Survival Medicine Podcast: Chamomile, IV Basics, Rehydration Alternatives

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Today Nurse Amy and Dr. Bones talk about the health benefits of chamomile.  Yes, a regular MD and nurse practitioner touting the benefits of herbal tea, how about that?  Hey, in times of trouble, you gotta use all the tools in the woodshed! Plus, a thorough discussion on the basics of IV therapy, with emphasis on essentials and practical tips to get fluids into a dehydrated patient. Learn how to recognize signs of dehydration and an ancient, but useful off the grid, method of rehydrating an unconscious patient: rectal rehydration. Yes, that’s a thing…

All this and more in the latest episode of the Survival Medicine Podcast with Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton NP!

To listen in, click below:

Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe and Amy Alton

Amy and Joe Alton

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