Inside | Out today is all about SUMMER & how to best care for yourself this season from the inside out! Check out @neuskinaustin for our seasonal beauty/skincare tips today and keep reading for summertime health tips for body & spirit. 💛.
Summer is the Fire element in TCM & also Pitta (fire) season in Ayurveda. This phase is known for heat, dryness, and functions that reach their maximum state of activity before beginning their decline or resting period. It’s governed by the Heart organ which houses our Spirit and loves joy, connection, laughter, socializing, propriety and play. 🧡.
When eating, bitter flavor is your helper in calming too much heat in the body. Think slightly bitter salad greens, celery, and aromatic green herbs; think hydrating foods like melons, stone fruits, cucumbers; but also thing of all the spicy chilies and peppers that grow this season. These hot & spicy plants can aid in our efforts to cool down the body somewhat by acting as a guide for all your cooling foods, especially in our extreme environment here in ATX. Use them well & in moderation! ❤️.
Nutritionally, fish oil can help cool and quell the body while providing Yin balance to all this Yang summer energy. More EFAs in your diet like this will protect against dryness & inflammation that commonly flare in the heat. Consider adding some extra trace minerals to your water for maximum hydration as we lose much from sweating and fighting the heat right now! 💗.