Health Tip #29

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Just take a bath

This is going to be a simple post.  Just take the time to have a hot bath once a week.  Soak for 15-20 minutes and relax.  A hot bath can make you sleep better, ease muscle tension and improve circulation.  Throw in some Epsom salts and essential oils to improve the therapeutic affects.

Epsom salts for magnesium

Epsom salt baths help us detox and replenish magnesium stores.  The magnesium will easily be absorbed through the skin.  Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies and many of us don’t get enough.  We need it for normal muscle function including  the heart muscle (normal cardiac activity).   Other than Epsom salt baths, the best way to get magnesium is from a dietary source, by eating fresh vegetables, particularly leafy greens, grown in healthy, mineral rich soils.  Magnesium and calcium need to be balanced 1:1 in our bodies.  Too much calcium has been associated with heart attack, stroke and sudden death.  For strong bones, magnesium, calcium, vitamin D and Vitamin K2 all have to be present.  This is why it’s best to get our calcium from food sources over supplements.  Nature has a way of keeping nutrients in balance.

Taking a hot bath is an easy way to a long list of health benefits.  So go take a hot bath!

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