Sunday, February 23, 2020

Survival superfoods you need to stock up on now

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by Michelle Simmons, Natural News:

When it comes to prepping, it’s always best to prepare food items that will help you get through and keep you healthy for both small and large-scale crisis. Here are 10 survival superfoods you need to stock up on that are both inexpensive and easy to make: (h/t to BioPrepper.com)

  • Cauliflower bread: Cauliflower bread is one of the most important survival superfoods you’ll need. It has many variations and is highly adaptable. You only need to replace at least half of the flour you would normally use to make bread with cauliflower, then use other ingredients you’d like, such as those that you grow in your survival garden or find in nature.

How to grow herbs in a jar of water

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by Zoey Sky, Natural News:

Cooking with different herbs can enhance the flavor of any savory dish. If you use a lot of herbs when you’re cooking, then why not grow your own herbs in a water-filled jar?

Even if these herbs are grown in water, they’re just as flavorsome as those grown in a garden. This technique is useful if you live in a small apartment or if you just want to grow more herbs indoors.

The video below, which was uploaded on the official Natural News Brighteon channel, lists some popular herbs that can grow in a container filled with water.

Here’s a Look Inside the First Aid Kit of an Army Medic

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by Chuck Hudson, The Organic Prepper:

Note from Daisy: What’s in the “perfect” first aid kit? There are so many different kits out there all claiming to be there claiming to be the very best that it can get a little confusing. So I asked my good friend, Chuck Hudson, to share some lists with us. Chuck is a former Army Medic and Scout leader, and he loves to share his wisdom. Below you can find two very comprehensive lists to help you create your own “perfect kit.”

Me, I’m an old medic. I played with the Infantry for years. One thing my beloved grunts taught me was KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid.  I was also an old Scout Master. For the most part, Scouts do NOT have a lot of money. So today we are going to talk about simple specialized first aid kits.  My scouts each carried a basic personal first aid kit. No, it would not take care of a rifle round to the upper chest. But it would take care of 90% of the injuries that could KILL you in a poop has hit the fan situation.

Study proves that people who eat organic have 25% lower risk of cancer

by Isabelle Z., Natural News:

If you’ve ever doubted whether organic food is worth the higher price tag, a study that was recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine should put your concerns to rest. In the study, French researchers showed that people who consume organic food have a 25% lower risk of cancer.

The study, which was carried out under the guidance of epidemiologist Julia Baudry, looked at the diets of nearly 70,000 French adults with an average age in their mid-40s. The volunteers were divided into four categories according to how often they ate 16 organic products that included vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, prepared meals, condiments, dietary supplements, vegetable oils and other products.

How to Make a Whole WEEK of Dinners from One Chicken

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by Kristie Mae, The Organic Prepper:

Sometimes, whether for lack of funds or reallocating money for other things, the grocery budget gets drastically cut. When this happens it is always best to have a plan. This is a menu developed for lean weeks. It is based around one large chicken, whole grains, and produce. It is healthy, hearty, and will fill your tummies without draining your wallet.

This menu is meant to serve two adults and two children. If you have a larger family, or teenagers you might want to bulk it up a bit, buy extra grains and vegetables or even add a second chicken. This shopping list also assumes that you have some pantry basics such as soy sauce, cornstarch, flour, and spices. These are loose recipes to take advantage of whatever is on sale. Substitute what you already have or what is cheapest.

Taking multivitamins can reduce your risk of death from any illness by up to 70%

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by Isabelle Z., Natural News:

Some people believe that taking multivitamins doesn’t benefit their health in any way, and when you see the price tag on some vitamins, you might be hoping they are right. However, studies show that taking a multivitamin can indeed make a big difference, especially if it accompanies a healthy, active lifestyle. In some cases, it can reduce a person’s risk of death by up to 70 percent.

A study published in the Journal of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment explored multivitamin supplementation in 2,200 women who had been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer from 1997 to 2000. Researchers tracked the women’s use of multivitamins in the two years prior to their diagnosis as well as afterward.

How To Beat ‘Cabin Fever’ During The Winter With Vitamin D

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by Sara Tipton, Ready Nutrition:

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient and one that can be synthesized by our body when sunlight hits our skin. But during the winter when we are curled up by a warm fire sipping hot cocoa, it can be hard to get enough vitamin D to keep the body running in tip-top shape.

Vitamin D is a precursor hormone and has multiple roles in the human body. It helps to maintain the health of bones and teeth, support the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system. It also helps regulate insulin levels and aid in diabetes management. Vitamin D also supports lung function and cardiovascular health while influencing the expression of genes involved in cancer development.

Tips for basic home food preservation and canning

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by Zoey Sky, Natural News:

Have you noticed that the nutrition labels on your favorite fruits, vegetables, and other commercially preserved foods often contain sodium and different artificial preservatives? This is why home preserving, which a more natural way of storing food, is once again becoming popular.

Judy Price, who was recently featured on “Out Here,” Tractor Supply’s free quarterly lifestyle and how-to magazine, shared that using information and tools available today, you can successfully preserve almost any kind of food.

Government Research Confirms Measles Outbreaks Are Transmitted By The Vaccinated

from Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:Research reveals that a vaccinated individual not only can become infected with measles but can also spread it to others who are also vaccinated against it – disproving that multiple doses of MMR are 97 percent effective.
  • Reflect On:A lot of awareness has been created regarding the pharmaceutical industry and the harm their products are doing. Why, when it comes to vaccines, are we still hesitant to even look at the evidence?

One of the fundamental errors in thinking about measles vaccine effectiveness is that receipt of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine equates to bona fide immunity against measles virus. Indeed, it is commonly claimed by health organizations like the CDC that receiving two doses of the MMR vaccine is “97 percent effective in preventing measles,” despite a voluminous body of contradictory evidence from epidemiology and clinical experience.

The Medicinal Power Of Nettles

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by Sara Tipton, Ready Nutrition:

Deemed a useless plant by many, nettle is often avoided and weeded out of yards because it can be annoying and irritating.  But after being the subject of several studies, nettle has begun to prove its worth. While you may curse the plant for the temporary discomfort, stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is actually a beneficial perennial that treats several conditions.

History

Stinging nettle is a perennial flowering plant that has been used medicinally for ages, dating back as far as Ancient Greece. Today, it can be found all over the world, but its origins are in the colder regions of Europe and Asia.

City Size & Structure Can Influence Influenza Epidemics, Scientists Say

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by Sara Tipton, Ready Nutrition:

New research is suggesting that the size and structure of the city you live in has the possibility of influencing epidemics.  With flu season upon us, and everyone lining up to get the flu shot, researchers are saying an outbreak may be less in our control than we originally thought.

But just how does your city’s structure impact an epidemic?

Regardless of whether flu cases rise to a wintertime peak or plateau from fall to spring, new research suggests that the size of a city itself influences the contours of its flu season according to Science News.  Larger cities with higher levels of crowding were associated with a steady accumulation of influenza cases throughout a flu season. Smaller cities with less crowding tended to have a flu season with a more intense surge in winter, researchers report in the October 5 publication.