The 7 Top Travel Illnesses

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New foods and unfamiliar water can irritate the digestive tract.

What to do: When mild discomfort does strike, digestive enzyme supplements can promote healthy digestion by breaking down carbohydrates and proteins. If you get food poisoning, Peaceful Mountain Stomach Rescue is an all-natural, simple formula of elemental silver and peppermint to kill bad bacteria and soothe an upset stomach. Also, while traveling, since the microbial balance in the digestive tract can be easily disturbed, taking probiotics a few weeks before your trip can help support the immune and digestive tract.

5. Bug Bites

Bugs love beaches, nature and even big cities.

What to do: Pack WishGarden Catnip-Oil Bug Spray as an alternative to DEET-based toxic bug sprays. Recent research from Iowa State University shows that catnip oil has produced the best results over other essential oils for bug protection.

Also, take vitamin B1 (thiamine) two weeks before your departure to help repel bugs by creating an odor that’s undetected by humans – but very unpleasant to bugs.

6. Sore Muscles

Interestingly, many travel seats and spaces were not exactly designed with comfort in mind.

What to do: A warm bath full of Epsom salts will help relax your muscles. Another effective treatment is arnica, which has minimal side effects, and is safe to use with other medications. Interestingly, arnica is also a natural first-aid antiseptic alternative for scrapes and cuts.

7. Stress

Travel is one of life’s greatest thrills, but for most people it also comes with its share of stresses.

What to do: L-Theanine, an amino acid found in green tea can help calm and relax your mind. Also, kava kava encourages a sense of well-being, and promotes relaxation while helping you stay focused as well.

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