Saturday, June 6, 2020

Should you tell people you’re a prepper? Experts say keep your cards close to your chest

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by Isabelle Z., Natural News:

If you’re a prepper, you’re rightfully concerned about what could happen in the event of a disaster. You’ve been trying to consider all the eventualities and prepare for them, and perhaps you’ve even been telling friends and family about your efforts. You might have the best of intentions in wanting to help them, but this kind of openness could end up backfiring on you should the worst happen, according to experts.

Most preppers fall into one of three categories, according to Living Life in Rural Iowa. People in the first group take security very seriously and avoid discussing their plans with anyone. Even those who know them well might not have any idea that they’re so thoroughly prepared. Anyone who lives with them and is privy to their stockpiles and other preparations knows not to discuss it with anybody else.

Coriander shown to be a potential natural remedy for diabetes

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by Ellaine Castillo, Natural News:

A group of researchers conducted a systematic review that revealed the potential use of coriander (Coriandrum sativum) as a treatment for diabetes mellitus. This study, which was published in Herbal Medicine: Open Access, reviewed articles that were published about coriander treatment of diabetes mellitus in animal models.

  • Many studies are exploring the use of herbs, such as coriander, in treating diabetes mellitus since existing treatments cause unwanted side effects.

This refreshing smoothie is full of gut healing superfoods that can boost your digestion

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by Zoey Sky, Natural News:

Gut health is crucial for proper digestion. If you’re having digestive issues, try drinking a nutritious, gut-healing smoothie that contains superfoods like bananas, papaya, and pineapple. These fresh ingredients can also promote weight loss.

The recipe below is from Kimberly Snyder’s book “Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life.” Snyder is a nutritionist and the founder of Solluna and the #FeelGoodMovement. She is also a New York Times best-selling author.

Yet Another Trillion-Dollar Unfunded Liability: Too Many People In Hurricane Alley

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by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:

One of the big recent changes in American life is the ongoing mass-migration from the middle of the country to the coasts, especially those of the Southeastern and Gulf States. Florida and the Carolinas, along with Houston and surrounding Texas counties, have gained millions of new residents seeking to trade snow and monotony for sun and water. Coastal state governments have by-and-large encouraged this immigration and the resulting construction, paving, and deforestation because new residents pay taxes and developers contribute to political campaigns.

Gunsmith Training: Pistolsmithing- Week Three

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by R2, Survival Blog:

This week, I continued in the AGI gunsmithing course, focusing on pistolsmithing. I’m really enjoying the course, though it is considerably different that what I had expected.

Call From Gene Kelley
Interestingly enough, I received a call from Gene Kelley, the president of AGI, to talk about the past articles and where I was going with the article series. Gene is a really nice guy, though obviously a driven person. The conversation only lasted a few minutes, but it’s worth noting that I did not receive pressure from him to say nice things about the course.

The Hidden Danger of Grain Storage

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from Survival Blog:

Is there an unseen danger in food storage that could render you and your family with serious health conditions when the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) hits? I believe the answer to this important question is yes, and as I sincerely attempt to show you why, I ask that you read this article to its end and weigh it carefully.

Glyphosate– The Most Used Weed Killer in the World

Round Up, also known by its chemical name glyphosate, is the most used weed killer in the world. Its maker, Monsanto, claims that it is harmless. However, new research is coming out that it is far from harmless.

Before I start to explain the above statement, let me say that I am not a doctor or a professor or an authority on medicine. I have benefited from the work of Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT and Dr. Peter Osborne, expert in clinical nutrition, especially regarding gluten issues. They have researched for over a decade on the effects of glyphosate. I have been effected by gluten and glyphosate, and I know what it can and will do if you eat it. This article is written to inform and warn about the dangers of this poison.

 

Round Up Used on Almost Every Major Crop in U.S.

Most of you have seen Round Up sold as a weed killer for the yard at your local hardware store. This is far from its only application. Round Up, or glyphosate, is sprayed on almost every major crop in the U.S. and in most other countries, especially in Europe. This includes corn, wheat, soy, canola, sugar beets, alfalfa, tobacco, barley, and sorghum. This is why you can drive by field after field of pristine corn without one weed in the entire field. So far, this sounds all well and good, but the damage starts when you eat that food.

Monsanto created glyphosate to kill weeds. However, it kills every kind of plant including grains. This creates a problem because we know that glyphosate is sprayed on all major grains.

How did the Monsanto chemists fix this problem? They modified the grain’s genetic code so that glyphosate would not kill that particular strain of seed. In other words, they genetically modified the grain so that glyphosate would not kill the grain but everything else.

Glyphosate Used on a Lot of Grains to Increase Yield

The scientists could do this for a lot of grains, but they could not modify wheat. However, glyphosate is still sprayed on wheat but only at the end of the growing season. This is because all plants have a built in defense mechanism that makes the plant produce unusually large amounts of seed when its life is threatened. This defense mechanism is triggered when wheat is sprayed with glyphosate, causing the farmers to get more yield on their crop.

Crop Becomes a Genetically Modified Organism

The big problem is not that the crop, let us just say corn, is a genetically modified organism (GMO) but by being genetically modified, glyphosate is able to be sprayed on it without killing the corn. The corn still soaks up the glyphosate through the soil and on its leaves. Glyphosate is not expelled from the plant. So you end up with corn that has high concentrations of glyphosate in it. We then eat this corn in almost every food in one form or another. Just look at how many foods have high fructose corn syrup in them. Glyphosate is in every single grain, including wheat, and you eat it every day.

Effects on Digestive System

Now let us dive into your digestive system to see what is happening. After you have eaten food with glyphosate in it, nothing immediate happens. This is one of the reasons glyphosate was considered safe for so long. Its effects can only be seen after digesting it for long periods of time. After it enters your digestive tract, it binds with a certain organic molecule called gluten, which is found in all grains. This makes that part of the grain, gluten, indigestible, and can lead to diarrhea, nausea, and lightheadedness among a host of other possible symptoms.

Glyphosate– a Slow Poison

Glyphosate is a very, very slow acting poison. So, you may not be seeing any of the symptoms after you eat grains. It is affecting you but in very subtle ways. Farmers are now spraying more glyphosate on their crops than ever before, because weeds are beginning to become immune to it. This means that your body is dealing with more of this stuff (technical term) than previous years. This can cause the glyphosate to be “activated” in your body, but there are also “triggers” that can promote this “activation”, such as unusually prolonged amounts of stress, consistent lack of sleep, childbirth, surgery, changes in diet, and unusual amounts of exertion. These triggers push your body, which is already affected with increasing amounts of glyphosate, over the edge. It is a compounding effect, one thing on top of the other, until your body cannot take it anymore.

Encountering Triggers in Grid-Down Survival Scenario

You will more than likely encounter some of these triggers in a grid-down survival scenario. The reaction to glyphosate is different for everyone. Some people’s bodies can handle larger amounts of glyphosate than others.

So, let’s get back to your digestive system. In addition to making parts of grain indigestible, glyphosate also kills bacteria in your gut. These bacteria are good. They break down foods that you eat and make vitamins that your body needs. One of these bacterial strains is bifido bacteria. This bacteria breaks down substances, like gluten, but when this bacteria is killed by the glyphosate you no longer can digest gluten. These things may explain the sudden boom in new gluten and grain-free diets.

Deprived of Three Essential Amino Acides

Another effect of glyphosate is that it deprives you of three essential amino acids: tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylalanine. You get these amino acids in two ways: through your food and through good bacteria in your gut, which makes them. When glyphosate is sprayed on crops, it disrupts a critical chemical pathway in plants that produces these amino acids; thus, you cannot get these nutrients through the food that has been sprayed by glyphosate. Glyphosate also kills the bacteria that makes these amino acids, so you are left with a deficiency in these three essential amino acids.

Deficiency in these amino acids causes big problems. Tryptophan is used by the body to make serotonin, which takes part in controlling our emotions and digestive system. When you do not have enough of it, it can lead to depression, violent behavior, and obesity to name a few. Tyrosine is used in the making of thyroid hormones. A lack of this nutrient can lead to hypothyroidism and even Hashimoto’s disease, which is inflammation of the thyroid gland. This may lead to depression, fatigue, constipation, joint stiffness, weakness, hair loss, slow heart rate, swelling, and weight gain.

Disrupting Enzymes in Liver

Another indirect effect that glyphosate has on your body is disrupting enzymes in your liver. One group in particular that is disrupted by glyphosate is cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes. These enzymes have several functions. They detoxify your body. In other words, they take substances that are harmful to your body out of it. Secondly, they activate vitamin D that is stored in the liver. Vitamin D is essential for bone strength, regulating blood pressure, and a strong immune system. Thirdly, CYP enzymes break down and activate extra vitamin A in the liver. This extra vitamin A is called retinoic acid.

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Survival Uses for Pine Tree Resin You Haven’t Thought Of

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by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:

There are many uses for the resin that can be collected from pine trees. Just what is the resin and how does the pine tree use it? Well, it’s a substance that helps protect the tree from funguses and disease, as it is antimicrobial in nature. Resin (commonly referred to as “sap”) also enables the tree to hold in water and protect it in times of drought. It is used by the tree as a sort of natural “self-patching” kit to help it close a wound within it, such as a deep gouge in the bark.

People have been using resin for a long time. It can be used to make wood stain and varnish. Yeah, I know, that’s really exciting. So, let’s cut to the chase and list what it can do.

More Signs The Clock Is Ticking And Americans Only Have A Limited Window To Get Ready: Once The Food Crisis Hits, It Will Already Be Too Late To Prepare For The Erupting Chaos

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by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

Before getting into some of the more recent news about shortages here in the U.S., along with exclusive images that readers have sent since the last time we wrote about the ongoing and increasing number of locations showing signs of shortages of a variety of products, we’ll address a leaked document from the U.K to underscore what governments expect to happen when food shortages occur on massive scale.

Recently Sky News obtained a leaked government document showing what UK officials expect if a “no deal Brexit” occurs, which specifically mentions immediate food shortages and “consumer panic” among others things, which as any prepper will tell you is the main reason why people prepare for any type of disaster whether natural, weather related, terrorism, economic collapse, etc…, which is to avoid becoming one of those panic shoppers because once a run on the stores begin, chances are tens of thousands, if not more, will only find empty store shelves.

This Is Just The Beginning Of The Coronavirus Freakout As Stores Shelves Are Still Emptying Faster Than They Can Be Restocked – What Happens If They Can’t Be?

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

As will be seen by the latest images sent to ANP or put in our comment section by readers, the emptying of shelves in stores across the country is still going strong, with many of those establishments unable to restock as fast as items are flying off the shelves.

In the “still in stock” part one article we hunted items that either could be used as alternatives or substitutions for those that are difficult to obtain, and the actual items still in stock in a variety of different stores.

As we highlighted previously, even looking online to order,at places such as at Amazon, we are seeing an overwhelming amount of “currently unavailable” messages for things like emergency survival foods, paper products, hand sanitizers and cleaning supplies, just to name a few items.

SELCO: When Our SHTF Started, We Thought It Was Just a Temporary Disruption Too

by Selco Begovic, The Organic Prepper:

If you are not eating right now, take moment and watch a video of a monkey eating a gazelle. 

It feels very wrong for most people to look at this. This shows how much we are out of touch with nature. Most people want to eat meat but not kill it themselves for example. What happens to the gazelle is not good and not bad, it’s nature. It simply is. 

When you find yourself in a survival situation you get quickly in touch with nature again. And nature is cruel, and the concept of fairness does not exist. 

How to Survive Riots and Civil Unrest

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

As the world seems to be on fire in countries across the planet, the threat of civil unrest and riots certainly feels like it’s increasing. People are responding with rage to perceived injustices, and whether that rage is warranted or not isn’t the point of this article.

Often when I write about surviving events like mass shootings or riots, people scoff and say, “That was a false flag perpetrated by government operatives” or “Those people got paid by [insert evil billionaire here.]” The simple fact you must understand is that it doesn’t matter who started it, who paid for it, who instigated it, or who is taking part in it. If you find your city or town under siege by irate protesters, none of those things matter at the moment. These are things to be sorted out later.