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#1 AngieJoy

 
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

Hi folks,

 

I'm preparing to do a liver flush, and it requires taking epsom salts orally. I've done several of these and it really made a huge difference to my health, but I'm having trouble finding gluten free epsom salts. Publix supermarket makes one, but we've checked all the stores around me and no one is carrying them. Does anyone know of other brands that are gluten free?

 

And this may be a weird question, but wouldn't we want our epsom salt to be gluten free even if using it in a bath?

 

Thanks!


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:02 PM

I'm not going to argue the lack of scientific evidence for this " flush" but....why would Epsom salts have gluten? Isn't it just Magnesium & sulfate out of the ground?
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

I'm not going to argue the lack of scientific evidence for this " flush" but....why would Epsom salts have gluten? Isn't it just Magnesium & sulfate out of the ground?


Of course its not only the ingrdients that count as you know. it could be cross contamination that makes something inappropriate. I always try to stick to things that check out with proper processing.

As for scientific evidence, all I know is that it radically changed my blood test results for the better, and it cleared up some very serious symptoms.
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

Of course its not only the ingrdients that count as you know. it could be cross contamination that makes something inappropriate. I always try to stick to things that check out with proper processing.
As for scientific evidence, all I know is that it radically changed my blood test results for the better, and it cleared up some very serious symptoms.

So....how would a rock get cross contaminated? I think you are making this harder on yourself than you need to. But, I guess you need to call the companies.
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

cross contamination can occur any time during the production process.

Has anyone else out there looked into gluten free epsom salts?
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:11 PM

cross contamination can occur any time during the production process.
Has anyone else out there looked into gluten free epsom salts?


Fine...I just like to use a little common sense. It's dug out of the ground and the machinery, trucks, etc wouldn't be suited for wheat.

So...I guess you would need to call the companies and the mining facilities. I doubt any companies go to the expense of testing them for gluten. Any that say they are gluten-free will be saying that because they don't add any gluten or even have any in the factory.
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:22 PM

Hi folks,

 

I'm preparing to do a liver flush, and it requires taking epsom salts orally. I've done several of these and it really made a huge difference to my health, but I'm having trouble finding gluten free epsom salts. Publix supermarket makes one, but we've checked all the stores around me and no one is carrying them. Does anyone know of other brands that are gluten free?

 

And this may be a weird question, but wouldn't we want our epsom salt to be gluten free even if using it in a bath?

 

Thanks! 

What in the world  would make you do such a thing.

 

If you are having problems, PLEASE contact a doctor.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:23 PM

You are welcome to research further...but I soak in epsom salt EVERY morning to get my locked up muscles moving and personally never felt the need to check for gluten and have never had any sort of reaction -- only healthful benefits from this morning ritual.

 

As I use a large quantity I have used every brand available in Southern California and am currently looking to find a better bulk option...to date I can't seem to find better than 88 cents for two pounds at walmart.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:37 PM

seriously - oral epsom salts - not good for a sensitive digestive system.  are you doing this under medical supervision.  dr. de mento doesn't count.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:43 PM

What in the world  would make you do such a thing.
 
If you are having problems, PLEASE contact a doctor.


I did see a doctor.
After doing my first liver flush, my very elevated cholesterol, triglicerides, and ANA all came down into normal the range.
The pain I had in my liver/gallbladder area was gone.
The severe nausea I had whenever I ate anything with fat in it vanished.

So for me it was worthwhile.
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:50 PM

seriously - oral epsom salts - not good for a sensitive digestive system.  are you doing this under medical supervision.  dr. de mento doesn't count.

Dr. Demento?  You are too funny, Arlene!   :D  :D  :D   You have a wicked sense of humor!


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

I did see a doctor.
After doing my first liver flush, my very elevated cholesterol, triglicerides, and ANA all came down into normal the range.
The pain I had in my liver/gallbladder area was gone.
The severe nausea I had whenever I ate anything with fat in it vanished.

So for me it was worthwhile.

I don't think Epsom salt's are good for your kidneys taken orally.  As for soaks, I use the Wally World brand regularly. 


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:47 PM

I did see a doctor.
After doing my first liver flush, my very elevated cholesterol, triglicerides, and ANA all came down into normal the range.
The pain I had in my liver/gallbladder area was gone.
The severe nausea I had whenever I ate anything with fat in it vanished.

So for me it was worthwhile.

 

Glad this worked for you.  I do feel the need to add -- be careful with your already impaired system - more isn't always better.

 

There are many ways to improve all of the measurements you noted nutritionally as well.

 

By the way...I forgot...Welcome to the Forum :)


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Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:59 PM

Ok guys - I was on my ipad so couldn't type much, but I'm back to my PC.

 

Thank you for the info GottaSki. I appreciate your sharing your experience. I'll definitely use the walmart epson salts for bathing, and I'll call walmart to see if it's gluten free for ingesting.

 

Also, notme!, I've got a super sensitive stomach and have never had problems with epsom salts. It's basically magnesium, and meant to be used internally as long as there are no additives like fragrance for the bath. If you look at the package you'll see it's got directions for use with constipation.

 

Now I've only had good experiences posting here in the past, and I've learned so much from this site. I have to say that I'm really surprised and disappointed at the hostility some of you are exibiting. I would think you have all experienced enough criticism in your lives so that you'd want to be sensitive and respectful to others on this forum, even if you disagree.

 

In response to the comments about liver flushing - I have several debilitating chronic illnesses and I've found that some "unproven" alternative treatments have literally kept me alive and functioning. I believe that if I followed all of the mainstream medical recommendations for these problems I might not be here. I also believe if I didn't research and apply some of these unproven practices, I literally might not be here.

 

There are good alternative treatments and bad ones out there, but some tactics with incredible results remain unproven because they're not patentable, so no one will put the massive amounts of money needed to do a study into it. For example, liver flushes - who's going to profit by putting millions into a study? No one, because there's nothing there they can get a patent on. So it's never done. Does that mean it doesn't work? No.

 

Many alternative docs out there are using things like liver flushes with fantastic results. Just like there's risk in taking a pharmeceutical, there are sometimes risks for these alternative treatments. Each person must weigh the risks for themselves, just as with allopathic medicine.

 

I weighed the risks and I'm so glad I did the liver flushes, as well as several other types of alternative treatments. I've had great results, as I mentioned. I know others who would say the same thing.

 

By the way, I don't believe that epsom salts will cause kidney damage, but those with kidney disease may not be able to process the extra magnesium in epsom salts, so should avoid it.

 

Lastly, this board is for those with celiac and gluten intolerance. I find it really surprising and disappointing that I'm being criticized for trying to determine if something I want to ingest is gluten free or not. If you think I'm unneccesarily concerned or going further than I need to with my precautions, feel free to tell me. I'd like to know. But I'd think it could be said with kindness and respect rather than sarcasm and criticism. 

 

Regardless, thanks to those who are contributing and trying to help.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:02 PM

Hi Gottaski - thanks so much for the welcome.

 

You're very right about the nutritional modifications for the cholesterol and triglicerides, and there are some drugs that can help as well. I tried the nutritional approach but it wasn't working. The drugs have side effects that I couldn't afford to have. The liver flush did the trick, so I was lucky.


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