Survival Medicine and Food

Thursday, August 11, 2011 by: Mark Sircus., AC, OMD
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(NaturalNews) Things are going to come at us fast and furious now so it's time to prepare for the worst. The world is on the edge of panic so I am telling people in this essay what to stock up on in terms of emergency medical supplies as well as survival foods and how the two can overlap meaning the best survival foods are excellent medicines and the best medicines also make fantastic survival foods.

This chapter introduces an important concept in nutritional and survival medicine and is for those who are prepared to make some firm decisions to allocate precious resources for ones medicine cabinet as well as survival food stocks.

Things are going to come at us fast and furious now. The world is on the edge of panic. The chances are increasing that the foundations of the world economy will collapse for a period of time as the paper and digital universe of money burn to the ground. It is the kind of times that usually leads to more war, starvation, rioting and mass dislocations of people.

Both above- and below-ground survivalists need to know that the best medicines are all concentrated nutritional medicinals, not pharmaceuticals. What is going to keep you alive and well nutritionally in difficult times are the basic elements that strengthen us from the foundational level of physiology. Pharmaceuticals pretty much just gum up the works leading to outright destruction of healthy cells and tissues and thus a decline in health.

What I am saying is: basic medicines like magnesium chloride, iodine and sodium bicarbonate will not only heal us of many disorders but will also provide bedrock nutrition. All of these substances do double duty in that we can employ their healing muscle for healing and medical treatment while we simultaneously support the basic nutritional needs of the body.

And then there are superfoods like spirulina that make the best possible medicines. Freeze-dried survival foods are inferior to the superfood combinations offered in my favorite Rejuvenate, which offers a great mixture of many organic superfoods including spirulina and chlorella. This kind of survival food is compact and has a shelf life of at least two years. It can be mixed with water to make a good-tasting smoothie but with juice or fruits like acai you are in dreamland in terms of taste and thus ease of use.

The Rejuvenate formulas offer everything a person needs for survival. One can live indefinitely on spirulina and water... and actually get better while doing so for nothing will take the body to deep detoxification than months on a water or juice and superfood fast. Over the long haul nothing makes a better medicine than Rejuvenate superfood and over the short term nothing makes better medicines than magnesium chloride, bicarbonate and iodine and that's why they are uses so much in emergency rooms and intensive care wards.

Nutrition is Expensive

The medical media is telling the public that a healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, which tells people to eat more potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium. The media and government officials though are leaving out other obvious and important nutrients like magnesium, iodine, bicarbonate, vitamin C and selenium.

The main point that the journal Health Affairs makes is that adding just the nutrients they point to above (potassium, fiber, vitamin D and calcium) would add hundreds more dollars to family's annual grocery bill. The study found introducing more potassium into a diet is likely to add $380 per year to the average consumer's food costs, said professor Pablo Monsivais from the Department of Epidemiology and the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.

Just as food prices are skyrocketing we see that at present consumption costs and patterns, Americans are malnourished and are up a creek without a paddle in terms of being able to afford better diets. Even without survival scenarios the situation is grim in terms of nutritional fitness and people's chances of standing up to the increasing toxic threats, which of course includes increasing levels of radiation due to Fukushima.

And if all that is not bad enough Byron Richards is alerting us to the fact the government actually wants to make nutrition more expensive. "The FDA and Senator Durbin's latest attack against the dietary supplement industry should leave consumers looking for natural health options at affordable prices up in arms. This attack will target some of the most popular and effective dietary supplements, removing them from the free market and placing them under control of large pharmaceutical companies. This move will drastically drive up the price of dietary supplements while severely limiting access to extremely safe and effective nutrients. For example, the GlaxoSmithKline prescription drug version of DHA fish oil (at a therapeutic dose) sells for $189 a month, whereas the equivalent, therapeutic amount of molecularly-distilled DHA sells for $35 a month in the dietary supplement marketplace. Proven to lower triglyceride levels at therapeutic amounts, it is not surprising that DHA is one of the first nutrients the FDA plans to go after."

Magnesium is a Crucial Key

A new study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition from a team of Brazilian researchers has found that low levels of magnesium worsens the symptoms of type-2 diabetes, as this often results in low levels of insulin and elevated blood sugar. The research indicates that a diabetic's ability to control blood sugar levels is closely tied to their magnesium levels, as the mineral plays an important role in insulin receptor cells.

Magnesium is very important in terms of being able to absorb and use other nutrients. Knowing that obese people are very low in magnesium tells us a frightening fact about modern nutrition and the people, companies and organizations that dominate the field. Even in hospitals when people's lives depend on the nutrients in IVs and feeding tubes, what they get is hardly a drop in the bucket in terms of the quality of nutrients that could be provided.

Now is also a good time to go to the supermarket and pick up 20-50 pounds of sodium bicarbonate. Every survival medicine and food kit should also have at least a few pounds of organic sulfur as well as iodine, selenium, vitamin C, an omega three and other important nutrients that do double duty as potent medicines.

Never has the need for non toxic foods and medicines been greater.

Health and survival are interrelated concepts that need to drive some of our decisions. Life is going to get much more serious in a hurry as civilization is brought to the breaking point. We will need all our strength to get ourselves and our families through the next few years. The toxic onslaughts from the ever worsening environment, toxic medicine, toxic dentistry and foods laced with many contaminants and refinements that actually strip our foods of the nutrients we need will only make survival and health more difficult.

For all the references, sources and more articles, please visit Dr. Mark Sircus blog.

About the author:
About the author:
Mark A. Sircus, Ac., OMD, is director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA)

Dr. Sircus was trained in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Sante Fe, N.M., and at the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He served at the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla in Mexico, and was awarded the title of doctor of oriental medicine for his work. He was one of the first nationally certified acupuncturists in the United States. Dr. Sircus's IMVA is dedicated to unifying the various disciplines in medicine with the goal of creating a new dawn in healthcare.

He is particularly concerned about the effect vaccinations have on vulnerable infants and is identifying the common thread of many toxic agents that are dramatically threatening present and future generations of children. His book, The Terror of Pediatric Medicine, is a free e-book offered on his web site. Humane Pediatrics will be an e-book available early in 2011 and then quickly as possible put into print.

Dr. Sircus is a most prolific and courageous writer and one can read through hundreds of pages on his various web sites.

He has recently released a number of e-books including Winning the War Against Cancer, Survival Medicine for the 21st Century, Sodium Bicarbonate, Rich Manís Poor Manís Cancer Treatment, New Paradigms in Diabetic Care and Bringing Back the Universal Medicine: IODINE.

Dr. Sircus is a pioneer in the area of natural detoxification and chelation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals. He is also a champion of the medicinal value of minerals and seawater.

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, his first published work, offers a stunning breakthrough in medicine, an entirely new way to supplement magnesium that naturally increases DHEA levels, brings cellular magnesium levels up quickly, relieves pain, brings down blood pressure and pushes cell physiology in a positive direction. Magnesium chloride delivered transdermally brings a quick release from a broad range of conditions. His second edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy will be out shortly. In addition he writes critically about the political and financial crises occurring around us.

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