Your body rested and rejuvenated during the winter. Your body cleansed during the spring. And now your body is ready to surf, dance, move, run, play and have fun! If only we can afford to just passionately play for 3 months.
Nonetheless, we need to take care of our temple to make sure it gets from A to Z with little or no pain. So even though it’s against that firey passion of going, going, going nature, it’s important to get some rest too and eat well to support all your activities. You may want to take some time to stretch before you go on that 10 mile hike down to the exotic waterfalls or Havasupai or be well prepared if you are even thinking about participating in the Triatholon race. And of course, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Some good harmonizing foods to keep our fire balance are:
Amaranth and Quinoa
Large leafy greens such as kale, collards, dandelions
And of course Fruits:
All the juicy summertime fruits that keep you hydrated such as various berries, watermelon, oranges. Etc.
You also can wear harmonizing colors such as red or fluorescents.
Last but not least, after you have had your 15 minutes of non-sunscreen dose of sunshine (good for vitamin D production), you may want to use some sun-screen!
I know that I have very great skin because I am half Asian, however I strongly believe in protecting my skin as well. Some people believe that the higher the SPF the better. Are they better? According to Florida dermatologist James M. Spencer, an SPF 15 product blocks about 94% of UVB rays; an SPF 30 product blocks 97% of UVB rays; and an SPF 45 product blocks about 98% of rays.
"After that, it just gets silly," he says.
Knowing this information, I have been Goldie Locks of sunscreen… some are too thick and leave either a white residue or a thick greasy feeling. Some do not have enough SPF, some have too much of the bad chemicals, and some just smell funny. I personally use Alba Botanica’s Natural even advanced spf 15 for my face. I love the way it feels on my face and it smells yummy! And according to the Food Babe, Alba has good sunscreens!
Stay tuned for more Hot Holistic Summer - Spirit