Seven steps to preventing measles…

and other communicable diseases

I’m taking a trip out west and will be mingling with a lot of people from all over the country, in airports, on the plane, public transportation, hotels, restaurants and in meetings. Thanks to many people foregoing vaccinations, measles infections are on the rise. Although I had them as a three year-old and have a “natural immunity” I plan to be prepared to battle most communicable diseases.

How do I plan to prevent infections?

Seven steps to take when travelling:

1. Proper nutrition automatically boosts immunity so I take my amazing Peak Performance Pack vitamins daily.

2. Drinking or taking Activate-C drink or capsules several days before my flight and during my trip will boost immune system even more.

3. Apply ARMOR essential oil (a natural defense against germs and immune booster) with a carrier oil to key points (like wrist and neck). It smells great and always makes me feel better.

4. Apply Melagel under my nostrils for the flight, to fight germs trying to enter my airways.

5. Apply Antibacterial Clear Defense gel or wipes to my hands as needed, especially after I’ve touched something that looks debatable.).

6. I always take time to wipe down my airplane seat with Sol-U-Guard EPA approved food-grade and safe disinfecting wipes that kill 99.99% of germs. (They say headrest, tray, seat pocket and arm rests are the worst for germ infestation!)

7. Pack a bottle of Sol-U-Mel to spray down my hotel room, bathroom counter, sheets, couch, pillow, etc. This kills dust mites, allergens, mold, bacteria and viruses that are found in the air and soft surfaces. An added bonus? It boosts the  immune system because it’s made with highest grade Melaleuca oil.

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Fiber for optimal health

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer.

Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. People over age 50 have the highest risk of colorectal cancer. You may also be at higher risk if you are African American, smoke, or have a family history of colorectal cancer.

The good news?

The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50.
If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented.

There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that’s why it’s so important to get screened.

Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer:

  • Get screened starting at age 50.
  • Encourage your family members and friends over age 50 to get screened.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Get plenty of physical activity and eat healthy.

One healthy addition to your diet is fiber. On a daily basis, 95% of Americans are only getting about half as much fiber as they need. Fiber is a component of plant foods that is never broken down and absorbed by the body—allowing it to perform important functions that  no other food can. The two forms of fiber, soluble and insoluble, both play important roles in maintaining optimal health as well as helping  to keep your colon “clean”.

Why fiber?

Well, according to research fiber can help prevent serious issues developing in your digestive tract because it  can sweep away toxins and waste throughout your body. Studies also show that the adequate amount of fiber helps supports immunity, improves regularity, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

I’m lucky to have found a great fiber product that’s a scientifically balanced blend of seven fiber sources, plus vitamins, antioxidants, soothing herbs, and probiotics. A single glass of this broad spectrum fiber provides 12 grams of healthy fiber to help me meet my optimal daily fiber and offers several benefits I don’t get from traditional fiber products.

Quick quiz: True or false?

You should get tested regularly for colorectal cancer starting at age 50.

Answer: 

Starting at age 50, get tested regularly for colorectal cancer. When it comes to colorectal cancer screening, you do have options. Learn more about screening here.

Decide which screening test you prefer here.