Monday, September 23, 2019

Off-Grid Cooking: How To Smoke Fish

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by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:

Ready Nutrition Readers, over the years, we’ve talked at length on how fish are a great addition to your prepper food supply and taught you how to catch a fish without a hook, how to make a fishing spear, and even ways to use up every ounce of your catch. Now, we’re going to cover some fine points on the smoking of fish.

As we speak, I’m throwing some salmon steaks in to broil. Good eating! Firstly, you have some of your best protein in the form of seafood or freshwater fish. The meat is high protein, packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, and it supplies forms of essential nutrients that are very beneficial in strengthening your cognitive abilities and preventing things such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Vaccine court admits that the chickenpox vaccine permanently disabled a young boy

by Isabelle Z., Natural News:

While vaccine makers and the mainstream media continue to deny that vaccines can be harmful, the vaccine court in the United States is quietly awarding money to victims of vaccine injuries, and after a protracted legal battle, the Department of Health and Human Services has even admitted the chickenpox vaccine caused one boy’s paralysis.

The United States Court of Federal Claims Vaccine Court heard the case of a 13-year-old boy known as “RD” whose life was changed irrevocably after a “well-child visit” at which his doctor said he needed the chickenpox (varicella) and hepatitis A vaccines. Although his mother insisted to doctors that the boy had already been given the chickenpox vaccine dose required, they gave him a second dose nevertheless.

Adjusting to a diet fit for a post-collapse world

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by Isabelle Z., Natural News:

You might have amassed a nice stockpile to get you through a disaster and brushed up on your survival skills, but is your body ready to survive in a post-collapse world?

J.L. Augusta of SurvivalBlog.com believes that a ketogenic diet is a great choice for such a scenario. However, with 75 to 80 percent of your caloric needs coming from fat sources with this way of eating, it can be a big change to foist on the body all of a sudden. That’s why it can be a good idea to go ahead and start transitioning now so you won’t be taxing your body with such a big change right when you need to be on your toes the most.

How Sesame Seeds Could Save Your Life

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by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

We don’t think of sesame seed paste as a ‘life saver,’ but compelling research shows it is capable of reducing blood markers of cardiovascular disease risk by 39% within only six weeks.

Sadly, in the Western world, when the average Joe thinks of protecting himself from heart disease, aspirin and statin drugs are often as high on the list – if not higher – than exercise and eating better. Through decades of intense marketing and miseducation millions have been made to think of the #1 killer as an inevitable force; one against which we fling pills and various pharmaceutical potions to ‘minimize risk,’ never to strike to the core of the problem and resolve it permanently.

Eating almonds found to accelerate the body’s mechanism for eliminating high cholesterol

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by Rhonda Johansson, Natural News:

Balancing cholesterol levels may be as easy as eating a third of a cup of almonds each day. A new study published in Journal of Nutrition confirmed the potent effect the nut had on body cholesterol levels. It was found the almonds worked in two ways: the first is enhancing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol — otherwise known as “good” cholesterol — and improving the mechanism in which the body removes low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which has been proven to increase the risk of cardiovascular disorders.

Researchers from the Penn State compared HDL levels among participants who ate 43 grams (that’s roughly 1/3 cup) of almonds with those who ate a banana muffin instead. Those on the almond diet had improved HDL levels and cholesterol functionality. Authors say that this new study builds on existing research that shows the cholesterol-lowering effects of almonds.

Penny Kris-Etherton, a professor of nutrition at the school and one of the authors of the study, said on Science Daily, “there’s a lot of research out there that shows a diet that includes almonds lowers low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. But not as much was known about how almonds affect HDL cholesterol, which is considered good cholesterol and helps lower your risk of heart disease.”

One of the more intriguing results of the study is that almonds somehow improved HDL function. This meant that compounds in almonds helped the HDL to gather cholesterol from cells and tissues and deposit them in the liver to be broken down.

For the purposes of the study, 48 men and women were placed in a controlled-feeding review. All of the participants were reported to have elevated LDL levels. Over the course of two six-week diet periods, participants had an identical diet except for the daily snack. For one six-week period, participants were given 43 grams of almonds a day. During the control period, they were given a banana muffin instead.

Each six-week diet period was concluded with a cholesterol measurement. Researchers compared the end number with the participant’s baseline taken at the beginning of the study.

They found that the almond diet improved HDL function by 6.4 percent, and increased the size of HDL particles by 19 percent.

“We were able to show that there were more larger [sic] particles in response to consuming the almonds compared to not consuming almonds,” Kris-Etherton noted. “That would translate to the smaller particles doing what they’re suppose to be doing. They’re going to tissues and pulling out cholesterol, getting bigger, and taking that cholesterol to the liver for removal from the body.” (Related: Almonds can save your heart and reduce obesity.)

This, in turn, significantly reduced the overall risk of cardiovascular disease.

The team did note that almonds are not enough to eliminate the potential for heart illness, but can be a healthy and smart snack. Almonds are also a good source of other nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin E and soluble fiber. These have an added benefit of maintaining a healthy heart.

Heart disease in America

  • There are an estimated 84 million people in America who are diagnosed with some form of cardiovascular disease.
  • Heart conditions account for around 2,200 deaths a day. This translates to an average of a death every 40 seconds.
  • Medical professionals believe that one in every three deaths in our country result from a cardiovascular disease.
  • Supposedly, the direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular disease is about $315 billion. This number is estimated to be increasing every year.
  • About one third of all cardiovascular disease deaths occur before the age of 75.

Read More @ NaturalNews.com

NRDC and American Tribal Groups’ Update on Cell Tower Lawsuits, The FCC, and Why You Should Care About 5G

by BN Frank, Activist Post:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public by regulating the Telecom Industry.  Instead they have a long history of protecting the telecom industry at the public’s expense (see 12).  This has become way scarier due to the “Race for 5G” which involves installing hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) of small cells in front of homes and everywhere else.

The Telecom Industry gave congressional testimony in February that they have no scientific evidence that exposure to 5G is safe.  That hasn’t deterred the FCC or various elected officialswho are still promoting widespread installation.  The FCC is also allowing companies to send satellites into space to blast 5G from there AND trying to loosen regulations so homeowners can be paid to put antennas on their roofs.

Spending time outdoors reduces the risk of 6 different ailments

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by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits — according to new research from the University of East Anglia. ‘The health benefits of the great outdoors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of green space exposure and health outcomes’ is published in the journal Environmental Research.

“Nature is fuel for the soul,” says Richard Ryan, lead author and a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. “Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energized is to connect with nature,” he says.

How Much Glyphosate is Really in Your Beer?

from Humans Are Free:

According to media reports, beer products are heavily saturated with glyphosate, a toxic, cancer-causing weed killer chemical. But is the media really telling the truth?

To find out, we tested 26 popular beers in our mass spec laboratory, using LC-MS-MS instrumentation that’s sensitive below 1 ppb. The findings may surprise you, because they contradict what the media is dishonestly reporting about glyphosate in beer. (See full chart of results and video below…)

How to Harvest St. John’s Wort for Medicinal Tinctures

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by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:

ReadyNutriton Gals, this article is primarily for you, although Guys may be able to take a good amount from it as well.  Some of this information is specifically tailored toward women; however, parts of it are useful to consider for men and other family members, such as children and the elderly.  St. John’s Wort is an herb that many of you are familiar with and that I have written about in the past.  I’m focusing on it here, as it is really the season of the harvest for it and you should put it to good use.

The Powerful Medicinal Effects of St. John’s Wort

St. John’s is in bloom, now, and vigorously.  The dried, above-ground parts are the ones that are used.  The flowers and fresh buds are the best parts for medicinal use.  It is a perennial plant and grows throughout most of the U.S.  Keep in mind that in some states, such as Montana, it is considered a “noxious weed,” and there is a monetary fine if you grow it/cultivate it even on your own property.

St. John’s is a wound-healer with antimicrobial effects, the latter against organisms such as Staphylococcus aureus.  St. John’s is also one of the herbs that are highly effective in combatting hemorrhagic flu viruses, such as Bird Flu (Avian Flu) and Ebola virus.  It relieves a host of different symptoms and problems that women may find useful. It also aids in dulling nerve pain and pain caused by arthritis.

Depression and anxiety, so common during menopause have been found to be reduced with the use of St. John’s Wort.  It also reduces the symptoms found with PMS(Premenstrual Syndrome) in a study performed with the administration of just one 300 mg (milligram) tablet per day with standardized 900 mcg (micrograms) of Hypericum, the chemical lending its name to the scientific name for St. John’s Wort, or Hypericumperforatum.  The herb has anti-inflammatory effects as well as being useful as a sleep aid.

When used topically, as in an essential oil, it assists in minimizing muscular pain and swelling, helps to heal minor burns, bruising and is great in treating wounds that have punctures in the skin.

How to Make a Tincture of St. John’s Wort

I have long since recommended it in your “kit” as an antimicrobial and an anti-influenza aid.  The best thing to do is tincture it. Harvest St. John’s Wort when flowers are first opening. This is when they are at the medicinal prime. Keep in mind that it is best to cut off any old blooms when making a tincture because of alkaloids in the spent blooms.

Use a solution of at least 52{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} ethyl alcohol.  Grain alcohol is the best for this.

St. John’s Wort Tincture

  1. After removing the flower heads and buds (use latex gloves, or your hands and fingertips will be dyed crimson), chop them up finely and place them in a jar.  Cut plant from the top of the plant to the midsection and fill your water-alcohol solution up to cover the chopped-up flowers. Use 1 part herb to 2 parts menstruum (alcohol).
  2. Shake this vigorously 100 times, two times per day, and store it in a dark place.  Do this for two weeks.
  3. When the time has elapsed, strain out the liquid from your chopped-up plants: it will yield a beautiful tincture that is blood-crimson in color.
  4. Store in a brown bottle and label it.

You will have to determine the concentration from the strength of the mixture, and the volume you accrue.  Generally, your mixture will result in about a 250-350 mg/ml dosage of St. John’s for your tincture.

To use St. John’s Wort internally, add 1 dropper full of tincture with 4 ounces of water for up to three times a day.

You can also make an essential oil with St. John’s Wort. Simply add fresh cut St. John’s Wort to a paper bag and allow to wilt for 24 hours. Then, chop the herb as discussed above and add to a jar filled with 2 ounces of olive oil. Submerge the herb into the oil using a spoon. Allow mixture to sit for two weeks and strain plant material oil of oil. Note: Do not squeeze out the oils as this could add moisture to the essential and could diminish the shelf life of the oil.

Now is the time of the year that it is heavily in flower, and ripe to harvest.  You can also hang it in bunches and dry it out, but tincturing is the most effective method.  Remember to consult with your happy, friendly, family physician prior to using any information in this article, or the one I penned previously.  Happy gathering, and enjoy the summer sun and a harvest of St. John’s in the great outdoors!  

Read More @ ReadyNutrition.com

Curcumin reduces the effects of a high-fat diet

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by Michelle Simmons, Natural News:

Diets high in fat are known as major contributors to many health diseases, such as heart disease, and cancer. Researchers at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in India discovered that taking curcumin supplements minimizes the damage caused by a high-fat diet.

In their study, the researchers looked at the beneficial effects of curcumin on inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance in high-fat-fed rats. They examined two groups of rats: one group fed with a high-fat diet only and another group given a high-fat diet with 200 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) body weight of curcumin every day for 10 weeks.

Many OTC drugs are linked to an increased risk of hearing loss

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by RJ Jhonson, Natural News:

Among the side effects caused by prescription medications, only the severe ones seem to grab the public’s attention. Relatively milder adverse outcomes, such as ototoxicity, are usually ignored, no matter how common they may be. As a result, there is a considerable chance that your medicine cabinet currently contains a drug that can permanently and irreversibly damage your sense of hearing.

What’s worrisome is that the drugs noted for being ototoxic – toxic to your ears – include those that are easily obtainable. Common over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acitaminophen (Tylenol) are two of the drugs on the list – when used two or more times in a single week, they can increase your risk of suffering from hearing loss.

Turmeric is an ideal drug alternative for treating Type 2 diabetes – research journal

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by Isabelle Z., Natural News:

If you’re diabetic, you’ve probably had it hammered into your head already that you need to eat a low-glycemic diet and exercise regularly, but there is one very powerful tool that can help you in this fight that doesn’t get nearly as much attention: turmeric.

This root, which comes from the same plant family as ginger, is actually one of the most thoroughly researched anti-diabetic plants, and a new review in the International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism adds to the growing body of evidence that its active polyphenol curcumin can make a huge difference in managing and even preventing the illness.

NOW INSURANCE COMPANY PLANS TO OWN DOCTORS

from WND:

A team advocating better health care for Americans is warning that trouble looms because insurance operations now are buying doctors.

“What happens when a health plan purchases, runs or otherwise engages in the everyday operations of a hospital or clinic?” asks the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, CCHF.

The organization, which fights for patients’ privacy rights and the independence of physicians, is citing a plan in Minnesota that poses “a troubling conflict of interest between patients and doctors.”