3 Summer Time Favorites that can do more HARM than Good
We all want to be healthy year-round. Often, we need tips and tools on how to stay on track. Well summer time is here and so is Symptometry, to guide you through this season. We all know the basics but certain activities and behaviors tend to increase during the warmer months. The top 3 are alcohol consumption, detoxing or dieting and outdoor activity engagement. By taking a closer look at these three we will be able to pursue optimal health even through the hot weather.
Alcohol- Any consumption of an alcoholic beverage will deplete our bodies of essential nutrients. Therefore, the more alcohol we consume, the more nutrients we are loosing. The main vitamin lost is Vitamin B. When our cells don’t have enough B vitamins, there are side affects. Without B vitamins:
- We can’t maintain healthy red blood and nerve cells.
- We can’t regenerate gluthathione which the liver needs.
- We block the absorption of folate or folic acid; which can leads to anemia.
**Minimize the affects of alcohol by taking vitamin b supplements afterwards.
Detox/Diet- Everyone wants to look their best and unfortunately certain “fad” diets and detox practices can lead us astray. 1) Juicing is a common diet/detox but what a lot of people don’t know is that juicing highly acidic (citric) fruits (like apples, grapefruit, oranges, limes, etc.) increase our blood’s level of acid. Since we know that many ailments (such as tumors) feed off acidic cells, we should be cautious. 2) Another popular way of detoxing the body is to eat raw garlic and onions. Even though raw onions and garlic can help to “clean the blood” they are very toxic. Garlic contains tumorigens and molygdenum which is detrimental to our health. A great alternative (for “cleaning the blood” is turmeric seasoning or fresh ginger). Please note that there is no such thing as a one-stop-shop to “detox the body.” Every human toxic has a specific remedy to get rid of it. Only a licensed symptometrist can guide us on the right path to get rid of each toxin.
Sports Injury Prevention- We usually enjoy the great outdoors more when there is warm weather. While exercise is always a great idea, we should prepare our bodies by eating scientifically. Our bodies loose a lot when we exercise so replenishment is key. Only a licensed symptometrist can help to achieve sports injury prevention by helping our muscles build collagen, strengthen our muscles by removing lactic acid, ionizing cell muscle shock and supplying natural energy.