Since I am on a filtered water kick, I thought I would let you know how I start the day with it!
Sole (pronounced Solay) is water that has been fully saturated with a natural salt. This isn’t just a small amount of salt dissolved in water, but rather water that has absorbed as much natural salt as it is able and will not absorb any more. The term Sole comes from the Latin “Sol” meaning Sun. I am not talking about table salt, this is sea salt or pink Himalaya salt that you use that make this with.
I drink this every day on an empty stomach before breakfast.
You may be thinking salt can be harmful, so the idea of drinking salt water may sound counter-intuitive, but it turns out that this concentrated salt solution can have a variety of health-supporting uses. This remedy has been used for centuries in some countries and claims both anecdotal and scientifically supported evidence for the following uses:
Helps Hydration- The body naturally repairs and detoxifies during sleep, but in doing so, it uses up a good amount of water. This is why we are often more thirsty in the morning. Consuming a salt solution like Sole helps the body re-hydrate.
Helps the Body Detoxify- The minerals in Sole make it useful in the natural detoxification that the body already does. Sole is naturally anti-bacterial and can help remove bad bacteria in the body.
Boosts Energy- The minerals and stored energy in Sole help boost energy throughout the day.
Improving Digestion- Sole stimulates the digestive system promoting food absorption and regularity naturally.
Improving blood sugar
A Natural Anti-histamine- Sole can work as a powerful natural anti-histamine. This action is likely due to its balancing effects on the body.
Helps with Muscle Cramps
Bone Health- Sole is naturally full of minerals and alkalizing so that makes it helpful with bone health as well.
Healthy Veins- By supporting the correct mineral balance in the body and blood, Sole can help reduce or avoid vein problems like varicose veins.
Blood Pressure- Contrary to what we often hear, many people notice a reduction in blood pressure from using Sole.
Weight Loss- By improving digestion and nourishing the body on a cellular level, Sole can help promote weight loss.
Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails- Sole’s high mineral content makes it great for healthy skin (and acne problems), and for hair and nail growth.
While table salt could certainly have a negative effect and is best avoided, natural salt contains over 84 minerals and is incredibly nourishing for the body.
I personally use Himalaya Pink Salt to make my Sole. The recipe is below:
How to make Salt Sole:
Fill a glass jar about 1/4 of the way with himalayan salt (or celtic sea salt), either ground or in chunks. Fill the rest of the way with filtered water. Add a plastic lid (not metal!), shake and let sit overnight. You should always have some undissolved salt in the jar, this means the water is fully saturated. Add more salt if needed.
In the morning, take 1 tsp. of sole, mixed into some room temperature water, upon waking. Never use metal utensils with your sole!
Keep refilling your jar with salt and water when it runs low. It lasts indefinitely.
The reason for not using metal utensil or a lid is that salt when mixed with water will oxidize metals. When this happens it can release other metals and chemicals into the salt water as the metal lid (or metal spoon) starts to corrode. Even if they are stainless steel or other non-corrosive metals that won’t rust in theory, they can still react to the salt water. If you use a metal lid on this, it will rust quickly.
Now that said, using a metal spoon to scoop water out a little water or to quickly stir the solution probably won’t be in contact with the salt water to start the reaction, so I would not worry too much about that few seconds. I do that myself without worry. Leaving the metal spoon in the salt water, or using metal canning jar lid that is in contact with the salt water for longer periods really increases the potential of having oxidization and corrosion issues by drawing chemicals/metals/elements out of the metal and into the water.