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Parasites Dealing with Infection in a Down-Grid Scenario

Parasites Dealing with Infection in a Down-Grid Scenario
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio in player below!

Parasites: Dealing with Infection in a Down-Grid ScenarioThis show is all about parasites, both internal and external. Be sure to listen and learn how to respond to these kinds of infections when there isn’t a doctor or a pharmacy available.

A caller to the show last week had a great question regarding skin infections caused by parasites. Parasites are a problem now while times are good. You better Continue reading Parasites Dealing with Infection in a Down-Grid Scenario

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Surviving Gangrene Post-SHTF

Surviving Gangrene Post-SHTF
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

6-26-16 Surviving GangrenePlease join me and my guest, Emergency Preparedness Instructor, Chuck Hudson, as we talk about one of the nastiest and life threatening conditions in a post-SHTF situation- gangrene.

At one of Chuck’s recent classes, he had the opportunity to work with a woman Continue reading Surviving Gangrene Post-SHTF

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It’s About Thyme

It’s About Thyme
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

It’s About Thyme Thymus Vulgaris Public Domain ImageThyme is a highly antimicrobial herb which is a must-have for this time of year. Let me show you how to use this simple herb to kick bacterial and viral respiratory infections to the curb this cold and flu season!

Cold and flu season starts in just a matter of days, running from October to March. This means days sick out of school, out of work, Continue reading It’s About Thyme

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Dental Care Post-Disaster!

Dental Care Post-Disaster!
Sam Coffman “Herbal Medic

Dental Care, Post-Disaster Ankle Wrap coolThis week, I will talk about dental hygiene and tooth care using unconventional (primarily herbal) approaches. First, how do you take care of tooth hygiene, cavities and gum disease in a post disaster setting where there is no dentist and possibly no toothpaste, toothbrushes or other dental hygiene supplies? He will talk about some of the most common issues with dental care in a post-disaster environment (pain, discomfort, infection) and how to prevent or care for these issues using herbs and other non-orthodox approaches. Continue reading Dental Care Post-Disaster!

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Ebola Still Living in Doctor’s Eye!

Ebola Found Still Living In Recovered Doctor’s Eye
Host: Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

Ebola 1200px-Ebola_virus_virionWhile Ebola may have been out of the news, the problem hasn’t gone away. Ebola is still going strong in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. The numbers of infected are well over twenty thousand now, and the outbreak isn’t showing signs of stopping. Continue reading Ebola Still Living in Doctor’s Eye!

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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Host: Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

Tuberculosis TBGoneWildCould drug-resistant tuberculosis be the next great pandemic? Most people think of tuberculosis as being a long-gone disease, a throwback to the Colonial or Medieval Eras. Also known as “consumption”, tuberculosis is thought of as something modern medicine has eliminated. Not only is this factually incorrect, tuberculosis has joined the ranks of drug-resistant bacterial infections. Continue reading Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

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KISS First Aid- Basic first aid kit pt 2

KISS First Aid- Adding on to the basic first aid kit
Host: Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

KISS Herbal Prepper Live150In the previous episode of Herbal Prepper Live, we looked at how to build an herbal first aid kit that would address a wide range of issues, the the least amount of items. This kit employed the KISS design principal (Keep It Simple, Stupid), to make this a highly accessible kit to put together, even for a newbie herbalism. This week, we’re going to build upon that foundation with some add-on formulas for common conditions.

In the original KISS herbal first aid kit we discussed, there were ten components. In this episode, we improve this kit by adding in eight new elements, as well as splitting one of the original elements into two. The new formulas include tinctures and salves for the following circumstances: Continue reading KISS First Aid- Basic first aid kit pt 2

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Ebola, The Virus!

Ebola,  The  Virus
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path

self_06I have had so many emails asking me about herbal possibilities in dealing with Ebola virus, that I am going to come out of what was meant to be a month-long hiatus (taken due to being so busy) and talk about Ebola. This is obviously uncharted territory. Is it possible to work with plant medicine to help someone beat the 60% or 90% mortality rate that different strains of this virus carry with them? That’s a very high mortality rate and means that at least 1 out of every 2 people contacting this virus will probably die. Continue reading Ebola, The Virus!

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Head Injuries and Concussions!

Head Injuries and Concussions!
Host: Dr Bones & Nurse Amy “Survival Medicine Hour”

Head InjuriesIn this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones of doomandbloom.net, goes solo for the first time as the lovely Nurse Amy is visiting her daughter in Chicago for Mother’s Day. Join Dr. Bones and T. D. Bird, the African Gray Parrot (T. D. stands for “That Darn”) as he discusses head injuries and some new research on concussions, the open wound, and issues related to gastric reflux. Also, the FDA does an about-face regarding whether to use aspirin as primary prevention for heart attack. Continue reading Head Injuries and Concussions!

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Wound Healing and Herbs, Part 1:

Wound Healing and Herbs, Part 1
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path

Wound HealingIn last week’s podcast on “The Human Path” I talked about gunshot wounds in a post-disaster environment.  I know that this is a little bit of a depressing subject, because for a serious gunshot wound, especially a high-velocity round to the torso (as we discussed), there is not a very good chance of survival to be expected without higher medical care that includes surgery and pharmaceuticals.  However, to move back into an area that is one of those more optimistic topics for the next few weeks, I would like to discuss wound healing and herbs that work very well at helping wounds of all types, heal much more quickly. Continue reading Wound Healing and Herbs, Part 1:

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Gunshot Wounds in a Post-Disaster Environment!

Gunshot wounds in a post-disaster environment!
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”

TeachingEverybody who prepares for the worst should have at least one firearm and preferably much more than just one. Pistol, rifle and shotgun are all necessary weapons to own for defense and hunting. Anyone owning weapons should also incorporate firearm training and maintenance into their regular schedule. However, the last thing that anyone should ever want to have happen is to be in a firefight. Especially in a post-disaster environment.

GunshotRegardless of how well you train, if you are in a gun battle, you stand a good chance of being shot. You must anticipate how to deal with a gunshot wound of yourself or someone else close to you, as seriously as you train with your firearm.

I will talk about first aid from A to Z (as much as I can in 1 hour) for a gunshot wound. This will include both immediate first aid as well as follow up medical care in the case that there is no higher definitive care available. As always, I will assume the worst and that you have a minimum of or even no pharmaceutical medicine available, and will talk about plant medicine and other ways of dealing with initial trauma and long-term infection. Continue reading Gunshot Wounds in a Post-Disaster Environment!

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Herbal Antibiotics, Post-Disaster

Herbal Antibiotics for a Post-Disaster Environment
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”

AntibioticsBacterial infections are some of the most difficult of infections to deal with, especially in a remote or post-disaster situation. Aside from the continual evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria, unless you are a trained medical professional you may not even have access to antibiotics. On the other hand, even if you do have access, you may not have the training to use them properly, know which antibiotics to use for what types of infections, recognize dangerous side effects and allergic reactions or know correct dosages to avoid creating a super-infection. For these reasons alone, it is highly advisable to begin learning about how to deal with bacterial infections using medicinal plants. Continue reading Herbal Antibiotics, Post-Disaster

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