Minerals & Nutrition > Sea Water
The ocean contains a unique balance of minerals and
trace minerals. The balance of minerals is said to be very similar to human
It has been observed that wild animals when ill, will
regularly drink small amounts of sea water and sample other saline
deposits. Farmers regularly give stock salt licks which help to
Indigenous peoples also have used the ocean water as
a medicine and even in modern times there have been reports of
individuals restoring health through drinking up to one third
of a cup of sea water daily.
More than this may cause diarrhea. The water needs
to be clean and free of human and animal contaminants, to achieve
this it can be filtered through a fine gauze.
Advantages? it is free if you live near an ocean.
Dangers; sea water near our cities is often polluted by sewerage and industrial
wastes making the water toxic.