STAYING COOL in This HEAT
So many of us have heat related problems (as well as cold issues as well). So what can you do?
--Make sure you have enough fans in the house and keep them on as well as night (to further keep the air flowing through out your house).
--Eating Cold food. I know you know this, but with fog, reminding folks to eat cool foods. Gazpacho Soup, Salads, precooked beans (add to your salads), Fresh Juice (not bottled), fresh veg and fruits! If you need protein, now is the time to eat high omega 3 fish; most can take Ceviche cooking, if you have to cook, poach!
--Use your crockpots because no external heat is produced.
--Keep yourself COOL at all costs: neck wraps that can be loaded with water (silica wraps) help, so do cooling towels. Use Frozen Gel Packs wrapped in towels to avoid direct skin impact. If you have to go out, wear a cap that either has mesh or has a ice pack that can be put in it. Keep light and heat off your head.
---Make sure you eat enough SALT or Salt alternative. Electrolytes are seriously important right now.
--KEEP HYDRATED. Now is the time to up your liquid and make sure it's not caffeinated, because caffeine reduces the hydration you have in your body. I personally don't recommend soda of any kind, simply because it's counter to keeping well. If you have to "bubble" infused seltzer is alright without sweetener.
--If you start feeling faint, call a squad. Now is not the time to 'buck and deal', if you feel awful, don't try to handle it alone folks. Heat prostration is dangerous.