Just ask Nurse Jazzy

Here are some seasonal updates and quick tips, sure to keep you healthy, well and wise…

Summer 2016


Solstice is coming up next week, Monday June 20! Why not indulge in a Solar plexus smoothies and juices to detox… There are many ingredients that you can choose to use in your recipes this week to connect with your Solar Plexus chakra.

The Solar Plexus Chakra

Mantra: I Can
Element: Fire
Color: Yellow
Location: Just below ribcage
Spiritual Connection: will, personal power, harnessing of dreams, sense of self and of self worth
Organs: Liver, gallbladder, spleen, stomach, pancreas, small intestine

Ingredients you can use in your smoothies/juices this week – use one of them or as many as you can!

Golden beets
Fennel bulb
Coconut water
Marshmallow root tincture
Dandelion tincture
Bee pollen

Solstices happen twice a year – in June and December. The June Solstice happens around June 21, when the Sun is directly overhead the T. The December Solstice takes place around December 21. On this day, the Sun is precisely over the Tropic of Capricorn.


Think you’re ready to brave the heat? Watch the clock and buddy up, Fletcher said. It’s best to avoid the outdoors in the early afternoon (about noon to 3 p.m.) because the sun is usually at its strongest, putting you at higher risk for heat-related illnesses.

If you can, exercise with a friend, because it’s safer — and more fun — to have someone at your side. Here are some other tips:

  • Get off on the right foot. You probably sweat the most in your shoes, so choose well-ventilated shoes and look for socks that repel perspiration. Foot powders and antiperspirants can also help with sweat.
  • Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing in breathable fabrics such as cotton, or a synthetic fabric that repels sweat. Add a hat and/or sunglasses.
  • Drink up. Before you get started, apply a water-resistant sunscreen with at least SPF 15, and reapply it every two hours. Stay hydrated by drinking a few cups of water before, during and after your exercise. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.
  • Take regular breaks. Find some shade or a cool place, stop for a few minutes, hydrate and start again.

Whatever you do, don’t throw in the towel, Fletcher said. “Don’t NOT exercise — adapt!”

For more information on healthy heart summer tips, American Heart Association great ideas to start your summer active, safe and healthy!


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