Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Ailment: Eczema

Remedy: Sea water

The ocean is a rich soup of minerals and vital energy. All kinds of minerals flow back into the sea from the rivers - it is the ultimate depository. The surf continually ionises and aerates the water. Seawater, provided it is not polluted, is a boost to health and long life.

When you swim, your skin (and the odd gulp of water) is able to take in nutrients that you may be lacking (contrary to many old-fashioned doctors who say your skin is an impervious barrier). This is one reason why walking on the beach and getting your feet wet in seawater is so healthy. It is a cure for many skin complaints such as eczema and fungal infections.

Your body is like a complex battery and walking barefoot on the beach or on the earth grounds it and has ionising effects. Walking barefoot massages the numerous nerve endings in your feet, and positively affects the functioning of your internal organs. The human body evolved with bare feet, not shoes.

Most oceans are also cold. A regular swim (once a week or more frequently) subjects your body to healthy stresses and boosts your immune system and resistance to diseases. A cold environment is alkalising.

If you live far from the ocean, and cannot access it regularly, a clean, fresh mountain stream or unpolluted river is a good substitute. It is important that the water is alive and moving, not dead or stagnant. Ideally, it should have flowed over waterfalls and rapids, aerating and enlivening it. As proof that it is alive, an abundance of plant life, fish and animals should be living in that water. What is good for nature is good for you.

Comment posted by Simon of Perth, WA, Australia on 2 February 2012 at 20:22       585

Growing up in the southwest and surfing mainly from the age of 16 - 19 was when I experienced the benefits of the minerals & salts in the ocean. It always made me feel happy and only recently I learnt about how the skin has a pH5.5 and allows magnesium & other minerals to be absorbed topping up levels. This helped me understand if the levels of minerals are very low in drinking water and food (as they are in West Australia where I live) I could become more depressed & dehydrated. Since getting back in the ocean, and drinking mineralised water, I have been back to normal.

Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 12 May 2010 at 20:27       183

Clean seawater, fresh ionised air, sunshine (and all the wonderful vitamin D it creates), and the enjoyment of walking on the beach or swimming in the ocean, all combine to be quite healing.