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Tips from a Concierge Wellness Doctor as Travel Begins Again



Jonathan Leary always advises patients to load up on a vitamin before traveling. (Representative)

A self-described “concierge wellness doctor,” Jonathan Leary founded Remedy Place in West Hollywood, Calif., two years ago. This 5,000-square-foot private members’ club that’s part of Soho House is part of the New Age spa, in which Leary and his team combine traditional medicine with holistic practices, from infrared sauna suits and cryotherapy to guided ice baths . Leary, who is not a medical doctor but has a doctorate in chiropractic medicine and alternative medicine from the University of Southern California Health Sciences, believes this blend makes a significant contribution to overall health. And pro athletes and such entertainment industry clients as Shaun White, Casey Musgraves and Nicole Scherzinger, who are clients, agree. He is about to launch a new podcast to promote his principles and practice, Remedy Voice.

In a typical year before the pandemic, he logged up to 150,000 miles in the air, making regular stops between New York and California, as well as frequent trips to Europe. He talks about his vision of getting on a plane during the Covid-19 era: “My routine is very similar [to before] In the sense that I’ve always known there’s nothing I can do to limit my exposure to bacteria and viruses,” Leary says, “the only thing I really have control over is my health and my internal defense system, so I just make sure my diet is super clean.”

He lives in West Hollywood. Here are her travel and wellness journeys, learned from a career of practice and personal experience.

Leary always advises patients to load up on a vitamin before traveling.

“Magnesium is a nutrient I crave (for my clients), and here’s why: We lose magnesium much more easily than we lose it through sweat. People in LA who workout every day They are low on magnesium so I tell patients to load up on magnesium glycinate. When you’re on a plane, it obstructs your digestive system, dehydrates you, and dehydrates your body. Feels tight; When you have low magnesium levels, the muscles will tighten. If all the muscles in your body are relaxed, you are more likely to sleep and be relaxed. Remember that your intestines are muscles too, so magnesium Will get your bowels moving again. It helps to calm you down and prepare you for sleep, no matter what time zone you land in.”

This city-state is not only a worthwhile destination, but also an ideal base from which to visit.

“My favorite view is from the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It overlooks Singapore, this green city that’s so clean. It’s the most beautiful man-made view I know. I had a lot of fun in Singapore. I love New York.” But for a city to go which is completely clean and green, and every building is simply covered with greenery? It’s like the perfect blend of nature inherent in a city. And it’s so much to visit. The big hub is: every time I go there, I can go to Bali, Phuket and Bangkok.”

Bring a ball to help release the muscles on a long flight, but don’t expect it to be comfortable.

“Stabilizing on a plane for a long flight gets harder on the body with age. But you can’t really travel with a foam roller or a hyperis, so I take a lacrosse ball. You can go deeper [into muscle massage] With it compared to a tennis ball. When you’re doing active release therapy, it’s supposed to be really uncomfortable. You should get this shortness of breath where you’re in the right place, and you’ll be like ‘uhhhhhhhhhh’. So the more focused and firm a ball is, the greater the release. If you use a stronger ball, you can even cut the time to use it in half, so it’s a win-win. I would like to get a much better release faster. It doesn’t matter where I am. It doesn’t really feel weird to roll your leg on your flight, or even sit on it during the flight”


Jonathan Leary takes a lacrosse ball on a plane for a long flight.

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“One of my patients, who created Google Maps, had a five-day baptism for her child—which came very late in her life when she was reunited with her first love. He’s Greek, And they had it on the island of Spates, one of my favorite places in the world. A friend once described the island as ‘the hidden Hamptons of the Mediterranean.’ A main hotel, called the Poseidonian , sounds like a Great Gatsby House. I sat down with the owner and had coffee with him for three hours; I met him on that trip, and just to hear his life story and how he built this hotel. And for Hydra Take a day trip, where all the houses are built into the rocks. There’s also this gorgeous beach club, also known as Sunset Restaurant. We had dinner there, overlooking the water. It was the perfect European trip that we all had want and need in our lives.”

This single hotel amenity makes even a five star property feel homey and welcoming.

“I stayed at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, which I love. It was the first Honest Bar in my life. You can just pour a glass of wine and read your book, sit and watch in this gorgeous library by the fireplace A fire. Having so much trust in people makes you feel like you’re at home and in your safe zone. I felt like I had my first true London experience. I lived there five years ago, and now that’s it My go-to hotel when I’m in London.”

After touching down in a new place, go for a hike, not a run. Leary believes it’s good for more than just your jet lag.

“We used to think all these hippies were crazy when they said, ‘Go out and ground yourself with the earth.’ But now we’ve actually got these studies showing that, no, you need to be outside, and you need to be around these plants. I suggest hiking around different plants in different parts of the world. Go on a trip; not just at ground level in a park, but at varying altitudes. Breathing the air around certain plants is one of the best ways to restore the healthy bacteria in your gut.”

Leary recommends starting travel preparations a week before you step on a plane.

“I lead a really healthy life, but even more so in the week leading up to a big trip. It’s really, really important, because everyone messes with their health regimen a little bit when traveling. And I always get vitamin IV before the day of travel—ideally, but as close to the travel date as possible. Every three hours in the air, you lose a liter and a half of water, and if you’re dehydrated , so not only are your aches and pains going to get worse, your digestive and immune systems will [an IV drip] Contains the right nutrients for you. If you get too much of anything, you’re just going to take it out, so you won’t feel much apart other than hydration. Instead of just throwing a bag of nutrients at you, naturopaths are going to analyze what you need.”

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(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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