dealshimalayan 20lb salt lamp for $29.00 + free…

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If you have one of these and are constantly constipated you can stop wondering why. These things cause you to be backed up inexplicably.

I had a roommate who used to manually through colonic relieve herself daily and she had one of these.

One day I came across a story someone wrote about a dentists office where they installed a huge salt lamp and the dentist and the assistant were both constantly constipated and they couldn't figure out why until someone (the person who wrote the story) told them it was because of the salt lamp.

Interestingly enough it was her friend who sent me the link to that story but when I read it we weren't living together anymore... I still wonder if she ever figured it out...

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Thanks, in for two. Folks should definitely be aware that any claims about heath benefits are, shall we say, dubious. The assertion that "Heat from the bulb causes the salt to emit negative ions" is most certainly patent nonsense. Anything below UV is non-ionizing radiation. Don't buy this based on woo-woo bullcrap, but do buy it because it's so damn neat.

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@bolts . The reason why people who buy these products are constipated is because they are full of sh*t. This is almost 2013 PEOPLE, we have not only walked on the moon, but have a remote controlled RV on freaking MARS. We can transplant vital organs from a deceased human being and put those organs into the body of living human beings. I can not believe many of us still believe in pseudo science from alt med to psychics. Hey, here is something you will never hear in an ER, DR we need a Himalayan Salt lamp STAT this man has non stop diarrhea! Nurse this man needs his third eye cleansed with an acupuncture needle to his thumb!

I will say though, they are pretty!

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Well IF you do buy one and you are suddenly constantly backed up it could save you a lot of time figuring it out!

Obviously ymmv but the reason that dentist got one in his office was to negate radiation from the x-ray machine.. prior to reading that I had no idea they(supposedly) serve a useful purpose... if in fact they do

The story was in french (posting from Montreal north of the border! :o) ) and I will not go to the trouble to try and find it again but my above post pretty much sums it up.

I have to admit they really do look nice though.

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Buy for appearance only. All health claims are unsubstantiated. Even if this did release negative ions in a measurable quantity (which there are no studies to show it does) there is no evidence that negative ions emitted in anything less than massive doses has any impact on health. Your old tube television worked specifically by blasting out negative ions and short of creating static and a dusty screen, there were never any positive health effects reported from sitting in front of an old TV..

Himalayan salt is a marketing term for Halite (aka rock salt) from an area of Pakistan about 200 miles from the Himalayas. The orange/pink hue is caused by iron oxide (aka rust).

What you are buying is 20lb chunk of rusty rock salt from Pakistan.

Here's a place where you can buy a ton of rock salt for $75. The difference is purely marketing. http://www.pinelandscapecenter.com/Winter%20Products%202012-2013.pdf

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@joshthegeek: In all fairness, a 50# bag of rock salt isn't going to readily become a large crystalline structure with enough integrity to be hollowed out and fitted with a light fixture. Also, the orangish hues of the rocks are more likely from traces of "yellow cake" uranium than iron oxide. This may attract some folks and scare others away.

If I'm incorrect about that and there's a simple ratio of rock salt:water that can relatively quickly meld discrete pebbles into a large rock roughly 12" x 8" x 6"; by all means let us know.. It would then be possible to make other colors and possibly more intricate shapes. And I'll hang a shingle in Taos, NM and make a bloody fortune selling them to all the new age hippie types. Especially since I wouldn't need to worry about also having a supply of dosimeters on hand.

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salt(water attractant) + electronics(electricity) = bad(esp. in humid climates). Even if you never plug it in I wouldn't put in on any furniture you value.

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Hope it cures headaches because if you order from Dailysteals you may end up with a migraine !

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@bolts: I think the author of that article was constipated due to all the opiates he or she was taking.

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Thanks to placebo effect a bunch of you will feel and prob even get constipated once you set up your lamp ^_^

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I have one of these, same size, paid $42 at a craft fair. This is a great price.

I know it is hard to believe, but it has really helped my chronic sinus problems. I was told to turn it on and leave it on 24/7, and it would take about 2 weeks to notice a difference. It didn't take that long, I breathe so much better, and have less congestion.

I understand being skeptical, it sounds so outlandish yet so simple, but it really does work.

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Not sure what to think of that last paragraph. "And remember, all our high quality Himalayan Salt Lamps come complete with a rosewood base, stainles steel screws, UL listed cord with On / Off toggle switch, bulb."

What does it mean when a lamp product lists screws, bulb, and power cord as features?

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@hot72chev: I can believe that.
Not due to negative ions, but due to a better, more constant RH (relative humidity).

Salts have water in their crystals and will try to maintain a certain RH (iirc, it's 75% for NaCl) -- this is how you can calibrate cigar hygrometers incidentally.

Most homes don't deal with RH properly; if you heat 80% RH, 30 degree air (from outside) to 68 degrees, it becomes ~15-20% RH and your skin (and wood furniture!) starts getting dried out and crackly.

Some people up north know this (when you get <5% RH your skin gets really upset-- that's why chapstick was created), but it applies even in Florida / GA.

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From the site description---"combats electro-smog caused by electronic devices". LOL But wait, what can I get to combat "electro-salt-smog"??? It's pretty though, in for one.

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@thormj: So the contention is that this lamp will slowly dissolve over time as it releases moisture into a dry atmosphere?

Well, do the experiment and weigh it before and after the winter (assuming it arrives before winter is over). I'll stick with my regular lamps and my humidifier, which puts 20 lbs of water into the air over the course of 2 weeks.

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@yptrumpet: I would assume they're mentioning stainless steel screws due to the concern of corrosion with steel screws, but not all stainless steel is made equal in that respect. As far as the cord and bulb, just being thorough I guess.

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Wife bought many (5?) of these years ago. One thing these appear to to is remove odors. She had a couple "Plug Ins" going & they really reeked. She had them salt lamps running & we went out for a few hours. When we returned.... no plugin smell at all! Weird eh?

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@thormj: The RH could be the answer. I no longer need my humidifier. I honestly don't know why it works, I just know it has done wonders for me.

There is a "Salt Spa" which I have been to where you pay $25 to sit in a room full of these lamps and crystals for 45 minutes. My sinuses felt wonderful after the treatment, but it was not very long lasting. Having my own lamp in my bedroom has produced permanent relief.

They also sell lamps this size (13-18 lb.) for $79.99. The website has much information on the theory behind salt therapy and history of treatment.

Check it out: http://www.williamsburgsaltspa.com/index.html

I love my salt lamp, won't give it up, ordering another for the living room!

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Be careful to keep the lamp in protected from extreme humidity. Or put a towel under it during the summer. They can melt.