Top Tips for a Happy Healthy Holiday
Fear of flying – if you have a fear of flying that affects your ability to travel I suggest a course of Hypnotherapy which can be used effectively to treat fear of flying.
Natural remedy to help fear of flying – a blend of Essential oils such as ‘Organic Remedies to Roll for Travel’, available from Neal’s Yard Remedies to roll on pulse points will relieve stress & anxiety. The oils will also restore energy when fatigued or affected by jet lag
Travel Sickness – if travel sickness makes your journey a misery – Sea Bands available from chemists can be worn on the wrist and are effective by exerting pressure on an acupuncture point (pericardium 6 which is found 3 finger breadths away from the wrist crease in between the two tendons)
Insect Bites – avoid itchy bites which can make your holiday a misery – use natural insect repellant to reduce the risk of being bitten. Lemon eucalyptus oil is an approved & effective natural insect repellant.
Eat less sugary foods as insects love sweet blood so eat more bitter foods such as chicory, endive & radicchio lettuce.
Increase Vit B1, which is an insect repellent and any excess will be excreted through the skin. This should be taken as a B complex such as Viridian High One VitB1 with B-Complex 1 daily for 1 month before travel £6.40 for 30
Neem Oil is a natural insect repellent –Neem Care Insect Repellent from Bioforce £5.00
If you do happen to be bitten – apply Tea Tree Oil to alleviate inflammation & itching.
Scrupulous hand washing in all public places.
Avoid raw uncooked food, ice in drinks, foods which may have been previously frozen, peel all fruit, drink bottled water.
Grapefruit seed extract is a natural disinfectant which has been shown to have anti bacterial, antifungal and anti parasitic action. It can be used internally & externally. It is available as ‘Citricidal’ liquid from Higher Nature – 4-12 drops can be taken daily by adding to water or juice.
Probiotics are essential to maintain a healthy gut – Biocare Travel Guard contains beneficial bacteria and also garlic, clove oil & oregano to soothe and heal the gut
If stomach symptoms occur have fluids only until feeling better – add Grapefruit seed extract (Citricidal) to glass of water 3 times a day and continue probiotics to replace good gut flora
Sunburn or Heat Rash
Strengthen & protect the skin from the inside before exposure and during periods of excessive sun light.
Vit C, Vit E, Zinc, Lycopene & beta carotene available as a complex formulated for travel Solarguard from Biocare.
Aloe Vera gel will soothe & heal damaged skin.
My absolute holiday necessities
Tea Tree Oil – can be used topically to treat insect bites & any infections
Probiotics – essential to ensure healthy gut bacteria
Aloe Vera gel to soothe inflamed skin
Grapefruit seed extract(Citricidal) can be used internally or externally to treat all bacterial , fungal or parasitic infections