Worth Your Salt?

Large rock-salt crystals

Large rock-salt crystals

For thousands of years it has been known as a panacea (a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases).

Alchemists called it the fifth element besides water, earth, air and, fire because its qualities were comparable only to ether, the actual fifth element.

2000 years ago it was used as money- it had the same value. Most don’t know, the very word salary, comes from this.

It’s said this substance is what so draws us to the ocean- as if our subconscious mind instinctively wants to return to the specific vibrational state of the ocean from which we once emerged.

What I’m talking about today, is so vital, so absolutely necessary; that our very survival depends on it.

But not just our survival- in fact, our very thoughts, are made of this valuable resource.


Just how valuable is this resource? You might be surprised of its superpower/supernatural abilities, once I tell you that it is a substance that you most likely use every day, sometimes without knowing, and that you probably have a bulk stash of it in your kitchen pantry.

Ok, ok, enough with the teasing, let’s reveal this everyday resource, so we can breakdown its divine importance- the topic today is SALT.

Chemical make up of salt

Chemical make up of salt

Salt, is made up of sodium and chlorine. Together they are called Sodium chloride (Na Cl). Sodium chloride is one of the 12 daily essential minerals. Pure salt consists of these elements sodium and chlorine. Its mineral name is halite.

Sodium is a soft positive charged metal where chlorine is a negative charged gas that becomes a liquid when put under pressure.

Chlorine is a gas/liquid but somehow when the earth was formed the chlorine became a solid with the sodium and trace minerals.

Table salt is a chemically simple combination of two components, sodium and chlorine. The basic components of salt are, by themselves, potentially dangerous. Sodium will ignite immediately if it comes into contact with water, and chlorine is poisonous if ingested. In combination, though, the two elements form sodium chloride, commonly known as salt. Salt is essential. Each of us contain from four to eight ounces of salt. In the body, salt is as important to humans as water or air.

First off, many people believe that salt is harmful to the human body, while the truth is we cannot live without salt (sodium chloride). From salt the body makes hydrochloric acid which is one of the essential digestive fluids. There is not enough natural salt in our foods, so we must supplement our diet. When salt is withheld, weakness and sickness follow. Natural, unprocessed salt can even dissolve damaging calcium deposits in the body.


Science and medicine have tried to define the precise roles of salt in the healthy and diseased human organism. Blood, sweat, and tears all contain salt, and both the skin and the eyes are protected from infectious germs by the anti-bacterial effect of salt. When salt is added to a liquid, particles with opposite charges are formed: a positively charged sodium ion and a negatively charged chloride ion. Which leads me to my next point.


Most people know that the brain uses electricity to operate. However, what most people do not realize is that the electricity produced by the brain is different from the one produced by batteries or the companies that provide electricity to your home.

The brain uses a slightly different system to generate and propagate electricity.

Matter can be divided into basic elements called atoms. Calcium, sodium, potassium and chlorine are examples of atoms.

Table salt contains mostly sodium chloride, that is a sodium (Na) and a chloride (Cl) atom.

Now, if the two atoms are to be held together, each atom carries a charge (sodium has a positive charge and chloride has a negative charge).

Since each atom has an opposite charge, they attract each other, much like the poles of two magnets.

However, the forces that attract these two atoms are weak so that when you put the salt in an aquarium filled with water, atoms dissociate to form ions, a positively charged sodium (Na +) and a negatively charged chloride (Cl-).

The atoms then diffuse so as to be uniformly distributed in the aquarium.

It must be noted that although the atoms of the salt are dissociated and they are charged, the aquarium is electrically neutral (as much positive charges as negative charges).

Adding other specific components in this tank (potassium chloride (K + and Cl-), magnesium chloride (Mg 2 + and 2Cl-), glucose (sugar), calcium chloride (2Cl- and Ca2 +), sodium bicarbonate (Na + and HOCOO-), proteins and oxygen) will result in a uniform distribution of these constituents in the aquarium.

We then get a liquid that roughly reconstitutes the fluid that our neurons bathe in (the cerebral-spinal fluid).

We all spent approximately 9 months in our mothers belly floating in salt water (amniotic fluid).


Basically, every cell in our body has an ocean of fresh water inside the cell and an ocean of salt water outside the cell. Good health depends on a most delicate balance of the water between these two oceans.

Salt forces water to stay in the outside ocean of water of the cell (osmotic retention) and potassium holds water in the inside ocean of water of the cell.

When the body is low on water (you are not drinking enough) it will increase the volume of salty water in the outside ocean of the cell.

Through a special mechanism, a hormone (vasopressin) is released that can filter out the salt from the outside ocean and inject some fresh water into the center ocean as needed to maintain the delicate balance.


Salt is “fuel” for nerves. Streams of positively and negatively charged ions send impulses to nerve fibers. A muscle cell will only contract if an impulse reaches it. Nerve impulses are partly propelled by co-ordinated changes in charged particles.

Actually, the elements within the salt, what we call minerals, are too only energy potentials, or electrical charges. Remember, everything in the universe is made of Energy – Information – Frequency Patterns – Life Force – Consciousness. And all these words describe the same “thing”. If all there is is energy, then we can now understand the relationship of this energy to the food we eat and to our own physical body, made also of the same energy.

The body is like a living battery, always needing recharging. The charging comes from the living food. This doesn’t mean that you need to eat only raw food yourself. But recognize that when you eat food that is “dead”, it’s dead because the body cannot recognize the Energy – Information it requires. Salt has a very unique property. In contrast to all other crystalline structures, the atomic structure of salt is not molecular, but electrical. This is what makes it so transformable. It even accesses our brain directly, forming our very thoughts. Put simply, No Thoughts, No Actions, Without Salt.


Even the simplest processes in our body need salt, or its inherent elements (ionized energy). Our nervous system is really a sophisticated energy network. Remember, energy and information are two terms used to describe the same thing.

It transmits stimulation that is recorded via sensory input (all of our senses are actually energy receptors, our eyes receive waves of energy, information in the form of light frequencies, our ears receive sound frequencies or patterns of energy and our nose senses odors, also electrical charges in the atmosphere) Everything in the universe works by the fundamental principles of energy! Anyway, these sensory inputs that travel to our brain are passed on to our muscles in order for them to react to the respective stimuli (electrical current).


An electric potential occurs on the membrane wall of a cell when the positively charged potassium ions leave the cells and the positively charged sodium ions cannot enter due to their size. The outside becomes positively charged and the inside, negatively charged. When a nerve cell is stimulated, its membrane suddenly becomes polar opposite and is permeable for the sodium ions, allowing the electrical charge to enter. Without the elements of potassium and sodium is salt, none of this is possible. Not even a single thought, let alone an action, is possible without their presence. First comes the thought, a wave of energy received in the brain. This thought is nothing more than an electromagnetic frequency. The salt is responsible for enabling this frequency to transmit commands to the muscles and organs.


Without salt, civilizations would never have thrived, and technology would be stuck in the Stone Age. It launched wars and sparked revolutions all because humans can’t survive without it.


If we examine the universe around us, we’ll find that everything is made from the same thing. The terms or words we use to describe this “thing” vary according to our individual perceptions and knowledge. What a physical scientist refers to as energy or frequency pattern is exactly the same as a biophysicist means when he/she uses the term life-force or information. A person of religious views would call it God and a quantum physicist or metaphysical practitioner might use the term consciousness. All are synonymous. All refer to the same “thing.” Remember, there’s only one thing that exists! Call it by whatever name you like.


At the end of the day, it’s all about Energy – Life Force – Consciousness. Each of these terms can be used to describe the hidden potential that is locked within the crystalline structure of salt and only waiting to be released.

by Jacob Critcher – Speaker, Writer, Educator and Gnostic Psyconaut

One comment

  • Bravo ! on your comment on humble salt…doing nothing, until diluted in water…that very mysterious , enzyme wit 4 states of existence….may it makes you thing . more ? all the best.

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