Health, Wellness and Survival Medicine

What Every Prepper Needs to Know About Hypothermia

What Every Prepper Needs to Know About Hypothermia

Unless you live in the tropics, winter is likely to bring uncertain weather, including bone-chilling temperatures, severe winds, freezing rain and significant snowfall.  Needless to say, such conditions are not…

Surgical Masks for the Survival Kit

Surgical Masks for the Survival Kit

Today I want to focus on an item that people rarely think about unless they are surrounded by sickness, disease or a pandemic situation.  I am referring to the common…

The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival

The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival

This article has been shared over 44,000 times and with good reason. Tea tree oil (also know as Melaleuca Oil) has many amazing properties for health and wellness. Here are 80 amazing uses that will convince you to keep some in your survival kit.

The Case Against Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

The Case Against Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

Sometimes I am all ears. And now, with the cold and flu season upon us, what I am hearing is that folks around town are asking their doctors for a “just in case” prescription for antibiotics. And my knee jerk reaction is: Just in Case of What?

It seems to me that these days, the slightest sniffle sends parents, their kids, and even knowledgeable adults to the nearest clinic to pick up a dose of these once-upon-a-time miracle drugs. And clearly, antibiotic drugs can save lives. But something quite deadly has happened along the highway to miracles: Antibiotic Resistance.

Today I offer a basic, layman’s primer on antibiotic resistance. No preaching, no panic, just some general, information to make you think and to make you evaluate your own actions the next time you get a sniffle.

How does it happen?

Antibiotics normally work by killing germs such as bacteria. Or, if they do not kill the bacteria, they severely retard the bacteria from growing. They are also used as an effective medicine to fight or prevent infections caused by certain parasites and some types of fungus.

But sometimes things go wrong and not all of these bad boys are not stopped or killed. Alas, sometimes the strongest ones are left to grow and spread.