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Salt cave anyone?

Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by cigana, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    I don't have an ultrasonic humidifier, but I do have an ultrasonic diffuser. Though basically it does the same humidifying as the smaller humidifiers, just with a smaller capacity for water. Mostly I use it for nice essential oils, but also for leaning over it and inhaling anti-bacterial oils after a Neti pot when my sinus infection flares up.

    Awesome things, wish I'd known about them years ago!
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    cigana Senior Member

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    I agree. When I breathe in the mist from my diffuser, it tastes salty, so it must be effective at getting large amounts of salt into the air. I don't see why the very expensive halogenerators could be any better.
  3. manna

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    salt inhalers do not, from what i can tell, release any amount of actual salt as you draw air through it. you can get a minimal salt taste at first but neglible in micrograms even. my understanding here is that the air drawn through it is negatvely charged electrically, i.e. lots of negative ions are created, or released, as you draw the air through. and it is that which releaves inflammation not salt particles..or maybe both. some might say that if the whole room were filled wih similar negative ions it might relax the "aura" too. my experience of using salt with water was that it did cause mold.
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  4. Forebearance

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    I've been using a Squip Himalayan salt inhaler for the past couple of days.
    It makes my sinuses drain. I have a cold at the moment, so that's a good thing.
    It also does feel relaxing after I've used it for a while. I've been doing one 15-20 minute session a day.

    For people who are hyper-sensitive to mold toxins like I am, I would add a couple notes about it.
    It's only as good as the air quality where you are using it. I'm using it outside in fairly decent air, but I bet it would be even better in a place with very good air quality.
    I've had to wipe off the outside surface of the porcelain inhaler with rubbing alcohol, because it irritated my hands a little when I held it. I'm guessing that maybe it was exposed to a few mold toxins in a factory, warehouse, or shipping.situation. I'm hoping that the benefits of the salt will outweigh any slight exposure to toxins from the inhaler.

    I had a problem when I tried a Himalayan salt lamp bought from Dr. Mercola's web site. The lamp had apparently been in a moldy place at some point in its life, and in that case the toxins radiating from the lamp trumped the benefits of it. So I couldn't use it.
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  5. Forebearance

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    Oh my gosh. It turns out that the salt inhaler is making me Herx like crazy. Or something. I felt like I had the flu or worse last night. I'm going to stop using it until I feel back to usual again.
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    i had 8 days + of flu like feeling on them, following that my health was considerably better. going slower might have helped me but i feel it had to come out one way or another.
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  7. KrisT

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    Try using it a little less initially and more often as your airways begin to clear up. The reason this happened is the phlegm and mucous probably started breaking up and clearing out to quickly.
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    cigana Senior Member

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    How sure can you be that it was the inhaler?
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    Forebearance Senior Member

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    I can never be totally sure, of course. I stopped using the inhaler after two days and my symptoms are gradually getting better. I'll wait until I recover from the Herx type symptoms AND the cold and then try it again.

    The cold has been a very mild one, not the type that would normally give me a fever. But it's good to get rid of variables.
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  10. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    I read it as "salt crave". :confused:
  11. Forebearance

    Forebearance Senior Member

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    Okay, I tried my salt inhaler after my cold was over and I am tolerating it a lot better. No unusual scary symptoms. It is just making me feel a little better.

    I think maybe there was something about the combination of having a virus and using the inhaler that was reminiscent of the mono I had in a moldy apartment at the start of this illness.
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