Health, Wellness and Survival Medicine

DIY Miracle Healing Salve: Wild Plant Edition

A number of years back, I found Gaye’s recipe for an essential-oil based DIY Miracle Healing Salve that she found effective on everything from cuts and rashes to sore muscles and eczema. I made the recipe, and have been using it ever since as my go-to first aid salve, replacing Neosporin, Cortisone, aloe vera gel,.…

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Dealing with Dental Abscesses Off The Grid

Many readers of our Survival Medicine Handbook are surprised to find entire chapters devoted to the treatment of dental problems. Visitors to our store are likewise surprised to find dental supplies in some of our medical kits. Why is it so important for the survival medic to be “dentally” prepared as well as medically prepared?.…

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Health Benefits of Garlic: The Medicinal Use of Garlic

History of Garlic Garlic (Allium sativum) originated someplace in Central Asia and has since spread and diversified throughout the world. So what’s so special about garlic?  We all know about its distinctive odor, but did you know the long-proven history of the medicinal use of garlic make it one of the best natural medicines available?.…

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How to Survive Snake Bites – The Science of Antivenom

In the event of a venomous snake bite, antivenom, sometimes called antivenin, is the only treatment. While these miraculous drugs cannot reverse the damage that the venom has already caused you, they do stop the venom in its tracks. So, how exactly does it work? Of course, you’ll also want to know which snakes are.…

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Top 7 Best Essential Oils for Energy

Are you exhausted? Maybe you wake up in the morning a fog, turning to stimulants like coffee to boost your focus. Maybe you hit an afternoon slump at work, finding it harder and harder to push through your projects. Maybe you come home after work wanting nothing more than to collapse on the couch and.…

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Top 7 Best Essential Oils for Energy

Are you exhausted? Maybe you wake up in the morning a fog, turning to stimulants like coffee to boost your focus. Maybe you hit an afternoon slump at work, finding it harder and harder to push through your projects. Maybe you come home after work wanting nothing more than to collapse on the couch and.…

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How to Survive Snake Bites – The Science of Antivenom

In the event of a venomous snake bite, antivenom, sometimes called antivenin, is the only treatment. While these miraculous drugs cannot reverse the damage that the venom has already caused you, they do stop the venom in its tracks. So, how exactly does it work? Of course, you’ll also want to know which snakes are.…

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Health Benefits of Garlic: The Medicinal Use of Garlic

History of Garlic Garlic (Allium sativum) originated someplace in Central Asia and has since spread and diversified throughout the world. So what’s so special about garlic?  We all know about its distinctive odor, but did you know the long-proven history of the medicinal use of garlic make it one of the best natural medicines available?.…

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Traumatic Brain Injuries in Survival Settings

Injuries are part and parcel of a long-term survival scenario. Many realize that good boots, gloves, and even protective eyewear will prevent many of these injuries, but few will take action to protect against head injuries. Most head injuries cause superficial damage and are not life-threatening. Indeed, most amount to only a laceration of the.…

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Patient Advocacy For Good Times and Bad

Becoming medically prepared can be one of the most difficult aspects of prepping. First, there is the unpredictable nature of medical emergencies themselves. Then there is the prospect of inadequate medical training coupled with the lack of supplies and medicine. Even during normal times, doing the right thing medically can have dire consequences. Something you…

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