Healing Food Allergies and Chronic Illnesses: Baby Step # 2 |Detox Baths|
This week’s Baby Step is Detoxification Baths.
Bathing in healing compounds is a very ancient form of natural medicine. Sulfur and mineral rich springs are a common source for healing centers and are still popular today. We will recreate those healing powers at home.
If you are not a bath person or don’t have access to one, you can do foot soaks and add a foot bath to your shower with good results.
Detox baths are a very easy and non-invasive way to reduce toxins in your body and help you to feel better almost immediately. They are one of the most important tools you will use through this healing process.
Any form of chronic illness, allergies included, is a sign of a sluggish and overloaded liver. Detox baths help to draw toxins out of your body through you skin and lessen the load on your elimination system. They also make you feel wonderful.
Detox baths can reduce or eliminate
- skin irritations – including acne, boils, and rashes
- whiny children!
- lymphatic congestion
- sleep disorders
- yeast infections (surprised?)
- joint pain and inflammation
- water retention
- improve mood
- and many more
Is there science behind this?
Yes but this is one of those things where actions speak louder than words. Start the baths, see how you feel, and then decide if you need studies or a lengthy fact sheet to tell you it’s good for you!
Tomorrow’s post ‘Detox Baths: Recipes to Calm the Inner Beast and Whiny Children’ will give you the method and recipes. Read it here.
If you already take detox baths, what benefits have you noticed?
Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.
When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.