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A Healthy New Year!

Healthy Food

Losing weight is by far, the most popular New Year’s resolution. Making your food at home is another. By January 1st, a lot of people start fad diets only to give it all up by mid January and throw in the towel. Old habits are picked back up like dirty clothes off the floor. Disappointment and discouragement set up residence in your head like a migraine. Why does this happen? It’s interesting but cooking and having a great business runs on the same principles. Hang in there with me for a moment and let’s see if I can’t cook up ...

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Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine

Raw Food

by Kaylee Cook For those who have not yet crossed over to the underdone side of the holistic lifestyle, embarking into the uncooked new-world of the Raw Food Movement can be a daunting and confusing leap. The transformation can be quite an emotional process, but when the time comes to put away those fabulous Paula Dean frying pans and kiss goodbye to the ever-so convenient microwave, you’ll realize it’s not so tough. Be strong; this is a positive break-up. You are about to take a walk into a lush wonderland, abundant with delicious organic raw foods which will improve your overall ...

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Respiratory Infections: Colds vs. Flus

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by Joe Alton, M.D. aka Dr. Bones Even with today’s modern medical technology, most of us can’t avoid the occasional  respiratory infection.  Without strict adherence to sanitary protocol, it would be very easy in a collapse situation for your entire community to come down with colds, sinusitis, influenza or even pneumonia.  Common colds may be caused by any of 200 different viruses, but the most likely culprit is a type of Rhinovirus (no, you can’t catch it from Rhinos).  Influenza comes from viruses in the Influenza A, B, and C categories. The societal risk of influenza is significant, mostly from Influenza A ...

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Survival Basics: Hand Sanitation For Good Hygiene

Dirty Hands

A lot of information has been written about the need to have water for survival.  And luckily, most people have gotten the message and either store extra water in barrels, have cases or jugs of bottled water, or have a source of fresh water than can be purified with chemicals or bleach. Not mentioned, though, is the need to have water to use for washing your hands.  Soap and water is the tried and true way to get rid of the germs lurking in our environment.  But what if water is scarce with not a drop to spare?  The good ...

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Honey: A Super Survival Food

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If you want a great food to keep for any crisis situation, consider honey. Honey is a super food.  It’s natural, it’s for the most part unprocessed, and can provide you hours and hours of energy for long hauls. Honey has many different qualities that can help improve your life.  Remember when your parents or grandparents would have you drink lemon and honey to cure a sore throat or a cough?  That wasn’t a bad idea… Honey can sooth sores with it’s natural abilities… and if it’s locally harvested, it has been shown to rid you of certain plant allergies. ...

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