Holiday Survival Kit

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It is holiday time again and it is very important to be prepared for your holiday so that small incidents don’t ruin your holiday. I have put together a holiday survival kit to ensure that you are prepared for all events.

1. Travel Tips

  • Probiotics

Take Probiotics everyday – they will fight any new bug that invades your digestive system. When you have diarrhoea remember to double the dosage.

  • LifePak Nano for multi vitamins, multi minerals and antioxidants

Your organs don’t go on holiday – they still work 24/7 and sometimes they work harder during the holiday because of overindulgence. So, please continue taking your supplements.

  • Immune System

A pressurised cabin in an aircraft is the perfect breeding ground for germs. Taking antioxidants like vitamin C (1000 – 3000mg), Olive leaf tincture or Engystol (Heel) can keep you healthy.

  • Fatigue

To prevent fatigue during flight drink ample amounts of water and walk in the aircraft. If you travel by car also drink lots of water and stop every two hours to stretch legs and change drivers. Arnica 6C and Traumeel can help as a preventative for travel stiffness and Nux Vomica-Homaccord can help for drowsiness, indigestion and upset stomach.

  • Time Zones

When you change time zones Melatonin tablets can reset the time clock and take it for a few nights till you are in a normal sleep rhythm.

2. Skincare

  • Sunburn, skin rashes and insect bites

Aloe Vera and Tea Tree oil are wonderful natural remedies that you can use for all of the above.  When you have bad sunburn add 3 cups of tomato juice with one cup of Sodium of Bicarbonate (baking soda) in a bath with lukewarm water and relax in the bath for healing. Citronella, cedar wood and eucalyptus can be used to prevent insect bites. 100mg of Vitamin B1 can also help.

3. Natural pain medication

Traumeel and Arnica 6X are both remedies that will help for sprains and bruising. MSM tablets can be used for general pain.

4. Sunbathing

Use self- tanning lotion like Tanasia by Jane Irelands for that tan look without the sun damage but if you really want to tan do it before 10 am and after 4pm when the sun’s harmful rays are low. Apply sun protection cream every hour and make sure it is SANCA accredited. Drink copious amounts of good quality water. Wear a hat and a pair of sunglasses with an UV coating to protect your eyes from corneal damage and cataracts and do not forget a lip balm with sun protection factor. Eat carrots, mango, spanspek, apricots – these fruits contain beta carotene and that will assist in protecting your skin. Recommended sunscreen: Nu Skin Sunright Lip Balm, Sunright 35 SPF and Sunright 50 SPF.

5. Hair care

The sun, wind, salt water and chlorine pools can damage your hair a lot. To prevent the damage, you can use shampoo and conditioners with SPF factors or coconut oil (apply to hair before sun exposure) and a hat or head scarf.

6. Rehydration

Drink copious amounts of water when in the sun. Make the water interesting with mint leaves, slices of lemon or fruit slices and ice cubes to make cool. Coconut water is an excellent source of natural hydration solution if you are dehydrated.

7. Hangover

  • Don’t go out on an empty stomach: eat almonds, peanuts, fish, chicken or a protein shake
  • Don’t drink on an empty stomach – have healthy snacks
  • Take a probiotic – Bifidus detoxifies acetaldehyde (a digestive by-product of alcohol)
  • Support your liver with Overdrive before you go out and afterwards
  • Water – try to drink a glass of water for every alcohol beverage

To purchase LifePak Nano, Overdrive and sunscreen protection, click HERE.

 

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Dr James Liddell is an Integrated Healthcare Specialist (B.Pharm; M.Pharm; PhD; SAPC and PSSA registered) specialising in integrating different disciplines of healthcare to ensure holistic healthcare solutions. With 25 years experience as a Pharmacist, Dr of Nutrition and Complementary & Alternative Medicine Healthcare Practitioner, he believes lifestyle is ultimately the key to optimal health; a good nutritional foundation combined with sound emotional health are the fundamentals to what he calls ‘the optimal health zone’.

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