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Do Epsom Salt Baths Actually Do Anything?

The murky science behind the age-old ritual

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Every week, the Nuance will go beyond the basics, offering a deep and researched look at the latest science and expert insights on a buzzed-about health topic.

EEpsom salt has been around for centuries; medical texts from the early 1900s refer to it as…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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