Frequently Asked Questions
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A. Yes, Hand Harvested Sea Salt comes with a small natural trace element of Iodine. We believe the richest natural source of Iodine is through Wakame (Sea vegetable) or Seafood.
How to Self-Test for an Iodine Deficiency
1. Dip a cotton ball into USP Tincture of Iodine. (You can get iodine at the chemist)
2. Paint a 2 inch circle of iodine on your soft skin, like the inner part of your thigh or upper arm.
3. Wait. -- If the yellowish stain disappears in less than an hour; it means your body is lacking crucial iodine and has soaked it up. If the stain remains for more than four hours, you iodine levels are fine.
Why check your iodine levels?
A. Iodised salt is Sodium Chloride with a synthetic form of Iodine added called "Potassium Iodate". As the case with all foods, we do not recommend any additive as a substitute for the real thing.
Low levels of iodine mean your thyroid isn't functioning properly. The thyroid helps balance hormones, regulate heartbeats, stabilize cholesterol, maintain weight control, encourage muscle growth, keep menstrual cycles regular, provide energy, and even helps you keep a positive mental attitude.
Two thirds of the body's iodine is found in the thyroid gland. One of the best ways to boost your iodine levels is to add sea vegetables to your diet. Just one teaspoon of sea vegetables a day can help you regain normal iodine levels. Incorporating seafood and fish into your diet can also help. Other foods that contain iodine are eggs and dairy products, including milk, cheese and yogurt, onions, radishes, and watercress. Some foods, called goitrogens, should be omitted for awhile as they hinder iodine utilization. These included kale, cabbage, peanuts, soy flour, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi and turnips.
To reactivate the thyroid gland, tyrosine, iodine, zinc, copper and selenium are needed so make sure that foods containing these nutrients are included in your diet.
You can store it in any air tight container.
A. Hand Harvested Sea Salt comes from the evaporation of salt water. As this is an natural product no anti-caking agents (aluminium silicate) are added, therefore, Sea Salt will naturally attract moisture. Moist crystals are fine to use in cooking, however, remember to slightly dry your coarse crystals prior to filling your grinder.
A. The best biological evidence of this is that our tears, sweat and blood are salty and we are born in a saline solution. There is a physiological identity between the human blood plasma and sea water. When we consume a good quality well balanced Sea Salt we replenish our bodies with essential minerals and trace elements that have been striped from refined salt.
A. Quite Simply, at SALT of the EARTH we don't just import the cheapest Sea Salt available and print the word "CERTIFIED" on the pack...we only buy the very best hand-harvested, chemical-free Sea Salt available. Our criteria must include the pristine atmospherics of the region, hygienic conditions of the suppliers export facilities and the method used to actually hand harvest the product. Then, and only then will SALT of the EARTH be interested.