Ticks are in the news more and more it seems as this time of the year more people are spending time in the great outdoors. The news often involves Lyme disease, which is something to be avoided at all costs. Considering the short term health impact and long-term ramifications of Lyme disease, it is no wonder that many people purchase and use commercial products that are supposed to repel the disease carrying ticks. Many of us would prefer not to use the harsh chemicals that are … [Read more...] about DIY Tick Repellent Spray Avoids Harsh Chemicals
It is always really freaky to hear about and sometimes see what viruses and bacteria do to humans. I am talking about things like flesh-eating bacteria. I mean, really, how safe are you when you can contract something like that after just going for an innocent swim in your local lake?CNN reports on a drug-resistant fungus that they have called a "superbug". The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients. A … [Read more...] about Drug Resistant Superbug Found In 7 States
This may be one of the strangest posts I have ever made, but the subject matter was so interesting and surprising to me that I wanted to share it. Right off the bat, I want to say that I am not recommending the use of any drugs for any purpose and that you should always consult a physician.The Global Drug Survey does an annual survey across 50 countries with more than 100,000 people and medical experts. Their results show that psychedelic mushrooms and LSD are among the safest … [Read more...] about Study Says Psychedelics Are Safest Drugs
The supplements business is a multi-billion dollar industry and growing. More supplements are being marketed, people are preferring to go with natural cures, and the high cost of prescription medicines are just a few of the reasons supplements are so popular.But one thing many people do not know about supplements is that they are not regulated to the same extent as food or medicines. Business Insider shares the opinion of one Harvard doctor who raises the concerns of many in the … [Read more...] about Harvard Professor Says Taking Supplements May Be Dangerous
One quarter of deaths in Americans are from cancer according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Even though death rates from most forms of cancer have been falling for decades, it remains the second leading cause of death in the United States.Business Insider summarizes a CDC report that takes a look at reported cancer cases as well as death rates from cancer. The data is nicely summarized in color coded maps of the U.S., but the data is only current as of 2013.The CDC also … [Read more...] about Where Does Your State Rate For New Cancer Cases?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a somewhat secretive program called the Strategic National Stockpile. This stockpile holds medical supplies that the government may need in the event of some sort of biological, chemical, or nuclear attack.The stockpile consists of a number of warehouses, but where they are, how many there are, and what they contain are secret. A reporter at NPR was allowed access to one of the warehouses and shares information about why they are … [Read more...] about Secret Government Warehouses Critical To Health Emergency Response
You have heard many times that if you want the best deal, then cut out the middle man and go directly to the source. Never is that more true when talking about home remedies that come straight from nature herself.Modern medicine is often focused on pharmaceuticals and profit, but thankfully more and more doctors are recognizing the benefits of natural herbs. The natural medical resources below have been used for hundreds of years and can be effectively substituted to achieve amazing … [Read more...] about 8 Direct From Nature Medical Resources
It has been said that pretty much all of life is either seeking pleasure or avoiding pain. And of the two, avoiding pain is the stronger motivation for all of our actions.So, it is little wonder that there are so many "painkillers" in use today. That does not only include prescription medicines to relieve pain from sickness or injury, but also illegal drugs. Opiates, of all varieties, whether prescribed or not, have reached epidemic proportions as people try to relieve whatever … [Read more...] about A Backyard Weed That Is Strong As Morphine For Pain Relief?
The video below is titled "Surviving a Leech Attack", and I hope you never have to go through something like that yourself. But depending on where you live and where you bug out to when SHTF, you may have to contend with a leech bite or two. There are hundreds of different types of leeches. Not all of them bite or feed on blood. The ones that do secrete an anticoagulant enzyme that keeps the blood thin and flowing while they eat. The leech will eventually release and drop off once they … [Read more...] about Treating A Leech Bite Is Not Like Treating A Normal Wound
Ask a hundred preppers or survivalists about their list of essential items to stockpile, and you are liable to get 100 answers. However, everyone is going to have food, water, and prescription medications on their list.Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines should also be included according to Curtis over at Ask A Prepper. You may just take a look at what you currently have in your medicine cabinet, but check the list below for additional ideas.The list is not necessarily a must have for … [Read more...] about 20 Over-The-Counter Medicines to Stockpile