Summer Tips!

Summer is here and once again Mother Nature gives us exactly what we need to stay balanced. Summer is all about pacifying the heat of the season. Consuming and enjoying an abundance of cooling, bitter, astringent and sweet tastes that naturally grow and that are available to us is key to prevent symptoms of excess heat (irritability, anger, sunburn, heartburn, inflammation).
 

Cooling, bitter and astringent vegetables are key to pacify the heat of the summer.

•Asparagus
•Cucumber
•Potatoes
•Broccoli
•Cauliflower
•Celery
•Lettuce
•Kohlrabi
•Peas
•Bell Peppers
•Green and Yellow beans
•Zucchini
•Green leafy vegetables (kale, chard)

Sweet fruits keep us cool and satiate the sweet taste our body desires at this time of year.
   
•Apricots
•Grapes
•Cherries
•Melons
•Berries
•Plums
•Nectarines
•Peaches
•Coconut
•Mango

 
Summer is the time to chill out, relax and play! Here are some helpful tips to ensure you are keeping your lifestyle balanced this season:

•Don’t overheat by overworking, being competitive and rigid. Be spontaneous, try new things and seek adventure.
•Relax in the shade
•Swim to keep yourself cool
•Soak up the sun early morning and late afternoon 
•Walk barefoot in the grass to recharge your body and receive - charge from the earth that counters all the + charge we receive from the city - stress, noise, electromagnetic fields. 
•Reflect and celebrate all you have accomplished this year - so important!!
•Be social and take in the city activities
•Take a vacation or escape to the mountains for quick getaways
•Spend time in nature - be in the woods, the forests, mountains, by the river, streams, waterfalls - the most essential component to a healthy lifestyle
•Vigorous exercise, move, hike, aerobic activity, get out of the gym and onto the fields and pathways
•Recharge your batteries
•Smile, be present, enjoy and have fun!

Summer dinner meal suggestions:

•Trout, basmati rice, grilled zucchini and asparagus
•Chicken, roasted fingerling potatoes, steamed yellow and green beans
•Grilled kabobs (Shrimp, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, pineapple)
•Turkey burger, (garden lettuce bum) stacked with grilled zucchini, sprouts, microgreens, beet greens, avocado, tomato

2 important summer tips:
1) Add George's Aloe Vera Water to your Summer lifestyle (available at health food stores and Vitamins First. 2-4 oz a day added to your water or smoothies will help pacify the heat, keep your internal body cool, alleviate indigestion, soothe and heal any digestive discomfort

2) HYDRATE!!
-drink lots of water, make herbal ice teas, infuse your water with fresh herbs and fruits, add doTerra lemon, wild orange, lime or grapefruit essential oils to boost your antioxidants and keep your body cleansed. Be creative!


Take in all the best of the season and simply enjoy all that summer has to offer!

Yours in health & vitality,
Amy


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Amy Bondar

As a certified holistic nutritionist, eating psychologist and Demartini Method(R) Facilitator, I'm passionate about helping people awaken to the power of foods to heal and bringing back the joy of eating.