June 23, 2016
Summer is (finally!) here! Time to hit the beach, jump into the lake, and relish all the activities we wait all year to enjoy. The sun’s out and strong, so everyone knows to stock up on sunscreen, but what about the other must-haves to make the most out of the summer season? Check out our top 4 (plus a bonus #5) must-haves to live your #bestlife this summer!
Safety first! Whether hiking in the woods or hitting the beach, we want you to be protected against mosquitos carrying Zika and West Nile Viruses, as well as ticks carrying Lyme and other infections. Steer clear by using a non-toxic insect repellent and be sure to check yourself and loved ones for ticks. Try Buzz Away, a DEET-free natural insect repellent.
Most of us won’t be complete teetotalers this summer, but the smart ones load up on buffered vitamin C before going out to help protect against the effects of alcohol on the body. Try Dr. Morrison’s Daily Benefit Buffered Vitamin C. Four capsules with food before and after a night out should do the trick!
The morning after feels a whole lot better when you show your liver some love. Try LiverCare, formulated with herbs that help the liver detox whatever it is you ate or drank last night.
And speaking of last night… alcohol, caffeine, sun and salt water all dehydrate the body. Energetix ReHydration supercharges water with homeopathics to make rehydrating and rebalancing electrolytes a breeze. Just add 1 dropperful to your water bottle and go!
For the weekend warriors out there who aren’t too interested in relaxing all weekend, ProEndorphin is formulated to deliver energy. The combination of B vitamins, amino acids, and Kola nut give a boost of energy for peak performance, enhances stamina and helps maintain endurance (at the gym or on the dance floor).
Think party food and beach bodies don’t mix? Think again! Here are our 5 ways to “healthy hack” your next summer barbecue:
1. Go “protein style” with your burger
Take a note from In-N-Out’s not-so-secret-menu and go lower-carb version: wrap your beef patty or veggie patty in a large romaine or collard green leaf. Or just eat it atop veggie sides!