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Go to the Water - Transdermal Magnesium and a Raw Chocolate Recipe

Go To The Water

Well hello there. It's Emma-Louise, the Kimchi lady, with your Spring update. 


One of my favourite writers said this a while ago. She was talking about the healing properties of water. I've been obsessed with water for a while - waterfall meditations, drinking it, and, most obsessively, using it as a way of immersing myself in minerals and sea salt. 

About a year ago I was at the end of my tether because my chronic eczema was flaring up again, and on it's way to covering both my arms. People thought I'd been burnt. The doctors and their steroid creams were doing more harm than good. Fortunately auntie google came to my rescue and suggested transdermal magnesium (i.e. when active ingredients are delivered through the skin). As a last resort I bought a couple of bags of magnesium flakes from the chemist, threw some into a hot bath and almost cried with relief.

One (yes, one!) bath and my skin had calmed down and softened. Two weeks and my life long eczema was pretty much gone. Better still, problems I didn't even know know were linked to a magnesium deficiency were disappearing. Magnesium is responsible for carrying all the other nutrients around the body so it's no wonder.

Medical doctors aren't trained in nutrition so they can't prescribe what they don't know about but the few that are aware are shouting loudly about how a lot of conditions they prescribe medication for could simply be treated with magnesium.

Apparently a conservative estimate is that at least half of us are deficient. Unless you eat a Japanese diet high in seaweed and dark leafy greens you are probably one of them. Ridiculously, a magnesium deficiency won't show up in an NHS blood test because the vast majority of it is stored in our bones and tissues. So, why not just try a magnesium bath a few times a week and see how you feel. And how about some chocolate? Raw dark chocolate is one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium and obviously, it's delicious!

Here's an easy recipe;

Raw Chia Chocolate

6 Tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder
100 gms Raw Cacao Butter
Approx 3 Tablespoons of Agave/Maple Syrup/Raw Honey to taste
Pinch of Himalayan Salt
Chia Seeds - as many as you like

Melt the cacao butter over a bowl of hot water on a very low heat, or in your oven on the lowest heat.

Add the sweetener, salt, chia seeds and cacao powder and stir well. Put the mixture in the oven for another 15mins to temper.

Pour into moulds, or ice cube trays and refrigerate for about two hours until set.

If you find dark chocolate too bitter, grate in some cashews or hazelnuts to give more of a milk chocolate taste, you can also add some vanilla essence.

Enjoy x



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