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Seasickness: an old captain's recipe

Summer is a great season for outdoor activities. Let's take advantage of it, because it goes quickly. Several of our readers have told us about their seasonal problems. One, writes:"My husband is fond of joking but as soon as I step on his boat I feel nauseous, especially if the sea is rough. Can you explain to me what I could do about it? appreciate these trips which quickly become intolerable. "

First of all, a little explanation is essential. In the cavity that contains the hearing, at the base of the skull, a complex system connected to semicircular canals, there is fluid. By moving the head in one direction or the other, this liquid travels through the said channels and transmits various information to the brain. In full roll, the simple fact of tilting the head to the right and to the left, causes interference or confusion in the semicircular canals, triggering, in many people, an onset of vertigo accompanied by more or less pronounced nausea. The recipe I want to give you comes from an old trawler captain who roams the Gaspé coast. It seems that she is worth her weight in gold.r.

1- Avoid sudden movements;
2- Match, as much as you can, the movement of the boat;
3- If your discomfort persists, swallow a tablespoon of castor oil, which you could do before getting on the boat;
4- Eat sparingly by selecting, of course, all your foods;
5- All foods containing artificial colors must be automatically eliminated;
6- Do not touch the alcohol;
7- Do not clutter your digestive system; if you have to go on a cruise and you know it in advance, do a little preliminary cure;
8- Once on board, avoid participating in the maneuvers;
9- If the discomfort persists, lie down on a bunk or on the deck, saving all your movements;s;

10-  The essential oils can be of great help to you, there are synergies available in roll-on to facilitate the grip, in any situationn

11- A hot water bottle on the feet and another on the abdomen, can relieve you.

Finally, you can also ask your partner to wrap you in a tight band of fabric that compresses the abdomen. You are likely to have a bearable cruise, provided - and this is the most important factor - that your digestive system is not congested.

And for the rest, by the grace of God! Life on a boat is exciting and I sincerely pity all those who have their hearts on their lips from the first roll. All sports have their downsides, but there is no common measure between temporary back pain and seasickness that makes you feel like your last hour has come.

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