10 cooking staples that can outlast you: Salt
I hated when my salt shaker would get all clumpy and I'd get nothing out...I don't remember where I picked this one up, but if you put a couple grains of rice in your salt shaker, it keeps the salt from getting clumpy and helps it flow freely.
Why is this so-called Mother Nature Network not highlighting that Basic Table Salt is a complete toxic chemical disaster and should be avoided at all times.
Salt is necessary for human survival, whether it be in the form of table salt or another form. Excessive consumption sodium has long-term health effects and similarly Under consumption has negative healt effects one of which is specifically death. If we look to nature we see mammals dependency on salt for survival (particularly in the winter) The Licking River got it's name from it's unusually high salt content and it's attractiveness to wildlife that found the salt they instinctually crave.
so no, basic table salt is not NaCL, but rather NaCL mixed with iodide. This was done starting in 1924 to prevent the mental retardation and thyroid disorders that occur when people don't get enough iodide.
Basic table salt, as the other poster pointed out, is sodium chloride (NaCL). If you've ever taken even a basic Biology or Anatomy/Physiology class, you would know that the human body contains vast amounts of NaCL and it is essential for our well-being. In fact, most living things on earth need salt to survive. For humans, the only way to get it is to ingest it. So... your argument is fail.