So, when I first started this journey, I had “Epsom salt baths” in the category of “take it or leave it.” Now that I’ve read this article on Magnesium Deficiency, I’m going to move it up to one of our top essentials! As you know, I’m no scientist, and I have no idea why I felt like we should be doing Epsom Salt baths, except that I’d read they help to detox. I also have clay in my cabinet, I could have used that, but I reached for the salt. Thank God for leading me in my blindness to what worked, even when I had no idea what I was doing!!! (Which is pretty much all the time.) Please read this article on Tics, Strep, Allegies, and Magnesium Deficiency for more information from someone who knows her stuff, and why it’s important. Quote from a bit of her article below. But read the whole thing. Really. “Another source of magnesium is Epsom salt, which is magnesium sulfate. It is inexpensive and can be put into the bath water. Soaking in an Epsom salt bath allows magnesium to be absorbed through the skin. It will not be as beneficial as an injection, but it might help with relaxation. Magnesium is such an important mineral. It is needed in over 350 biochemical pathways. In my practice, injectable magnesium has helped reduce symptoms of asthma, migraines, depression, anxiety, insomnia, reflux, blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, menstrual cramps, any muscle cramps, stuttering, focus and concentration. It is also considered a useful intervention to reduce the risk of heart attack. Many who have been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome also receive other psychiatric diagnoses, such as ADHD, depression, or anxiety. Injectable magnesium may help improve those types of symptoms as well for some people. The mechanism of action for the positive effect of magnesium on the symptoms of Tourette’s is presumably from its ability to relax muscles.” ——————————————
Another great source of magnesium? Our Dulce de Deodorant. Magnesium is one of the top ingredients, and one of the reasons it works so well. For extra benefit, rub it into the soles of your feet before bed. Smell great and feel great.