Survival Food

The Health Benefits of Chia

…of their diet, as well as a key component in their religious ceremonies. Their warriors also utilized it as a survival ration. Historical records indicate that chia has been used as a food as far back as 2500 BC. Up until a couple of decades ago it was grown only on small family plots, but it’s now…

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Supplementing with Probiotics for Better Health

…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. They help to fight…

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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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The Superpowers of Fermented Foods

…immunity, reduce the risk of diabetes and 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…

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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

…doors and remain at home with their family for weeks or even months at a time. That’s why it’s important to have at least a month’s supply of food, water or a clean water source, necessary medications, supplements, toiletries, and other necessities on hand. I’ve written extensively about essential…

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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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