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Health Travel Advice

Posted Jul 14 2009 10:17pm

thinkpanama_small Traveling can be fun and exciting. Except that it brings negative effects to our health and body. If you have plans to travel whether for business or leisure, it’s time to know how to pack your body and immune system, as well as your suitcase with all the stuff you need to stay healthy and alert while traveling. Let’s find out what our health travel experts have to say.

Robert McCaleb, president of the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder, CO loves traveling a lot and shares the must-have natural remedies to combat the most common travel ailments.

  • Anxiety – kava kava
  • Colds and Flus – echinacea
  • Digestive Problems – ginger; cascara sagrada for travel related constipation
  • Headaches – peppermint oil
  • Jet Lag – melatonin
  • Minor Skin Irritations – calendula salve
  • Strains and Sprains – arnica gel
  • Sunburn – aloe vera gel
  • Lavender essential oil, the all-purpose essential oil that works as antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial.

Organic Consumers Association also shares Twelve Natural Health Tips for Smart Travel by Mike Adams.

  1. Boost your immune system before you go.
  2. Bring Superfood powders for instant meals.
  3. Bring a Blender Bottle to make instant superfood drinks
  4. Choose your supplements carefully and bring them in plastic bottles.
  5. Bring a gravity-fed countertop water filter.
  6. Bring some Organic Food Bars or other healthy portable foods.
  7. Eat the healthiest food you can find.
  8. Bring a jump rope, yoga mat or swimsuit to stay active.
  9. Breathe some fresh air and bathe in the early morning sun.
  10. Have emergency first-aid herbs on hand.
  11. Bring your own personal care products.
  12. Bring your own natural laundry detergent.

So, are you ready to travel now?

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Tags:health travel, health travel advice, health travel tips, natural remedies

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