View Full Version : Inability to cope with heat
07-05-2009, 05:09 PM
Hi everyone, having big problems at the moment, because of the weather??
i have a very physical outdoor job, i live in the uk, its been hot for the uk recentley, since its been hotter iv had a week off work, went back for two days then been off again today, i literally have to lay indoors soaking myself with water, im like a fish out of water, iv had dio-rear(excuse spelling!)and sickness, excessive sleeping, im drinking as much as i can, water, water with salt and fruit juices water with green powders. im wearing as least clothes as i possibly can, dont know what else im suppose to do, everyone else seems to be coping fine with the heat, im trying to look after myself, but i cant have all summer off, il loose my job!!and its bothering me also because i think people think im making it up to get out of the heat, but i really am ill!!
its literally as soon as i go outside, my stomach is churning half an hour or so after working, that fast!then i have to run to the loo, then my body is just crying out for me to lay down and drink, and i dont have to be in the sun, i tried to stay indoors the other day, but its because im doing physical work i think.
Any advice appreciated, trying to find on the net if inability to deal with heat is a symptom of anything, all thats coming up is heat stroke.
07-05-2009, 05:24 PM
Are you eating chemical salt ?
07-05-2009, 06:20 PM
they sell air conditioning units to put on heads. they are expensive. it's basicaly like astronaught helmets. and also sell portable fans. i have friends in england and hear how hard it is to find a job.. so may be worth an investment.
the only other thing i can think of and i don't recommend it.. but eating the slimy flesh of barrel cactus drops your body temp to the point of giving chills at night. it's a survivor tip if stuck in dessert and in need. but i think it also dehydrates too so water is in need.
07-05-2009, 06:30 PM
ive read of people juicing celery to feel cooler , dont know why works though
if your a male ide suggest getting electric shears and shearing off the hair on arm / legs / under arms as this makes one cooler
do a web search of ' heat stroke causes '
eat less , or go on a juice fast to help with the bathroom problem .
blueberries are said to help with that
Raw Angel Mom
07-06-2009, 02:09 AM
What about any tropical fruits, their property help to deal with warm climate. I tend to stay away from them on Winter.
My first year of 100% raw, i was chilled all the time even July.
Hope you find a way. Don't forget to drink a lot of water.
07-06-2009, 06:33 AM
As michigan roman said, celery juice allows you to tolerate hot temperatures.
Megahydrate supplement (Silica Hydride) is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent sunburn, keep hydrated, etc. It's especially a good substitute for high amounts of water when needed.
Other good sun protection foods: Tomatoes (esp blended & sun-dried), gac fruit, watermelon, pink grapefruit, pink guava, papaya, red bell pepper, seabuckthorn, goji/wolfberries, rosehip, Apples, leafy greens
I have 4 of these (http://www.firstaidandsafetyonline.com/showproduct~catid~67.asp) cooling neck wraps. We wear them when we're working out in the heat (we live in the desert). We also wear them on the motorcycle if it's really hot out.
When we're at home (or somewhere where you could take a cooler, like work?) you could wear one and have 1-2 more soaking in ice water in the cooler. They make a big difference for us.
I didn't get them from the above link - it's just the first one that came up when I Googled it. You can also make them yourself. *Ü*
07-07-2009, 09:50 AM
some people suffer from sun sickness.. a lot of people that get into vampirism suffer from it, and they can't handle tons of sunlight or heat, either.. can you look for a night job? or a different job?... of course i'd try what i could- like the celery juice.. maybe mix it with something else to make it a bit more palatable... and those cool neck wraps are also useful.. maybe you could get 2 or 3 of them and keep 1 or 2 of them in the freezer at work, so you can go change them out frequently.. also, maybe get some ice packs and store a stack of them at your work also.. just attach them with an ace bandage or a thin vest or something (depending on where you put them).. oh, also, mint is very cooling... as is menthol... so if you could find or maybe even mix your own "sun screen" with mint/menthol that'd be good.. like maybe throw some coconut oil and fresh peppermint leaves in your blender & rub it on a few times a day. peppermint also helps with headaches and migraines, and it's an instant cool. i'd also get a hat that gave you some shade, if possible. and maybe one of those portable fans that have those water spritzers.. so you can spray yourself with water and fan & cool off.. also, shaving your body hair would also help with staying cool (and chicks dig it ;)). so maybe you could try drinking more celery juice instead of water? or mix the juice with water?..
i hope you figure something out!!!
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