Day 56: Healthy Traveling
Juice Feasting and Travel, Raw on the Road, Airport Food Reviews, Backpacking and Raw Food
Welcome to Day 56!
Traveling with the knowledge and application of nutrient dense foods and proper care for personal hygiene goes a long, long way to making for a better trip. We diligently plan, and often travel at great expense to places we may not see again for some time, or ever. Sick or low-energy days on travel are inconvenient, and, with better foods and practices, are far less likely.
Something we would like to note about our experience traveling all over the U.S. eating raw is that a Vitamix is nearly indispensable. Being able to make juices or green smoothies, soups, and sorbets in it makes travel so much more enjoyable.
Traveling in the Raw
You can travel successfully on raw food, EVEN JUICE FEASTING, but it does take some planning and knowledge. The information in this file has been gathered by much work, thought, and experience in the vegan/raw food community, making traveling and eating raw food much more possible.
Read through the attached file, “Traveling in the Raw” for some great food and hygiene practices for Live Food Travel from the expert, Gabriel Cousens, M.D. You will also find an interesting practice, Airplane Yoga!
JUICE FEASTING TRAVEL ITEMS
+ Yeti Cooler or Similar Cooler
+ Quart Sized Nalgene Jars (8)
+ Chef’s Knife with a Sheath that can go in your Yeti
+ Nut Milk Bag in a Ziplock
+ Roll-up cutting board
+ Lemons / Oranges / Grapefruit
+ Spirulina Powder
+ Chlorella Powder
+ Vitamineral Green
+ Hemp Oil (1 Tablespoon a Day) (in your Yeti Cooler)
+ EPA/DHA Daily through a Vegan Supplement or Carlson’s Fish Oil
Airport Food Reviews
Compiled by the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, what you will find is a review of the food at 14 busiest airports in the U.S. They report that 12% more airports are offering healthy items at their restaurants (as of 2013). See what they have to say about your regular or future airports for travel.
Radiation Exposure at the Airport
This file has been created due to a question from a student of ours who was doing a lot of traveling for business AND JUICE FEASTING simultaneously. It has been updated to reflect the radiation exposure from TSA backscatter machines, which have now been deemed unsafe.
By the way, it is amazing how many juice bars there are out there now. When you travel, check ahead online for their locations. . . So the question was whether or not the X-Ray machines at the airports are damaging our juices, Vitamineral Green, etc. Check out the download!
Juicy Tips: Raw Restauranteur
Victoria Boutenko had a great suggestion that I wanted to pass on to you: carry a card with you to direct the waiter at the restaurant to give to the chef. On that card can be written the salad ingredients that are suitable for you to maintain the best health possible. We show you this today to help you understand that after the Juice Feast, you social life will continue. In fact, it is going to improve, partly because of the switched-on people that are coming (or are going to come) into your life! Here is a look at a smaller version of the restaurant card we will provide for you on Day 83, shown to the right.
And eat at home before you go out! While Juice Feasting, drink Juice, and stay out of restaurants! Your health and sanity are worth it. If you must go, take plenty of juice with you, and order tea.
Ultralightweight Backpacking and Nutrient-Dense Foods
This file is the product of over 2500 miles of ultralightweight backpacking myself. I (David) have compared backpacking methods both in equipment and food for years, and am certain that I have come up with the ultimate combination of nutrition and gear, presented for your benefit here!
Travel better than ever before!
See you in The Green Room!
Herbs for Traveling by Brigitte Mars
If you are going to spend the time and money to travel, it’s wise to insure the trip will be enjoyed in good health. Being sick away from the comforts of home can be a major drag and downright dangerous.
Be in good health before leaving. Hustling to do last minute errands and bon voyage parties can leave one stressed and exhausted.
Flying is dehydrating and takes a toll on the skin. Drinking one glass of water for every hour in flight is ideal. Bring a big bottle of water with you. Coffee and alcohol are dehydrating. Taking shoes off and using earplugs can help one through a long flight. Keep some toiletries with you so you can brush your teeth and wash your face to feel refreshed before landing. On long flights be sure to get up to stretch and move every couple of hours to prevent blood clots.
Media, Films, & Documentaries
[Film] The Way
“The Way” is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son , killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago,. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him. From the unexpected and, oftentimes, amusing experiences along “The Way,” Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again. Through his unresolved relationship with his son, he discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.”