Posted by Dr. Della Parker on July 20, 2018
They say half the fun is getting there, but not if you catch a cold, get an upset stomach, or start to just feel plain icky. Summer is the season to travel and there are a few essential naturopathic remedies that are easy to pack that will give you more confidence that you are prepared for any ailments that may come at you.
PROBIOTICS HELP PREVENT DIARRHEA
Probiotics are usually called the healthy bacteria. You can find it naturally in yogurts, unpasteurized sauerkraut, miso soup, and soft cheeses. This will help prepare your gut for foreign food and produce natural antibodies to fight infections. Probiotics have been found to reduce the risk of travelers’ diarrhea by 8%. They also lowered the risk of diarrhea from other causes by 57% in children and 26% in adults.
GINGER CHEWS FOR NAUSEA AND MIGRAINES
Ginger is another all-encompassing wonder supplement for traveling. Nausea is the last thing you want to be feeling while you are on your way to your vacation destination. Ginger can be used as a preventive tool for nausea and even provide relief if you are already feeling symptoms. Its anti-inflammatory effects are also beneficial for general aches and pains you may feel while staying in one place for too long.
Another tool against stomach bugs, gas, bloating, and diarrhea is activated charcoal. Most of these naturopathic traveling essentials are to prevent things coming out of either end. Activated charcoal can provide the same comfort as probiotics and ginger, but it works in a different way. It reduces the toxicity in the GI tract by absorbing chemicals.
There you have it. You can’t go wrong with these three naturopathic traveling essentials. With these in your tool chest you can feel a little more prepared to fight any occurrences of nausea, gas, bloating, or diarrhea you might encounter during your travels.
At Stellar Health and Wellness Naturopathic health is an all-year passion. Dr. Della Parker treats all types of conditions, but has a special interest in digestive problems, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid dysfunction.