Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Keep Your Vacation From Turning To Crap

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A gas guru has some tips to keep your next vacation from going straight down the crapper.

Dr. Patricia Raymond is a gastroenterologist with the straight poop on how to avoid traveler’s diarrhea, an affliction caused by contaminated food and water.

To keep from rushing to the restroom, Raymond encourages people to take a yeast-based probiotic like Florastor, which keeps bad bacteria from sticking to the colon wall.

In unfamiliar countries, Raymond recommends staying away from tap water, fruits that can’t be peeled, and street vendors, which could cause terrible tummy trouble.

And to avoid a blowout that follows you home, Raymond advises washing your hands regularly to prevent parasites.

She says, “There’s nothing quite so evil as being trapped in a hot tourist restroom with no end in sight. And the last thing you need is to bring home a foreign traveler in your stomach.”

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