Bring It On, Sole Water—Show Us The Magic!

I grew up hearing this cheesy commercial often, but the song is catchy!

Yes, Bain de Soleil has a different spelling of “sole” (both refer to the sun) but it’s pronounced the same.

 

Happy Birthday, Mom!

XOXOXOOX

 

Dear Friends,

 

Hi there! Below you’ll find the links I mentioned in the video that will explain how to make sole water and why you’d want to do it in the first place.

Even though this is just a small amount of water and Himalayan pink salt, please check with your doctor before embarking on this; better safe than sorry!

https://www.savorylotus.com/reason-why-i-drink-salt-water-sole/

For a longer list of benefits, check out this link:

https://wellnessmama.com/12158/make-sole/

 

Lose It! Update

Blogger Kitt O’Malley and I have been participating in the free Lose It! program. Today I was thrilled to learn our fellow blogging pal Bipolar On Fire has joined us in Lose It!’s “Bipolar Battlers” community group which you can find on the Lose It! website under “Community.”

I’ve lost 15 pounds, I stopped my nightly binges, and I’m figuring out with my therapist how I can break the insidious emotional overeating cycle.

Keep in mind you don’t need to be in a group; you can go solo or create your own group –

visit this link to make it happen!

Let me know if you have questions. 

 

As for that stressful situation I referred to in the video, I promise I’ll include it in next Friday’s post! (Hint: It involves a writer’s fragile ego…um, yeah, my ego. And there might be a silver lining to it. So y’all come back to my blog next Friday, ya hear?)

Speaking of stress, I wish you anything BUT a stressful weekend!!!

Love,

Dyane

p.s. Here’s the link to a British podcast I just started listening to during my walks with Lucy. I’m really enjoying listening to the insights of the hosts Sydney Timmins, a writer, and Becky Lawrence, a secondary school teacher. There’s even a rumor I might be a guest on it this spring!

MENTAL HEALTH BOOK CLUB PODCAST

Twitter: @MHBC_Podcast

Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

Foreword by the acclaimed perinatal psychiatrist and author Dr. Carol Henshaw.

Please visit Amazon to order a Kindle or paperback version—thank you!

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Bring It On, Sole Water—Show Us The Magic!

  1. Wow, a BIG congratulations on the weight loss Dyane! You look great!!! I need to do whatever you’re doing. Could I hire Lucy as my personal trainer?

    I’m tempted to try the sole water too, especially if it works for you. I’ve been mired in fatigue since winter started., and I miss having energy SO much.

    I hope your book promotion is still going well! I’ve been mostly offline since the holidays but I’m getting caught up on your blogs. Hope you and Lucy are having a great year so far! XOXO

    • Thanks so much, Lisa!!!! Come try Lose It! with me – I’d loooove it and you can be as minimal on it as you choose. I gave up the sole water because, frankly, it was gross but what really did it was that I had a sore throat and that was the last thing I wanted to have, LOL! Please keep visiting me at the new blog site over at http://www.dyaneharwood.com. As for book promotion…..sigh. 😦 Miss you and hope you’re doing great!!!! p.s. I’ll let Lucy know you’re interested in being her client! p.p.s. please let me know if you find anything that helps out with the fatigue!

  2. Hail Empress Percolatia, Master of Losing It! I’m throwing up the Banners of Awesomness in celebration. I pray all’s awesome now that the stressful situation is (hopefully) off and away. Hugs and more hugs! xxxxxxxxx

    • Thank you so much, my lovely one – I’m so sorry you had that nasty, nasty bug and I send you magical healng vibes from the Land of Empress Percolatia! I think you’ll appreciate irony of the stressful situation–looking forward to your take on it! XOXO

  3. Lady, who you lost them so fast now. can feel you still tired some, but happy you not looking stressed and hyped since book launch came and went cool right? am waiting for next friday, as for sea water we have instead held here in my country that they help out with lots and we get our evidence from those who go deep themselves and carry jogs of sea water to go use back at home. maybe not the same sea water am babbling about meh

    • Thank you so much – I trust you more than you know, Fairy G. No package yet, by the way. Maybe tomorrow? I’ll email you the moment after I see it! And sea water has always been known as healing and restorative too, but I wouldn’t drink ours here since it’s polluted. :(((

      Once again, big congrats on your latest CBT Therapist achievement and to Alain for his accomplishment as well!!!!!! XOOXOX

    • Thanks so much, Cass – I’m hoping I get more energy out of this and I’ll certainly let you know! Even 5 pounds weighs a lot. Next time you’re at Target or another store that sells small dumbbells, lift a 5 or 10 pounder and you’ll see what I mean – they are HEAVY! To think of that weight affecting one’s joints (not to mention jean size, LOL) – well, it definitely helps in the motivation department! 🙂

  4. Congrats on your weight loss so far. Thrilled that BipolaOnFire has joined us on LoseIt!

    Couldn’t resist researching drinking sea salt brine.

    Pink Himalayan Sea Salt: An Update

    The claims of health benefits from pink Himalayan sea salt are not supported by a shred of evidence. In fact, its vaunted “84 trace minerals and elements” include several poisons and many radioactive elements.

    https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/pink-himalayan-sea-salt-an-update/

    • Wow – I must check out that link “science-based medicine” – and I’ll share it with the psychiatrist who shared the info. about it, and see what she says. :)) I’ll let you know! I love how you research!!!

      • The source could have been full of it. My understanding is that sea salt, properly sourced (not containing heavy metals and poisons), added to water makes electrolyte water. But… I’m no expert.

    • I checked out Harriet’s article and while it was crystal-clear (pun intended) she felt sole water was a waste of time, she cited a study that pointed to some benefits from this practice & assuaged my concerns that drinking the substance could be dangerous. I’m copying & pasting it below-would love your two cents! And I’ll try this experiment out for a month and if I don’t notice anything, then I’m stopping it. I also want a little more info. from Dr. Ellen Vora (the psychiatrist who brought this sole to my attention) to see if she has personally noticed a difference.

      2007 FENESTRA LABS STUDY OVERVIEW

      This study was performed by FENESTRA RESEARCH LABS clinical study personnel on sight in Las Vegas, Nevada. The OPTIMAL WELLNESS TEST portion of this research was done using proprietary devices and methodologies developed by FENESTRA RESEARCH LABS.

      This was a 30-day, 70-subject study drawn from a large population of subjects in good general health. The subjects were randomized into two groups, 50-subjects on live product (Original Himalayan Crystal Salt®) and 20-subjects taking a generic sea salt respectively. The group of 20 subjects was the placebo control. The group of 50 subjects was the Test Group (TG).

      The Test Group (TG) consumed a solution prepared for them by Fenestra Research Labs staff of healthcare professionals in advance, of brine (sole) made with (Original Himalayan Crystal Salt®). Each subject in the TG consumed every morning one (1) teaspoon of the prepared sole solution stirred well into to an eight (8) ounce glass of purified water upon rising, on an empty stomach. The TG Subjects did not consume any other drink, vitamin, supplements, or food for the next one-half hour minimum time.

      The Control Group (CG) consumed a solution prepared for them in advance by Fenestra Research Labs staff of healthcare professionals, a brine solution made with generic sea salt. Each subject in the CG consumed every morning one (1) teaspoon of the prepared brine solution stirred well into to an eight (8) ounce glass of purified water upon rising on an empty stomach. The CG subjects did not consume any other drink, vitamin, supplements, or food for the next one-half hour minimum time.

      Baseline data was collected from each client having a clean body before they were provided the product. Healthcare professionals with Optimal Wellness Test research experience collected this data. Staff consists of experienced hospital, doctor, and private healthcare professionals.
      Baseline Test #1 consists of:
      Optimal Wellness Test
      (urine and saliva samples)
      Blood pressure
      Pulse
      Temperature
      Respiration
      Signed consent for testing and products
      The above Baseline tests were re-run at the 14-day and 30-day of this study for analysis, comparison, and evaluation.

      Optimal Wellness Test:
      The Optimal Wellness Analyzer is an analytical system that applies cutting edge science to evaluate health at the cellular level. Objective testing procedures are the basis for this analysis, so there is no subjective input from the tester. A computer-based software program provides printouts with the cellular imbalances brought to light. The Optimal Wellness Test runs a combination of 39 tests run on non-fasting urine and non-fasting saliva.

      CONCLUSION

      At the baseline testing for this study, all 70 subjects Optimal Wellness Test numbers presented in the red zone, indicating at least 35% away from normal Wellness numbers in Mineralization, Oxidative Stress Indicators, and Hydration.
      Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Results:
      Mineralization – 58% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), Remaining 56% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range).
      Oxidative Stress – 44% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), Remaining 56% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range).
      Hydration – 49% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), Remaining 51% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range).
      Generic Sea Salt Results:
      Mineralization – 0% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), 16% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range), and the remaining 84% still in the Red Zone (at least 35% out of Wellness range).
      Oxidative Stress – 4% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), 19% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range), and the remaining 77% still in the Red Zone (at least 35% out of Wellness range).
      Hydration – 6% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), 13% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range) and the remaining 81% still in the Red Zone (at least 35% out of Wellness range).
      Hydration – 6% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), 13% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range) and the remaining 81% still in the Red Zone (at least 35% out of Wellness range).
      CONCLUSION:

      Original Himalayan Crystal Salt was shown to be a highly effective product for the normalizing of mineralization in the human body. It has also shown to be effective in helping to stabilize pH and Oxidative Stress numbers in the human body. Hydration indicators showed an average of ten percent increase over the course of this study.
      Original Himalayan Crystal Salt has not demonstrated any adverse side effects or organ system involvement, contraindications, or interactions with any food or drug, allowing the product to be used for extended periods of time. The time course and strength of its effects make it a viable alternative to common sea salt.

      • Thank you SO much for the compliment, Kitt! I’m going to take a look at Harriet Hall’s article about the salt now – I’m so curious! I don’t want to waste my time (or anyone else’s) doing this pink Himalayan salt routine or–gasp–recommend something unsafe.

    • Thanks, you two – your comments made me feel great. 🙂 Now I just want to get my energy back! I’m very curious to see what’s up with my thyroid…..

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