Part 3: Going deeper into Svadhisthana, on Kidney and Renal Health.
I CRAVE SALT!!!
Well not anymore, now it’s only sometimes. Can you eat a whole bag of chips without blinking an eye, and think people snarffling cup cakes are weak? You may have a mineral deficiency.
Get Real Step 1:
Is your diet TOO high in crappy processed salt?
Our bodies, after centuries of evolution have learned to associate salty taste, with a wide range of minerals and electrolytes. In our super modern world we have created the wonders of pure sodium. Yes salt is important, but so are all of the other minerals. Our bodies NEEED those other minerals and electrolytes to work along with sodium in our blood stream.
Look in your cabinets, on your plate, in your shopping cart. Is your food in boxes, bags, and from restaurant kitchens? If the answer is yes, your diet is tooo high in sodium. The balance to the other minerals in out of balance. This is a recipe for disease.
Get Real Step 2:
The craving for salt is your deeper internal intelligence begging you for a wider range of minerals.
Stop eating that crap. Seriously. Those chips, that mac and cheese, the extra large popcorn at the movies that you hog all to yourself, is not going to make you feel better. You are going to feel worse. The cravings will get stronger, because you still lack the minerals your body craves, and the sodium ratio in you blood just got even higher.
Switch to all natural salts. Cook at home, and say “No Salt Please” at restaurants. Or do yourself a favor and make eating out a special occasion. You budget will thank you as well.
Get out in front.
Start by going 3 days with-out any salt. Try the experiment described in Part 2 of this series. And supplement in the other minerals to achieve balance.
- Eat potassium rich foods like apricots, mangoes, bananas, dark leafy greens, avocados, sweet potatoes, basically anything orange lol.
- Soak in an Epsom Salt bath for a nice dose of magnesium. Follow up with a rub down of coconut oil with some drops of sandalwood oil, mmmmm self care yum.
- Add a few drops of Liquid Trace Minerals to a glass of water. Do this once a day. Remember a little goes a long way, take too much and it’s diarrhea city. Seriously. If you get constipated this may be a mineral deficiency fixed with a little wonderful few drops of utah sea minerals. (not a sponsor, I just love them 🙂
- Cut the crap. Take all that table salt in your house, and use it on the driveway in the winter, or to clean the grout in your bath tub. This stuff is poison. DO NOT EAT.
- Get a pink Himalayan salt crystal lamp. Lick it. Best when warm. Caution, do not lick a friends lamp, unless you have permission. Best to lick your own lamp.
- Cook at home. Seriously. Cook at home. Not with a microwave and a box. But with produce, and high quality sea salts. I have not been to a grocery store that does not have a good salt available to purchase. TJ Maxx is a very good source for good salt. I often use Alessi a mediterranean salt found at Shop Rite. Here is a great article on how to buy salt. http://www.radiancenutrition.com/2011/03/22/please-pass-the-sea-salt/
PS – Dark high quality Chocolate is also a very good source of magnesium, and a few other minerals.
PPS – Let’s talk about sea weeds and msg later.
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