After a round of golf when I was walking up the stair case I had severe cramp at one of my calves. My fellow golfer came up to me and pressed my toes upward to fight the cramp. After two minutes and cramp did not give way. It was excruciatingly painful. Out of desperation, somehow I remember salt. I told him to buy me a 100 plus and I drank it and within 50 seconds the cramp was gone.
We especially seniors try to take less salt hearing of salt causing all sorts of health problems from hypertension to kidney stones. As a result we throw the body out of balance.
I agree also that we are now the victims of commercialization of food industries. We tend to buy things especially food in nice packaging. Salt is one of them.
Importance of salt-
STRESS RELIEF. Is salt bad for hypertension?
What is bad for hypertension is iodized salt, which is a fake salt. It
is made up of only 3 synthetic chemicals, sodium, chloride, iodine. It
takes long to dissolve in water (glistens like diamonds), does NOT dissolve in the
body, does not get through the kidneys, gives kidney stones, and raises
blood pressure. However, it is the salt favored by the synthetic
drug-based doctors who say it is very clean and sanitary, pointing to
how white it is and how it glistens like diamonds. The fake salt is
man-made in a factory. The true salt, which comes from the sea and
dried under the sun and commonly called rock salt , has 72 natural
minerals including natural sodium, chloride, iodine. It dissolves in
water, absorbed in your body, does not produce kidney
stones, and best of all brings down blood pressure and stops/prevents
muscle cramps, numbness, tingling.
If you get muscle cramps in the lower legs at night, just take ½
teaspoon of rock salt and a glass of water, and the cramps with its
horrific pain will be gone in 5 minutes. The highest BP that came my
way was in a woman who had a BP of 240/140 and came to my house at
on what she said was a matter of "life and death" because the
high BP was already giving her a crushing headache, especially the
back of her head. She could not walk up the 6 shallow steps to my
porch. Two men had to help her, one on each side, in addition to the
cane that she needed to prop herself up.
I muscle tested her and found that underlying her BP of 240/140 and
the crushing pain in the head, her body's water content was only 6%
(normal is 75%), salt content was zero, potassium was 96% deficient,
and cardiac output (blood flow from the heart) was only 40% (normal is
100%). So the blood supply to the head was 60% deficient.
I gave her one 6" long green hot pepper, 1 raw ripe
banana, 1/2 teaspoon of rock salt and 3, 8-oz glasses of tap water. The
pepperi was to normalize cardiac output and shoot blood to the head, the
saba banana was for the potassium deficiency and to have food in the
stomach because pepper will give a stomach ache if the stomach is
empty, and the rock salt and the water were the first aid for her
severe dehydration which was causing her arteries to be dry and stiff
and her blood to be thick and sticky, because they were dehydrated.
After 5 minutes, she said, "The pain in my head is gone." We took her
BP, it was 115/75, and cardiac output was up to 100%.
She walked out of the house to her car without the men helping her and
without the cane.
She has been taking 2.5 teaspoons of rock salt, 15 glasses of water, 6
Saba bananas and 3 of the long peppers daily since the beginning of
September 2009, and her BP and cardiac output have been normal since
Two months later, in November, at a PCAM round table forum on
hypertension in Club Filipino, she gave her testimony, followed by her
brother who said that she grew 2", because the salt and the water had
refilled her compressed disc spaces in her vertebral column. The disc
spaces had become compressed because they had become dehydrated since
the fluid filling up these discs are 95% water.
Why salt? Because without salt the body cannot retain water no matter
how much water is drunk. You will still be dehydrated because you will
just keep urinating and sweating the water out.
This is not an isolated case. When BP is rising high but there is
little or no headache but there is stiffness of shoulder and neck
muscles, all you need to normalize the BP and remove the stiffness and
the pain in 5 minutes is 1/2 teaspoon of rock salt and 3 glasses of
water. If there is crushing pain in the head, it means blood supply to
the head is lacking, and you will need the hot peppers to normalize it and
shoot blood to the head and remove the extreme pain.
DR.JOSEPH A. ANTONY (FRCS(C); FICS; FAAS)
Urologist & General Surgeon (Cedric)
Consultant: St.Philomena's Hospital, Florida, USA.
Former Professor: St.John's Medical College, California, USA.
Former Medical Director: St.Philomena's Hospital, Florida, USA.
1715, BRUNTON ROAD., FLORIDA.
It is also used as a digestive aid and a to reliever of heartburn, a laxative and as a condiment apart from using it to sprinkle on ice surrounding the cylinder containing the homemade ice cream mix, to enable it to freeze faster.