Finally, after our 33 weeks of pregnancy appointment and running some errands we went to walmart branch in Jackson and bought a 6 lb. bag of Epsom Salt Soaking Solutions. One of the many things I am so thankful about to God is my husband's dramatic changes in taking care of his body and his desire to live what we are promoting in our herblend site, experiencing the goodness of nature, and the tastes of life. He is becoming more accountable and more matured in valuing his own well-being in a holistic approach including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The changes in his perspective in taking care of his own health didn't happened for a night only, it was not drastic. Prayers and learning from the consequences of his actions made him more determined to choose a healthy lifestyle. His own health issues brought him this far. After all we only have one-irreplaceable body to nourish and to take care of not for own sense gratification but to bring glory to God. As the Bible says,
What is Epsom Salt?
In the researched I made about epsom salt, it was after the name of a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England. It is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. A natural and economical source of numerous health benefits from health to beauty down to garden and even used for making crafts.
For now, we are on our first step in knowing the benefits of these natural compound in the field of health and beautification.
What Epsom Salt does to your body? Its Benefits?
Every organ in the body -- especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys -- needs the mineral magnesium. It also contributes to the makeup of teeth and bones. Most important, it activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate calcium levels, as well as copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body. (Source: University of Maryland Medical Center).
Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins says epsom salt council.
Epsom salt also may be used to perform a liver detox, advises Bruce Fife, author of "The Detox Book." But careful measure needs to be consider before ingesting it.
These two minerals are readily absorbed by the skin once added into a warm bath. In what I observed, since fast foods are one of the most patronized, common and easy-to-avail food sources of the American diet, and not much of whole grains and leafy green vegetables, which are rich in magnesium, most probably their daily intake of magnesium is low.
In our case, my husband and I use it as an alternative and natural way for detoxification. Its more practical, money wise no need to visit a spa place just to experience the same effect Epsom Salt Soaking Solution can give at home plus it added a bliss of romance in our relationship. I am a proud wife to my husband. He personally prepared my tub of water, all I need to do is to soak myself into it...isn't it sweet? He doesn't just care for his own well being but he also models it towards me.