Traveler Health Tips

A few weeks ago, my husband and I traveled to St. Lucia for our vacation. We planned to hike the Gros Piton and even trained for it! What we didn’t plan on were the potential emergencies that can happen when you are out of the country!
It was a warm summer day; our group had tenaciously climbed to the top of that mountain! I’ll admit it, this was one of the most physically and emotionally challenging excursions I had ever experienced, and yes, the view was magnificent!
With 2400 sq feet up, it was time to make it back down. What could go wrong?
One member of our group was lagging, I could hear them shuffle their feet, which is unusual given the terrain. After asking a few questions, it seemed as though they were showing symptoms of being hypoglycemic. Not one person in our group had any glycemic tabs or gel, electrolyte tabs, power or beverages or food. We only had water left.

I asked our guide where the nearest hospital was, and he answered: “the next island over.” WHAT?!

Thankfully, another group was also coming down the mountain and had everything we didn’t. They gladly shared everything, sugar tablets, electrolyte drink, and half a sandwich. Within 20 minutes, our group member was visibly better and physically ready to continue down the mountain.

After we returned safely to our hotel, we looked up how many people have perished on this excursion. The average is one person dies every year due to heat stroke or heart attacks.
This statistic plus the recent events for US travelers to the Dominican Republic inspired me to share travel health tips.

Preparation for a vacation can beat an unwanted staycation

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5 Least Favorite Words To Describe Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma was a historic storm. It was a rare Category 5 and unpredictable storm. The media gave us the facts for Irma’s size, strength and projected paths. It was time to being the preparation of safety for our families, pets, automobiles & homes.

With most of the country viewing the updates and listening to the shock-n-awe words describing Irma’s impact, a veil of anxiety wrapped tightly around an already emotionally charged nation.

Here are FIVE least favorite words to describe Hurricane Irma;

1) Slamming

2) Shredding

3) Punishing

4) Pounding

5) Hammering


So I thought, what would these words sound like IF a dental professional would use them to describe the health of your smile?

1) Gum disease is pounding away at the bone that holds your teeth in your mouth. It is punishing your health as inflammation & inflection are now hammering the arteries to your heart and brain.

2) Pre-term births are shattering previous records as uncontrolled gum disease is relentless during pregnancy.

3) Drinking Prosecco is shredding your tooth enamel.

4) Oral malodor / bad breath is like a “nuclear” Hurricane for intimacy, self esteem, employability and possibly profitability.

5) Many medications & life style habits are now hammering away at the health of your smile.

 In a time when crisis holds court with emotions highly charged with frustration or fear, words will have an impact. Make that impact an influential one for applicable information for preparation & safety verse for a palpable media sensation.

View Video 5 Least Favorite Words To Describe Hurricane Irma  

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