So I had this awful feeling I had forgotten some pretty important E changes yesterday, and as I was taking my vitamins and showering this morning I remembered two of them: Elderberry Syrup, and Epsom Salt.
I don’t think I could write another 500 words on these two alone but we shall see.
The addition of elderberry syrup has kept my husband and I free from the nasty colds and flu that have been infecting almost everyone I know this season. I had intended to get my flu shot before my surgery in October, as I get this free through my benefits working at Safeway. However, the pharmacy was too, busy on my last day of work so I skipped it. I had read about the elderberry syrup from Wellness Mama, which is where I find many of my homemade recipes. Then I came across some dried elderberries at the new Organic Sandy market that had recently opened, and even though they were expensive, I decided to give it a try. I’m happy to report as of this writing, it was well worth the cost.
Now I have used Epsom Salt in my bath for many years, thanks to my mom’s suggestion, for aching muscles. The change comes from the knowledge of what Epsom Salt actually is: magnesium sulfate. The benefits are many including the absorption of magnesium through the skin, which helps with calcium metabolism. You can also use it as a spray if you are not into baths.
So I didn’t make it to 500, but I’m over half way and I have some other writing to do. See you tomorrow.