19 Balancing Benefits of This Two-Ingredient Morning Tonic

health benefits of lemon and salt water

Today’s blog republished from my friends at TheAlternativeDaily is going to explain the potential benefits of a rather unusual daily drink tonic… As you might know from this newsletter previously, real sea salt (not processed refined salt) is actually very good for you in moderate quantities and has many health benefits, including supplying your body with dozens of trace minerals.  Science has also proven that moderate levels of sea salt is actually GOOD for your heart health and does not negatively affect blood pressure like was previously believed years ago.  This may sound unusual, but the health benefits are real… 

By Stephen Seifert, TheAlternativeDaily.com

Many of us have morning routines that are wonderful health practices — a morning meditation, a few yoga poses, a brisk walk around the neighborhood, or a delicious fruit-infused smoothie. Daily routines are vital to health and happiness, and this is especially true at the start of the day.

How about a quick and simple glass of warm lemon water with Himalayan salt or high-quality sea salt? This simple drink can boost your morning health and wellness regimen — and it’s so easy to make. There are a number of professional athletes and Olympians who start their morning with lemon and salt water, which may say something about its effectiveness.

A 10-ounce glass of warm lemon water with Himalayan salt or high-quality sea salt in the morning can increase your immune function, decrease uric acid to fight inflammation, improve digestion, and balance your body. These benefits can be attributed to the vitamin C content of the lemon juice as well as the essential minerals contained in Himalayan salt. This simple morning drink promotes vitality, health, and overall wellness, and may even improve your sex drive!



Let’s take a closer look at 19 of the balancing benefits of water, lemon, and salt, all in one cup.

Lemons are excellent for fighting inflammation. Lemons can help dissolve the uric acid in your joints, and also have been found to help build and repair tendons, ligaments, and bone. This anti-inflammatory property may be especially beneficial for people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, according to an American College of Physicians study on osteoarthritis, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2000).

Aids in proper food and water absorption. A daily glass of lemon water with Himalayan salt or high-quality sea salt may provide a better overall mineral balance, which promotes proper food and water absorption in your body, allowing essential nutrients to get where they need to be.

Balances your body’s acidity (pH). The alkalizing effects of lemon and natural salt are highly useful for managing your body’s delicate pH balance, which is crucial for optimal functioning of the body’s systems.

Boosts immune function. One lemon serves up 139 percent of your daily value (DV) for vitamin C. Squeezing one lemon into your morning is a natural alternative to that vitamin C supplement you may be taking.



It’s a detox for your cells. The all-natural Himalayan salt mixed with lemon juice and water helps to pull toxins from your cells, reducing cellular toxicity. This may reduce your risk for various chronic diseases, as well as make you feel generally awesome!

Reduces problematic cellulite. Natural salts like Himalayan salt have been used for centuries for skin care. Interestingly, most spa treatments for cellulitis contain some form of salt and/or citrus blend. A few daily gulps of lemon and salt water in the morning may firm up a few of those unsightly areas.

Clears up skin and adds a fresh glow. Using natural salt for skin problems, such as psoriasis and eczema, dates back to ancient Roman times. Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius’ doctor, Galen from Pergamum, used sea salt for skin diseases, according to Science Tribune (1999).

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Useful for allergy season. It has been suggested that the combination of lemon and salt, specifically mixed into warm water, acts as a natural antihistamine for allergies. It may be the perfect alternative to those pink pills that leave you feeling drowsy.

Paves the way for better sleep. The natural hormone-balancing properties of lemon and Himalayan salt or high-quality sea salt can be more than useful when it comes to bedtime. Getting the proper amount of sleep is essential for physical health, mental health, productivity, and much more. This hormone-balancing beverage can make an effective nightcap.

Helps controls blood sugar. The fiber content of lemons helps to balance blood glucose levels, which is useful for type 2 diabetes patients and prediabetics alike, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2000).

Lemons may help detoxify your liver. Vitamin C is essential for producing glutathione, which plays a foundational role in detoxifying the liver. It also has antiseptic properties that are useful for liver function, as well.

Freshens breath! Lemon and Himalayan salt may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of fresh breath. However, the lemon and salt in this simple morning drink help kill the bad breath bacteria that build up while you’re sleeping.

May help you chill out. When you get stressed out, do not be so quick to reach for those prescription pills. You may be able to chill out and return to that state of Zen by boosting your vitamin C levels first thing in the morning.

Useful for reducing blood pressure. Lemons are not all about vitamin C and fiber. They also boast potassium, which is vital for flushing excessive sodium from the body.

Boost your libido! The vitamin C content and hormone-balancing properties of this morning beverage can help lift your mood. This might be all it takes to boost your libido, without the need for that little blue pill.

Gets you hydrated right out of the gate. Many people forget how important hydration is, especially after a seven or eight-hour sleep period with no water. Start your morning off right and get hydrated. The water, salt and zesty lemon will get your day off to the perfect start.

An antioxidant powerhouse vital for, well, everything! Lemon offers up a wealth of vitamins and minerals, while Himalayan salt boosts your mineral and trace mineral levels even more. The antioxidant and detoxifying properties of lemon saltwater pack a powerful, free radical knockout punch.

May improve your heart health. Lemons and real salt are both exceptional for increasing heart health on their own. However, when you combine the two into one vibrant morning drink, you get even more vital heart-thumping health benefits.



Natural salt supports electrochemical reactions in the body, while negative ions assist in healthy heart rhythm. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is, “associated with lower endothelial dysfunction in men with no history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes,” according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2006).

Promotes digestive health. A glass of warm lemon water with Himalayan salt or high-quality sea salt before breakfast, or any meal, helps signal your liver to produce the essential bile needed to clean out harmful gut bacteria. The fiber content and natural salt will also promote digestion.

Are you ready to commit to this simple and health-promoting morning drink? I have been drinking warm lemon water with a little bit of Himalayan salt every morning for months, and I absolutely love it. My energy levels are up, and I feel as cool as a cucumber throughout the day.

-Stephen Seifert

Stephen Seifert is a writer, professor, adventurer and a health & fitness guru. His flair for travel and outdoor adventure allows him to enjoy culture and traditions different than his own. A healthy diet, routine fitness and constant mental development is the cornerstone to Stephen’s life.

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257 comments

  1. Where can you find Himalain salt?

    • at Wal-mart in the section where they have salt, pepper & spices. I bought a big jar of Pink Himalayan salt for less than $5.00

    • How much Himalayan Sea Salt? How much lemon?! Thanks!

      • I already posted that answer.

      • 10 oz water and 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt and 1/4 cup lemon juice.

        • I also do not know the proportions of salt to lemons. Have seen this info nowhere. Have heart damage and not supposed to have salt. Any suggestions?

      • I’m on b/p meds. How would Himalayan salt affect my blood pressure ?

        • Kathy, they’ve FINALLY figured out that Sea Salt (le Balein fine sea salt in most supermarkets) is actually GOOD FOR YOU.

      • Charlene Cieszynski-Kroupa

        Mixture ants take just eve

      • Dr. Mercola website. Most pure and highest quality. Pakistan. Americans can’t even get in the area. Drilled from deep within mountains.

        • Really? No one told me that when I went there….

        • Can you use lemon juice Instead of a whole lemon and if you can how much?

        • Americans or anybody who visits Pakistan can go to these mines. And purchase as much salt as you want. There is the world’s second largest Himalayan salt mine at a place called Khewra which was discovered around Alexander the Great time. Till recently India was buying this salt in bulk and marketing it all over the world as its product. That has been stopped recently.

      • I have been drinking lemon juice and HImalayan salt and lemon juice in a glass bottle of warm water for the last 9 months first thing in the morning and on an empty stomach and have to say that it gives me a great start to the day!!! I am 82 years old but people who meet me for the first time all think I am in my late fifties which is exactly how I feel! I would’ve dream of starting the
        day any other way. And can fully recommend it. In my head I feel about 40!!

        Best wishes.

        Teresa Blore
        Paris, France

        • God bless you, Teresa, and may you continue to live a long and healthy life. The French know the secret to the joie de vivre. A votre sante!

        • Can you use bottled lemon juice and get the same effect?

        • Hi that’s awesome, I too would like to try this but I have a skin condition called vitiligo and saw many articles that people with vitiligo should avoid sour fruits etc. I would really love if someone could please advise on this if it is true or not.
          Thank you.

        • Teresa, so does it help you loss weight ??

        • Sounds wonderful!!!!

        • You’re not gonna get an answer on heart issues or the amount of salt to use or if lemon juice is a good substitute for fresh lemon because all they want to do is sell you their salt.

        • How much of the himilayan salt?

        • That’s amazing! I’m 72 and feel 100! Need energy for sure. Going to try the lemon and Himalayan salt( lol not spelled correctly I know!!)

        • Do you have to use a lemon or can you use a lemon juice that’s in the plastic bottles does it make a difference

          That’s great Do you have to use a lemon or can you use a lemon juice that’s in the plastic bottles does it make a difference

      • How much to use of salt and lemon?

      • Read the article. One whole lemon in 9% water and salt. Gotta read for how much. Lil

      • What is the ratio, juice, salt in 10 ozs of water? Thanks

    • At Costco … You can buy the pink salt ungrounded and grounded there.

    • Everywhere starting with Costco.

    • You can buy Himalayan salt at Walmart or online. Just Google it!

    • Himalayan salt found in the Himalaya Mountains or at your local health food, and now grocery stores.
      Pink often recommended. I have a question though. the Celtic gray salt has been touted as much better as the minerals in the Himalayan salt are trace amounts where as the Celtic gray is harvested through evaporation in France and has much higher mineral content. Just a thought that with lemon it might be a bigger hit for the effort.

      God bless,
      George

      • Himalayan salt has been untouched for millions of years and never contaminated by man. Sea salt (evaporated) is full of toxins now days

        • Geo: if it’s untouched by man how is it extricated from its source & end up in stores?

        • Man puts gloves on before extricating it. Therefore, it has been untouched. If you buy it in the store, whatever you do, don’t touch it!

      • Ruddy marvellous George! Now that’s the kind of comment worth reading. Thanks!

      • French gray celtic sea salt is harvested where the currents rise from deep in the bottom of the ocean, by hand, with minimal processing as it has for thousands of years using a paddle/rake to dry and absorb sunlight. Having enjoyed it’s benefits since the late 70’s, I’d say go for it, it’s great not catching colds or getting the flu.

        • No matter how deep it comes from, it will contain modern contaminants like microplastics, mercury, glyphosate, radiation from all the post-war nuclear tests and much much more.

    • Vita-cost.com, Thrive Market.com, Walmart, and almost every grocery store on the planet

    • I get my Himalayan Salt out of the Swanson Vitamin Book They have the Table salt to. Been using it for years.

      • Yes Marilyn, I use Himalayan salt and Lemon juice and it is a powerful antioxidant combination to resolve and eliminate pain from the joints and also help you to lose weight.

    • i have listened for more than 40 minutes to this video only to fine out that you don’t ship it to Israel…. how come?

      • The Pink salt is available in Israe-l in AL HAMISHKAL and other health food stores.
        and sometimes in other stores, Ask your in the local store where you shop most.

    • I bought mine at Walmart in a grinder and it is Pink in color

    • Click on the blue words “high quality sea salt” in the article.

    • I could never find amount of lemon and sea salt do you know amounts

      • 1/4 cup and 1/2 teaspoon.

      • at end of article it says: 10 oz warm water, 1 squeexed lemon and one half teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

      • I agree . So far I’ve seen one whole lemon and half a tsp. of salt to 10 oz warm water, half a cup of lemon juice to half a tsp of salt and a quarter cup of juice to half a tsp salt. They all call for 10 oz water except one that said 8 oz and one that said 4 oz. Does anybody know the correct amount?
        Also, I wear a blood sugar monitor for my diabetes and the information for the monitor says not to take more than 500 milligrams of vitamin C per day or it will interfere with the accuracy of the readings. Does anyone know if taking this drink is within the parameters of my vitamin C limit?

    • At the Dollar Tree

    • Dollarama sells Himalayan sea salt .

    • Amazon has it, and any health food store

      • You have to be very careful about Himalayan Pink salt’s sources. Cheap stores are selling regular salt they’ve colored pink. Make sure it’s from a reliable source & stay away from the cheap stuff because guaranteed it’s fake.

        • YEAH, IT’S AT DOLLAR TREE. I HAVE THE HIMALAYAN SALT AND IT’S A PINK COLOR! CAN BOTTLED LEMON JUICE BE USED?? I WOULD THINK SO. THE BOTTLE DOES SAY PURE LEMON JUICE!
          PLEASE SOME ONE GIVE ME AN ANSWER ON THE JUICE!

    • Got it at Publix and it’s pink Himalayan seat salt MORTON ALL NATURAL HIMALAYAN PINK SALT 17.6 oz

    • How much salt how much lemon and how much water?
      Please let me know the correct measurements. Thank you!

  2. Most Healthy Stores..Health Food Stores, Co OOP s-WHole Foods..It comes in colors too..Pink, black, white etc

  3. That sounds great but how much(too little or too much) lemon and how much salt per 10 oz glass of water? 🙂

  4. Great advice. How much lemon juice and salt goes into the 10oz of warm water?

  5. Does bottled 100% lemon juice work? If so, how much?

    • Hi Sonja, we recommend freshly squeezed lemon juice for it’s full benefits, if one is not accessible we suggest juice of 1/2 a lemon so about 1 tbsp per 10 oz. of water.

      • What if you have hypertension. Can you still have the salt in that mixture

        • how much sea salt and lemon should I take in a day when one has HBP 160/85 w/slow pulse rate 50 beats per min. at age 71 yrs old
          with Losartan 100mg and amlodipine 10mg per day also bradycardia diagnosis with no help from cardiiologist mentioning stent
          my email is [email protected]

      • This was touted all over New York city many many years ago untill the Dental associations started announcing an big increase in tooth decay and enamel loss from the high acidity. Be careful.

        • The loss of enamel is from sucking on the raw lemon, but if you squeeze it into a drink, it does no harm. I am a dentist.

        • Also Wait 30 mins after drinking lemon juice to brush teeth

    • no! it needs to be fresh lemon juice and preferabley organic.

    • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
      1 lemon squeezed
      10 oz water, boil that with lemon and peels, salt. Pour and add flavor. Patriot power greens. Or whatever you like.

      Not lemon juice. A whole lemon squeezed. Lemon juice has too much added sugar.

      • Anthony, so glad you mentioned Patriot Power Greens. They are amazing. I have been using them daily for over 3 years. They are not shipped to Mexico where I live, so I take advantage of their special buy 5 (actually 3 paid) and get 2 free on my infrequent trips to the US. That month I ran out, well, let me tell you, I sorely missed that morning drink. Now I am adding the fresh lemon juice and H salt…just added great to already really great. I am praying others read this and opt to try the Patriot Power Greens. Google it.

  6. How can this morning tonic improve ones sex drive. I read a lot of articles concerning home remedies on improving and maintaining a healthy sex life. by using following and using this each morning a real game changer?

  7. Do we need to take it in the morning an empty stomach or in the night before sleep

  8. I, m having trouble ordering your book………can you help?

  9. Must the warm drink be taken all at once or can it be sipped as you would several cups of tea in the morning??

    • Hi Donna, you can take it all at once or sip it, it’s totally up to you, as long the it’s still warm and you finish it in the morning.

      • I would like to add that to protect your teeth is good to drink all at ones with a straw and brash your teeth right away.I have lemon water every morning,is absolutely healthy.

        • Do not brush your teeth right away. The acid from the fruit softens your tooth enamel and all you will do is brush this away, eroding your teeth. Brush your teeth before breakfast not after. If you must after, use water to swill your mouth and reduce the ph level. Brush an hour later.

    • Donna if you drink the lemon juice within 20 minutes of squeezing it you get the added benefit of the negative hydrogen ions. I would suggest warm water only first thing, then wait 20 minutes before drinking the warm lemon and salt water.

  10. Where is Himalyan salt available in India. Can we use black salt or rock salt?

  11. Presently I drink 1st in the morning mixed with 10oz of warm water a couple of tea spoons approximately of “mother” organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar. I supposed I could alternate mainly because I have a love affair with lemons through out the day with meals routinely.

    • Carlos, I start my morning by squeezing 1/2 lemon or lime into a glass of water, a tablespoon of unfiltered raw apple cider with mother, and a teaspoon of sole (Himalayan salt added to water to maximum saturation). I have always used cold water, but after reading this blog, perhaps I should change to warm water? I have been doing this for several years with no ill effects that I know of, and I am a pretty active 75 tear old.

  12. why are you specifying Himalayan sea salt

  13. Can lime do the same job?

    • Hi Patricia, lime and lemon have similar nutrient content so it should do the job, although the higher vitamin C content of lemons makes them a slightly better option.

  14. GREAT INFORMATION !!!!!!!

  15. Trying this for the first time tonight.

    Cheers!

  16. Litia Niumeitolu

    How much turmeric
    How much black pepper
    How much cayenne pepper?

    • Brad Lemley has done a bit of research on this. A minimum of 1/4 teaspoon of dried tumeric (= approximately 1/2 teaspoon of fresh since dried has the moisture removed) + a small pinch of pepper to increase it’s bioavailability a 100 fold. If you add coconut oil (medium chain tryglicerides) it increases bioavailability 10x that amount and also transits the blood brain barrier. Any fat or oil will do but organic/raw, cold pressed coconut oil is top of the chain for quality.

  17. 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
    10oz. Lemon water

    Can the be doubled

    1 tsp sea salt
    20oz., lemon water

    In the morning, an for how long

  18. In the answers to “how much…” I saw “tsp” and “tbsp” that are two very different measures. So which is it—teaspoon or tablespoon?

    • You must have made a mistake in your post or he wouldnt have asked.
      If this is what lemon does, makes people rude and sour, I think we should skip it. Lol.

    • You hv been very short and RUDE With answers to these posts. Are you WATCHDOG? You both are answering the posts.

    • OOPS!! My lemon amounts are incorrect.
      A lemon has about 2 tbsp of juice, a large lemon may have about 4 tbsp.
      2 tbsp lemon juice + 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt + 10 oz room temperature water (filtered, not distilled, is recommended).

  19. Himalayan salt doesn’t sound like a renewable resource – why not sea salt, surely it would have a wide mineral profile or am I confused?

    • These days you get all of mankind’s toxins along with the sea salt. Himalayan salt IS sea salt, from millions of year ago. There are literally MOUNTAINS of it. They wont run out

      • The Himalayan salt mined at Khewra in Pakistan is being mined since it was discovered the army of Alexander the Great when their horses started liking the rocks in that area.It is still being mined and has more salt to last another 2000 years. It is the world’s second largest salt mine. Check out on google or Utube under title Khewra salt mines.

  20. I didn’t know that lemons boast potassium, and reduce blood pressure….Thanks!

  21. Will Lemon Water & Sea Salt help with my dry mouth problem ?

    • look for Xylimelts in the drug store. They have helped my dry mouth

      • Charles Cullari: Better then Xylimets, look for ACT DRYMOUTH LOZENGES. So much better !!

        • correct PHILLIP I USED ACT FOR DRY MOUTH (USED IT WHEN I WAS ON SOME MEDICATION) IT WILL HELP. SUCKING ON LOZENGES HELPS A LOT! IF YOUR DRY MOUTH IS FROM MEDS IT WILL BE HARD TO STOP IT!

    • Charles, when you wake up in the morning, your body is dehydrated. Drink two huge glasses of warm filtered water before you do anything. Wait 20 minutes before consuming anything else (including lemon and salt water). This will rehydrate your cells. If you are severely dehydrated (do you notice any fatigue?) then ensure you top up daily with around 2 litres of water but even 3 litres daily until you get back back into balance – more if you do physical labour, work in the sun or sweat a lot.

      • When you say to drink two glasses of water in the morning before the lemon drink, is it okay to take my medication at the same time (losartin).

  22. I also add cayenne pepper, black pepper and ground turmeric. I think they add additional benefits.

  23. Does it have to be warm water only……

  24. I noticed that when I use the lemon and pink salt in the morning (on an empty stomach), it appears to go right through me. Is this natural?

  25. Can you use lemon juice instead of lemons? What is the recipe of lemon juice and salt to be used in the 10 oz. of warm water?

    • What is turmeric, black pepper, cayenne pepper used for and how much? Also in lemon water can you also use the above in it and coconut oil or butter ( how much)? I appreciate all the knowledge you share, Thank You!

  26. When can you eat after this lemon and salt Drink? thanks

  27. I look forward to trying this out. I,have Himalayan salt already, just need to know the ratio of salt to 10oz lemon water.

  28. I was wondering if I could use lemon essential oil instead of fresh cut lemon.

    • Sherry Ellen Peterson

      Lemon Essential oil is from the RIND of the lemon, and processed or squeezed. If its not from organic lemons then it may have some traces of pesticides. I use essential oils in many things from soaps to lotions. I wouldn’t recommend it.

  29. Yes but it’s less pure (and micronutrient dense) than the ancient sea salt from the Himalayan which has been buried for eons.

  30. The article mentions real sea salt and then Himalayan salt. I use both. Which one are you recommending?

  31. Will Morton Natural Sea Salt work?

    • As far as I know, Morton Sea Salt is bleached. Natural salt is not white. I use Redmond Real salt. It’s all natural.

  32. I will try this using Morton natural sea salt

  33. Douglas Caporrino

    Great article

  34. I intend tp use your two-ingredient morning tonic : ( one smal or) a big lemon serves up 139% of your daily value for vitamin C What standard do you use ? I use since twenty years 2000-3000 mg a day “stanard” vitamin C.

  35. I INTEND TO USE YOUR 2-IN?GREDIENT MORNING tONIC : do you consider a small or a big lemon 139% of my daily value ? I use since twenty years 2000-3000 mg “standard” vitamin C .

  36. I have acid reflux. Is this still good for me or is there an alternative? Thanks

  37. how can i clear my lung, i do smoke regular. pls help me. thanks

    • QUIT SMOKING 🚬 NOW ITS THE # 1 cause of
      COLON CANCER ♋️

    • UZZAL, YES, QUIT SMOKING!! YOU CAN DO IT. DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU SMOKE BUT EVEN IF IT IS A WHOLE PACK A DAY OR ONLY 10 CIGS A DAY. IT CAN BE DONE!
      I SMOKED VERY CLOSE TO A PACK A DAY, SMOKED FOR 30 YEARS SICK OF SPITTING UP IN THE MORNINGS, SHORTNESS OF BREATH. JUST THE YUCK OF THE SMOKE EVERYWHERE! GET THE E-CIG START THAT AND GRADUALLY CUT DOWN (ON YOUR PACE) I DID THIS IT TOOK ABOUT 9-10 MONTHS (THAT WAS MY PACE) I THEN PUT THE E-CIG DOWN. IT’S NOW 12 YEARS NOT SMOKING!!! USE LOZENGES TOO. AFTER ABOUT 9-10 MONTHS YOU WON’T EVEN STAND THE SMELL OF CIGS, PEOPLE SMOKING WILL MAKE YOU CRINGE!
      GOOD LUCK UZZAL!!

    • Absolutely true! Colon cancer is what took my husband’s life. He smoked a pipe for 40 years and unfortunately he paid the ultimate price. He had stopped smoking and had been smoke-free for 7 years. If nothing else, it was wonderful not having that horrible smoke to deal with! For your sake and for the sake of your loved ones, PLEASE stop smoking!! I know it isn’t easy because I witnessed what my sweetheart went through. However, in the end, you will be so grateful you did and so will your family. Put all of that money you would have spent on the cigarettes you are no longer smoking in a big jar in the kitchen. It won’t take long before you can take a cruise! Best wishes!!

  38. I use the warm water and lemon juice with 1/4 tsp Cinnamon, 1 tsp honey, dash of red pepper. Would it be alright to add 1/4 tsp of Turmeric, MCT oil and the sea salt? Or would that be too much of a good thing?

    Thanks,
    Jackie Moore

    • Jackie, I recommend using a dash of black pepper as well to make the 1/2 tsp. turmeric more bioavailable. I also use 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar. It’s delicious! Right now, though, I’m on the second day of an extended water fast and drinking the lemon/salt water first thing in the morning, after some plain water. A little dizzy and lightheaded at the moment, but that’s to be expected. Will start feeling great in a day or two, and this lemon drink will help!

  39. Thanks for the recommendation. Just want to know if adding cinnamon and Tumeric to the lemon and warm water, is ok?

    Thanks,

  40. What does this mixture do to Blood pressure?

  41. Alexiys M. Rodriguez

    Thank you for all this wonderful iformation. This is a tremondous help to get everyone that comes to me for help to understand the importance of eating correctly.

  42. Can you substitute lemon juice for real lemon? They are very expensive thru the winter and to eat 3 a day is unaffordable for me. Thank you.
    J Winkelmann

  43. How about lemon essential oil instead of the lemon?

  44. I am amazed at how many readers do not read the complete article before asking questions re amounts, etc.. Thank you for posting this helpful article. I plan to try this simple recipe for my 74 yr old body.

  45. I’m with Gigi. People should read the rest of the posts to get the right concoction. Very tasty drink!

  46. No, you cannot use lemon essential oil. It is cold-pressed from the rinds only.

  47. Flora Mason Van Orden

    A tablespoon of dulse leaf blended into a glass of distilled water is better than lemon water because lemons have been proven to de-calcify. Dulse, from the northern Atlantic, has every mineral and trace mineral in the ocean and is so much better than any kind of salt.

  48. Stop exploring the Hymalaya. Thats just an hype. Sea Salt unpeocessed is the most complete salt for our bodies. Consume local!

  49. Don’t try this if you have any autoimmune issues. There will be a strong reaction. I know and was sorry to have found out with no warning!

  50. Had insomnia till I read these posts. I can doze now.

  51. Roberta A Maguire

    Some comments about acid re flux and auto-immune. Any thoughts on those?

  52. Do I drink my pot of coffee before or after drinking this mixture. Asking for a friend?

  53. I’ve been drinking the Lemon Turmeric elixir for about a month. Been getting grunt from a neighborhood tree. Just found out it is an ? tree; not ?. So, does the elixir work with oranges. Hopefully, I’m at least getting the benefits of the turmeric & cinnamon.

  54. Adding salt is unnecessary and potentially damaging unless you’re on a low sodium diet.

    • Glenn Harrison here. I would like to inform you AND EVERYONE ELSE , that SALT (of the unprocessed variety) is the SECOND MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT YOUR BODY REQUIRES ( NEEDS !!! ). It comes second only to WATER !!! This point I want you ALL to recognize as one of the biggest areas of misconception ,and more so DECEIT in the history of Nutrition and Health. To give you one of MANY reasons your body needs more SALT is the fact that SALT causes tour blood to be more electro-conductive ,which assist the BRAIN to function better. Because the BRAIN is ELECTRIC!!! How many people who suffer headaches know that it is from a SHORTAGE OF SALT??? The number of other issues in your whole living mechanism that are influenced by the SALT content in your daily metabolism is something you ALL should look into. You shall all be amazed!!!

  55. Can I use the lemon juice from the supermarket shelves or must it be the juice of an actual lemon?

  56. OMG! Excellent article. Very specific instructions. I would only add that I rinse my mouth out with warm water right after drinking my lemon/salt drink to reduce the acidity on my teeth. I have been doing this for over 20 years! Back in the early 1930’s my grandmother had breast cancer and after 4 surgeries to remove her breasts, lymph nodes, muscles and more, she was told she was incurable. She was sitting in a park on a bench and a woman came to sit beside her. They began talking and that woman told my grandmother to drink a glass of water with lemon juice every morning to cure her cancer. My grandmother went home, bought lemons and did that for the next 37 years of her life. My mother did this every morning all her life. I finally started doing it along with my husband, nearly 20 years ago. Thank you for posting it. You are a very patient person to not give up blogging altogether after reading the comments. Sheesh!

    • Thank you for sharing your family story. Your mother met an Angel on that bench and now you are being an angel to others. God bless you

    • My sentiments exactly, it is after 2 am here in Melbourne Australia, and I only had to read the very simple instructions once, looking forward to starting this when I wake, it will take me longer to work out 10ozs into metric than it will take to make this. Maybe being in lock down since the start of March because of Covid 19 my poor old brain must have had a good rest.( Ha ha)

      • Just use Lemonjuice, fresh fruit, luke warm water, you may add garlic and ginger to it, declogs your arteries and use it half an hour before breakfast in the morning. Don’t use Himalyan, seasalt or any other salt, it’s BAD for you!. Use salt very very moderately, claims as studies show this and that, ask yourself who paid for them, and if someone paid for them it’s not good for you! It’s all a marketing scam!1 OZ is about 33 grams, only listen to your body. Get if you can the book by Bruce Lipton:Biology of belief! Good luck down under.

  57. I find the best Sea Salt is REAL Salt from Utah. It contains all the minerals… feels really good in the body!

    • You need to quit smoking…that’s how you will clear your lungs. Once you quit your body will start clearing toxins from lungs. Depending on how long and how much you smoked this may take years. Smoking is very dehydrating so try drinking your body weight divided by two…in ounces every day. I’m 170 lbs so I drink 85 ounces of water a day. Quitting smoking can be very challenging but is so worth it! Maybe you need to get a prescription for zyban or Wellbutrin. There is also gum and patches. I think if you know what is coming…a craving wave…you can prepare for it…so instead of smoking you can do a healthy habit…go for a walk…take some deep breaths…do a tapping meditation…distract your mind from craving. There is an awesome candy called Ice Chips. It’s made from xylitol so it’s good for your teeth. I like root beer and lemon flavor…this may help with oral fixation. Also…spiritually …you can say “Thank you Lord for deliverance from smoking”…even between puffs. You can reprogram your habits and thoughts and truly break free from this health eroding habit. You obviously want to be health or you wouldn’t be on this site! God bless you and much success to you in life! 💗

  58. I didn’t look through all of these comments to see if it was addressed… so I am adding.

    Brush your teeth after taking the Lemon Water. Lemon is very acidic and can wreak havoc with your Enamel.

    • It was suggested to wait to brush your teeth because the acidity from the lemon softens the enamel, so best to wait and also to use a straw when drinking the lemon water

  59. Wellington Molligoda

    I would like to try this for the first time. Thanks

  60. I sprinkle a little powdered garlic on my food almost every day and haven’t had a cold or the flu since except one time I got a cold, I went without garlic for about 4 or 5 days, garlic will be depleted out of your body in 3 to 4 days, so you need a little almost every other day to be protected, it kills the cold, and flu viruses, and will kill the corona virus too, a container of powdered garlic should last a family about a year that’s how little you use, had colds and the flu for about 40 years, until I read about garlic, I wished my mom knew about garlic, then I wouldn’t.of had to suffer for so long. If you have coronavirus, have some hot chicken noodle soup, it drys up your sinuses, for breathing

    • Garlic is fine, but it will not kill Corona, because Corona is fake, do some research and don’t get fooled! Bill Gates will take care of it, he want to chip all people and give them nasty diseases. WHO is not your friend, neither is the food industry or the pharmaceutical industry.

  61. best tips for a better health

  62. Is lime juice ok?
    Is coconut water ok?
    Does the water have to be warm?

    • Hi Bryan!

      As long as the lime juice is fresh squeezed (not from a bottle), you can use that too as it has slightly different benefits.
      Coconut water is fine, as long as it’s real coconut water and doesn’t have a bunch of junk added to it.
      Warm water would be best 🙂

      • Why is it not possible to use lemon juice from a bottle if that’s all you have?

        • You can go to a grocerystore or on the local fruit and vegetable market.Lemon, fresh lemon is much better than processed lemon juice.

  63. Grandma Mcwaters

    Drink 2 glasses water. Wait 20 minutes than take following
    10 0z warm water, 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt , 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp raw honey, dash of red pepper, 1 lemon. oil on empty stomack.
    How much oil? instead of just the juice can I use the whole lemon? The lemons are organic

  64. Malindi Wallander

    I guess I can give it a try. I also need to lose weight. I want to be able to lose about 150 pounds.

  65. Cheryl Cartwright

    I read the entire article with great interest as I am very familiar with all the “Sea” Salt imposters out there. Very good article and was about to order, only then at bottom of order page do I notice Available only in USA. There should be a method to put that at the top of an article, not only at the bottom of an order page. Very disappointed!

    • There is no difference between kitchen salt,seasalt or Himalayansalt. Don’t get fooled! It’s all the same and salt is not healthy at all in big amounts gets your bloodpressure up. It’s a marketingscam as Seasalt,Himalayan salt is healthy, IT”s NOT! It’s all made up to get your money out of your wallet.

      • No, you’re incorrect. Table salt, which I assume is what you mean by “kitchen salt” is highly processed and NOT good for you. Real sea salt and himalayan salt, as long as they’re not processed junk, are fine. Salt is a necessary mineral for life…and it makes most food taste better.

  66. Concerned if it affect acid reflux?

  67. WHAT IF YOU’RE ALLERGIC TO (CITRUS)
    LEMON JUICE, GRAPEFRUIT JUICE & TOMATO JUICE?

    IS THERE ANY OTHER FRUIT JUICE I COULD ADD HIMALAYAN SALT TO?

    • Unfortunately not , you avoid Salt whatever salt, it’s all a marketing scam! Salt in very very moderate use is ok, but it will do you more harm than any good!Don’t get trapped in foolish talks by any dietitians, it’s all a scam from food industry to get your money out of your pocket! Listen to your body forget all those studies and whatever, iot’s all been paid by the industry to write what they want. There are no independent researches!Use salt in very very moderate way.

  68. I use the Gaza Strip Deep Red Kosher salt.

  69. this is wonderful info. thank you

  70. I found when I tryed Salt and Lemon in warm water ,I retained a lot of Fluid, and I am a faithful H. salt user

    but now only in food etc.Iam 80 years old and in good chape.

    Regards Anna

  71. I read the entire comments. Great info & counterpoints. I have been using H. salt for over 10 years. First, as a lamp to cleanse the air. And ordered through a direct supply as a nutritional biz. Then I started using it to cook with, not only full of minerals but it is much more concentrated than table salt, using much less. Use kosher rock for brining. My story, I quit using salt & sugar when I was 12y/o. I learned I retained fluid easily & salt was the culprit. Anytime I eat processed foods, pizza, restaurant etc containing table salt and/or MSG my fingers swell literally within minutes. This does not happen with H. salt! Also since it is not fortified with iodine, I use kelp for this nutrient.
    As for the drink, I intermittently drink ACV+ginger+turmeric+blk pepper/piperine+cayenne+matcha+lemon & a drop of honey or aloe vera sometimes. The other days I drink lemon water before I brush my teeth, then drink coffee & brush 30 min thereafter. Its true about the acidity from lemon & ACV bad for your enamel, coffee is also acidic. It’s an energetic cleansing boone for your body & yes to providing a type of MCT oil assisting the brain by crossing the BBB. Can use Coconut Amino Acids in your foods or purchase a MCT oil. But using coconut is so much tastier!
    Thank you for a good article & comments, I’ll share. Apologize for being so long winded, hope it helps.
    ps – I have never needed medical care, only 2x flu-like strain in my life, can work & play hours way past others. Adding the holy trinity of garlic, onions & peppers in foods almost daily. Only drink water & unsweetened teas & coffee w chocolate or almond milk. I’m 60 going on 30.

    • Of all the replies, I like yours the best. I’m turning 65 next month and have been eating/drinking as healthy as I can for the last 10 or so years and don’t ever remember being sick, don’t take any meds, but being the Typical guy, also enjoy an occasional lite beer and pizza while watching Nascar. I’ve been drinking a warm glass of purified water mixed with 2 tblsp ACV and 1tblsp pure lemon juice every morning but I like your mixture better. How much of each do you put in there? I heard the coconut, ginger, tumeric, blk pepper and some others are also good for helping the more intimate things

  72. As long as my prior comment was, I forgot to include Cinnamon & cloves as part of my lemon/ACV drink. I alternate them with coffee on days I only drink one or the other. And I add chicory to my coffee, cuts down the milk! I will try some H salt added to my drink on days I use none in cooking. T!hxs Agai

  73. with the Leomon Water & Sea Salt how much lemon juice and how much sea salt do you use. Also can you use lemonn juice that you buy from the supermarket or do you use fresh lemons

  74. I use that too.

  75. how does this lemon and salt effect your kidneys if u have kidney disease?

  76. What about the salt & edema & effects on blood pressure?…

  77. Wow! After reading the blog article I went through all the comments. Real organic lemons should be used. Bottled lemon juice has lost its vitamin C content due to processing and heating (pasteurization). Sodium in salt is absolutely necessary for health. I know of several people who were hospitalized with hyponatremia (low sodium). Two nearly died. Both followed doctor’s orders to cut back on salt. And if you’re on Lasix (furosemide), it will deplete your electrolytes. So water and salt and potassium are esp. required.

  78. Can someone with vitiligo consume lemon water? Is it harmful or beneficial??

  79. How much salt do you put in the lemon-water?

  80. I hate squeezing lemons every morning do I peel 10 lemons and liquify in blender and pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Then I just use 1-2 cubes in warm water in the morning! EASY!

  81. what amt of lemon juice and sea salt do you use?

  82. How much salt? 1/2 of lemon?

  83. I drink only lemon water all day long, about eight 8-oz glasses, but I also add potassium bicarbonate, and drink it cold. I was surprised to learn about 19 benefits, but hopefully, at least some of them are true. My ingredients: 16 oz distilled water (to avoid tap water toxins), 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/4 tsp Redmond real sea salt, and 1/4 tsp potassium bicarbonate. Also, I drink about one glass of Italian mineral water. Sometimes, I use 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar instead of lemon juice. I am 80 years young, in excellent health, carnivore, 22:2 intermittent fasting, zero carbs, zero medications, zero doctors. Last physical was 35 years ago. If you want to get sick, make an appointment.

    There are some concerns about concentration of heavy metals and radioactivity of Himalayan salt, but research states that it is within safe limits.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2021.109790

  84. “How much salt?” is a very important question, but a correct answer depends on a blood sodium concentration, which we don’t know at any particular time. Sometimes we need more salt, and sometimes we should not add any salt. Why? It becomes clear by considering a few cases.

    The normal blood sodium concentration range is [135-145] mmol/L. Assume a person has 140 mmol/L concentration of sodium (Na), and a blood volume is 5 L (liters).

    Case 1. What will be Na concentration after drinking 8 oz of plain water? Total amount of Na in blood is 140*5=700 mmol. One glass of water 8 oz = 0.2272 L, so blood volume will be 5.2272 L, and the new Na concentration will be 700/5.2272=133.9 mmol/L. Just one glass of plain water will cause hyponatremia.

    Case 2. What will be Na concentration after drinking 8 oz of water with 1/4 tsp of Redmond real sea salt (R)? Sodium in 1/4 tsp of R is 530 mg. Atomic weight of Na is 23, so 530/23=23.04 mmol, and total Na in blood will be 700+23.04=723.04 mmol. The blood volume will be the same as in Case 1, 5.2272 L, and the new Na concentration will be 723.04/5.2272=138.3 mmol/L. The sodium concentration will remain in the normal range.

    Case 3. What will be Na concentration after eating a can of chicken, 2.5 servings, with 360 mg of sodium per serving? Total sodium is 360*2.5=900 mg or 900/23=39.1 mmol. The sodium concentration will be (700+39.1)/5=147.8 mmol/L, a case of hypernatremia. How much water is needed to return sodium concentration back to 140 mmol/L? A person should drink (739.1*5/700)-5=0.27928 L or 279.28mL/28.4mL/oz=9.8 oz of plain water (one 10-oz glass).

    However, drinking water after eating dilutes the gastric acid and enzymes, which causes poor digestion of food. Dieticians suggest at least a 30-min gap before and after eating.

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