As I write, the temperature is 109 degrees Fahrenheit outside. There are severe heat warnings in place for Northern California. It gives me the chance to mention that everyone must keep up their fluids in the summer heat, and it is critical to watch young and elder members of the family who depend on others to bring them what they need. Thirst signals diminish with age, and so you must drink water by the number of glasses and not “thirst”. Adults may need even more than the usually prescribed 64 oz. a day. Only water counts.
If you drink other liquids, you will have to drink more than the usual 64 ozs. of water, too, as it robs your body of water to digest any other liquid than water, although juices are almost as good. Milk, alcohol etc, dehydrate you.
Also, in the heat, remember to replace the electrolytes you lose in perspiration. Use Celtic sea salt in dishes; it has all the minerals you need without the fancy “sport” drinks’ colorings, sugars etc. Hylands homeopathic cell salts will also help.
I’ll be driving back to the Pacific Northwest over the next few days, so this is a short post that I may update later.
I’m looking forward to the ocean fog and cool breezes, and I hope the fires will abate soon and not effect us as we travel nearby. Everyone should do their best to stay safe on our planet which is expressing it’s pain and imbalance for all the harm reckless people have perpetrated. Severe thunderstorms and all kinds of crazy weather is going on all over. Do what you can to push for change, and especially do everything you can to be progressively involved in leaving a small carbon footprint. Recycle, and encourage your industry to be innovative in this regard, far more than they have.
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Best to all — Em
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