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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Health Benefits of Sea Water


 
 
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Sea water, such as are found in oceans, contains approximately 35 grams of salt per liter of water, according to the National Weather Service. This salty water offers several health benefits, although it should be noted that drinking excessive sea water, or salt water for that matter, can potentially lead to several diseases, including hypernatremia. Using sea water as a form of therapy, also known as thalassotherapy, The word comes from Greek Thalassa, meaning water, and Therapia meaning to cure. It is on record that Hyppocrate was the first to the use sea water for healing purpose during his era.

Skin Sores and Ear Infections
An Australian study published at the National Institutes of Health website suggests that salt water swimming pools can have a positive effect on pyoderma (skin sores) and “perforations of the tympanic membrane” (ear infection) in children under the age of 17. The study concluded that the incidences of these two medical issues decreased by 50 percent in Aboriginal children after regular exposure to the sea water in newly constructed salt water swimming pools. The study goes on to say that “swimming in a salt water pool provides the equivalent of a nasal and ear washout and cleans the skin.”

Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is a type of chronic skin disease characterized by inflamed, itchy skin; it’s also a type of eczema. A Japanese report published by the National Oceanographic Data Center, suggests that sea water is an effective treatment for atopic dermatitis. The sea water provides itching and burning relief to those with this type of eczema. The study goes on to say that the treatment is more effective when deep sea salt water is used rather than surface sea water because of the various bacteria found near the surface.

Bronchitis Relief
Inhaling sodium chloride, or salt from sea water, in aerosol form is called halotherapy. Traditionally, this type of therapy was accomplished through prolonged exposure to salt mines and other high salt concentrated areas, but today the same effect can be reproduced via aerosol forms of salt. This type of therapy was used in a 1995 study for treating patients suffering from acute bronchitis. The results showed favorable changes in metabolic activity, normalization of serotonin levels, and a decrease in the unbalance of the lipid peroxidation-antioxidant system. Halotherapy is commonly used in Europe and other Eastern countries as a treatment for COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as for other types of respiratory diseases.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

Sea water treatment has been shown to improve the effects of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in patients suffering from the diseases. A study published at PubMed.gov was conducted on location at the Dead Sea, which is the most salt-concentrated body of water in the world, and the study consisted of a steady regimen of bathing in sea water along with exposure to solar UV rays. The results showed substantial improvements in joint pain and skin irritation by the participating patients, especially when mud packs and sulfur baths were added to the sea water bathing regimen. Many homeopathic treatment centers now offer sea water baths as a way to “recreate” the positive health benefits of the Dead Sea.

Other health benefits of Sea sea includes
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1. Sea water has similar composition as our blood plasma
2. Sea water contains the same 84 vital elements found also in the human body. These elements include: vitamins, mineral salts, trace elements and amino acids.
3. Sea water is also rich in living micro organisms that produce beneficial antibiotic,antimicrobial and antibacterial substances.
4. Humans have the natural ability to easily assimilate all these elements.
5. The salt contained in the sea water helps remove toxins from the skin and acts as a natural exfoliator. It removes dead cells and encourages production of new ones.
6. Sea water replenishes our skin with minerals, magnesium in particular improves its hydration and as well as its overall appearance.
7. Sea water has great antiseptic properties and useful in healing minor wounds, cuts, rashes and abrasions, salt and potassium chloride seem to be majorly responsible for these beneficial mending effects.
8. One of the most important sea water health benefits lies in its ability to heal damaged and irritated skins
9. Sea water can reduce can reduce inflammations and help cure many skin disorders, even eczema
10. It increases skin elasticity

SEA WATER AND IMMUNE SYSTEM
1. Swimming in the sea water can greatly contribute to overall health
2. A study has shown that sea water grown tomatoes has greater amount of antioxidants than those grown using fresh water. The Study has further found that these tomatoes can improve the body’s defense against heart disease and cancer.
3. Sea water increases the level of oxygen in our blood stream and thereby the number of beneficiaries elements needed by the blood to fight off free radicals
4. Sea Air, and water are full of negatively charged ions which are powerful antioxidants.
Inhaling sea mist can therefore improve the immune system and enhance the overall health of every cell and organ in the body.
5. The iodine contained in Sea Water supports our immune system and boosts thyroid activity
6. Sea water improve circulation due to its concentration of minerals
7. Sea water has the ability to relieve bronchitis and sinusitis, helps loosen mucus and treat pulmonary problems, reducing stress and healing the mind is one of the greatest sea water benefits.


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