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5 Strategies for Keeping an Organic Diet While Traveling During the Summer

Now that we are in the midst of summer, many people are going away for weekends or for an extended period of time.

For me and many other individuals, a vacation does not mean a vacation from organic.

I have been working with several clients on this very issue and thought that I would share my tips and strategies for eating organic while traveling.

1) Bring your own food If you are traveling by air, car, bus or train, always take food to eat. This could be nuts, fruit, salad, energy bars. Anything. You never want to be stranded and hungry when the only option available is fast food or junk food.

Not only do you want to bring food for your travel to the destination but also bring food for your arrival. I like to pack organic oatmeal and palm sugar, so I always know that I am going to have a good breakfast the following day.

After all, you just don’t know what your host or your hotel will have for food, if anything, and you don’t want to be scrambling first thing in the morning. This is especially true if you arrive at night and don’t have time to go food shopping.

2) Bring a juicer or blender If you are driving to a vacation spot, bring your juicer or blender, if possible. There is nothing like having fresh juice and your host may not know much about juicing. So, you’ll be having a positive influence on them as well.

Or, bring a blender. If you have bananas, nuts and superfoods such as cacao, you can put together a smoothie in no time. See my video on how to make nut milk. It is super-easy.

You can also make a smoothie with tea. Read about that HERE.

3) Do research in advance Before I go anywhere, I like to know where the organic restaurants and organic supermarkets are located.

For example, when I go to Natural Products Expo West each year (the biggest organic food trade show), I always stay at a hotel very near to the Whole Foods. There are many other hotels closer to the Anaheim Convention Center but close proximity to organic food is more important than close proximity to the venue.

I am thinking days in advance about what I am going to be eating.

4) Have a conversation with your guests If you are staying with friends, have a conversation with them about your eating habits.

Tell them that while you don’t want to be difficult, eating organic is very important to you and is part of your new health routine. If they care about you and love you, they won’t mind and will try to accommodate you the best that they can.

5) Develop a new mindset Embracing an organic diet is all about developing a new mindset.

It isn’t about just showing up and eating whatever is available.

But it is about preparing, doing research and stepping outside of your comfort zone.  It is about doing the work in advance to make sure that you are able to constantly feed yourself the most nutritious food available — organic food

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New Study on Milk: More Evidence That Organic Offers Superior Nutrition

When most people think of the reason to drink organic milk, the first thing that pops into their mind is the desire to avoid hormonal milk – milk that has been produced from cows who have been injected with synthetic growth hormones.

Yet, a recently released study gives us an additional reason as to why we should drink organic milk.

In research published in PLOS One, the scientists of the study reported that organic milk contained 62% more omega-3 fatty acids and 25% fewer omega-6s.

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My Water Habits and The Only Water Bottle I Use – A Glass One

As I have written about many times before, I am a water fanatic. I like clean, ultra-purified water and have a four-stage filter (with a .015 micron filter on filter #2) in my apartment.

When I go to work, there is a Poland Spring cooler but I refuse to drink from it. Why?

The water tastes very, very off and is not purified.

So, I bring my own bottles of water to work each day. This may sound crazy to some people but drinking high quality water is essential to staying healthy.

Given that I take so much effort to drink good water, the type of bottle that I use is also of great importance.

I used to drink from a BPA-free plastic bottle. The problem with that is that it is still plastic and is leaching other chemicals into the water.

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Another Reason to Buy Organic – Conventional Tea Contains Illegal and Highly Toxic Pesticides

While we constantly hear about the tremendous health benefits of drinking tea, one thing that almost never gets mentioned in this message is just how critical it is to drink organic tea.

In a recently released report called Tea Steeped in Toxics, the excellent non-profit Beyond Pesticides gives us an inside look at what is going on in the tea industry. Needless to say, what they uncover is very ugly and very scary.

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