Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Nurse Amy (Doom and Bloom Medical), are the two most popular speakers in the country regarding crisis medicine. Their entire focus is preparing the average person to handle medical issues during or after a disaster, either short term or long term.
[The People's Pharmacy] [Dr. Axe] [Web MD] [Dr. Oz]
These Familiar Products (and more) have been Well-Tried and Time-Tested to be extremely effective for almost any type of ailment or situation you can think of. They should take pride of place in every home or survival kit and be put to use regularly.
1 - Apple Cider Vinegar
2 - Hydrogen Peroxide
3 - Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
4 - SmartPhone Flashlight App for signaling, calling for rescue or seeing in the dark
5 - Super glue acts as an emergency suture that immediately binds minor lacerations that could lead to infection
6 - Chewing Gum suppresses hunger and help produce saliva for digestion and dental health
7 - Gun Powder can sterilize and cauterize a wound
8 - Plastic wrap for packing or preserving food, help stay warm and dry, collect water and cover a wound to prevent infection
9 - Trash Bags for rain cover, insulation, shelter, a catch basin for water, a ground cover, trail marker and more
10 - Sanitary Pads as pressure dressing for bleeding wounds and fire-starter tinder
11 - Condoms for water storage, waterproofing gear, muzzel cover, slingshot, and tourniquet and many other uses
Top 3 Home Remedies
Everyday Things That Can Absolutely Save Lives
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Conventional Health Insurance may be out of reach or not in keeping with personal beliefs. HealthShare groups have been established to address these concerns by pooling the finances of its members for use whan a member needs healthcare services. The health share world can be quite confusing if you are used to having traditional health insurance through Blue Cross, United Health Care, CIGNA, or Aetna, so it's important to do your research. What might be good for others, may not be good for you and your family. The various health share organizations offer varying levels of membership programs. Getting into the wrong program or joining at the wrong level could open your family to being without benefits for certain catastrophic claims. Nevertheless, Health Share organizations continue to grow and, depending on your tolerance for submitting your own claims (called a "need request" in the health share world), monthly costs to join these programs are significantly less than traditional major medical insurance – especially if you are paying all of your own premium.
Health Share Groups
Health Insurance for the homesteader and off grider
During an unfortunate life-threatening situation when we can't help ourselves or need to help others, is the time emergency contacts and other vital information should be available to emergency medical personnel or others rendering assistance. Having this information, in our pocket, purse or smart phone, can make an enormous impact on our chances of survival or saving others. Cell Phones can do much more than check emails and take pictures; they can do CPR too (well, almost). With thousands of apps coming out each day the smart phone can be more useful in an emergency situation than you may realize. Here are some options for keeping this information with you at all times:
How To Add Emergency Information On Your Android Phone
Life-Saving Smart-Phone Apps - 1
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Life-Saving Smart-Phone Apps - 3
|Natural medicine and remedies have been around a lot longer than this current fad. One of the most popular ingredients for home health is garlic, and for good reason. A study from Washington State University shows that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease-causing bacteria commonly responsible for food-borne illness. Talk about healing power. Here are some benefits:|
Tomatoes are some of the healthiest foods you can eat and may lessen the chance of many cancers, help lose weight and many other benefits, including:
Natural Remedies for Joint Pain and Stiffness: Millions of Americans, with joint pain and stiffness, most likely rely on some type of painkiller, whether prescription or over-the-counter, just to get through the day. Unfortunately, some drugs come with very nasty side effects.
Natural Remedies For Headaches
Enduring Pain with No Medicine -- Grid Down
First we experiment. Then it becomes fun. Then it becomes a habit. We start making bigger sacrifices for it. We are stuck on a hamster wheel and tell ourselves that we are "choosing" the hamster wheel but the hamster wheel is actually in control. Whatever controls us, is an addiction.
Not only does an addiction impact health but finances as well. Addictions can be overcome but there has to be an self-admission of the addiction and a determination to win the battle to overcome it. If there is anything inside you that says "I need to quit", that's when it's time to take action to stop. There are plenty of free resources to assist you. Here are some resources of encouragement:
Lindell Recovery Network
Addiction is Slavery
5 Bad Habits That Will Kill You
Bad Habits that Will Not Help You During an Emergency
Excessive smoking, drugs and drinking of alcoholic beverages over an elongated period can result in serious damage to the internal organs of the body in addition to other health issues. But never assume defeat when it comes to Reversing the Effects of Addiction. The body has amazing self-healing powers if the mind is determined to change habits. The good news is that a portion of these negative effects can be reversed.
Reversing The Effects Of Alcohol On The Body
How to Undo Damage to Your Poor, Tired Liver
Natural Treatments Reverse Kidney Disease
Videos on Reversing Addiction Consequences
Health & Financial Affects of Smoking and Ways to Stop
Both smoking and "vaping" are hazardous to health but it may be possible to reverse the effects.
Will quitting smoking reverse all the damage it has done to my body?
The pharmaceutical industry is a thriving, profitable business. Unfortunately, profits or agendas often superceed cures. Billions of dollars are made in pumping drugs into those with any kind of ailment, emptying their financial reserves or leeching from insurance coffers. Often, the only relief of the high cost of drugs are generic ones or purchased out of the country (risky). So, it's no surprise that "cures" are a threat to the pharmaceutical industry as are generic drugs. Additionally, as a major player in paying off government officials, pharmaceutical lobbyists are very successful to promote or discredit drugs as it serves them or those they have in their pockets.
Doctor exposes the REAL reason why the media, left HATE hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19
Hydroxychloroquine Succeeds While Government Hoards it to Expire
Why Is . . . Hydroxychloroquine . . . Treatment Being Ignored . . .?
Research Over-The-Counter Hydroxychloroquine Alternatives
Cancers are Profitable, Cures are Not
|Good health, weight control, and preventing or reversing some illnesses, starts with Proper Diet and Nutrition.|
A Cure That Isolation, Masks and Social Distancing CAN'T Match
Herd immunity (also called herd effect, community immunity, population immunity, or social immunity) is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that occurs when a large percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, whether through vaccination or previous infections, thereby providing a measure of protection for individuals who are not immune. In a population in which a large proportion of individuals possess immunity, such people being unlikely to contribute to disease transmission, chains of infection are more likely to be disrupted, which either stops or slows the spread of disease. The greater the proportion of immune individuals in a community, the smaller the probability that non-immune individuals will come into contact with an infectious individual, helping to shield non-immune individuals from infection.
We deal with the flu, and many other diseases, every year and we survive it because we LIVE our normal lives through it. The sooner people are exposed to a disease, the sooner the desease will stop spreading. With few exceptions, when we are exposed to a disease, our immune system grows stonger. The only thing worse than the disease is the FEAR of it.
Extreme irritability and restlessness from living in isolation or a confined indoor area for a prolonged time (cabin fever), usually occurs around the time that spring begins, after a period of being stuck indoors during the cold winter months. But, regardless of the weather outside, being cooped up at home due to concerns over going out and socializing is no less irritating. Ways to combat cabin fever are:
1. Get Outside in fresh air and sun, even when there is no sun.
2. Schedule the Day with a to-do list to keep a sense of normalcy and the mind active.
3. Get Some Exercise to keep the body active and the blood pumping.
4. Limit Screen Time on the TV, phone or computer; it's likely to cause a drained and unproductive feeling.
5. Keep in regular contact with friends, family and co-workers to avoid loneliness and depression.
Reference: The dangers of social distancing
|Virus Effects EXAMPLE of Extreme Cabin Fever: Increased suicides, home violence, personal health concerns and giant riot crowds are caused by unemployment (they aren't at work) caused by keeping people at home caused by an overreaction to a virus that could have ended sooner if we had lived our normal lives and let the virus stay its course, as others have, which we survived.|
With the Wuhan chinese communist party (ccp) Virus pandemic of 2020, mask-wearing mandates arose. With them brought some unexpected strong feelings of being upset, sad, anxious (panic), irritated or suffocated. There are many reasons for these feelings. Traumatic memories may be connected to face masks, and there is also the lack of social cues via facial expressions [that are covered up] — any and all of which can cause us to go into fight, flight, or freeze survival mode, depending on our own individual trauma history. Relaxation techniques such as breathing in and out deeply, listening to soothing or inspiring music on headphones, or smelling a beautiful scent (put a drop or two of soothing essential oil on your mask such as lavender) while wearing a face mask can be helpful to keep you calm. Engaging your facial muscles — such as by chewing gum, humming, or singing — activates the vagus nerve with its function of taming your stressed nervous system. Nevertheless, there are proven medical reasons why masks should not be worn long-term or trusted to prevent infection.
Experts believe that 90% of communication is non-verbal and happens subconsciously. Mask wearing disturbs this communication process. This can be especially problematic with children and individuals who have a history of trauma and abuse. Our eyes, gestures, facial expressions and tone put us in sync and bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. When our faces are covered there is disconnect that is unnatural in the way humans should interact and communicate.
How did this "always wear a mask" thing get out of control?:
Face Masks: What Does The Science Really Say? [Must See Video]
CDC Study Finds Overwhelming Majority Of People Getting Coronavirus Wore Masks
Experts warn against using face masks
Danish Study Finds Masks Don't Protect Wearers From COVID Infection [Report]
8 Peer Review Studies Conclude Face mask use has not been demonstrated to provide benefit
7 Reasons for Unmasking the Masks
Read more about why seeing [uncovered] faces is essential to our emotional health.
Prepare and Stay Fit by Exercising Now. Be as active as you can.
Get Outside: Fresh air is one of the best ways to stay healthy. A generation or two ago parents were raising outdoor children who congregated in forests, parks, streets and backyards. They would play for hours on end only to be called in for supper or bed. Over time our culture has shifted and children spend less and less time outside, spending the majority of time indoors on their electronic devices. Outdoor children are healthier, happier, stronger, more intelligent and learn to care for nature. Let's all go outside (again) and get some Vitamin N (Nature); adults as well as children.
Growing medicinal herbs could save a trip to the doctor for minor illnesses like rashes or coughs. Wouldn’t it be great to have these herbs at your fingertips when you need them or in case of medicine shortages?
Must-Know Rules for Picking Edible & Medicinal Plants
Powerful Medicinal Plants From Around the World
Growing Medicinal Herbs Indoors
Medical plants that will substitute drugs when there won't be any
Plants That Help Clean Indoor Air
Plants to Grow for Calcium
Natural Remedies for Everyday Life
Natural Painkiller: Similar to Morphine, this may grow in your backyard. It's called "Wild Lettuce" (Lactuca Virosa) more commonly found in North America and England. It's a cousin to the lettuce we typically see at the grocery store and used for both pain relief as well as recreational. The white substance, found in the stem and leaves, produce a pain relieving and sedative effect similar to Morphine and Opium. Drying the stem and leaves can be used as an herbal tea or for smoking or vaporizing. Cooking it in a pan of water and sugar mix, until it reduced to a thick syrup-like consistency. Search YouTube.com for multiple ways to prepare it for use. Good for Migraines, Insomnia, Anxiety, Asthma and Cough and more.
Healing Wounds Using Cobwebs or Spider Webs is a long-forgotten natural remedy for sealing open wounds and accelerating healing. Using cobwebs or spider webs has been done since ancient times when Greeks and Romans treated wounded soldiers to stop bleeding. Even modern science has embraced spider web as a great treatment for scrapes and wounds. An open wound treated with a cluster of spider web or cobwebs will dry out faster. Cobwebs have antifungal and antiseptic properties that keep bacteria away, minimizing the chances of an infection. Spider webs are high in vitamin K that triggers blood clotting! As long as the web is clean, it will not cause any infection or aggravate the wound's condition at all. To make your own bandage, find a clean web (free of debris and the spider), ball up the spider web and stuff it onto the wound. Make sure all edges are covered by the web. The web has to touch the surface of the wound. Get a sterile cloth and cover the wound with it. This helps secure the web on the wound while also protecting the affected area from the elements. To replace or remove, soften it with warm water.
Natural Remedies for Rashes
Get a good night's sleep
Surviving Sleep Deprivation: Tips to help stay awake and alert.
Natural Sleep Aids that Really Work
Freedom from Nocturnal Panic Attacks
Daylight Savings Time — Why some have a hard time making the switch: Even though a one-hour time change does not sound like something that could do much harm, it can have some alarming effects on the body's internal clock, which scientists call the circadian rhythm. While, normally, it takes only about one day to adjust for each hour of time change, there are things to do that can help with the adjustment: Have fixed bed and wake-up times, don't nap during the day, get regular exercise (not before bed), avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine or eating heavy, spicy, or sugary foods just before bed, turn off electronics 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime, avoid using the bedroom as a work area and keep the bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.
|DIY Eye Care and Vision Preparedness: . . . it is recommended to deal with medical issues BEFORE a societal collapse occurs. Bad eyesight [correction] might be one of those issues. It also helps to know how to self-treat many eye injuries and ailments. Suggested reading on eye injuries and how to treat them.|
|DIY Eye Protection "Goggles" When No Sunglasses are Available: Make 'Do It Yourself' (DIY) emergency goggles to protect eyes from blowing sand, dust, wind, desert sun or snow blindness. Make from tree bark, wood or your supplies (duct tape, cloth, etc.). Design options|
Protection Against the Wet Season
Heat Exhaustion/Stroke: Signs, Symptoms and Prevention
[Sun Protection Tips] [Natural Sun Block and Burn Remedies]
There's one simple reason why you should Learn how to fall properly: you will have a bad fall one day. Even insanely high falls are survivable. Whether it's a small or ridiculous fall, the secret is understanding how to fall correctly. A well-executed fall can save your life or, at the very least, save you from breaking a bone or two.
1. Relax to better distribute the force of the impact
2. Protect Your Head - fatal falls are almost certainly due to a head injury
3. Don't Stretch Your Arms. Just let them dangle loosely
4. Bend Those Knees Loosely; just like the arms
5. Grab for Something – Anything! Hold on for as Long as Possible to Slow the Fall
6. Try Hitting as much Stuff as Possible to Slow the Fall
7. Land on the Balls of your Feet - This helps protect vital organs
8. Land on the Meatiest/Fatty Parts of Your Body if You Can't Fall on Your Feet
9. Fall Sideways When You Hit the Ground - hitting and shifting body weight breaks up that impact
10. Roll With It if you can't stop the fall
Tick exposure can occur year-round, but ticks are most active during warmer months (April-September). Most ticks do not carry diseases, and most tick bites do not cause serious health problems. But it is important to avoid and check for ticks, and to remove a tick as soon as you find it.
Removal: Pull off with tweezers. Don't try smothering it or burning it off. Clean and dress the area the same as a cut.
Tick Life Cycle and Tactics
Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease
POW! The tick virus far deadlier than Lyme - What You Need To Know About Powassan [CDC Article]
Protect Yourself Against Ticks, Chiggers and Mosquitos
How to Get Rid of Chigger Bites Fast, Treatment, Natural and Home Remedies
Studies linking cell phone use to health problems bring mixed results. Cell phones emit non-ionizing, electromagnetic radiation. Human tissue closest to cell phone antennas absorb some of this energy. Using the speaker or hands-free device may prevent/reduce health problems suggested to be associated with cell phone use.
Cell Phone Health Impacts: How Are Devices Impacting Our Bodies?
Do Cell Phones Cause Health Problems?
L-cysteine HCL as a strategy for protection from mobile phone emitting electromagnetic radiation hazards
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