Dr. Carolyn Dean's pink Himalayan sea salt recommendation is based in her knowledge about the electrical function of the body. Pink Himalayan salt has 72 naturally occurring trace minerals assist in the electric function of the body and move energy around. Without the proper ionization of the cells, the body’s electric system does not function ideally. You can read a little more about that here:
What we do is suggest that some trace mineral catalyst, such as Pink Himalayan sea salt, be added to drinking water every day - whether a person is using our products or not! It helps to replenish the cells electrical system, and the trace minerals are so minute that they fit perfectly at the cell receptor sites and are easily absorbed.
Trace minerals also pull water into the cells, which is another factor in proper hydration. Anyone who has swelling in the feet, hands, or water retention in the organs could definitely be suffering from mineral depletion, and trace minerals are one of the fastest ways to hydrate the body.
If you are mixing our products, ReMag or ReMyte, into your sea salt water, then you can follow the 'suggested use' instruction to get the full protocol.
Finally, when asked the question about whether sea salt is just as beneficial in food as in water, Dr. Dean responds this way:
It doesn't seem as effective to just use sea salt on food versus in drinking water. Part of the problem with mineral access is that it's been filtered out of water, and we have to replace it. Minerals dissolved in water are much better absorbed and utilized. You need water and minerals together to fully hydrate and mineralize the cells, and yes, many people misinterpret hunger for dehydration. Drinking sea salted water gives you the minerals that are missing from most farm foods.