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12:33pm Wednesday 4th July 2007 in Health & Beauty
Avoid all the usual holiday ailments with this natural remedy countdown Three to four weeks before flying: - Consider Horse Chestnut and Pycnogenol capsules (to help prevent DVT - deep vein thrombosis).
Two weeks before travelling: - Start taking Rhodiola Rosea.
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb to help with jet lag and variations in altitude and temperature. It's also an effect anti-stress herb and will deal with any holiday tantrums from your family or delayed flights.
- Add a 200mg capsule of B1 (thiamine) to fend off mosquito bites. B1 makes your skin smell unpleasant to insects, with no perceptible smell to humans!
One week before: - Start taking Beta Carotene and Grape Seed Extract to help strengthen your skin against sunburn.
- You will still need protective sun lotions - try one that is natural, organic and has no nasty chemicals in it such as Green People (see below) On holiday: - Supplement daily with Grapefruit Seed Extract and Acidophilus capsules to prevent parasitic infestation and holiday tum.
Plus - Don't forget to put on plenty of sun lotion. There are many on sale in independent health stores that are organic and chemical free. So you can protect yourself and your family from the sun while using a natural and skin safe product.
Compiled by Richard Thomas at Tarporley Health Store, High Street, Tarporley. For more information call 01829 730662 or log on to www.tarporleyhealthstore.co.uk