With our long-anticipated summer just around the corner, summer heat is something we can look forward to.
Since we live in the land of extremes, one minute it’s cold out, and then summer hits, and we deal with the extreme heat and all the challenges that heat creates for us.
Some people feel heat intolerant and can experience feelings of dizziness, light headedness, headaches, weakness and dehydration.
Some of this intolerance can come from certain medical conditions, and certain medications can also make a person more sensitive to the heat. In other instances, it can be a situation where a person is not well adapted to the heat because they don’t allow themselves enough exposure to the heat.
Our bodies are designed to sweat to help us regulate our body temperature to stay cool.
Sweating can also benefit our health by:
How to support yourself in the heat:
KEY TAKEAWAY: With air-conditioned homes, workplaces and vehicles, our bodies rarely get a chance to sweat, which can create a cycle of intolerance and further avoidance of the heat.
Our summers are short and so are the opportunities to do a little detoxing through the skin, so hydrate, use a good quality electrolyte supplement, and enjoy a little heat!
Written by: Dr. Jacqui Fleury, ND