Natures Medicine: Steps to Preparing for Summer for Maximum Healing

Spring, or winter or whatever this is, is just about over.  Soon the temperature will warm up, the sun will be shining and the green plants will start to grow. This is the time of year our bodies naturally start to rejuvenate. So how can we take full advantage of this wonderful time of year?

1) The first thing to do is to plan to be outside.  One of the benefits of summer is that sun exposure on our skin triggers our natural production of Vitamin D.  Have you ever noticed how often you have a cold or the flu in the summer time? Practically never.  That’s because your blood levels of Vitamin D are much higher in the summer, even if you supplement with Vitamin D in the winter months.  Get outside, get some sun.  This alone will start to trigger deep healing that can only occur with optimal Vitamin D levels.

2) Get outside (AGAIN!)  Your body craves physical activity.  During the summer walking becomes much more common and you can be outside most of the day without problems because its so darn nice out! Get outside and walk, shoot some hoops, toss a football around or do just about anything.  The extra summer time activity will improve blood flow, strengthen the heart and muscles and give your body extra energy as it adapts to the new found exercise!

3) Eat that local produce!  Summer is great because there is much more local, fresh produce to eat! Hit up your farmers market, grown your own or run down to the store and see what local food they have.  Food that is fresh is much more nutritious and nourishes your body in ways that food shipped halfway around the world simply cannot match. They don’t call it salad season for nothing!

 

This is how you start to set your body up to maximize summer healing! Of course regular chiropractic treatment to keep the nervous system healthy, massage to manage stress and your other wellness routine activities are still essential for optimal health but this is by far the best time of the year for reach for the stars and feel great.

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Austin EricksonAbout the Author

Dr. Austin Erickson is a chiropractor with offices in Glenwood City and the 4 Corners near New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an expert at combining chiropractic treatment with nutritional advice to achieve excellent results. He has cured himself of psoriasis and autoimmune related arthritis using his protocols. Connect with him on Twitter and Google+

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