Top Ten Tips for Healthy Travel


  • Find out if an IV therapy Treatment is right for you. Many of us abuse ourselves just to get to that finish line where the vacation starts. Imbalances in health can lead to getting sick while on vacation, just when you want to enjoy yourself. Contact the clinic at 587-521-3595 to see if an IV treatment offered by Dr. Mason-Wood, ND can help you make sure you’re ready to go enjoy yourself!
  • Drink Water. Make sure to drink at least 1.5L of water each day, especially on the day of flying, or on those days of over-indulgence. Your body needs water to flush out toxins and to protect you from getting sick (and to make you look and feel younger…hello singles cruise!).
  • Use grapefruit seed extract. A couple of drops in a bottle of water each morning and evening will help to purify the water (in places where water quality may be compromised) and kill off any bugs that might cause diarrhea or upset stomach. If ice-cubes are a concern, put a couple of drops into your fancy beach drink to help avoid food or water-borne illness.
  • Bring along a tube of Traumeel (found in health food stores). This wonder-ointment is great for any skin or muscle complaint (as long as the skin is not broken) including burns, bruises, acne and rashes. This little tube fits into beach bags or purses and makes a perfect carry along for any trip.
  • If you are going to be exposed to the sun, make sure to take antioxidants. A good, broad range
    supplement should contain vitamins A, E, C and selenium. These vitamins help to repair and protect skin from the damaging effects of solar radiation.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Hats, sunscreen (over 30 SPF) and sunglasses all keep you looking younger and oh so glamorous. The majority of wrinkles (and skin cancers) can be attributed to sun exposure, so cover up and leave something to the imagination. Save the bare-all outfits for the night life! Sunless tanners and bronzers are a great skin-saving substitute for that Caribbean glow.
  • Bring along some probiotics. The bacteria found in yogurt, Lactobacillus acidophilus helps to prevent gut infection and the subsequent diarrhea and stomach upset. Start taking this supplement a week before departure and continue for a week after to stock your system with healthy bacteria.
  • Pack a first aid kit. Hotels often do not have the tools needed for sliver-extractions or little cuts on the beach. Stuff a small makeup bag with tweezers, scissors, a needle, matches (for sterilizing needle), Band-Aids, alcohol wipes, a zip lock baggie (for holding ice), safety pins and a tensor bandage. Make sure to pack this in your suitcase so you don’t end up mailing it to yourself at customs. In a pinch, this kit also acts as a wardrobe saver!
  • Toss some homeopathic remedies in your purse. Small, cheap and portable, these little pills can save you a lot of travel grief. Consult your Naturopathic doctor or Homeopath for the most appropriate remedies for you and your destination.
  • Moderation!!!! Most travel nightmares begin with too much enjoyment (or customs and unfortunately there is no supplement for that!). Many people have problems with over-indulging in exotic foods or beverages. Often bedtimes are ignored and excessive sun-exposure becomes the daily goal. Take a step back. Having fun is important, but going home sick is no fun. Know your limits and try to take care of yourself. Enjoy everything in moderate quantities and you will have a much better time in the long run!


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