Monday, October 14, 2019

Elderberries are a great natural remedy for the flu

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by Zoey Sky, Natural News:

While getting the flu today doesn’t seem that threatening, especially if you can just head to the store for some medicine, if SHTF it can be more difficult to get drugs or immediate medical treatment.

However, preppers won’t have that problem because there are various herbal plants that have medicinal properties, such as the versatile elderberry.

When you have the flu, it’s up to your immune system to protect you from the virus. You can keep your immune system strong by eating a healthy diet.

Roundup Herbicide: A Kidney-Killer?

by Sayer Ji, The Sleuth Journal:

An observational study confirms the hypothesis that Roundup herbicide (glyphosate) is behind the mysterious global epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has taken thousands of lives.

Back in early 2014, in an article titled “Roundup Weedkiller Linked To Global Epidemic of Fatal Kidney Disease,” we first reported on a paper proposing a causal link between exposure to the world’s most popular herbicide (glyphosate) and a mysterious and deadly kidney disorder afflicting agriculture intensive areas in Sri Lanka.

The paper would eventually garner such widespread attention that it compelled the Sri Lankan government to order a ban on Roundup in March of 2014, but it has since been reported that it is still being made widely available for purchase.

Ebola Outbreak: Vital Resources You Need to Stay Ahead of This Deadly Virus

by Joshua Krause, Ready Nutrition:

As you have undoubtedly seen in the news, there is a fresh outbreak of the disease Ebola in Africa and in the past, there have been fears that the deadly virus is mutating. One of the main differences with this particular outbreak is that the WHO (World Health Organization) and experts from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) in Atlanta have agreed that the virus has reached urban areas. This makes the already highly transmissible Ebola potentially more deadly and may escape the country via air travel and train.

Adults with heart problems can avoid being hospitalized if they walk at a faster pace

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by Zoey Sky, Natural News:

According to a study, your walking speed is linked to more than your stamina.

The results of a study have determined that patients with cardiovascular disease who walked faster are hospitalized less. The three-year study, which was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, involved 1,078 participants with hypertension– at least 85 percent of the individuals were also diagnosed with coronary heart disease while about 15 percent also had valve disease.

Here’s How This Ebola Outbreak Could Potentially Reach the US

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

A new Ebola outbreak is on the radar in the Congo and just over a week ago had reached a city of more than a million people. Well, things likely got a whole lot worse over the weekend when family members of 3 infectious patients with confirmed cases of Ebola broke them out of quarantine and took them to a prayer meeting with at least 50 people. That may seem like it’s a long way from the US but read on.

People at the prayer meeting were definitely exposed, as two of the patients were in the most infectious stages of the disease, with vomiting and diarrhea.

Two of the three escapees are dead and the third was returned to the quarantine center.

Colloidal Silver vs. Ionic Silver And Why It Matters

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by Sara Tipton, Ready Nutrition:

Colloidal silver is often confused with ionic silver, and although both are very similar, their differences should be noted especially when considering whether or not colloidal silver is a supplement that’s right for you or your family. Many products claiming to be colloidal silver or angstrom size silver particle colloids are in fact mostly ionic silver solutions.

This article will help you to understand the differences and labeling so that informed decisions can be made about colloidal silver. Most don’t know that ionic silver is also often sold as colloidal silver, however, the differences between the two should be noted and for very important reasons.

FOOD FORESTS COULD BRING HEALTHY ORGANIC FOOD TO EVERYONE: FOR FREE

by Andrew Martin, Collective Evolution:

Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture. It is a form of low-maintenance plant-based food production which replicates natural ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, running vines and perennial vegetables. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the food forest system.

Unlike much of the modern industrial agricultural system which relies heavily of inputs such as fossil fuels and artificial herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, a food forest once established is self-regulating and highly abundant in yield.

5 Lifestyle habits to follow to add more than 10 years to your life

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by Carol Anderson, Natural News:

Due to our unhealthy habits, our life expectancy rate has been cut short to just around 79.3 years. Yet in our constant quest to find ways to live a little bit longer through artificial means, a surprising (or perhaps not) strategy can be found in simple but powerful lifestyle changes.

For years, researchers have been conducting a comprehensive analysis on the differences a person’s lifestyle has on his or her life expectancy. Data gathered for 34 years from 78,865 women and 27 years of data from 44,354 men were studied by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers in which they checked the beneficial effects of maintaining these five healthy habits: not smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting enough physical activity daily, maintaining a low body mass index, and drinking alcohol in moderation.

Check Your Stockpile: 228,614 pounds of SPAM Recalled

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Preppers and Spam go together like peas and carrots, right? Well, for some preppers, anyway. And if you’re one of them, you need to go check your stockpile right now.

Hormel has recalled 228,614 pounds of the canned lunchmeat loaf because it may be contaminated with metal fragments. There have been complaints of minor oral injuries, but nothing more serious at this time.

The Spam in question was produced in February, so be sure to check your stockpile if you have purchased any of the items this year. The products were shipped throughout the US and Guam, and are thought to be more concentrated in the midwestern states. Hawaii, you’re all good. None of the contaminated containers were shipped to the 50th state.

10 Expert Tips To Help You Create Your Dream Garden

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by Tess Pennington, Ready Nutrition:

A gardenless yard is a blank canvas, in my eyes. We all have an idea of what the perfect garden should look like. Some envision a perennial garden filled with roses, for some, it may be an edible garden, and others, a container garden for the patio filled with lovely flowers.

To help you make your dream garden a reality, there are some tips and tricks that master gardeners have shared to help your garden grow. To begin, one of the most important tips is to understand how much sunlight your garden area will receive. Some plants prefer light shade, and some prefer full sun; and, depending on the season the sun can move to another area of the yard. As well, every gardener should have a garden plan. Know where you want the plants to be planted before they go into the ground. For example, if plants are vining varieties, make sure you have given them plenty of room so they do not overtake parts of the garden where other plants are growing.

4 Powerful healing properties of manuka honey (and why you should stock up on it now)

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by Michelle Simmons, Natural News:

Manuka honey continues to gain popularity today because of its amazing healing properties. Produced almost exclusively from New Zealand by bees that pollinate flowers of the mānuka plant, manuka honey contains powerful natural antibacterial properties.

Although most honey contains various amounts of methylglyoxal, an organic antibacterial compound, manuka honey has more of this compound because of the makeup of the mānuka plant. Therefore, it contains more potent antibacterial properties. As soon as it was discovered in the 1980s, researchers came up with a standardized system called Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) to measure the medicinal strength of each batch of honey. Those with UMF ratings of 10+ and higher are considered the most beneficial ones.

Precedent Set: State Supreme Court Rules Police Can’t Arrest Students for Using Medical Pot on Campus

by Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project:

One state has ruled that college students who are medical cannabis users can no longer be labeled as felons by the state if they are caught with their medicine on campus.

The Arizona State Supreme Court ruled this week that college students who are medical marijuana users will no longer have to live in fear of being arrested and labeled as felony drug users if they are caught on campus with their medicine. The ruling also has national implications in states where cannabis is legal for medicinal use but possession on campus is not.

The fight for justice in Arizona was led by Arizona State University (ASU) student Andre Maestas. His dorm room was raided in March 2015, and .6 grams of cannabis and paraphernalia were found. Despite having an MMJ card, Maestas was charged with felony possession of marijuana.

Best diet to heal cancer? Try the Budwig Diet, the meal plan that has been proven to work for more than 50 years

by Vicki Batts, Natural News:

The Budwig diet has been around for more than 50 years — and it may be the best anti-cancer diet you’ve never heard of before. Developed by the late Dr. Johanna Budwig, an esteemed chemist from Germany and a 7-time Nobel prize nominee, the diet centers on two key health-boosting foods. Is that all it takes to cure cancer? According to Dr. Budwig’s protocol, it really can be that simple.

Dr. Budwig had a wide area of expertise; in addition to being a chemist, she also was a physicist, blood specialist, nutritionist and a leading cancer researcher. In the 1950’s, she reportedly worked for the German government, as an expert on nutrition and pharmaceuticals.

Could Baking Soda Be Used to Treat Autoimmune Disease? Study Suggests it is Possible

by Lisa Egan , Ready Nutrition:

It’s a household item that is commonly used in baking and for cleaning and deodorizing.
Odds are, you have a box sitting in your pantry or refrigerator right now.

This inexpensive, versatile, and safe product can be used for so many things, including brushing your teeth, treating insect bites and stings, soothing sunburn, as an underarm deodorant, cleaning wounds and preventing infections, and heartburn relief.

Now, yet another possible purpose for baking soda has been discovered, and it is quite incredible.

Scientists have found evidence that a daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.