Drummer Shares Tips for Healthy Living While on the Road

| 6/1/2016 10:02:00 AM

Tags: healthy living, juicing, travel, fruits, family health, nutrition, apple cider vinegar, Kentucky, John Fred,


Read John’s previous thoughts on healthy living, One Man’s Search for a Healthier, More Sustainable Life.

Eating Well While on the Road

I love the idea of continuing the legacy of the Native Americans and living off the land, hunting and gathering. Overall, by changing my diet and cutting out fast food and soft drinks, I lost about 50 pounds. Being a touring musician poses its own set of challenges. Nurtition wise, I’m always trying to figure out how to get the vitamins and nutrients I’m used to without having to carry a garden behind the tour bus.

The answer for me is juicing. I started juicing organic beets, organic appeals, organic carrots, celery, ginger, and turmeric. Turmeric is extremely great for inflation — it’s been used for thousands of years in the East and is particularly important for me as a drummer.

I can definitely feel it if I haven’t juiced in a while. Ginger is also great for immunity. If I get sick, I mix hot water, ginger, lemon, and honey, and it’s such a wonderful remedy. The juicing helps me to stay energized, and it’s incredible the amount of micronutrients you can ingest that way. If I actually ate the number of carrots of apples or celery that I consume through juicing, I wouldn’t be able to stand up.

Apple cider vinegar is another one of my favorite remedies on the road. When I’m starting to feel sick, I’ll mix some hot water with organic Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, lemon, and SCOBY — similar to kombucha — and it tastes like hot apple cider, but the health benefits are incredible.

6/3/2016 12:38:21 PM

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