Taking care of our health unfortunately does not mean that we become immune to everything. That is what happened with me when I discovered that I had a toenail fungus for the first time in my life! Of course I got upset thinking that I might need to take medication, but also because I was writing my book Back to Natural. I just thought: how can I give advice if now I have a health problem? Well, I guess it was my perfectionism showing up again…Thinking a bit better I came to realize that I am not made of steel, but of flesh and blood with all the vulnerabilities associated with that.
The good thing is that now I can share what worked with me to eliminate the toenail fungus. In my last post I told you how I overcame two toenail fungus with kefir. Now I am going to tell you what I did to get rid of the third and most difficult one.
First time I heard about Epsom salts, or magnesium sulfate, was in an article written by Dr. Christiane Northrup. I learned that Epsom salts are a great help to increase the absorption of magnesium. Time passed by and it was only when I was trying to find a solution to my toenail fungus that I decided to give them a try, However, you can´t imagine how hard it was to find them here in Portugal!
Finally I bought my first package. Each day, after my shower, I placed my feet inside a basin filled with hot water and a handful of Epsom salts. I left them there for twenty minutes. After around three months the fungus was gone! Ok, it took some time to disappear, but that is what normally happens with a fungus. And I didn´t have to take any medication!
Besides this I have noticed the following benefits:
- More relaxed after taking my foot bath
- Better night´s sleep
- Stronger nails (which were always very soft, by the way)
And these are just the apparent benefits!
One more thing: magnesium deficiency seems to be more common than we think. Actually we are more used to hearing about calcium deficiency, but we should not undervalue magnesium´s role. Did you know that magnesium is as important as calcium and vitamin D for building healthy bones? You can learn more about magnesium by reading this interesting article written by Dr. Christiane Northrup.
What about you? Have you ever used Epsom salts? Please share your experience!