Comments on: How to Travel Without Hugging the Bowl: 10 Tips for Staying Healthy on the Road http://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/ travel wide, live deep Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:37:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1459643 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:28:03 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1459643 Thanks for your comment and contribution, Jenn. Absolutely critical to travel tummy health: nutrition and the variety required to keep it up.

I’ve also seen recent studies that suggest regular exercise keeps the gut in good bacteria, too.

Healthy travels!

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By: Jennhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1459642 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:44:01 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1459642 I think another good rule is to keep up your nutrition. I had an iron stomach eating street food like no other until I got married to my husband. He’s picky and vietnamese. Since it looked healthy (even if lacking variation) it took a major breakdown in health and several street food incidents before a doctor perscribed me major vitamins rather than medicine before I realized how unutritious fish and leafy greens every day were.

Now that I am eating a varied diet again (he still gets his fish and leafy greens, but not every meal) and the iron stomach and health is back and my body can fight most unwelcome desease itself. So keeping up your nutrition is important to being an adventurous traveling eater.

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1459576 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:54:21 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1459576 Thanks, Ross. Glad you’ve enjoyed generally favorable digestive health during your travels.

I think we’ve all had a few of those “dashes to the toilet” you refer to.

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By: Rosshttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1459446 Mon, 26 May 2014 14:49:16 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1459446 Great advice. I like the high turnover one. I never would have really thought of it but it make a lot of sense. I like you try to eat out of street stalls and from a few years abroad have never got properly sick. I have had to make a few dashes to the toilet though! I also agree that a gentle build up when in a foreign country is a good thing to get you used to the local germs.

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1041671 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:53:45 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1041671 @Phyllis: Glad to hear you had such a good trip to India without any stomach ailments. We haven’t yet used the camelback UV water sterilizer, but it looks like a great device. We carry a Steripen which has a similar water purification function. Packs of trail mix and nuts are a great snack to bring along.

@Ric: Turnover is so important, whether at street stalls or at formal restaurants. We’ve heard many stories of people eating at high end restaurants to be on the “safe side” only to get sick there. Thanks for sharing your story!

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By: Ric Euteneuerhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1015844 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:12:56 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1015844 Great tips – I concur with them. We certainly agree with you on the high turnover stalls – we were a few years back in Ulcinj in Montenegro, the very definition of ‘the back of beyond’ hard up against the Albanian border, and we sashayed down the high street every night looking for something to eat – something our fellow German tourists regarded with some horror, as they headed for the expensive steak restaurant at the top of the high street, and we the cafe at the bottom, with a plentiful queue of Kosovar, Serbian and Albanian tourists. We were rewarded with (for €2 each) delicious and fresh kebabs – the other Germans with food poisoning, as the restaurant they visited didn’t actually shift that much food.

Infact, the only time I have ever suffered REALLY badly in 20 years of backpacking was after eating an undercooked McDonalds in Vienna.

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By: Phyllis andrewshttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1008473 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 03:17:15 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1008473 I just returned from a month in India. I didn’t get sick once. I took with me a camelback UV water sterilizer. I sterilized even bottled water as much as I could. I washed my face and hair with this sterilized water. I ate at high end restaurants. I also took along with me small packs of peanuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds and some Boars Head bacon that is pre-cooked and needs no refrigeration. I used alcohol wipes and washed my hands long and often. Also, wipe off any water bottles that have droplets of water on the outside. Have a great trip!

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-959867 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:20:09 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-959867 @Bonnie: We’ve never gotten sick eating yogurt in developing countries, even when it’s been fresh yogurt (e.g., curd in India). But you’re right in that there are no guarantees. Because of the nature of yogurt having bacteria as part of it, I still think it’s a safer bet than meat or uncooked vegetables. That said, if you see that the yogurt is expired and the packaging looks beat up, I’d give it a pass.

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By: bonniehttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-951857 Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:54:11 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-951857 I see yogurt mentioned a good bit. I eat it in the US all the time and with no issues but I’m wondering how I can trust that it will be safe when traveling in the developing world. I see it often in coolers but the skeptical part of me wonders just how long it has been left out before being re-chilled.

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By: 6 Important Rules to Follow for Third World Travelhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-945897 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:01:29 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-945897 […] Says Daniel Noll of Uncornered Market: “Wash your hands often. Then wash them again. Not to sound obsessive-compulsive, but get into the habit of washing your hands before a meal, after a meal and any time you think of it, particularly if you have been holding railings on public transportation or shaking hands at the local market. And don’t skimp on the soap. Carry a tube of anti-bacterial gel for those rare moments when no soap or sink is available.” […]

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