More than any other time of year we find in our therapy centre that patients are suffering from aching muscles. This can frequently be put down to stress, tension and over exertion, however, it may also be that the mineral balance is not quite right in the body and certain salts or minerals need topping up.
We rely on certain nutrients to keep us ticking over nicely:
Potassium helps the muscles to perform smoothly and transmits electrical impulses through the tissues, lack of potassium can cause constipation, irregular heartbeat and muscular cramping.
Vitamin B6 protects the immune system and cells your body needs this to maintain proper bodily function including muscle function.
Magnesium helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function.
A diet rich in lovely green vegetables will improve the mineral and vitamin balance in your body
tofu, nuts, green veg, pumpkin = magnesium
bananas, potato skins, prunes & prune juice = potassium
red meat, fish, poultry, raisins, potatoes, lentils and prunes = iron.
meat, fish, vegetables, nuts, seeds = vitamin b6
So...tuck in and eat well through these winter months to keep your muscles in tip top condition, exercise and stretch...and at the end of the day bathe in mineral salts to help rebalance....see our magic mineral bath with cumin,orange and ginger. x
Skin care Guru lives and works in rural Norfolk with her family.