Published in


The Nuance

Do Epsom Salt Baths Actually Do Anything?

The murky science behind the age-old ritual

Photo: vicnt/Getty

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…




Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

Recommended from Medium

How to go about purchasing a latexmattress https://t.co/AkDV3XnfdD

How a Breast Cancer Patient’s Strength Inspires Her Doctor

The Germ-Cleaning Power of an Open Window

Why Is Acne More Prevalent Than Ever?

Midnight musings on importance of fever and imminence of death

Your Guide To Cystic Acne

Is It Really Better to Lose Weight Gradually?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
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.

More from Medium

The Risks of Antibiotic Overuse


Let’s Get Down and Dirty

Hands planting seedlings in garden covered in dirt

Tony Scott’s Genius