It may be no secret to you that I love the beach! You know better than anyone that when we are there we both just feel better, don’t you agree? So, you might be wondering what it is exactly that makes us both so happy by the beach. Maybe it’s the fun we have when we are there, or the company that is with us, or the sun, or maybe all of the above. But the truth is the ocean is not just good for lifting our mood, but it also contains many healing properties as well. I am begging you.. before the summer is totally over, take me down to the sea at least once. If you don’t have access to the beach, try the tips below at home to give my body the healing sea boost I crave!
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HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: THE SEA REALLY CAN CURE YOU
People usually feel much happier, relaxed, and healthy when they are by the sea, but why? We may have all heard over time the “healing benefits” of the sea. But what exactly does it heal? And what parts of the ocean are really good for us? Research shows that the ocean helps heal us and benefits us in a multitude of ways. Here are just a few facts of what the ocean can do for us health wise:
-Research shows that the sound of the waves alter wave patterns in the brain resulting in a calmer state and reducing stress
-The minerals in the ocean’s water help with many skin issues such as acne, rosacea, ezema, and other skin conditions. Studies also suggest that these minerals even help to balance depression.
-Iodine, a mineral found in ocean water, boosts thyroid function and improves the immune system.
-Waves crashing on the shore release negative ions which helps to counter act the free radicals in the air. This allows us to have better mental concentration and boosst our immune systems too.
-Swimming in ocean water helps improve blood circulation to our vital organs.
– Studies show that the minerals in the sea air not only decrease stress but the salt also helps to maintain serotonin, tryptamine, and melatonin levels in your brain which of course are our ‘feel good’ brain chemicals that help ward of depression and sadness.
If you can’t make it down to the water’s edge to get some of these amazing benefits you can also take some wonderful supplements from the sea to improve health or bring the ocean into your home.
– Take Spirulina : This nutrient rich blue-green algae is a one of the most nutritious superfoods on the planet. It is packed with phytonutrients such as carotenoids, antioxidants, and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. It is a great source of vegetarian and vegan protein. It helps to boost the immune system, increase brain and cardiovascular function, and is easily digestible. I take Spirulina every day in my healthy greens.
– Kelp: Increasing sea kelp in your diet can help to stimulate thyroid function as well as provide a healthy mineral rich alternative to sodium in cooking. It is packed with immune boosting iodine and there are many other health benefits to taking kelp which you can read about them here.
So make sure not to forget to take your Vitamin Sea so you can also be sea cured.
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