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Essential Oils As Medical Tools

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ESSENTIAL OILS Recently, I wrote an article about the use of herbal teas for their medicinal benefits. For the medic who is concerned about long-term survival scenarios, a hard reality is that stored pharmaceuticals will run out over time. This leaves them with only natural options, such as the plants that grow in their own backyard. These were used with skill by our ancestors, who had little else to treat sickness and injury. While teas are the simplest way to

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Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse Events

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NUCLEAR EMPS We live in the shadow of the sun, which gives us, well, shadows, but also bathes us in huge amounts of electromagnetic radiation. Luckily for us, the earth has a magnetic field as a shield against cosmic rays; thanks to it, the human race survives solar storms and other cosmic phenomena. The sun is a natural source of electromagnetic radiation, but there are un-natural sources as well. The proliferation of nuclear weapons has given us the potential for

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Herbal Teas as Medicinal Tools

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HERBAL TEAS In a long-term disaster setting where you are knocked off the grid, medical supplies expended and medicines dispensed over time may not be easily replaced. When confronted with dwindling access to the tools needed by the survival medic to keep people healthy, it becomes clear that knowledge of natural remedies is important. Every medic must determine whether they believe a long-term survival scenario is a possibility. If this is their concern, they must not only have a sizable

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Survival Medicine Hour: Acid Reflux, Colds vs Flus, Medical Barter Items, More

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Survival Medicine Hour #366 Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss a number of topics, including honey as a treatment for burns, how to tell colds vs. flus, medical barter items, acid reflux, using glues to close wounds, and much more! Honey, if raw and unprocessed, has antibacterial effect and may be useful to treat burns in situations where modern medical care is not a possibility. Do you have a cold or the

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Video: Influenza 2017

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Influenza On and Off The Grid Video In this video, Joe Alton MD discuss everything you need to know about influenza on and off the grid. Millions will visit their doctor for treatment, and some mostly elderly, very young, or infirm sufferers may not survive the illness. Dr. Alton tells you how to identify, treat, and prevent outbreaks of influenza in good times or bad, important knowledge to have to keep your family or survival group healthy this flu season.

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Survival Medicine Hour: Natural Burn Remedies, Ingrown Nails, Lone Wolves

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Survival Medicine Hour Podcast #365 Does the “lone wolf” have an advantage or disadvantage in situations where you’re knocked off the grid and long term survival is not a sure thing? Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP discuss the importance of community in tough times, even if it’s just an extended family. Plus, after discussing first and second degree burns last week, Dr. Alton, aka Dr. Bones, tackles third degree burns, a difficult challenge for the survival medic, as

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G.E.R.D. (Severe Acid Reflux) Off The Grid

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Acid Reflux Off The Grid In this high-stress world, you probably know someone who suffers from G.E.R.D. (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). “Gastro-“ refers to your stomach; “-esophageal” refers to the tube that runs from it to your throat. Acid “reflux” is essentially acid that escapes the stomach and can go all the way up to your throat. G.E.R.D. is a severe form of acid reflux that can ruin a person’s quality of life. Normally, an area called the “lower esophageal sphincter”

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Influenza On And Off The Grid

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Influenza On and Off The Grid Even with modern medical technology, few can avoid the occasional respiratory infection. Viral illnesses like colds and flus are common issues even for those who are in prime physical condition. Human illness involves the respiratory tract more commonly than any other organ system. Influenza is particularly contagious as germ-laden droplets are expelled during coughs and sneezes, entering the nose, mouth, or eyes of others. You can expect influenza viruses to hit your part of

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Survival Medicine Hour: Burns, Respiratory Infections, Herb Ban?

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Survival Medicine Hour Podcast #364 In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss how to recognize and treat different types of burns, from first to third degree and the percentages of body surface affected. Also, more information on respiratory infections, including sinusitis, laryngitis, and laryngotracheitis, also known as “Croup”. Also, the FDA tries again to ban the natural pain herb Kratom after public pressure forced it to retract its

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FDA Tries Again To Ban Natural Pain Herb

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FDA Tries Again To Ban Kratom Last year, I wrote about the Food and Drug Administration’s campaign to ban the Asian herb Kratom, a non-opiate option for those with chronic pain, anxiety, and drug dependency issues. As someone interested in medical strategies for disaster or remote settings, I was considering the herb as an option in circumstances when modern medicine isn’t available. The FDA, however, set a date for late 2016 to rule Kratom a Schedule I drug (the same

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