Epsom Salt Baths w/Fluoridated Water

Discussion in 'Magnesium' started by ejtwofiftyfive, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. ejtwofiftyfive

    ejtwofiftyfive New Member

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    Hi everyone, looking to get some opinions on this. I read some stuff by Lita Lee that fluoride is absorbed through the skin very easily if the water is hot. Would taking an epsom salt bath in this water be a bad idea? The water at my apartment is definitely fluoridated, probably chlorinated too from the taste...

    Do the benefits of the salts outweigh any possible ill effects of the fluoride?
     
  2. Birdie

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    I think that Ray would say not to worry. Somebody asked him about bathing in fluoridated/chlorinated water and he replied that the creams people use on their skin are more damaging than the water they bathe in.
     
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    Hat tip to Sabine over at RP fans for this:




    This was the first original question to Dr. Peat, the above question was the follow up:

     
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    Yes, Charlie, that's what I was referring to. The follow up question and answer. It was soaps, not creams though. As I said before, I am fortunate that I stopped using soap all over when I read about it's bad effects when I was 16.

    I was relieved to have the fluoridated bath water put out as something not to worry over. The soap is easy to control!
     
  5. Amosya

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    So the fluoridate water is not important... what about hard water? And how is soap easy to control?
    I personaly shower every day and use shampoo -greasy scalp.. But only soap on armpits every day and once a week whole body. I use soap EVERY DAY on face.... :? Only once, before bed, after make up removal. What would be the best for face?
    What I've noticed is when I take a really hot bath of marine salt or epson salt or chloride magnesium added to the water, or a mixture of them, my back pains subside for a few hours,... so I dont't really know if it is only the heat that helps or the salts.
    Should probably try out just a hot bath with nothing added to judge.
     
  6. Birdie

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    It doesn't sound like you've had a chance to read much of what Peat says about the baths.

    He recommends 1 pound of epsom salts and one pound of baking soda in the bath. The bath isn't just to relieve pain. It is a source of magnesium and carbon dioxide. Aspirin can be added also as long as you take extra vitamin K.

    Marine salt isn't recommended. Magnesium chloride isn't either.

    An average recommendation would be 4 baths a week, but it depends on individual need.

    I can't remember if Ray says anything about soap. Wait, he does, I just can't quote him. But people seem to be using soap to spot clean. I use castile soap for shaving legs. You should start a thread about this. It's been discussed a lot on the Fans page at FB but maybe not here.
     
  7. Amosya

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    Thanks again Birdie! Just came across this post again today.
    I haven't read anything about what RP sais regarding baths, so I'm glad to know about his recomendations here!
     
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    You're welcome and I hope you feel better soon. I have FM/ME and know what it's like to be in pain. The baths are one thing that help. I think using progesterone and other supps as well as Peat's dietary advice have helped me too.

    Best wishes.
     
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