Why Travelling Is Good For The Gut (And How You Can Do More Of It)

While the COVID-19 pandemic meant that travel plans were put on indefinite hold, it’s clear that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and we will soon be able to travel freely again. As a result, it’s important that you understand that while a lot of fun – travelling is also a gift for the gut and the soul. In fact, there are many hidden benefits to travelling. For example: 


  • Travelling offers you the chance to change up your daily routine, which can reduce burnout and provide you with new inspiration.
  • Travelling introduces you to new cultures, thoughts and perceptions, which allow you to learn more about yourself and the world around you. By expanding your mindset, you can begin to bring around lasting change in your life for years to come.  
  • Travelling can reduce stress and anxiety, meaning that heading out on an adventure can also be good for your health
  • Travel and relaxation is very beneficial for the gut and can improve the immune system and help with weight loss.
  • Travelling can expose you to different foods. Diversity can be very beneficial for the gut microbiome.


However, travelling can also be rather expensive, meaning that we spend a lot more time at home than we would like. With that in mind, here are some top (purse-friendly) tips that you can use to make travelling a more regular occurrence moving forward! 


  • Avoid costly hotel and flight fees by converting a van into a camper van. This means that you can head out on a road trip whenever you feel like it – the only thing you need is your keys. To get started, visit your Nearest Vauxhall Garage in search of the perfect van to convert!   I love our converted horse box. It is a spacious 2 bedroom apartment on wheels. It means we sleep in our own bed and have freedom to stop where we like. 


  • Work travelling into your budget – whether that means you plan to do at least one-day trip each month or put a set amount of money into a ‘travel bank account’ each month to use for future travels. For example, if you set aside an extra £10 a week for travel, you’ll have £520 to spend by the end of the year. 


  • When travelling, keep an eye out for free activities to participate in. This means that you can avoid overpriced fees at the attractions that are typically geared towards tourists, making the entire process a little kinder on your bank account. It also means that you can get a more authentic feel for a town or city, as you are experiencing it the same way the locals do.


  • Scour the internet for the best deals before you commit to a holiday. While it may be tempting to book your entire holiday through one site (i.e. pay for an all-inclusive package), you can sometimes save hundreds of pounds of the cost of the holiday by booking each element (hotels, flights, transport) separately. To get the most out of your money, use price comparison websites and speak to various holiday providers. For example, you can compare the cost of flights on sites such as Sky Scanner.


  • While dining out in restaurants is a great benefit of travelling (especially when you get to try out new and nutritious foods), try to look out for accommodation with kitchen or cooking facilities. This is also useful if you are trying to stick to a healthy diet.

What foods to avoid if you suffer adrenal fatigue

I have always been fascinated with energy. Where does it come from and how do we get more of it. It is easy to take it for granted in our twenties. I had the philosophy I would sleep when I was dead. Sleeping was boring. There was always too many exciting places to go, people to see and experiences to be had. I seemed to have a great sense of urgency to experience the rich tapestry of life. It wasn’t until I was overcome with exhaustion with the birth of my second son, that energy seemed to be out of my reach.  I was constantly exhausted.  Fueling my sleep deprived existence with dark chocolate and toast just to get me through the day.I was 42 years old, two young children and one that was not sleeping well.Are you close to burnout from stress, worry or a lack of sleep. Are you working too hard?Here is a list of foods that will help and hinder adrenal fatigue.  Adrenal Fatigue Eat ListBest to include (organic):Herbs, SpicesOlivesDrinks:Pure Water, Pure water with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt or Himalayan, Green Tea especially if currently on coffee – replace with this, Herbal Teas avoid those mixed with black tea, Vegetable JuicesDairy Milk: Goats Milk is lower in lactose and the closest thing to human milk.Dairy Products: Ok if tolerated well and must be organic – personal preferenceNon-Dairy Milks: (free from Carrageenan – label check)Almond milk (my personal suggestion), Coconut milk, Flax milk, Hemp milk, Sunflower milkOils: Olive, Coconut, Grape Seed, Almond, Sesame, SunflowerSeeds:Sunflower, Pumpkin, Chia, Flax, Sesame, HempNuts:Cashews, Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts (soak the night before)Legumes/Beans: Lentil, Black, Mung, Kidney, Adzuki (soak overnight prior to eating to aid in digestion) mostly all beans are acceptable, just be sure to soak.Grains:Millet, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Oats, Amaranth (*be sure package says gluten free for all grains)Fruits:Low on Glycemic Index like Cherries, Apples (green), Kiwi, Plums, Pears, Mango, PapayaVegetables:best are brightly colored and not in the goitrous categorySweeteners:Stevia, Yacon Root SyrupSalt:Celtic & Himalayan Salt (*if high blood pressure is also present, please omit or consult with physician about portions accepted).Organic meats: Meats are great sources of protein but should be organic and free of toxins, antibiotics, hormones, steroids – Turkey, Chicken, Duck, Beef, Pork is acceptable if organic and nitrate freeFish:low mercury level fish – Salmon, Tilapia, Trout, Mackeral, Herring, FlounderSea VegetablesBest to avoid: (consuming on this list can drain the adrenals)Soft Drinks: Soda and other carbonated beverages as they usually contain sugar, artificial sweeteners, and high amounts of caffeine.CoffeeAlcoholSugar:All kinds – brown sugar, raw sugar, sugar cane, maltose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup – HFCSSugar Substitutes:Equal, Sweet and low, SplendaSugar AlcoholsProcessed Foods, Deep fried foodsHoney & Maple Syrup *limit as this drops blood sugar level rapidlyNitrates:found often in meats, hot dogs, cold cutsGlutenDairy:*if not organic and if you have inflammatory or allergen responsesSoyPeanutsHydrogenated Oils: example MargarineFruits:Bananas, Raisins, Dates, Figs, Oranges, GrapefruitStarchy Vegetables:Potatoes including sweet potatoesGoitrous Foods: Bok Choy, Kale, Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Mustard Greens, Radishes, Soy, Tofu. *if consuming these it is best to cook to reduce goitrous properties.Refined Flour Products: Pasta, white rice, breadAll additives, toxic chemicals and processingIN CONCLUSION:Fueling your body with the right foods is essential for your vitality but I also want you to think about taking time for yourself each day.Keep a food dairy for 5 days and see what foods you are eating. Are they feeding you or draining you?Start now. This is your awesome life and living it feeling awful and tired is the worst.Contact me for a strategy session or sign up for my coaching www.trishtuckermay.com.Work with meRead testimonials herehttps://trishtuckermay.com/testimonials/Trish Tucker Maywww.trishtuckermay.comEmail: trish@trishtuckermay.comPhone: +44 07984326956Facebook: Passion 4 Juice with Trish Tucker MayTwitter: Trish Tucker May

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Natural ways to cure Asthma and Allergies

Asthma medication was a big part of my life. I could go out without my puffers and if I did I would freak out. From birth I had bronchial problems. Puffers, anti-histamines and carrying round an Epipen full of adrenalin were just part of my life dependant on drugs to control my allergies. At 14 I started juicing. I began with combinations like carrot and apple, I gradually progressing to more extraordinary and unusual taste sensations. Now I love anything with ginger and a chunk of turmeric.

Asthma and allergies are indicators that the body has resorted to an increase in production of histamine. This is the sensor for the metabolism of water and its distribution within the body. According to Dr F Batmanghelidj in his wonderful book “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water”, when the body is adequately hydrated (link to blog of hydration) histamine activity will remain unexaggerated. When the body is dehydrated, histamine activity becomes exaggerated for water regulation and this has a knock on effect for the immune system and lung function. I wish I had read this book while I was growing up. Anyone with allergies and asthma in the family should get a copy of this book.

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My Journey Following Mother Nature’s Diet

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My Journey giving up grains, sugar, dairy and now BOOZE!

Okay this is the scariest thing I have ever posted. It’s brutally honest for me to share and make this commitment publicly. Please I ask for support in this journey. If you want to join me in this goal let me know. I know many of us struggle with eating the wrong foods, drinking too much, not taking enough exercise. But you are not alone. Maybe you too are being stubborn and not listening to your inner voice.

My aim is to break my goal down to one day at a time and live free of alcohol. I need to make my goal achievable, specific and easy to measure. This is me being exposed. I eat clean, juice all the time and am continually growing and learning about nutrition. I have cured myself of asthma and allergies and am now in excellent health. You can read my blog about curing my asthma on this page. My biggest downfall, and now I really want to do something about is my relationship with alcohol.

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My Story and Passion4Juice

Hi my name is Trish and I run a mobile juice business called Passion 4 Juice. Along with being a a Gold Award Thermomix demonstrator and mother of two lovely boys. We travel throughout the UK and Australia enjoying enless summers. At Passion 4 Juice we adore helping festivals feel better by providing them with our delicious, nutricious juices and smoothies,enery shots and BOOSTS.

I am in my fourth year of studying nutrition and even though I have had a keen interest in healing with the power of food since a teenager, Juicing has been my passion of mine since my Mum gave me a juicer for my 14th Birthday, together with a book called the Uses of Juices which I LOVE and still refer to regularly. My aim is to help people, with the power of juicing have more energy and create a healthier lifestyle free from pain and disease. I have experienced the first hand benefits of good nutrition such as more energy; increased tolerance of stress; balanced moods; and stable blood sugar. I suffered allergies and asthma for my whole life. So when I was 14 wrote a diary of my diet to help improve my asthma. My asthma medication was just part of my life. I had bronchial problems all my life. Puffers, anti-histamines and carrying round an Epipen full of adrenalin were just part of my life dependant on drugs to control my allergies. At 14 I realised my love for juicing and sharing my health tips with others was into turning a passion of mine. I began with combinations like carrot and apple, I gradually progressing to more extraordinary and unusual taste sensations. Now I love anything with ginger and a dash turmeric.

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