Category: Travel Health

What is Malaria – Popular Travel Vaccines

Malaria is mosquito born, it’s an infectious disease that affects plants and animals caused by nasty parasites. 


Other Causes 

  • Unhygienic living conditions and surroundings.
  • Terrible food habits – Eating tinned and fleshy foods.
  • Consuming alcohol lowers a person’s resistance because your body naturally uses your immune system to instead remove the alcohol. This makes a person vulnerable to any disease like malaria.

Malaria causes symptoms that commonly consist of fever, vomiting, feeling tired and complications. In extreme cases, it may trigger yellow skin, coma, seizures, or dying. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten. If now not properly treated, human beings may have recurrences of the disease months later

In those who’ve currently survived a contamination, reinfection typically reasons milder signs and symptoms. This partial resistance disappears over months to years if the individual has no continuing exposure to the infection.

The sickness is typically transferred by a tainted female mosquito. The bug bite introduces the parasites from the mosquito’s saliva into an individual’s bloodstream. The parasitic bug heads to the liver to reproduce and mature. 


The threat of infection may be decreased by way of stopping mosquito bites via the use of mosquito nets, repellents and draining still water. Several medication options are accessible to prevent travelers from catching malaria in regions the epidemic is common. 

The epidemic is popular in the tropical and subtropical areas around the equator. Vacationers to these regions should defend themselves from malaria through preventative measures like; stopping mosquito bites and taking medication to prevent malaria. Four different medications are typically used in the United Stated to prevent the disease while traveling: Chloroquine (Aralen), Atovone/proguanil (Malarone), doxycycline, and mefloqine (Lariam).

There is a NATURAL remedy


Cinnamon offers comfort from many associated signs of malaria. Grind cinnamon into a teaspoon of powder, boil in water, add one pinch of black pepper or cayenne pepper and honey.

Grapefruit extract incorporates herbal quinine substances beneficial for the curing of malaria. Boil a quarter of grapefruit and then strain the pulp.

Add ginger and raisins to a glass of water and boil this into a decoction and may be consumed once cooled down. Ginger root can be cut, a chunk may be used along with every 3 tblsp of raisins.

For more than 1600 years, herbalists have used leaves of the Artemisia annua, or sweet wormwood bush, to treat malaria. In the mid-1960s, artemisinin was identified as an active antimalarial ingredient. Garlic, especially when combined with the amino acid arginine and artemisinin is another natural option

TheThe World Health Organization announced Monday That it will try out the vaccine on people. They will start human testing. Almost 430,000 human beings die from the disease in 2015, and millions get ill with a malaria contamination each year. Some never completely recovering.

There has been enormous progress in fighting the epidemic. From 2000 to 2015, death from malaria reduced 62 %, the number of cases reduced by 21%, according to the WHO. There have been fewer deaths in large part because of better mosquito control and disease awareness, as well as sustained effort to get the right medicine to the right regions.


Teeth Whitening Mineralizing Toothpaste

Longevity starts with sustainability correct? Well, a good place to start when it comes to personal care is toothpaste.

We discussed fluoride when we spoke about tremor diseases like Parkinson’s. Unless prescribed by a doctor, nothing you use daily should say:

“WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.”

I always say most of your ingredients for personal care products should come from the supermarket. If you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t be putting it on yourself, or in your mouth. Now I’m not a doctor or dentist but this idea will always make sense. 

It’s really hard to find a toothpaste that doesn’t have questionable Ingredients. When traveling I use Xyli-White.

What are questionable Ingredients?

  • Sweeteners: Sorbitol, is often used in toothpaste to help the taste, There is no evidence that these sweeteners are beneficial (or even safe) for use in the mouth. Xylitol has shown some positive benefits for oral health in some studies, but it remains a controversial ingredient in toothpaste.
  • Fluoride: This is the most common chemical to cause controversy in toothpaste and tap water
  • Triclosan: This is a chemical that’s mainly used in antibacterial soap and products. We all know how toxic those can be. 
  • Glycerin: is found in most toothpaste, even natural options. It is sweet, colorless, and I do not know how well this is for your teeth since it can coat and block teeth from receiving minerals in saliva.
  • Surfactants: Many kinds of toothpaste contain surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate, this allows the toothpaste to lather, but can also cause mouth sores and ulcers. 

At home, I just decided to make my own. I will share the ingredients with you. Here’s a recipe for a healthier teeth whitening toothpaste. 

  1. Filtered water – The last thing you want in your toothpaste is fluoride, chlorine and who knows what else goes into tap water. Go for bottled or filtered water in this recipe.
  2. Bentonite clay – Bentonite clay absorbs toxins, heavy metals, and impurities.
  3. Calcium/Magnesium Powder – Calcium and magnesium whiten teeth and provide a good source of minerals. 
  4. Coconut oil – (1/4 cup coconut oil) Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal, it’s also a good binding agent.
  5. Baking soda – Baking soda helps whiten the teeth by removing stains. It also contains minerals and is alkaline.
  6. Trace minerals – Provides an array of extra minerals to your toothpaste.
  7. Essential oils – (10 drops) The essential oils I use in this recipe are peppermint oil. Peppermint supports circulation to the gums and teeth. Cinnamon oil is also recommended. 
  8. Raw Honey – This is optional, but a small amount of honey can add a touch of sweetness to your toothpaste. Honey also acts as a natural antibacterial.

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