Dr. Heather Denniston reveals all the wellness must haves for travel. Whether you travel occasionally or regularly, you don’t want to miss episode 38 of The Junk You Should Know Show! We are all aware of the number of germs that circulate in-flight and the new foods that challenge our digestive system when we travel. 

Our bodies get bombarded, so how do you equip yourself? How do you prepare your immune system to fight back? 

Wellness Must Haves for Traveling


Wellness Tips Before You Travel (6:25)

Be well rested and hydrated. This is especially true for longer trips where you go through time zone changes. Your body is already undergoing a significant amount of stress as you prepare to travel. 

Implement your immune boosting strategies early on. Whether it’s exercise and/or supplements, arm your immune system.

While You’re Away (7:46)

Stay hydrated on the plane! Dr. Denniston suggests 1L every 2 hours. 

Keep healthy snacks handy. You never know if you’ll be in a pinch, where food isn’t immediately available. Having a few ready-to-eat snacks can be a life-saver!

Suggested Supplements (12:39)


  • Grapefruit seed extract
  • Food enzymes (chewable and digestive)
  • Shelf-stable probiotic


  • Fish oil
  • Collagen Peptide
  • Nanogreens
  • Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil
  • Electrolyte Packs

Balance & Wellness:

  • Melatonin


If You Do Get Sick (24:59)

Travel First-Aid Kit

  • Activated Charcoal
  • Wellness Formula 
  • Bandages
  • Arnica
  • Essential Oils
    • Frankincense
    • Lavender
    • On-Guard (Doterra)
    • DigestZen (Doterra)
    • Oil of Oregano

Upon Your Return (29:29)

Rest up and stay hydrated. Yes, just like prepping for the trip, you need to decompress to return to everyday life. So give yourself the time to refuel. Then you can hit the ground running when it’s time to get back to work.



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