Travel Health

The most common illnesses people suffer from when travelling (diarrhoea, heatstroke, malaria) do not have vaccines for them.  If you are considering vaccines for your travel health needs, click here for
Vaccine Awareness Information: Are they safe, effective and necessary?

Recommended reading:

The Natural Medicine Guide for Travel and Home by Richard Pitt
This book gives clear and important information on natural remedies for travel and in the home.  It both prepares a person for all forms of travel and gives suggestions of natural remedies for both simple and complex conditions, from injuries to jet lag, diarrhoea and much much more, including tropical diseases.  It is unique in that it gives a comprehensive coverage of both regular travel issues as well as more exotic and tropical health challenges when travelling.  It gives a detailed breakdown of the risks of different types of travel and the particular risks of certain conditions and it explores both conventional and alternative forms of prevention, looking at major travel vaccines used and their alternatives. It is also an excellent overall introduction to homeopathy and Natural Medicine in general, suitable for people who want to have one book that covers nearly all health contingencies in daily life.  It both educates and informs on how any person can embrace the benefits of homeopathy and other Natural Medicines in a precise and accessible way.  Being prepared for travel is always important and this book offers vital information on the challenges of travel and what can be done naturally to maintain and restore health.

Travel Medicine, what you need to know before you go by Jayne Donegan.
Dr Donegan MBBS DRCOG DCH DFFP MRCGP MFHom is a GP & Homoeopathic Physician with Certified Specialist Accreditation in Medical Homeopathy from the Faculty of Homeopathy, London. She has a special interest in vaccination and promotes health and practical and supportive treatment of childhood and adult infectious diseases and other illnesses. She qualified in 1983 from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London and works as a freelance NHS GP in addition to offering private consultations in North London.

The World Travellers’ Manual of Homoeopathy by Colin B Lessel

An Amazon review: “Homeopathic treatment manual for severe third-world sicknesses, including cholera, malaria, meningitis, and snakebite. Although serious diseases are fairly rare, it is not unusual for a world traveller to be caught in an epidemic or get severe food poisoning when far, far from a conventional hospital.  It happens often enough to merit carrying this book.  We own a Himalayan trekking business and we regularly send people into the villages of India, Nepal, and Tibet.  I recommend this book to all our travellers familiar with homeopathy.  I personally, when travelling outside the first world with my children, often need good homeopathic evaluation on strange and complex symptom patterns.  Colin B. Lessell’s volume is good both for making diagnosis and prescribing remedies for urgent illness.  Sturdy plastic cover, strong paper pages.  The best carry-along medical guide of its kind. ”


Yvonne Stone and Liz Bevan-Jones trained as homeopaths at the College of Homeopathy in London, qualifying in 1996. Both of them trained and have practised as State Registered Nurses.  Before becoming interested in homeopathy, Yvonne worked as a certified midwife for 15 years; and Liz as a district nurse.

Following the success of The No Nonsense Vaccine Handbook – A Guide For Parents By Liz Bevan-Jones and Yvonne Stone, Liz set out to produce a new handbook covering the travel vaccines. Liz wrote much of the book while studying for a diploma at the New College of Homeopathy in Greenwich, South East London, in 2005. Liz and Yvonne trained at the College of Homeopathy in 1996. After leaving college they set up a support group for parents and families wanting to find out more about childhood and travel vaccines. The original material for both books began as hand-outs produced by Yvonne for the support group. The handbook provides practical no-nonsense information on the main diseases travellers may encounter; the recommended vaccines; their contents and side effects; general safety advice; and homeopathic alternatives known to be effective. The aim is to give homeopaths, their clients and travellers abroad adequate information about the diseases and their vaccines in order that they can make an informed choice best to keep healthy. The reason for choosing to produce an A4 publication is to make it easy for photocopies to be taken. Permission is given to copy individual pages to hand out to friends or clients. The A4 format allows for this to be done effectively. References and website addresses are given where appropriate, along with a book Iist and contact telephone numbers for homeopathic suppliers.


Recommended to take with you
(as well as any of the above books / articles – many available on Kindle)






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My favourites for stomach upsets and travel bugs are: ZenGest (digestion blend), Peppermint and Ginger



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