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The Healing Power Of Salt For Your Body And Mouth By American Fork U T Favorite DentistI read a book all about salt once.  I know, it doesn’t sound like it would be a very long book, but you’d be surprised!  And it was one I had a hard time putting down.  Salt is a basic building block of all of our cells.  In fact, without salt our bodies would not work.

Ancient cultures have known this for thousands of years.  It’s just our modern culture that has changed salt and turned it into the so called enemy.  We still recommend salt for many things, including healing your gums and detoxing from the toxin-filled world we live in.

As a fresh start this year, here are two great ways to incorporate salt into your health regimen:

Start The NEW YEAR Off Right With …The Healing Power Of Salt

For thousands of years, people have used salt and water to heal the body. Egyptians knew it helped wounds. Hippocrates noticed it helped heal the hands of Roman fisherman.  During the Renaissance period doctors recommended salt baths for skin diseases and itching.  They knew what they were talking about!

The Healing Power Of Salt For Your BODY

A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do to help our bodies get rid of toxins.  What toxins do we need to get rid of?  There are toxins in the air, in our food and water, in the medications we take.  Over time, these toxins build up, leading to problems.  The more toxins we are exposed to, the harder the body has to work to get rid of them.

Taking a detox bath, not only boosts our health and well-being, but it also strengthens our immune system and prevents disease.

How To Draw a Detox Bath

  1. Add 5-10 drops essential oil (lavender) and 2 cups Epsom salt to a tub full of very hot water.
  2. If water isn’t filtered, add 1 cup of baking soda (neutralizes the chemicals like chlorine and increases mineral absorption).
  3. Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Come out of the tub very slowly. You may feel a little dizzy. Shower off quickly in cool water.
  5. Don’t use harsh soaps or shampoos in the bath.
  6. Once dry, you can apply a natural moisturizer.
  7. Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath.
  8. Do hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after.
  9. Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.

The Healing Power Of Salt For Your MOUTH

Salt water alkalizes the mouth.  Bacteria in your mouth like an acidic environment, so the salt helps control the bacteria.  Additionally, salt water is astringent, so it speeds up the healing of bleeding, inflamed gums, or mouth sores.

Dr. J’s Sea Salt Rinse

2 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt

2 cups nearly boiling purified or distilled water

1 pint sized glass jar with a tight-fitting lid

Small 1 oz. cup for each person

Combine the hot water and salt in the jar. The hot water will help the salt dissolve. Wait until it is room temperature to use. Pour 1 oz into a glass and start to rinse for 30 seconds and then spit.

For healing acute, undesirable conditions add:

1T Baking Soda

2T colloidal or nano silver solution

So enjoy your salt!  It’s good for you!  Have a great week.


Dr. Michelle Jorgensen

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

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