Sole (pronounced Solay) is essentially 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 (26% actually…. thanks high school chemistry). The term Sole comes from the Latin “Sol” meaning Sun.
We’ve been told for years that 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:
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.
Sole stimulates the digestive system promoting food absorption and regularity naturally.
Improving blood sugar
Some people note improvements in blood sugar levels after using Sole.
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, and I have noticed this personally.
Helps with Muscle Cramps
When I played sports, we attributed leg cramps or other cramps to lack of potassium and ate more bananas (which are now the only food I won’t eat). Don’t know about the potassium theory, but I know that since using magnesium and Sole regularly, I don’t get leg cramps anymore (even during/after extreme exercise or in late pregnancy).
There is a theory that a potential cause of Osteoporosis and other bone disorders is the body utilizing calcium and other minerals from the bones for survival and to neutralize acidity in the blood. Sole is naturally full of minerals and alkalizing, so there is speculation that it is helpful with bone health as well.
By supporting the correct mineral balance in the body and blood, Sole can help reduce or avoid vein problems like varicose veins.
Contrary to what we often hear, many people notice a reduction in blood pressure from using Sole.
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.
It is interesting to note that the conventional treatment for many of the above problems includes removing excess salt/sodium from the diet. 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.
As Sole solution is simply Himalayan salt and water. The quality of the salt is extremely important, so make sure to purchase this at your local health food store from a reputable source.
You will need:
Fill the jar about 1/4 of the way with Himalayan Salt.
Add the water to fill the jar, leaving about an inch at the top.
Put on the plastic lid and shake the jar gently.
Leave on the counter overnight to let the salt dissolve.
The next day, if there is still some salt on the bottom of the jar, the water has absorbed its maximum amount of salt and the Sole is ready to use.
If all of the salt is absorbed, add more salt and continue doing so each day until some remains. This means that the water is fully saturated with the salt.
Make the mixture as above and store at room temp. It will last indefinitely as salt is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. More water and salt can be added as needed to keep up the amount in the jar.
Now you can add 1/4 teaspoon to 1 quart of water and drink throughout the day.
NOTE: Make sure to consult with a doctor if you have any medical conditions and are on a restricted salt diet, pregnant or nursing.