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AUDIO: Dr. Maoshing Ni - How Can Women Activate Their Body’s Rejuvenating Power?

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Of course, you don’t want to be overweight at any age because, yes, you have fat reserve for your hormones, but at the same time it puts stress on your heart, increase the likelihood of developing diabetes and other kinds of problems. So ideal weight is if you feel good or optimal, if you have energy, if you can climb three flights of stairs without getting out of breath, and so that’s really sort of the gauge by which we look at ideal weight.

Todd:
Weight and insomnia have so much in common and the proper rest that a woman gets each day. Do you have a good Chinese medicine cure for women who are struggling with insomnia?

Dr. Maoshing Ni:
Yes, I tell them to soak their feet in hot water before bedtime. I know that sounds funny.

Todd:
I know it does; it gives them time to settle down without any outside interference.

Dr. Maoshing Ni:
Yeah, of course, because what happen is there are all these thoughts and energies in their head. By soaking your feet, and you can add some Epsom salt, for example, in the bath, you can allow your whole body to relax and you can do a very simple meditation just as you are soaking. You allow all the tension and stress to leave your body and dump it into that water, just allow to release, and very magically within 10-15 minutes you unwind, you relax, you will be able to go to sleep.

Of course, there are many different herbs that I recommend, ranging from jujube date seeds to the passionflower or valerian root, all of which can be bought at the health store.

Todd:
Dr. Mao, what is it about Epsom salt, and it seems like it provides so many wonderful healing elements. Is it just salt in general or Epsom salt?

Dr. Maoshing Ni:
No, Epsom salt is actually magnesium sulfate. So it’s not, when it’s salt is because any kind of mineral is considered salt in the old days, but magnesium, as we all know, helps to pull out lactic acid in the muscles which causes cramping and fatigue of the muscles, and allow the magnesium balances, it counter-balances the calcium.

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