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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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ANTI…biotics??

Howdy,

Antibiotics are the modern-day go to for you to pump into me when I am down and out. But are they really the end all be all for health and for me? As your body, I want you to know that I am not Anti-Antibiotics, as there may be a time and place that I really need them…. But,  I would love for you to just explore some healthy alternatives that might get us a little more bang for our buck and boost my immune system in the process.

Nature usually has the answers… I am just saying 🙂

Love Your Body

HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY:

Oil of Oregano- Natures Powerful Antibiotic

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When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 it was a miracle. His discovery saved many lives and since his time Antibiotics have become the go to health fix for many types of health issues. It seems now a days that doctors will prescribe Antibiotics for just about anything. The problem is that antibiotic resistance is building up and when you take Antibiotics you are also killing a lot of good bacteria along with the bad. This process can throw off your whole system leading to various other health issues. When in doubt about your health, looking to nature is always a good thing to do. So what is one of nature’s most powerful Antibiotics? Oil of Oregano, is a powerful natural antibiotic that has proven to be even more powerful than Fleming’s penicillin.

This potent Oil, which comes from remote regions of the Mediterranean ,was used by Greeks as a cure for may health issues. Oil of Oregano has shown to be powerful against fungal infections, candida, cold and flu viruses, E coli, Staphylococcus, Listeria, allergies, digestive issues,  and yeast infections to name a few. It also has anticarcinogenic properties  that may help to protect the body and skin from cancers. All in all it is a very powerful substance and one that should be a staple in your alternative medicine cabinet. This oil can be taking internally and also placed directly on skin for rashes or other skin ailments.

In our modern-day world filled with prescription drugs and other chemicals it is a breath of fresh air to have a natural secret weapon that is powerful against so many health issues. When purchasing Oil of Oregano make sure to research the brand, potency, and purity of the oil as you want to ensure you get the quality you deserve.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Do you remember when we were little kids and it was so much fun to laugh?!

Do you remember the last time you laughed so hard we started to cry?!

Well, it has been a while hasn’t it?

Laughing is something I really enjoy so can we do more of that please?It reduces my stress, makes me feel younger, heals me, and most of all it is super, duper fun!!

So just remember to laugh a little more.. like we used to! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Here is to peeing our pants we laugh so hard!

I Love You,

Your Body

Health Tip Of The Day: LAUGHTER REALLY IS THE BEST MEDICINE!                   Kayla laughing

We have all heard the phrase laughter is the best medicine but is that really true? Research shows that laughter is not only good for our souls and our mental wellbeing, but it is good for our internal body as well. In fact, laughter stretches your muscles, burns calories, and allows the body to get more oxygen. Here are some facts of how laughter really does a body good according to WEB MD:

**Increased Blood flow: __ Researchers at the University of Maryland studied the effects on blood vessels when people were shown either comedies or dramas. After the screening, the blood vessels of the group who watched the comedy behaved normally — expanding and contracting easily. But the blood vessels in people who watched the drama tended to tense up, restricting blood flow.

**Immune response: __Increased stress is associated with decreased immune system response. Studies have shown that the ability to use humor may raise the level of infection-fighting antibodies in the body and boost the levels of immune cells, as well.

**Stabilizing Blood sugar levels: __One study of 19 people with diabetes looked at the effects of laughter on blood sugar levels. After eating, the group attended a tedious lecture. On the next day, the group ate the same meal and then watched a comedy. After the comedy, the group had lower blood sugar levels than they did after the lecture.

**Better Sleep and Relaxation: __The focus on the benefits of laughter really began with Norman Cousin’s memoir, Anatomy of an Illness. Cousins, who was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a painful spine condition, found that a diet of comedies, like Marx Brothers films and episodes of Candid Camera, helped him feel better. He said that ten minutes of laughter allowed him two hours of pain-free sleep.