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    Therapeutic Nutrition

    6 Essential Supplements for Travel

    When I go on vacation I want to be able to enjoy my time to its fullest. This means taking some simple precautions to make sure jet lag is minimal, my energy is abundant, I don’t catch any foreign bugs, and I return home in better health than when I left.

    It is estimated that about 30-70% of travellers get some form of travellers diarrhea. 1 And people who are careful not to consume fresh fruits or vegetables, and who make sure everything is cooked and peeled, can also get sick.

    In today’s video I discuss the six supplements I never leave home without when travelling to foreign countries.

    The 6 Essential Supplements for Travel:

    (Note: consult a qualified health care practitioner to determine the right supplements and dosage for your unique biochemistry.)

    1. Adaptogens

    2. Melatonin

    • Between 1-3mg of melatonin. Choose a brand that delivers the melatonin as a tablet that dissolves under the tongue.

    3. Probiotics

    4. Anti-microbials

    5. Activated Charcoal

    6. Indole-3-Carbinol

    I have given these recommendations to many people and I have had feedback ranging from “the activated charcoal saved my life” to “everyone got sick but me”.

    Remember, an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure.

    Safe travels!

    – Josh

    References:

    1. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/travelers-diarrhea