3 Pro Tips to Travel Like a Health Boss

Jenn Malecha

February 6, 2018

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Travel and Health

Having good health is what allows you to travel the world, to see amazing sites and live out your dreams. Health gives us the foundation to live life in full color. But traveling can also wreak havoc on our health…

 

  • Traveling across different time zones can disrupt the circadian rhythm and hormone balance
  • It can expose us to more toxins, parasites, bacteria and yeast that negatively affect gut and liver function
  • And traveling can make eating healthy or according to special dietary needs challenging

 

There is so much to see in this wonderful world. Don’t let the impacts of travel on your health hold you back! Here are 3 pro tips to help you travel like a health boss so you can keep your health intact:

 

1) Get Satisfying Sleep

Sleeping in a cool, dark place will help to ensure satisfying sleep to keep your circadian rhythm and hormones in sync.  

Ask your hotel for the darkest room (usually located on the top floor facing away from outside light) and pack some electrical tape to cover up any other inside light sources such as thermostats, alarm clocks, TV power buttons or smoke detectors.  

And set the temperature of the room to a cool 68 degrees or less.

 

2) Figuring Out Food

Figuring out what to eat in alignment with dietary needs while traveling can be tricky but it’s not impossible.  

Packing snacks such as protein bars, powdered bone broth, hard boiled eggs and jerky is a no brainer.  

To help stay on track, try some short intermittent fasting (especially while flying to avoid processed airport or plane food), do research ahead of time and be sure to communicate your dietary needs as clearly as possible to the food service staff.  

Using apps such as Find Me Gluten Free, or the Italian version AiC mobile, can also be helpful in at least locating gluten free friendly and food intolerance aware places as a starting point for dietary needs.

 

3) Tackle the Toxins

Airport security X-ray machines, bottled or local water sources and local foods are just some of the sources that expose you to toxins or pathogenic microbes such as parasites, bacteria or yeast while traveling. To help the body offset these exposures, considering traveling with and taking the following supplements daily for more support:

  • Activated Charcoal: to help pull toxins out of the body and as an emergency anti-diarrheal
  • Antimicrobials: such as olive leaf extract or oil of oregano to fend of pathogenic microbes
  • Immune Boosters: such as a mineral complex, MegaSpore probiotic, collagen peptides or a broad spectrum multivitamin

 

Travel safe and travel wise for optimal health!  For more cool content and health tips, head over to Wholistic Health Boss.

 

 

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Hi. I’m Jenn Malecha, the Wholistic Health Boss and functional health practitioner, and I am excited to be coming to you on the Rebel Health Tribe log from here in the Sacred Valley in Peru.

Now, traveling all across the world and seeing amazing sights and living out your dreams is fantastic, right? But you need good health in order to travel around the world.

On the flip side of that, traveling can also have some negative impacts on your health. Traveling across different time zones can disrupt circadian rhythms and hormone balance. It can expose us to more toxins, parasite, bacteria, and yeast overgrowth that negatively affect our gut and liver function.

Traveling can also make eating healthy, or according to special dietary needs, very challenging at times.

However, there is so much to see in this wonderful world. Don’t let the negative impacts of travel on your health hold you back. Here are my three pro tips to help you travel like a health boss so that you can keep your health intact and still live life to the fullest.

Tip number one is all about getting satisfying sleep. Sleeping in a cool, dark place will help to ensure satisfying sleep to keep your circadian rhythm and hormones in sync.

Ask your hotel for the darkest room, which is usually located on the top floor, facing away from any outside light, and then be sure to pack some black electrical tape to cover up any other inside light sources, such as thermostats, alarm clocks, TV power buttons, or smoke detectors.

Then you can set the room temperature of the room to a cool 68 degrees Fahrenheit or less for your best sleep.

Now, tip number two is all about figuring out what food to eat. Figuring out what to eat in alignment with your dietary needs while traveling can be tricky, but it’s not impossible.

Packing snacks such protein bars, powdered bone broth, hard-boiled eggs, and jerky is somewhat of a no-brainer. To also help you stay on track, you can try some short, intermittent fasting, especially while flying, to avoid maybe airport or plane food.

You should certainly do some research ahead of time, and be sure to communicate your dietary needs as clearly as possible to the food service staff.

Using apps such as Find Me Gluten Free, or the Italian version, AiC Mobile, can also be helpful in at least locating some gluten-free friendly and food intolerance aware places as a starting point for any of your dietary needs.

Now, tip number three is all about tackling those toxins. Airport security, X-ray machines, bottled or local water sources, and local foods are just some of the sources that expose you to toxins or pathogenic microbes, such as parasites, bacteria, and yeast, while traveling.

To help the body offset these exposures, you might want to consider traveling with, and taking, the following supplements on a daily basis for more support.

The first one is activated charcoal, which helps to pull out toxins in the body, and can be an emergency anti-diarrheal on hand.

Maybe some antimicrobial supplements, such as olive leaf extract, or oil of oregano, to fend off those pathogenic microbes, and definitely some immune boosters, such as a mineral complex, maybe MegaSpore probiotic, collagen peptides, or a broad spectrum multivitamin.

This is me wishing you safe travels, and travel wise for optimal health. For more cool content and health tips, head on over to www.wholistichealthboss.com/RHT.

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