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Why Traveling Can Cause Tummy Problems and The Solution

 

 

written by Lauren Curl-Ferrell on July 6, 2021

 

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That's right, today we're diving into the topic of good ol' No. 2.

 

 

So what really happens when we travel?

 

1. You Tend to Be Less Regular

Things like jet lag, lifestyle and dietary changes, changes in our everyday routine and schedule, and even a general change in the environment can all aid in a disrupt to our regular bowel habits. 

You may find yourself going poop at different times of the day than you normally do. Many even find that they have trouble pooping at all. 

This is a very normal, and common problem to have. However, it is a problem that you do not HAVE to have. We have a few different solutions that can be utilized for this before and during your trip. 

 

The Solution

The week leading up to the trip and during your trip, incorporate adding a multi-fiber into your routine. Something like Daily Multi-Fiber travels easily, and it helps keep your fiber routine and intake up while your on vacation too. It's easy to use, tastes great, and can be added to a bottle of water for convenience. 

This fiber is designed with prebiotics and probiotics. It can help improve overall gut health, weight management by curbing the appetite, support heart health and cholesterol management, and aid in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. 

You can take this fiber supplement up to 3 times a day. 

It also helps to incorporate this fiber into your diet because it contains insoluble and soluble fiber. It's the only fiber on the market that does so. Both of these fibers help with the things listed above but they also help keep you fuller longer. Try drinking it a half an hour to an hour before your meals and you'll find yourself having a much easier time in the restroom.

 

2. Irritable Bowl Syndrome is More Likely To Appear During Vacation

Lucky us. What a thrilled side effect of traveling. 

IBS symptoms are often triggered by stress. Many stressful things can happen during a vacation. Whether we travel for work, or for pleasure - with friends, family, and co-workers - stress can sneak up on us at any given moment and can lead to IBS. 

Pain, changes in bowel habits, and bloating are never fun. 

The Solution

We can't completely avoid all stressful travel situations, but we can help with feeling more zen and incorporating supplements that help with bloating and breaking down our food easier. 

Incorporate a morning yoga routine. Exercise helps to release serotonin and that will help aid in regularity. 

You can also incorporate something like MagO7.

Many issues, such as constipation, headaches and irregular bowel movements, start because of intestinal debris that isn’t removed from the gut. MagO7 gut cleanse provides a full digestive cleanse, starting in the stomach and working through the bowel without the need to change your day-to-day eating habits. Simply add these cleanse diet capsules to your bedtime routine and clear toxins from the body without cramping or bloating.

You can incorporate MagO7 into your routine while you're on vacation, or even after so you can feel normal again. It's a great way to refresh your digestive tract and help cleanse it and balance it again. 

 

3. Travelers Diarrhea and the CDC Guide for High Risk Travel Areas.

If you're traveling abroad - travelers diarrhea is one of the most common illnesses. Knowing which level risk category a region or country you plan to visit will help you prepare and reduce the risk of acquiring it. 

This CDC guild can help you find out which regions are identified as high risk.

 

The Solution

Choose food and drinks carefully.
Eat only foods that are cooked and served hot. Avoid food that has been sitting on a buffet. Eat raw fruits and vegetables only if you have washed them in clean water or peeled them. Only drink beverages from factory-sealed containers, and avoid ice because it may have been made from unclean water.
Wash your hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using the bathroom and before eating. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. In general, it’s a good idea to keep your hands away from your mouth.

 

 

What Else?

If you suffer from more serious gastrointestinal illnesses, like celiac's disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, etc - you may want to get with your doctor to create and individual plan on how to handle any potential flare-ups while you travel. 

Traveling should be a lot of fun. Do not let gut issues and poop problems get in the way of your experience.