Essential Takeaways:

  • Prioritize hydration and cooling foods to support your body's natural balance.
  • Incorporate stress-reducing practices and mindful exercises to maintain overall wellness.
  • Utilize Elix's targeted herbal formulas: Ginger Aide for bloating, Daily Harmony for stress relief, and Cycle Balance to address hormonal imbalances.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), summertime is associated with the fire element, representing peak Yang energy. It's a time when the body's energy is most active and outward-expressing, influencing heat-sensitive organs like the Heart and Small Intestine.

During the summer months, the body's cooling Yin energy can be overwhelmed by the intense Yang energy, leading to heat-related symptoms such as inflammation and changes to your menstrual cycle.

Essential Summer Health Tips

Hydration and Nutrition

Hydration Tips for Summer
Staying hydrated is crucial, especially during the summer heat. According to TCM, our bodies need more fluids to balance the increased Yang energy. Keep a water bottle handy, and enhance hydration with a slice of lemon or cucumber. Enjoy seasonal hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumber, and berries.

Best Foods to Eat During Summer
Incorporate cooling herbs like basil, cilantro, mint, and hibiscus into your summer recipes. These herbs counteract the heat and inflammation associated with excess Yang energy. Add them to salads, beverages, or smoothies. Use Elix’s Ginger Aide in your smoothies to beat the heat and reduce bloating.

Summer Fitness Tips

Staying Active in Hot Weather
Choose activities that help you stay cool and avoid overheating. Swimming is excellent for regulating body temperature while providing a full-body workout. Schedule outdoor workouts during the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or evening.

Summer Skincare Routine

Protecting Your Skin
Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a lightweight moisturizer or a homemade cucumber and aloe face mist. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face, neck, and ears from direct sunlight, and seek shade during peak sun hours (10 am to 4 pm).

Managing Summer Stress and Mental Health

Natural Ways to Manage Summer Stress
Summertime disruptions can affect your emotional well-being and physical health. Incorporate mindfulness practices like meditation, deep breathing exercises, and nature appreciation. Keep Daily Harmony in your bag for convenient stress relief, maintaining balance wherever your summer adventures take you.

Beat the Heat with Acupressure

Using Acupressure for Cooling
To clear summer heat and reduce inflammation, stimulate the acupressure point LI-11, located at the outer end of the elbow crease. Massage this point for 1-2 minutes several times a day to promote Qi flow and counteract excess Yang energy.

Summer Sleep Tips

Ensuring Restful Sleep
Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet for restful sleep. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Embrace later nights and earlier mornings to maintain an optimal circadian rhythm during the long summer days.

Natural Remedies for Summer

Balancing your hormones naturally during summer involves staying hydrated, eating cooling foods, practicing mindful exercises, and managing stress. Cycle Balance by Elix is crafted to help you navigate the summer heat by addressing hormonal imbalances exacerbated by intense Yang energy. Complete Elix's Online Health Assessment for a custom-tailored, hormone-supporting herbal formula.

Embrace a Natural and Healthy Summer with Elix

Reviewed By Dr. Elizabeth Fine

Dr. Elizabeth Fine is currently the Dean of Clinical Education at Emperor’s College, the #2 ranked colleges for TCM. She has been practicing Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for over 20 years, specializing in women’s reproductive health.

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