We are well into summer now — school will be back in session before you know it. I hope you’ve been enjoying yourself and finding ways to stay active and get outdoors for some contact with nature. Here in Phoenix area, most of us want to avoid melting in the extreme heat so we spend too much time indoors, often inactive. What if you want to brave the heat and do some hiking or paddling around? How can you stay protected and keep your cool? I have some tips for you.
Number one priority — stay hydrated! As a rule of thumb, drink twice the amount of water you do in the cooler months. Not only do we lose water when we perspire profusely in the hot weather, we lose electrolytes. What are electrolytes? They’re minerals that help our bodies maintain proper electrical signaling functions in your muscles and nervous system. Very important! You can replace these using a variety of beverages, but watch out for those that are packed with sugar or nasty artificial sweeteners. Of course there are healthier choices available to you and I’ll share a few of my favorites.
Fruit water is a nice homemade treat made by placing chunks of your favorite fruits in a pitcher, filling with cold water and just a pinch of Himalayan sea salt, and storing that in your refrigerator. It’s easy to grab and pour a tall glass when you come in from working or playing in the yard. Some delicious options are watermelon, cucumber/mint, and lemon/lime. Experiment until you find your favorites. Just be sure to take the peels off your citrus fruits before putting them in the water so it doesn’t get bitter.
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Since the heat is such a bummer, we want to offer you 20% off supplements for the month of July! The biggest gift that I could give to you is ideas on how to stay super hydrated during these months. The amount of water that I have found that we all need to stay hydrated is our body weight in ounces (winter months would be half that amount). Believe me that it wasn’t easy working up to this much in the summer but it has made a huge impact on the way I feel - cooler, more energized, improved tolerance of the heat, better workouts and I feel happier. It’s worth the effort and be patient as it doesn’t happen overnight.Continue Reading
It’s the time of year again that every Phoenix resident dreads, Summer Heat. Too much heat can not only be uncomfortable but it considered a pathogen in Chinese medicine. If it’s heat from the sweltering city sun, or from eating lots of fried, hot, greasy foods, the heat pathogen can cause symptoms such as profuse sweating, parched mouth and throat, constipation, agitation, headaches and heart palpitations.Continue Reading
It’s June and Father’s Day is coming right up. This has me thinking about the men in my life and how much they mean to me. I do all I can to encourage my father, my son, and my fiancé to foster and protect their health through good habits and proper healthcare – it’s one way I show I care. I’m sure you do the same for the men you love.Continue Reading
Fathers, this month is to honor YOU. We here at the Center for Natural Healing would like to extend to you a discount on either a first time office visit to establish yourself at our center or a follow up visit. We know that you are perfect and that you can handle a little fatigue without complaining. Most men surrender though, when their erectile function starts to become compromised and some know to start supporting their aging due to difficulty maintaining a healthy body composition.Continue Reading