Health in Prepping with Dr. Joe Alton!
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On this episode of the APN Report we have an important guest. Prepping’s own survival Doctor, Dr. Joe Alton (a.k.a. Dr. Bones) and Nurse Amy join us. Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy are true pioneers in survival medicine, imparting invaluable advice for all who seek self-reliance. We cover ground that will help us get a realistic approach to handling our own health care, while still relying on modern medicine by medical professionals. We intend to face the prospect of aging,with a rational approach, to deal with everyone’s ultimate crisis.
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Last weeks show was held up due to me needing tests done at the VA Hospital in Charleston SC. I needed to have them done, and this has inspired todays show.
We prep & prep, & prep some more yet still, there’s always something that will forever be beyond our preps… our own frail little bodies can’t last forever.
Now right off, I must make clear, I don’t have bad news of some terminal illness being discovered. My trip to get some medical tests didn’t reveal sad bad news… at least as far as I know.
But it has brought home a blind spot I have in my preps, and perhaps most everyone has. With great luck, I shall have a long, happy & healthy life, but I shall still grow old, become infirm, and eventually need more & more reliance on medicine, and will eventually cease to stay healthy, despite of my efforts & intentions.
This could be described as the realization of my own mid-life crisis, but I’m coming to grips that I’m no longer young, no longer indestructible. And that the span of years that seem to forever speed up, comes with a progressively terminal cost.
So how does this relate with Prepping?
It means that while we all strive for self-reliance, we shall never totally be self-reliant, that if we intend to survive life’s trials, we must ultimately need help. Need aid by medical professionals, need care & treatment through medicines & therapy. We ultimately cannot always count on slapping a band-aid on it, kiss the fevered brow & with a throat drop and herbal tea, go whistling happily on.