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A smiling couple in an airport with their luggageYou’re packed and ready to go! But…do you know how to stay healthy while traveling, so you can make the very most of your trip?

From motion sickness to stress, the body sometimes has to endure quite a lot while far away from home. Here are the best tips about staying healthy naturally on vacation.

1. Jet Lag

Jet lag, which occurs when your sleep-wake cycle is disrupted by a flight across multiple time zones, can ruin you for the first few days of your vacation.

What to do: Try using Miers Laboratory No-Jet-Lag, a blend of five homeopathic remedies, which doctors say are safe and easy to take.  Or, you can also try melatonin, which is the hormone that our bodies naturally make to help regulate the sleep-wake cycle. Taking extra via a supplement may help to reset the cycle disrupted by jet lag.

2. Motion Sickness

Whether you’re in a car, on a boat or on a plane, motion sickness can quickly ruin your trip. Motion sickness is a very common disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion, such as from the swell of the sea, the movement of a car, the motion of a plane in turbulent air, etc. In the inner ear (which is also called the labyrinth), motion sickness affects the organs of balance and equilibrium. When off balance, the body responds with feelings of nausea and pain.

What to do:  Try traveling with a concentrated-peppermint product, such as Pharmaca Peppermint Spirits or Herb Pharm Breath Tonic, and taking vitamin B6. In addition, ginger chews or ginger tea can also be helpful.

3. Sleep Issues

Sleep problems can turn a good vacation bad overnight. Luckily, there are a number of natural options for improving sleep.

What to do: An eye mask and earplugs may help soothe the senses. Doctors also recommend taking a magnesium supplement before bed to help promote relaxation and calmness. For more serious issues, take Herb Pharm Relaxing Sleep Tonic, which is an herbal blend with valerian.

4. Digestive Issues

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