December is in full swing, and I’m sharing my top battle-tested, “Take it & Use it ASAP” tips for not just surviving, but thriving during the holidays. Last time, we talked about additional stressors you might encounter this season that lead to “Burnout” and a few quick DIY tips to combat them using basic biophysics. Remember …
Any problems that show up later in your body start in your cells first. Now, this happens in only 1 of 2 ways:
1. Your cells become injured through starvation of things they need
2. Your cells become injured through toxin exposure
That said, I want to delve a little deeper into a unique form of torture popular this time of year …
Commercial Airline Travel.
Why? Well, when we’re talking about cellular health, the answer is simple …
Flying = Slow Death For Your Cells.
I’m not exaggerating when I say the assault on your cells during commercial flights is dramatic; it’ s exactly why you can feel so “beat up” after flying:
1. Your cells are starved of water.
2. Your cells are starved of oxygen.
3. Your cells are bombarded with radiation.
In short, while being slowly dehydrated and strangled, your cells are exposed to an astonishing amount of toxic radiation from inside and outside of the aircraft! There’s also the stress of busy airports, hectic travel schedules, and poor access to high quality food and water to consider; it’s a lot to deal with!
Not to mention, in my case, being 6’ 4” and crammed into a dried out metal tube for hours at a time … Sheesh!
These are all reasons why heavy travel - especially flying - can lead to something called “Acute Burnout”:
A period of heavy psychological and physical stress that results in a cascade of inflammatory cytokines and cellular inflammation, leading to fatigue, brain fog, pessimism, and generally feeling lousy.
What’s worse, if you’re already suffering from “Chronic Burnout,” then Acute Burnout can and will accelerate the negative effects.
Now, don’t stress … we’re going to cover a few simple ways to defend yourself against the all-out physical and psychological stress that flying dumps on you …
With luck, you’ll feel great getting off your next flight ...
Trust me. I’ve done a ridiculous amount of experimentation on a ton of flights, and I’m excited to share what I’ve discovered with you - for FREE!
Think of it as an early Christmas gift …
So put on your favorite fuzzy pajamas, put another log on the fire, and grab a cup of eggnog because we’re going to dive right in, starting with the first key to surviving holiday air travel:
Here’s why …
Airplanes are typically held at a humidity level of 6% and pressurized to about 8,000 ft above sea level. Let me put this into context for you …
1. The ideal for human beings is about 50% humidity.
2. The Sahara Desert is about 25% humidity.
3. The Mojave Desert - the driest on Earth - can get as low as 10% humidity.
4. But the average commercial jet aircraft is held at 6% humidity!
There is no desert on Earth this dry!
Yet, you’re supposed to endure it for hours on end while flying. Why?
Because it’s cheaper!
By pumping moisture out of the air, the aircraft weighs less; therefore, the airline saves money on fuel.
What this means for you is that as soon as you step on that plane, you’re becoming dehydrated on a cellular level.
Your cellular machinery slows down, therefore, has difficulty getting nutrients into your cells and waste out.
This is unnatural and a HUGE contributor to Acute Burnout and Jet Lag.
So, what can you do about it?
You need to drink as much bioavailable water as possible.
The problem is the “dead” water they serve you in tiny little plastic cups on commercial flights doesn’t cut it when it comes to rehydrating your cells.
First, it contains a disgusting number of contaminants from onboard potable water tanks that are rarely cleaned.
Second, it’s “dead” water - it lacks electrical charge, therefore, is NOT very bioavailable to your cells. For both these reasons ...
NEVER drink the water they give you on airplanes. Period.
What you need to drink instead is a type of water called “Structured Water.”
ALL healthy water found in nature, like natural spring water, is structured. It’s highly bioavailable because it’s “alive” with the electrical charge your cells know and love.
As a result, it easily slips through your cell membranes, bringing in much needed nutrients and flushing out toxins.
When it comes to true hydration, the key is Uptake, not Intake!
You can drink as much “dead” water as you can stomach and still be dehydrated because it never gets where it’s needed the most - inside your cells!
The trick to hydrating your cells on long, dried-out flights is to make sure all the water you drink is structured.
Now, there are all sorts of ways to structure your water, but most of them are very expensive and require large devices – which makes sense; it’s hard to copy mother nature!
By FAR the easiest way is this …
1. Grab whatever glass-bottled spring water you can find in the airport
2. Add a tiny pinch of highly energized mineral salt to it
Adding a pinch of this type of salt to every bottle will structure the water to a very high degree.
I’m not kidding - we’re talking IV levels of cellular hydration here!
Of course, spring water in glass bottles can be hard to find, but you don’t want toxins from a plastic bottle seeping into your water.
A good alternative is to search for the “Sport Berkey Water Bottle” and use the public water fill stations in the airport.
Again, you could always carry a portable water structuring device, if you can afford one AND you have the space in your carry-on bag.
Regardless, the important step is to add a drop of Celtic Sea Salt to every 2nd or 3rd bottle of water you consume.
The salt adds a negative charge to the water that aids in cellular uptake through the cell membrane, aiding in transport of waste out of the cell and micronutrients into the cell.
Only available from a few sources in the world, this type of salt goes through a 3-year-long enrichment process done by hand, so it’s crucial you get the right kind.
I’ve tried many other salts, but this one works the best, and one jar lasts for years. I do this every time I fly, and. I highly recommend you do, too …
Well, it’s getting late and that fire is running down, so tune in next time to learn why …
You’re an accidental mountain climber every time you fly!
AND we’ll cover the second key to surviving holiday air travel: Oxygen.
‘Til next time … try to drink at least one glass of “structured” water per every cup of nog ... Have a Happy AND Healthy Holiday!