4 Benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt

Find out why this trendy salt is so good for you.

4 Benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt

By Reina Berger

A long time ago, layers of sea salt crystals deep within the Himalayan mountain range were blanketed by lava. Many experts believe that this lava coating has helped keep the salt clean, pure, and free of environmental pollutants. Somehow, over the course of many years, this mix of red, pink, and white salt has made its way to gourmet food markets and dinner tables across the country. Wondering if it’s as healthy as it is aesthetically pleasing? Keep reading to find out.

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Improves Respiration

Since salt has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it can help clear out sinus infections. Further, a gentle saline solution of boiled and cooled drinking water and salt in a neti pot used as a washout can help loosen mucus and clear sinuses. Similar to the practice at salt caves that are popular at spas around the world, inhaling the salt air can improve your breathing in a number of ways.

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Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.


Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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