Warm summer weather means many things: tons of outdoor activities, working in the garden, being up and on your feet much more than the previous months have allowed you. Unfortunately, the extra fun also means sore, aching muscles, exhaustion, and the need for some serious TLC.
Sinus problems plague many people, whether from allergies, food intolerance, or lingering infections, and can lead to headaches, facial pain and pressure, and ear blockage. Many of the patients in South Florida, report an increase in sinus problems and symptoms in the spring and summer. In Chinese medicine terms, this is not surprising, as Florida’s climate is very humid – leading to an increased tendency in our bodies to the retention of “damp”, or fluids. It is also the time of year when allergens such as pollen are very prevalent in the air, and there are increased pollution thanks to sugarcane burning and crop spraying. Read more
Fatigue is a symptom, not a disease, and it’s experienced differently by different people. For example, the fatigue you feel at the end of a long day or after a time zone change might feel similar to the resulting from an illness. The difference is that fatigue from stress or lack of sleep usually subsides after a good night’s rest, while other type is more persistent and may be debilitating even after a restful sleep.
Pick the date you will begin your life as a non-smoker using a stop-smoking plan. Be realistic about the timing of your date (the day before a big presentation at work or an exam at school is probably not the most advantageous date). Be sure to have plenty of self-nourishing and encouraging activities in place to ensure your path of success.