Summer is a great time to explore the world by water, air, or land. School is out and many of us take the opportunity on long weekends and/or planned vacation to relax and enjoy the warmth of summer.
Whether it’s strolling through a botanical garden, hiking, biking as transportation, visiting ancient ruins, enjoying outdoor concerts and patios, meeting up with friends and family, creating a new recipe, at a ballgame or relaxing in your open space; summer can be lots of fun especially if we are healthy enough to enjoy.
At times, some everyday ailments can dampen our spirit and even limit our movement. A few of these ailments are highlighted in this issue: page 23-24 is Gout, Back pain is on pages 26-27, on page 25 is Headaches and pages 20-21 is IBS. Summer is also a great time for a change in eating habits to start a Raw Eating diet, as an abundance of fresh produce is readily available in the markets. Choosing Organic is easier on the wallets too in the summer, with all the fresh locally harvested foods stalls. Helpful suggestions to obtain both are on pages 7 and 12 plus Chinese Herbs and herbal medicine on page 13 – 14. Summer is a great time as any to awaken our consciousness to our baggage and, or addictions. Gambling is is an addiction which affects many globally, on page 35 – 36 we share Seven Warning Signs of a Gambling Addiction. Summer is shorts and sandals. With the hot weather dehydration is a key health concern; on pages 31 – 32 are tips to avoid dehydration. Foot and Hand care are featured on pages 28 – 29. Rum, straight up or mixed as a cocktail makes a beverage most of us enjoy; on page 16 we share the history of Rum and page 17 gives delicious rum cocktail recipes for Caribbean Rum Punch.
I count my blessing each day to have Canada as my home, when I see, read and hear news of the hundreds of people who are fleeing their countries from wars and crimes, spending weeks and months on a pilgrim through the deserts and/or in human cargo ship and trucks, to find and make a home in a safer country. Canada has always opened its borders to migrants so as we celebrate Canada Day on July 1, many of us will have Canada in their hearts with appreciation and hope for this country.
Wishing you healthy knowledge and Happy Canada Day!