How long can we live without water? Mere hours
Most people just don’t drink enough water.
The general rule of thumb is 1 to 3 ounces consumed every ½ hour. This isn’t just the issue of hydration; this is the means for the body to ‘flush’ its cleansing systems.
Make Your Own Air Conditioning
Biochemical cell salts
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The body uses minerals to hold the water in the tissues. Tissue salts or cell salts are an excellent way to nourish the body on a cellular level.
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When we are cremated, what is left over is cell salts. They are the carbon components of our own tissues. Cell salts stimulate and support proper function of cell/organ/system. They keep water in balance and feed the body at a cellular level.
The Summer Cell Salts To relieve stomach upset, bloating, intestinal discomfort and lassitude consider Kali Mur, Nat Phos, and Nat Sulph. This is a safe way of helping children be more comfortable in the heat.
Expansive foods are cooling foods
Sea vegetables such as kelp, nori, or dulse in our diets can help us to keep hydrated during hot weather. This nourishes the thyroid. Our thyroid gland is responsible for temperature regulation and metabolism.
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Survive high humidity with Herbal Teas
I like to have a homemade ice tea on hand in the fridge. I start off with a herbal blend for flavour. I like Stash Meyer Lemon, or Celestial Seasons Lemon Zinger. I add a bag of Bija Heart Hawthorn tea which helps to improve circulation in the humidity. Nettles herb or Fora’s Uratonic tea can be helpful if you are bothered by swelling in the heat.
Beat the Heat with Cooling East Indian Spices
Eggplant Raita (Salad)
1 eggplant, the Oriental type, cut into small pieces
1 onion, sliced thinly
2 tsp oil
Pinch of hing
½ tsp mustard seed
½ tsp cumin seed
1 tsp brown sesame seed
¼ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp garam masala
½ tsp salt
Heat mustard seeds and hing in oil on medium until they start to pop
Add cumin seed and sesame seeds
When cumin turns golden brown, add onion slices and spices
Fry for 5 minutes on high heat
Add eggplant and fry to 5 minutes
Reduce heat to medium and cover
Cook about 10 minutes (until eggplant is soft)
Let cool to room temperature
Add ½ liter of yogurt, mix and chill in fridge
Have a great summer and try and stay cool