In warm weather, heavy foods with lots of protein and fat can create sluggishness, depression, mental fuzziness.
Lynn's Summer Tips
Summer is the most yang time of the year, encouraging outward and expansive activity.
Enjoy more raw food and cook your food lightly.
Spices bring heat to the surface of the body causing us to sweat which creates a cooling effect.
Eat foods which are cooling but avoid iced drinks and frozen foods like ice cream.
Read Lynn's tips from other seasons:
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.
Keep the body moving. Receive massage as well as exercise to keep the joints mobilized and the tissues fluid.
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.
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(physical, mental, and spiritual) is the power or gift of Spring, according the Chinese Five Element system.
Pay special attention to keeping your lungs healthy during the fall.
Add a scarf and more turtlenecks to your wardrobe.
Eating warming foods will support robust health in fall.