Summertime Tips: How to stay cool


Avoid foods that are hot or create heat: spices, hot peppers, garlic, lamb, and shrimp.  Eat foods that are cool such as Asian pears, melons, salads, mint or chrysanthemum teas.  Avoid heavy outdoor activity especially between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm. Try an afternoon nap, the body naturally cools down when we rest.  If you do get overheated,  massage the acupressure point on your outer elbow crease, or  spray water with a few drops of lavender essential oil on your legs and feet, or an ice pac wrapped in a pillow case on the back of your neck.