The skin is your biggest… one of the biggest
organs in your body. It’s a major excretory organ,
but you also absorb fluids through your skin – through the pores.
So, magnesium in particular is easier to assimilate in the body through the skin,
especially in the form of a bath. And in addition to being the quickest way
to get it into your body, it also is very good for the skin itself.
So primarily, we use transdermal application in our programs.
Life on earth began in the ocean. And it’s a well-known fact at least to naturopaths,
I’m not sure if doctors know anything about it, but the basic chemical composition
of the blood is identical to seawater. Clean seawater.
When I say identical, it has the same elements in it,
and they appear in the same proportions. So, magnesium, for example, in the ocean takes
the form of magnesium chloride. Which means, obviously, that that’s the
form that your cells would recognize and accept. And yet if you look at magnesium supplements
today, it’s hard to find magnesium chloride.
You have a dozen other varieties, sulfate, and oxide, and all these others, but
not the one that your cells actually recognize as the natural magnesium of the body.
But the key is: if that’s the form it takes in the ocean, then you know
that’s the form that the blood wants. We do use magnesium abundantly in our detox
programs. And it’s one of the most popular items among
our clients. And there are many reasons for it. It is so
comprehensive in its use. Like I said, it’s a primary mineral required
for detoxification and self-cleansing. You’ve got to have a lot of magnesium in
there. It alkalizes. When you do a detox, your body goes into an
acid state, because you’re purging so many toxins out
of your cells and tissues, your joints. It’s all acid. So, your acid level goes
up and that makes you uncomfortable. So, during the program we use magnesium to
bring people back down to a state of balance during the detox process.
And then there’s the other thing, is that magnesium is wonderful for relaxation
and sleep. And of course during the detox your whole
body is agitated. You’ve got all this stuff coming out
and most people without any sort of supplementation basically don’t sleep.
They are tossing and turning all night. So, we use magnesium.
Especially at night if a person is having problems sleeping,
we give them an extra foot soak with magnesium, and they sleep like babes.
The skin is probably the best path for mineral absorption specifically.
I think that’s one reason for thousands of years
one of the main ways of getting your health back was to soak in a hot springs.
This is known in Europe. It’s known in Asia. You go to a hot springs. You soak in a bath.
It’s not just because the water is hot. You can do that at home.
But there are these minerals in it. And the minerals absorb very quickly into your skin
and have an immediate therapeutic effect on your entire body,
and particularly your nervous system. So, it’s very, very efficient.
I don’t think it’s even known to modern medicine that you can do…
that you can apply a nutrient this way. You’ve heard things like nicotine patches.
A chemical they put underneath a piece of plastic, which they stick on the skin.
But that’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking about the natural function
of sitting in water, which humans have been doing for thousands
and thousands of years. And all animals go to the river…
and elephants spraying water [gesturing] on their backs.
It’s an ancient way for mammals to get nutrients in their body
is just to soak in water. And often it’s muddy water.
The mud is where the minerals are. It’s not dirty.
So, all of this has been lost. Ancient Minerals brand magnesium chloride,
which is what we’ve been using, has got to be one of the purest nutrients
on earth because it’s been underground. It’s been kept underground in this ancient
seabed 2,000 meters below the ground for about 200 million years. And it doesn’t
get any more pure than that.