Jet lag can really put a dampener on a vacation and I couldn’t imagine how a businessman would feel trying to conduct meetings and negotiations. Imagine how the flying crew must feel.
|Anxiety||Clammy sweat||Poor concentration|
|Constipation||Crying or wanting to cry||Diarrhea|
|Dizziness or light-headedness||Dry cough||Dry skin or eyes|
|Fatigue||Swollen feet or hands||‘Flu or colds|
|Lowered immune system||Nausea||Sleepiness|
Soon after my second flight, I got into the nutrition business and decided I had to find out what causes the phenomena called jet lag so I started researching it and discovered that these symptoms of jet lag are actually symptoms of dehydration. The air control in the plane, (and even in our own homes and offices for that matter) whether it be the dry heat during the cold months or the air conditioning during the summer, lower the humidity in the environment causing our bodies to dehydrate. Drinking water does not do the trick. In fact, just drinking water can make it much worse because you most likely will urinate excessively and so lose more and minerals. It’s the loss of the minerals that causes dehydration.
- Keep your intake of coffee, alcohol, soft drinks sugar and white flour products down as much as possible, as these things increase dehydration.
- Sleep as much as you can while flying. (Instant CalMag-C will help you with this.)
- Drink plenty of water.
- Take plenty of Instant CalMag-C along with the Cell Salts
All airplanes have a galley and the flight crew is very helpful. They will allow you to mix yourself a glass in the galley or bring you the hot water. On many occasions, they even join me in a glassful. If I notice a fellow passenger experiencing discomfort, I usually offer them some too and they are really grateful. Starbucks will also help you with hot and cold water and ice in the airport buildings. Don’t hesitate to ask.