Iodized table salt will work in a pinch, but unrefined non-oven-dried sea salt is best, because of the extra trace minerals found in it. Sea salt also tastes better. There are four ways to take the salt:
- The best way is to just dissolve the salt on your tongue - let it dissolve as much as you can and drink the water after the salt, washing it down.
- If you are very salt-sensitive then you would get some empty capsules and put the amount of salt you require into the capsules and take it with food.
- When you put some salt on your food-be careful not to overdo it - if you use TOO much in addition to dissolving it on your tongue, you will acquire a taste for very salty food.
- When ill or having a problem, you can do a "quick fix" by dissolving 1/8 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water. Swish, gargle and spit one mouthful of the salt water at a time and swallow just the last mouthful.
NOTE: A water cure "coach" can help you with this as well as learn to use several other possible "quick fix" solutions.*
Please note that it is not advised to drink salt water for a continued period of time. Drinking Salt Water Can Cause Further Dehydration.