20 minutes, 1-3 times per week in a hot relaxing bath. WHY ISN'T EVERYONE DOING THIS?
Epsom salt is one of the most amazing relaxing things that anyone can do for them selves. The reasons are many but I wanted to put down my 5 top favorite things about taking them.
1. Epsom Salt Cleans out organs.
Epsom salt actually goes to work by pulling the toxins out of our organs. Like the kidneys and liver. So one top of cleaning your skin during an epsom salt bath but, you will clean the insides too. We breath in and consume so much toxins from our food, the air and even what we drink. Our organs are working hard to keep us feeling good and clean all these pollutants. So those organs deserve a good cleaning once in awhile. Once per week would great support your organ health.
2. Reduce inflammation
Inflammation is connected to all diseases. Our bodies just have too much inflammation. Why? The food we eat is a big reason. All the sugars and salts. Stress is another reason. Stress is the leading cause to inflammation. The more stressed you are, the more inflammation you have. The more inflammation you have, the higher risk on disease. So, reduce the stress and reduce the Inflammation.
Epsom salt actually reduces both at the same time. Let me explain. When we stress, our bodies magnesium levels are reduces and cortisol is raised. When the magnesium is lowered the inflammation is higher because our body has to work so much hard to funciton. Why? Because Magnesium is responsible for alot of things in the body. Good news, Epsom salt is MAGNESIUM. Crazy right? So, already taking a bath will replace the minerals you lose when you are stressed.
3. Magnesium is responsible for over 400 functions in our body
By the way, Magnesium is responsible for over 400 functions in our body such a muscle contraction, bone strength and almost all movement. It improves the connection and speed of our nerves. Magnesium is SO important. So a bath in it weekly is the least you can do for your body that works so hard to keep you in good shape. Epsom salt is so cool right?
4. Calcium and vitamin D aren't as cool as you thought
So, they are kinda important (okay, they're really important) but guess what? Neither can do its job with out magnesium. That's right, Magnesium is the key to it all. You should also know that magnesium is hard to get from food because most of us don't eat enough of the right foods to get all we need. Therefore we need to take supplements and epsom salt baths to get the most benefits our bodies. Which is why I do both.
5. So many benefits
Epsom salt has so many benefits which is one of my favorite things about it. It's like a cure all. It can help so many people if they only knew and then stuck to it. Here is a list of a few things it helps with.
Muscle cramps and spasms
Numbness and tingling
High blood pressure
So, go spend the 10 bucks at any grocery store and buy some epsom salt. You can even add some essential oils to make it even better. I'll talk about oils in a future Blog.