Lead stays in your body for life!
Nope, not a typo. Although Flint, Michigan has absolutely nothing to do with Himalayan salt, they suffer from lead poisoning from the water that is contaminated. I wrote this short article to bring a parallel between what is happening in Flint, primarily because of what Dr. Sanjay Gupta said on CNN: 5 ppb (parts per billion) lead is hazardous for your health, and what is in Himalayan salt that many people take pride in eating because of the so-called “minerals” that are good for you. I did a bit of calculation based on information readily available on the web about the lead content of Himalayan salt: 100 ppb. As you can imagine, if 5 ppb is dangerous, imagine 100 ppb.
Himalayan salt also contains mercury and about 50% of those amazing “minerals” are uranium, plutonium, and other heavily radioactive materials. Heavy metals, such as lead, cannot ever be removed from your body and they build up over time, slowly poisoning you.
You can always chose to keep on eating Himalayan salt; be my guest. But now you can make an educated decision! Now you cannot say “I didn’t know” because now you do know!
Comments are welcome!
About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.
Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--physiology, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention, and treatment without the use of medicine. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage dependent channels, gates, and pumps (chanelopathy) that modulate electrolyte mineral density and voltage in the brain. In addition, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other variants, such as MTHFR variants of B vitamin methylation process and many others are different in the case of a migraineur from the general population.
Migraineurs are glucose sensitive (carbohydrate intolerant) and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on her hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease.
As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her helping over 5000 migraineurs successfully prevent their migraines world wide, all ages and both genders, and all types of migraines, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to make it easy to follow up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017.
Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in Economics with dissertation in neuroscience (culminating in Neuroeconomics) at Claremont Graduate University, fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, certification in LCHF/ketogenic diet from NN (Nutrition Network), certification in physiology (UPEN via Coursea), Nutrition (Harvard Shool of Public Health) and functional medicine studies. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently power weight lifting and kickboxing. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day), she paints and photographs and loves to spend time with her family of husband of 45 years, 2 sons and their wives, and 2 granddaughters.
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Any salt that you recommend as safe
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I cannot really recommend any since it is a taste question and also everyone has a different thought on what is safe. To me safe is pure. So I eat iodized table salt. I have all my life. It has never failed me; I have no thyroid troubles, no fibromyalgia or neuropathy… it just works the way it is intended. If I want something fency. I order flavored US salt. Jacobsen Salt Co in Oregon has some awesome infused salts. I have the Pinot Noir infused salt that is awesome with steaks… but I always use iodized table salt as my base salt.
Thank you very much.
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