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A Nutritionist's Natural “First Aid” & Travel Kit

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By Torie Borrelli

Lets bring the traditional "First Aid” travel kit up to speed with natural items.


Do you know how to keep your body healthy and prepared for this cold season?  Tis the season of the common flu and colds, here are some staples you will want to have that actually get to the root of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms with Tylenol, NyQuil, and TheraFlu...

The more toxins we put in our body, the less energy our bodies have to fight off any bad guys we have coming our way. This means everything from environmental toxins, pesticides, dehydration, lack of sleep, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, dairy, and processed foods.

It is important to take a holistic (whole) approach to health. This will make your body stronger and more prepared to battle any illness you are faced with. Create a healthy regime that encompasses a balanced diet with the right amount of vitamins and minerals for essential wellbeing. To learn more, sign up for a free 10 min consultation with me here.

 


Colloidal Silver  Silver naturally holds oxygen molecules creating the ability to control bacteria growth.  Add this to your kit and you're armed to combat everything from a sore throat, sinus infection, to pink eye.

Activated Charcoal  This supplement offers relief from food poisoning, stomach bugs, gas, bloating and diarrhea. It reduces toxicity by adsorbing chemicals in the GI tract.

Tramaul/ Arnica  Used externally, it is wonderful for removing bruises, bringing down puffiness, swelling, and easing deep aches.  Internally, it can be used to alleviate headaches and help your body recover from trauma.

Kick ass Immune (Wish Garden)  Helps kick any cold.  It tastes gross and is totally worth it. 

Melatonin Great for traveling and setting your circadian rhythm. Sleep is so important.

Ginger  I LOVE ginger chews, they are a treat for the tastebuds and make for a great trick in curbing naseua.  They also soothe upset stomachs with remarkable speed. 

Aloe Vera Gel – great for the gut healing, constipation and skin irritations/ burns

Probiotics  Taking probiotics will help maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria, keep your immunity up and digestive system operating healthily.

Tea Tree Oil  Smelling tea tree oil should always be diluted in water, as a few drops goes a long way.  It can be used to cleanse scratches and abrasions.

Oscillococcinum  If you feel a cold coming on, this is an essential remedy to have in your medicine cabinet... ahem, travel kit.  As a homeopathic medicine, it is best used before you feel completely sick.

Vitamin C  A potent antioxidant; use a natural form.  For example, acerola, which contains associated micronutrients.  You can take several grams every hour till you are better unless you start developing loose stool.

Magnesium  Calm powder.  Magnesium serves many functions in the body and yet it is estimated that 80% of Americans are deficient in this very important mineral.  It’s a useful addition to your travel kit for aiding in a good night’s rest, proper bowel function, and relaxing the nervous system.

Umcka Syrup  Clutch for coughs and helps relieve congestion.

Papaw  If you have ever been to Australia then you know this salve made from papayas is the BEST for anything dry. The Aussies say, “everything from nappy rash, to dry skin”.  True statement.

H20  Especially when flying, be sure to drink plenty of fresh, pure water.  Water is essential for the optimal function of every system in your body and will help loosen secretions.  Drink enough water to turn your urine a light, pale yellow.