Posts Tagged ‘Celtic sea salt’

On Being Hypothyroid and Other Minutaie

Spring has sprung in Minnesota and as always I am reminded that with spring there is renewal and with that rebirth comes a certain amount of joy. Perhaps Anne Bradstreet said it best in Meditations Divine and Moral (1655)-“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome”.

I thought as this week brings with it the first official day of spring it might be timely to update my thyroid buddies on my current state of health. I will preempt everything by asking you to understand if I seem a bit sardonic. I admit to still being very superstitious about what I say and I know many hypothyroid people, and other “spoonies” will relate.

That said, here we go……..

T3 only and what works for me

I am still taking 50 mcg of T3. This dose seems to work pretty well for me even though by the dictates of the RT3 thyroid group it is not enough. My pulse is pretty normal and I am happy with my blood pressure. I generally have a pulse around 75-78 bpm and my blood pressure is pretty consistently at 116/69. After being outside and pulling weeds it is 122/74 with a heart rate of 81 bpm.

How I feed my adrenals

I still take 1/2 teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt every morning and every afternoon. I salt my food heavily and often take extra salt if I feel my pulse is too high or if I have reason to perspire more than normal. A hot bath, a FIR sauna or this warm summer-like winter weather increases my perspiration and thus my need for sea salt.

I can tell by how I feel if I suddenly stand up whether or not my adrenals need more support. If I get light-headed I know I need to increase my sodium intake. It seems my adrenals, while healthier than they used to be, still require plenty of salt to feed their “condition” . Reminds me of the old adage “feed a cold, starve a fever” I feed them salt but hopefully starve them of nothing.

How to increase cellular deficiencies

Overall I think I am doing quite well but as you know my Spectracell test showed some deficiencies. I increased my Ubiquinol to 100 mg twice a day. I am taking 200 mcg of Selenium twice per day and  close to 64 mg of chelated Zinc per day. I was taking about 750 mg of Inositol per day but for some reason I didn’t feel any particular improvement and maybe felt worse.

Here is my new dog and pony trick. I finally got things straightened out between my doctor and a very helpful pharmacist at The Prescription Center in LaCrosse Wisconsin and my injectable B12 arrived post-haste. I will tell you more about injecting B12 next week after I have finally perfected the technique with Chloe’s assistance. I expect great things from an increased level of B12 and I hope not to be disappointed.

Exercise and FIR sauna resumed

I took several months off my normal frenetic exercise regimen around this time last year and I am finally getting back in to the swing of things. I am very careful not to overdo. In fact, I do something totally foreign to the before-adrenal-meltdown-me. I actually ask the SU if he will slow down when we walk together just to avoid taxing my system. I strongly believe that my heart palps were stimulated by an unnatural release of adrenalin and if just cooling it a bit avoids a reenactment I am content to be a wimp (yes, I have a problem with not pushing to the max).

Along with mild exercise (T-Tapp Basic, PACE walking, rebounder, Schwinn Airedyne) I have resumed some brief FIR sauna sessions. My basic routine is to exercise enough to sweat. While I am working out my sauna is warming up and as soon as I finish I hop in there for 15-20 minutes, salt water in hand. I have missed my sauna sessions but when you have adrenal stress the FIR sauna pushes you over the limits of what you can stand.

Kris Insight

Does all this mean I am as good as I can be? In one simple word, no. My heart still thumps occasionally, especially if I have too much caffeine or external stimulation. I have restless nights when I get up and sleep elsewhere so I don’t wake up the SU. I can only handle a tiny glass of wine unless I don’t mind being awakened by a pounding heartbeat that is in excess of 100 bpm. My mouth burns or tastes metallic most days and I occasionally have a hot flash that causes my face to flush (sex hormones are still not perfect).

Overall though, I feel fine. Not fine as in I don’t want to say anymore but the kind of fine that has a bit of cockiness and swagger. I saw this great quote on Facebook today that I strongly identify with,  “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…..it is about learning to dance in the rain”. I have learned to dance in the rain and I feel fine.

Santé,

Kris

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A Big Bowl of Comfort

Of late I have become totally addicted to soup. I know it is winter and quickly becoming the season of my discontent but whatever the reason soup tastes really good in the evening, kind of like having an entire bowl of comfort. I guess that is why they call foods like soup “comfort food”.

I thought before the season passed and we start craving salads and hamburgers on the grill I would share a soup recipe I found on Eat Nourishing. This site emphasizes healthy alternatives to foods that otherwise might not be as full of nutrients as they should be. For instance, Chocolate Cream Frosting and No Bake Cheesecake would normally be considered full of bad ingredients and empty calories but the versions offered here sound delectable to me and have some nutrient value. The following recipe, while originally from the site, has been altered to suit my tastes and ingredients from my garden.

Hearty Hamburger Soup

  • 1 quart homemade turkey bone broth
  • 1 quart juiced home-grown tomatoes, frozen and thawed
  • 1 pound of grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 pound carrots, sliced in uneven chunks
  • 1 onion in large pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, in large pieces
  • 1/2 of large head of green cabbage, sliced or cut in chunks
Before starting the soup put the broth and/or juiced tomatoes (if you have whole tomatoes just use them) in a blender and add the onion and garlic and blend until a *smooth puree is formed. Place the puree and broth in a Dutch oven and add large chunks of ground beef approximately the size of meatballs. Add the carrot chunks and cook on low heat for several hours (**perfect for the slow cooker) and then add sliced cabbage and the following spices:
  • 1 teaspoon Marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground Cayenne Pepper
  • Celtic Sea Salt to taste (I add about 2 teaspoons)
  • Freshly ground black Tellicherry peppercorns

Now simmer until the cabbage is cooked to taste. I like it well cooked and soft but still identifiable. Serve in large bowls so you have a sensory experience as well as a savory one.

*Personally I think the key to the soup’s delectable taste is to puree the onion, tomatoes, broth and garlic before starting the cooking process. I have never done it with other soups preferring chunks of all the vegetables but whole frozen garden tomatoes necessitated it the first time and I came away a believer.

**I haven’t done this soup in a slow cooker but I see no reason why it couldn’t all be thrown in the slow cooker before you leave for work and left to simmer all day. The cabbage might be more translucent but the flavors will still be wonderful.

See you next week.

Santé,

Kris

December Thyroid News:The Hypothyroid Heartbeat

It is trite I know but I will say it anyway, I simply cannot believe how time passes us by. One day you are 10 without a care in the world and the next you are 57 with all the cares of the world on your shoulders. Being  a person with autoimmune dis-ease does not make it simpler but there are few if any dull moments and you constantly learn something new and unusual. With that in mind I thought an update on my thyroid health would be timely.

On Sleeping on Your Left Side

Many of my readers and fellow hypo’s will know that my hallmark of thyroid health is being able to lie on my left side and without further ado let me say, I am sleeping on my left side. Not all the time but when my right side is sore from use I can turn to my left side and even if I hear my heart beat it is not irregular and it is not pounding. Just for the sake of feeding my thyroid health superstitions I will add that it is not consistent, there are times when my heartbeat blips or pounds (read below for other reasons) but for the most part I can turn to my left side and fall back in to a relaxing, rejuvenating sleep without any particular upset.

A Brief on the Hypo’s Heartbeat

The above statement may be hard to comprehend if you have never experienced the hypothyroid heartbeat, so let me briefly tell you. When your thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone to adequately feed the needs of your body your body produces unnatural amounts of adrenaline to compensate. This over compensation by your adrenal glands, in my opinion, not only causes adrenal fatigue it affects your heartbeat causing palpitations. This often ends with  you sitting in a cardiologist’s office, then being put through a myriad of tests only to be prescribed this and that medication and still suffering the palpitations.

Bear in mind, we “hypos” aren’t used to a normal heartbeat because our hearts often beat too slowly and too softly to be heard, so as we start medicating our thyroids adequately, either with a doctor’s assistance or on our own,  we suddenly hear a pounding heartbeat if we lay on our left side in particular. Add to this “pounding” (but probably normal) heartbeat any kind of irregularity and you have a person who never sleeps on their left side. Never, that is, when they are under-treated or incorrectly treated for thyroid resistance.

Life Changes

I hate to go so far as to say I live in fear of the irregular heartbeat but I have blogged on this subject ad nauseum, so I must dread it. A few weeks ago I found myself at my computer at midnight with a heartbeat in excess of 100 bpm. This always leads to researching online, first to my groups and then to other online comments or studies. This particular knowledge gleaning moment led me to a conclusion that was the end of my world as I knew it, after reading  a hundred entries or so on many different forums I realized what the problem was. I needed to cease my evening tipple.

Yes, you read that right and it pains me to say because I love my traditions (not addictions because I can give them up without bad side effects) many of which I learned while living in Europe, a time that is full of pleasant memories and custom. I love my English “tea ceremony” every morning and I thoroughly enjoyed two glasses of wine in the evening. What I didn’t realize is that my adrenal fatigue had reared its ugly head and adrenal fatigue and alcohol do not mix.

If you have adrenal fatigue alcohol acts as a stimulant akin to having caffeinated coffee or perhaps even Ephedra or other like stimulants (I have never taken Ephedra but I have read about its effects). I knew those were stimulants to avoid just like the nerve racking television which I avoid after 8 p.m. because the lights and noise stimulate me like a cup of coffee or worse.

What I didn’t seem to associate with my sleeplessness and racing heartbeat was the wine before supper that “relaxed” me. Seriously, how could it be a stimulant? It is specifically supposed to help me relax. I felt betrayed (not really) but clearly I needed to stop that long standing custom, so I did. If someone would have told me that putting that particularly bad nightmare scenario to bed was this simple I would have been all over it ages ago.

I know, I know, I can hear all the health conscious folks reading my soliloquy asking with wonder “Doesn’t she know alcohol is bad for her?” Mercola and many others preach and preach on the evils of alcohol but honestly I still don’t think a glass of wine is going to kill you but there is a time and place and I am not in either at the moment.

In Conclusion

With that admission behind me I feel like my shoulders are less rounded as if a weight has been lifted from them. I have to say that other than a few niggling issues I have been exceptionally well. I am still taking 50 mcg of T3 which results in normal energy and slightly below normal basal temperatures. I have recently started taking Ashwaghanda again and I added 5-HTP to my repertoire of supplements to elevate my moods slightly and help me sleep even better.

There are things that still need attention and the one that plagues me at the moment is my dry eyes and mouth. It could be Sjogren’s as that often accompanies Hashimoto’s Disease but I have never had that diagnosis, so my quest for an answer to that problem continues. If you have successfully treated this issue please share your experience by leaving a comment.

I conclude that with almost everything in my life I have come to expect the unexpected and I glean from all I experience what I can. I am fascinated by the stories of the world and the challenges we all face. If you come across this blog while on your own midnight quest for knowledge I hope you find it comforting that you are not alone. We are truly in this together and we share the weight of the world’s health issues on collective shoulders.

To your good health,

Kris

NA Brew and You

I was thinking as I pondered this week’s blog that featuring a bottle of beer might grab your interest. Now I ask you, did it? There is a medicinal purpose for this interest grabber but all the same most will not expect it of a blog that is mostly devoted to hypothyroidism. Well you will now expect the unexpected.

A few weeks ago I was fascinated by a news story I found on Twitter, http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/nonalcoholic-beer-aids-marathon-recovery/. My piqued curiosity was primarily a result of my ongoing electrolyte issue, something in retrospect I think has been with me forever. I am sure no one else reading this article connected NA beer with electrolytes but leave it to me.

Decades ago I ran a half marathon. I did not enjoy the run and when we finished I was totally dehydrated, I didn’t know I was totally dehydrated but when the proffered drink, Coca Cola, was consumed with some voracious appetite for replenishing fluid, I was suddenly hit with stomach cramps of a humongous proportion. I spent the rest of the afternoon in a warm tub of water, writhing.

You see when running in those days, whether it was 5 miles or 10,  I avoided hydration because any fluid inside often had the negative affect of causing a stitch in my side. “Stitch” is an euphemism for paralyzing pain that stops you in your tracks and according to the site I looked at many think it has something to do with your liver. I suspect I was dehydrated, very low on minerals and high in inflammation when I finished the 15K race in the hot July sun. If strained ligaments that support your liver are the cause of such pain mine were in paroxysms of strain.

Fast forward a decade or two, and thanks to struggling adrenals my electrolytes are often on the edge of imbalance and a good long soak in a hot tub can put me over the edge and always has. For me the after effect of a long soak in a very hot tub of water is a racing heartbeat that nearly roars in my ear and awakens me from a sound sleep. I now know what to do (run to the kitchen and drink a large glass of very salty water) but I am always looking for help with this issue. Enter non-alcoholic beer, yes, you read that right, a non-alcoholic (NA) brew.

Last week after a nice hot tub evening we were going to have homemade pizza. What is perfect with pizza? Well, for some the only answer is beer. I am not a devotee but having read the article on how well marathon runners recover if they drink  non-alcoholic beer before and after a race I was looking for any excuse to give it a try. I am currently not gluten free, so I do not have to seek out gluten free non-alcoholic beer and the Beck’s NA that I found is actually very tasty, a slightly bitter German brew that is nicely hoppy with the perfect carbonation. I had no Beck’s NA before my bath but two afterwards plus a slice of salty pizza.

I did not count the carbs ( honestly I didn’t want to know) but I suspect the extra carbs are also helpful to marathon runners. My goal was an uninterrupted night of sleep and my goal was achieved. I did have Celtic Sea Salt throughout the day but I always do that and still have to get up and drink salt water. I also take Tri-Salts, a mixture of magnesium, calcium and potassium but again I always do that, so the NA beer was the only change and it made a difference, it really did. I got up but it was for reasons other than a need for salty water to calm my racing heart.

Talk about unscientific studies this one has no control subjects, no pre-bath data to compare to post-bath data but I will do it again and wanted to share the article and my experience with my readers. By the way, the article did state that drinking alcoholic beer probably negates any benefits of the polyphenols found in beer even though the alcoholic beer is even more loaded with polyphenols. Also, just for the sake of knowledge gleaned, unpasteurized beer is even more loaded with polyphenols, B vitamins, etc. but still alcohol negates most of the benefits.

Yes, you’ve got that right, there is no excuse for a bender this weekend. I take no responsibility for anyone drinking one to one and a half liters of strong beer in the name of lowering inflammation and possibly assisting electrolyte imbalances but, gosh, if you do, and it works, let me know.

Experimenting for your good health,

Kris

Food Pyramid Gone Bad

Among the health food fanatics, of which I probably have to count myself one, the first week of February was a week of strife and turmoil. About what, you ask? The much anticipated but dreaded new dietary food guidelines released by the USDA on the 31st of January. As you might expect I found very little to agree with and lots that stirred my ire. Not least of which was the sodium guideline.

As reported on the AARP website the following statement regarding sodium intake was quoted:

Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams for many people and further reduce intake to 1,500 milligrams for people who are 51 and older and those of any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease.

Currently, people consume about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day or about 1½ teaspoons.

If you visit Krisinsight periodically you know I have written about sodium intake several times and if you tune in often you may well know I take salt by the measuring spoon several times a day. My objection to the “new” guideline is making a blanket statement about sodium consumption which would be like saying one size shoe fits all when that is far from the truth. The goodness or badness of salt consumption is not black and white and to make a blanket statement saying that all Americans should consume less salt is tantamount to destroying some people’s lives.

All week the media, who love a good empty headed story to report, yammered on about cutting salt and what foods you could eat that were low in sodium. When I found myself wanting to lecture the mindless blathering media talking heads I turned the television off. (Give me some credit I do know when to turn it off. Sometimes I just don’t do it fast enough). Not once did I hear any reference to the
healthy salt called Celtic Grey Salt not even a sotto voce reference to the fact that there is a healthy alternative. Nope, but I did hear repetitively that the USDA has decided that salt is the big offender to our human race and it crosses all racial barriers and hates us all. Pardon me but that is just plain “stronzate”.

It has been found in various unbiased research projects that even people with high blood pressure do well with sea salt because the sodium is lower in sea salt and it is totally unprocessed (if it is grey, if it is white it is processed even if called sea salt) In particular people with thyroid disease have an increased need for sodium and all the minerals that unprocessed sea salt provides like magnesium and potassium. What happens if they don’t get enough sodium? Dizziness, fainting, dangerously low blood pressure and other maladies. Low sodium affects your cortisol levels and if you already have weak adrenals restricting salt will make a bad situation even worse.

Mary Claire Jalonick of The Associated Press wrote this  “The assault on salt is aimed strongly at the food industry, which is responsible for the majority of sodium most people consume. Most salt consumption doesn’t come from the shaker on the table; it’s hidden in foods such as breads, chicken and pasta.” So far she isn’t too far off as the food industry does have a lot to answer for, in particular the fast food industry. What she forgets to add or doesn’t know is the “salt” that  the fast food industry uses is mostly MSG laden seasonings that fool your taste buds in to thinking that the fast food delicacies you consume are actually tasty when, in fact, they are little more than dog food and not even good dog food.

She loses all credibility when she adds this “It has long been known that too much sodium increases the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and other problems.”  This is where it becomes pure drivel and lacks any real research on her part , she is just quoting what the mainstream press puts out there and hasn’t bothered to do any independent research or ability to look outside the “proverbial” box.

At our house one of us has marginally high blood pressure and one of us doesn’t. After reading what Dr. Brownstein had to say about salt I decided to increase our grey sea salt even for the one who has marginally high blood pressure. Through my own experimentation I have learned that it has little effect on blood pressure, I can unequivocally say that it did not raise the blood pressure, if anything it lowered it slightly with no other additions to the daily routine. Perhaps Mary Claire needs to do her own trial and error experimentation to see if what she writes holds water or is it merely a quote taken from a book or another newspaper.

Okay rant over. Phew! I feel better. In closing let me say that there are situations where salt ingestion may be bad and weak or impaired kidneys are one such situation. I cannot speak to this disease and will not make any recommendations for people who have organic failure. I can speak for my own experience, my own insight, and my conclusion is grey sea salt is a wonderful addition to my diet. It is so good for me I could put it in capsules and take it like a supplement. Celtic sea salt will stay on my table and in my spice cupboard no matter what the USDA dictates. My best advise is don’t believe the hype, research the information out there, try Celtic sea salt for yourself and draw your own conclusions.

Have a great week,

Kris

2010 Favorite Things

“O” does it, KS95 did it, and nearly every talk show has their own,so I cannot think of one reason why “K” shouldn’t do it as well. Last week as I wrote my blog I decided that for my last blog entry in 2010 I would look back in my diary and see what I learned. Once I tweaked my memory I could share the insight I gained in the passing of 12 months. Thus was born “K”‘s 2010  favorite things.

I quite honestly have an extensive list of favorite things, so I will have to prune it a bit and share the very best of the best, those things I go to over and over. I would start with a pound bag of Celtic Sea Salt in my favorite things box. Yes, you read that right. Celtic Sea Salt has proven to be the very best thing I have in my arsenal of supplements. I take 1/2 teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt at least two times a day (sometimes more) and I use generously to salt our food. If you have weak adrenals the minerals in the salt and the sodium feed your adrenals and thus also supports good levels of aldosterone. Almost every person with thyroid disease needs Celtic Sea Salt or a good quality grey sea salt. Anything white, even if called sea salt, is processed and thus lacks the benefits of the unprocessed sea salt. In looking back over this year I realized that the sea salt has been an immense help in resolving my heart palpitations (along with taking Cynomel (T3)).

Next from my box of goodies comes the BD thermometer. I love this thing and have not found one to better it for accuracy and ease of use. I also bought a thermometer with mercury from Horse.com but I find it nearly impossible to read with any accuracy. The other thermometer I own is a Geratherm and it is better than the mercury thermometer but not as good as the BD, which works as fast or faster than any of the other ones.

My gall bladder is fortunately (yes, fortunately) an ongoing issue because I refuse to part with it and the best site I have found to help me deal with the problem is Debbie Graefer’s site, so I would somehow pull that out of the box. I have tried several of her ideas and lastly but most successfully found two things that help you deal with what is called a “dumping syndrome”, Cholocal and Assimilaid. They are both very high quality supplements and that is reflected in their price but if you feel you have the symptoms that Debbie describes on her site as “Dumping syndrome” I can tell you from my experience these two used with every meal really do help.  If you have gall bladder problems and you don’t want to surgically remove it, if not Cholocal and Assimilaid, try Debbie’s site I think she has some very useful information that I repeatedly go to for assistance. One caveat is her “customer service” can be less than helpful.

Then I would place several really wonderful books that I have gone to again and again in the past year. “Stop the Thyroid Madness” by Janie Bowthorpe is a must for everybody who even thinks they have a thyroid issue. The next book is one that every woman, and some men, I know should have, “Natural Hormone Balance” by Uzzi Reiss. It has proven to be invaluable to me. You should always be aware of how wrong things can go if you get sick and “Knockout” by Suzanne Somers is a real eye opener and everyone should read it just to be aware of how badly things can go if you just surrender to the world of medical care. It is all about education we simply must educate ourselves and all of Somer’s books do that  but “Knockout” really does open your eyes.

Every box of magical gifts must include some light and fun things and mine would include any book by Elizabeth George. They are lovely books built around a murder but taking place in wonderfully described settings in Great Britain with characters that you love and hate they are so real. Last but not least, the most entertaining  gadget that I would have to place in the box would be a Keurig coffee maker. I am not a huge coffee drinker anymore, so this coffee machine makes perfect sense. It is not a “green” machine as the coffee comes in small containers that must be thrown away but each cup of coffee is fresh and tasty, it never sits and cooks, it is always hot  and the coffee is fresh due to never being exposed to the air until it is brewed. I bought mine slightly used on eBay for $60 and so far it is a beautiful machine. My favorite coffees to brew in my Keurig are Green Mountain “Nantucket” and Green Mountain “Breakfast Blend” and the spousal unit likes Gloria Jean’s Butter Toffee enough to have gotten me some for Christmas (Is that the same as the infamous chain saw men get their wives as a gift?). They all are a yummy treat with a good pour of cream (from grass fed cows, of course) served in one of my Lynn Chase mugs.

Resisting the urge to add more and more I would stop here and wrap up all of  my favorite things and send it off to you my readers. This has been a very interesting year for me health-wise. I have learned so much and have so many people to thank but overall I appreciate all who have come to my blog and I thank you as you are my motivation. As we watch the clock tick to the end of 2010 I wish you all good health in the new year and may you have many more “aha” moments reading Kris Insight. See you in 2011.

*Alto*sterone

Yes I know I misspelled Aldosterone but I got to thinking about whether or not mine is low and like the thought bubble above cartoon character’s heads I saw clearly Alto-sterone. Okay, I know only I think that is funny and the rest of you think it is just odd but this is my blog and I can laugh if I want to (to be sung to It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To).

What is Aldosterone? Janey Bowthorpe describes Aldosterone as the principal of a group of mineralocorticoids. It helps regulate levels of sodium and potassium in your body–i.e. it helps you retain needed salt, which in turn helps control your blood pressure, the distribution of fluids in the body, and the balance of electrolytes in your blood. If it gets too low you can have dizziness, high pulse and/or palpitations, salt cravings, low blood volume and low blood pressure. Excessive thirst is common due to your cravings for salt. Generally low Aldosterone is associated with adrenal health or really lack of adrenal health and can affect treatment with hydrocortisone because it renders it less effective.

What can you do if you suspect aldosterone insufficiency? First you should probably salt fast for 24 hours and then have a blood test specific for aldosterone. If you just suspect low aldosterone but not a overwhelming problem you could add sea salt to your diet 1/2 tsp twice a day and see if you feel better. If you test and your tests come back as insuffucient then it may be necessary to take a pharmaceutical product called Florinef. Florinef  has greater mineralcorticoid activity just like aldosterone does, so it imitates what your body should be doing on its own but cannot because it is fatigued. Often people with adrenal fatigue have to take Florinef with Cortef as both imitate the natural hormones their weakened adrenals would normally produce.

So far my personal experience is that of a minor inconvenience. I seem to crave salt and only when I take plenty of salt do my ankles remain their normal size, my blood pressure stays in its normal range, and my pulse keeps beating along at 75-80 beats per minute. When I get lazy and forget my salt (Celtic Gray Salt 2-3 teaspoons a day in hot water and I also use Celtic Sea Salt on my food) my pulse races, my ankles swell and my blood pressure plummets. I even carry Celtic Sea Salt in my purse in case I need it to lower my pulse.

*Warning* Before I close I want to explain my stressing Celtic Sea Salt as it will never do to use Morton salt in the same way I use Celtic Sea Salt. Morton’s is highly processed and much higher in sodium chloride and other chemicals and will very

Unprocessed whole sea salt

likely make you more ill not less ill if taken in these quantities.  Unprocessed sea salt contains minerals such as ionized sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and selenium, plus many trace elements such as copper, iron, zinc, manganese, and chromium. The human body uses the minerals & trace elements in sea salt to create electrolytes, maintaining the “internal ocean” which is vital to the proper functioning of every system in the body. If you suspect you need to support your adrenals with salt use only unprocessed salt.

All in good health,

Kris