Traveling Abroad…Don’t Leave Home Without This

Some members of the expedition who did not take precautionary measures for possible water contamination had to be airlifted out to a local hospital.

Years ago, Denis Deluca president of Biotics Research was on a botanical expedition high in the Andes in the Amazon to visit the Peruvian maca plantations. He took a team of three from the states to observe the way the adaptogenic maca tubules are harvested and processed, and to bring back samples to see if authentic Peruvian maca had the same botanical properties as the commercial forms. They were met at the airport with guides, 3 four-wheel drive jeep type SUVs and some international guests. There were 12 people traveling all together.Travelers diarrhea

When traveling to these plantations you have to drive through the jungle and it is pretty intense driving. Think Indiana Jones and some of his exploits, and you will have the right picture. You don’t see anyone or anything for hours as you drive through a narrow road filled with potholes. The scenery is stunning but a little isolated to say the least.

Meals were less than desirable. He told me how natives used plants soaked in local water to brush herbs into various meat dishes. Denis had a great deal of experience traveling in other countries particularly bush hunting in Mexico. He knew how bad the water can be in those outlying areas. As a precautionary measure he and his small team took 2 ADP every time they ate.

ADP is emulsified oregano oil that has antibacterial, antifungal and anti amoebic properties. The worse the food preparations appeared the more his team members laughed. As his team ate the questionable food, ingesting ADP became known as “ADP moments.” Unfortunately he didn’t offer the oregano to the other guest.

The first two days passed uneventfully, with all eating the native foods and consuming bottled water whenever possible. When the maca plants are harvested they have a festival where they make all kinds of maca drinks and obviously food. Maca is a food staple and a good harvest brings a lot of festivity. Vegetables are irrigated and washed with the local water supply. And as we know the water is usually the problem. Keep in mind, many of the vegetables we eat are grown, irrigated and washed in the water from other countries.

By day three, the guests without ADP were making more frequent trips to the bathrooms and complaining of loose stools. By the end of day four, the other guests were in definite trouble. In fact three people had to be airlifted out to a local hospital and had to discontinue their trip missing the maca festival completely. What is interesting is that Dennis and his team were eating the same food and drinking the same water and not one was sick or experienced loose stools. The group taking ADP had no symptoms whereas those not taking ADP got seriously sick.

111412_1554_Amazing31Bo2.pngHere’s another antidotal story, that’s not so dramatic but drives home my point. My friend Jerold and his wife have gone to Cancun Mexico for the past 6 or 7 years on vacation. For years he and his wife have taken the same dose 2 ADP every time they ate. One year, for the first time, they decided not to bother as they never had any problems. Sadly after eating dinner the first day his wife was very sick with fever, chills and extreme fatigue. Ultimately she ended up in the emergency room with typhoid B she contracted from a parasite while eating chicken in a fine restaurant. When taking ADP for 6 years while traveling abroad, not a trace of sickness. One year without taking ADP, serious sickness ensued.

These are antidotal stories but I can tell you I have recommended ADP as traveling prevention for hundreds of patients and physicians over the last 9 years and not one person has ever come back to tell me about a problem. In terms of travel, I won’t leave home without it.

ADP is also used clinically as a natural organic antibiotic to help with bronchial, respiratory and sinus infections. You can order ADP from Dr. Godo’s office by clicking here. It’s a good idea to check with Dr. Godo about dosage and any concerns you may have. But when you are booking flights, cruises or making travel plans, make a plan to avoid illness. Certainly use caution when consuming local water and food. But just to make sure, take along a bottle of ADP.

Dr. Jason Godo