Himalayan Salt and Animals
Care for Your Animals? Give Them The Right Kind of Salt – Himalayan Salt!
Yes, animals know the right salt and crave for it. It’s vital for their health. Yet on average, our pets suffer from sodium deficiency.
Farmers place salt-blocks on their pasture so that their livestock and all other animals can lick the salt to their heart’s content. An abundance of the ingredients in unrefined real salt are as synonymous with life today as they were a billion years ago before single cells appeared. Lack of these vital elements is synonymous with birth defects, organ failure, decay, diseases, premature aging and death at a young age. Long before the earth knew pollutants of any kind, a huge, ancient sea covered what is now North America. Pure, natural salt was the main ingredient of this sea, and over millions of years, the water in the sea evaporated, leaving the salt in undisturbed deposits.
In her book “Wild Health: How Animals Keep Themselves Well and What We Can Learn From Them”, Cindy Engles, Ph.D. documents that for millennia, humans have observed animals in the wild eating plants and minerals and applying naturally occurring topical antitoxins from the same sources to combat infectious wounds, parasites and internal disorders. Herds of elephants risk injury and death in a perilous journey to hidden salt caves where they supplement their sodium deficient diets. Monkeys rub poisonous millipedes on their fur to repel biting, disease-carrying insects. Birds line their nests with parasite-resistant herbs. Engel details a world where nature is the pharmacy and every animal is its own practitioner.
WARNING: Even though you may suspect salt deficiency, don’t supplement your animal’s diet with sodium chloride (common table salt).
This is “dead” salt, with all beneficial elements removed. Animals need unrefined, unprocessed natural salt. Major producing companies dry their salt in drying kilns with temperatures reaching 650 deg. C, changing the salt’s chemical structure, with adverse effects to the human and animals’ bodies. One convenient way to provide good salt to your pet, or farm animal, is to use two separate water bowls. One bowl with natural salt and one bowl without salt, so that the animals can consume as much salt as they require. They will drink from the bowl that contains salted water, however once they have had enough salt, they will drink from the bowl that has plain water.