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General, UR Healing – June 20, 2022

Summer Solstice

By Neka Pasquale, Founder of Urban Remedy

The summer solstice is when we have more hours of sunlight which gives us more hours in the day to foster our creative energy and experience the world. The element of Fire is associated with warm and nurturing summer and shines a light on our inner and outer worlds. This is also the most yang time of year when plants and animals are most active, gardens are bountiful, and the perfect time to be more physical.

The Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine states:

“In the three months of summer, there is an abundance of sunshine and rain. The heavenly energy descends, and the earthly energy rises. When these energies merge, there is intercourse between heaven and earth. As a result, plants mature and animals, flowers, and fruit appear abundantly.

One may retire somewhat later at this time of year, while still arising early. One should refrain from anger and stay physically active, to prevent the pores from closing and the chi from stagnating. Emotionally it is important to be happy and easygoing and not hold on to grudges so that the energy can flow freely.”

Foods to eat in summer

Watermelon supports hydration and cooling of the body. A natural way to beat the summer heat.

Green juice is packed with phytonutrients to support optimal cell health and naturally mineralize the body. A natural electrolyte.

Strawberry Tea Tonic calms your spirit with the benefits of rose tea, used in Traditional Chinese medicine to move blocked energy and qi through the body. Rose and hibiscus are used for hangovers and detoxifying benefits. Only 15 calories and 2g sugar per bottle. No added sugar. 

Grapefruit Turmeric Aloe is liquid sunshine, with the bright flavors of grapefruit, orange, and turmeric with cool aloe for a balanced blend. We chose aloe vera tea for its healing properties in Traditional Chinese medicine to aid digestion.  Only 25 calories and 5g of sugar per bottle. No added sugar.

Peach Ginger Probiotic is a thirst-quenching brew of spicy ginger tea with fresh sweet peach juice and probiotics for healthy digestion and immune support. Only 35 calories and 8g of sugar per bottle. No added sugar.

Rainbow Salad this salad is filled with all the healing colors of the rainbow. Low glycemic, low calorie, dense nutrition, to support a healthy body.

Seasonal Summer Strawberries in our Strawberry Shortcake. Free from high inflammatory ingredients like white flour, processed white sugar, dairy, and preservatives.

Banana Brittle is our healthy take on peanut brittle minus the peanuts, sugar, and dairy. Wholesome ingredients like organic bananas, almonds, ginger, coconut, and vanilla.

Other seasonal summer foods to be in harmony with the warmer months:

Pears, bananas, cantaloupe, grapefruit, watermelon, alfalfa sprouts, artichokes, asparagus, beets, bok choy, broccoli, mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumber, dandelion greens, eggplant, romaine lettuce, spinach, watercress, summer squash, zucchini, apples, apricots, figs, lemon, oranges, peaches, strawberries, tomatoes, salt, vitamin C, green tea.

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