Air Travel Dangers:
Travelling by plane can definitely be challenging in such close quarters, especially with the current “flu of the day” scares – someone sneezes and you try not to breathe for a minute to avoid inhaling their germs.Don’t let germs put a damper on your travel plans; essential oils make great co-pilots, as they are all antibacterial and antiviral. I bring a little forest of oils with me when I travel. My travel kit includes a bottle of frankincense oil, a bottle of Tea Tree oil or Tee Tree hand cream and a botanical balm. The tea tree oil can be used to clean hands and protect the ears by applying a tiny bit in there. Anoint the inside of the nose with the balm to keep the lining of the nose moist and, as you breathe in the possibly germy air in the plane, the air gets filtered through the essential oils as it travels through the nose. You can use a cotton mask, which looks like a surgical mask, and apply essential oils of black spruce, eucalyptus and frankincense to the interior. This creates a humid microclimate of perfectly pure air. I also always pack my salt pipe. I like to clean the tray table and arm-rests with a little bit of Tea Tree oil Sanitizer.
Dive Deeper:Look into the HumanCharger, a light device that helps one adjust to time zones and charcoal air filters that fit inside the nose. Pack a tincture bottle of dandelion to release any water retention, and extra probiotics to boost the immune system.
A seven hour airplane trip exposes passengers to 0.02 mSv of radiation, which is a fraction of the exposure of a standard Chest x-ray(0.1 mSv). Domestic airline pilots are exposed to an additional 2.2 mSvper year, about the same dose as a brain CT. Although the amount of radiation absorbed during a flight depends on the plane’s altitude and latitude and the current solar activity and weather conditions, the typical New York City-to-Los Angeles trip in a commercial airplane exposes a person to about 2 to 5 millirem (mrem) less than half the dose received from a chest X-ray (10 mrem), according to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. Rems are a measurement of the biological effect from exposure to radiation. To put this in perspective, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission estimates that the average American absorbs 620 mrem a year. About half of that yearly dose comes from natural “background radiation” constantly present in the environment and raining on us from outer space. Higher elevations are hit with more cosmic raysbecause there is less atmosphere above them to deflect the constant blow of background radiation. Similarly, flying in a plane exposes people to a higher dose of radiation than if they’d traveled by car. The backscatter X-ray technology being introduced at Transportation Security Administration stations in airports across the country gives off a dose of 10 microrem (mcg), or 0.001 mrem, according to the TSA. So while you’re in the plane that’s flying cross-country, you’re receiving between 2,000 and 5,000 times as much cosmic radiation as you were subjectedto in order to board the plane. Even if you combine those two doses, it is only about1/200thof what you normally receive in a year. According to Food and Drug Administration standards, no individual who is scanned before flights is allowed to receive more than 25 mrem in a 12-month period. But there’s little chance anyone, even a pilot, would reach that threshold: Doing so would take 25,000 scansin one year. However, some researchers argue that a single backscatter X-ray scan gives a person a larger dose than the TSA claims. David Brenner, chairman of the department of medicine at Columbia University, discussed the topic at the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus when the TSA began rolling out backscatter technology in airports. Brenner said the dosage released by the scan is indeed small, but not as small as TSA would have us think. The number given is what the whole body receives on average. However, the whole body isn’t actually receiving the radiation exposure. The skin on the scalp receives 20 times the average dose that is typically quoted by TSA and throughout the industry. It’s still a low dose, but it’s much more than what’s usually said. Those worried about the 0.001 mrem that a person receives from backscatter airport security scans each way on a round-trip should consider that a person who smokes five cigarettes a day inhales about 1,325 mrem a year more than half the radiation amount absorbedduring a CAT scan, according to the office of Health, Safety and Security.
Most critical molecule within humans: DNA. Direct effect on molecule by ionization or excitation of the molecule and subsequent dissociation of the molecule. Radiation affects the DNA in cells. DNA controls the cell’s function and ability to reproduce. May destroy the DNA , i.e. kill the cell. May damage the DNA; the cell can: repair itself, not function at all or not function properly, or undergo uncontrolled division (cancer) DNA is long strand of small molecules. Directly or indirectly, radiation affects the DNA in cells.
What to pack for travel:
Biohacking Travel Supplements :
Informal foods – Plane foods:
– Nori wrap with seed butter, greens + coleslaw
– Fermented oat groat porridge
– Buckwheat porridge – hot or cold
– Rainbow Medicinal Salad + Garlic, Onion, cruciferous & ferment
– Seed cheese with fresh fruit
– Medicinal cookies, Flax crackers and Kale crisps
– Fermented Yogurt with Chia Pudding
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Summary: Minimize Your Radiation Exposure When Flying