I Drink Salt Water.
Though I did have a mini-obsession with Ariel as a child, died my hair to match her’s in my teens, and my current hairstyle is a bit Ariel inspired (you can’t blame me, I’m an 80s baby) that has nothing to do with why I drink salted spring water.
After improving my own quality of health and realizing that the field of nutrition is a passion of mine that I can’t keep silent on, I started this blog and then quickly began the next step to formally study Nutrition and Dietetics at the university level to become a Registered Dietitian. This will allow me to reach out to help a group of individuals that I see as forgotten in the clinical health field because of the complexity of their disease symptoms, individuals that have been diagnosed with a type of leukodystrophy. The reason that I study so intensely about health and nutrition is to create a diet plan that can potentially help a person that has been diagnosed with a type of leukodystrophy. If you are familiar with this disease category, you know that the patients are told no very often and I want to help create a more positive outlook for life after the diagnosis. Now that you know a bit more of why I share so much about health and nutrition, I’m not a doctor, nor do I pretend to be one but I want to share with you what has greatly helped my digestion.
Why I Drink Spring Water with Sole Every Day.
To understand why I use sole in my drinking water and how I discovered it’s ability to support my digestive system, I share that in a separate blog post series “The Path to How I Destroyed My Gut Health” . In that post, I share my personal journey of how life decisions led to the destruction of my digestive health and some important changes that I have made to rebuild my strength. You may find something that resonates with you from reading about what I have experienced. It would make my suffering more worth while if it can help just one person feel better.
What is Sole?
Sole, pronounced so-lay, is a solution of natural mineral salts suspended in water. It is an easy to make and cost effective way to supplement your diet with minerals that may not be present in the foods you eat if your diet is supplied by foods grown on a large scale farm. While I greatly appreciate these farmers because without them I would be quite ill and hungry, the large scale farm that supplies most major chain grocery stores will be limited of some crucial nutrients because of how they were grown. The solution to this is to purchase as much food as possible from small local farmers, grow your own, and supplement your diet with natural mineral solutions. This is how sole can help. When you completely saturate water with natural mineral salt by dissolving the salt until no more can be held by the water it creates an effective mineral supplement.
Drinking Spring Water with Sole Helps to:
Fully hydrate your cells – natural mineral salt is in fact able to support hydration when consumed properly. 
Replenish needed minerals – Pink Himalayan salt is reported to contain an average of 84 minerals.
Support a healthy pH balance – the body uses alkaline minerals contained in natural mineral salts to buffer excess acids. 
Improve the absorption of nutrients within the intestinal tract – this is the reason that I drink water with sole, it has helped support my digestive health more than most other natural remedies that I have tried.
Balance electrolytes – drinking water with sole helps balance and reduce or eliminate the shaky feeling. 
Reduced muscle cramps – on days that I have exercised or done something to trigger muscle cramps it is always easy to reduce or alleviate with magnesium oil and drinking more spring water with sole.
How to Make Salt Sole for Daily Drinking Water.
The easiest way to make sole is to use this kit made by Evolution Salt.
Evolution Salt Sole Himalayan Salt Drinking Solution Glass Jar & Crystals, 5 oz Jar
The kit includes the jar and salt crystals needed to make your own sole. They also sell separately the crystals to refill your jar as needed. This company ethically sources and treats their employees responsibly which is important when selecting a food product.
If you’re more of the DIY type, you can purchase just the refill crystals Evolution Salt Sole Crystals Refill, 17 Ounce and place one or more into a 10 oz. glass mason jar with plastic lid (I like this one). I enjoy using the large salt crystals because they last a long time without needing to re-add salt to the sole jar.
If the salt completely dissolves in the sole jar, add more until the water is completely saturated with salt and no longer dissolves. Use this solution and add more water after you have almost used all of the water. If you salt crystals dissolve, add more salt to the sole solution as needed. You can read more about the Evolution Salt story and facts on salt at their website.
What Kind of Salt is Best for Sole Solution?
Whether or not you buy the sole kit or want to make it yourself, it is best to use a variety of salt types. I love the taste of pink Himalayan salt, but I also enjoy using different salt types to gain a variety of minerals that will be more rich in different parts of the world. To the sole jar I will also add several tablespoons of Celtic unrefined sea salt and Redmond Real Salt. You can use any natural unrefined mineral salt you prefer to make the sole.
Another salt that can be added to the sole is ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops. This is already a liquid solution and you may already have these drops as suggested in my post discussing alkaline water. I like using this product for it’s magnesium content and will add a few teaspoons to the sole jar each time I refill it with water and salt crystals.
DIY Sole Jar.
This is the jar and lid that I use to hold my sole. As I use the sole solution, I will add back spring water to refill the jar and more salt if it is almost completely diluted. Salt is a natural antifungal and antibacterial agent so there is no worry that the sole will spoil.  The only upkeep that I need to do is occasionally wipe the outside of the jar clean and the lid as salt crystals dry and re-adhere to the surface of them. I store my sole jar on the kitchen counter for ease of use.
How much sole do I use?
This is technically a personal preference.
A good starting point could be 1/4 tsp sole in 8 oz (1 cup) of drinking water.
The first thing that I drink in the morning is water to rehydrate. I use 1 tsp of sole per 1 litre of water.
I am not adding sole to all of my drinking water, only in the morning upon waking and throughout the day if my digestive system is feeling off. The sole helps to soothe and relieve the bloated feeling.
The positive aspect to measuring how much sole to use is that if the drinking water is too salty, add more water. If you make it not strong enough, add more sole. This is an intuitive process, just as eating more healthful foods is. You know when you need to eat more greens; as you use sole more frequently you will learn when you need it.
I hope that you give sole a try and that it helps you as much as it has me. Using sole each day is one of the new discoveries that I have made while relentlessly working to improve my health. It is something that I intend to keep in practice.