In her new book, The Globetrotter’s Get-Gorgeous Guide, professional travel journalist Debbi Kickham includes two Boiron products – Oscillococcinum and the Jet Lag CareKit – in her line-up of traveling essentials. Check out the excerpts below.
In the chapter titled “Check-In Strategies,” Debbi lists Oscillococcinum as one of the top 10 items to have in your medicine bag.
I swear by this homeopathic medicine [Oscillococcinum], and I buy it in bulk when I’m in France. In fact, in France, where Oscillo has been around for more than 65 years, it is the best-selling over-the-counter product in the cough/cold/flu category and a top-selling brand in pharmacies. Of course, you can also buy Oscillo in the United States. It won’t interact with other medications, and it is not contraindicated with pre-existing conditions. As evidenced by four clinical studies, Oscillo helps to reduce the duration and severity of flu-like symptoms. “It is an industry secret found on many production sets in Hollywood,” says Chris Gilbert, M.D., a general practitioner in Torrance, Calif.
And in the chapter titled "Gorgeous Getaways," Debbi believes that Boiron’s Jet Lag CareKit is a must-have for all traveling women.
For those who prefer a homeopathic medicine, Boiron (who makes the much-beloved Oscillococcinum for flu-like symptoms) has its own proprietary Jet Lag CareKit. The kit’s three tubes contain Nux vomica for drowsiness, Cocculus indicus for sleep pattern disturbance, and Arnica montana for stiffness and muscle pain. Since you just dissolve the pellets under your tongue, and they don’t require water, they’re ideal for travel.
Interested in reading more of Debbi’s travel and beauty tips for women? The Globetrotter’s Get-Gorgeous Guide is now available on Amazon. Or, if you live in the Boston area, stop by Dedham Strength and Fitness Gym in Dedham, Mass. this Saturday, January 15 from 1-3 p.m. for a book signing event with Debbi, and receive a free box of Oscillococcinum to help you fight the flu this winter! Also enter for the chance to win a gift basket of Boiron products worth $70! More information on this event is available here.
A professional travel journalist for more than 25 years, Debbi Karpowicz Kickham is a contributing travel editor for Luxury Travel Magazine, a former editor of Robb Report, and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Debbi’s articles on beauty and travel have been published in several national publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times and InStyle Weddings. Many of tips mentioned above are featured in Debbi’s newest book, The Globetrotter’s Get-Gorgeous Guide: Diet and Beauty Secrets of Travel and Beauty Pros, Traveling Executives and Celebrity Travelers, now available on Amazon.com. Debbi is also the author of I Love Men in Tasseled Loafers, and the co-author of Off The Wall Marketing Ideas. Follow Debbi on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MarketingBabe.