rely on yoghurt...
intestinal health by consuming yogurt containing "live
active cultures" daily for a week or two before your
trip. This has been my secret weapon for years. My favorite
yogurt, Stonyfield Farm brand, contains not only acidophilus
but five other helpful organisms as well.
Alternatively, you could take supplements containing acidophilus
and other live cultures. Select a supplement that does not
need to be refrigerated.
Continue this throughout your trip to maintain a large colony
bacteria in your system. You can find delicious yogurts overseas;
just be sure they're pasteurized and refrigerated. I'm especially
fond of Greek yogurt, which is thick, rich and usually served
with honey and walnuts.
While eating yogurt won't protect against food and water
that should not be consumed, I believe it has helped acclimate
my body to some of the foreign bacteria encountered in travel
and lessened my susceptibility to diarrhea, constipation and
Be aware that taking antibiotics kills both the good and
bad bacteria in your body, so yogurt, or the equivalent supplements,
will help restore a healthy balance of good bacteria. Happy
Sharon, Atlanta, USA
Sharon is is a travel expert, the creator of www.TravelAloneAndLoveIt.com
as well as a friend. Thanks, Sharon!