Saturday, January 19, 2013

Salt therapy success story in Australia

Salt therapy as a method of providing relief to asthma, allergies, dermatitis and many other ailments has now spread across the world. Here's a story how it entered Australia and became popular there. "A salt of the earth entrepreneur" is an interview with Mr David Lindsay. READ the article!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Is salt bad?

Below is an interesting article which raises the question whether the salt that we eat is really that bad? Let's forget the fact that the table salt consists of various additives...let's talk about just salt, NaCl. Almost all articles which talk about healthy eating, tell us that "Salt is bad. Eat less salt." Only few articles tell that actually, our bodies need salt; that it's a vital element.
The article below emphasises that all research which prove that salt is hamrful has been carried out within people who already belong into certain risk-group: people with high blood pressure, heart disease etc. But there is no research which proves that salt intake should also be limited amongst healthy people! And studying this is almost impossible as it raises several ethical problems...
Read the article!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Why the salt particle size is important?

This paper provides numerous scientifical sources which answer why it is important for the salt particles to have certain size. IIRIS-136 has been brought as an example. IIRIS-136 is a dry salt aerosol generator for salt cabins & salt cocoons for salt therapy purposes. Its studies were carried out at University of Tartu,


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Again about salt therapy's effects on electrolytes and fluids balance

Previously in this blog I have emphasised what good effects salt therapy can have on people who undergo oral corticosteroid treatments (prendisolone, medrol). People who take these drugs for a longer period of time have reported how the treatment makes their bodies to swell; makes them constantly thirsty; gives muscle cramps etc. All these are the signs of electrolytes and fluid imbalance - common side effects of prednisolone and medrol. Now some of these people have tried salt therapy while undergoing corticosteroid treatment and it has helped them a great deal.
"I don't have to drink all night...I am not so thirsty anymore during the days and nights," reported 35 years old Kate who has had lupus for 6 years.
Besides the practical experience by many people, several studies have now shown how salt therapy can contribute towards electrolytes, sodium and fluids balance in our bodies. In other words, it contributes towards normal metabolic processes. See the latest piece: "Influence of Halotherapy on the Hydroelectrolytes Balance in Rats and Hmans" (M.Hoteteu, G.Simionca, R.Rodica, L.Enache. National Institue of Rehabilitation, Bucharest, Romania).
Read our previous post about corticosteroids and salt therapy:

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Salt rooms and children

A kid playing in one of the salt rooms in Estonia. If you ask any mother here, you will hear that kinder garden kids constantly have coughs & colds, from September to May. In some kinder gardens, mothers have looked for sponsors to get the salt room built in their kinder garden. The kids' immune system will improve and mom or dad don't need to stay at home so often anymore...