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Get prepared before you hit the road and think about staying healthy. Most people don't get enough sleep or drink enough water while they travel, and this can leave your body more vulnerable. Rest up and stay hydrated. Sounds simple but you will want to make the most of your trip with long days so you don't miss anything. This means more coffee consumption. Coffee is very dehydrating and for every cup of coffee you drink you need to drink several glasses of water to stay hydrated. Then you won't want to have to do that because you will have to pee more. So before you leave home start taking extra b- vitamins to get your energy up and instead of coffee mid afternoon take a dose of B complex and eat lots of cooked red peppers, both sweet and hot. This way you get energy boosts and you won't get dehydrated.
Sleep being an important issue , when you drink too much coffee. So here is a helpful hint. The homeopathic remedy coffee cruda can and will neutralize the coffee in your system so you can calm to sleep. The homeopathic remedy, coffee cruda is also good for those people or situations where they cannot stop the course of their thoughts, which prevents them from sleeping. It's for people who just can't stop thinking. Also, depending on your age you may want to take malatonin with you, both to sleep and to help reset your sleep clock.
There are other specific homeopathic remedies for traveling. If when traveling the bed doesn't seem right, it's too hard and you can't find a comfortable position, as happens in modern hotels Arnica is helpful. It is also good for disorientation, and over worked stiff muscles. Also Ignatia is good for traveling because it is good for insomnia caused by any break in routine and people who are worried about is everything going alright. There are more homeopathic remedies but one should see a qualified practitioner of holistic medicine to find what is right for you.
Another important issue related to dehydration is sodium. While we all need sodium, too much salt and sodium can weigh you down. It makes you feel sluggish, tired, stiff and old. When traveling you will probably be eating out more then usual and restaurants like to make their food as desirable as possible will add a lot of salt or salty ingredients. To counteract the sodium your body needs and will use potassium to either balance out the sodium or flush it out. Eat potassium rich foods, such as fruits, fruit juices, avocados and take some dried fruit, as dried cranberries, as opposed to raisins which are loaded with pesticides.
When getting ready to travel it is important to get enough sleep and take care of keeping your immune system strong so you don't catch a cold bug on the plane. Take probiotics, zinc, vitamin C and beta- carateen vitamin A. Take herbal formulas to build up your immune system.
Reinforce your diet with essential fatty acids too, especially omega- 3 fatty acids. And bring protein rich snacks like nuts, seeds or energy bars.
While traveling, keep ginger root supplements on hand to settle your stomach, or crystallized ginger for a functional treat.
Carry lip moisturizer, lotion, eye drops and saline nasal spray, especially if you're flying because airplane air is dry.
Pack gum to chew during pressure changes, plus comforts like a blanket, pillow, eye mask and ear plugs. The silicon ear plugs are the most comfortable and effective. Carry a hand sanitizer and or wash your hands often. Depending on where you are going be careful about eating fresh fruits and veggies, they might give you diarrhea. If you do get it try taking probiotics and/or hydrocloric acid, a strong stomach digestive enzyme will usually clear it up. Also black licorice has been found helpful.
Vitamins to help jet lag are vitamin B-12 and Vitamin B-4. They keep your body alert and energized without the shaky side affects of energy drinks or coffee. Vitamin B-4 is also known as adenine and can be taken in the form of NADH and is considered a co-enzyme. It is B- nicotinamine adenine dinucleotide. Black licorice is a good energy booster and helps with endurance when taken for short periods of time. It is available in capsules and black licorice as a candy made with molasses without refined sugar might be another way to take it and more available when traveling
And when you are ready to sleep Vitamin D, is related to the melatonin levels in your body, which is a hormone that helps get your body ready for sleep.
Classic deficiencies cause classic psychiatric and neurologic symptoms in the young but if they occurred in an older person, they can be misdiagnosed as senile changes. Thiamine is essential for the metabolism of sugar. When large quantities of sugar are consumed, the body's metabolism tends to increase its own demand for the vitamin. In the same way, alcohol increases the demand for it. Alcohol and sugar have similar biochemical and metabolic effects on the body.
In contrast to carbohydrate-rich foods, which carry thiamine as a component to metabolize the sugar in the whole food, sugar rich artifacts carry little to no thiamine. The consumption of sugar artifacts creates a net deficit in the vitamin economy of the body. It is a condition similar to Wernicke-Korsakoff syyndrom, a partial destruction of the brain resulting from a lack of thiamine that occurs in chronic alcoholics.
Korsakoff's syndrom was first described as being present in people with a long history of alcoholism. It has also been found in people with no history with alcohol.
The mental symptoms include anxiety and depression, obsessive thinking, confusion, defective memory especially for recent events, time distortion, irritability, agitation and sometimes confabulation. These are certainly not unlike the mental changes in the senile person.
The symptoms can wax and wane, and the patient may cover them up successfully for a long time, but symptoms reappear when stress is placed upon the person. These stressors may be slight or severe and include things such as unusual work, an extra job, accidents, injuries or surgery. Memory problems are the first to appear. In some , symptoms have been present for many years as a form of minimal brain dysfunction, discounted or unrecognized and considered a result of other conditions, such as sinus and allergies or thyroid deficiency.
It is possible that many senile people are simply examples of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome where the additional stresses of age have precipitated another outburst of symptoms.
Men and women who consume large quantities of refined sugars may be just as vulnerable to the deficiency. If this is the case we can see a significant increase in the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrom among the younger generation before and when they reach their sixties and seventies because of the massive consumption of food artifacts that has occurred in the past four decades.
There are many cases of senility reversal and it can be prevented.
Stress plus malnutrition, decreased immune defenses, obesity and hypoglycemia.