Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Suitcase Holiday Essentials



With the Summer holidays now in full swing. If you are going away this Summer, I have the perfect Essentials you need to pack in your suitcase for smooth sailing. 

Dodgy tum? If you’ve eaten something you shouldn’t have, try Hübner’s Silicea Gastro Intestinal Gel. Designed to help soothe the symptoms of diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, silica gel helps to bind pathogens and reduce flatulence. It can also be used for more chronic conditions including IBS. Available in convenient 15ml sachets that do not need refrigerating, Hübner’s Silicea Gastro Intestinal Gel Direct costs £12.95 for 15 x 15ml sachets and is available from www.healthy2u.co.uk.



Stay safe in the sun! At £4 for 200ml, Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen affords effective sun protection at an affordable price. Developed by skin cancer specialist Dr Andrew Birnie, it uses some of the most sophisticated filters available including micronised titanium dioxide and Tinosorb A2B. It is also highly photo-stable, which means its UV filters do not degrade easily in the sun and is suitable for sensitive skins. It feels great on, its non-sticky formula means it absorbs quickly and being water-resistant, it stays put. Altruist is available exclusively from www.amazon.co.uk.



Forever getting bitten? Mozzies and biting insects are guaranteed to put a dampener on things when you’re outside, what with their dive-bombing and blood-sucking antics. So whether you’re back-packing through South America, chilling in your back garden or camping out at a festival, make sure you’re armed with Zap-It! A small handheld piezo device, it generates a harmless (no stronger than a gentle pinch) low, electrical impulse when ‘clicked’ against a bite. These ‘zaps’, created by crystals, work to reduce histamine flow and stimulate capillaries into flushing out toxins, thereby stopping the urge to itch and scratch. Zap-It! can be used on up to 1,000 bites (that would be unlucky) and is available in different colours from selected health stores, pharmacies, garden centres, Asda, Lloyds Pharmacy and Superdrug, and retails from £5.95.



A little potion for the motion! If you suffer from motion sickness when you travel, try a little ginger before you set sail. Working mainly in the digestive tract, ginger helps to boost digestive fluids and neutralise acids, making it an effective alternative to anti-nausea medication without the possible unpleasant side effects. Gin Gins Super Ginger Caramel is the latest addition to The Ginger People’s range of ginger foods and sweets. Delicious and slightly chewy, they are packed with a whopping 30% fresh ginger - a little traveller’s insurance to help make your next trip out the most comfortable yet! Gin Gins Super Ginger Caramel sweets cost £1.65 for a 31g box and are available from health shops nationwide and www.healthy2u.co.uk.



Over-indulged? Formulated with essential herbs, vitamins and minerals that will naturally help your body to break down alcohol, Vie Recovery patches use transdermal technology to deliver their active ingredients into the bloodstream through the skin. These include vitamin C, green tea extract, globe artichoke extract, thiamine, taurine and chromium picolinate.
Simply apply a patch to a clean, dry and hairless area of your skin before your first drink. Patches can be left on for up to 24 hours. Vie Recovery Patches cost £4.95 for six patches and are available online from www.vie-healthcare.com



Feeling a little under the weather? Nothing screams germ heaven like the stuffy confines of an aeroplane – let’s face it, you can hardly open the window when the person next to you starts sneezing like it’s going out of fashion. Stop germs in their tracks with Hübner’s ImmunPRO Infection Blocker (£7.95 for 15 tablets, www.boots.com). It works by creating a physical barrier in the mouth and throat against germs and viruses and is ideal for when close contact with other people is unavoidable. Simply suck one tablet when you are at increased risk for two hours’ protection.




Now, where did you put those passports?

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