Travel for work? Hitting the road soon for business or pleasure? Take a look at Earth Clinic's suggestions for how to stay naturally healthy while on the road!
When you travel, your body is under more stress than usual due to the travel itself but also due to new pathogens in an unusual environment. Your water might not be safe from viruses or bacteria. Your food may be in a style your digestive system is unaccustomed to and unprepared to digest easily. And if you are traveling on public transportation of any kind, you will be contained in an area where airborne viruses continually recirculate, increasing your exposure to illness-creating critters.
Having a trustworthy way to treat water for pathogens and a natural remedy for food sickness can be essential, especially when traveling abroad. Natural immune boosters are a good idea as well. Good habits and natural options to kill germs that you pick up through contact can serve you particularly well to protect your health.
What are your essential travel remedies? Send us your tips for safe and healthy travel!
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Apple Cider Vinegar
[YEA] 05/08/2007: Michael from Placerville, California: "First, one point must be made. Apple Cider Vinegar kills every germ, bacteria, and virus ON CONTACT!!!So if you travel into a foreign country where the water might not be the healthiest, and concuming the food there might also be seriously questionable, take a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar before ingesting any food. If you do develope food poisoning from food or water, throw down just one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and within a short time the miseries will be gone. Too strong to just gulp it down? Take a cup of very hot water and add one tablespoon of honey and add to it three tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Stir until the honey is dissolved, then add a little cool water so you do not burn your mouth, and drink it. For a sore throat - make the same mixture of hot water, honey and cider vinegar, and then SIP - DO NOT GULP IT DOWN. The sore throat will be gone overnight, because every time you SIP the mixture, it washes down your throat and kills more and more of the infection. At first you will feel the sting of it working, but quickly that goes away and the throat begins to feel much, much better. For a good and sound night's sleep? Slowly drink the mixture and go to bed. Why? Your chemistry is different between first thing in the morning and at bedtime, so at night the drink will help you achieve a peaceful and sound sleep, and then in the morning drink it and it will give you a shot of energy! I hope all this helps someone. It has helped me for the past fifteen years."Replies
01/02/2011: Aginto from Toronto, On replies: "My MUST HAVES for when travelling include: Oil of Oregano, Tea Tree Oil, Activated Charcoal caps, Aloe Vera Gel, and Hydrogen Peroxide."
10/13/2012: Paul123 from Burns Harbor, Indiana: "Hi Bill from San Fernando, can you repost your remedy where you spray Lugol Iodine into your nose before traveling on plane to avoid sickness. Sorry I couldn't find it."Replies
10/13/2012: Bill from San Fernando , Philippines replies: "Hi Paul123... Before I catch a plane I usually add 3 or 4 drops of lugols iodine solution to a small capful of water and fill up a dropper. I simply squirt this into each nostril and suck it back gently into my throat. Doing this therefore coats the inside of the nostrils with iodine and also helps to coat the throat with iodine. The iodine also slowly vaporizes from these locations, and so this also protects you lungs against any germs on the plane.
To protect against electrostatc problems on the plane -- take at least 1000 mgs of Vitamin C(as Ascorbate) before you fly. This helps to counteract the bad effects from the build up of positive ions on the plane."
11/07/2011: Jayj from Staten Island, New York, Usa: "I have found a quick and easy freshener that is simple and easy to use. I use a perineal bottle filled with water to cleanse my pubic area after urination. Then I blot dry. This reduces possible irritation and gets rid of any gunky feeling. It is easy to do with a transportable bottle which is as cheap as $3. and can be tucked anywhere when you are away from home."
08/22/2007: GT from Vero Beach, Florida: "I always take these items when i travel; My homeopathic kit of 50 remedies, this is good for such symptoms as- flu, colds, fear, anxiety, shock, bites and stings, infections, heatstroke, toxic food , the runs, sleeplessness....etc i also take aloe vera gel for skin/burns; bentonite clay to keep PH levels balanced; grapefruit seed extract for any bacterial and viral infections-externally and internally; vit c;and chlorella (use this much better than a multi vitamin). Finally, charcoal pills for loose bowels due to toxic foods. I never vaccinate prior to any trip not even to third world countries."