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Friday, March 27, 2015

Fair Friday- Detox Bath Salts

Everything you need for today's recipe is probably right in your kitchen. 

This goes together in just minutes. It really smells wonderful. Give it a try.  

I heard recently that the reason it can be difficult those last few pounds is because of toxins accumulated in the fat we are trying to lose.  So just maybe using this bath salt can help with a little weight loss.


Detoxifying Epsom Bath Salts*


2 cups Epsom salt
1  cup baking soda
2 tablespoons ground ginger

Do not eat anything right before or right after the bath. Drink plenty of water after the bath to stay hydrated.

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.

Fill the bath tub with water as hot as you can handle.  This will promote sweating to help push toxins out of your body.

Pour the salt mixture into the water and stir with your hand.  Get into the water all the way to your neck. Soak for at least 20 minutes.

When finished, drain the water and carefully step out of the tub.
Dry off and continue to consume lots of water.


* Recipe adapted from Bath Salts- DIY Bath Salts for Hobby and Gifts, This book is available on amazon

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Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6


Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 160 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org


CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

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