Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How to Deal with Getaway Disasters

May 2011 Issue Women's Health


Nobody wants an out-of-town mishap to derail their vacation. These quick fixes from the editors of Women’s Health magazine will prevent any unexpected health hang-up from ruining your getaway.

1.         Treat a scorching sunburn
Thin skinned and easily forgotten spots like the ears and the tops of the feet often suffer the worst sunburn.  First take an ibuprofen to help curb any inflammation.  Next, hit the grocery store for some white vinegar; dilute one teaspoon of it into a pint of cold water and every few hours cover the burn for 10 minutes.

2.         Manage motion sickness
It’s hard to enjoy sailing when your heads hanging over the side of the boat.  Taking slow deep breaths of fresh air and focusing on the horizon should help. So can nibbling on some ginger candy or placing a drop of peppermint oil under your tongue.

3.         Fix a chipped tooth
For a small chip, use an emery board to file down sharp edges, just as you do to fingernail. Since cracked tooth enamel can leave nerves exposed, if you feel pain you can temporarily seal the area with Krazy Glue. For bigger chips, put broken tooth pieces in a container filled with cold milk; the sugar compounds can keep tooth cells alive for 72 hours.    

 For more tips on how to deal with getaway disasters, pick up the May issue of Women’s Health, on newsstands now, or head to WomensHealthMag.com!
You get your copy now of the May Issue of Women's Health by clicking on the photo.

 This article caught my attention because it mentioned using a natural remedy of peppermint oil under your tongue to help manage motion sickness. 

I am strong believer in natural healing. I personally use herbs, aromatherapy and essential oils to help cure sickness. 

As a flight attendant, I see many passengers experience motion sickness or air sickness. Some passengers use medication, other passengers don't use anything.
Some first time flyers find out that they have air sickness or that their stomachs can't stand turbulence. 

Before I read this article from the May Issue of Women's Health Magazine,  I was unaware that peppermint oil can help manage motion or air sickness. So I did some further research to discover more about the usage of peppermint oil. I want to share with you what I learned about peppermint oil.

"The aroma of peppermint oil is extremely refreshing, with the ability to clear the head, increase mental clarity and alertness, and sharpen the senses. Peppermint oil is also beneficial for reviving individuals following episodes of dizziness, fainting, nausea or even shock." The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy. You can purchase the book by clicking on the photo of the book below.

Peppermint oil it not advised for "individuals with epilepsy or insomnia and should not be used topically on children under 3 years of age. Peppermint oil should be applied sparingly on those with sensitive skin, in order to avoid minor skin irritation. Furthermore, since peppermint oil promotes menstruation and reduces lactation, its use is best avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy and while nursing."

Despite these warnings peppermint oil is a valuable essential oil with a myriad of uses. Applied topically, peppermint oil is also beneficial for treating sunburn.

There are two types of peppermint oil: one that is applied to the skin and the other is digestive. Please be careful when selecting your peppermint oil to use under your tongue to manage motion or air sickness. 

Nature's Sunshine Digestive Peppermint Oil 

The quality of the peppermint oil is important. Nature's Sunshine sells only pure unadulterated peppermint oil. Other manufacturers may sell commint or menthol as peppermint oil. Don't be fooled.

Go right now to my online health store at http://www.mynsp.com/skychi to order the highest quality digestive Peppermint oil. You can be prepared to manage motion or air sickness on your next plane trip and prevent a getaway disaster.

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