Raw Living Food While Traveling
- Wednesday, 01 September 2010
I often get asked how can one can not only eat healthfully but how one can eat ‘raw’ foods when traveling. The truth is, I have been eating raw so long I don’t often think about it as it just so part of my everyday life. Whether I am going out for an hour or more I always take my own purified energized water and foods. I have a quality stainless steel BPA free thermos for my liquids such as purified water and herbal teas.
Car or Plane Travel
Bananas, apples, berries, carrots, celery sticks nuts and seeds and some raisins which are quick to prepare and light to carry. I have not eaten airline food since I was 16 years old which is usually cooked, has chemical preservatives and poor quality salty fatty snacks.
If I am traveling by car I always can find a grocery store and I head straight to the produce section. I stock up whatever looks fresh in fruits and vegetables. It is really that easy! When traveling you can even do a quick search on most smart/cell phones either before hand or when you arrive to find local health stores for great produce and restocking your supplements depending on how long your trip will be.
Dead Sea Salt or Epsom Salt Baths help remove toxins from the airplane flight from the bad air, and radiation accumulated during the flight and from airport body scanners. Please note that international flights by law require the airlines to spray the planes with toxic sprays to prevent bug infestation. My recommendation short of wearing a gas mask, is to wait to be the last on the plane. This way you are allowing the plane to hopefully air out some before you get aboard.
If I know I will be gone for more than a few days I take my triple travel pack of supplements.
I take a probiotic to assist with maximum absorption and keeping my immune system boosted! Probiotics are good bacteria for the digestive tract. If eating in a restaurant or stuck with less than top quality produce, a probiotic is digestive insurance to get the most out of the food you eat. Over half of our immune system is located in our digestive system. ?
Plant digestive enzymes help with digesting cooked and raw foods as well. They help reduce allergic reactions to foods. Recently I ate a touch of raw almond butter that was in our fridge. It had been there over 4 months and as soon as I ate it my throat started to close up and I could hardly breathe! I took some plant digestive enzymes and was fine in seconds.
Digestive enzymes are also beneficial when eating 'reward meals' that have more than the desired amount of fat or even when we overeat, as they break down foods into smaller molecules for enhanced digestion. I recall a few times taking 5-10 enzymes when I was in a restaurant and feeling heavy and lethargic with a cold coming on. After taking 10 enzymes I felt fine! When eating out there is always concern for how the food is handled as well as bacteria. Enzymes can be a life saver!
Algae and Greens
Spirulina or Chlorella help support total nutrition as they contain virtually everything we need to sustain our bodies. High in protein, rich in minerals, calcium, iron, beta carotene...the list goes on and on. When flying we are exposed to radiation and this is where spirulina shines as it is very effective at helping to counter act and eliminate the radio-isotopes we accumulate when flying. Spirulina and Chlorella (spirulina is a little more affordable) are a simple and effective ways to get a bounty of nutrition that satisfies and builds immunity.
There are also many green food mixes available that also contain various herbs, probiotics and fruit, veggie and other dehydrated foods. I find I can take a larger dose of spirulina or even add it to some fruit and it has worked for me and thousands of people I have recommended with excellent results.
For day or weekly trips I even take some pint size equipment for making fruit shakes. I find the product called 'The Magic Bullet' which is a mini blender available in most department or hardware stores for around $40 and with 300 watts I find it works very well for my daily lunch fruit shakes! Small, light and easy to travel with makes this a smart choice.?
EMF (Electrical Magnetic Frequency) pollution is an unseen danger and in my opinion a silent killer that few think about or deal with when traveling. Smart meters on our homes, cell phones, laptops, wifi which is virtually available at most airports and hotels (as well most homes) all have an electrical man-made frequency that we are exposed to everyday. These frequencies can be very powerful and dangerous to not only adults but children and the elderly. Even electronic motors in treadmills have a negative effect by raising blood sugar!
While there is protection for the home, traveling is a little more challenging. I recommend the QLink pendant for everyday use. Another way to protect oneself from EMF pollution is the 'Cell Phone Protection Headset' – this is likely something we all use daily and can have some control over. If you talk more than 5 minute a day on a cell or smart phone, I highly recommend this low radiation headset. It minimizes the amount of radiation that would be absorbed into our head.
Traveling does not mean one has to sacrifice health. With a little forethought and planning you can keep your immune system strong and healthy where ever you go!