Bloated and Sluggish

In Chinese medicine understanding, Summer and its extreme weather changes may damage our Spleen and Stomach (digestive) function, leading to bloating, abdominal discomfort, poor appetite, heavy legs and dull persistent headaches, flatulence, bland or no taste sensation, nausea and loose stools or alternating constipation and loose stools. When the weather is hot we naturally eat more cold raw food and icy drinks. If our digestion is weak, this may unbalance our gut flora, the cold drinks may congeal fats that are eaten at the same time (e.g. beer and pizza) resulting in the above symptoms as well as an increase in food intolerance’s.