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Sensory Kids and Epsom Salts

Posted Aug 17 2010 12:00am

I just read an interesting article here on the benefits of epsom salts.  So that you don’t have to read the whole article, here are a couple of main points, and I quote:

  • “Most of us are low in magnesium. It should occur in the body at a 1:2 ratio with calcium.  Calcium needs magnesium in order to do it’s work.
  • Magnesium is not easily absorbed in the digestive tract.
  • Magnesium and sulfate are both easily absorbed through the skin.
  • Sulfates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract.
  • Researchers and physicians suggest health benefits from prpoper magnesium and sulfate levels as listed on the web site of the Epsom Salt Industry Council:  [Epsom salts (hydrated magnesium sulfate)]

The author of the article continues on to say:

“All this from a bath? Hurray! While there are many different brands of Epsom salt, they are all the same product chemically, and can be found at most drug stores. Add two cups of Epsom salt and soak for at least 12 minutes. Do this three times weekly.

If you are pregnant or have any health concerns, please check with your doctor before using Epsom salts.”

I am going to start trying this tonight with Little Miss Sensory and see if it helps her with anything.  I’ll keep you posted.

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