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Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths: A Powerful (and Cheap!) Detoxifier

Epsom salts have been used to treat a variety of health ailments by numerous cultures for centuries. Epsom salt baths have astounding health benefits and are an excellent way to de­stress and detoxify the whole body. However, these salts are not just beneficial for healing the human body. ­They are are useful as household cleaners and can even nourish the garden. You can find bulk Epsom salts at gardening stores almost everywhere, making them a real health bargain. Continue reading Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths: A Powerful (and Cheap!) Detoxifier

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The Importance of Magnesium

There is a large body of evidence suggesting that less than one in three adults consume enough or consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium. And nearly one in five adults get only half of the magnesium they need daily to remain healthy.

A typical Westernised diet, which is rich in fat, sugar, salt and protein, not only is magnesium deficient but actually increases the need for magnesium in the body (King et al 2005). It is not uncommon to find adults and children who state, “I don’t eat things that are green.”

People take magnesium to prevent or treat magnesium deficiency.  Magnesium deficiency is not uncommon in the US, particularly among African Americans and the elderly. Continue reading The Importance of Magnesium