detox vs foot baths

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zizziz
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   Posted 7/8/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I see you use the epsom salts and Hydrogen Peroxide for the bath and you use Dry Mustard Powder (1 tablespoon), Cayenne Pepper (1 teaspoon), 1/2 tsp. dry Ginger Powder, 1/2 tsp. Rosemary Powder for the feet. can you just use the epsom and hp for the feet as well or are they desinged to do totally specific things?

ticker
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   Posted 7/8/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi zizziz.  When I did foot baths, I used mustard powder and cayenne.  I found them very beneficial, for me moreso than the baths.  I would try it both ways to see what you like best.

Whether you do a foot bath or a full bath, make sure you use a dry natural skin brush and brush your skin (or feet) in a circular motion toward the heart before getting in the bath.  Rinse off with cool water.

 

zizziz
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   Posted 7/8/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
get that stuff at the food market i suppose. what do you think of one of those foot massage things you get at like bed bath and beyond?

Deejavu
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   Posted 7/8/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi zizziz,
 
I believe each type of bath has it's own purpose, for instance, the body bath helps removes toxins or die-offs from the spirochetes (make sure the bath water is warm, not hot).   And yes, you can use the salts and hydrogen peroxide for the foot baths too after doing a dry skin brushing on the bottoms of your feet.  Each sole has over 2000 pores.   I never used a machine foot massager though I'm sure it feels good! 
 
The purpose of the  cayenne pepper/mustard foot bath is to raise one's body temperature as a hot body is much better compared to a cold body because bacteria thrive in a cold body versus a warm or hot one.  That's another reason people use sauna's.   To sweat is a good thing whether it's from baths, exercise, whatever. 
 
You may want to start charting your temperature:  first upon rising, then in the middle of the day, then at night.  If it's on the colder side that's not good thus that's where the foot baths come in handy, try it and take your temperature and see how much it rises.  
 
Also, most pain is caused from toxins or the die-offs left in the body.  If not detoxed properly, the toxins just get recycled right back into the body causing more havoc. 
 
Hope that helps,
Denise
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
 
 


zizziz
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   Posted 7/9/2009 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
D,

you mean that if u do a bath or a footbath, it can raise your temp to the point where its over 98.6? Why not just take a bath or footbath in the hottest water you can tolerate?

thanks

CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/9/2009 3:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Zizziz,

I bumped up the post that gives instructions on how to do a detox and what you need.
2003: Symptoms started;Anxiety,Panic Attacks,Heightened Senses
2007: Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008: Symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009: Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Currently on 1500mg Amoxicillian,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements

**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have.**

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Deejavu
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   Posted 7/9/2009 5:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi again zizziz,
 
Yes, both type of baths can raise your "core" body temperature, just take your temperature before each bath and then afterward and see if there is a difference.   In my case it did raise my core temp.
 
I personally use very hot water for both baths because I can tolerate the hot water but not everyone can.   Hot water usually makes a person feel more sick.   If you can tolerate the hotter water, go for it!  Remember it's not a one time thing but an everyday thing that you want to build up to.   If the hot water is making you feel sick, start with warm water and build up to the hotter water. 
 
What I do now is first do aerobic exercising, then I sit in my tub with hot water with the epsom salts and hydrogen peroxide to keep removing toxins from my body simply because we all live in a toxic world and to keep my immune system strong (no way do I ever want to relapse!). 
 
If I am pressed for time then I quicky shower after exercise and take a detox bath or foot bath later on.
 
I recommend these baths for healthy people as well.
 
Hope that helps,
Denise
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
 
 


CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/9/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree that hot water is best too. You sweat the toxins out. I noticed that I felt alot better after I soaked in hot water with Epsom Salt and Hydrogen Peroxide. I also add Batherapy with eucalyptus in it because it helps relax my muscles.
2003: Symptoms started;Anxiety,Panic Attacks,Heightened Senses
2007: Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008: Symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009: Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Currently on 1500mg Amoxicillian,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements

**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have.**

Co-Moderator Lyme Disease Forum


jewels25
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   Posted 7/13/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
How much do you use of the epsom and hydro prox. for the bath? Does the detox method really work and what other types of detox do you use?
Thanks

ticker
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   Posted 7/13/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi jewels25, welcome to the board!

Do you have Lyme disease or think you might?

For the detox bath, you add four cups of epsom salts with 16 ounces of hydrogen peroxide or eight ounces of baking soda into a bath of warm water.  Before getting in, it is good to use a dry natural skin brush and brush your skin from the feet up in a circular motion toward the heart.  Soak for up to twenty minutes.  I would try less time for the first one to see how you respond.  For some people, it makes them feel worse and they need to build up the time gradually.

Other things that are helpful are eating healthy, drinking water with freshly squeezed lemon, exercising whenever possible, taking appropriate supplements.  I recommend reading Dr. Joseph Burrascano's 2008 Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines For Lyme and Other Tick Borne lllnesses  at http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf  He is one of the top Lyme doctors in the country, and many Lyme doctors follow his protocols.  He lists supplenent and nutritional recommendations starting on page 27.


jewels25
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   Posted 7/13/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Well my test says neg but I do have a + bands at 18 and **41 and IND at **31 and 34 on my igm. I am in the process trying to find a llmd in my area. I am from Chicago and have some names of a couple of drs that are willing to treat according to DR B. I have read this dr papers and have been taking supplements that he reccommends.

Afew drs I have seen tell me I don't have lyme and that is why I want to see a dr who knows about lyme and go from there.


healthydiane
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   Posted 5/25/2012 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I just to share with you an article about detoxification footbath ..It's very enlightening!

http://drnibber.com/curious-case-detoxification

beachlover89
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   Posted 5/27/2012 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking several shower a day and using the gloves that are rough to scrub down my body especially the feet in as hot of water as I can stand.

Since yeast/Candida are a BIG issue...I am afraid to take baths as my gyno told me not to several years ago.

I have had issues with yeast since I was 14..now 41 and not until 3 months ago was I told by a dr...ND that is...never by an MD was diet to blame or to take a probiotic when I take antibiotics...frustrated! Any thoughts anyone???
25+ dx and over 10+ specialists since Sept 2011 to determine I have Lymes Disease...Listen to your body....It SAVED my life! :)

beachlover89
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   Posted 5/27/2012 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried ionic foot baths? I have done 3...jury is still out. I did the sauna a few days ago but about to get a PICC and do not think I will be able to anymore...thoughts???
25+ dx and over 10+ specialists since Sept 2011 to determine I have Lymes Disease...Listen to your body....It SAVED my life! :)
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