The HSS lamp emits the negative ions, acting as a air purifier and also reducing the allergens in the air for people suffering from asthma, allergies, and other airborne illnesses.
The Lung Institute has conducted may clinical trials on the benefits of HSS which include;
- Anti-flammatory agents
- immune system oversensitivity
- removes airborne pollen
- antibacterial properties
Studies have shown that Halotherapy ( salt respiratory) practices have aided in bronchial illnesses for years.
In conclusion, whether you ingest HSS , breathe it or set the mood with one of it’s calming lamps, you will benefit both internally and externally.