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The Digestive System Part III

The Digestive System Part III
Living With Chronic Digestive Complaints Post-Disaster
Host: Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

Digestive System nettle-flowerThis episode wraps up our discussion of the digestive system and herbs that you an stock up on or grow to help you face digestive system illnesses and complaints when modern medical care is not available. We wrap up this three-part series with chronic illnesses, specifically: Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, and stomach ulcers.

Stomach ulcers, or peptic ulcers, are very common. Once thought to be caused by spicy or acidic foods, it’s now known that peptic ulcers are caused by a bacteria, H. pylori, or through long-term overuse of anti-inflammatory medications, such as NSAIDS or ibuprofen. They can be painful, and cause a host of problems ranging in severity from heartburn to gastrointestinal bleeding. Antibiotics are often prescribed in cases of H. pylori, which is also known to be a carcinogen, but it is difficult to treat, and tends to reemerge. Continue reading The Digestive System Part III

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Caring for Chronic Illnesses Post-Disaster

Caring for Chronic Illnesses Post-Disaster
Host: Cat Ellis “The Herbal Prepper Live

Chronic IllnessesTwo weeks ago, in my first broadcast, I mentioned an article that cited a rather startling figure. Seventy-five percent of all health care costs are now due to chronic disease. Keeping this in mind, the Centers for Disease control has posted to its website that seven our of ten deaths are from chronic disease, and that one in every two Americans have a chronic disease.

Combine this further with the fact that the CDC also goes on to state that the four leading causes of chronic illness are behavior or lifestyle related. This is your wake-up call, America.

Chronic IllnessesThis is the unfortunate result of a sickcare system, instead of an actual healthcare system. In this sickcare system, we taken in nutritionless, processed, food-substitutes, don’t move enough, and rely upon pharmaceuticals to manage whatever our current level of illness may be. Continue reading Caring for Chronic Illnesses Post-Disaster

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