Wherever we go, as humans we always seem to discuss the weather in social situations.
“Hot today init?”
“Yeah Nan, baking.”
“I prefer to be cold, me. Can’t be doing with the sweatiness.”
The reason we reference the weather so much is because it’s literally the pinnacle of our survival and existence on Earth.
How we utilise sunlight and fresh oxygen for example, is so important. So when in the UK we go from chilly and rainy to (years overdue) 34°c in the blink of an eye, our bodies respond as such.
We need more hydration, more calcium to absorb the extra vitamin D from the sun, more protein for us to replace the fat shed while basting in the heat or sweating on the sofa. Just as examples.
Sunbeams creeping in
If one was raised in a relatively sunny climate (or spent enough time in one), the body would adapt to the heat, the skin would gradually build a healthy natural tan (instead of burning like a lobster as many Brits do), etc.
If one is raised in coldness such as in places like Iceland, again the body adapts to such temperatures and grows to its potential in that climate. Iceland interestingly happen to have one of the ‘healthiest’ population in the world.
Here in the UK we tend to jump from.one extreme to another, and I believe it takes quite a toll on many of us. With such rapid change, the body is constantly trying to adapt from one state to another. And with the poor western diet followed by many, it can cause havoc on our bodies and minds, and sometimes serious health issues.
Which is why it’s so important to follow a constant, healthy diet. And coincidentally why a simple vegan diet works so well (I won’t adapt here, I promise this one isn’t about the v word.!.vegan). Anyway. A diet that is part of your lifestyle, and not about losing weight (although there’s nothing wrong with getting trim; excess weight isn’t generally ‘healthy’).. one that becomes an easy routine, which you can rely on to get you through everyday. Then when the weather shifts from ice valley to dry earth with just a heartbeat in between, you’re always energised, strong and ready.
Butternut squash, chickpea and spinach curry w/ cumin rice and gram flour tortilla
Vegan pon road.
Mother nature (and the universe generally) never cease to amaze. And the way we use the sun to fuel us, growing each new cell and shedding old skin is just another part of that.
I suppose the point I’m making is that, depending where one is on Earth, we could potentially evolve into different kinds of humans. I could go to Costa Rica and become a bronze beauty, to Iceland to get lean and strong, to India and be a happily shrivelled yogi.
Endless possibilities for infinite consciousness. All influenced by the God that is the Sun…… I felt they both needed capitalising.
Doris; she belongs to my housemate and thrives each year.
I’ll leave with thoughts of sweet, home grown strawberries. Peacee