A Beach’s gift to you

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By: Dr. Mary Nochimson

1. 🌞 The gift of bone health. Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium and promote bone growth.

2. The gift of immune health. Vitamin D is not just important for bone health, it also neutralizes the damaging effects as a result of inflammation. It also boosts your body’s production of microbe-fighting proteins. The salt detoxifies the body and helps fight acne-causing bacteria.

3. The gift of skin health. The sand and salt are natural exfoliants for the skin. They remove dirt and dead skin cells and uncover fresh new cells underneath leaving your skin looking fresh and healthy. The salt helps restore the protective barrier in skin and helps it hold hydration. The salt water helps restores the skin’s natural pH balance. It provides vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that the skin needs to stay clear and healthy.

4. The gift of respiratory health. Inhaling the salts in the beachy air helps to thin the mucus along the airways making it easier to breathe. Salt ions purify the air and may increase lung capacity and reduce physical ailments.

5. The gift of relaxation. The combination of beach features help create an image of relaxation. The beautiful sky in combination with the sounds of the beach waves, the smell of the air and the taste of the ocean mist, the feeling of the sun’s rays hitting the skin, the feeling of the salts and sand massaging your feet and toes all create this beautiful experiences

No beach? No problem!

Get the benefits of “The Sun” 🌞

  1. People who don’t get any sun exposure — it should be perfectly fine to take a supplement of 1000 to 2000 IUs a day based on your daily dietary intake.
  1. If you are not near the beach, another way to get your dose of Vitamin D, is infrared (red) light. These can be found in gyms, spas or salon. Some chiropractors and massage therapists may also have them. Doesn’t hurt to ask 😉. When you ask, ask the cost BUT also ask if they have any package deals! 

Get the benefits of “The Salt”

  1. Salt rooms are becoming growingly popular and they usually have groupons and packages or monthly memberships.
  2. Sea (Himalayan) Salt inhalers are great if you are experiencing asthma or breathing difficulties from a cold, flu or allergies. You can find these for $15 on Amazon.
  3. You can make your own salt scrub by putting a pinch of ground Sea salt in your facial wash.

Get the benefits of “The Relaxation”

  1. You can find the sound of the ocean right on your phone. In addition to the sounds of the ocean, pink noise and white noise are also very relaxing.
  2. Put some crushed Himalayan salt in the tub and take a nice warm bath

Dr. Mary’s Pearl of Wisdom: Go to the beach in your home. Draw the warm bath 🛀 and sprinkle some sear salt granules. Do not disturb your phone and find tunes to ocean waves. Take a nice deep breath in and breathe out today’s negative thoughts. Close your eyes and meditate on the ocean 🌊. Take it in through all the senses – what it looks like, sounds like, smells like, feels like, tastes like. Take in the daylight, moonlight, sunrise or sunset and appreciate the way the lights reflect and refract on the water. For 5 minutes, see where you go in your mind and body… acknowledge it… appreciate it… take a deep breath in. Breath out and open your eyes.