DETOX IN THE TUB
“Regular gentle detoxes sharpen focus, rev energy and improve long-term health,” asserts Dr. Northrup. That’s because toxin buildup leads to fatigue, brain fog, headaches and other health woes. Since the skin is the largest detox organ, she suggests soaking in a steamy Epsom salt bath, which will open pores to speed toxin removal by up to 30 percent. Plus, Epsom salts are rich in magnesium, a mineral most women over 50 are lacking, adds Dr. Northrup. “Magnesium is absolutely essential for the biochemical magic that produces energy in our body — the energy we need to keep our heart beating and our brain working.” To get the benefits, mix 2 cups of Epsom salts in a hot bath and soak for 20 minutes three times a week.