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Don’t Forget to Take Your Vitamin…. Sea??

Aloha!

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!

Adventure awaits!

I Love you,

Your Body

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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Depressed? Spice up your Life!

Ciao,

Every now and again…we all might feel a little blue. While my red blood does run true blue, I am not talking about that. I am talking about when our minds just don’t feel that happy or excited about life. As your body, this is very concerning to me because I want you to, not only be happy, but healthy too. It may seem easier to pop a pill or pour a ‘not so healthy’ beverage for yourself instead of something else… but in the long run this will not help, but actually hurt the both of us more. So, what am I suggesting? I am suggesting you spice up your life! By adding this simple spice to your diet you can easily increase your mood and balance your attitude.  So say bye-bye to the blues!

You know I am always on the look out for you!

I love you,

Your Body!

HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: TURMERIC CAN HELP BOOST YOUR MOOD AND WARD OFF DEPRESSION!

Recent research published in Phytotherapy Research, indicates that the
spice turmeric, which is what gives curry that pretty orange color, is a highly potent spice that helps to boost moods naturally. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has also been shown to assist the body in combating a variety of health issues from various cancers, to diabetes, and heart disease. This spice has been used in India for years and has many healing properties both internally and externally. The study indicated that turmeric was more effective at balancing moods in extremely depressed people when compared to its medical counterpart, Prozac – which has been linked to other serious health issues like suicidal tendencies and mental disorders. Turmeric seems to be a safe, inexpensive, effective, and yummy way to combat depression naturally.

I personally consume turmeric almost daily. It is a great spice to cook and juice with, and also sprinkle on salads or dips. One of my favorite ways to consume turmeric is to sprinkle on a fresh avocado and eat with a spoon. It is also amazing in soups and even hot tea!  So spice up your life and health with this potent healing ingredient. Check out my Raw Cashew Curry recipe below that contains this happy spice!

Brittney’s Raw Cashew Curry

* Can be used as a sauce or a dip

1 cup of organic raw unsalted cashews (soaked)

2 table spoons of organic coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt

1 tablespoon of organic turmeric

2 table spoons of water

*raw organic garlic is option for added spice

* adjust thickness of mixture by adding more or less water.

Soak cashews in bowl of water for at least an hour, then place all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend till creamy.  Enjoy! 😉

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