[QUOTE=rita;2882419]Sea salt by any other name is still salt or sodium chloride as it is known in chemistry. Granted, sea salt also has some minerals in it that commom table salt doesn't, among them potassium, but it is still 98% sodium chloride.
If someone is on a low sodium diet due to a health concern or an existing condition they have to avoid ALL sodium, whether it comes from the sea or is mined elsewhere. Yes, if you can use salt, by all means, sea salt is a better and healtheir choice due to its lack of additional chemicals. But if you need to seek a salt substitute, sea salt is not it.
As far as claims that sea salt has helped people lose weight, well, that would be news to me. I would love to know how adding sodium to your diet helps with weight loss but who knows?
Rita, where do you get your information from? Little do you know that Unrefined sea salt is not the same as normal table salt. This is the problem with people, because the word "salt" is used they automatically think of sodium. Table salt is genetically modified to distroy our bodies, sea salt is pure if you know where to find it. It is enriched with 80 minerals in it, straight from the ocean. It will not raise your blood pressure it will keep it in check. Yes, I lost 10 pounds and so did a lot of other people who are taking it. My panic attacks practically disappeared! I think it's not fair for you to tell people to stay away from ALL salt, until you do your own research.