Himalayan vs. Celtic Sea Salt

Sea salt is crucial to support a healthy body. Learn more about the best types of sea salt!

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0:00 Introduction: Himalayan sea salt, Celtic sea salt, and other types of sea salt
0:10 What is Himalayan sea salt?
0:38 Celtic Sea Salt
1:07 Redmond Real Salt
1:40 Table salt vs. sea salt
2:35 Baja Gold sea salt
3:09 Understanding sodium chloride
4:04 Salt sensitivity
4:32 Sodium deficiency
5:47 Sodium and fasting
6:34 The problems with table salt
8:25 Low-salt diets
8:50 Get unfiltered health information by signing up for my newsletter

Letโ€™s talk about sea salt.

Itโ€™s important to get sea salt that has been extracted from parts of the world with very low, or zero, microplastics.

The best types of sea salt are:
โ€ข Himalayan sea salt
โ€ข Celtic Sea Salt
โ€ข Redmond Real Salt sea salt
โ€ข Baja Gold sea salt

All of these types of sea salt contain sodium chloride and trace minerals.

If you want a sea salt thatโ€™s higher in trace minerals, you might want to go with Baja Gold. But, if you need more sodium chloride, the other types of sea salt Iโ€™ve mentioned are all great choices.

Table salt, or sodium chloride, only has two minerals. Sea salt has between 60 and 94 minerals. Regular salt can also come from very polluted areas and can contain microplastics. Microplastics can affect the bodyโ€™s endocrine system.

People who are salt-sensitive may really just need to go on a low-carb diet and consume more potassium.

You need sea salt to support a healthy body. A deficiency in sodium or chloride can lead to all kinds of issues.

If youโ€™re deficient in sodium, you may feel more anxiety and have trouble sleeping. Sodium deficiency can impact your immune system and lead to high blood pressure. Sea salt also helps hydrate you, and without enough sodium, your risk for insulin resistance goes up.

If youโ€™re on keto and are doing intermittent fasting, itโ€™s essential to consume enough sea salt. If you donโ€™t, you could experience symptoms like low blood pressure, dehydration, and overall weakness. If you exercise, your need for sea salt goes up even more.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionalsยฎ. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of โ€œdoctorโ€ or โ€œDr.โ€ in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the importance of sea salt and the best types of sea salt. Iโ€™ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon
 

  • @skorpers says:

    Good to see a video on the other types. I’m still planning on using Baja Gold when I can!

  • @stephenw2045 says:

    I love the “Dr berg game” where I can put anything into the search bar and put dr berg after it and he’ll tell us the important stuff!

  • @birdlife4091 says:

    Thanks for the information. Personally I use a mixture of Celtic and Himalayan salt.

  • @adilduredoran2477 says:

    Dr Berg is the man โค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • @paddydunne774 says:

    I always use a qualitie sea salt on my long Bike packing trips (approx. 200gr for 12-14 days) to start with I used to think it was an overboard. But one I sweat a lot of salts out anyway winter or summer and riding 16-18 hours a day it seems to be about right for me

  • @patriciaoreilly8907 says:

    Appreciate Dr. Berg ๐Ÿ˜Š this video has answered so many questions as i cut out salt as much as possible but i realised my body needed salt ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @DEIYIAN says:

    I am a fan of the Celtic sea salt. So tasty to drink. There are even traces of the sea life inside. About the plastics…. we have these in the air, so…

    The problem with the Himalayan salt is that it could be pretty fake…

    Please, make a video about the Japanese Nigari sea magnesium!

    Cheers!!!

  • @ZainFKiani says:

    I live near the town of Pakistan where the Himalayan salt mines are located. I have had asthma since I was three years old. I cured my asthma at the age of 23 last year through prolonged exposure to Himalayan salt. In the Khewra mine, there are chambers where people can lie down, rest, and absorb the healing properties of Himalayan salt. I cured my asthma by lying down in these chambers with salt beds for a few hours every week.

    • @supremelysoigne says:

      AWESOME!๐Ÿ˜ƒ I’m glad ur healed from it!

    • @cherylniles9588 says:

      I have asthma and have been learning about the connection to salt. I use Himalayan salt in recipes and I love it, so flavorful. Thank you for sharing your amazing story ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

    • @lisalau2452 says:

      I drink 3 to 4 cups of coffee daily, and I love salty food. Now, Dr. Berg helps me to understand the reason….I am losing 4 teaspoons just by drinking coffee alone. No more guilt about craving for salty food ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • @ZainFKiani says:

      @@supremelysoigne Thanks! Appreciate it!

  • @hauwaagwae4660 says:

    Thanks, Doctor Berg. I use sea and Himalayan salt on a regular basis. God bless you, sir ๐Ÿ™ appreciate

  • @18wheeler76 says:

    Hello Dr.Berg. You have helped me lose 70lbs in 2018-2019 and I recently gained some of it back however I am going back on keto starting tomorrow and recently received my order of Dr.Berg electrolytes Magnesium glycinate vitamin D3-K2 and also just placed an order for Celtic sea salt because I love salting my steak 24hrs ahead of time and also love using it in my coffee. I just wanted to thank you for helping me with my over all health with your endless free information and your quality vitamins and products that you also give us free knowledge of how they work and their benefits. Congradulations on your YouTube success you deserve it for all you do for the health of the world while other doctors do nothing but push products to mask problems instead of giving us knowledge on how to fix problems like you do. I cant thank you enough and that’s why I buy your products to support you like you support us. Thank you

  • @Embassy_of_Jupiter says:

    In Austria we have an at least 7000 year long history of mining rock salt from the region around Hallstatt.

    The regions around there have names that etymologicall mean things like “Place of Salt” “Salt Mountain” or “Salt Domain”.

    I’m sticking to it for the historic value alone. ๐Ÿ˜„

  • @TB-ki1ux says:

    Quality information as usual, thank you Dr Berg

  • @user-bi1fm5yw2b says:

    Thank you Dr. Berg for always helping us staying healthy. I buy and take several of your supplements…D3K2, electrolytes, magnesium, trace mineral, B1, cod liver oil, digestive stuff and some others.

  • @AlternativeHomesteading says:

    Excellent topic. I have purchased all three of the salts mentions. I had been using pink Himalayan salt for years I didnโ€™t even know there was a Celtic sea salt or Redmonds Until recently. The Celtic salt is more costly and seems to be out of stock more often. I like it a lot and itโ€™s flavor differs.

  • @StarEssences says:

    I like Himalyan Sea Salt due to the fact that it is less ‘salty’ than NaCl. I use whole pepper corns also in a pepper grinder when adding this to my foods.

  • @truthbeliever9530 says:

    I was told a few years back I have high blood pressure and then strongly told I need to watch my intake of salt. I then went and saw a different doctor and he too told me the same thing, but he did some basic blood work too. So when I got my results back and I myself noticed my sodium was under normal range a little bit I asked the doctor, how can I have high blood pressure and you told me to watch my salt intake and don’t use much and there’s Mrs. Dash yet, my sodium shows it’s below where I’m suppose to be. He look like a deer in headlights. Stuck!

    Then he said, it could be from other things too. I said yeah not enough potassium and electrolytes. Didn’t say much after that.

    • @Sara-gl8ue says:

      By the way, my low sodium levels were a result of drinking too much water and not replenishing my electrolytes while I was sick. I was allowing my fever to run its course and was also fasting, and all of that combined caused my sodium levels to drop. Don’t make the same mistake as me, lol. I am now drinking a liter of electrolyte water every day and have reduced my water intake because I was drinking way too much water in general. I always thought my pee should be clear but apparently that means you are overhydrated.

    • @laurarazvan33 says:

      Thanks for your advice.

    • @tamirundell8392 says:

      Yep doctors go through years of training. They’re taught to think of the human body as a machine never taught to think how things are connected and how an imbalance here will have an effect on several other processes. This could be why cancer is up so high. Heart disease is higher than it’s ever been.

  • @tinacox9526 says:

    Awesome video been fasting and doing keto for 2 years and lost 60 pounds thanks Dr Berg

  • @thestu7066 says:

    Heads up for Celiacs, as well as microplastics, sea salt (& Pepper) has potential to contain Gluten due to the same facilities (ships, warehouses) they are moving around & packaging in!
    Best to use would be Celtic due to the packaging onsite in france, or, make your own from the sea.

  • @curiouscat3384 says:

    I appreciate Dr. Berg doing the research because I’d heard that plastics were a concern in Celtic salt. I use both types. I’m in USA so I use Redmonds all day in my food and water but use Celtic for a somewhat sweeter flavor in my coffee AND I use it to soak some psoriasis patches on my legs. It reduces itching and inflammation, and one patch has completely returned to soft normal skin, although still a dark stain after a year. (I’ve read that swimming in the ocean can resolve skin problems).

  • @Sara-gl8ue says:

    Dr. Berg, this video could not have come at a better time. I had a seizure a couple of weeks ago that was caused by low sodium. I got a concussion from my head hitting the ceramic floor and my lip was split in half. I was home alone and according to my smart watch, the whole event lasted several minutes. Fortunately, I don’t remember 99% of the event. I somehow made my way across the kitchen but I don’t remember how. I am extremely lucky that I didn’t hurt myself more than that.

    The doctor said my sodium levels were dangerously low, so I’ve been learning more about this topic and your information is by far the best. I’ve been making my own electrolyte water but it sounds like I need to add more potassium to my electrolyte mix. Thank you!!

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