I have always loved baths but did not realize that baths would become one of the best methods to counter the side effects of chemotherapy. I took at least one bath a day during my chemotherapy treatments and in the end was taking a bath when I woke up and before I went to bed. I used between two and three cups of Epsom Salts for each bath. I love baths because they warm me up on a cold day and help me relax and relieve any muscle pain. During chemotherapy, many mornings I woke up achy as though I had a flu and found needed relief by spending between 30 minutes to an hour in an Epsom soak.
I have not only been working with my Oncologist but have a Nutritionist, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist and Naturopath that I regularly see. My Nutritionist was impressed for my love for Epsom soaks and said that chemotherapy reduces the magnesium in your body and so does times of stress. She said that she recommends Epsom salt baths to replenish the magnesium in your body when undergoing chemotherapy. For those who don’t like baths they can take a magnesium supplement. My Naturopath saw me after my seventh chemotherapy and wondered why I was there as she said she rarely sees someone looking as healthy as I do undergoing chemotherapy. After I told her what I was doing to keep myself going, she stated that she thought the Epsom soaks were the number one reason why I was feeling so good. She continued explaining that magnesium can be replenished through your skin the best and magnesium is extremely depleted by chemotherapy and stress. I undergoe my ninth chemotherapy tomorrow and have already gone through 100 pounds of Epson Salts. I’m thankful that I had heard about Salt Works that sells 50 lbs of Epsom salts for $42.99 with free shipping.
If you’re utilizing cold caps to preserve your hair and taking consistent Epsom soaks, the best way I found to keep your hair from getting wet is the Turbie Twist.
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