What is Epsom salt
Magnesium Sulfate has long been used as a natural homemade remedy to promote healing through relaxation and drawing out impurities. Epsom salts are used for numerous ailments internally and externally for illnesses, over exertion, sprains, general aches and pains, boils, constipation, migraines, sweat baths, sits baths, detoxification, sore feet, ingrown toe nails, fungus, migraines, behavioral problems, insomnia and other health conditions.
How Magnesium Sulfate Works
Magnesium sulfates are common minerals. Magnesium is very relaxing to the body and a deficiency in magnesium levels contribute to problems in sleeping, behavior, aches and a general run down feeling. The other component to Epsom salt is Sulfate, commonly deficient in children who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.
Epsom salt is widely recognized as one of the safest laxatives available with FDA approval as it works by increasing the water content in the intestines and bowels which encourages the bowel movement. However, this is not a permanent treatment.
Why People like Epsom salts
• natural minerals
• used for years (safe and effective)
• no profuse cramping (like most other laxatives)
• fast results
• proper bath solutions may bring relief for the young and those unable to take it internally
• many other safe uses for home-made-health
Most constipation is caused from eating habits, medication and lifestyle so may be reversed in time. Educate yourself on optimal digestion and eating practices along with optimal nutrition. Examples include but are not limited to increasing water and fruit, decreasing processed foods and not going to bed on a full stomach.
Internal Method for Laxative Effect
Before trying anything new one should always read all product label thoroughly: check ingredients to ensure there are no additive, directions, warnings and contraindications.
• Add 2 Tablespoons Epsom salts to 8 ounces of filtered room temperature water then stir.
• Let sit for a minute to ensure salts completely dissolve.
• Add 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (detoxifier) to buffer taste without compromising effectiveness.
• Stir. Drink all of the liquid down quickly.
• Do not eat or drink until you have produced a bowel movement.
Most adults will have desires results with two hours if taken on an empty stomach. If there are no results after four to six hours, increase the dosage adhering to the labels direction. Do not use Epsom salt internally more than twice in a 24-hour period.
This is for informational purposes only. This is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Consult your doctor if you wish to use Epsom salt, especially if you are pregnant, taking medications, have heart and/or diabetic conditions or renal impairment. Any laxative used excessively will lead to dependence, digestive problems and damage to the intestinal lining.
For optimal digestion, proper eating practices and optimal nutrition for your specific body type and individual needs, please email Stephanie Harper NC, MH, HHP for a consult by visiting https://sites.google.com/site/holisticapproaches/ or connect on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Holistic-Approaches/231177590236966 Homemade health has universal aspects but each individual is special and has unique needs. Optimum Wellness is more than the absence of dis-ease and one's journey is never a linear path.