Survival

The Superpowers of Fermented Foods

…obesity, and prevent food allergies. Just the sheer numbers of bacteria in fermented foods can be astronomical, which ensures large numbers will survive the trip through the digestive tract. Fermented foods also contain enzymes and other nutrients that allow the bacteria to continually multiply. When…

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Fight the Flu With Licorice Root

…saline injections. After 21 days, all the animals given glycyrrhizin were still alive. There were no survivors in the saline group, and their average survival time after infection was 10.5 days. Further evaluation of the licorice extract revealed that it had no effect on stopping or slowing the replication…

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Supplementing with Probiotics for Better Health

…microbes outnumber human cells 10 to 1! Probiotics are the good bacteria in your digestive system that are absolutely essential for your health and survival. These probiotics help digest the food you eat and break down dairy products for easier digestion. They work to prevent constipation and diarrhea…

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Stop the Flu With Resveratrol

…tested the effects of resveratrol on mice. Animals given the compound following inoculation with the influenza virus had a 40 percent increased survival rate compared to those not given resveratrol. And six days after the infection, the mice given resveratrol had 98 percent lower pulmonary viral antibody…

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A Honey of a Cure for Burns

…honey on nine different pathogenic organisms found in burn wounds. One was Pseudomonas aeruginosa. When cultured, none of the organisms was able to survive a 30-percent concentration of the honey. Another study found that honey was effective against 17 different strains ofPseudomonas aeruginosa even at…

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Ebola: Just One More Reason to Be Prepared

…Protect Your Body—With Antiviral Compounds Keep in mind that even with the most powerful viruses, a certain percentage of infected patients always survive. People live or die based on the strength and response of their immune system. So taking steps to bolster your immune system is always a great idea…

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How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

…hurricane—Mother Nature certainly hasn’t pulled any punches in recent memory.) Begin by stocking at least enough nonperishable and canned items to survive a couple of weeks without having to leave home. If you take medications or supplements, it’s not unreasonable to keep a three-month supply of those…

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Probiotic Benefits to Boost Immune System Health

…flooding the market with probiotic products that may very well be worthless. The problem is most of the beneficial bacteria in these products may not survive long enough to reach you—or, more specifically, your gut. That’s why it's crucial that you look for a probiotic supplement with a delivery technology…

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