4 Natural Remedies for Summer Travel

summer travelTraveling may look a little different for many of us this summer, but whether it is a staycation, taking short day trips or traveling across the country, there are a few natural remedies for summer travel that can help your vacation go smoothly.

Probiotics: Studies have shown that probiotics (beneficial bacteria) may help prevent travelers’ diarrhea in adults. Saccharomyces boulardii is a very good option for travelers as it does not require refrigeration. Continue reading “4 Natural Remedies for Summer Travel”

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5 Blogs to Get You Ready For Summer

summer funSummer is officially here! School is out and the 4th of July marks the kick-off to travel and spending a lot more time outdoors. Whether it is camping, sightseeing, or hanging by the beach, being prepared for whatever inconveniences may arise will ensure that you and your loved ones have the best summer. Here are 5 blogs that will help you get ready for summer and fully enjoy the hot months!

Natural Bug Protection for the Summer: Mosquitoes, black flies and ticks are just a few of nature’s creatures that can be a nuisance to many people who love the outdoors. Sometimes, though, they can be more than nuisance. West Nile virus, Zika virus and Lyme disease are Continue reading “5 Blogs to Get You Ready For Summer”

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First Aid Kit for the Summer

first-aidMaybe it was the 100th mosquito bite, or the sunburned shoulders, or the scraped knee, but this past weekend’s calamities were a good reminder that I should have a better stocked first aid kit for the summer at my cottage. I had become lax as the kids got older about checking expiration dates or making sure I had bandaids on hand, but being prepared is not something to let up on, especially if you camp or spend time in more remote areas.

That being said, having a good set of tweezers, assorted bandages, and some witch hazel are a good start to any first aid kit. Continue reading “First Aid Kit for the Summer”

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Homeopathic First Aid

Why does warmer weather warrant more trips to the pharmacy for bandages and antiseptic cream? My children are already sporting raspberries on their knees from getting too close with the sidewalk!

I know that there will be plenty more bumps and bruises to come and believe it is a good idea to have a well-stocked first aid kit.

Boiron has made this consumer educational tutorial about what homeopathic remedies you should have on hand for life’s little emergencies. Personally, I do not know what I would do without Arnica Montana.

To purchase Boiron remedies, click here.

 

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First Aid Kit for Traveling With Kids

We travel a lot. In the summer we head to the cottage every weekend (4 hours away to a remote Northern Ontario location), and we also make annual trips to somewhere warm. With two kids, it is important to have on hand a first aid kit that includes items that you are going to need in case of emergencies. We came to this realization when our oldest cut his hand and we didn’t even have polysporin (and neither did the little market that supplies everything for cottage country). Joe’s hand ended up fine after being washed with clean water and applying polysporin, which we found at a neighbor’s house. Lesson learned: be prepared.

Here is a list of items that I believe every parent/caretaker should have on hand for those moments when a local health food store/pharmacy isn’t available.

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