The One Natural Treatment That Prevents Vegan Travelers From Traveler’s Diarrhea

Travelers Diarrhea, Health, Stomach bug

There is nothing worse that getting a stomach bug on vacation and wasting days of your leisure time dealing Traveler's Diarrhea. Whether you pick up a stomach bug while traveling or get travelers diarrhea after returning home here's how to end the symptoms of traveler's diarrhea naturally and safely.

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Nothing can ruin your long awaited vacation like picking up a stomach bug while traveling or by getting travelers diarrhea after returning home. Traveler's Diarrhea, also known as "Montezuma's revenge" or "Delhi belly" or Norovirus is caused by a stomach and intestinal infection. It is defined by unformed stool (by one or more travelers) while traveling, according to The Medical Clinics Of North America.

Traveler's Diarrhea Mostly Affects Travelers From The Developed World

Traveler’s diarrhea is characterized, of course, by frequent diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, fever, and bloating. Most travelers recover within four days with little or no treatment. About 10% of travelers may have symptoms for a week which no doubt ruins their trip, or they get travelers diarrhea after returning home. That being said, if your diet is largely vegan or plant-based, there is a larger cause for concern of picking up a bug while traveling.

Estimates show that more than 20% - 50% of the cases of traveler’s diarrhea happen to travelers from the developed world during their time of travel or by getting travelers diarrhea after returning home. The chances of picking up a bug is particularly common among people traveling to Asia (except Japan), the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, and Central and South America

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Eating Vegan Can Be A Challenge On Vacation

The idea that you can pick up a bug that could potentially ruin your vacation makes it a challenge to be vegan – particularly raw vegan -- while traveling to countries with poor water quality. While it’s relatively easy to get around drinking the water by using bottled water for hydrating and brushing your teeth, you can’t always get around having your salad or vegetables washed in it. This can significantly increase your changes of becoming ill.

Oregano As A Natural Treatment For Traveler's Diarrhea

One way to arm yourself from picking up a stomach bug on vacation is by using oregano as your natural treatment or preventative, according to health expert Anthony William, Best Selling Author of Medical Medium: Life Changing Foods.

“Oregano is an ancient medicinal and culinary herb that contains some of the highest antioxidant properties in the plant kingdom. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, B-complex, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. It has powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that have been shown to be highly beneficial in the treatment of colds, flu, viral infections, respiratory ailments, indigestion, stomach problems, and painful menstruation. Oregano is known to remove poisons from the body and detox the entire lymphatic system.“

Oregano is the most effective natural protection against traveler’s diarrhea. As a protective natural treatment, taking oil of oregano before you depart, as well as taking it daily for the duration of your trip, is the best way to prevent picking up a stomach bug on vacation. Oil of oregano can also be taken as a natural treatment after the stomach bug has hit, along with ginger tea (made with bottled water, of course) since ginger is highly anti-spasmotic. Do not try to stop the diarrhea since the most important thing is to remain hydrated and allow your body to do its eliminative work so you can get on with your travels.

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