Good luck to all of you who live in the Heat Spell regions of our beautiful country. With the inconvenience and even dangerous and deadly outcome of the storms and the heatwave disturbing so many people right now, it will be a challenging 4th of July holiday week for many.
The power outages will make it hard to stay cool as there is no place to store or make ICE with out the help of a running freezer. I hear that there are generators running libraries so people can come and get a cooled or cooler environment and also use the internet. I hope you stay wet, that helps.
My acupuncturist advises against drinking beverages ice cold anyway. The Chinese and Japanese know that one drinks a warm cup of tea on a hot day and that supports the function of our inner organs. The cold disturbs the system. So have some green tea, but don’t drink too much of your teas and coffees in extreme hot weather, because they are diuretics and they encourage the body to eliminate toxins through fluids( you piss them away), so today if you’re hot, take it easy on the iced tea and coffee, even the warm tea and coffee. Go ahead and make a pitcher of an Herbal Tea… Peppermint, Yerba Mate, Lemon Ginger… It is the caffeine in the coffee and in the green and black teas that accelerate the elimination of fluids and dehydrate us.
Drink plenty of water and eat lots of WATERMELON!
If you think ducks love water, you should see them with a watermelon…