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How Epsom Salt Bath Benefits ADD/ADHD

How Epsom Salt Bath Benefits ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD are usually deficient in their B vitamins and minerals. One quick and easy remedy for magnesium deficiency is an Epsom Salt Bath. The National Academy of Sciences estimates the average male gets 80% of the magnesium required for good health while females get only  70%. And in the last century magnesium levels have dropped more than 50%. This is due to intensive farming that depletes magnesium from the soil. Diets that contain small amounts of magnesium but are rich in fat, salt, sugar, and protein accelerating the depletion of magnesium from our bodies. Calcium also drains magnesium from the body to help with absorption.

So what’s a cheap and quick remedy? Next time you take a bath add 2 cups of Epsom salt and do this three times a week soaking at least 12 minutes each time. 

Epsom Salt Bath may:

  1. Ease stress
  2. Improve sleep
  3. Improve concentration
  4. Regulate activity of 325+ enzymes
  5. Prevent artery hardening & blood clots
  6. Improve oxygen
  7. Reduce Inflammation & muscle cramps
  8. Make insulin more effective


Enthusiastically yours,

Shirley Highers

 When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.


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YES YES YES to sleep in helping to improve concentration

Comment by Constantine

Thanks for the great information shirley! I will get and keep epsom salt in our household for the benefit of the entire family. I was told by the naturopath to takre magnesium prior to menstration to releive pms. I am also having another health issue which increasing vitamin b will releive. It is awesome to know it will help my son maintain a healthy balance and offer relief of his challenging symptoms!
Many thanks,

Comment by jennifer buss

Dear Shirley
I’m so excited to have come across your blog. A friend forwarded it to me. I just read your post about Rhodiola. I’ve started using it for my son end of last year and experienced the same. The school still forced me to give him Ritalin. The Rhodiola started working in the 4th week of starting on it. During that week they thought he was taking Ritalin and he was not. He was only taking his usual supplements and Rhodiola, but it was starting to be effective. I am very worried to read that the effectiveness will wear off … but I was hopeful to read that Charlie does not have focus problems any longer. How did you manage that and how many years or months did it take?

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