Friday, December 14, 2018

Skip Meals To Live Longer And Lose Weight


by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

Three square meals a day used to be the definition of healthy eating.  But no more.  Research shows that skipping meals here and there turns on longevity genes and can lead to a longer and healthier life. 

A growing body of studies in animals have shown that drastically restricting calories or fasting extends lifespan and improves age-related diseases.  But it wasn’t clear whether people could achieve the same results.

After all, fasting on a long-term basis or restricting calories over a period of years would be a difficult lifestyle for most people to maintain.

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can slow down the process of aging


by Edsel Cook, Natural News:

Taking vitamin A is not just good for improving and maintaining your eyes. It brings a host of health benefits involving many other important parts of the body. An article in Life Force Homeopathyeven dubbed it the “angel vitamin” because it can keep you looking and feeling young.

This underrated nutrient spurts the growth of new skin cells and repair any injuries. It works alongside calcium and vitamin D to form bones and teeth, and it also helps to keep those organs and structures strong.

3 Ways A Burglar Breaks In, 80 Percent Of The Time


by Ken Jorgustin, Modern Survival Blog:

You may be surprised to discover these top 3 methods that a burglar will use to break into a home. 80 percent of the time, entrance is gained through one of the following ways:



Most burglars break into a home right through the front door!

A surprising number of homes do not have a ‘deadbolt’ lock while relying only on the door-knob lock itself. Don’t make it easy for the burglar – get a deadbolt lock installed to compliment your door knob lock.

Remember too, locks can be ‘picked’. Look for ‘bump proof’ locks which I’ve written about in the past: ‘Key bumping’. I upgraded my door locks after I moved to this home. Every little bit helps…

Survival scavenging: 10 Items you can re-purpose when SHTF


by Mary Miller, Natural News:

In the event of a large-scale disaster, you may be forced to scavenge for survival. Some people might not agree with this, but in a matter of life and death, preppers should be able to do anything to survive. Survival scavenging isn’t just about taking whatever you want. It’s about finding useful things that you can re-purpose to suit your needs. If SHTF, scavenging for these 10 items could save your life. (h/t to

Baby carriages

If there are no infants around, baby carriages can no longer serve their intended purpose. It might come as a bleak thought to some, but baby carriages can be used to haul around heavy supplies.

Bypassing Surgery: Can Leafy Greens Repair Your Arteries? 7.7k Shares


by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

We all know that leafy green vegetables are good for us, but do you know why they’re so good?  There are plenty of reasons but, when it comes to heart health, the secret may be nitrates and chlorophyll.

In a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh propose that high levels of dietary nitrate might in part explain the vascular benefits of diets rich in leafy greens.

Common “Weeds” as Food and Medicine- Part 1, by M.C.


by Sarah Latimer, Survival Blog:

This is information about wild food. The editors of SurvivalBlog and the author make no claims as to the correctness, safety, or usability of the data. The information contained herein is intended to be an educational tool for gathering and using wild plants. All data is to be used at your own risk.]

If things go very wrong, such as in an EOTWAWKI or SHTF scenario, you may find yourself without access to doctors and hospitals and may have to take care of yourself and your family. Being the family physician or Dr. Mom/Dad, you might have to provide herbal help and comfort, and “medicine” grows just about everywhere, for free.

Print For Stressful Situation and Have a Good Field Guide

If you find this article to be potentially useful, print it and save it in a binder for later reference. I find that the biggest lie I tell myself is “I’ll remember”. I often don’t, so I’ve made a point of printing stuff I think I might need and forget in a stressful situation.

Can I take vitamins after the expiration date?


by Edsel Cook, Natural News:

Don’t believe the expiration dates on the bottles of your vitamins and supplements; many of these important products remain effective long after the date has passed.

As long as the product is stored in a cool, dry place, it will retain its effectiveness for many years, long past its expiration date. So you don’t need to throw it out immediately after the day it “expires.”

Mangoes are powerful natural antidepressants, scientists discover


by Ellaine Castillo, Natural News:

Mangoes (Mangifera indica), which are abundant in tropical countries, are famous for their sweet and juicy fruits but these aren’t the only good parts of the plant. Their bark is also useful because of the many health benefits that it provides. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Lagos in Nigeria showed that extracts from the bark of a mango tree significantly improves depression.

Depression is a condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness or grief. It has become increasingly prevalent over the years, now affecting affects more than 16.2 million Americans. People who suffer from this condition also experience low energy, loss of appetite, and disinterest in things that they used to enjoy. Moreover, depression also increases the risk of suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, obesity, and chronic pain. To improve the quality of life of depressed patients, they often take antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake intake inhibitors (SSRIs). However, these are usually associated with side effects, which include sleep problems, headaches, weight gain, and increased risk of suicide. Because of these, researchers continue to search for natural alternatives that are both effective and safe.

What Will YOU Be Like When the SHTF?


by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Did you ever wonder, deep down in that secret place where you question yourself, how you would behave in an all-out SHTF catastrophe? Would you take charge like some kind of superhero? Would you hide the entire time, terrified of being discovered? Would you actually be able to put into practice all the skills you’ve learned for all this time, just for that moment?

We can all guess how we’d respond, but until we’re in the situation, none of us actually knows what we’d be like when the SHTF. The one thing I learned from Selco’s newest compilation of stories is that there are many different ways to survive, and not all of them are noble or heroic. In horrific situations, people do what they must to live through it. Sometimes they do what they’ve wanted to do all along, and sometimes they accept their fate as the only alternative to death.

Sweet Off Grid Power Station – Newport Vessels Battery Box


from Reality Survival & Prepping:

Planned intermittent fasting can reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors


by Vicki Batts, Natural News:

Intermittent fasting is quickly becoming one of the most popular diet protocols around. While there are many different ways to fast, proponents of intermittent fasting (IF) say that this new method for eating helps support weight loss efforts and comes with an array of health benefits. A recently published study has further confirmed that IF can be very beneficial, particularly for people with type 2 diabetes.

In the United States, it’s estimated that roughly one-in-ten people has type 2 diabetes. Experts have posited that the condition costs the U.S. economy $245 billion annually. Current treatments, like bariatric surgery and medication, leave much to be desired. Surgery is inherently risky, and while medications for diabetes seem to help manage symptoms, they fail to stop disease progression over the long-term. Diabetes is considered a progressive disease and it is common for patients to be prescribed multiple different drugs, including insulin. But a preliminary study published in BMJ Case Reportshas shown that planned IF can so be effective in the management of diabetes, the condition can actually be reversed.

FORGET THE LISTS: Selco’s Guide to What You Should REALLY Store for Trade and Barter


by Selco, The Organic Prepper:

Editor’s NoteWe’ve all seen checklists all over the internet of “supplies to hoard” for when the SHTF, and things that the stores will run out of, and lists of items that you should store to set yourself up in a nice little black market post-apocalyptic business. But…a guy who’s actually been through SHTF has a completely different philosophy. Based on his experiences in the Balkan War, Selco doesn’t have much use for those lists. In this article, he sheds light on what you should REALLY store for trade and barter purposes. Be sure to join our discussion about this over in the forum! ~ Daisy