Last weekend I took my 3 kids and a teenage nephew with me on an overnight trip to Laiya Batangas for a swim on the beach and some fishing. On the way we had tons of different stuff to taste and eat. I think my nephew caught something, or ate too much of everything, he had diarrhea and had pooped 3 times before 11am.

I came to the trip well prepared. In my bag of first aid goodies was Herbana Farms’ Lacto Bacilli probiotics culture. A plain brown bottle that just had a sticker that was hand written with the word “lacto.”

“Come J, take 2 tablespoons of my probiotic and be well.” And just like that, J was instantly well throughout the day and into the late evening.

Seemed uneventful huh? But can you imagine if I didn’t bring any probiotics with me? If this boy hadn’t been given any probiotics for his misery?

I had learned about the importance of probiotics for emergencies in earthquake survival supplies. The survivalist coaches want you to always have probiotics, lactobacilli ready and available as they see eating bad food and drink and dying of diarrhea a gruesome death.

So the next time you go on a trip, always have some probiotics with you. You never know when you are going to need it.