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May you find yourself asking questions and seeking the answers through prayer, asking ELOHIM for ONLY the Truth, and Biblical study/research! ELOHIM is the Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is our ABBA [FATHER] in Heaven, HIS SON [YAHSHUA/JESUS/JOSHUA], and HIS [SET-APART] HOLY SPIRIT/RUACH HA’KODESH.

It is important to go to our ABBA in Heaven for everything through HIS SON, the MESSIAH [CHRIST] and only INTERCESSOR, and not go by our own understanding [Mattityahu/Matthew 6:9, 1 Yochanan /1 John 2:1, Mishlei/Proverbs 3:5-7]. I have been seeking ELOHIM’S FACE [wanting HIM and to know how HE is doing] and am going back to the roots of Scripture to gain a deeper understanding from the original languages and root words. Jeffery Benner who created the Ancient Hebrew Research Center looks into parent roots of words, the original root of where a word comes from. I have used this and found it to be enlightening, getting into a deeper understanding of a word and a truer one too. I also have been researching by looking at every Scripture a word is in to make sure a theory bears out. Everything in Scripture, both Old and New Testament, need to fit together. It is a puzzle that reveals hidden things. If it does not work, that indicates a problem of either a translation/transliteration error or could even mean that something does not belong. More about that later.

In order to walk the MESSIAH’S WAY:
1. Learn how to obey [if you love ME you will obey/keep MY commands] and follow our SHEPHERD and prepare for our coming KING how HE would love!
2. Go by HIS ABBA’S/FATHER’S Will and not your own!
3. Learn how to be taught and comforted by the HOLY SPIRIT!

Having given my life to our FATHER in Heaven to do YAHSHUA’S work, I hope to be going wherever my SHEPHERD wants me to follow HIM and doing whatever our FATHER in Heaven lines up for me and prepares through the HOLY SPIRIT! [John/Yochanan 10:11 and Tehillim/Psalm 23].

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Isaiah 24: Science Research and The Time of The End

Isaiah/YESHA’YAHU 24 – [Please look up the whole passage and read it]
See, the Lord [YHWH] is going to lay waste the earth
    and devastate it;
he will ruin its face
    and scatter its inhabitants—

The earth is defiled by its people;
    they have disobeyed the laws,
violated the statutes
    and broken the everlasting covenant.

Therefore a curse consumes the earth;
    its people must bear their guilt.

 

GOD/ELOHIM is very busy during the time of the end. The earth is changing and the changes are occuring faster, speeding up men’s predictions. The western ice shelf is disappearing in the Antarctic which is putting all the weight on the eastern side and the Arctic ice is disappearing. The North magnetic pole is moving East towards the deepest freshwater lake in the world in Siberia which is home to a dragon god and many unusual happenings. Is this where the dragon, serpent, lizard god of the world satan resides?

 

Water levels are rising and islands are disappearing [I have to laugh, because 5 of the Solomon Islands have disappeared and one of them is named Kale so we are losing wisdom and have lost high nutrition!]. Magnetic poles are moving affecting migration patterns of creatures using magnetism for migration. The Earth’s wobble and rotation speed is changing which is also affecting length of day and gravity. Many volcanoes are becoming active. The molten iron in the Earth’s outer core generates electric currents that control the electromagnetic field around the planet. This is the Earth’s shield that protects us from solar radiation. This field is strengthening and weakening in different places around the globe. We are deep in the time of the end.

 

My personal opinion is we might have up to 30 years left. This is based on Abraham’s birth and modern Israel’s birth being the same year [1947-1948 Jewish calendar] and the possibility of Isaac’s birth and the Messiah’s return, both the long awaited GOD promised son/SON, being 100 years later. http://glclifestyling.com/2013/12/the-return-of-the-true-king-and-his-priceless-gift-of-270-days/

 

Keep watching as we are called to do. Put your life in our FATHER in Heaven’s HANDS and if HE wants you to move I would do it especially if you are likely to be hurt by rising waters and other occurences during the time of the end. Ask for HIS Will and the help you need to do it.

Please consider helping me to continue and increase the work I do by a financial contribution. I would also ask to please consider a regular or semi regular donation. If 30 people would contribute at least $20 a month it would take care of my food/phone/transportation daily. I want to continue to devote my full time to GOD’S/ELOHIM’S work. I live very simply. I do prayer work and research and write on many topics concerning GOD/ELOHIM and us. I share information on HIS Word, nutrition, and spiritual and physical roots to health conditions. I show how to recognize truth from deception during these end days and try to do what I can to help. My blog has a Paypal donate button and is at glclifestyling.com   Thank you in advance for the support and please tell others about me too! May we all be blessed how we need to do the work we should do for the Kingdom!

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Nehemia Gordon on the Hebrew Matthew, rabbi, and the Birkat HaMinim

The man who is speaking in the link below in the Jerusalem Channel piece is a Karaite Jew, Nehemia Gordon. While he does not believe in YAHSHUA as the Messiah, it looks like he respects HIM as a teacher. He has partnered with Messianics/Christians to help them to understand more about the Old Testament and Hebrew way of the New Testament and seems to be quite the scholar vs being prideful and offended. Reminds me of the Orthodox rabbis who signed the statement last year saying they believe YESHua is doing the FATHER’S Will by bringing the Gentiles into the fold. Interesting blog piece on him below, very worth reading. It also looks like there is information that he does try to get people to convert to Karaite ways, even though he says he does not. I believe any Messianics/Christians he associates with are praying for him to convert as well. As long as there is no offense, may we all learn the truth and let the chaff and weeds fall to the way side because there are many puzzle pieces to the Bible and layers to it. Nehemiah even says below that when the Messiah comes as King that his name may be Yeshua. I hope and pray for as many as possible to know the TRUE MESSIAH and be saved and not fall to a false one, AMEN!

The link below also contains additional information on other topics then the Gospel of Matthew, specifically on the meaning of the word “rabbi” and why YAHSHUA said what he did about calling no one “rabbi”. It is quite interesting and I try not to use that word or “father” too for earthly men. I also have studies on my blog about the Hebrew Matthew and recently finished posting the last of one study, second link below, if anyone wants to check it out.

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Tumeric for healing [inflammation, teeth/gum, digestion, etc] in humans and animals

Turmeric is an effective anti-inflammatory per science research. Inflammation is the root behind many diseases like cancer, arthritis, IBS, gum/teeth/heart issues, etc. Curcumin is the potent fighter contained in turmeric. The last link below, from an Australian Vet who uses tumeric preparations on his animal patients, contains information about being careful on consuming too much curcumin or for a prolonged period of time. He recommends using turmeric whole instead. This information I have not seen in other articles and recommend reading it. May this information be a blessing to you and I ask our Well Beloved FATHER in Heaven for whatever help you need for now and for eternity in HIS Precious SON’S NAME, JESUS CHRIST the LORD/YAHSHUA HA’MASHIACH YHWH, AMEN!
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Meinig-Mercola: Dental health and why root canals should be avoided

Important information on dental health everyone should read concerning Dr. Weston Price’s research, what root canals do to our health, and what a root canal is. They are not the only option available to people. May this information be a blessing to you and I ask our Well Beloved FATHER in Heaven for whatever help you need for now and for eternity in the Precious NAME of HIS Beloved SON, JESUS CHRIST the LORD/YAHSHUA HA’MASHIACH YHWH, AMEN! Continue reading

Change.org Petition: Buffalo Wild Wings Stop Selling Eggs From Battery Cages

Petition is below my comment.

We all need to be more aware of what we are purchasing. Not only for our own health, but the health of the planet and the living creatures on it. CHRIST/the MESSIAH said, “Do unto others as you would have done to you”. We are supposed to be caretakers of this planet and righteous. What has happened to HIS people and their morals?

I see more righteousness in many who do not believe in the Bible or JESUS per the Bible and who are covered in tattoos [many are symbols from ancient gods like the sun god or death or anarchy and are against Scripture and open doors to the enemy] and pierced [Scripture says pierced ears are the sign of a slave – so what are you a slave to] and do yoga [these are worship postures for other gods] and energy work [calling on the power of the enemy and not praying to the GOD of the Bible] and worship pagan gods or believe all gods are really the same god. I believe they are treating the planet and animals and their bodies and other people more like they would want to be treated in regards to healthy food and being clean and humane and act more like the early church in Acts in regards to not holding onto their possessions if someone is in need then many who believe in CHRIST/the MESSIAH!

Wake up to what you are doing to GOD/ELOHIM and others, including animals and the planet, as well as yourself, please!!! Do not just buy without reading labels and knowing what you are buying and putting into your bodies because you might be shocked if you did know. How do you treat your dog or cat? Check into the animal stewardship practices of the companies whose products you are putting in your mouth because many are doing horrific things and getting away with them for the sake of money! You represent the Bible and CHRIST/the MESSIAH by your words and actions. Have you thought about how you might be coming across to others and what they may be thinking as a result such as: “this is what their GOD believes in and who HE is?”? I have heard this from the mouths of many who disdain GOD/ELOHIM and the Bible because of the actions of HIS people! Please care, because we are hurting GOD/ELOHIM HIMSELF most of all because of not caring about HIM or what HE has created as we should be!!!

May we all wake up before it is too late! [ELOHIM is the Hebrew word for GOD and whom I believe in as FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT]

From Change.org
Petitioning Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings stop selling eggs from battery cages

Petition by Patrick Voorhees
United States

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The West Must Say “Je Suis [I Follow] Asia Bibi”

Translations of this item:

  • “I will not convert. I believe in my religion and Jesus Christ. And why should I be the one to convert and not you?” — Asia Bibi.
  • It is the West’s indolence and cupidity that has condemned Asia Bibi to death. No one in Europe has filled the streets to ask for the liberation of this courageous woman, or even to protest Pakistan’s anti-Christian laws.
  • Even Pope Francis stood silent. The emblem of his reticence is the 12 seconds of face-to-face time the Pope had with Bibi’s husband and her daughter in St. Peter’s Square. Francis barely touched the two. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, publicly called many times for her release.
  • The mainline Protestant churches of America, too busy demonizing Israel, also stood silent. Meanwhile, Christianity is being erased from its own cradle.

The death sentence for Asia Bibi is like Chernobyl’s nuclear cloud: it contaminates everything around it. After Asia’s arrest, her husband, Masih, and her children went into hiding. They have moved house 15 times in five years. They could not even attend Asia’s judicial hearings. It is too dangerous for them. Her husband was forced to quit his job.

Asia’s “crime” was to use the same water glass as her Muslim co-workers. She was sentenced to death because she is Christian and she was thirsty. “You defiled our water,” the Muslim women told her. “Convert to Islam to redeem yourself from your filthy religion.”

Asia took a deep breath and replied: “I will not convert. I believe in my religion and Jesus Christ. And why should I be the one to convert and not you?”

On November 8, 2010, after just five minutes of deliberation, Asia Noreen Bibi, under Article 295 of the Pakistani Code, was sentenced to death by hanging. The crowd cheered the verdict. She was alone and burst into tears. Next to her there were two policemen, visibly satisfied. In the days after, 50,000 people in Karachi and 40,000 in Lahore took the streets to brandish an image of Asia Bibi with the rope around her neck. They say they will not rest until she is hanged or shot.

Asia Bibi and two of her five children, pictured prior to her imprisonment on death row in 2010 for “blasphemy.”

Pakistani Islamists recently gathered to demand the immediate execution of this woman, who has been jailed for 2,500 days. Fears for the life of Bibi — the first Christian woman sentenced to be hanged in Pakistan on spurious charges of “blasphemy” — have grown after the execution of Mumtaz Qadri, the murderer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer, a brave Muslim reformer who paid with his life for expressing support for Asia Bibi. Lawyers defending people accused of blasphemy are sometimes murdered as well.

The late Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti also supported Asia Bibi, and ensured that she was placed another cell, where a camera now checks that she does not suffer any violence. It was a fatal decision for Bhatti. A terrorist blocked Bhatti’s car as he left his mother’s house and murdered him in broad daylight. Everyone knew that the death sentence would be carried out sooner or later. Rome’s Trevi Fountain has just been illuminated red to remember Christian martyrs, such as Mr. Bhatti.

Street protests against Asia Bibi have continued since Qadri’s execution on February 29, 2016. A senior Punjabi government official revealed that Bibi’s security tightened was increased after intelligence reports surfaced that Islamist groups are conspiring to kill her inside the prison, to avenge the hanging of Qadri.

These threats are why human rights organizations have demanded that the appeal of Asia Bibi, which has been postponed so far, will be conducted in a prison cell, under tight security measures. Any transfer needs to remain secret because Islamists are ready to exploit any opportunity to target her.

To understand Asia’s impending martyrdom, one has to read the book she wrote with the French journalist Anne Isabelle Tollet, entitled “Blasphemy“.

Asia Bibi must prepare her food by herself to avoid being poisoned. Even the guards threaten her with death. She never leaves her prison cell, and no one is allowed to enter to clean it. She has to clean it by herself, and the prison does not provide any cleaning products. In the small cell, which measures three meters, next to the bed there is what the guards, to mock her, call the “bathroom.” It is a water pipe from the wall and a hole in the ground. This has been her life in the last five years, as in the crypt of a cemetery.

Meanwhile, Islamists just raised the bounty on her head to 50 million rupees ($678,000). Her lawyer explained that many Christians accused of blasphemy are killed in their prison cells before they can even appear in court.

Asia Bibi never killed anyone. But in the so-called justice system of her country, she has done something much worse, the crime of crimes, the most absolute outrage: She — allegedly — offended the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. Criminals, murderers, and rapists are treated better than her.

It is the West’s indolence and cupidity that has condemned Asia Bibi to death. For this courageous woman, no one in Europe has filled the streets to ask her liberation or to protest against Pakistan’s anti-Christian laws. Even Pope Francis stood silent. The emblem of his reticence is the 12 seconds of face-to-face time the Pope had with Bibi’s husband and her daughter in St. Peter’s Square. Francis barely touched the two, while his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, publicly called many times for her release.

U.S. President Barack Obama, always full of rhetoric and ecumenical emotions, has never said a word about the persecution of Christians or asked his Pakistani allies to free Asia Bibi. And to quote the French newspaper Le Figaro, Europeans are usually “so eager” to have “mobilizations, petitions, demonstrations of every kind, but “in this case, nothing!”

For a long time, even the American mainstream press stood silent about the massacres of Christians, who are martyred every five minutes. This silence was broken by a brave dissident of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who dedicated to this mass martyrdom a masterful essay in Newsweek. The mainline Protestant churches of America, too busy demonizing Israel, also stood silent. In France, it has been impossible even to sponsor an event in which the receipts would be given in favor of these Christians. The operator of the Paris’ metro refused an ad in favor of these Christians, then lifted the ban after protests. All European secular NGOs such as Oxfam are also silent, leaving the defense of Christians to heroic non-governmental organizations such as the Barnabas Fund.

Westerners have been accustomed to think of those remote Christians as if they were leftover agents of colonialism, so that we are deaf to their pleas and even to their tragic stories. Meanwhile, Christianity is being erased from its own cradle. Distaste for our moral cowardice is balanced by the admiration for these Christians, such as Asia Bibi, who continue to witness their faith in a land that wants to expel them from history. But the Western cowardice will be punished.

The war against the “blasphemous” has in fact deep consequences in Europe, where dozens of journalists, cartoonists and writers are condemned to death for another version of the same “crime” as Asia Bibi: “Islamophobia.” Catholic faithful such as Asia Bibi have been persecuted for the same reasons and by the same people who murdered Charlie Hebdo’s impenitent secularists. And ISIS, which recently blew up Mosul’s iconic clock church (donated by the wife of Napoleon III), would gladly blow up the Cathedral of Chartres, one of France’s greatest treasures.

The liberation of this illiterate Pakistani mother of five children does not just affect some distant Christian community. It concerns all of us. Is it too much to ask Westerners for some moral clarity and to rally under the slogan, “Je Suis Asia Bibi”?

Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.

 

Petition Against Cruelty of Chickens: Eggland’s Best

AS A WORKER AT EGGLAND’S BEST, I UNCOVERED SICKENING ANIMAL CRUELTY-—please help me end it!

From Change.org – click on link below to sign the petition.

Did your eggs come from tortured hens? If you buy Eggland’s Best, the answer is likely yes. How do I know? Because I worked undercover at several egg factory farms that supply Eggland’s Best and took video footage of the conditions.

The misery and suffering these animals endure is the stuff of nightmares. But don’t take my word for it. Watch the undercover footage and see for yourself.

This egg industry cruelty is sickening—and it must be stopped.

If you’ve signed petitions calling on companies to go cage-free before, thank you and congratulations—your signature paid off!  Top food retailers and restaurants, including Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, McDonald’s, and Starbucks, and more than 100 other companies have pledged to go cage-free in just the past year.

They made cage-free pledges because people like you are outraged by the millions of egg-laying hens suffering in filthy wire cages so small the birds can’t even spread their wings. You took action and signed the petitions calling on these companies to make a change. 

But one major company seems stuck in the past and refuses to take a stand against blatant animal abuse: Eggland’s Best.

My hidden-camera video shows just how cruelly hens in Eggland’s Best’s supply chain are treated:

  • Thousands of hens are crammed inside cages so small the birds can’t freely walk, spread their wings, or even rest comfortably.
  • Birds suffer from feather loss caused by rubbing against the bars of their tiny wire cages.
  • Countless dead hens are left to rot in cages with live birds still laying eggs for human consumption.
  • Workers violently yank birds out of their cages by their wings or necks and throw them on top of each other in garbage cans to be gassed to death.

It’s time for Eggland’s Best to stop cramming birds into torturous cages and commit to a 100 percent cage-free policy—just like so many other major companies have already done!  

Please, take a moment to sign my petition so that all of my work and risk in gathering this important evidence is not in vain. The cruelty I witnessed can be stopped. That’s why I am asking you to help me urge Eggland’s Best to stop stuffing egg-laying hens into cages.

Thank you.

“Jeff”

Whistleblower

Martha and Mary: A Story in 3 Parts

When hearing the story of Lazarus [El’azar in Hebrew] and his 2 sisters, Mary [Miryam in Hebrew] and Martha, I believe the 2 things that usually come to our minds is about his dying and being raised from the dead by JESUS/YAHSHUA and about how JESUS/YAHSHUA chided Martha concerning how she was spending her time vs her sister – by serving instead of being at HIS Feet.

The first part of the story is in Luke 10:38-42, where Martha welcomed JESUS/YAHSHUA into her home. This is where the verses go into the detail about Martha serving while her sister sat at JESUS’S/YAHSHUA’S Feet. The second part of the story is found in Yochanan/John 11:1-46. These are the verses that describe the time of Lazarus being ill and dying and JESUS/YAHSHUA coming to see Lazarus and raising him from the dead. Please see the link below to the study on this passage which contains something surprising. Martha was the one who had belief in HIM, Mary did not. In fact, Mary and the Yehudim/Jews around her who did not believe in JESUS/YAHSHUA actually caused HIM to feel troubled and angry!

Is your belief in the MESSIAH [CHRIST] allowing HIS miracles or causing HIM to groan?

The third part of the story is found in Yochanan/John 12:1-11, Mark 14:1-9, Mattityahu/Matthew 26:6-13, and Luke 7:36-50. They all go into the story about the woman who poured costly ointment of spikenard on JESUS/YAHSHUA which HE said was in preparation for HIS burial. This woman is Mary/Miryam, Martha and Lazarus’s/El’azar’s sister. We know this because of Yochanan/John 11:2.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This Maryam was the one who had anointed the feet of Yeshua and wiped them with her hair, whose brother Lazar was sick. [The names here are Aramaic spellings, a sister language to Hebrew and the language JESUS/YAHSHUA spoke during HIS life in a body of flesh.] Continue reading

Petition: Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking in the US

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From Change.org. Petition by USC MSW (VAC) Graduate Students (SWK 535) to the President of the USA

You thought slavery was over in America? Think again. Human trafficking — the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation — is a $32 billion worldwide industry, and it is happening to thousands of people across the U.S. right now.

Many people think this is a third world issue, but that is not true: the U.S. Department of Justice reports that between 2008 and 2010, 83% of sex trafficking victims found within the U.S. were U.S. citizens, and 40% of those victims were children. Furthermore, the majority — upwards of 85% in some states — of trafficked children have had contact with the foster care system.

Our nation’s foster care systems do not have the appropriate resources to address this epidemic. The Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R.469) will change this by providing child welfare agencies with training and guidelines for working with youth who have been, or are currently, victims of trafficking. Please sign our petition urging the Senate to pass this crucial legislation.

H.R. 469 would ensure that child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, assess, and document child victims of trafficking. It would provide training for all child protective services workers to appropriately respond to reports of child trafficking, and connect child victims to specialized rehabilitation services.

The bill passed the House unanimously, and it has now been sitting in the Senate for months. We must urge our senators to act now and pass H.R. 469. This issue has been in the shadows for far too long, and the list of victims just grows longer. How can our representatives justify delaying action on it?  

It is a matter of protecting our children. Please join us in calling on the U.S. Senate to pass H.R. 469, the Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act.

Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths: A Powerful and Cheap Detoxifier

Epsom salts have been used to treat a variety of health ailments by numerous cultures for centuries. Epsom salt baths have astounding health benefits and are an excellent way to de­stress and detoxify the whole body. However, these salts are not just beneficial for healing the human body. ­They are are useful as household cleaners and can even nourish the garden. You can find bulk Epsom salts at gardening stores almost everywhere, making them a real health bargain.

The name Epsom salts comes from its origination of a bitter saline spring found at Epsom in Surrey, England. Unlike other naturally occurring salts, Epsom salts are formed from a pure mineral compound containing magnesium and sulfate. Both magnesium and sulfate stimulate detoxification pathways in the body.

Epsom Salt Baths Help Prevent Magnesium Deficiency

More than 325 enzymes in our bodies require magnesium to properly function. Magnesium stimulates nerve and muscle function, limits inflammation, and improves oxygenation and blood flow through the body. Deficiencies in magnesium can cause significant damage to nerves which manifest in symptoms associated with depression.

Magnesium and sulfate are both fine consistency minerals that can be absorbed through our skin and taken up into the bloodstream. Just as your skin perspires to remove toxins through your pores, these same pores also allow minerals in.

Recall the process of reverse osmosis to understand the process which moves toxins out of the body and pulls magnesium and sulfate inward. When you soak in bathwater containing epsom salts, reverse osmosis occurs to help cleanse your body.

How Epsom Salt Baths Help Cancer Patients

Magnesium can also improve cancer patients overall wellbeing. Both the struggles of being a cancer patient as well as a lack of magnesium in the body are associated with symptoms of depression. Taking Epsom salt baths daily can help relieve symptoms of the illness and also reduce anxiety and irritability and improve sleep patterns.

Other symptoms such as constipation (a common side effect of chemotherapeutic drugs) can also be relieved by taking Epsom salt baths. Magnesium salt promotes gastric activity in the intestines which provides a laxative effect. The stimulation of movement in the gut and colon further promotes detoxification processes.

Sulfates are essential for the optimal health of joints, skin, and nervous tissue. When absorbed through the skin, sulfates can promote the health of these tissues. Sulfates also bind toxic impurities in the liver to render them less hazardous. Specifically, the sulfur component of sulfate salts is what binds to toxins, ensuring their elimination from the body.

The once fat­-soluble toxin stored in the liver tissue is metabolized, becoming water soluble. It can then be effectively excreted as waste in urine. This detoxification pathway is referred to as Phase 2 liver detoxification, also known as the conjugation pathway. It is especially critical in cancer patients who have been overloaded with toxic chemotherapy drugs.

Phase 2 liver detoxification is dependent on co-factors such as sulfur to be absorbed by the body. In other words, without sulfur or other substances which bind to impurities, toxins from drugs and the environment accumulate and remain stored in the liver, causing dysfunction. When Phase 2 detoxification pathways are impaired, individuals may have symptoms of nausea, headaches and migraines, chronic fatigue, infections, chemical sensitivities, and bloating.

Cancer patients are particularly susceptible to these health concerns because of the high dose chemotherapeutic drugs used in treatment. Phase 2 detoxification pathways are involved in breaking down drugs and removing them from the body.

Epsom Salt Baths Reduce Inflammation

Epsom salts have been shown to improve many conditions associated with inflammation. Daily Epsom salt baths can treat gout, athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, bruises, sprains, and relax sore muscles. Individuals struggling with a chronic illness can also find pain relief from Epsom salt baths. This is due to the natural ability of the salts to pull out harmful toxins, improving both mineral and sulfur balance in the body.

However, you should not take Epsom salt baths if you are pregnant, have exposed cuts or burns on your skin, or are severely dehydrated. People who suffer from cardiovascular disease should first consult your doctor to see if it is safe to begin an Epsom salt bath regimen.

How to Take Epsom Salt Baths

Turn your Epsom salt bath treatment into a relaxing period as you will need at least 40 minutes to soak in the tub. Within the first 20 minutes of treatment the salts pull toxins out of your body through the skin. The second 20 minutes allows for the absorption of minerals to occur.

First you will need to fill up the bath with pure, warm water. A water filtration system in your home will improve your water’s quality ensuring that you do not soak in hazardous compounds such as chlorine, heavy metals, dioxins, or fluoride. Next, add the Epsom salts to the water as suggested below for standard sized bathtubs.

Children weighing under 60 lbs:

Pour 1⁄2 cup Epsom salts into water

Individuals weighing between 60­-100 lbs:

Pour 1 cup of Epsom salts into water

Individuals weighing between 100­-150 lbs:

Pour 1 1⁄2 cups of Epsom salts into water

Individuals weighing between 150­-200 lbs:

Pour 2 cups of Epsom salts into water

Individuals weighing over 200 lbs:

Use 1⁄2 cup of Epsom salts for every 50 lb interval range

Tips for Getting Maximum Benefit From Your Epsom Salts Bath

  1. Add olive oil to your bath − Try adding 1⁄2 cup of olive to your bath water. Polyphenols found in olive oil contain antioxidant benefits which are easily absorbed into the skin. (Note: if using oil in the tub, take extra precaution to avoid slips and falls.)
  2. Add herbs & spices − The addition of cayenne pepper or a piece of ginger into the bath water can raise your heat levels promoting your body to sweat and draw out more toxins. Adding these herbs can stimulate the detoxification pathways with as little as 1 tablespoon up to as much as 1⁄2 cup.
  3. Don’t use soap − Avoid using soap when taking an Epsom salt bath to ensure the ingredients of the soap do not interact with or prevent the detoxification process from occurring.
  4. Take it easy afterwards − Taking an Epsom salt bath at night may be most feasible to ensure that you can rest for at least one hour after afterwards. However, if you have arthritic joints, you may choose to have treatment in the morning. This will help ensure that you can stay as active as possible following the bath in order to limit fatigued and achy joints.
  5. Add essential oils − Turn your Epsom salts bath into a luxurious spa treatment by adding several drops of essential oils to the water. Therapeutic oils such as lavender essential oil and frankincense can promote relaxation and stimulate healing and/or just use any essential oil(s) that you enjoy.

Are you a fan of Epsom salt baths? Please share your experience or additional tips below in the Comments section.

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Article Summary

  • Epsom salt baths have astounding health benefits and are an excellent way to de­stress and detoxify the whole body.
  • Unlike other naturally occurring salts, Epsom salts are formed from a pure mineral compound containing magnesium and sulfate. These minerals can be absorbed through your skin while taking an Epsom salt bath.
  • More than 325 enzymes in the body require magnesium to function properly. Magnesium stimulates nerve and muscle function, limits inflammation, and improves oxygenation and blood flow through the body.
  • Epsom salts have been shown to improve many conditions associated with inflammation and to provide pain relief by pulling out harmful toxins, and improving both mineral and sulfur balance in the body.
  • You should not take Epsom salt baths if you are pregnant, have exposed cuts or burns on your skin, or are severely dehydrated. People who suffer from cardiovascular disease should first consult a doctor before taking an Epsom salt bath.
  • Plan on 40 minutes in the tub for an effective Epsom salts bath. Within the first 20 minutes of treatment the salts pull toxins out of your body through the skin. The second 20 minutes allows for the absorption of minerals to occur.
  • Use approximately 1/2 cup of Epsom salts for every 50 pounds of weight (eg. an individual weighing 200 lbs would use around 2 cups of Epsom salts in a bath).