Ticks are really bad this year.  Many people have experienced the tick bites so far this year.  
To avoid any diseases spread by ticks, first try to avoid heavily wooded areas.  If you get the
tick bite, try to pull out the ticks by adding heat in the area, such as incense, hair drier, or
cigarette bud, and pull the tick out using a fine-tipped tweezers, apply alcohol in the area
afterward. Keep the tick in a safe place for your doctor to check if needed.  Check with a
doctor if you see more redness, or have a fever.


Do you know your eyes do not like cell phones and computers?  When you stare on the
screens, your eyes get tired easily.  And if you are lying on bed and stare at the screens, your
neck is easily to get hurt without knowing it until next morning or days later.  The best way to
reduce the damage is first reducing the brightness of the screen to as dark as possible.  
Secondly, please sit in a good posture when you read on the screens. Thirdly, look outside
the window and massage your eyes 1-2 minutes after you stare on the screens longer than
25-30 minutes.

We will have solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.  You can watch it in different cities, even
several national parks. If you are the one love to watch it, please wear the dark sun glasses
to protect your eyes.

For other suggestions or more detailed information, please, check our
seasonal notes

RECIPES: -- Cinnamon Ginger Tea

If you have lower abdomen cramps due to menstruation or stomach cramp due to eating too
much cold or hard to digest food, you can drink this tea to elevate the pain.  You can make
more than one dosage at a time and save the rest in the refrigerator or freezer for future use.


½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder,
½ teaspoon of ginger powder, and
1 cup of water.

1. Cook all the ingredients together for 5 minutes after boiling
2. Drink the tea hot (do not drink the powders).

Serve 1 person.

Have a healthy, happy summer season.
Summer 2017
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