The Beach is ACTUALLY healing

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I recently learned about some healing properties of the ocean that I hadn’t heard before and was craving alone time at the beach. I waited for a nice overcast day and bundled up all my goodies to head west.

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I brought a  new Turkish Towel from Yolk , a vintage straw hat,  Jax Coco (nut) water, reading material, and a homegrown grapefruit!

 

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I’ve always taken astrology with a grain of salt, or 50 but I do find one thing to ring true -the elements that are associated with various signs. I’m a water sign and I definitely feel a strong tie to water, particularly the ocean. Wether I’m anxious, depressed, or happy I try to make my way to the ocean. Something about the relentlessness of the  waves  seems to calm my anxiousness.  I know just about everyone in the world finds the beach to be soothing but I recently found out about all these ways in which the ocean is ACTUALLY healing. I was reading  that dimethyl sulfide gas is what causes that ‘ocean smell’ and that negative hydrogen ions fill the air around the ocean.  There are tons of great benefits from these guys; they help us absorb more oxygen, fight free radicals and help balance serotonin levels.  There were some lab tests done, which you can read about here , that studied the effects of being deprived  negative ions and it was shown that without negative ions animals death rates accelerate.  Movingtothebeachnowbye!

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The beach’s healing properties seem to touch on all of our senses; even the sound of waves has  been proven to be healing. They alter the wave pattern in our brain, making us more relaxed.

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Malibu Magazine – they always have such beautiful photos!

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I wish doctors would prescribe ocean soaks. It’s filled with minerals, vitamins and and many other beneficial elements. All can be ours when we go swimming in the ocean! Our body absorbs the minerals and vitamins, helping to promote a healthy immune system and heal wounds.

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My Han Kjobenhavn glasses or Hank as Mike refers to them. I don’t believe this style is in production anymore but I’ve been wanting a second pair, pretty bad track record with losing sunglasses. If anyone sees them anywhere online leave a comment!

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Did you know our blood has the same percentage of salt as the ocean? I love that we are all still tied to where we came from

 

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