Can Simply Soaking in This One Thing Help You Lose Weight?

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A British biochemist at the University of Birmingham, Rosemary Waring, conducted a study and found that the magnesium and sulfate in Epsom salts is absorbed through the skin when we soak in a tub where this mineral has been added. After a 30 minute or longer soak, the blood levels of these two minerals increases greatly. This is one way in which the body helps to remove environmental toxins, to heal the skin, and to de-stress the mind.

A lack of magnesium in the body can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, headaches, backaches, and other problems. Low levels of sulfate often cause feelings of lethargy and exhaustion. By soaking in a bath filled with Epsom salt, you can alleviate both of these issues and restore balance to the body.

This scientist believes that weight gain can occur thorough poor nutrient absorption as well as emotional overeating. When you remove toxins from the body, increase and balance its mineral levels, increase feelings of well-being, along with getting a better nights’ sleep, this can lead people to make better food choices, allowing their bodies to get more from the foods that they do eat, and stop overeating.


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Of course there are other researchers, who dismiss these ideas as nonsense, but there is plenty of research that shows that calming and relaxation effects can be a very subjective experience. It’s also fairly obvious that when you change the chemistry of the body, you change the way in which it processes nutrients.

Although not everyone is on the Epsom salt bandwagon, there is one thing that is certain. You can try this method for yourself and judge whether or not Dr. Waring’s idea holds any truth to it.

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