Summer Time Ready

I want this blog to act as a summertime guide of healthy and holistic practices you can incorporate to beat the heat and feel great. During the summer there is a major increase in heat and inflammation in the body. We need to find fun and creative ways to stay cool as a cucumber. So let’s get hydrated, moving, and feeling amazing!

Hydration Nation:

So the number one nutrient missing in the American diet is water. H20 can radically change your bodies response to the heat that beats us down during summer.

  • I recommend as a rule of thumb you drink at least 32oz of fresh spring water or RO water in the morning on an empty stomach to get the bowels and brain hydrated before you eat anything.
  • Every day I would add a pinch of Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt to add electrolytes to the water that can be lost due to perspiration.
  • I prefer just using a high-quality salt as opposed to expensive electrolyte supplements.
  • Salt will help keep your muscular system from spazzing out due to loss through sweating.
  • Watermelon juice and coconut water are also two great sources of hydration.
  • Cucumber juice as well is an amazing way to stay hydrated and reduce inflammation in the body. Cucumber is a cooling food and can greatly reduce inflammation.

Getting Sunshine:

I don’t want you to be afraid of the sunshine and I want you to get out in the sun at least 15 to 20 min a day. This will be a great practice to produce vitamin d naturally and build up melanin production in the skin. The healthy sheen on tan people is because they have built up melanin. Melanin is an antioxidant in the skin and also is a pigment of color itself.

  • Use coconut oil as your sunscreen but remember to apply every 45min to an hour.
  • Getting vitamin d can dramatically change your immune response to viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
  • Vitamin d turns on healing hormones in the body. This can literally change how your genes express when it comes to multiple types of cancers.


Let’s take advantage of the great weather and get out for a light walk in the morning. Just be careful that you stay hydrated as you will perspire more in the summer time due to the heat.

  • The more comfortable we get with moving in the heat it will build our nerve force to tolerate higher temperatures.
  • In modern times, we are like caged comfortable animals that live in controlled environments and we need to get out of our comfort zones.
  • I have been on a personal journey to move and workout more and so far I am feeling really good!


With all my blogs I hope that it inspires you to get out there and be healthier! I really enjoy writing these and love to know that readers are blessed by the information we put out here at Smile Ranch Dentistry.