Summer is travel time. With all the excitement and changes in routine, it can be a challenge to stay healthy.summer vacation

Here are some quick tips for eating healthy on the road, carrying your supplements, and preventing everything from food poisoning to Montezuma’s Revenge.

I never leave home without three items:

Oil of oregano caps: These babies kill everything from bacteria to viruses to parasites. Everyone who travels with me takes 1 each morning.

Probiotics: The best defense is a good offense. Probiotics keep the entire digestive tract healthy and help us offload any unwanted visitors, such as bugs and germs. I think of them working as a team with the oregano.

Thieves: An essential oil blend that kills airborne bacteria. Studies show it kills 99% of pseudomonas aeruginosa after just 12 minutes of diffusion. I dab a bit under my nose on the plane, put cotton balls that have a few drops on air vents in hotels and use it to sanitize my hands in a pinch. Sure beats getting sick when you are trying to have fun!

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Now, for what to eat:

  • Beef jerky or now you can buy salmon and turkey jerky as well. Be careful of added sugars and nitrates. Make sure it says gluten-free if you are avoiding gluten.
  • Nuts/seeds/dried fruit- always a favorite!
  • Trail mix- Nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, and dried fruits; simple and kids can make their own.
  • Fruit-grapes, berries or chunks of apples, pineapples, or pears are easiest. Helps you stay hydrated!
  • Nut butters in individual containers with gluten free pretzels to dip.
  • Protein shakes- take the powder in a ziplock bag and add to water bottle/juice.
  • Emergen-C packets- a great pick me up when added to bottled water.
  • PaleoBars– the perfectly balances and non-allergenic protein bar.

Even when I fly, I carry Ezekial Bread and peanut butter for those awful  hotel “continental breakfasts” that are nothing but sugar and carbs. An easy guarantee for a good start to my day.

I have a vitamin box with nine compartments (about 4.5”x7”) that I take along on trips. Different supplements in different compartments all identified with marker inside the lid. Every morning I go through and take what I will need for the day. Simple. Some people like to make packets ahead of time using small baggies for each dose. Whatever works for you!