I keep seeing this question asked on social media, "How do you stay healthy during the fall and winter months?" Also "How do you stay healthy while traveling?"
Although I did recently get a cold on a trip to Iceland and Copenhagen, that is a very rare occurrence for me. The last time I had a cold before that one was two years ago in London. So I guess I haven't exactly nailed down how not to get sick while traveling (I blame the airplane air), I do have a regular routine of things I do to stay healthy on a day-to-day basis.
First up is green smoothies and green juice. I don't drink these every day but maybe a few times a week. They're a good way to make sure you're getting your greens and well, I just feel healthy after I drink one. My favorite places to go are Jujubeet (a local shop), Pressed Juicery (chain store), and Joe and the Juice (when I travel). Tip: make sure that you're actually getting a juice packed full of things like spinach and kale and not drinking glorified apple juice.
Along with green juice, I also eat a lot of salads. I know a lot of vegans complain about salads but I genuinely like them. Okay, I don't like when all there is on a menu is a side salad of lettuce and tomato but that's not what I'm talking about here. My favorite go-to salad place is called Evergreens where I order a variety of salads from every week. I also like to make salads at home and always include avocado, mixed greens, and other organic vegetables. So yummy!
This is a bit of a weird one, but I go to a salt spa. It's basically a room where you sit amongst Himalayan salt lamp walls and they pump out fine grained salt onto you. They say breathing in the salt helps to cure illness. I go because I find the experience to be relaxing and well, it might help ward off a cold. Also I gargle warm salt water whenever I feel a tickle in my throat. Salt in general seems to help keep me healthy.
Another out there thing that I do is get B12 shots regularly. I had read about how vegans should get these, so I do. I don't know if they're really doing much for me but I get my blood tested regularly and I don't have any deficiencies. If you're feeling a bit weird, I recommend getting a blood test to make sure your vitamin levels are all okay.
Then there's the basics: lots of sleep, drinking tea, daily baths, decrease stress at much as possible, and eating vegan. These are the things that work for me so that I'm never at that breaking point where my immune system is compromised. It's all about finding what works for you and sticking with it. Find your healthy routine and write it down so you know what to do next time you're feeling a bit under the weather.