Lead Poisoning: Flint & Himalayan Salt

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--, 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 medicines. 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 gated channels that modulate electrolytes and voltage in the brain, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other related variants, such as the MTHFR variants of the B vitamin methylation process and many others. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on the hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her research and findings after treating over 4000 migraineurs successfully world wide, all ages and both genders, 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, treatment and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section with for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed 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 NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, and is currently studying Functional Medicine. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently enamored by resistance training and weight lifting, which she does three times a week with a private trainer. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day) Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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3 Responses to Lead Poisoning: Flint & Himalayan Salt

  1. gretel says:

    Any salt that you recommend as safe

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    • Be Healthy says:

      Hi Gretel,

      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.


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