Instagram Messenger Exchange
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Approximately 7:20 p.m. PST
I thought my readers would like to see this exchange. I have been doing a lot of polite arguing with people today about the concern for unsafe levels of Lead and salt. I may have just snapped a little bit when I got this message (this girl obviously has no idea about my history with the company.) Full screenshots of the conversation are below.
Julie from Redmond Real Salt Wrote:
Your Instagram is an awesome and I appreciate the good you are doing to help everyone navigate through their health journey. Wanted to also ask about your recent story you shared on lead in salt . Did you have all the different kinds of salt independently tested ? Curious what lab was used …… we love to nerd out on salt and all that salt is and it sounds like you have a passion for getting all the details too. I would love to share with you some REAL data on our REAL SALT! We care a lot about providing the best products and we are always sure to do testing and COA of all our products. Can I please email you our analysis ? Here’s my email if you have anymore questions!
I’ve met the owner of your company. I don’t like him. We don’t get along. He has a history of misleading customers with your product packaging and language when it comes to Lead. When he gets his shit together and starts treating this like it is a real serious problem and stops being so dismissive – we could maybe chat. In the meantime I would encourage everyone in your company to watch my film (all 92 minutes, to the end) and then seriously rethink the language you are using when it comes to sharing about the Lead content of your products and / or your publicly dismissive language about the significance of Prop 65 language. Here’s the link to my film: https://tamararubin.com/2021/01/my-film-passed-300000-views-on-youtube-today-heres-the-link-to-watch-it-if-you-have-not-yet/
You can email your analysis if you like: firstname.lastname@example.org – I will look at it.
I heard that there is a lawyer in California considering filing a lawsuit against Redmond over this (specifically prop 65 labeling history and language dismissing the importance of prop 65 in public statements). I am not sure where it stands – but I really suggest you all do better to address this. The world is watching. They want you to do the right thing.
Mostly over earthpaste
I always tell my readers that you all are one of the worst companies out there when it comes to blatant greenwashing
Lots to go through here …read and watch. Give me a min to do that ! And we can for sure be in touch .
For those new to the history – it is mostly around Earthpaste
- Click here to read all of my posts related to Earthpaste
- Click here to read all of my posts related to Salt
- Click here to watch my film!
As always, thank you for reading and sharing my posts. Thank you for being here. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them.
Did you get in touch with Dr. Axe and what was his reply?
No – Can you tell me more? How is this relevant? Is he connected to Redmond Real Salt?
Keep up the hard work!
Sabrina Allarie says
this has been the only salt that we use thinking it is super high quality! There is lead in it?!
Hi Tamara! What are your thoughts regarding some lead not being bioavailable in certain foods, salt, etc? Would appreciate hearing what you know about this because I find it to be confusing. As always, thank you for all that you’re doing to educate the public!
Hi Sarah; in case you are anyone else was still wondering about lead bioavailability the answer can be found in this post: https://tamararubin.com/2017/03/toothpaste-conversation/
The post ironically concerns lead in Redmond’s Earthpaste, however in the last paragraph Tamara states:
“All lead in all of its forms is bioavailable to some degree. Said another way, each type of lead has some percentage that is bioavailable. There is no form of lead that is 100% not bioavailable.”
If you know any people making these claims that link to actual studies, or you have any documents yourself please share them. Perhaps there is new information since Tamara wrote the Earthpaste posts; not that I would ever trust Redmond!
Did she ever email the analysis? We would love to see it. Evidence from legitimate scientific studies is everything. It’s one thing to make statements sharing opinions, but without backup citing reliable sources, statements and opinions are meaningless.
She did not! Never heard back from them (they just posted lots of greenwashing stuff on their website in response!) 🙂
What is the best salt?
I’d like to know this, as well. We have bought and consumed many products from this company. I had seen the warning on the packages(even on other items-electronics), but I didn’t realize the significance of this warning that is on products until reading on this website what has been researched/tested/shared.
Kt Polansky says
Hi Tamara! I’m really big into this salt investigation right now and Redmond specifically. What was the end of this debate? Did they ever respond, or send the analysis? Westin a price brought the “salt king” for an interview and talked all about his salt. Which confuses me bc Westin a price foundation is like, the holy grail for nutrition. Would love to chat with you about this, thank you so much!