You want to try to enjoy ( and survive) a vacation with your family. But you’re worried: will the kids get sick? How can you keep them at their healthiest? Well, this is our list of must haves for holistic, herbal and vitamin supplements to bring with you.
Note: I am certified as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, which is just a basic label meaning I studied Ayurveda. I am a nutritional researcher but not an MD, nor am I an Ayurvedic Doctor, which requires much more training and knowledge in such a thorough science. I focused on what a person can do on a daily basis to have good health.
1.) An absolute must have are Dr. Schultze’s Formula number 1 and 2. Number 2 is perfect for any food poisoning or upset stomach. If you are going to a 3rd world country, this is so imperative to have!!! I brought mine with me to India. Formula number 1 relieves constipation. Both are organic and wildcrafted, and there is a children’s version of formula 1 which is lighter and won’t cause diarrhea. They are strong, potent products, as are all of Dr. Schultze’s stuff. I can’t rave about them enough.
Where to buy or learn more: www.herbdoc.com
2.) Lypo-spheric vitamin C. This form of Vitamin C is the most potent available. It literally has saved lives around the world. For more information on the incredible, life changing benefits of vitamin C, read the works of double Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling.
This stuff is exactly what you want ‘just in case’. If there is an emergency, giving 1000g of lypo spheric C has saved people from horrible illness and disease. It is in easy to use packets, just add to water.
Where to buy: check your local health food store, or buy from http://www.amazon.com
3.) Adaptogenic herbs
Long travel can take a lot out of a person, especially if you are traveling with children. Flying or driving for many hours can be hell. It can also take a toll on one’s immune system. I recc getting basic adaptogenic herbs to help your body and immune system adjust and relax. It will make a trip a lot easier, especially if you begin to take them before you leave for your journey. The best place to learn about adaptogenic herbs and chinese medicine is http://www.dragonherbs.com which manufactures some of the best herbal products in the world. You can read their gigantic, fascinating online information about their products, or call one of their consultants. Even if you don’t buy from them, they are very knowledgable and their website is an absolute wealth of information.
Where to learn about and/or buy adaptogenic herbs: www.dragonherbs.com or www.iherb.com or your local Chinese herbal doctor.
4.) Bug Protection and treatment
To prevent disease, getting a natural bug spray is imperative. Along with this, I recc getting a balm for bites. Doctor Christopher’s is my favorite. He also has a great rash formula.
Where to buy: your local health store or http://www.iherb.com
There are many kinds of superfood available, many of which are spirulina based. Loaded with must have food derived minerals and nutrients, my favorite is Dr. Schultze’s. He has a travel version that is available in packets. Mix it with cold water or juice for kids and you will all feel like a million dollars. I swear!!
where to buy: www.herbdoc.com
Some herbalists consider cayenne their favorite medicine because it affects so many systems. I have heard so many stories of people using it for strokes, heart attacks, and even bullet wounds. To learn more about it, go to http://www.herbdoc.com. where he has lots of information. I use a very strong one, that is about 200,000 ius of heat.
Where to buy: your local health food store, or www.iherb.com
7.) Rescue Remedy pastilles
Homeopathic remedy that older kids can chew, if the country you are traveling in restricts the normal spray version.
Where to buy: your local health food store or www.iherb.com