Travel the Natural Way

Travel can be an uncomfortable scenario, and while you may be keen to reach your holiday or work destination, you may find the actual process and reality of travelling and flight a little exhausting and disrupting. Here are some natural health ideas that may help to make your travel experience a more peaceful and enjoyable one.

Twenty years ago, flight and extensive travel was considered a luxury, even on the national scene. A trip from your city to another, from Melbourne to Brisbane or from Perth to Adelaide or Sydney was more or less viewed as the domain of the rich. Travelling was considered a rarefied and somewhat indulgent or elitist pastime that was really only available to the upper echelons in society.

Today the scenario is very different. Over the past 10-15 years, air travel expenses have been cut and reduced by flight carriers who now see the benefit of pushing for more competitive prices that are more affordable for the average family and/or individual.

Some of the common side effects of travel are:

  • Obesity
  • Fluid retention and oedema
  • Diet disruption
  • Travel sickness/nausea
  • Digestive problems[1]

Stress and Travel

Stress and anxiety are two of the most common states associated with travel. People may of course feel excited and glad about their impending travel arrangements and the possibility of new horizons and experiences. But the logistics of making your way from point a to point b, plus the risks associated with different vehicles can make the experience stressful for many.

You can use a variety of natural products to alleviate the anxieties associated with your next travel plans:

  • Homeopathic Sleep Kits can help to reduce your long-haul stress. Try to source a homeopathic sleep product that contains melatonin. This substance facilitates the production of sleep producing hormones.
  • A good Rescue Remedy can help to calm your nerves and soothe your addled brain. This comprises Bach Flower natural remedy and is a must for the weary traveller who needs to settle and soothe.
  • DHEA – works well. It is a hormone that is naturally made by the human body but is also found in soy and wild yam. Take as a supplement to boost your resilience. IT is a parent hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands, the testes in men and also the kidneys. 50-100mg a day should be the absolute maximum and follow guidance and instruction from your naturopathic practitioner or you specialist.

Travel problems can indeed be reduced by using natural products. Also remember to get enough sleep prior to departure and make sure you are organised and well prepared to combat the various losses of routine that occur with travelling.

Have a great trip.


[1] http://health.ninemsn.com.au/whatsgoodforyou/theshow/694104/travel-sickness-151-whats-the-best-cure