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How To Maneuver a Vehicle and Drive During Whiteout Conditions

Ready Nutrition - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 14:00

Whiteout conditions can be dangerous if not deadly. With cold weather around the corner, we’re going to cover some basic information on what you need to do when driving in these winter conditions.

For those of you who are unaware of what it is like driving in whiteout conditions, this is a good video that demonstrates just how dangerous it can be.

 The most basic rule to follow for your safety before we proceed:

If you do not think you can drive further, pull off to the safest available portion of the shoulder or off the road, hunker down, and wait out the storm. Make sure you have some emergency supplies to survive being stranded in your vehicle.

One of the best things about living in the area that I do is that open stretches of empty road are just that: hardly any traffic at all. This Whiteout caught a lot of people off guard, and they were forced into it to make it home from work (as it began about 4 pm and lasted a few hours). Whiteouts are caused when the snowfall’s effects are exacerbated and strengthened by a strong wind. It is not necessarily a “blizzard,” but the more snowfall the worse it will be when the winds pick up. You cannot see even half a vehicle length in front of you.

How To Drive in a Whiteout

These techniques mentioned here should be practiced before you employ them for real.  How do you practice? Find a road that does not have a lot of traffic that is close to your home and take one or two people with you. Take flashlights and attachments that make the flashlight a “colored cone,” preferably red as it stands out in the falling snow the best. Now practice the techniques that we will outline, with one person in the vehicle, and another one as a “control” person to help ensure success by guiding the vehicle from the outside.

Now, let’s begin. This technique can be very dangerous if you do not employ it correctly. For naysayers and law-and-order worshippers, keep in mind: there are such things as mitigating circumstances. If you’re suffering from some kind of injury with no telephone and it’s a life-or-death situation, forget about Officer (Un)Friendly and go for the win…. succeed in your travel.

One of the problems with Whiteouts is with the headlights themselves. The lights reflect off the snowflakes and blind the driver. High-beams are out. Low-beams can also be “out,” and now for the punch line: You can drive through a Whiteout in a controlled manner better without the headlights than with them.

I can see smirks and skeptics gathering the straw now, but before you burn me, hear me out. Try this under normal snowfall conditions. Try it in your neighborhood, or in your driveway…if you are away from the “city glow” at night. Turn off the headlights and look around. You see? You can see. There is enough ambient light in a snowfall to allow you to see…if you follow the key rule:

You must give your eyes time to adjust to the low levels of light.

This takes practice. In the Whiteout, you’ll be able to see the outline of things without the headlights to reflect back into your eyes. You’ll see the edges of the road, and the road in the distance…farther than with the headlights. I’m not talking about with NVG’s (Night Vision Goggles). I’m talking about killing your headlights, giving your eyes time to adjust to the darkness, and then setting out slowly, at a pace where you’re sure you can drive.

If you can’t do it, then pull over to the side of the road and wait for a friendly officer with a badge…or for the storm to stop…the second option sure to be more productive.

You will see oncoming traffic, and from a long way off. Then just pull over to the side of the road and put on your headlights until the opposing traffic passes. Also: cars ahead of you can be seen from their taillights and possibly from their headlights. It takes time to perfect and takes practice. When I was in the Service, there were a couple of really good platoon sergeants who used to take everyone out in HMMWV’s (referred to as “Humvees,”) and we would “drive blind,” that is to say with no night vision goggles or any light. In Germany, when you’re driving cross country and off the road, it’s even more difficult: but we learned.

Practice does make perfect, and one final time, it’s not for everyone. When you’re faced with a life-threatening situation, however, and you must drive…it’s best to have something such as this for a plan. Let’s hear about your experiences with it, as it’s an important topic.  JJ out!

 

 

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published October 14th, 2018

Best CBD Company Reviews Ideas

Prepared For That - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:11

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The Lost Secret of Best CBD Company Reviews

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How to Get Started with Best CBD Company Reviews?

When you contact the business, you can request certain dosages (10mg and 25mg) and they’ll discuss with you any concerns you might have. If a business is saying they have the ideal CBD oil in all Texas but nobody knows where to purchase CBD Oil in Houston from that brand, you ought to think twice before trusting them. There are several businesses which sell Full spectrum CBD MCT oil except to find the purest one is the thing that matters the most.

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Smart TV Singapore Sale – What Is It?

Prepared For That - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:39
Want to Know More About Smart TV Singapore Sale?

Picking a TV is no easy undertaking. Thus, a great deal of people don’t wish to shell out too much on a TV only to get it replaced in under a couple of years. Thus, when you obtain an LED TV, make certain you adjust its brightness.

The Ultimate Smart TV Singapore Sale Trick

Brands shopp in Singapore online opens a floodgate for shoppers from all around the world to hundreds of shopping portals with a number of the hottest designs you could possibly find anywhere. Finding a neighborhood small business online may sure entail some work, but it’s a worthwhile endeavor because it is going to provide you with additional business exposure and a better means of conducting business with your current and future customers. There are many reasons to receive a neighborhood small business online.

Continue on to page two to read about what things to look for when purchasing a TV! Still, it’s well worth considering how future-proof you would like your TV to be. The ideal way to determine if your TV is prepared for digital TV is to learn the year you got it. Intelligent TVs make sure that you stay linked to the social media sites right from the larger screen. They are the way to go for home entertainment because they help to connect your television to the internet and even your mobile devices.

In fact, having it that is too large can cause strain and fatigue on the viewer over long periods. A sensible TV has an app shop and demands an online connection.

If you’re watching LED TV for extended periods, it uses up lots of power in the house. Observing the internet launch, the TV will be produced available across TCL’s partner retail outlets across the nation. As usual, there are some things to think about when you’re purchasing a new TV. A brand-new top-of-the-line TV can offer such a wide selection of distinct technologies and features it can be difficult to understand what you’re searching for.

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Daily Digest 10/13 - Trapped By The "Walmart Of Heroin," Best Government Money Can Buy

Peak Prosperity - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 12:39
  • You might not be anonymous, thanks to genealogy databases
  • Could Donald Trump be the last world emperor?
  • Jim Rogers: Worst Crisis In My Lifetime
  • Best Government Money Can Buy
  • Watch Boston Dynamics' Humanoid Robot Do Parkour
  • After Soyuz Failure, Space Is Now Weirdly Inaccessible to Astronauts
  • Trapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’
  • Another NASA space telescope just went into safe mode
  • Ebola 2018 Update: Still Dicking Around With Dynamite
  • USDA Surprises with Crop Yield Cut
  • High CO2 levels cause plants to thicken their leaves, could worsen climate change effects 
  • #ICYMI: Climate change could destroy us all, but who cares?! 
  • Victims of Hurricane Michael voted for climate deniers

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The Whole Herb: The Most Important Principle of Herbal Medicine

Ready Nutrition - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 06:09

One of the problems with supplements overall is the tendency for pharmacological science (commonly referred to as “Conventional Medicine”) to attempt to isolate each and every chemical in the supplement. Conventional Medicine then bases a supplement’s efficacy on the individual chemicals and pronounces an “edict” as to its effectiveness. This “edict” is based on the results of testing with individual chemicals identified and either extracted from or duplicated (reproduced) in the lab. These actions violate one of the foremost principles of Herbalism and Naturopathic substances:

The whole herb or food is more effective than any of its parts administered individually or in combination.

What this means is that with all herbs (especially those identified as utilitarian for the human body), there are constituent parts that render the herb effective in one or more “departments,” such as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, and so forth. The constituent utilitarian part of that herb is in balance with all of the other constituent parts/component substances…for that particular plant. The plant is in balance. From a biological perspective and in medical terminology, the plant is maintaining homeostasis…the physiological balance of form and function…with the amounts of component chemicals and substances in it…that are balanced/counterbalanced by other substances.

Let’s take garlic (Allium sativum), for example. Allicin is the substance found in garlic that is productive as an antimicrobial and antibiotic when consumed by humans. That level of allicin in the garlic is also balanced by a host of other chemicals, such as sulfur, for example, in a proportion that maintains homeostasis for the herb. In other words, when you consume the herb, you take in the substance that will benefit you (the allicin) as well as other substances that can be beneficial to you and that also “buffer” the effects of the primary beneficial substance. Also, it is a fact that garlic loses part its efficacy when it is rendered into a capsule, tablet, or extract: the fresh, whole clove has the greatest/highest level of allicin content, just as it is crushed, cut, or chewed fresh.

In its natural state, the herb or food is in a form that readily promotes its consumption. This is the natural state of affairs in all of life (not to become either didactic or philosophical), and can readily be seen by observing nature as a whole. Pineapple has bromelain, a substance that readily promotes the production of HCl (Hydrochloric acid) in the human stomach. Pineapple for this very reason helps a person to digest meat. The Dole Corporation would jump up and down reading this. The bromelain is made more effective when taken not as an extract, but by eating the pineapple with its Vitamin C, its fiber, and the amount of water that is in it naturally.

Carrots are another good example. They have a large amount of Vitamin A. Guess what? Too much of anything is not a good thing. Those carrots have enough Vitamin A to sustain a person’s RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for it. It is also in a form that is not harmful to the person, either to their digestive tract or their system overall. Your food is just that: food, to be taken in to satisfy you both nutritionally and to provide you with satiety.

Supplements are great, and I’m a big believer in using them…especially the ones made by good firms that are not just out to squeeze a dollar out of the consumer. Take a look at the word supplement…it is just what it suggests: to supplement (or complement) your diet.  Supplements “round out” what is needed according to what you do in your daily activities. The more holistic and natural the supplement, the better it will be for you and the better it will enable you to perform.

“Garbage in, garbage out,” is an old saying that can be applied to almost anything in life. You cannot expect to be lean and fit if you slam down a half a bag of chocolate chip cookies each day, or hit the buffet at 3:00 pm and leave at 5:00 pm. You also cannot take the opposite route and just eat a “power” bar, pop some pills, throw down a shake, and still expect to perform.

Balance in all things in life will enable you to reach your goals. Regarding your supplements, they will make up for the shortcomings of your Happy Factory Farm-Conglomerate-Empire-supplied contents for your refrigerator. Meal planning is essential to your success, and your supplementation should take the form of things not readily available in your daily diet.

Bioavailability is another factor we need to discuss, and this translates into the ability of your body to actually process and benefit from the supplement you take. There are a tremendous amount of herbal supplements in pill form that are only half-hearted in effectiveness because they are degraded by your body’s digestive tract. I did an article on Pine Pollen, explaining that the sublingual method (spray or drops under the tongue) was the most effective way to take it, as it goes into the bloodstream and bypasses the digestive enzymes in your saliva and acids and enzymes in your Happy Stomach.

This is another reason the whole herb or food is often more effective than the extracted supplement: your body digests the food, and the food (its mass) acts as a buffer that keeps your digestive processes from destroying its beneficial qualities. Your Happy Stomach and Intestines then extract what is needed in the most natural way possible…the way it was intended to be processed. In the end, it’s your choice, but you can make better choices for yourself if you know the basics going in. Study and planning will give you the edge.  JJ out!

 

 

 

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published October 13th, 2018

Preparing For The 'Big One'

Peak Prosperity - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:54
Executive Summary
  • Long-suppressed market forces are suddenly coming unleashed
  • Why the status quo of the past decade is ending fast
  • What's most likely to come next
  • How much damage would a true "market crash" wreak?

If you have not yet read Has “It” Finally Arrived?, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

What A “Market Crash” Really Means

The risk that comes from the bursting of a credit cycle is financial market disruption that causes prices to dislocate.  In 2008 that meant the utter inability to move certain credit and derivative products within the banking ecosystem which led to the downfall of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. 

In turn those failures helped to nearly precipitate the systemic collapse of the banking system.  It got so bad that even high level bank CEOs were taking cash out of ATMs because they simply didn’t know if their won banks would be open in the morning.

Lots of changes were made to try and prevent such a thing from happening again, but many of these are counterproductive. 

In talking about Trump’s criticism of Powell, Chris Whalen of The Institutional Risk Analyst wrote several scathing critiques of the ways the Fed has indeed destroyed the markets, but it was his third point that really caught my attention:

Third is the real issuing bothering President Trump, even if he cannot find the precise words, namely liquidity.  We have the illusion of liquidity in the financial markets today.

Sell Side firms are prohibited by Dodd-Frank and the Volcker Rule from deploying capital in the cash equity and debt markets.  All bank portfolios are now passive.  No trading, no market making.  There is nobody to catch the falling knife.

The only credit being extended today in the short-term markets is with collateral.  There is no longer any unsecured lending between banks and, especially, non-banks.

As we noted in The Institutional Risk Analyst earlier this week, there are scores of nonbank lenders in mortgages, autos and consumer unsecured lending that are ready to go belly up.  Half of the non-bank mortgage lenders in the US are in default on their bank credit lines.  As in 2007, the model builders at the Fed in Washington have no idea nor do they care to hear outside opinions.

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There’s nobody to catch a falling knife.  Everybody has abdicated to the idea of an untested ecosystem of computer algorithms being first, last and only line of defense.  It’s kind of binary; it either works or it doesn’t.

It’s also untested. 

So the risk here, which is impossible to quantify, is that someday things go a bit haywire, something (or a whole lot of somethings) go out of parameter and the computers go dark.

What happens then?

First, we'll see.........(Enroll to continue reading the full report)

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Has “It” Finally Arrived?

Peak Prosperity - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:54

With the recent plunge in the S&P 500 of over 5%, has the long-anticipated (and long-overdue) market correction finally begun?

It’s hard to say for certain. But the systemic cracks we've been closely monitoring definitely got an awful lot wider this week.

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Off The Cuff: Making Sense Of The Recent Market Gyrations

Peak Prosperity - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:29

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

  • Impact Of Fed Tightening
    • Likely still underestimated by the market
  • Funds Are Trying To Protect Stock Prices
    • A futile (in the long run) attempt to prevent losses
  • Why Bond Funds Are So Risky
    • Much more dangerous than owning bonds outright
  • 6% Mortage Rates Will Act As Housing's Kryptonite
    • We're not there yet, but getting closer...

Recorded Wed as the market was in full melt-down mode, Chris and Wolf Richter decode the underlying drivers of the sudden reversal, and peer into the future to predict what is most likely to happen next. Both agree that, whether stocks are briefly 'rescued' in the ensuing days, the long-awaited downward re-pricing of the 'Everything Bubble' is nigh.

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Daily Digest 10/12 - Good News Friday: Oyster Shells Saving NY Harbor, Cities Embracing 100% Renewable Energy

Peak Prosperity - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:09
  • Washington state abolishes death penalty
  • The world's oldest barber is 107 and still cutting hair full time
  • Voyager 2 probe may be on the edge of interstellar space
  • 4 Retirement Rules to Live By
  • A brain scientist who studies Alzheimer's explains how she stays mentally fit
  • The powerful lesson America could learn from this tiny town of 1,600
  • Elon Musk quietly donates $480K to help Flint, MI schools get access to clean water
  • Want to live forever? Flush out your zombie cells
  • In the Race to Achieve Zero Hunger and Mitigate Climate Change, We Must Look Down — to the Soil
  • Kentucky town’s energy transition shows ‘you can do this stuff anywhere’
  • These 10 cities are embracing 100% renewable energy
  • Dream led him to insight on mushrooms and bees
  • Oysters On The Half Shell Are Actually Saving New York's Eroding Harbor

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Is the CDC More Prepared for This Year’s Flu Season? And – Are You?

Ready Nutrition - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:19

It’s almost that time of year again: the sniffling, aching, coughing, feverish misery that is flu season.

In the United States, “flu season” occurs during fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Flu activity typically peaks between December and February, but activity can last as late as May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC is pushing hard for everyone to get the flu vaccination, but due to the flawed science behind the egg-based manufacturing process and the 2017-18 botched flu vaccination, many doubt it’s really worth it. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of contracting the flu, but we will get to that later in this article.

US health officials are trying to get ahead of the flu this year to avoid a tragic recurrence of the 2017-2018 flu season, which the CDC claims led to 900,000 hospitalizations and 80,000 deaths, including 180 children. So many people caught the flu that it was at epidemic levels and some hospitals and pharmacies across the US ran out of antiviral drugs like Tamiflu.

According to a recent article published by Bloomberg, the flu vaccine is expected to be more accurate this season. In the Southern Hemisphere, influenza activity hasn’t been too bad so far, which is a good sign for the US and Canada, the article says.

However, it is still too early to predict what things will be like once the virus starts spreading. The only thing that is predictable about the flu is its unpredictability.

Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, warns:

“It really exposed how vulnerable we are. It seems like we’re in a better position this year. But it’s the flu and it can do a lot of tricky things, so we won’t know for sure until the season begins in earnest.”

Bloomberg’s report also notes that vaccine science is “flawed”:

Drugmakers still grow vaccines in chicken eggs – a technique developed in the 1940s. Eggs don’t support all virus types and allow for mutations in the ones they do. The process takes at least six months, allowing time for circulating viruses to change and adapt.

Bruce Clark, the chief executive officer of Medicago, a company that owns the first plant-based seasonal flu vaccine to reach late-stage clinical trials, explains that “Human viruses were never meant to grow in eggs. The basic technology of growing vaccines in eggs has been a solution historically because we had no other options.”

Egg-related complications are what led to problems with the 2017-2018 season’s vaccines, according to Nathalie Landry, Medicago’s senior vice president of research and development. That’s because certain types of H3N2 can’t be grown in eggs without mutations that make vaccines less effective.

What is the CDC doing to help people prepare for this flu season?

Promoting vaccination, mostly – take a look at the agency’s Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2018-2019 Influenza Season and you’ll see an abundance of information about all the different vaccination options that are available, which viruses they will protect against, when to get vaccinated, and information on how many people get sick (and die) from the flu each year.

The agency does have a page that is dedicated to other ways people can avoid the flu called Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs. Here, one can find useful common sense guidelines, like:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose
  • Clean your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Practice other good health habits

While “practice other good health habits” is wise advice, unfortunately, the CDC does not elaborate other than this blurb:

Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Perhaps an agency called the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should put a lot more emphasis on educating the public on prevention.

What YOU can do to prepare for the flu season

Rather than relying on a government health agency to guide you, there are steps you can take to better prepare your family through flu season.

Boosting your immune system before a virus has had a chance to invade is far easier than bringing your health back from a full-on flu assault.

The common-sense flu prevention tips offered by the CDC and listed above are certainly useful, but there’s a LOT more you can do.

In the article The Flu Fighting Arsenal: 5 Ways to Naturally Stop the Flu Dead In Its Tracks, Tess Pennington explains that “the best defense is a natural one”, and discusses how to boost your immune system and add some natural flu preventatives to your flu arsenal. Eating a healthful diet, drinking plenty of water, taking vitamins to supplement your diet, and getting plenty of good quality sleep can all help you stay healthy during cold and flu season.

Vitamin C and Zinc, in particular, are helpful immune-boosters. Since our bodies do not naturally make Vitamin C, we need to get it through supplementation in order to boost our bone, muscle, cartilage and vascular health. The best way to get Vitamin C is right from the source. Rather than taking a GMO vitamin, make your own vitamin C powder.

Should the flu descend upon your family despite your best efforts to avoid it, there are things you can do to reduce your suffering.

First, let’s review flu symptoms as a refresher.

Symptoms generally include:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
    * It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
Natural flu remedies

While none of these remedies will actually “cure” the flu, they can ease your symptoms and aid healing.

Homemade elderberry syrup: Elderberries have a long history of use for colds and flu. Studies suggest that elderberry extract may offer potent anti-virus-fighting, immune-boosting, and anti-inflammatory effects. Research has found that not only can elderberry ease symptoms for those with the flu, but it can also help prevent influenza infection. To make your own elderberry syrup, try this recipe.

For more homemade natural flu medicine recipes, please see these articles: Natural Flu Medicines From Around the Web and Cold and Flu Remedies from the Pantry.

Herbal teas and tinctures offer an abundance of medicinal benefits. You can buy herbs and organic raw unfiltered honey in bulk, and you’ll have plenty leftover to make more syrup throughout the flu season.

Here is a list of great herbs to add to your natural medicine cabinet:

Add honey, lemon, ginger syrup to herbal teas.

Essential oils can also be used for assisting in relieving a myriad of medical ailments associated with the flu. Some more popular ways of using essential oils are aromatherapy, herbal soaks, compresses, tinctures, and salves.

You can make a steam bath and add a few drops of essential oil. The steam helps to loosen mucus and acts as a carrier to help the essential oil quickly alleviate flu-like symptoms.

Herb Infused Face Steam

This soothing face steam will help loosen congestion and kill viruses and bacteria in the lungs, bronchials and sinuses.

  • 2 cup boiling water
  • 2 drops thyme
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 2 drops oregano

Cover pot for 5 minutes and then put face directly over pot with a towel covering your head. Breathe in the steam for up to 15 minutes.

Another way to create a soothing steam bath is by adding essential oils in bath blocks.

Don’t wait until flu season is in full swing to prepare: the flu comes on fast and furious, and you probably won’t feel like running out to pick up supplies when you are coughing, aching, and sniffling.

Stay well!

Additional Reading:

Are We Due for a Pandemic Flu? Here’s How to Prepare Just in Case

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

 

 

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published October 11th, 2018

Daily Digest 10/11 - GW Report Falls Short Of Honest Truth, Alexa, Should We Trust You?

Peak Prosperity - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:43
  • The World Is Quietly Decoupling From The U.S. - And No One Is Paying Attention
  • Chretien calls U.S. president 'unspeakable'
  • Alexa, Should We Trust You?
  • The Distortions of Doom Part 2: The Fatal Flaws of Reserve Currencies
  • UK Issues First Ever 'Unexplained Wealth Order'
  • Sears is in trouble: What shoppers should do if the company files for bankruptcy
  • Wells Fargo customers are fed up. They could yank billions of dollars in deposits 
  • This $69B Deal May Reshape Health Care as We Know It
  • Elderly Chinese Army Veterans Stage Massive Protest Against Police Beatings
  • South Africa’s Zulu Nation Joins White Farmers To Protest Government Land Seizures
  • The Pentagon’s Push to Program Soldiers’ Brains
  • Trump Insiders Ramp Up Rhetoric Against Russian Energy
  • Dyer: Global warming report falls short of honest truth
  • Climate change is making monster hurricanes like Michael harder to forecast
  • Yellowstone geyser erupts, vomiting decades worth of trash across park
  • How Feedback Loops Are Driving Runaway Climate Change
  • Trump Administration Waives Environmental Laws for Texas Border Wall
  • The Amazon used to be a hedge against climate change. Those days may be over.

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Daily Digest 10/10 - PA Debt Much Higher Than Reported, Death by Fertilizer

Peak Prosperity - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:34
  • Our View: Having insurance no shield from high health care costs
  • California Taxes: The Sky Is the Limit
  • Report: Pennsylvania's debt much higher than reported, up to $82 billion
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Be Energy Efficient This Winter. This is the Best Wood To Heat Your Home

Ready Nutrition - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 05:30

Those who choose to heat their home with wood are becoming fewer and fewer. However, with more interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle and going off the grid, those numbers may begin to rise again.  If you decided to heat your home with wood, there are simply some types of wood that are better to burn in your home.

There is nothing quite like a roaring fire to stand next to while listening to the crackles and pops on a subzero winter day while there’s a raging snowstorm blowing through. If you live in an area where those days are common in the winter, you probably know the benefits of having a wood burning stove firsthand.  The heat is immediate and fills the space quickly as opposed to waiting for propane or electric heat to keep up. It’s also oddly comforting.

When talking about burning wood inside for heat, it is important to first talk about the quality of your wood burning stove. Using wood as the main heat source in your home is not for everyone.  It’s actually lifestyle choice.  Many summer days will be spent cutting and splitting wood to be used during the winter months and if you choose to buy firewood, the cost may not outweigh the benefits.  In my little slice of Wyoming, a cord of wood that is already split and ready to go sell go for as much as $255 per cord for lodgepole pine which is a rather high price compared to many other areas. We use around 5-7 cords per year.  The number of cords used will vary based on the quality of your stove, the intensity of the winter, and the size of your home. (We have this wood burning stove and an over 2000 sq foot home.)   If you choose to cut your own firewood, that cost will go down to the price of a firewood permit, which is $20 and will allow you to cut 4 cords, the fuel to get the wood home, wear and tear on your equipment, and your labor.

Of course, the main benefit of using a wood burning stove is that it is not dependent at all on electricity. If a winter storm blows through and we are out of power for days on end, we are at the very least, warm and comfortable. There is also the added bonus that you can even use your wood stove to cook a few meals if you have to.  It isn’t my favorite way to make a meal because you have to get the stove so hot it’s uncomfortable to do so, but it can be done in pinch!

So what exactly makes some types of firewood better for burning than others? It comes down to two factors: density and water content. The more dense and drier the firewood, the better it will burn and the more heat it can produce in your wood burning stove.  Because of this, hardwoods, which tend to be denser, generally make for better firewood than softwoods.  Make sure they are dry, however.

1 cord = 200 to 250 gallons of fuel oil (hardwoods) High Heat Value
  • American beech
  • Apple
  • Ironwood
  • Red oak
  • Shagbark hickory
  • Sugar maple
  • White ash
  • White oak
  • Yellow birch
1 cord = 150 to 200 gallons of fuel oil, Medium Heat Value
  • American elm
  • Black cherry
  • Douglas fir
  • Red maple
  • Silver maple
  • Tamarack
  • White birch
1 cord = 100 to 150 gallons of fuel oil, Low Heat Value
  • Aspen
  • Cottonwood
  • Hemlock
  • Lodgepole pine
  • Red alder
  • Redwood
  • Sitka spruce
  • Western red cedar
  • White pine

Many of these types of hardwood listed above are not readily available to those living in the pine-dense forested areas of the Rocky Mountains.  For that reason, a wood that can be used is Juniper, if you can get your hands on it. It is wonderfully fragrant with a cedar-like aroma. It has medium hardness and mixes well with other woods while burning.  Alligator juniper is excellent in the fireplace or in a backyard fire pit and produces a cozy lively fire with crackle, pop, and pleasant aroma. It’s a wood used by many of Arizona’s elite resorts. Utah juniper or cedar is slightly less expensive than alligator juniper and has the same burning qualities. The shaggy bark can provide a nice kindling for your fire and although Utah juniper also has medium hardness, it burns clean and mixes well with any hardwood.

Lodgepole pine is another option as juniper is often difficult to get. This is the wood we choose to use based on our location, efficiency, and how easy it is to find. It has a lower heat value than the hardwoods, but it is readily available. It also has a good straight grain for splitting, it creates a quick hot fire and leaves very little ash. Your selection of firewood should align with the area you live in.  There isn’t much sense to made of looking for a sugar maple tree to cut down to heat your home when you live in Wyoming.  Therefore, the “best” wood is what you can find, cut, and split easily.

Make sure you “season” or dry your wood before use too. This will help with efficiency too. Wet wood is easier to split than dry wood, however, once split, it should be stacked to dry under cover and out of the rain for six months. If steam bubbles and hisses out of the end grain as the firewood heats up on the fire, the wood is still too wet, or green, and needs to be seasoned longer before burning. Well-seasoned firewood generally has darkened ends with visible cracks or splits. It is relatively lightweight and makes a sharp, distinctive “clink” when two pieces strike each other.

Heating your home with wood in a wood burning stove is about as cozy and comfortable you can get, however, be prepared for hard work to get ready for the winter season.

 

 

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published October 10th, 2018

Why No One Is Discussing Best Roofing Supplies

Prepared For That - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:41

Corrugated roofing can be found in many components for example metal, plastic, fiberglass, etc.. It’s always additional advisable to inspect the different kinds of corrugated roofing, and choose the a single that’s most appropriate for the building. In the event the current roofing is broken severely, it is truly sensible to get rid of the comprehensive roofing and begin in the beginning.

If that’s the case, then concrete roofing should be your selection. Curved metallic roofing is something which is quite elegant and catchy. It adds a touch of style as well as improve the looks of any building project, and the latest in metal roofing allows for accentuating curves which designers as well as architects find possible through the incorporation of curved metal roofing design in order to get the best out of a building in terms of aesthetics.

Commercial buildings, organizations are integrating daylighting system to their roofing because it doesn’t only supply a chance to save electricity and money, but it could also boost productivity at work. As an example, some roofing companies specialize only in certain roofing methods and materials, limiting the range of your roofing solutions. Since there are many different Portland roofing companies readily available, you are likely to wish to do a little research before you choose the roofing contractor which you would love to use.

A roofing business can surely earn you money if you set this up in the appropriate place and at the most suitable time. The business is committed to offering the ideal roofing supplies and solutions. Finding the most suitable roofing business can become tedious and annoying. Most roofing businesses provide emergency support, which usually means you won’t need to wait longer than a few hours to get your leak checked out. They will provide you with a free estimate. There are several well-established roofing companies which are offering franchise opportunities, so rather than spending a good deal of time on research, development, and scouring through the building market for ideas and materials, you can save yourself time simply by purchasing a franchise and operating it.

Vital Pieces of Best Roofing Supplies

If you don’t have all the recommended materials, do your very best to deal with the leak with whatever you’ve got on hand. A very best roofing material can boost the looks of your home to a huge extent. There are various roofing materials to think about for your roof.

The Appeal of Best Roofing Supplies

Roofing is frequently an important project. To begin with, it is going to make it possible for you to find out what other franchising opportunities, besides roofing, can earn you a bundle. Metal roofing has many benefits over other materials. DIY home metallic roofing ought to be a priority when it has to do with making your house over because the roof is just one of the most significant elements of your house. It does take a lot of time and effort to complete. After finding the plans to your house, you should study the measures to completing DIY home metallic roofing since there is a particular order that you need to adhere to in order to be sure it is done correctly. The very best tip that everyone could ever provide you in regards to DIY home metallic roofing is to be ready.

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Daily Digest 10/9 - U.S. Consumer Credit Hits All Time High, What's Next For Oil Prices?

Peak Prosperity - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:41
  • Unwinding QE could trigger financial crisis, warns JP Morgan
  • How Mainstream Economics has Led to Clueless Governments
  • Emerging market stocks' descent to 17 month lows entices U.S. investors
  • Ron Paul: US is barreling toward a stock market drop of 50% or more, and there's no way to prevent it
  • With corruption like this, it’s no wonder so many pension funds are insolvent
  • A shocking number of Americans think saving for retirement 'can wait'—here's why money experts disagree
  • Facebook wants to put a camera in your house
  • How Face ID could be a game-changer for aggressive US border agents
  • Dell, Wistron teaming up to extract gold from e-wastes
  • US Consumer Credit Hits All Time High As Credit Card Usage Jumps
  • ‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality
  • Era of bank secrecy ends as Swiss start sharing account data
  • To Bring Back U.S. Manufacturing, Get the World to Dump the Dollar
  • Swiss Financial Watchdog Issues Country's First Crypto Asset Management License
  • 3 Defensive Moves to Make in an Expensive Stock Market
  • IEA Urges OPEC to Open the Taps as Oil Market Enters ‘Red Zone’
  • China is buying fewer cars. GM and VW are feeling the pain
  • What's Next For Oil Prices?
  • Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent since 2011
  • A $240 Per Gallon Gas Tax To Fight Global Warming? New UN Report Suggests Carbon Pricing
  • Some Thoughts On Climate Change
  • Cooling effect of preindustrial fires on climate underestimated

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New Study Suggests Glyphosate Can Kill Bees By Damaging Their Microbiomes

Ready Nutrition - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 07:32

We already know that glyphosate – the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide – can damage the human gut by killing beneficial bacteria. Now, an alarming new study has revealed that glyphosate can also damage the guts of honey bees.

The research, conducted at The University of Texas at Austin and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on September 24, shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts. This makes the bees more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.

Scientists believe this is evidence that glyphosate might be contributing to the years-long decline of honey bees and native bees around the world.

In a press release, the researchers explained their findings:

Because glyphosate interferes with an important enzyme found in plants and microorganisms, but not in animals, it has long been assumed to be nontoxic to animals, including humans and bees. But this latest study shows that by altering a bee’s gut microbiome — the ecosystem of bacteria living in the bee’s digestive tract, including those that protect it from harmful bacteria — glyphosate compromises its ability to fight infection.

To conduct the study, the research team took 2,000 honey bees from hives at the University of Texas campus and fed them either a low dose of glyphosate, a high dose, or a glyphosate-free syrup.

It didn’t take long for glyphosate to cause problems for the bees involved in the study: after only three days of exposure at levels known to occur in crop fields, yards, and roadsides, the herbicide significantly reduced healthy gut microbiota. “Of eight dominant species of healthy bacteria in the exposed bees, four were found to be less abundant. The hardest hit bacterial species, Snodgrassella alvi, is a critical microbe that helps bees process food and defends against pathogens,” the researchers reported.

When later exposed to bacteria called Serratia marcescens, an “opportunistic” pathogen that takes advantage of hosts that already have weaknesses (like lowered immunity or a disrupted gut microbiota), the bees were far more likely to die compared with bees with healthy guts:

Serratia is a widespread opportunistic pathogen that infects bees around the world. About half of bees with a healthy microbiome were still alive eight days after exposure to the pathogen, while only about a tenth of bees whose microbiomes had been altered by exposure to the herbicide were still alive.

“Studies in humans, bees, and other animals have shown that the gut microbiome is a stable community that resists infection by opportunistic invaders,” said lead researcher and professor Nancy Moran. “So if you disrupt the normal, stable community, you are more susceptible to this invasion of pathogens.”

Side note about Serratia marcescens: you likely have encountered it before in your home. It is commonly known as “pink mold”, but it is not actually mold. It’s a pink, pink-orange, or orange discoloration and slimy biofilm (bacterial colony) that likes to live in bathrooms (especially on tile grout, in showers and tubs, and in sinks). It feeds on soap and shampoo residue. It can cause infections in wounds, in the urinary tract, respiratory tract, and in the eyes. It is also a rare cause of pneumonia and meningitis. To learn how to safely remove it from surfaces in your home, check out Solved! How to Get Rid of Pink Mold in the Shower for Good.

What do the findings of this study mean?

Years ago, beekeepers in the US began finding their hives destroyed by what became known as “colony collapse disorder.” Millions of bees disappeared, leaving farms with fewer pollinators for their crops.

Various possible causes of this mysterious (and tragic) phenomenon have been discussed, including exposure to pesticides or antibiotics, habitat loss, and bacterial infections.

This new study adds herbicides to the list of possible culprits.

“Because native bumblebees have microbiomes similar to honey bees, it is likely that they would be affected by glyphosate in a similar way,” Moran noted.

The researchers recommend that farmers, landscapers, and homeowners avoid spraying glyphosate-based herbicides on flowering plants that bees are likely to visit.

“We need better guidelines for glyphosate use, especially regarding bee exposure, because right now the guidelines assume bees are not harmed by the herbicide,” said Erick Motta, the graduate student who led the research along with Moran. “Our study shows that’s not true.”

What YOU can do to help bees

Glyphosate isn’t the only thing that can harm bees. Pesticides can as well. In particular, steer clear of systemic pesticides such as neonicotinoids, which are taken up by the vascular systems of plants. This means bees and other pollinators are exposed to the poison long after a product has been applied when they feed on the plant’s nectar and pollen.

  • When purchasing plants, ask your garden supplier to ensure that they have not been treated with neonicotinoids or other systemic pesticides.
  • Instead of using pesticides, use a “companion planting” system to discourage pests from making an all-you-can-eat buffet of your garden. For more on sustainable pest management, please see this guide from Xerces Society.
  • Provide flowering plants from April through October (early spring through fall).
  • Fruit trees typically bloom early in the spring, which is a critical time for foraging bumblebee queens. Try to ensure that your new plants have not been treated with neonicotinoids or other systemic pesticides. Avoid invasive non-native plants and remove them if they invade your yard.
  • Plant native wildflowers that bloom throughout the year in containers on your windowsill, porch or deck, or in your garden. Since these flowers attract bumblebees and other pollinators, they will enhance pollination of your fruit and vegetable crops too.
  • Because most queens overwinter in small holes on or just below the ground’s surface, avoid raking, tilling or mowing your yard until April or May. If you do need to mow, do so with the mower blade set at the highest safe level.
  • Many native bumblebees build their nests in undisturbed soil, abandoned rodent burrows, or clumps of grass. Preserve un-mown, brushy areas and do not destroy bumblebee nests when you find them. Reduce soil tilling and mowing where bumblebees might nest.
  • Here’s how to protect bee habitats during the fall and winter months: Put Down Those Pruners: Pollinators Need Your ‘Garden Garbage!’

Remember – our very existence relies on bees. One-third of all the food we eat comes from plants that are pollinated by insects, and 80% of those crops are pollinated by bees. It also has big implications for our meat supply as well: plants (like alfalfa) that feed animals are pollinated by bees.

We can all do our part to protect the tiny buzzing creatures.

 

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published October 9th, 2018

Daily Digest 10/8 - Seven Days in September, 'Time Quickly Running Out' On Climate Action

Peak Prosperity - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:01
  • Banks Brace for the Downside of Higher Rates
  • Raconteur Report: Monthly Checkup
  • Here's What Makes the Facebook Data Breach so Harmful 
  • Seven Days in September 
  • As Medicare issues new cards, scam callers try to profit
  • Hamptons millionaires build luxe panic rooms to hide from MS-13
  • Challenged by Long Island Lawmakers, Police Will Look Into Treatment of Immigrant Families Who Reported Missing Children
  • US Citizens Have Even Less Freedom Thanks To Alleged Russian Election Meddling
  • Chinese stocks fall almost 5% in market bloodbath as investors digest a week of bad news in a single day
  • Hicks: We don't have a labor shortage. We have a pay shortage.
  • Saudi Arabia is investing another $45 billion with SoftBank
  • David Attenborough: 'Population Growth Must Come to an End'
  • Rocked by Trump's sanctions, Iranian oil exports drops further
  • Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn
  • FDA Bans Use of 7 Synthetic Food Additives After Environmental Groups Sue
  • Landmark UN climate report warns time quickly running out

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Daily Digest 10/7 - India’s Population Bomb, Finding The Right Words For Very Bad News

Peak Prosperity - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 14:17
  • One Click Closer to Annihilation
  • Could Trump Take Down the American Empire?
  • More Cold War extremism and crises - by Stephen F. Cohen
  • Australia And New Zealand Are Ground Zero For Chinese Influence
  • Fed Chair Powell Hints He May Soon Crash The Market
  • India’s Population Bomb: The Explosion Within
  • Charting a Jagged Course Through the Apocalypse
  • Forgetting Venezuela’s Animals 
  • Do Vitamin D Supplements Help Your Bones? Not According To A New Study
  • Since 1965, the Stock Market Has Done This on Exactly Two Days, Including October 3, 2018
  • Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news

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A Healthy Guide: The Right Way To Take Health Supplements

Ready Nutrition - Sat, 10/06/2018 - 21:49

We have covered a plethora of different nutritional supplements, to aid in physical training and also for prepping and survival in general. Most people (at the bare minimum) use extra vitamins and perhaps supplement their diet with drinks that can be either blended or mixed and then consumed. Equally as important as their use, however, is the timing with which they are employed. Without running too “deep” into the topic, this article will provide the basics and reasoning of how to employ supplements with the best results for you.

Let’s break it down by parts of the day: Morning, afternoon, and evening. Some adjustments may have to be made: some people like to walk, jog, or work out in the morning, whereas others like these activities in the afternoon or evening. Other factors that come into play are your work schedule, travel time to and from work, and what type of employment you have (physically demanding, etc.)

I highly recommend reading articles I wrote before on some subjects that may be used to accompany this article, such as how to build your own home gym, and also how to count what physical labor you perform as a type of “workout time.”

Morning

After being asleep for around 8 hours, your body is going to need energy upon arising (hence the word “breakfast” that comes directly from “break fast,” or cessation of the nightly “fast”). If your workout/exercise is in this time frame? You’ll need to fortify yourself with a protein shake (with your amino acids), or a BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids) formula…to condition yourself and prepare your muscles with nutrients prior to the work being performed.

Vitamins prior to exercise are a “mixed bag,” with some camps saying not to take them and others to take them. Personally, I do not take them before a workout, and we’ll address this later. The important thing to keep in mind: your supplements in the morning should be geared toward the performance of your workout in the morning and/or physical activities. This is not an oversimplification, but instead a statement geared toward preparatory function. I already wrote articles on each of these supplements I mention here, so I’m just going to summarize what they do in brackets for brevity’s sake.

Creatine Monohydrateload up just prior to the workout (supplies mitochondria with energy to form ATP)

BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine: to lower muscle catabolism): just prior to exercise

L-Glutamine: (converts directly to glycogen; critical for energy): pre-load an hour before exercise. Read more here.

It is your post-workout that is important…very critical, as you need to be consuming protein and carbohydrates to offset catabolism (and “cannibalism” as outlined previously) within 20 minutes to 30 minutes after your workout. This is where the protein shakes come into the picture, and they’re “golden” because they are in a form that is readily absorbed by your body and used in the immediacy. A bagel or several eggs will not be taken in as quickly as the shake, and by the time they are digested, you’ve passed by the 20 to 30-minute window where they were needed.

Then you’ll need a complete meal about an hour after that. This is the time to take your vitamins and other supplements. Another thing: it cannot be understated that reference materials are very important. I have mentioned several sources, and a good reference work on supplements, vitamins, minerals, and the like is invaluable for planning your daily work and workout routine.

Afternoon

Once again, much is going to depend on your level of physical activity during the course of your job. If you are going to work out in the afternoon? You’ll switch what we mentioned in the morning section to this part of the day. Main focus otherwise should be on a good, well-balanced meal high in protein with medium amounts of carbs, and either a shake or an electrolyte packet if needed. This is not a time of the day that (aside from prepping for an afternoon workout) you’ll be focusing on supplements and vitamins, and it is not the optimal time of the day for absorption.

Evening

This part of the day is where you’ll “make your money,” so to speak. A good, well-balanced meal for dinner is essential. Then, prior to bedtime, you will want to throw down a protein shake. This will offset what we discussed earlier: the ravages of the night and the needs of your metabolism. As the metabolism is slower during the night, you can take this opportunity to drink your shake and allow all of the nutrients to be “soaked up” akin to a sponge into your muscle and tissues. If you do it this way: one before bed? You’ll wake up with a big jump on things whether you exercise in the morning or not.

If you exercise in the evening prior to coming home from work, or when you get home?  You’ll need to take in the protein shake and other supplements prior to exercising, to offset the rigors of the day. Then knock out your workout, and then proceed to ingest a shake afterward. With a late dinner and 2 shakes consumed, you may be able to forgo a shake before bedtime. This is a difficult “juggling act” to follow, as you may have a family and family obligations and activities that may need to be taken care of that do not permit a workout as other times in the day.

The supplements you take at night can also be multivitamins and minerals…the sleep-time supplementation (just prior to) allows your body to metabolize these substances more evenly and efficiently. Excretion and/or use by your body takes longer, and the benefits are multifold.

A Few Words on Caffeine

As most of you already know, I’m a coffee-drinking Muldoon, and I also stress that coffee is proven to help your workouts. It is (in low dosages such as 1 cup, approximately 200 mg of caffeine) a fat-burner, and it helps with mental alertness, and to stimulate the transmission of nerve impulses through acetylcholine and the synaptic end vesicles for the neuromuscular system. Wow! What this means is increased alertness, and also increased neuromuscular response when exercising. Weigh these benefits with any condition you may have with your heart or with your nervous system that may mean you’ll have to forgo the coffee. Under normal conditions, one cup prior to your workout is a definite “go” that will help you out.

To conclude, taking your vitamins and supplements should not be a spur of the moment action, but a planned activity. Know what you’re taking and why, and compare a supplement’s components and capabilities with the times of the day and conditions under which you’ll be using it. Absorption is optimal while sleeping and always prepare from a nutritional perspective prior to your workouts. Questions and comments are more than welcome, and we’d love to hear what you guys and gals do to get yourselves going and make it work.  Stay in that good fight!  JJ out!

 

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published October 6th, 2018

Daily Digest 10/6 - Revisiting the Fall of 2008, Massive Red Tide Chokes Florida Beaches

Peak Prosperity - Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:32
  • Revisiting the Fall of 2008
  • Amazon eliminates monthly bonuses and stock grants after minimum wage increase
  • How Trump Is Trying—And Failing—To Get Rich Off His Presidency
  • Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in Congo Ebola efforts
  • Trump administration pushing to ease roll-out of driverless cars and trucks
  • GM’s self-driving deal with Honda is a wakeup call for Waymo
  • Mattress Firm files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, will close up to 700 stores
  • The No.1 Pitfall For Oil Prices
  • Red tide just spread to Florida's Atlantic coast, choking some the most popular beaches
  • The Pentagon Wants to Create a Bioengineered Insect Army to "Protect Crops"

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