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Gut-friendly travel tips


With holidays just around the corner, many people are on the move.

For some people travelling whether interstate or overseas can cause tummy troubles.

Changes in daily routines, our environment, sleep, food, water and exposure to unfamiliar bacteria can all throw your microbiome out of balance.

This can then result in constipation, diarrhea or worse ‘Bali Belly’ or ‘Delhi Belly’.

Travellers can also run the risk of picking up a gut bug, such as a pathogen or parasite which can further disturb gut function and wreck a well-planned holiday.

Top Travel Tips
  1. Take Saccharomyces boulardii and probiotics. This strain of yeast helps to ward off traveller’s diarrhoea by populating the intestines with good bacteria, and provides protection against pathogens, while probiotics will also bolster beneficial bacteria. It's good to begin this a few weeks prior to travelling.

  2. If you don’t think you’ll be eating your regular fruit and vegies, take a prebiotic supplement with you such as partially hydrolysed guar gum (PHGG). PHGG helps support bowel regularity and good bacteria populations in the gastrointestinal tract.

  3. Prepare your immune system prior to departure. Increase your intake of Vitamin C to strengthen your immune system to provide defence against unfamiliar germs.

  4. Avoid contaminated food or water if travelling abroad. Ensure meat is cooked properly and avoid eating the skin of fruit and vegetables. Wash your hands thoroughly and make sure they are completely dry before eating or preparing food. Eat at reputable and clean restaurants. If you’re not sure about the safety of the water supply, avoid drinking or brushing your teeth with it. Also avoid any drinks containing ice. Instead, buy bottled water, or boil tap water before drinking it

Please let me know if you’d like any more information on the above mentioned products. Get in touch with Julie.chh@aapt.net.au.


Happy holidays

Jules x


Casuarina Holistic Health is conveniently located on the Tweed Coast. Naturopathic consultations can either be in clinic, Zoom or by phone.

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