Epsom Salt Bath – Detox and Relax

January 2, 2011

We had a barfy kid last week.

It happens.

When I encounter any sick person (and some days ANY PERSON) I take an epsom salt bath.

….just in case….

…just to boost the immune system through detoxification.

….just because.

Epsom Salt is simply magnesium sulfate.

It’s cheap.  It’s painless….

Why is this simple salt so healthy?

“Americans’ magnesium levels have dropped by half in the last century due to changes in agriculture and diet.”  Read more about this here.

Sure, you can take a magnesium supplement – but it isn’t absorbed very well through your digestive tract.

It is, however, VERY well absorbed through your skin.

Among other things, here are benefits to epsom salt baths:

  • Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
  • Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
  • Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
  • Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.
  • Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
  • Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.
  • Improved oxygen use.
  • Improved absorption of nutrients.
  • Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.
  • Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.
  • Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/health-benefits-of-epsom-salt-baths.html#ixzz19w5EAgcL




    5 Responses to “Epsom Salt Bath – Detox and Relax”

    1. Andrea Fisher Says:

      I did not know this!!! Any kind of soak in the tub is worth a shot!

    2. Tracy Says:

      I think that means I would have to clean my tub. See your back to real life post re working moms! Sounds like it may be worth it though. Thx for the info.

    3. […] time around, I’m taking a lot of epsom salt baths and doing hot yoga (sweating out those […]

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