A favourite summer holiday (de)hydrator involves kicking back with an alcoholic beverage. Whether you are on an all-inclusive resort or relaxing on the dock at the cottage, the booze knows few boundaries. This is why it is essential to bring along a good multi-vitamin or B-complex supplement. The process in which your body breaks down alcohol to remove it from your system uses up B vitamins including folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Keeping your body well-stocked with these will help you (and your liver) process the alcohol and get you back out under the sun without feeling under the weather.
I believe it’s important to know what produce is available locally so that we can make better decisions when doing our grocery shopping. Do you look at the ‘country of origin’ when shopping, or are you concerned mainly with price or maybe appearance? There are several reasons to consciously buy local produce. Perhaps the most important is that it tastes better!
I remember when I was a kid that at the end of summer vacation we had to start going to bed earlier to “get practised up for school”. With all the activities and travels of summer we get away from our routines – including taking supplements and eating healthy.
When the autumn chill sets in there is nothing quite as soothing to the body and soul as a hot cup of tea. When we say ‘tea’ we usually think of black tea, but did you know that black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong and pu-erh tea are all the same plant? The tea plant is an evergreen that is native to China, Tibet and northern India and is called Camellia sinensis. The specific variety of tea plant and the way the leaves are processed after harvesting determine the type of tea that is created.