the HOB health Wellness and Wellbeing, Winter 2019-2020.
… For this purpose, it was sought after since before the Antiquity – the first evidence of extracting salt (by boiling spring water) comes from Romania, and there is evidence of a saltworks in China in about the same period. It was highly valued by the Chinese and Arabs, as well as the Romans and Greeks. Roman soldiers were actually sometimes paid in salt – this is where the word ‘salary’ comes from. For the coastal countries, the resource was accessible by boiling the oceanic water – open ocean has about 35 grams (1.2 oz) of solids per litre, a salinity of 3.5%. But for continental countries, it was a highly disputed resource; wars were fought over salt, as strange as that may sound now; it was a rare and highly valued resource… continue here,…
Salt, a ‘Prime’ Biochemistry necessity.
Severely dehydrated persons, such as people rescued from ocean or desert survival situations, usually have very high blood sodium concentrations. These must be very carefully and slowly returned to normal, since too-rapid correction of hypernatremia may result in brain damage from cellular swelling, as water moves suddenly into cells with high osmolar content.
In humans, a high-salt intake was demonstrated to attenuate nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide (NO) contributes to vessel homeostasis by inhibiting vascular smooth muscle contraction and growth, platelet aggregation, and leukocyte adhesion to the endothelium…, all here
Sodium in the Human Body.
Sodium is an essential nutrient but is something that the body cannot produce itself. It plays a vital role in the regulation of many bodily functions and is contained in body fluids that transport oxygen and nutrients. It is also essential in maintaining the body’s overall fluid balance.
To survive everyone needs to consume Sodium regularly. It is a principal component of a person’s internal environment – the extracelluar fluid. Nutrients reach your body’s cells through these fluids. Sodium facilitates many bodily functions including fluid volume and acid-base balance.
An adult human body contains about 250g of salt and any excess is naturally excreted by the body.
Sodium enables the transmission of nerve impulses around the body. It is an electrolyte, like Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium; it regulates the electrical charges moving in and out of the cells in the body. It controls your taste, smell and tactile processes. The presence of Sodium ions is essential for the contraction of muscles, including that largest and most important muscle, the heart. It is fundamental to the operation of signals to and from the brain. Without sufficient sodium your senses would be dulled and your nerves would not function…. more here
SALT DEFICIENCY IS IGNORE WHEN BEHAVIORAL STUDIES ON HUMAN HEALTH ARE MADE, … BUT THE RESULT OF ALTERNATIVE STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT HUMAN MOOD AND EMOTIONAL MANAGEMENT ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO CIRCUITRY,…. MAINLY WITH REGARDS TO GENERAL HOMEOSTASIS, OR THE ABILITY TO MAINTAIN OPTIMUM BRAIN AND PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS,…
A mineral consisting primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. Salt is present in vast quantities in seawater, where it is the main mineral constituent. The open ocean has about 35 grams (1.2 oz) of solids per liter of sea water, a salinity of 3.5%.
Salt is essential for life in general, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. Salt is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous food seasonings, and salting is an important method of food preservation.
Some of the earliest evidence of salt processing dates to around 6,000 BC, when people living in the area of present-day Romania boiled spring water to extract salts; a salt-works in China dates to approximately the same period. Salt was also prized by the ancient Hebrews, the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Hittites, Egyptians, and the Indians. Salt became an important article of trade and was transported by boat across the Mediterranean Sea, along specially built salt roads, and across the Sahara on camel caravans. The scarcity and universal need for salt have led nations to go to war over it and use it to raise tax revenues. Salt is used in religious ceremonies and has other cultural and traditional significance.
Salt, also referred to as table salt or by its chemical formula NaCl, is an ionic compound made of sodium and chloride ions. All life has evolved to depend on its chemical properties to survive. It has been used by humans for thousands of years, from food preservation to seasoning. Salt’s ability to preserve food was a founding contributor to the development of civilization. It helped to eliminate dependence on seasonal availability of food, and made it possible to transport food over large distances. However, salt was often difficult to obtain, so it was a highly valued trade item, and was considered a form of currency by certain peoples. Many salt roads, such as the via Salaria in Italy, had been established by the Bronze age. all about Salt here…
Much of the differences between the salts lies in how they’re processed, the intensity of the saltiness with each pinch, and the trace minerals they contain (or don’t contain). For example, table salt is often fortified with iodine, which helps keep thyroid function healthy, while kosher salt is free of iodine. Most recipes call for kosher salt, but because of its larger crystals, you need more kosher salt to get the same flavor intensity as table salt (about 50% more than table salt per tablespoon)… here
from Who makes Salt (Salt making Castes, here…) to what Salt actually is and its Biological values for the Human Body (search here,…), Salt is a most seek after product, and a true science. This Winter has seen many new issues for Human to face, and for these reasons, the HOB HW&WB wanted to share a simple and effective way to prevent from simple flues to nuclear radiations. see you in Spring.
the HOB HW&WB Winter 2019 – 2020