It is less than a week before I fly to New Mexico and I wake up with a sore throat. You know the feeling right? Getting ready for an exciting trip can also be stressful. This is what can suppress our immune system. These immune system boosts before traveling can be a gamechanger for you!
By reducing as much stress before traveling is key. The same is said for those with gut issues when traveling as well. However, if you already have a sore throat, fatigue, and a runny nose, there’s still time!
To be honest, I would rather get sick before my flight instead of during my flight. These immune system boosts before traveling can be used anytime. You can also use these right before a big event, final exams, and similar events.
I personally recommend giving your system a boost 5-7 days and continuing before the event. This will give you body time to use the extra nutrients.
the best immune system boosts before traveling
Okay, you are feeling under the weather, but your flight is a week or less away. Here are some tips and tricks to have in your arsenal! Also, always check with your medical professional before introducing new supplements or any lifestyle changes.
I recommend reducing foods that are inflammatory or that suppress the immune system. Some foods to consider are gluten, conventional dairy, soy, refined sugar, and legumes. If you have an autoimmune condition, some other foods to consider eliminating are eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades.
You want to include high-quality animal meats, freshwater seafood, eggs (if tolerated), vegetables, and fruits. The goal is to give you body all the nutrients to boost the immune system, but also reduce possible inflammation.
Aim to drink as much water as possible to help flush out your system as well. Adding some lemon or a drop of lemon essential oil is a bonus! If you’re unsure of how much water to drink aim for your body weight in pounds divided by two. This gives your amount of ounces to drink per day.
Even though exercising is good stress on the body. I don’t recommend exercising when you’re sick. It often makes you feel worse, but also you’re spreading your germs to others. The energy you are exerting could be used to boost the immune system.
The only forms of movement I’d recommend are yoga and stretching. Otherwise, just lay on the couch or bed and just relax!
You don’t have to use all of these. I recommend picking 2-3 to use to see what works best for your body. Also, it doesn’t hurt to have them on hand for the future.
- Herb Pharm: Rapid Immune Boost 3 servings in between meals in a glass of water.
- Sovereign Silver: 2 tsp one in the morning and one at night (let it sit under your tongue and swallow)
- Multivitamin: Take once per day either in the morning or at night.
- Spore-Based Probiotic: Take once per day for daily gut health, but when sick you can double up for a boost.
- FLOOM Roller Bottle: This is a combination of Frankincense, Lemon, Oregano, OnGuard, and Melaleuca that you can roller on your spine and feet. I only recommend doterra essential oils!
- OnGuard and Oregano in Veggie Cap: Start off with 1 drop of each taken with a meal and you can gradually increase to 4 drops of each twice a day. I personally like doing 2 drops of each taken 3 times a day with a meal.
- Echinacea Tea with Elderberry: Drink a cup or up to 2 cups a day.
- Elderberries: You can find this as a syrup, pill, crystals, or raw elderberries. Be aware that syrups and gummies often have added sugar or other unnecessary ingredients.
- Manuka Honey: I love adding a tsp to a tablespoon of honey in my tea or use the manuka honey drops too.
Remember you don’t have to use all of these! For me, I did the Herb Pharm and OnGuard/Oregano combo for the first 2 days. However, I continued to drink tea and take my multivitamin and probiotic.
It is a matter of finding works best for your body and budget. I hope this helps you to have happy and healthy travel experiences. Be sure to share this with anyone going on a trip! Thank youu for reading!
**This information is not meant as medical or nutritional advice. Always check with your qualified healthcare professional before incorporating new supplements or nutritional changes into your routine. A Primal Health Coach (PHC) is trained to evaluate nutritional needs and make recommendations for dietary changes and nutritional supplements. A PHC is unable to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or medical condition. I cannot guarantee any specific result from recommendations as we are all bio-individually different. If you are under the care of a healthcare provider, it is important that you contact them and alert them to any changes in your lifestyle in regards to nutrition and supplements. A health coach may be a beneficial addition to more traditional care, and it may also alter your need for medication, so it is important you always keep your physician informed of changes in your nutritional program.