Health News: Doc Offers 'Berry' Good Advice for Healthy Holiday Travel

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Dr. Claire Wheeler offers advice to avoid getting sick while travelling.

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Black elderberries are one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on earth, and Sambucol has been shown in published clinical studies to be beneficial in supporting the immune system.

If travel is part of your holiday plans, you've likely worried about getting sick during the trip. According to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Sambucol black elderberry supplements, almost one in four American adults (24 percent) worry about picking up a cold or the flu when they travel on an airplane.

Traveling in close quarters such as planes, trains or buses can indeed raise your risk for getting sick. According to a recent study conducted in the U.K., one sneeze can affect up to 150 people on a crowded train.

According to Claire Wheeler, M.D., integrative physician, instructor at Portland University's School of Community Health and former Associate Fellow at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine program for physicians at the University of Arizona, the stress of traveling can also weaken the body's defenses, making it more vulnerable. She recommends eating foods that are high in antioxidants, important molecules that are known to support and enhance the immune system. However, the fresh fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants aren't always easy to eat when you're away from home.

"It's hard to eat right when you're traveling, so using an antioxidant-rich supplement, such as Sambucol® black elderberry extract can help the body maintain a strong defense," says Dr. Wheeler. "Black elderberries are one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on earth, and Sambucol has been shown in published clinical studies to be beneficial in supporting the immune system."

Dr. Wheeler also advises good old H2O to help keep illness at bay.

"When you're not getting enough water, toxins build up and strain immunity," says Dr. Wheeler. "Caffeinated, alcoholic or sugary beverages can actually dehydrate the body, so water is the best choice."

Note to Media: For more information, to review results from the Sambucol Harris Interactive survey, or to set up an interview with Claire Wheeler, M.D., contact Rachahd Tosado at Robin Leedy & Associates, (914) 241-0086 ext. 15. Visit the Sambucol online newsroom at http://www.corporatenews.net/cgi-bin/pc200v3.php?pccl=24859 and http://www.blackelderberry.info for published clinical studies on Sambucol black elderberry.

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