Getting ill on holiday is hugely disappointing, not to mention a complete pain in the arse, often logistically complicated and it can be expensive. To help ensure everyone on your family holiday stays as healthy as possible, I asked Nutritional Therapist Jo Saunders to pick her top family holiday health essentials for a homeopathic first aid kit.
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1. Keep your gut happy and healthy – Proven Probiotics For Travellers
Did you know that most of your immune system is located in your gut? Many of us experience tummy upsets when we travel and consume unfamiliar foods and water. Making sure tummies are happy and healthy is key to making sure we stay fit and well. Proven Probiotics For Travellers are a clever combination of Lab4 friendly bacteria, ginger, glutamine and aloe vera – a winning combination to keep your tummy happy while on the move.
2. Protect against creepy crawlies – Weleda Insect Bite Spray
Sadly sunnier climates tend to attract a number of pesky biting insects. Soothe any troublesome bites, swelling, redness and irritation with Weleda Insect Bite Spray, an all-natural blend of nettle and arnica, an essential item in your natural travel kit.
3. Remedy a dreaded holiday tummy bug with a natural travel first aid kit – Enterosgel
Should a dreaded holiday tummy bug strike, it is a good idea to have a natural remedy on hand to relieve symptoms to get you back on track as soon as possible. Enterosgel is an innovative tasteless intestinal adsorbent in a handy tube which can easily be mixed with water. It binds with harmful substance in the digestive tract to help naturally remove them from the body.
4. Natural travel first aid kit – keep nasties at bay – Active Silver Gel
Active Silver Gel is a must have for your family holiday natural first aid kit. It is a natural topical antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral gel which can be used on cuts, burns, spots and rashes.
5. Protect children in the sun with more natural sun creams
While Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin – is a hugely important nutrient for children, we are all too aware of the potential dangers of UV rays, so it’s essential to keep little ones protected. Load up your natural travel kit with more natural sun cream alternatives that contain less chemicals, such as Green People Organic Children Scent Free Sun Lotion SPF 30.
If you are looking for a higher SPF to keep young sensitive skin protected and hydrated in the sunshine, Childs Farm 50+ SPF Sun Cream for Sun, Sea and Sand has a higher SPF, and is also water resistant. At the end of each day, hydrate, cool and soothe sun-kissed skin with a Green People Organic Children Aloe Vera Lotion and After Sun which has a delicious blend of Organic Aloe Vera, Calendula, Myrrh and Lavender.
About Jo Saunders, Nutrionist
Jo Saunders is a registered Nutritional Therapist with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine. She sees clients in her home based clinic in West Berkshire, and also via Skype. Jo has a particular interest in women’s health issues, pre and post-natal health and baby and toddler nutrition.
Having suffered for months with debilitating sickness and dizziness, Jo scooped me up and made me better by figuring out what was wrong, adjusting my diet and using naturopathic medicine when no GP seemed able to help me. I honestly don’t know where I would be without Jo’s expert knowledge and guidance – she is magic.