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Thibault Jeanson

Take a bath with Epsom salts. They’re rich in magnesium, which is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and a natural muscle relaxant, says Mark Hyman, M.D., the founder of the UltraWellness Center and the author of The Blood Sugar Solution ($28, amazon.com). Magnesium also seems to have a soothing effect on the nervous system; studies indicate that the mineral can help lower anxiety and improve sleep. Hyman’s formula: Put 10 drops of lavender oil (also shown to help promote a state of calm) in 2 cups of Epsom salts. Add to warm water and soak in it for 20 minutes.