What’s the most comfortable way to detox? I’ll tell you in a minute, but the same relaxing protocol also helps correct a mineral deficiency that more than half of all Americans have…and that mineral is essential for more than 325 enzyme reactions in your body!
Epsom salts, magnesium sulfate, besides being a great way to detox are also good for plants and have been used for centuries. You can find Epsom salts in your pharmacy and also at garden stores!
The detoxification is due to both magnesium and sulfur improving detoxification in the liver. The liver uses sulfur to neutralize toxins. The fat-soluble toxins stored in the liver are made water soluble so they can be eliminated in the urine. When liver detoxification is hampered you may experience nausea, headaches, migraines, chronic fatigue, infections, chemical sensitivities or bloating.
Even More Important
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body. It is vital in minimizing damage from environmental chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins. And it plays roles in preventing migraine headaches, cardiovascular disease (including high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes), sudden cardiac death, and even reduces death from all causes.
More than 325 enzymes in our bodies require magnesium to properly function. Magnesium stimulates nerve and muscle function, helps control inflammation and improves oxygenation and blood flow through your body. Deficiencies in magnesium can cause significant damage to nerves which manifest in symptoms associated with depression.
A 2009 research study found that more than half of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Fortunately, you can get magnesium from eating dark green leafy vegetables and from soaking in Epsom salt baths, which can help reduce anxiety and irritability and improve sleep patterns. The sulfates (sulfur compounds) in Epsom salts are essential for the optimal health of joints, skin, and nervous tissue.
By the way, taking Epsom salts orally provides a laxative effect and the stimulation of movement in the gut and colon further promotes detoxification processes.
Epsom Salt Baths Reduce Inflammation
Epsom salts have been shown to improve many conditions associated with inflammation. Daily Epsom salt baths can treat gout, athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, bruises, sprains, and relax sore muscles. Individuals struggling with a chronic illness can also find pain relief from Epsom salt baths. This is due to the natural ability of the salts to pull out harmful toxins, improving both mineral and sulfur balance in the body.
However, you should not take Epsom salt baths if you are pregnant, have exposed cuts or burns on your skin, or are severely dehydrated. People who suffer from cardiovascular disease should first consult your doctor to see if it is safe to begin an Epsom salt bath regimen.
How to Take Epsom Salt Baths
Plan to soak for 40 minutes. Use 1/2 cup for each 50 pounds of body weight. Don’t use soap in this bath. Add fresh ginger root for fun. After your bath you’ll sleep like a baby. So, plan on taking your bath at night.