Leaky Gut Syndrome archives

Epsom Salts - cleansing relief

Posted by Mark L on September 13, 1998 at 10:01:49:

Hi Walt,
During our coach session you indicated that I probably have LGS which I agree. I am currently taking a tsp of Epsom Salt in warm water every morning which seems to have a great cleansing effect. I feel much better within 30 minutes after taking it. You mentioned the relief might be from the magnesium in Epsom salts however I'm taking Magnesium Orotate and do not feel such immediate relief from the supplement. I've never suffered from constitpation but this seems to clean the intestines, reducing the effects of LGS. Are there any ill effects I could experience by taking Epsom Salts every day?

Robert McFerran, I'd also like to get your perspective on this since I read your cleansing advice in your elimination diet. Thanks in advance to both of you.


Follow Ups:


Re: Epsom Salts - cleansing relief

Posted by Robert McFerran on September 13, 1998 at 13:18:47:

In Reply to: Epsom Salts - cleansing relief posted by Mark L on September 13, 1998 at 10:01:49:

Mark,

If you're considering taking epsom salts on a long term basis as a way to get out of the box that you are in I would think again.

The magnesium citrate that I suggest in the Elimination diet is simply there to speed evacuation of the large bowel. It has NO THERAPUTIC EFFECT beyond that.

The elimination diet has ONLY ONE PURPOSE and that is to detect hidden food allergies. I know a lot of folks like to call it a 'cleansing' diet but I wish they wouldn't since that is such a vague term that already has too many connotations. A diet that 'cleanses' or flushes out the large bowel has no long term significance since you'll have to go back to using it (by eating) some day. And IF you return to those same old eating habits you'll eventually have the same problem.

As Dr. Stoll would say -- your symptoms are not caused by an epsom salts deficiency. What wise words..................

Bob



Re: Epsom Salts - cleansing relief

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 14, 1998 at 10:18:09:

In Reply to: Epsom Salts - cleansing relief posted by Mark L on September 13, 1998 at 10:01:49:

Dear Mark,

Listen to Bob.

I don't think taking it for a while is risky so long as you are dealing with the causes----which you are.

Walt




Return to Dr Stoll Home Page

Post a Message

Main Archives Page

More Leaky Gut Syndrome archives