Incorporating Magnesium into our Bodies!

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Our Bodies are starving for magnesium, and an easy way of incorporating it into our bodies is by simply soaking in a relaxing bath with magnesium-rich Epsom salt. Magnesium is a very important element.

Magnesium is the second-most abundant element in human cells. It is an important positively charged ion in the body.
Magnesium helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions.
Function such as muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and eliminating harmful toxins out of our bodies.

Science states that most of us are magnesium deficient. That would account for the high rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, chronic fatigue and a number of other ailments.

Our magnesium levels have dropped by half in the last century due to changes in agriculture and diet. Industrial farming has depleted magnesium from soil and the typical Standard American diet (SAD) contains much less magnesium than ever before!. The truth is the Standard American diet (SAD) with its fat, sugar, salt and protein actually works to speed up the depletion of magnesium from our bodies.

Many think that by taking calcium supplements we are fulfilling that calcium/magnesium quota. But studies show that taking a calcium supplement without enough magnesium can increase the shortage of both nutrients.
Many have five times as much calcium as magnesium in our bodies, although the proper ratio for optimum absorption of both minerals is two to one.

Magnesium is not easily absorbed through the digestive tract. It is affected by certain foods or drugs, some medical conditions, and the chemistry of a person’s stomach acid can attribute to inefficient magnesium absorption.

So what is the best way to get magnesium into our bodies? Believe it or not Epsom Salts. (Hydrated Magnesium Sulfate) It is very rich in both magnesium and sulfate.
Scientific studies reveal that soaking in Epsom Salt is the best way for our bodies to absorb magnesium and to raise our magnesium levels!

Sulfate plays an important role in the formation of brain tissues, joint proteins
and the proteins that line the wall of your digestive tract.
Sulfate stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are thought to help detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants

Here are a few of the benefits you will receive while soaking in an Epsom Bath......

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved oxygen use.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved absorption of nutrients.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.

*¨¨* Add to the Epsom salts 15 to 24 drops of your favorite Essential Oils

Recipe for a Relaxing and Calming Bath:

* 2 drops Lavender
* 2 drops Bergamot
* 2 drops Cedarwood

Recipe to relieve Nervousness:

* 6 drops Geranium
* 4 drops Basil

Recipe for Insomnia:

* 4 drops Chamomile
* 2 drops Lavender
* 2 drops Neroli
* 2 drops Marjoram

Recipe for an Energizing Bath:

* 3 drops Rosemary
* 2 drops Lemon
* 2 drops Frankincense

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

Now that you are feeling complete your energy levels will soar!

Have an energenic blessed day!

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Lightening the Load!

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The last week or two I've decided to unload myself of things I've been saving.
Saving for what? I don't know, a rainy day?
The clutter is driving me nuts!

It's amazing how much lighter you feel as you start to unload the old junk!
I've taken a truckload of clothes shoes books and other stuff down to a woman's shelter. It felt good to give to woman who really could use these items as they struggle to get back on their feet and pull their lives back together! I think it would be a nice project to gather items once a year (or more)and donate them to the woman's shelter. Something I can do with my friends that will benefit others. It always feels good when we give to others.

I am even on my way out the door to reorganize my pond area. It's the place I meditate. The sound of the falling water is so relaxing to me. It's so peaceful and it's my space! When I leave the pond area, I feel refreshed and untangled!
Everyone should think of a "space" to get away. It can even be right around your family.
You just need a place to rejuvenate yourself! Add some meditation and soft peaceful music and your doing your self a healthy favor.

Another thing I've incorporated into my life is a massage table. I purchased a massage table and I share massage with my husband. It doesn't have to be the best but it is very relaxing! Add a bit of Essential oils to that massage and it takes you away.

OK I'm going back to my clean up! It's great starting my mornings with my green smoothie, exercise and no clutter! I feel free

Today's Green Smoothie
1 head of Organic Romaine Lettuce

A large handful of Organic Spinach

4 stalks of organic celery sticks

2 organic apples

1/2 banana

Place all items down the hopper of the Champion Juicer

except the banana

Mix the juice and banana in your blender

You can add wheatgrass or barley green if you choose

Its very tasty and full of live enzymes!