Health, Wellness and Survival Medicine

Healing Herbs: What You Need to Know About Mint

Mint is a prolific garden herb with many useful healing qualities. Learn to grow, harvest, preserve and use various types of mint for wellness purposes. This is the second in-depth article in the series on healing herbs you can grow yourself. The post Healing Herbs: What You Need to Know About Mint by Gaye Levy…

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How to Prepare for A Pandemic

The best time to prepare for a pandemic is when a serious disruptive event of the pandemic-type is not on the immediate horizon. That said, a pandemic can occur at any time. It is this unknown aspect of pandemics that make them a potential reality we must prepare for. Learn about the skills, strategies, and…

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Prepper’s Guide to Dental Equipment and Dental Exams

Dental equipment and dental exams are not often written about within the context of long-term survival. This is surprising because our mouths are a portal into our body. Oral bacteria and decay can quickly move throughout our system using saliva as a carrier. The result is sickness and a compromised immune system. In this article…

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Healing Herbs: What You Need to Know About Comfrey

What is Comfrey? How do you grow it? What is it used for? Comfrey is a healing herb that grows almost everywhere. Learn about planting, growing, and harvesting comfrey, along with instructions for making a poultice, infusion and more. The post Healing Herbs: What You Need to Know About Comfrey by Gaye Levy first appeared…

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Diffusers and You: What You Need to Know

Using a diffuser to dispense the healing qualities of essential oils is one of the easiest ways to become accustomed to their use. Say, for example, someone in your home is sick with a cold or flu. Adding 5 or 6 drops of an anti-microbial essential oil to a diffuser will allow the healing qualities…

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10 Top Myths About Preventing a Cold

Like the game of party line we played as kids, myths about colds and other short-term illnesses prevail. The reality is that the common cold is caused by a virus that is passed from person to person. They can occur anytime during the year and not just during what is commonly referred to as the…

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How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion

A sinus infection is miserable. Technically called sinusitis, this is a common ailment that first appears to be symptomatic of a common cold but in reality, is the result of swollen and inflamed nasal cavities. It is often caused by a virus which means treating with antibiotics is useless. That is just one reason why…

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What You Need to Know About Colds, Flu and Respiratory Infections

How much do you really know about the treatment of colds and flu? Even in normal times, it is easy to be confused by viral versus bacterial infections, and sorting out which is which when we get sick. This gets further compounded following a disruptive event when physicians and pharmacies are not available to assist…

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8 Essential Oils For Your First Aid Kit

As much as I like to try new things when it comes essential oils, I tend to go back to the same oils, day in and day out. This is surprising since my EO drawer is overflowing with over fifty different oils. I consider this good news since, as a prepper, there is only so…

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