This video provides detailed advice on how to stay healthy while travelling and promote a healthy gut microbiome. It advises staying hydrated, washing hands often, avoiding raw food and street food, getting adequate sleep and exercise, and incorporating fiber-rich foods and magnesium-rich foods into the diet. Lastly, the content recommends trying different techniques to promote gut health and encourages readers to comment with their own experiences.
- •Dr. Islam, a “poop guru”, shares tips on how to keep the gut healthy while traveling
- Linda and Tiffany’s honeymoon was ruined by food poisoning from eating at a local restaurant in Cancun
- Common sense and good hygiene can go a long way towards having an enjoyable vacation
- Five tips are given for keeping the gut microbiome healthy: drink boiled or bottled water; avoid raw foods; wash hands regularly; stay hydrated; up fiber intake
- Get adequate sleep, exercise, and eat magnesium-rich foods to optimize your gut health when travelling
So who doesn’t love a road trip? I know that I do the fun that you have. Get to go to new places, maybe try some new foods, meet some friends. But I certainly do not love those road trips where you’re so full of anxiety and stress because kids are fighting. You can’t find your way. You have a backseat driver in the back telling you what to do.
Ah, oh my goodness, what a real pain in the bottom. Yet too often there are other reasons why our road trip may suck. We actually may pick up that unwanted companion. Maybe it’s something in the water that makes our stomach grumble and grumble. Maybe it’s food poisoning is something bad that we ate. So in today’s video, we’re gonna discuss how you can keep your gut healthy when you’re going on that road trip so it doesn’t screw everything up.
I’ll give you a story of a patient of mine. I’ll tell you what to watch out for. And at the very end, I’m gonna give you five tips I recommend to keep your gut healthy and well so you can enjoy your vacation. Guys, let’s talk about poop. How to y’all and Dr. Islam here, a k a, your poop guru trying to give you yes,
you the best tips and tricks so you can live your best life from the top all the way down to your bottom. So Linda and Tiffany were patients of mine and they were so excited to go on their honeymoon. They’ve been dating for a long time. They got married and they were so ready to enjoy themselves and have a good time. Now, like all couples who want to go on a good vacation,
they went to Mexico and went to Cancun. Oh, one of my favorite places in the world. It was going to be a week of blue water and white sand. Now, on the fourth day, maybe fifth day or sixth day, I don’t remember, they went out to eat at a local restaurant and they knew that maybe they shouldn’t do this,
but they thought, ah, what the heck? It’s our honeymoon. We’re going to experiment and see what goes on. And boy did they experiment wrong because they had the attack of their runs. They had so much nausea, vomiting, diary and pain. It just consumed the rest of their honeymoon, and they were sore outta luck, and they had to stay in their hotel room the whole time.
It just destroyed their honeymoon. After days of suffering, they came back to see me in the United States here in Lubbock, and I got to get them better, gave them some medications, found out they actually had an infection because the food’s at the aids, and slowly but surely they recovered and now they’re back to normal. So the best part about traveling is going to all these s and places,
seeing new things, trying different food. But when you’re traveling, guess what’s traveling with you, your gut microbiome. And that plays such a significant role when it comes to keeping your gut healthy, both at home and abroad. And the new foods that you may be trying may also be not only new to you, but new to your microbiome. And your microbiome might say,
no, We don’t want none of that. So common sense at good hygiene comes a long way to make sure you can have a happy and safe vacation. Couple common sense sips that I recommend that I wish my patients like Linda and Tiffany did as well. Number one, make sure you drink only boiled water or water bottles. And also be careful about putting ice in your drinks because ice may not be coming from these particular sources,
and this also may be a reason why you may get contaminated or infected water. Hey guys, man, thank you for watching. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to smash that light button. Comment down below. Number two, avoid raw foods and vegetables. That’s not good for your gut microbiome. Normally, I’m a big fan of this, especially if it’s in the us,
but if you are abroad, don’t experiment. Don’t try and do these things. It may not be the healthiest thing for you. Street food may look enticing. Oh, that yummy food just sizzling on that grill. But don’t try it because you don’t know exactly the source where this food is coming from, where it’s being cooked, if it’s hygienic or if it will adapt to your gut microbiome.
And don’t forget to wash your hands. It is a simple and easy thing that you can do to make sure you protect yourself. And now that we talked about how to protect yourself, here are five things I recommend to make sure you keep your microbiome healthy when you’re traveling. Number one, stay hydrated. Now, we tend to not be mindful about keeping hydrated when you’re traveling.
Maybe it’s the fact that we’re going places. We don’t wanna drink a lot of water, we don’t wanna pee. We just don’t realize that we’re becoming dehydrated. This is one of the easiest things that you can do to make sure your gut microbiome is optimized when you’re traveling. Keep that water in. I recommend drinking at least two glasses of water when you wake up one glass of water before each meal and two glasses of water before you go to bed.
This will keep you hydrated enough to keep your microbiome happy and healthy. Number two, up your fiber intake. Fiber is the backbone for your gut health. It is literally the best thing that you can do to keep up your microbiome and improve your gut health. Naturally. Eat safe fruits and vegetables when you’re traveling, and if needed, try and add a fiber supple.
Number three, get good sleep. Now, I know when I travel, I sleep so much because I take naps. I I’m lazy. It’s such a great time. But sometimes whenever we do travel, we go across different time zones, and this can really interrupt your sleeping pattern. It is critical for you to maintain good sleep hygiene and also to help out with your own sleep as well.
Sleep is one of those things that are so critical for your overall health, but it is one of those things that if you make a change and it gets disrupted, it can really wreck a havoc on everything going on in the rest of your gut microbiome and Your, your overall health. I’m going to give you an equation. Good sleep equals good gut health.
That that’s really true. That’s, that’s like math right there, okay, I, that’s literally math right there. Number four, get moving. Yes, this is me getting moving. This is, yes, so exciting, but seriously, it is important for you to get moving and get some exercise. Go for a walk, go enjoy that side scene.
Maybe walk to a coffee bar, who knows? But try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise when you’re on vacation. For number five, eat magnesium rich foods. Magnesium rich foods is a natural accident, and so many of us, including me, become constipated whenever we’re traveling. Dry roasted almonds, pumpkin seeds, and really dark green leafy vegetables are an important source of magnesium.
Here’s my call to action for you guys. If you’re going on vacation, try to find ways to keep yourself healthy preventative, but also optimize your gut microbiome, improve what’s going on, try to incorporate more fiber, drink healthy water. Try to add magnesium rich foods to hopefully improve everything that’s going on inside your gut so that whenever you are traveling, your gut microbiome will be happy and traveling with you as well.
My question is for you guys, have you guys tried these things to help out whenever you have traveled? Have you tried other things as well? What has worked, what hasn’t? Comment down below. I will love to hear what you guys have to say, but thank you for watching. Don’t forget to smash that light button like Sharon, subscribe. And if you haven’t ready,
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