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Medical Geology, July 20, 2018. — Salt

July 21, 2018
Why a Well-Salted Steak is a Juicy Steak

Why a Well-Salted Steak is a Juicy Steak

The science of sodium chloride and the grill.
 Let me try again!

 

On Friday, July 20, 2018 8:46 PM, Your Rock Doctor <alrockdoc@bellsouth.net> wrote:
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:
 
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Salt Crystal Cave Germany
The right dosage differentiates a poison and a remedy.”[2
 
Medical geology is an emerging interdisciplinary scientific field studying the relationship between natural geological factors and their effects on human and animal health.[1]
Not all elements and compounds are negative.   Some are essential for life, as in sodium chloride, halite or salt.
The five major minerals in the human body are calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and magnesium.
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Salt (halite), table salt or common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl).
Salt is essential for life in general, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. Salt is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous food seasonings, and salting is an important method of food preservation.
Some of the earliest evidence of salt processing dates to around 8,000 years ago.

 

Its major industrial products are caustic soda and chlorine; salt is used in many industrial processes including the manufacture of polyvinyl chloride, plastics, paper pulp and many other products.
Sodium is an essential nutrient for human health via its role as an electrolyte and osmotic solute.[1][2][3] Excessive salt consumption may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, in children and adults. Such health effects of salt have long been studied.
Note:  With my congestive heart failure my weight can vary +/- 5 pounds per day pending my salt and fluid intake.  = Not Good.  R
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http://www.kuriositas.com/2011/08/wieliczka-salt-mine-astounding.html

And Salt for the Soul?  See first article above.  R
I just love it when science is pro-active.  R
>  Okay Glen and Don, how many beers will it take to wash down the salt?
>  Gretchen and Cheryl, how many coca colas will it take to wash down the salt?
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