Summer Heat and humidity is an SVT trigger for many people within our community.
This is a quick reminder on all the things that you can do to avoid an SVT this summer and keep yourself internally cool which is of extreme importance in countering SVT and heat intolerance…
- Stay hydrated. At least 8 full, large glasses of water each day. MORE if you are exercising or working outside.
- GREENS! Think green. Green juice, green smoothies and chlorophyll. At least one green drink per day.
- FRUIT, 3 per day. Cooling ones are watermelon, cantaloupe, and nectarine
- Avoid Gluten. Even if you are not ready to become 100% gluten free, which is my recommendation in The SVT Prevention Diet. Try to avoid gluten for a few weeks in a row this summer. Replace with brown rice, qunioa, and brown rice pasta, or home made baked goods that you make with brown rice flour or GF rolled oats. OR Lighten up in general on the carbs. Heat by nature is asking you to lighten up, lighten your load, and eat with the seasons…light salads, nuts, seeds, and more drinks will help with this. No heavy proteins or heavy dishes right now.
- Add Electrolytes to your water. Buy a box and then carry the little one shot packets with you. Get them at a health food store and try add this into your rotation every day or every other day. (see picture)
- Probiotics- I highly recommend taking a high quality probiotic. I cannot say enough about what a game changer they are. It’s all about keeping your gut happy and healthy. If you do nothing else, add in a good probiotic. NOTE: They need to be refrigerated. Do not buy the ones from a shelf. They are NOT the ones I mean. Probiotics are a live culture and to live need to stay cold. I use a basic Jarro dophilus brand. If you are in the UK, check out this one.
- Cool yourself internally with foods like cucumber, zucchini, coconut, avocado, romaine lettuce, lime and all greens in general.
- Ice water with lemon or lime or mint leaves or slices of oranges or anything unqiue that you can think of that sounds yummy with ice. Stay cool.
- When you get too hot, take a break! If you don’t have A/C use the old fashion cold washcloth method…on the wrists and neck.
- REST, lay down for 10 minutes every day. No need for a 2 hour nap, a few little rests will do.
- Make sure your bowels are moving. If you are not having a nice, satisfying bowel movement every single morning…there are things that you can do to make this happen! Add in more fiber and water!
- Listen to your body! Whatever that means for you. If your body is talking, try to listen. These messages are unique to only you!
- Start a morning ritual where each morning upon waking, you ask your self “What foods would best serve me today? What do I need?” and wait for the answer…it might surprise you!
- Don’t leave the house without your ice water in a bottle that keeps it cold.
You are NOT alone if the heat bothers your SVT. Heat intolerance, or having episodes brought on by feeling hot or the barometric pressure or humidity are very common. Be prepared and be diligent about your SVT prevention efforts. Be sure to read about how to use your DIET to prevent episodes in my latest digital e-guide HERE.
Hope this reminder helps you to take great care of yourself this summer!
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Your SVT Coach