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Visit watermatters’ tent at the street festival on Davie Day, Saturday September 12, 2009.
We will have free filtered city water and alkaline water ON TAP.
See you there!
Solé (Sol–ay) is super-saturated, salty water made with Himalayan crystal salt. When natural crystal salt is dissolved in water, the water reaches its saturation point at a 26% concentration of salt. The resulting solution is solé.
How Solé is used
One teaspoon of solé is mixed in a glass of the best water available. This is consumed first thing each morning on an empty stomach, before eating anything. The amount of water is up to you, but only one teaspoon of solé daily is the usual daily dose.
Within minutes, the digestive system is stimulated and, in turn, the metabolism. The salt water increases conductivity and electric potential (life processes) within the body.
It is very important to drink LOTS of good water throughout the day, especially so when using solé.
Place a handful of Himalayan Crystal Salt rocks in glass jar with a lid. Add enough good quality water to cover the salt rocks. Let it sit overnight, enough time for salt to dissolve into the water. The saturation will max out at 26% salinity leaving some of the salt rocks undissolved in the jar.
Over time, as the solé is consumed, add more water and salt rocks, as needed. Keep the jar covered. Salt is naturally preservative, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal – solé cannot go bad.
Again, it’s important to drink LOTS of plain water throughout the day, especially when consuming solé. One half ounce of water per pound of body weight is the standard guideline for daily water consumption – a minimum for most solé drinkers.
Other beverages, even herbal teas, cannot hydrate cellular tissues the way water can because their hydrogen transfer and electrical potential has been bound to the dissolved solids that make them ‘more’ than water. There is no substitute for water!
Our body requires a minute amount of salt per day – just 0.007 ounces. However most of us lack sufficient salt (electrolytes), even though we’re over-saturated with sodium chloride. Our collective craving for salt is evidenced by the ever present and growing selection of potato chips for sale around us.
Bye-bye potato chips!
This writer confesses to having had a potato chip habit of one bag per day – wouldn’t stop until the whole bag was consumed! This craving has completely vanished since the very first day of using solé made from Himalayan crystal salt rocks.
People report benefits from drinking solé for skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, acne, athlete’s foot and bites. Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, digestive, kidney and bladder problems are also reported to have been alleviated. Some people ‘snort’ solé to ease sinusitis. It is also used for compresses and bathing.
The water that constitutes your body is virtually identical to seawater.
Salt water planet
Living organisms are mostly water – approximately 70% in the case of the human body.
Our planet is also a living body. Salty ocean waters (from which life is believed to have evolved) cover 71% of it.
The ionic composition of seawater and your internal environment (human blood plasma, interstitial fluids and lymph) are almost the same in mineral make-up.* Together, water and salt enable life.
Water and salt enable life
Water is the universal solvent that enables an elaborate biochemistry based on salt solutions. Minerals constitute these salt solutions and are essential to metabolic activity – that which empowers life and sustains your health.
Contemporary misconceptions about salt
Our contemporary conception of salt has been reduced to the white granules that are always at arms length in eating places and about which we have been warned to minimize our consumption. Refined ‘table salt’ is sodium chloride, often with aluminum silicate added to make it pour smoothly.
This man-ipulated substance is indeed a cellular poison, stripped of the original properties of naturally occurring salt which has profound healing qualities.
For good reason, salt was a most prized commodity of ancient peoples, valued as highly as gold. In addition to its food preserving and enhancing qualities, they utilized salt’s healing attributes and recognized that salt, like water, is essential to life. Pliny (23-79 A.D.) identified salt as ‘the most important remedy for humankind’.
Historically, marine-based human populations have harvested salt from the oceans. Inland peoples have mined salt accumulated where ancient oceans had once existed. Again, 71% of Earth’s surface is ocean. This is a salt water planet! Life involves water and salt.
Hydration involves salt
Hydration involves transferring hydrogen into the cells. Hydrogen transfer is the basis of essential life energy. Water is the matrix enabling this transfer.
As mentioned in Dr. F. Batmanghelidj’s revelatory books (You’re Not Sick; You’re Thirsty & Your Body’s Many Cries for Water), water is more than a solvent and mechanical carrier of substances. Hydration itself regulates the functions of the living bodies.
Hydration requires salt which Dr. Batmanghelidj describes as “vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in all of the cells of the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy needed by the cells…and is vital to the communication and information processing (of the nerve cells and brain cells) from the moment of conception to death”.**
Conductivity of salt
Fresh water, on its own, is not conductive. By adding a little salt (seawater), electrical transfer – the charge that stimulates all life’s impulses – is enabled. This means that when salty water moves into the cells of the body, electrical potential is activated and released as energy.
Water and salt ‘in-formed’ with crystalline structures
Naturally vital water is ‘structured’, as is natural salt. Matter is organized via unseen frequencies that manifest in ordered geometries. The crystalline forms of salt and water are visible results of this process.
These crystalline structures are highly organized in naturally occurring water and salt. They are manifestations of an intelligent order, embodiments of vital frequencies that resonate and in-form healthy tissues – in-formation carriers , recognizable signals to living bodies, cells and tissues.
In contrast are the de-formed, distorted and chaotic structures of man-ipulated water and salt. These fail to support life.
Himalayan crystal salt surpasses other salt
Millions of years of tectonic pressure have in-formed the crystalline structure of Himalayan salt. Eighty-four minerals and trace elements constitute this amazing crystalline substance in a pure and easy-to-assimilate form. Solé is a wonderful way to imbibe natural salt and to benefit from its rich mineral content.
Salt’s minerals important for reversing disease
Linus Pauling (twice winner of the Nobel Prize) said that “every sickness, every disease, and every ailment (can be traced) to a mineral deficiency”.
*René Quinton, “L’eau de mer milieu organique” – (1912: Ed. Masson) Reprinted: Ed. ENCRE 1995.
**F Batmangheldidj. M.D., “You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!” p.249 – 2003: Warner Books
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Special report from the road (June 26, 2009) by Gwen Barlee, National Policy Director with the Wilderness Committee:
I have very limited time at a computer, and will not have access to one until I am back in Vancouver but here goes:
Last night, the Wilderness Committee attended a public meeting on the contentious Glacier Howser private power project in the West Kootenays. The meeting was held in a gymnasium at J.V. Humphries School in Kaslo, a tiny town in BC’s Interior nestled in the green slopes of the Purcell Mountains.
When we pulled into town, we weren’t sure how many people would attend the open house put on by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and the project’s proponent AXOR.
Holding the meeting in Kaslo was controversial because the EAO refused to have a meeting in Nelson, BC (Population 9,258) which is a more populated and centrally located Kootenay town. Many area residents felt the decision to hold the meeting in Kaslo was an attempt by the EAO and AXOR to keep the meeting small and manageable Lee-Ann Unger from the West Kootenay Eco-Society, a local organization which had worked hard to raise awareness about the event looked a little dejected. There were just a few cars sprinkled about, and several people milling around outside.
Gradually, though, people started to trickle into the parking lot: young families with children, kayakers from Nelson, concerned Kaslo residents, local BC Wildlife Federation members, loggers, fishers, hunters, hippies and business people.
People came with signs and petitions, and an urgent concern about the fate of Glacier Howser Creeks and the 600 other creeks and rivers in BC that have been staked by private power companies.
The crowd swelled to the point that people who couldn’t fit into the parking lot spilled onto the grass, up the hill and onto the street. And people still kept coming it was amazing! Then, just before the rally started, a cheer erupted from the crowd as three buses from Nelson pulled up.
The rally before the open house featured local politicians, First Nations, the Eco-Society, the Wilderness Committee, and hundreds of people who wanted to keep BC’s rivers wild and our power public.
At 7 PM, the official open house Question and Answer started. A long line of people wound around the school to get into the gym. It took almost half an hour to get everyone into the gym!
Soon every seat was taken and hundreds of people had to stand up in the aisles and sit on the floor to squeeze into the gym. An official count from an AXOR representative confirmed that over 1,100 attended more than the entire population of Kaslo!
For more than three hours, people voiced their opposition to the project, condemning the BC government’s rubber-stamp process and demanding that the environmentally destructive project be stopped. Damage to fish and endangered species habitat; the permanent diversion of water; weak environmental standards and a flawed environmental assessment process; and the loss of control of BC’s rivers and public power system dominated the meeting.
It’s time to raise your voice. You have until July to let the BC Environmental Assessment Office and Premier Campbell know how you feel about Glacier and Howser Creeks staying wild.
Premier Gordon Campbell,
Garry Alexander, Project Assessment Director
Environmental Assessment Office
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Five points of concern:
1. The water diverted from the creeks is never returned to the original water bodies damaging instream health and downstream ecosystems.
2. The transmission corridor would cut through important old-growth management areas: areas of forest which are off-limits to the logging industry.
3. The project would negatively impact habitat for threatened and endangered species including grizzly bears, mountain goats and mountain caribou, and destroy the habitat of a genetically unique population of bull trout found only in the Glacier Howser watershed.
4. The project would include 16 km of tunnels large enough to drive a dump truck though, and would create a massive amount of waste rock material.
5. The environment throughout the region is under increasing pressure from 70 proposed private power project applications and other major developments like the nearby Glacier Howser Resort development.
As exciting and encouraging as meetings like Kaslo, the Upper Pitt and Bute Inlet are, it will take many others to ensure that our voices are heard, and our rivers are protected.
For more on our campaign check out our new website campaign page here.
Join the Wilderness Committee and tens of thousands of British Columbians in the fight to keep our rivers wild and our power public.
National Policy Coordinator, Wilderness Committee