Health for Flight Crews
Welcome to Health for Flight Crews.
On this page, Pilots and Flight Attendants can share health concerns and personal experiences, and are given the opportunity to participate in our confidential health surveys. You will also find health advice and recommendations on ways to combat the adverse effects which flight crews experience in their occupations.
To learn more about common health conditions and ways to treat them, we urge you to surf this site and assist in our ongoing research. Come back often to see our latest survey results.
Our latest study of flight crews between 2007 and 2009 has shown the following to be the most frequently experienced ailments:
Dry Skin 71%
Back Pain 60%
Knees & back feel tight on exertion 50%
Dry Eyes 49%
Difficulty staying warm 45%
Aversion to cold -- chilled easily 43%
Chronic Fatigue 41%
Waking with Dry Mouth 40%
Nasal infections 37%
Knee Pain 36%
Acid Reflux 30%
High Cholesterol 30%
Severe Headaches 29%
Night Sweats 29%
Body feels warm all the time 27%
Hip Pain 26%
Irritable Bowel 23%
Nail Fungus 22%
Yeast infections 21%
Nutrition Supplements for Flight Crews:
based on 15 years of healthcare experience
and 31 years as a Flight Attendant
(Buy at VitaminShoppe.com or any good Health Food Store)
Coat the inside of your nose with Mucosa Gel as often as needed to relieve congestion. The need for these applications will decrease gradually over time. Some individuals need one application of Mucosa Gel every hour for the first few days, tapering off to 2 or 3 times per day.
Eventually, you may need to use it only once every 5 days.
Apply to the inside of each nostril with a Q-tipTM.
Circle the inside of the nostril to spread the gel around the entire opening and toward the top. It will melt quickly and coat the inside of the nose. For chronic conditions, hold one nostril and breathe in deeply through the other.
This product was developed by Dr. Walter "Buck" Campbell, and everyone who has used it to date has reported positive results.
Mucosa Gel can be obtained by contacting us.
For Dry Skin
Using our naturally-based Herbal Pearl Natural Skin Care once or twice each day will produce the best results.
These handcrafted all-natural soaps contain a unique blend of seven Chinese herbs to invigorate circulation, neutralize and eliminate toxins, replenish fluids and qi, nourish the blood, reduce itching and promote healing of the skin. Several beneficial oils - Coconut oil, olive oil, flaxseed oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, castor oil, neem oil, wheat germ oil - and essential oils of Sweet Orange, Clove, Ginger, Peppermint, Lemongrass and Patchouli are included in the several varieties to deliver "Natural Skin and Hair Care within a soap".
Herbal Pearl Natural Skin Care can be obtained online here or by contacting us.
Aztec Healing Clay is beneficial for deep pore cleansing of the skin, and can be obtained at any good health food or vitamin store.
Mix the clay in a zip-lock bag with enough water to massage into a paste.
Cure in the refrigerator for 2 days.
(This improves the absorption of water. Under a microscope, the granules look like tiny shells – curing allows the shells to fill up with water).
Take about a ½ cup of the cured clay in your hand. Mix with a little more water and rub hands together until you have a nice warm paste.
Spread a thin coat evenly over dry skin until fully covered.
Blow-dry with a warm-air hair dryer until the clay dries.
Wait 3 minutes.
Rinse off as quickly as possible to avoid the skin reabsorbing what the clay has just taken out of your pores.
Moisturize with Herbal Pearl Natural Skin Care once or twice each day.
The small clay granules act like tiny suction cups which suck the blood to the surface of the skin. Blood circulations seem to go deeper as we age, especially in a dry environment, and the Aztec clay treatment helps to return the blood flow to the surface.
Again, Essential Fatty Acids (especially Flax Seed Oil – 6000 mg/day) help to lubricate the skin.
For Nail Fungus
To help make nails receptive to Potassium Iodine, gently file down the top and end of each affected nail once every 10 days.
Soak affected nail(s) with liquid Potassium Iodine every other day.
Liquid Potassium Iodine can be obtained by contacting us.
Chronic Candida Infections
Candida (yeast) infections can be localized in the sinuses and vagina or may be systemic (throughout the whole body).
My experience indicates that yeast infections – local or systemic - can return over time with more vigor and be more resistant to whatever you used to treat them in the past, especially if the previous treatments were of a short-term nature.
A consistent multi-antifungal approach is therefore needed over a prolonged period of time, with treatment times for local infections lasting for 6 weeks and very chronic Serious Systemic Candida infections requiring up to two years of treatment.
Taking antifungal herbs and remedies for Candida
Dosages must be taken at the prescribed times. Any break in the treatment will breed a generation of Candida that is resistant to whatever herbs and remedies you are taking! Do not forget to take your herbs and remedies with you on your trip – if you forget, you will prolong your treatment time exponentially.
The most prominent symptoms of Chronic Candida are:
Sinusitis – can be local only and not systemic
Vaginal yeast infections – can be local only and not systemic
Itchy skin and eyes
Gas and bloating
If you have some of the above symptoms along with...
Cold hands and feet
Chilling very easily (this frequently occurs in female flight crew members after the birth of a child)
...then you may have what Dr. David Brownstein, MD refers to as Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction (or hypothyroidism that does not show up on a blood test). If you think this applies to you, please send for Dr. Brownstein's DVD on "Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It".
If you have questions on hypothyroidism, refer to Robert Sarver's comments on Iodine Deficiency.
For Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction
If you feel that you are suffering from this condition, please Contact Us for a consultation on your symptoms, a professional diagnosis and applicable advice on effective dosages of Iodozyme HP, our recommended treatment. Please note that Iodozyme HP contains iodine. If you are allergic to iodine, you will not be able to use it.
Iodozyme HP is available from Biotics Research at 1.800.874.7318.
Herbs: MSM – one pill per meal
(Take Fc-CidalTMand ADP Fc-CidalTM – 3 pills per meal
on alternate days) ADP – 3 pills per meal
TwinLab Colon Care – 3 tsp in water every day supplies the full spectrum of good bacteria (probiotics) for the gut.
Homeopathics: Start with 3 Candida 6c, 3 Candida 30c and 3 Candida 200c.
Candida 6c - 3 pills morning and night
(Start all at the same time) Candida 30c - 3 pills per week
Candida 200c - 3 pills per month.
After the first month, add one dose of Candida 1M every 30 days.
After the first 90 days, add one dose of Candida 10M every 90 days.
Vaginal Douche: Dissolve 2 tsp of Sodium Bicarbonate (buy in drug store) in 10 oz. of warm water. Use daily for 6 days. Coat the inside of your vagina with Mucosa Gel every day for 30 days.
MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane), Fc-CidalTM and ADP are available from Biotics Research.
Twinlab Colon Care can be obtained at any good health food or vitamin store.
Mucosa Gel, Candida 6c, 30c, 200c, 1M and 10M can be obtained by phone at 305.760.2414.
Basal Body Temperature and Ovulation
Charting Your Basal Body Temperature - Information and FAQ
Basic how-to plus frequently asked questions.
Excel spreadsheets, PDFs and GIFs.
The Budwig Diet- Flaxseed Oil & Cottage Cheese
R. Webster Kehr
The CHINA STUDY
Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health
T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II
Robert Sarver's comments on Iodine Deficiency
Why you need it, Why you can't live without it
Dr. David Brownstein, MD
Breast Cancer and Iodine
How to prevent and how to survive breast cancer
Dr. David M. Derry, MD, PhD
The COENZYME Q10 Phenomenon
A breakthrough nutrient
Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, MD, FACC
What they Say about Dr. Walter "Buck" Campbell:
Jeff J - May 29, 2009
I was in yesterday with the Plantar Fasciitis... foot injury. It's been over 3 years like this with only minor successes, and I just wanted to tell you how much better I feel today! No one else has had this kind of success with my injury until now!
Thanks for the time you spent on healing my long term pain. I feel at least 80% better than before!
Best Regards, Hope to see you again soon!
Daisy L - October 10, 2008
Hope all is well. This note is to say thank you very, very much. I have not felt this good in a while. With only one acupuncture session, I was able to move my arm above my shoulder - after months of constant pain. I would say I feel about 75% better. I am looking forward to feeling 100%.
Thank you. God Bless.
Doug W - Virginia - October 6, 2008
I talked with you down by the pool at the Sherry last Saturday night.
I gave away your brochure to my first officer. Would you mind sending me a few more so I could keep one and pass them out?
I especially like the insert covering supplement suggestions for crew members.
Thanks again, I enjoyed talking to you.
Allea M - Jamaica - October 5, 2008
I can now sleep with a fan and not wake up congested. I feel much clearer, my sinuses have improved. I used to wake up congested; when it is very hot I used to suffer from sinus headaches; also when it rains.
I really feel much better, when the air is moist I am more aware of my sinuses but it does not sap my energy nor does it immobilize me.
Thank you for all that you have done so far for improving my health!
Andy S - Ohio - October 3, 2008
One of the greatest things about this MIA layover, (besides the beach, the pool and the food) was knowing that I could stop by your office and have whatever malady I was dealing with taken care of. Over the course of the last few years you have helped me with back pain, elevated blood pressure and high liver AST levels.
You have shared your knowledge and assistance selflessly to help my wife and others who I know that may be suffering needlessly. With a simple phrase, “Call Buck”, I can be assured that they have taken a huge step in helping themselves or their loved ones to become well.
The runner/triathlete from Cincinnati was very grateful to you for beginning a program to help his stress fracture heal properly. He will soon sing that same refrain, “Call Buck”, to others he meets/knows, confident that they'll be back to full speed once again.
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