Greece’s famous philosophers, such as Hippocrates and Plato, and Rome’s Galen studied the effects of hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy is simply, bathing in thermal waters rich in sulphur and minerals. It worked remarkably on many dis-eases, many of which were caused by inflammation. Things like like leaky gut syndrome, ME, damaged joints, arthritis, osteoporosis and psoriasis.
What is MSM good for
Some of the side effects from all this bathing in mineral rich water, was improved hair, skin and nails. Gee, those sound like great side effects. Menopause plus Covid have been horrible to my hair and nails. And hand sanitizer has been horrible to my hands.
MSM is also sold to those who are finding their joints are less mobile than in their younger years. It’s a really useful supplement!
And what exactly was the culprit of the smoother skin and shinier hair? The natural mineral sulphur, dear Watson!
So now you’re probably wondering if you can DIY these miraculous healing baths at home…
Yes you can. There’s a tongue twister product, that is nicknamed MSM. The long name is Methylsulfonylmethane and it’s not a fancy name for a cow fart (!) but it’s a sulphur compound that you can find in nature – in trees, animals and our own bodies. It’s formed when DMS gas released from the oceans is zapped by ozone and UV light . The resulting MSM then falls to the earth in rain.
So where can you get hold of this natural and healing sulphur?
And can you replicate that yourself today in your home.
Turns out, we can use MSM crystals into our bathwater. We can also apply them to the skin to reduce wrinkles and stretch marks. (This is why I include a special form of MSM crystals in Drench facial tonic) MSM is an ally in the battle against premature wrinkling.
MSM hair growth
MSM also is used against hair loss. So technically you could spray some Drench onto your scalp. Don’t know why I haven’t been doing that… hey formulator friends, you can MSM can be combine with magnesium ascorbyl phosphate MAP to make a hair growth treatment.
MSM when taken in capsule form improves strength of hair and nails and smoothes and softens skin. It’s lovingly called “nature’s beauty mineral” because it supports the production of collagen and elastin. That’s why you’ll find it in many beauty supplements such as gummies, chewies and capsules.
But if you don’t want to take a supplement, then these foods are rich in MSM: pine trees, cabbage, eggs, coffee, beer, tea, raw milk, tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, leafy green vegetables, apples, raspberries and whole grains. MSM also helps maintain your pH balance.
So be sure to add MSM to your diet and beauty routine.
Cooking from scratch and using onions and garlic is another easy and tasty way to include natural sulphur in your menu.
One last thing, If you have poor eye health, floaters or blurred vision, do a quick search on Amazon for MSM eye drops – they seem to have helped many with eye issues.
My acupuncturist recommended aloe Vera juice for helping my eyes feel less dry and blurry during menopause. It seems to have helped. I store the bottle in the fridge. It comes with our grocery order.
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MSM for dogs
MSM is often used in conjunction with glucosamine to reduce hip and joint pain. As MSM is found naturally in foods such as leafy green vegetables, alfalfa sprouts, asparagus, tomatoes, and beetroot you may try adding these to your dog’s menu. (Herbs can help your dog too)
MSM has other benefits though – it improves immunity, and also helps eliminate intestinal worms, and also helps your dog cope with allergies. It’s also said to help with diabetes and cancer.
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