The Miracle of Minerals

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 7:55 PM

After looking in so many mouths for so many decades, there is one thing that I have found in common with the majority of my patients. Mineral deficiency. This includes even the very health conscious patients. I can usually assess this deficiency by tongue reading, and after asking a few basic questions, my suspicions are confirmed.


Mineral deficiency is rampant in our culture and it is many times diagnosed as something else. A perfect example of this is irregular heartbeat. Yes, it is very possible that there may be an underlying cardiac pathology for this, but time and again, I have seen many patients correct this “disease” by simply increasing their mineral intake. Another common symptom of mineral deficiency is hand tremor. Again, sometimes easily corrected by increasing mineral intake.

 In my experience, I have found 5 main reasons that most people are deficient

  • Poor diet with highly processed foods (and low mineral content)
  • Healthy diet but fruits/vegetables grown on mineral depleted soil
  • High stress
  • Poor absorption due to intestinal issues
  • Undiagnosed underlying thyroid or adrenal issue


And the most common indicators for mineral deficiency, in my experience, are:

  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • Inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
  • Tremors
  • Heartbeat fluttering
  • Muscle cramps/spasms/twitches
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

Of course the list can be longer, but these are the symptoms that seem to be universal with most patients. I am sure many of you reading this are wondering how a dentist can possibly be aware of this issue while most medical doctors are oblivious. Number 1 is I have experienced this myself (overcoming chronic Lyme Disease and all its implications) and number 2, I see a lot of very chronically ill patients looking for solutions to their “incurable” and sometimes “imaginary” disease that conventional medicine has given up on.


So here is a quick solution worth trying to see if mineral supplementation will work for you.


Mix one half teaspoon of quality salt –Himalayan or gray Celtic sea salt in water and drink this with an additional 2 glasses of water.

You should drink enough water until you feel the urge to urinate.


See how you feel in 15 minutes. If something shifts, then you know mineral absorption is an issue and you need to keep this remedy up for a good while into the future.


 As a side note, for those worried about raising their blood pressure from this salt solution, this is a non-issue. Himalayan and Celtic sea salt are both low in sodium and contain a rich spectrum of 84 minerals with trace elements. Conventional table salt has only two minerals. Himalayan and Celtic sea salt are the pillars of good health. Use them daily.

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Reply mitch
4:42 PM on October 28, 2014 
this so good to know I'm always tired on a daily basis I'm pretty sure being mineral deficient is one of the reasons why. I'm defiantly going to start doing this.
Reply Hansia
6:50 PM on October 28, 2014 
Great read! This seems to come in very handy for my husband who suffers a number of the above listed indicators. Outside of ingesting the solution, do you recommend cooking with it as well?
Reply Dr. Brand
3:57 PM on October 29, 2014 
Cooking with food quality Celtic or Himalayan salt is a great way to get more minerals in your diet. I do it all the time! You may need to use less salt than conventional refined white salt, as minerals give a lot more flavor than NaCl in conventional salt. Bon appetit!
Reply Stephanie
10:16 AM on November 11, 2014 
can this upset a digestive system? I want to try it but afraid it may give me diarrhea.
Reply Dr. Brand
11:07 AM on November 11, 2014 
Hi Stephanie
If you have a sensitive digestive tract or intestine, you can get diarrhea. You can try halving the amount of salt but keep the same amount of water. You should be okay. If you have a problem with that, it might be best to work on rebuilding your intestines first. Best to talk with a knowledgeable medical doctor if this occurs.
Reply BiomeOnboardAwareness
7:38 AM on November 24, 2015 
There is a salt sweet spot for dosing; too little or too much is associated with iodine and autoimmunity health problems. It's a particular concern for those eating a whole foods diet (low in processed, prepared, and restaurant foods) who may NOT be consuming enough sodium, above the 2,645 mg lower limit found in the studies. The optimum sodium level was 3 to 6 grams per day. ?Both higher and lower levels of estimated sodium excretion were associated with increased health risk including heart disease. Iodine: some populations are borderline deficient while children are excess. Autoimmunity: Exposure to ordinary table salt, "causes Th17 cells [pro-inflammatory] to release up to 10 times more cytokines than normal..." It is time the guideline committees shift focus away from salt and focus greater attention to the likely more-consequential food additive: sugar. Read WHOLE FOODS & SALT: HOW MUCH, AUTOIMMUNITY, & IODINE?
Reply BiomeOnboardAwareness
7:49 AM on November 24, 2015 
Dr. Brand, thanks for all that you do! This is a great post; it is linked in the comments to my post, WHOLE FOODS & SALT: HOW MUCH, AUTOIMMUNITY, & IODINE?

Reply Dr. Brand
9:54 AM on November 24, 2015 
Thank you for your positive feedback. I have read your informative post at the link. It's encouraging to see that the word is getting out about the importance of quality salt. It's a slow and steady grass roots movement that is shifting the conventional beliefs on salt (and many other fallacies about food).
Reply Dennis
8:50 AM on March 25, 2017 
Hi Dr. Brand,

Thank you for sharing this wonderful information. Could you clarify what you mean by this statement you made- "See how you feel in 15 minutes. If something shifts, then you know mineral absorption is an issue and you need to keep this remedy up for a good while into the future." What do you mean by "If something shifts?" Thank you.
Reply Dr. Brand
10:15 AM on March 25, 2017 
You should feel more relaxed after taking the salt. Minerals relax the muscles and heal the adrenals.
Reply Renee
11:24 PM on July 11, 2017 
Hi, I just read how to do this little experiment. Could you explain what you mean when you say "if something shifts"?

Reply Donna Navarro
5:02 PM on July 24, 2017 
Interested in naturally rebuilding and repairing my bone health.