As fun as traveling can be, air travel can cause a great deal of stress to the body. Aside from the stress of getting to your flight on time, just sitting on the plane as it flies through the air bombards the body with stress. Most people don’t know this, but there’s radiation in the air and the higher the plane goes, the higher your exposure can be (1)! Then there’s the recycled air you have to suck. And don’t even get me started with the low-quality airplane food. What’s more, the airport itself is full of things that can add to your stress load and put you at risk of developing a cascade of health issues.
But fear not! Here’s your ultimate travel guide to keep your body’s stress burden at a minimum while flying.
In my last article, I went broke down the epidemic that’s plaguing us all—hypochloridia, which is a fancy way to say “low-stomach acid.” This article is going to be a little more fun because I’m going to give you some tools you can do yourself to test your own stomach acid status as well as teach you how to reverse the issue. I also want to throw in a couple other suggestions, mainly things I like to recommend to my clients to better improve their overall digestive health.
Let’s get into it…
I hate to say it, but there’s fairly good odds that your
digestive system isn’t running optimally. But fear not! I’ll provide you with the tools to dial in your digestion and start increasing your ability to absorb nutrients today.
This is going to be another two-part article. The first article is going to go into the details of why we all aren’t producing enough stomach acid and how it connects to reflux issues, and the second article is going to give you the tools to fix it by teaching you how to self-test to find out if you have hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) and how to start digesting food properly again. (more…)
This is part 2 of my series on fasting. If you haven’t read part 1, you can find it here. In that article I went into the benefits of fasting and why I personally wanted to try fasting for 5 days; not juice fasting, but putting my body into a state of ketosis.
In this article, you are going to go with me on my own 5-day fasting journey. And at the end of the article, I’m going to share with you specific supplements I took that made the experience that much easier. Here we go…
I’m a big fan of self-experimentation. It’s one thing to look at research or hear some author/blogger’s health discovery, but we are all so individual. Not to mention a lot of studies are poorly put together and people can put anything out there on the internet and call it a fact. But reading and discovering what’s working for others is a great way to get ideas about what you can try, too! Not to mention, we can’t forget how fun it is to see the expressions of your coworker, friends, or family’s faces when you explain what sort of biohack or self-experiment you’re conducting while trying not to sound like a crazy person…fun times. I enjoy it. (more…)