Travel

Snow Safety: Part One – Driving Snow and Ice Covered Roads

 

The kids are all singing “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” hoping for days off school and time for snowball fights and sled rides. While it sure is beautiful, most adults find it to be a pain, especially when it comes to driving snow covered streets and roads. At the very least, it can make life inconvenient but at worst it can be downright dangerous. We’ve put together a three part series on staying safe and healthy in the snow. Driving snow covered roads and icy streets can be a challenge, so today we focus on navigating the white stuff!

We are one snowy nation! Around 70% of U.S. roads will see 5 or more inches of snow each year and vehicle accidents result in about 1,300 fatalities per year. Here are some tips to keep you safe as you navigate the ice, slush and snow. . .

  • Bridges, overpasses and rarely travelled roads are the first to freeze. If conditions are wet, these areas can become icy before the temperatures even drop below freezing.
  • Be sure to brake gently when driving snow or ice covered streets and roads. If standard brakes lock, pump gently and if anti-lock brakes do lock up, apply steady pressure (they may begin to pulse and make noise when doing so).
  • Never pass a snowplow. These vehicles have limited visibility and conditions ahead of them are more than likely worse than behind them.
  • Allow enough space between you and the car ahead of you. About 3 car lengths for every 10mph you are travelling.
  • If you begin to slide and it’s your rear tires, take your foot off the accelerator and steer in the direction you want the front wheels to go. If your rear wheels then begin sliding in the opposite direction, ease the steering wheel in the same direction as the tires. Repeat gently until the car is under control. If your front tires are sliding, take your foot off the accelerator and put the car in neutral. When traction returns, gently steer the car in the direction you want to go, put the vehicle back in drive and slowly accelerate.
  • If you get stuck, turn your wheels from side to side to push the snow. If needed, get out and try to shovel some snow away from the tires and undercarriage. Go easy with gentle acceleration to avoid spinning your tires.

It’s Travel Season, Fight Norovirus with re:iimmune®

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Our news feeds our filled with photos of palm trees, beaches and family vacations to amusement parks and scenic campsites. It’s that time of year, pack a bag, book the tickets and fly off into the sunset to have the time of your life with your family or friends. One of the most common venues for vacation are cruises- preferred for their convenience, affordability and variety. The all inclusive meals, shows, parties, built in pools and beautiful destinations, make cruise vacations a full package experience. Over the last decade, cruise vacations have only grown in popularity and accessibility, leading to high demand, and crowded ships.

vacation, norovirus, diarrhea, dehydration, immune systemThe last few years, we’ve heard stories in the media about an influx of norovirus on cruise vacations – mostly due to large numbers of people residing in close proximity, traveling to foreign waters, eating and drinking new foods, and exposing themselves to unfamiliar bacteria. Norovirus isn’t exclusive to cruise ships, but it is a concern to keep in mind when you’re preparing for your next floating vacation destination. Norovirus is an infection that induces a sudden onset of vomiting and diarrhea and is highly contagious, as it spreads rapidly through close contact with an infected person.  As Cruise Minus advises, it’s important to pack oral hydration supplies, and treatments for diarrhea. re:iimmune® just so happens to be both of those things in one package!

 

The Clinical Strength Hydration formula in re:iimmune® is sugar free and diabetic friendly, making it a safe resource for everyone experiencing travel, vacation, re:iimmune Clinical Strength Hydration, immune system, sugar free, diabetic friendlydehydration. The multi strain pre and probiotic blend in re:iimmune® restores balance to your digestive health, while the L-Glutamine works to repair damage done to the tissue in the intestinal wall. The generous dose of ginger found in re:iimmune® works to soothe nausea, and strengthens the immune system along side a healthy serving of zinc contained in each sachet. When it comes to enjoying your summer vacation, don’t let norovirus or dehydration throw a hitch in your plans. The last thing you want to do on vacation is wind up stuck in a bed, far away from home -so add re:iimmune to your packing list, and get better, better™!

 

Avoid The Travel Bug

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“My husband BlBekah_Abiatti2ake and I were on our honeymoon in Mexico when re:iimmune saved us. We woke up early to head back to Missouri, and we both felt a little off but not sick. We didn’t think much of it since we had just spent a week in Mexico, and were eating different foods than our bodies were use to. When we arrived at the Atlanta airport for our layover, we attempted to get something to eat. We couldn’t stomach anything! Luckily I had two re:iimmune packets left! It was the only thing we could keep down and it completely helped soothe our stomachs. I was so worried our last plane home was going to be miserable (or that we wouldn’t be able to get on the plane) but re:iimmune got us through it! Now, any time my stomach is upset or my body is just feeling down, I always drink re:iimmune!” -Bekah

It’s that time of year again! Sand, sun, cruises, lake weekends, hiking trips and airline flights taking you to your favorite destinations. Most of us look Bekah_Abiattiforward to longer days, warmer weather, family vacations and romantic honeymoon getaways. If you’re anything like me (or like our organized teacher friend, Bekah) you start making your packing list a week before it’s time to hit the road. You pack and repack, second guess your apparel decisions a hundred times, and then finally settle into something comfy and set off for paradise. Through crowded airports, new environments, disrupted sleep patterns, and unfamiliar foods- your body doesn’t always get the same relief you might feel on vacation. The last thing you want to happen when you’re far from home is to deal with the effects of a run down immune system.

No one wants to get up and climb over 3 people, 42 times in one flight, just to use a tiny, uncomfortable airplane commode, or pull off the road at every rest stop in sight when you’re hurrying to your awaited location. We normally wind up drinking less fluids as a result, causing our bodies hydration levels to plummet and in turn, your body takes step one towards an upset immune function. The next time you start your packing list, stick re:iimmune® at the very top. With it’s special formulation of Clinical Strength Hydration® you will be able to maintain optimal hydration levels without running to the restroom every 20 minutes. With it’s blend of pre and probiotics, re:iimmune® fights hard against all the upsets traveling  introduces to your digestive system by reintroducing the good bacteria your stomach needs to remain healthy. When you drink a packet of re:iimmune®, you also receive a generous dose of ginger, which is known for aiding in digestion and soothing nausea- as well as a helping of zinc to give you’re immune system an extra “oomph“. Don’t let anything get in the way of your vacation this summer including the travel bug, pack re:iimmune and get better, better! 

What Keeps You Going?

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When your system is run down, your full life has you spinning in circles, and you have been granted the important task of keeping your children healthy, what keeps you going? Jeanne’ lets us in on her secret weapon!

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“re:iimmune has become a necessity for me! As a grad student, and mom, my immune system has to be in tip top shape to fight off germs and keep me going! It is the perfect recovery drink after a hot day at the beach! I never ever go on vacation without a daily supply of re:iimmune! It has been a life-saver in helping my kiddos recover from being sick or dehydrated from summer camp, and they even love the taste!” -Jeanne’

It Takes G.U.T.S. To Get Well

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Gut health is all the rage! Are you on board? Well you should be and here’s why: studies show that nearly 75% of your immune system is located in your guts. Your gut health has been linked to everything from depression and anxiety, to skin disorders and severe diseases. We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat!”-now we’re taking this concept to a cellular level.

When Dr. Kerri Miller developed this revolutionary recovery formula, re:iimmune®, she recognized a critical piece missing within our health care system. The medical community has made advancements so unfathomably incredible, it’s a little hard to believe. With the help of skilled surgeons you can be given your eye sight back, they literally give you a new set of eyes…new limbs, new hearts, new noses and chins! With the help of Chemotherapy and antibiotics, diseases that would otherwise steal our precious time on earth, are slowed and even defeated. Yet, all of these intense accomplishments are met with intense trauma to our bodies, she saw a solution to making the recovery process a smoother journey for everyone.

Now, it would be nice if we could just hand you a box of re:iimmune®, pat you on the back, and promise that was all it took to insure a smooth recovery, but the truth is, re:iimmune® is just one piece of the equation. As a nurse practitioner, Dr. Miller has put together a four part plan to pair with re:iimmune® that will assist any patient with their recovery process regardless of the ailment they’re facing. Over the coming weeks we will be addressing each of these crucial parts to the puzzle and rolling out the why behind our G.U.T.S.– Stay tuned!

Travel Bug-Get Better, Better

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Vacation. Whether it be a tropical spring break trip, a honeymoon to the Virgin Islands or a guy’s ice fishing trip in the frigid Pacific Ocean—we all have fond thoughts and eager expectations of what we call “vacation”. The last thing you want to think about after spending hundreds of dollars on flights and accommodations, not to mention, numerous hours daydreaming about the sound of waves lapping outside your cabana, is a round of the stomach flu or an unexpected sinus infection interrupting your moment of bliss. The unfortunate news is, travel related sickness is far too common for comfort. From crowded airports, unfamiliar foods, abnormal sleep schedules, and stress caused by unexpected delays–your immune system takes a hit!

 

Needless to say, if you’re planning a trip, it’s time to step up your health game.

 

Hydration: Often times it’s difficult to stay well hydrated when you’re traveling. Rushed commutes, hot beaches, and extra activities can leave you depleted. Not only is dehydration often accompanied by a long list of uncomfortable side effects, but it also inhibits your cells from healing properly and ultimately damages your immune system.

 

Digestion: Rich foods, extra desserts, and foreign bacteria all play a part in most of our travels. Since 70% of your immune system is located in your gut, it’s vital to give your digestive system some extra attention. Ginger is a powerful digestive aid, it has been known to help soothe your gas pains, digest and metabolize fats and even relieve common stomach pains.

 

Immune Booster: When you’re in the business of protecting your sacred getaway, you want to come at it with all of your guns blazing. Beefing up your immunity with some extra supplements, such as zinc, adds just the right amount of power behind your punch. Zinc is a supplement that is helpful with reducing inflammation–that often leads to infection–and is thought to be the most important micronutrient, as well as a key co-factor of the immune system.

 

Ultimately, the goal is to catch nothing more than a healthy glow and an extra pep in your step on your upcoming venture. So, next time you start packing your bags, don’t forget to add re:iimmune® to the top of your travel list. With its clinical strength hydration, blend of pre and probiotics, a dose of zinc, and 275mg of ginger extract, you’re on your way to healthy and happy travels!

 

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Information on this blog is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this blog for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.