How to Stay Healthy During Your Winter Travels
Fall and Winter are the “normal” cold and flu season. Here is how to stay healthy during your winter travels. I am giving you ideas on what you can pack for your trips.
I always travel with “wholistic solutions.” I pack up my supplements to support my immunity, products for tasty hydration, my first aid kit, and items that are perfect for winter traveling.
These are my own preferences which may not be yours. I may change my mind depending on space I have in my luggage. I need to consider if I am flying or driving.
Pick the solutions you like from these different topics that I discuss. Make your own travel kit.
Supplementation for Traveling
You don’t have much space in your suitcase. It is important to be compact. Most of my supplementation are in powders which makes it easy. There are some in tablet and capsule form too. If you are a tablet and capsule person here is what I recommend.:
On the Go Healthy Body Start Pak has four products in one. It comes in a small packet that contains:
- Four Beyond Tangy Tangerine Tablets 2.0 that is multi-vitamin mineral complex with whole foods, trace minerals, antioxidants, prebiotics and probiotics, and amino acids. Its nutrients help ensure maximum absorption in your body. It has an ORAC Score of 160,000.
- One capsule of Ultimate Mineral Caps are easy-to-swallow and contain a natural assortment of trace minerals derived from prehistoric plants.
- One capsule of Ultimate Cal has 230 mg of calcium plus key mineral co-factors.
- One soft gel of Ultimate EFA Plus is a proprietary blend of essential fatty acids from borage, flax, and fish oils that may support cardiovascular health.
You can take one pak a day. It is up to you it you want to take more. These paks are small and easy to pack.
Healthy Body Start Pak 2.0 is the best, if don’t mind taking powders. It has three products in this pak. It comes in two canisters and one bottle of EFAs. You can put the powders in zip lock baggies with the measuring scoop. It is up to you to keep the EFAs in the bottle or a pill container. You mix the powders in 16 oz. of water together. Liquid supplementation is easier to absorb. It was tested by third party Universities finding that it is 98% bioavailable. I love 90 for Life product. It contains:
- Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 Stick Pak or Canister – The canister is cheaper. This multi-vitamin mineral complex contains whole foods, trace minerals, antioxidants, prebiotics and probiotics, and amino acids. It helps ensure maximum absorption in your body. It’s ORAC Score of 8,000.
- Beyond Osteo Fx Canister is formulated to help support optimal bone and joint health. It supplies you with more than the daily recommended intake of calcium. It also has nutrients that enhance calcium absorption by the body.
- Ultimate EFA Plus is a proprietary blend of essential fatty acids from borage, flax, and fish oils. It may support cardiovascular health. It is a soft gel that small and easy for traveling.
Majestic Earth Mineral STX is another product to give you natural energy and can curb your appetite. It is a daily dose of essential minerals with our Majestic Earth® Mineral STX™. Each stick pack provides you with natural plant derived minerals. and a dose of collagen peptides. It is a natural cherry flavor.
Additional Products & Essential Oils for the Winter Season
It is up to you what you want to do. These additional products have come in handy for me. I don’t like drinking sodas. I prefer healthy hydration drinks. These drink products flavor my water and make them nutritious. They have great antioxidants to help with stress and health. These Essential Oils that I mention are great this time of the year.
Healthy Hydration Drinks
Pollen Burst has a variety of Healthy Hydration Drinks. I love the Orange Pollen Burst and the Berry Pollen Burst Plus. They both are natural energy drinks that come in stick paks. The powders are powered by flower pollen that you add to 16 oz of water. Pollen Burst contains Vitamin D and a powerful antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD). They boost energy levels and fight damage caused by free radical toxins and environmental stresses.
A natural citrus taste.
A New Zealand Blackcurrant taste.
Core AO Sticks is formulated to help you and your immune system stay healthy. It helps with to fight illness, free radicals, poor nutrition, stress, lack of sleep and more. It is loaded with antioxidants that help with supporting your immunity.
It has a berry flavor and low in carbs.
Essential Oils for the Winter Season
With all of these essential oils, you can diffuse them. You can make a roller bottle where you combine them with a carrier oil. Apply the roller bottle to the bottom of your feet. (Ask me how diffuse it and how to make a roller bottle!)
Y23 Immune Essential Oil is a blend that supports many systems from our skin to the respiratory systems. It filters our air and the lymphatic system blocks unwanted intruders. It also helps to relax and soothe sore, tired muscles.
I personally, like Y23 in a sniff stick. It is compact and light. All I do is it sniff as needed.
1ST Defense Essential Oil is a “first line of defense” against colds, flu and other infectious diseases and there initial symptoms. It is safe, non-toxic, and gentle. It helps support, stimulate and strengthen the immune system. It helps to rid the body of harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. For adults and children over age ten.
To Bell Well Essential Oil is great blend to use on children During cold and flu season it gives the body added immune support to defend against sickness. It is antiviral and so it can help with a variety of bacterial, viral, or respiratory illness. Also it aids with spasmodic cough, congestion, sore throat, fever and fatigue.
My First Aid Kit for Traveling
No matter the time of year, I always have this “First Aid Kit.” I add more items for the Winter Season.
For Digestive Problems
Sometimes, restaurant foods don’t agree with me. It is always to have these essential oils on hand. Choose the ones that best suit your needs. For digestive needs, you put one drop of one essential oil of your choice in couple drops of a carrier oil. (You don’t use both essential oils!) Apply the mixture clockwise on your abdomen.
Sweet Soothe is another good essential oil for diarrhea, stomach cramping, gas and bloating. You can put one drop of it in a carrier oil or lotion. Then apply it clockwise your abdomen for digestive problems.
Probiotics are always good to have on hand if you have digestive problems like heart burn or stomach upset. I love both of these products. Choose the one you want.
Root Beer Belly is a tasty root beer flavored probiotic sprinkle that contains 5 microencapsulated probiotic strains that will benefit your digestive and immune system.
Supporting Your Skin
In the winter time depending where you are, the air is dryer. Even though many of us take care of our skin, we may need more. That is why I am always prepared when I travel. Here is what I bring.
Trinity Lotion is my go-to when I have dry & chapped skin, minor scraps, sunburn, bug bites and bee stings. It does help some skin issues I had when my ski boots were too tight. Remember these days you never know if the place your rent or hotels have fleas in them. People now travel with your dogs. This is something to think about.
It contains Beta 1, 3-D Glucan, MSM and Aloe Vera.
Trauma Essential Oil is good to have in case of injury. I fell on one of my trips and bruised up my hand. I put one drop of the essential oil in Trinity Lotion and apply it to the bruise area. The bruising went away in a couple of days.
Also, it soothes, stabilizes, supports and revives the muscles and bones. It can provide relief for common minor injuries, such as a finger slammed in the door or a bump on the head. With severe injuries, it has been known to inhibit bruising, reduce swelling and relieve pain.
For Oral Hygiene & Sore Throats
Tea Tree Essential Oil is essential. It can help you with that dreaded sore throat or cold sore. I put one drop of Tea Tree on the on my pinky. Suck it off, swish it, and swallow. It numbs the pain. For a cold sore, put a drop on a Q-tip and drab it on it. It helps the same way for canker sores. I also put on my tooth brush on top of my tooth paste. I have great dental checkups You can use minor cuts scraps too.
To Help You Sleep
Good Night Essential Oil Roller Bottle is great for traveling when you are going through time zones and you need help sleeping. You roll it to the top of the big toe down the side to the heal. It will ease you to sleep.
I know that I gave you a lot to think about with all these products. Choose what you want. You will find your own favorites to make your own travel kit that fits you. Plus, you will be prepared.
Reach out to me with questions and ask how you can save money. I can always create a Preferred Customer Account and find other savings.
Travel safely. Cheers to Your Health!