Where to Swim on Vacation?
Recently my daughter Valya and I spent a week in Fiji. Every morning we went for a walk and a soak in the ocean. We tried to stay in the seawater for at least 30 minutes twice a day. We avoided swimming in the bright mid day sun, as we don’t use any suntan lotions and did not want to burn.
The most astonishing thing was that we were almost the only visitors who preferred swimming in the ocean to soaking in a gigantic and fancy swimming pool. Several thousand other guests stayed exclusively in the pool even though the ocean was only 30 feet away from the pool. If you are planning to go on vacation during this holiday season, please consider the following information.
Millions of people in the U.S., mostly women, have thyroid disorders. Low thyroid function affects approximately 20-25 percent of the female population and about 10 percent of males. Research indicates that about 70 percent of women with PMS have low thyroid levels, which make the ovaries less able to produce progesterone leading to PMS symptoms.
The body concentrates Iodine in the thyroid to make thyroid hormones; this is known and accepted. What is missed is that because of this “body priority” usage of Iodine, other tissues in the body end up lacking in this vital nutrient… Do you know what part of the body concentrates Iodine the 2nd most? Breast tissue. There is some interesting data showing that women with low thyroid levels and women who take thyroid medicines have a higher incidence of breast cancer. Iodine is easily assimilated by our bodies during sea bathing and therefore is healing for the thyroid. Have you noticed that your nails become a lot stronger after swimming in the seawater? Strong and healthy nails are a sign of a healthy thyroid.
Providing Iodine is only one of multiple benefits of sea bathing. The ocean contains many vital elements that we need: vitamins, trace elements, mineral salts, amino acids, hormonal and bacteriostatic substances that have biological balancing effects. The body easily assimilates these substances when bathing in seawater. In addition, it has been discovered that seawater is similar in composition to our blood plasma, and is very high in magnesium.
Happy swimming to all those lucky ones who get to enjoy soaking in the seawater this holiday season!
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