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Travel Pitfalls

Prior to travelling to overseas destinations, it is advisable to inform yourself as to possible infections or risks to your health.  In some instances, vaccines are recommended or even required by the Australian government in order to be allowed back into the country.  Always check what these vaccines contain and, if they cannot be avoided, prepare your body to minimise any detrimental or unwanted side effects.

While some conditions may be warded off this way, others require other forms of prevention.  A prime example is malaria.  There are drugs often prescribed, however, even the medical journals warn that “there is no preventative medication available that is 100% effective”1

As with most natural threats, nature offers 100% effective treatment or prevention.  Artemesia annua is a herb, an extract of which is used intravenously to treat severe malaria.  I recommend using entire (not partial) herbal preparations as a safe  preventative when travelling to countries where malaria carrying mosquitoes may occur.  The special blend of herbs protects not only against malaria, but also against parasites and other infections as well as digestive issues that may arise while travelling.  I have helped support safe (health wise) travels to various African countries, Asia, Papua-New Guinea and south America.

One of the most prescribed Malaria-preventative drugs in Australia is Malarone.  Recorded side effects of this drug include headache, fever, muscular pain, abdominal pain, cough, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, gastritis, back pain, visual disturbances, dizziness, depression, anxiety and other neuropsychiatric events, even liver damage has been recorded.2

So before travelling, perhaps consider natural options for protection and support to minimise unwanted side effects of drugs or vaccines.  Arrange a consultation on 07 5530 1863 today.

  1. http://www.myvaccination.com.au/malaria.aspx
  2. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/malarone-side-effects.html