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Re-Boot with Epsom Salts!

epsom-salt-baths-1{By Nicole Mark; Bio at bottom of post}

I often surprise my clients when I recommend they take a hot bath with Epsom salts to refresh their mind, body and spirit. It may sound crazy, but that $4 carton of salts you have stored in your cupboard may be just the ticket for a quick and inexpensive pick-me-up in times of trouble!

Epsom salts are a pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, both of which are more easily absorbed through the skin than the stomach. Our magnesium levels have dropped significantly in the last century due to farming practices that have depleted magnesium from the soil and due to diets high in fat, sugar, salt, and protein… all of which cause magnesium insufficiency.

Replenishing your magnesium and sulfate levels can improve heart and circulatory health, improve use of insulin, reduce toxins (from medications and the environment), flush heavy metals, improve nerve function by electrolyte regulation, restore calcium levels, increase serotonin (lifts the mood and reduces stress), reduce inflammation and pain, improve absorption of nutrients, improve formation of  brain tissue, and reduce migraine headaches.

So the next time you are feeling tired, toxic, depressed, achy, stressed or sick, simply dissolve 2-6 cups, depending on the severity of your symptoms, of Epsom salts in a hot bath. Soak for as long as you can tolerate it, re-warming the bath often and rehydrating the body as needed. After your soak you will likely enjoy a fresh perspective, a rejuvenated body, and a deeper connection to the spirit.

Authored By Nicole Mark, Color-Puncturist
916-801-8211 • Color-Puncture is a revolutionary healing modality that uses crystal, light and color to quickly and effectively heal the physical and energetic bodies. Whether treating a common cold, softening a rigid mind-set, or raising your consciousness to a higher level, you will love Color-Puncture! Mention WellBEing and your 1st session is just $35 (new clients only). 

“Happy Pills” for New Moms: Placenta Encapsulation

Post by Tamara Morales, The Placenta Mom:

Happy_Pills_resized“Placenta is a valuable tool for women recovering from pregnancy and childbirth and many mothers worldwide benefit from the placenta’s healing properties. Thankfully, despite our western culture viewing the placenta merely as a by-product of birth, more and more women in our area are embracing the time-tested wisdom of placental remedies, and are rediscovering how these remedies can transform their postpartum experience.

Moms of all walks of life enjoy the benefits their placenta capsules have to offer them during their transition into motherhood and for the last three years I have been honored to help these moms during this amazing time of their lives as a local Placenta Encapsulation Specialist.

The placenta contains a rich array of the mother’s own hormones that assist with milk production, bonding, and recovery; boosts energy levels and immune function; and reduces inflammation, postpartum bleeding, and stress. It also contains high levels of iron, protein, nutrients, and minerals to help the mother recover and rebuild following her pregnancy and childbirth.

Mothers who take placenta capsules report earlier and enhanced breastmilk production, less postpartum bleeding, more energy, and a faster, more pleasant postpartum recovery. Placenta capsules can also reduce the incidence and severity of postpartum depression, and help new mothers to cope with stressful life transitions. Most  people think placenta capsules only has to do with PPD, but as the above list of benefits shows it really involves so much more and really comes down to balance and general well being for the new mother. 

My PlacentaMom clients call their placenta capsules their “happy pills” and say they would never give birth without doing this for their postpartum period.

Is your placenta in your birth plan?

For more information on how to have more balanced postpartum with placenta encapsulation, please visit www.PlacentaMom.com

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Feed Your Skin Health Food

I have found a bodycare product that I love: Brown Bag Botanicals Body Butter. It’s pure and made of simply: blended cocoa and shea butters.

Christine Trice, President and Founder of Brown Bag Botanicals quoted the following on her site about their thoughts on skin care and it’s role in overall health:

“On the road to wellness & prevention, maintaining the vitality of our skin will in return keep us healthier. Our skin is our largest organ, our largest protective barrier. It is responsible for protecting our body from the harsh elements. Nourishing our outer layer with essential nutrients ensures that our skin is doing what it’s supposed to do. As such, we must be conscious of what we feed our skin just as we are conscious of what we eat. At Brown Bag Botanicals we believe that taking care of our skin is an important step in caring for your whole self. This is why we use raw ingredients of superior quality, in their most therapeutic state, without the use of toxic mineral oil, alcohol, fragrance oils,lanolin or other irritating fillers. You will find only the finest pure essential oils, herbs and exotic botanicals in all our products, and we take special care to accommodate those with skin conditions and sensitivities. Our butters offer you a truly natural solution to skin health, allowing you to express your radiance and to be well.”

In addition to the body butter, Brown Bag Botanicals also offers complementing Body Scrubs and certified organic & vegan Shea Lip Repair…

A treat for yourself, good for your body & health, and made in such a concentrated way that a little goes a long way, so will last you a long time!

Check out their website: www.brownbagbotanicals.com 

The Importance of Natural Skin Care

Written by Gina Cornacchioli

Paying careful attention to product ingredient labels is important, but it can be confusing at times. It’s important that ingredients in skin care and cosmetics are non-toxic, free from parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, artificial scents, and gluten. All these ingredients can cause inflammation and clogged pores.

The products you put on your skin are equally as important as the types of food you eat. In order to keep the skin healthy and maintain lasting results, use quality ingredients that are rich in antioxidants, extracts from plants, and use aquatic based preservatives. Healthy ingredients will help to promote your skins own healing process, build up the tissue, and give you the lasting results that you need without causing injury, and keeping your skin beautiful.

There are ingredients in your cupboard that are beneficial to your health and healing to your skin, such as Green tea which is anti-inflammatory and has polyphenols that fight against the oxidation of the skin cells. Honey, when applied topically, helps heal irritations and hydrates the skin. Ground almonds, used as a base, can make homemade exfoliants. These are just a few of many examples.

Gina is a licensed esthetician and the creator of Sage Skin Studio, 2616 J Street in Sacramento. www.sageskinstudio.net • (916) 899-1407 Gina offers all WellBeing readers a 1/2 hour natural skin care facial for just $25.