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Dave Foreman

Happy (and Healthy) Trails to You!

by Dave Foreman
Volume 7, Issue 4
- Repair And Recovery
- Homeopathy May Be The Relief You Are Looking For
- Antioxidants For Serious Health Concerns
- Acne (And Other Acne Related Skin Issues)
- Arrhythmias
- Using Tonics To Improve Your Health
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Herbal Pharmacist Health Update
- Smart Weight Loss Options
- Allergy Relief Alternatives
- Focus: Women's Health
- Menopause Symptom Relief
- Focus: Men's Healths
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Antioxidants for Blood Sugar Control
- Bone Health 101
- The Basics for Healthy Eyes
- Uterine Fibroids (revisited)
- Wait Before You Cut!

- Holiday Travel Tips
- Time for a Tune Up
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Energy: Who needs more?
- PCOS-Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Heavy Legs
- Stay Hydrated this Summer
- Lower Back Problems-Sciatica
- Antioxidants for Cardiovascular Health
- Prostate Health: not just an old manís concern
- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Fats? Good for you?
- Prostatitis
- Superfoods
- Timing your Training Supplements
- Juice Up Your Life with Superjuices
- Infant Corner-Homeopathy
- Foundational Health
- Top Toxins
- Fall Cleansing
- Heart Health
- Protein Recovery and Repair
- High Blood Pressure
- Tart Cherries
- Infant Corner: DHA
- Healthy Digestion: Is it possible?
- Holiday Gift Ideas
- Herbal Tea
- Tired, moody, canít sleep? It might be STRESS.
- Infant Corner: Healthy Digestion
- Healthy Aging
- Breast Cancer
- Get a Jump on the Winter Cold and Flu Season
- Children's Essentials: No-Guilt Popsicles
- Infant Corner: Breastfeeding - Energize Yourself
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Hot Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear
- Infant Corner: Teething
- Understanding Homeopathy
- Green Foods Supplements
- Amino Acids
- Dry Eyes
- Infant Corner: Diaper Rash
- Blood Sugar Control
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Blood Sugar Concerns & More
- Sciatic Issues?
- Separating Myths From The Facts About Probiotics
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Infant Corner: Cradle Cap
- Swine Flu and Flu Season Worries:
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Weight Loss
- Quick Tips For Hypertension
- New Year's Resolutions
- A Natural Approach to Ear Infections
- Unraveling The Vitamin D Story
- Infant Corner: Prenatal Care
- Protein-Hype Or Hope
- Drug-Nutrient Interactions
- PMS-Something New
- Guide To Designing Your Supplement Regimen
- Why Can't I Sleep?
- Infant Corner: Developmental Support
- Hints for a Clearer Complexion
- Dental Tips
- Infant Corner
- Breast Cancer
- Healthy Aging
- Infant health corner
- Immune Support
- Secrets of Healthy Fats Revealed
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 4
- Chia seeds part II
- Healthy fats revisited
- Prostate health
- Infant health corner
- Fish oil & coq10
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 3
- Quick Tips for Women
- Bone Health
- Skin Health
- Quick Tips for Men
- Quick Fix For Allergy Sufferers
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 2
- Beauty Sleep
- Eye Health
- Weight Loss
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You
- Holiday Digestion
- Winter Dry Skin Tips
- Alzheimer's Disease
- TMJ Syndrome
- Breast Cancer Facts
- Bone Health
- Healthy Aging
- Children's Supplements
- Chia Seed the new superfood
- Understanding Chromium
- Water perhaps the most critical nutrient
- Stress! Tips to relax
- Allergy Tips
- There's A New CoQ10 In Town
- Tired? Quick tips for getting your energy level up
- Fats: Good For You?
- Flu Season
- Go Away Aches & Pains
- Oh!!My Aching Back
- Ear Infections
- How Sporty Are You
- No Bones About It
- Nattokinase
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Fiber
- Skin Cancer
- Sleep Problems
- Specific Herbs For Men
- Cleansing
- Nails
- Probiotics
- Specific Herbs for Women
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Your Breath Stinks
- Blood Pressure
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS)
- Colorectal Cancer
- Uterine Fibroid
- The Eyes Have It
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Putting Out the Fire
- Solving America's Energy Crisis
- Natural Gum Care
- Jazz Up Your Life with Juice
- Natural Relief for SAD
- Immunity Know-How
- Stop Smoking!!
- Let's Talk About Irregularity
- Free Radicals
- Asthma
- Memory Problems
- L-Carnitine
- Men's Health
- Women's Health
- The Four Pillars of Great Health
- Blood Sugar Control
- Probiotics
- Supplement Interactions
- Are You Consumer Smart?
- Digestive Blues
- Taking Control of Stress
- Heart Health
- Pycnogenol®
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Greens
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Happy (and Healthy) Trails to You!

Dave Foreman, RPh, ND is a pharmacist, Naturopathic Doctor, author, television commentator, radio host and practitioner of natural living and holistic approaches to better health. His weekly radio program is broadcast throughout North America. Dave is currently a contributing columnist for Pharmacy Today magazine and several other natural health publications.

For most of us, summertime means taking off and heading to our favorite vacation spot. My goal is to help you stay healthy on your summer vacation and address some of the other issues that may arise from spending additional time outside and being more active.

Summer and sunshine go hand in hand, and taking care of your skin goes right along with it.We all know of the harmful effects the sun can have on our skin, yet many still challenge the belief that it will happen to< them. Luckily for us, there are some great natural approaches to dealing with the sun and its harmful rays. Let’s start on the outside of the body. Your local Vitamin Shoppe offers natural sunscreen to protect yourself when you are outside. Supplementing with carotenoids like lutein, lycopene and zeaxanthin is what I recommend for helping your body deal with this damage from the inside out. Although there is still limited science to prove that this actually helps, I believe that these carotenoids were put in the plants to protect them from the harmful rays and therefore may provide us with the same benefit. Even if you don’t spend a lot of time in the sun, carotenoids are great antioxidants that will provide you with added health benefits.

While traveling, diarrhea and constipation seem to be the biggest issue.There are so many reasons these conditions can happen, but in general, they are usually easy to address.With regards to “Traveler’s Diarrhea,” I recommend using probiotics such as acidophilus on a daily basis. According to an article published in a 1995 edition of Chemotherapy, Bifidobacterium in combination with Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, or Streptococcus thermophilus seem to decrease the chance of developing traveler's diarrhea. If using a probiotic isn’t enough, or you forget to take this advice, then I suggest using a fiber supplement, drinking plenty of water, or consuming charcoal capsules. Remember, if you are running a fever or not able to drink enough fluids, please seek medical attention immediately. This is especially true for children and the elderly. With regard to constipation, many things can trigger this, but dehydration, alteration in diet, and changein time zones seem to be the biggest causes. Supplements such as fiber and magnesium can be a great help. Magnesium is the main ingredient in many over-the-counter products for constipation and is considered relatively safe for most to use. When adding fiber, don’t forget your water.Too little water will constipate you further. Also, avoid refined foods and dairy while traveling, as these food groups can contribute to your problem.

As long as we are mentioning changes in time zones, jetlag can be a big problem for many. I change three time zones every week or two while traveling between California and the east coast, and I’ve learned that taking melatonin can facilitate the adjustment and not ruin the first few days of vacation (or the return home). If you haven’t changed time zones before, you may need to allow one day for each time zone to feel like yourself again (ie. flying from NYC to LA = three time zones or up to three days to adjust.) In my opinion, taking a supplement can help cut down that time significantly.Why let fatigue ruin your precious time off?

My last recommendation for your summer travel is to take along an immune supplement. If you are looking for an acute supplement, my family travels with Esberitox. This is great for the whole family because the tablets are chewable and are therefore safe for children to use.

Your summer vacation is something you look forward to all winter long. It’s something you worked hard for, and you shouldn’t have to make any sacrifices. Incorporating the above recommendations will keep you feeling healthy all summer long.

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