We've passed the summer solstice, believe it or not. Is it just me or is there lots going on? My goodness.
In early June, I finally joined the esteemed ranks and tested positive for Covid. I had most of the typical symptoms: cough, no energy, sore throat, no sense of smell. I took a few different herbal formulas, which helped for a speedy recovery. One of these formulas is something I'd like to share with you. It's used to prevent Covid, treat an active case, as well as treat any long Covid symptoms. I packaged these herbs myself to the correct dosages, so let me know if you'd like to buy some! (Formula pictured below.)
We've passed the solstice, or xia zhi 夏至, a time when the days start to get shorter and the seasonal yang energy starts to revert back to yin. How do we live in accord with this season? Some of the things we can do are: going to sleep before the zi 子 hour, which is midnight, and get up early, but be sure to take a midday nap as well! Also we should focus on eating foods that are more cooling in nature, like winter melon, plums, tomatoes, peaches, and mung beans.
Apparently our nation's so-called Supreme Court is declaring war on citizens with uteruses. As we are taken against our will further into a nightmarish dystopia, remember we're all in this together and it's going to be crucial to take extra good care of ourselves and of each other. For those of us with more privilege, it's on us to show up for those who don't have as much voice or visibility during these times.
In good health,
EJ Fry, L.Ac.