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Let Bathing be your medicine - 
in the curative waters produced by Fountainhead Healing Bath; Magnesium Sulphate & Flower Bouquet

Healing Bath provides both magnesium and sulphate in easily absorbable salts. This has many advantages over ingestion of these minerals.

Dr Rosemary H Waring found that many people have a low ability to absorb sulphate across the gut wall. Because of an inability to convert compounds to sulfate they have problems handling environmental chemicals, some medications, and even some chemicals produced within the body. These include people with conditions such as Autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and chemical sensitivities.  She found these  conditions have a deficiencies in key detoxification pathways involving the use of sulfur in the form of sulfate (known as sulfation). The enzyme involved is phenol sulfur-transferase (PST).   The problem is thought to hinge on an inadequate supply of usable sulfate ions; not the metabolic enzyme itself.

If the sulfation pathway is not functioning well, a person may not be able to process out the phenolic compounds as fast as they consume them. There is a cumulative effect. When the phenols start backing up in the system, it can cause a myriad of negative reactions. Symptoms of phenol intolerance include night waking, night sweats, irritability, eczema, and other skin conditions. The symptoms of phenol intolerance and yeast may be very similar because they both involve the body trying to deal with toxins.

You can assist in repairing and preventing the damage in two ways. One is reducing the amount of phenols and toxins entering the body.  The second is to enhance the detoxification process by supplying more sulfate. Sulfate increases the amount of toxins broken down and removed. Sulfate ions may not be absorbed well from the gut, so simply giving more sulfur directly by swallowing supplements may not produce satisfactory results.

Healing Bath contains magnesium sulphate salts.  Salts are molecules that form when the parts have opposite electrical charges that bind together. Magnesium has a positive charge. Sulfate has a negative charge. The two elements break apart and separate in water.

Inversely, magnesium and sulfate in the salts are readily absorbed into the body through the skin. Because the sulfur is already in sulfate form, it does not need to be converted as other forms of sulfur do.  The sulphate assists the body in reduction of swelling, lymph drainage, breakdown and elimination of toxins.

Soaking after 12 minutes increases both the magnesium and sulphate plasma levels of the blood.  Magnesium is involved in more than 300 chemical reactions in the body including electrolyte function, calcium absorption, and assisting enzymes in breaking down of food.  

A lack of magnesium has been associated with such conditions as ADD/ADHD, alzheimers disease, autism, chronic fatigue syndrome, food allergy, headaches, and depression.

In a study volunteers who bathed in Magnesium Sulphate for 7 days consecutively commented that their rheumatic pains were no longer present.1

It has been found that magnesium sulphate  is helpful during pregnancy for the formation of placenta, foetus, to relief pelvic discomfort, swelling in feet, episiotomy, and prevention of pre-eclampsia, 4

Healing Bath superbly  relaxes stressed or hyperactive children, and improves sleep patterns. In Autism and Downs Syndrome it is also beneficial due to their inability to absorb sulfur through the gut.It is useful in cases of sciatica, lumbago, rheumatism, diabetes, neuritis, cold, catarrh, kidney disorders and other uric acid and skin affections.

Fountainhead Healing Bath contains chamomile, ginger, and rosemary adding synergistically to the healing properties of magnesium sulphate.

Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and assists in perspiration; Chamomile helps ease joint pain has an antispasmodic effect on the body’s smooth muscles, helps to relieve haemorrhoids and cystitis; helps to calm irritated tissue such as burns, eczema, ulcers, infections and rashes, it is also very calming for restless children and aids sleep.  Rosemary is of value as a tonic for elderly people with weak circulation, particularly after debilitating illness. It improves circulation and strengthens fragile blood vessels.  It is used to treat rheumatism, sores, eczema, bruises and wounds and to ease muscular pain, sciatica, and neuralgia. Also has antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties.

And after all that a Healing Bath also feels soothing, leaves your skin feeling smooth, and you float in an array of dried chamomile petals.  The fragrance is fresh and leaves the whole house smelling  wonderfully fragrant!

Healing Bath has a Nappi code: 705688-001 and may be claimed from your medical aid. It is a Fountainhead Product available through pharmacies and health shops call 011 875-7560 for more information or go to www.thefountainhead.co.za

1 – Dr RH Waring Sulfate and Sulfation School of Biosciences, Birmingham

2. – Dr Rh Waring Report on the Absorption of Magnesium Sulphate across the skin of Biosciences, Birmingham

3 – Catherine Allen, RMT, Assistant Managing Editor, SI Focus
http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2002/june/tension.htm Hypertension and pregnancy Izelle Theunissen, MRC News

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