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Lynn's Summer Tips

Avoid foods that cause sluggishness
In warm weather, heavy foods with lots of protein and fat can create sluggishness, depression, mental fuzziness.…
Be joyful, active, and social
Summer is the most yang time of the year, encouraging outward and expansive activity. …
Cook foods lightly in summer
Enjoy more raw food and cook your food lightly.…
Cool off with warming spices
Spices bring heat to the surface of the body causing us to sweat which creates a cooling effect.…
Cooling foods
Eat foods which are cooling but avoid iced drinks and frozen foods like ice cream.…

Read Lynn's tips from other seasons:

Fall
  • Breathing - Pay special attention to keeping your lungs healthy during the fall.…
  • Clothing - Add a scarf and more turlenecks to your wardrobe.…
  • Diet - Eating warming foods will support robust health in fall.…
Spring
  • Diet - It's time to re-introduce more raw foods to the diet to both cool and cleanse the body. Also, quickly sautee or steam vegetables.…
  • Exercise - Keep the body moving. Receive massage as well as exercise to keep the joints mobilized and the tissues fluid. …
  • Sleep - Get to bed early enough to be asleep by 11 p.m. This is the time when Liver qi, the organ and type of qi most assoicated with the Spring, is most active in its work of "seeing" your future. …
  • Stress Management - The transition from the depth of Winter to the activity and intense growth of Spring can be rough. Irritability, headaches, respiratory problems and other symptoms associated with stress may increase. Movement is essential!…
  • Vision: The Gift of Spring - Vision(physical, mental, and spiritual) is the power or gift of Spring, according the Chinese Five Element system. …
Winter
  • Diet - Reduce raw foods…
  • Exercise - Warm the muscles and avoid over-exertion…
  • Meditation - Make time to withdraw from external stimulus…
  • Sleep - Sleep more or add time to rest…
  • Social Life - Smaller gatherings at home…