Staying Healthy During Travel

Places where people crowd together are more than merely uncomfortable, they’re also swarming with bacteria and dreaded viruses. When someone coughs or sneezes, everyone within six feet of that person are at immediate risk of getting infected. Inhaling the germ-filled droplets that may linger around after a cough, or touching infected surfaces of objects that a sick person may have handled are sure fire ways of catching a bug.

It’s no wonder that airports and airplanes are some of the places you’re most likely to catch a cold. Think about the long security lines, overcrowded airplane seating, plastic trays used at security checkpoints and the airplane tray table – the germiest place on an airplane.

Fortunately, we have a built-in infection defense system inside our bodies which battle the nasty microbes that are out to get us – the immune system. Whether we get sick or not depends on a few good habits and the strength of our immune army. Here are some tips for .


Stay away from processed foods while traveling, and pack healthy snacks like fruit and nuts so you’re not tempted to eat airport grub. Watch the sugar. Research has shown that sugar can dampen your immunity against foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Sugar can come disguised in the form of refined carbs like pasta, bread, chips and as the more obvious candy, cakes, cookies. Stick to a whole-foods diet rich in high quality protein, vegetables, and fruits.


Strengthen your body by getting plenty of good sleep before and during travel. If you’re planning a long trip, you might consider bringing items that can help you get comfortable more easily such as a travel pillow, ear plugs or eye mask.


Drinking enough water is one of the most effective and easy ways to keep you healthy. Water helps remove toxins from the body, is essential for bringing oxygen to our cells, and strengthens our overall wellbeing.


A happy gut equals a happy immune system. Over three quarters of our immune cells are found in our large intestine. Think probiotics from fermented foods like kefir, sauerkraut or kimchi, or in supplement form to support your healthy flora. Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage that is becoming more widely available, even in airports and gas stations—drinking one a day while traveling can keep both our gut and immune system strong for the road.


While traveling, it’s important to wash our hands frequently since every other thing we touch may be contaminated with a host of germs. It’s also a good idea to bring hand-sanitizer for when you can’t get to a sink and cleaning wipes to clean the surfaces that you have to touch – like the horrifying airplane tray table.


Load up on preventative natural remedies several days before and while you’re traveling. These can prime your immune system to kick in when you need it most. Rapid Rescue® is a powerful natural formula that contains 9 immune-boosting herbs including elderberry, oregano, and olive leaf extracts. Or you can try our SuperPure® Echinacea, an organic triple extract that maximizes the full array of this superherb’s immune stimulating benefits.

Also, Immune Health™ is a great way to protect and fortify a healthy immune system all year long. It combines 7 of the most immune-protective mushrooms with three other powerhouse immune players: SuperPure Beta 1,3 GlucanSuperPure Fucoidan, and Astragaloside IV Extract made with organic astragalus root.

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