Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Soaking Up on Some Knowledge

When my Mother got a teaching job when I was little, she'd have me stay with my Grandmother until she came home from work. My Grandmother and I used to have so much fun cooking, making noodles with her noodle maker, cleaning, and just plain talking.

She has always been a great influence in my life and I discuss her and some of her recipes in my book The Fibro Hand in better detail. But one of the things she taught me was how to use Epsom Salt to my advantage.

If I had a sprain or strained muscle from gym class or exercise, she'd tell me to soak in Epsom Salt. She'd also use it very often for her feet. She suffered from polio when she was two years old and has post-polio as an adult now. Soaking helps her with inflammation.  I remembered this wonderful bit of information while with a gal at a social networking site.

One of the members had a question about Epsom Salt helping Chronic Fatigue sufferers. I'd never heard of it helping, but being the type of person I am, I started to surf the net to find out.

The beautiful thing about searching the net is that you can come across a lot of cool info in the process and when I do, I love to pass it on to you, my readers. Well, upon my search, I found a site called Epsom Salt Industry Council. And as you can imagine, they really like the stuff.

What I found was surprising, Epsom Salt's two main components, Magnesium and Sulfate, work wonders in your garden, beauty regimen, and also your health.

The benefits that magnesium have for your health are:
  • It can help relieve stress
  • Improve your sleep
  • Improve your concentration
  • Help your nerves and muscles function properly
  • Aid in preventing the hardening of arteries and blood clots
  • Makes insulin perform better in the body
  • Elevates swelling from joints to reduce pain and muscle cramps
  • Improves the use of oxygen

The benefits of sulfates are:
  • They flush toxins
  • Improve your nutrients absorption
  • Eases the pain of migranes
  • Helps in forming joint proteins,brain tissue, and mucin proteins.

When reading this, I said hot digity to myself because it sounds like a great thing for people that suffer from Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia! I'm so glad I decided to soak up some knowledge so I can feel more fabulous. Move over Victoria's Secret there's a new relaxation tecnique in town lol!

Hope you all can give this a try and let me know what you think by keeping the comments coming. Remember, I'll be giving away 4 autographed books and you can check the prior blogs for more details on that.

Love and friendship,

Kimberley

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