The consumption of Sole (pronounced So-lay), a natural salt-water solution, has shown to improve health in a variety of ways. However, when it comes to pure salt opinions vary – it’s either valued or criticized by health experts.
Known as Sole in many parts of the world, salt water solution is a life-enhancing mixture that supports the body’s natural ability to regulate and heal itself. The term Sole comes from the Latin “sol”, which means sun. In India, for example, it is quite common to drink salt water immediately after getting up. The Western world however, holds a strong bias against the excessive use of this food additive. But, when 100% natural salt is used to make a concentrated solution, such a mixture is abundant in health benefits.
Unrefined salt is incredibly beneficial for your body because it contains a number of nutrients and minerals; over 80 to be more precise. It helps to balance blood sugar, keep your bones strong, regulate your metabolism, boost your immune system, and more!
When salt is added to pure, filtered water, positive ions in the salt surround the negative ions of the water molecules, and vice versa. In result, a new structure is formed that has an electrical charge that is easily absorbed by the body. In other words, water is no longer water, and salt is no longer just salt.
When ingested, the electrical charge in the solution works with the body to send electrical signals between cells. This helps the kidneys to maintain fluid balance within the body.
Today, there is a body of scientific evidence that supports salt water use for the following:
Everyone knows that water is essential, but according to Matt Stone, author of Eat for Heat: A Metabolic Approach to Food and Drink, consuming too much plain water can actually cause your body to become over-diluted.
When this occurs, it puts an unhealthy strain on your body and slows down your metabolism. As cellular health is dependent on a particular concentration of minerals and electrolytes, drinking large amounts of water can result in an unintended result. When extracellular fluid becomes diluted, this creates a stress response and the release of adrenalin. Stone says, “No other creature is so removed from its instinctual programming to the point of accidentally over drinking.”
When one consumes water with natural salt, the body can actually absorb and use the water you are taking in.
The process of digestion begins in the mouth, and consuming salt activates the salivary glands in the mouth which release amylase. This initial step in digestion is highly important. In the stomach, natural salt stimulates hydrochloric acid and a protein-digesting enzyme, both of which help to break down food. It also stimulates secretions in the intestinal tract and liver which alleviate digestion.
Trace minerals of unrefined sea salt may calm the nervous system. Salt is known to reduce cortisol and adrenaline, two dangerous stress hormones, therefore consuming a mixture of Sole can help promote a better night’s sleep.
Because of the abundant minerals salt provides, drinking it with water can stimulate detoxification. Sole is also naturally antibacterial and can therefore help rid the body of bacteria which may be harmful to health.
A popular theory that surrounds osteoporosis and other bone disorders is that calcium and other minerals are used by the body in order to survive and neutralize acidity in the bloodstream. As salt-water solution is full of healthy minerals and has an alkalizing effect, it is thought to help improve bone health.
If you seek healthy, glowing skin, drinking Sole may help you attain it. The minerals in the mixture are known to promote healthy skin: Chromium can help a dry scalp and reduces skin infections; sulfur keeps skin clean and smooth, and can help a dry scalp, eczema, and rashes that are often a result of sulfur deficiency. Zinc promotes rapid healing of wounds, boosts the immune system, and regulates the activity of oil glands. Iodine, as well, helps increase oxygen consumption and the metabolic rate of the skin.
According to two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling, “you can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” Minerals are the foundation to sound nutrition and health; without them, no other system in the body works as it should.
When amino acids and enzymes don’t work because of vital mineral deficiency, vitamins and minerals do not get broken down or absorbed. Because most soil is depleted in minerals and the majority of the population consumes a highly refined diet, mineral deficiencies are more common than ever. Sole, made with unrefined, mineral-rich, naturally obtained sea salt, is a rich source of essential minerals like barium, bismuth, chromium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, titanium, and B2 trace minerals.
Drinking Sole on an empty stomach each morning is highly beneficial for the following:
- energy stimulation
- blood sugar reduction
- muscle cramps reduction
- hormonal balance
- healthy veins
- weight loss
You can make your own Sole by mixing ¼ – ½ tsp of sea salt in a 8 oz. jar of water each morning.
NOTE: High sodium intake (prevalent in those who eat the standard American diet – high saturated fat foods, highly processed foods, low-quality animal products) has been linked with atherosclerosis (heart disease), obesity, stroke, and other diseases.
Only consider this regimen AFTER you have followed a plan to eliminate refined, processed foods from your diet and have detoxed for at least 3-4 weeks.
Sources: The AlternativeDaily