Strength From Within
I'd rather be THIN and well than eat, drink or wear that!
therapist and bodyworker Beverly Dunford
You may text or call Beverly Dunford on her cell phone at 1.435.553.8158.
Beverly has been practicing holistic health modalities for 15 years. She graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in October of 2001. She sells near infrared photobiomodulation light systems with infrared and red and low level blue LED lights. These light systems increase the production of nitric oxide in the body which increases circulation and reduces inflammation and pain. Light therapy helps to relax and bring balance to the body so that the body can then heal itself.
Life experiences have developed Beverly into a gifted, compassionate leader in the healing arts. To learn more about the services she offers please visit the different pages of this website.
Beverly is an advocate for the health benefits of soaking in natural geothermal mineral springs loves soaking at Crystal Hot Springs Camping Resort in Honeyville, UT. Crystal Hot Springs has the highest mineral content of any known developed natural hot springs in the world. You will want to add Crystal Hot Springs to your list of hot springs to visit if you are a serious soaker.
Remember to be well hydrated before soaking and to drink water throughout your soak so that you do not get dehydrated while soaking in the mineral water. When the muscles have the proper amount of water that they need to do their pulsating action to push out the metabolic wastes and lactic acid that builds up in the muscle tissue from toxins we eat and breath into our bodies, then we have less pain and better health. It is recommended that you drink 1 quart of water for every 50 pounds of body weight or at least 1/2 oz. of water for every pound of weight. When you are sweating such as what happens when soaking in hot mineral water then it is recommended that you drink 1 oz. of water per pound of body weight.
Visit the website for Crystal Hot Springs to learn more about the amenities offered at Crystal Hot Springs at: CrystalHotSprings.net or call them at
(435)279-8104 for hours and prices.
The Native Americans used to camp by the Madsen Hot Springs located at Crystal Hot Springs Camping Resort
and soak in them because the water was known to have such healing properties. Crystal (Madsen) Hot
Springs 100% natural salt mineral water contains 46,093 total dissolved solids (TDS)
in parts per million. In a 24 hour period there are 900,000 lbs of minerals carried to the surface in
2.4 million gallons of hot water. This hot spring water is coming from 8,000 feet below the earth's
surface and estimated to be around 22,000 years old. From my own experiment in cooking down the minerals,
I found that the hot spring carries twice as many minerals as the cold spring so when soaking in the
winter months when less cold spring is added to the pools, my body is absorbing a higher mineral content
than when soaking in the summer months when more cold water is added to cool the temperature of the hot
spring mineral water.
Within one hour of soaking in the natural mineral water you may begin to feel the benefit of the
trace minerals being absorbed into your body and feel totally relaxed just like when the
doctor puts you on a muscle relaxant pill for back pain. The water feels so wonderful and just makes
makes you appreciate that you are still alive. When you are soaking your body will know when it has
absorbed enough minerals. If you start feeling drained or sick in any way, or just feel that it is
time to get out honor your body and get out for it knows what is best for you.
These are the benefits that Beverly feels she gets from soaking in natural mineral waters:
It draws toxins out of your body as your body sweats to maintain normal body temperature. This is a good
workout for your heart as well. Soaking in 104 degree water for 30 minutes is an aerobic workout for your heart.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and your skin absorbs trace minerals which help you have fewer
cravings thus making it easier to resist alcohol, food and drugs. When you feel you have been in the water
long enough it is important to honor your body and get out. Your body knows when it has had enough and you
may get sick if you overstay the time your body is telling you you need to soak. If you begin feeling light
headed or nauseated it is time to get out. Sipping on water throughout your soak will help keep the muscles
hydrated so that you do not get dehydrated. Make sure you are well hydrated with water before soaking.
It feels good and rejuvenates your body.
It has a good amount of lithium in it which helps make your body feel balanced and calm so it is great for
helping with symptoms of bipolar, depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD and other emotional and mental issues a
person may be experiencing.
It relaxes your muscles and joints and helps relieve chronic inflammation and pain from arthritis and other
physical ailments you may be experiencing if you are properly hydrated with plenty of water before and
It warms you to the bone and makes it easier to do physical therapy type of exercises in the water so it is great for rehabilitation purposes.
It relaxes you for a better nights rest and your body functions better during rest because of the trace
minerals you absorbed.
It helps clear up acne and other skin issues if you keep splashing it over your face or dunk your face under the water a lot.
Your soaking experience will be maximized if your follow these guidelines:
Wear shower shoes to and from the dressing room for better footing and set them at the edge of the pool by your water
container as you soak. You will want shower shoes to be in the changing room / restrooms / showers with. Wet cement can be very slippery and in the summer cement can be very hot.
Remind your children to walk to and from the pools. Wet cement can be very slippery.
Make sure you are not entering the pool on an empty stomach or too full of a stomach.
Make sure you are well hydrated and have consumed an extra amount of water above what you normally
drink in a day before entering the pools. During sweating it is recommended to drink an ounce of water per
day for every pound of body weight. Normally you typically need just 1/2 ounce of water per pound of
body weight a day if you are not sweating.
Carry a non-breakable container of water with you into the pools and keep sipping on water throughout
your soak to remain well hydrated so that you don't get dehydrated and become dizzy or light headed. If
you do, get out immediately and re-hydrate yourself so that you do not faint or overdose on minerals.
Take off all your makeup before entering the pools so that you don't end up with raccoon eyes and mascara
in your eyes and shedding your mass of chemicals from your make up into the pools polluting the water.
Refrain from using chemical laden sun blocks that wash off quickly anyway due to the salt content in
the water and just leave a greasy residue of toxic chemicals in the water. If you are concerned about
sunburns, wear a large light colored brimmed hat and a long sleeved white shirt over your swim suit and keep your body
under the water for the most part. The minerals on your body from the water will act as a natural sun
block to a certain degree and if you are conscious of avoiding the strongest rays between 11 AM and
3:00 PM you most likely won't find getting burned an issue.
These are the minerals in the Madsen Hot Springs at Crystal Hot Springs Camping Resort with
amounts high enough to list. Information about them was gathered from wikipedia.org. Before
someone takes extra mineral supplements it would be wise to consult your doctor for a complete blood
test to see what you are truly deficient in. While soaking in mineral water if your body is telling
you to get out, GET OUT for you have probalby already absorbed all the minerals that your body needs
and it is telling you you have had enough heat and minerals for the time being. Honor your body for
it knows best what you need if you just listen to it.
Alkaline: 378 mg/l - Having the properties of or containing an alkali (calcined ashes). Soil
with a pH value higher than 7.3 is normally referred to as alkaline. This soil property can occur
naturally, due to the presence of alkali salts.
Barium: .39 mg/l- Barium is chemically similar to magnesium, calcium, and strontium, being
even more reactive. It always exhibits the oxidation state of +2. Reactions with chalcogens are highly
exothermic (release energy).
Calcium: 826 mg/l - Calcium is essential for living organisms, in particular in cell physiology,
where movement of the calcium ion Ca2+ into and out of the cytoplasm functions as a signal for many
cellular processes. As a major material used in mineralization of bone, teeth and shells, calcium is the
most abundant metal by mass in many animals.
Chloride: 21,700 mg/l - The chloride ion is formed when the element chlorine, a halogen, gains an
electron to form an anion (negatively charged ion) Cl-. The salts of hydrochloric acid contain chloride
ions and can also be called chlorides. The chloride ion, and its salts such as sodium chloride, are very
soluble in water. It is an essential electrolyte located in all body fluids responsible for maintaining
acid/base balance, transmitting nerve impulses and regulating fluid in and out of cells.
Fluoride: 1.15 mg/l - Fluoride or fluorine deficiency is a disorder which may cause increased
dental caries and possibly osteoporosis due to a lack of fluoride in the diet. The extent to which the
condition truly exists, and its relationship to fluoride poisoning has given rise to some controversy.
Iron: .41 mg/l - Iron plays an important role in biology, forming complexes with molecular
oxygen in hemoglobin and myoglobin; these two compounds are common oxygen transport proteins in
vertebrates. Iron is also the metal used at the active site of many important redox enzymes dealing with
cellular respiration and oxidation and reduction in plants and animals.
Lithium: 11.9 mg/l - The lithium ion Li+ administered as any of several lithium salts has proved
to be useful as a mood-stabilizing drug.
Magnesium: 197 mg/l - In human biology, magnesium is the eleventh most abundant element by mass
in the human body; its ions are essential to all living cells, where they play a major role in
manipulating important biological polyphosphate compounds like ATP, DNA, and RNA. Hundreds of enzymes
thus require magnesium ions to function. Magnesium compounds are used medicinally as common laxatives,
antacids (e.g., milk of magnesia), and in a number of situations where stabilization of abnormal nerve
excitation and blood vessel spasm is required (e.g., to treat eclampsia). Magnesium ions are sour to the
taste, and in low concentrations they help to impart a natural tartness to fresh mineral waters. In
vegetation magnesium is the metallic ion at the center of chlorophyll, and is thus a common additive
Manganese: .019 mg/l - In biology, manganese(II) ions function as cofactors for a large variety
of enzymes with many functions. Manganese enzymes are particularly essential in detoxification of
superoxide free radicals in organisms that must deal with elemental oxygen. Manganese also functions in
the oxygen-evolving complex of photosynthetic plants. The element is a required trace mineral for all
known living organisms.
Potassium: 674 mg/l - Potassium ions are necessary for the function of all living cells.
Potassium ion diffusion is a key mechanism in nerve transmission, and potassium depletion in animals,
including humans, results in various cardiac dysfunctions. Potassium accumulates in plant cells, and thus
fresh fruits and vegetables are a good dietary source of it.
Silver: .0075 mg/l - Silver ions and silver compounds show a toxic effect on some bacteria, viruses, algae
and fungi, typical for heavy metals such as lead or mercury, but without the high toxicity to humans
normally associated with these other metals. Its germicidal effects kill many microbial organisms in
vitro, but testing and standardization of silver products is difficult. Hippocrates, the "father of
Western medicine", wrote that silver had beneficial healing and antidisease properties.
Sodium: 15,200 mg/l - In humans, sodium is an essential nutrient that regulates blood volume,
blood pressure, osmotic equilibrium and pH; the minimum physiological requirement for sodium is 500
milligrams per day. Sodium chloride is the principal source of sodium in the diet, and is used as
seasoning and preservative, such as for pickling and jerky; most of it comes from processed foods.
Strontium: 25.3 mg/l - The human body absorbs strontium as if it were calcium. Due to the chemical similarity of the elements, the stable forms of strontium might not pose a significant health threat — in fact, the levels found naturally may actually be beneficial (see below) - but the radioactive 90Sr can lead to various bone disorders and diseases, including bone cancer. The strontium unit is used in measuring radioactivity from absorbed 90Sr.
A recent in-vitro study conducted the NY College of Dental Sciences using strontium on osteoblasts showed
marked improvement on bone-building osteoblasts. The drug strontium ranelate, made by combining
strontium with ranelic acid, was found to aid bone growth, increase bone density, and lessen vertebral,
peripheral, and hip fractures. Women receiving the drug showed a 12.7% increase in bone density. Women
receiving a placebo had a 1.6% decrease. Half the increase in bone density (measured by X-ray densitometry)
is attributed to the higher atomic weight of Sr compared with calcium, whereas the other half a true
increase in bone mass.
Sulfate: .411 mg/l - Sulfate is a salt of sulfuric acid. Magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom salts,
is used in therapeutic baths.
Small traces of Chromium, Nickel, and Zinc are in the water as well.
This picture was taken at Crystal Hot Springs in Honeyville Utah 84314.
"I'd rather be THIN and well than eat, drink or wear that!"--- Beverly Dunford
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