Threshing The Wheat From The Chaff

| July/August 1969

I was quite happy as well as surprised at the unusual response of inquiries from those interested in the benefits of using a little sea water or sea salt each day for what ails the human species. Since you can't purchase the sea water, because of restrictions by the Pure Food and Drug Act, the next best thing (if you are not wealthy enough to own a fishing yacht and can scoop up some jugfuls of sea water for yourself) is to go to some Natural Food or Health Food Store and purchase the Sun-Evaporated Sea Salt. The natural sea salt has the same flavor as the sodium-chloride (table salt) which you've been shaking in copious quantities on your eggs, hamburgers and tomatoes for years, but it possesses some forty-four important trace minerals beneficial to the body which the common salt doesn't. Therefore, while flavoring your daily provender and between-the-meals snacks, why not be doing it with something that is beneficial to the health as well as satisfying to the taste buds.

After you've purchased your box of sea salt, simply empty your shakers of the common salt (its' good only for snails and puppy dog tails), and fill them up with the sea salt. Then just use it as you did the common salt-for seasoning and cooking. Remember, it was only a tiny trace of iodine, added to salt some years ago, that has almost eliminated the once prevalent goiter in our land. But with the forty-four trace minerals discovered in sea salt, it is believed that many other deficiency ailments that plague the human body may be benefited.

As reported in my earlier article, I had given a box of the sea salt to my old friend, Bill Nill, now eighty-one, who barely survived a severe heart-attack over the Christmas holidays. Bill is an expert watch repairman, has repaired quite a few old-time watches for me, and I certainly wanted to see him get back to his watchmaker's bench to do some more repairing for me. At the time Mrs. Nill said she was afraid Bill would never be able to work on watches again. But after four months of using the sea salt, I went over to take them another box, and see how my friend was coming along.

Bill was back at working on some watches again. Mrs. Nill's box of sea salt I had taken her, was almost empty and she was glad to get a new supply.

'You know, I think that sea salt has done more than anything to help Bill get well,' she confided. 'We've been using it all the time, and I know I feel better, too. It's helped my nerves and I can walk up the stairs so much better.'

Furthermore, I have told many of my friends who seem to be lacking in health, and have their miseries, to at least try using sea salt for flavoring, provided they are permitted to use salt by their physicians.