This is one time when that tension in the air globalwide is just so welcome...as it means real, measurable change must be just around the corner.
But how prepared are you for change hitting your particular neck of the woods?
Do you have stocks of food and survival cash to hand, potential prep for your water supply should there be none and alternatives ready should electricity be cut?
To this list below I would also add the potent healers of turmeric and cayenne pepper. Research the amazing and varied benefits of both of these to the human body. And also all manner of common so-called weeds. One of these is the much-maligned dandelion. Not called a superfood for nothing, it is packed with minerals, vitamins and is nutrient-rich, a real survival full-on 'food' if you need both energy and healing. You can eat the flower, leaves and roots raw or infuse a tea. Additionally, the dried roots make a perfect coffee alternative for those trying to kick that habit when slow roasted. Research for the dandelion's long list of healing benefits.
Then there's the stinging nettle. Once you can get over being stung by it, you will be stunned to discover the multitude of ways it can help you. Attending to respiratory issues, asthma, women's/menstrual issues and another long list of healing possibilities, it joins the phenomenal weed list in my books. I'm currently making and drinking both of these as teas. When the stinging nettle starts going off (doesn't last as long as the dandelion tea refrigerated), it instantly becomes recycled as my hair conditioner. Yay...I finally no longer use the horrific concoction that supermarkets pass off as hair conditioner!
And the beauty of both of these herbs is that so many countries have them in abundance.
While my little herb garden currently has sage, thyme, rosemary and several other usefuls, as backup I'd also never think of being without a bottle of colloidal silver too when TSHTF!
Hope this helps in your own prep and you find it useful.
It’s good to grow in our knowledge of simple foods, plants, flowers, and herbs that can be used to protect us against illness as well as cure us from infections and disease.
Some of these foodstuffs can be consumed in their organic state…some gain highest potency when brewed into teas or tinctures…while others are best used as essential oils…or made into 100 % vegetarian, non-GMO capsules by using a capsule machines.
The Downfall of Pharmaceutical Antibiotics
Who can deny the benefit of antibiotics?
Since the accidental discovery of penicillin in 1929 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotic use has saved countless lives.
Yet strains of bacteria once thought to be conquered are reemerging despite our antibiotics, and healing resources are disappearing faster than we can discover them.
This excerpt from an article published in March 2011 by The Economist — titled “Resistance to Antibiotics: The Spread of Superbugs“– quotes Fleming at the end of his Noble lecture giving a warning to the world:
On December 11th 1945, at the end of his Nobel lecture, Alexander Fleming sounded a warning. Fleming’s chance observation of the antibiotic effects of a mould called Penicillium on one of his bacterial cultures had inspired his co-laureates, Howard Florey and Ernst Chain, two researchers based in Oxford, to extract the mould’s active principle and turn it into the miracle cure now known as penicillin. But Fleming could already see the future of antibiotic misuse. “There is the danger”, he said, “that the ignorant man may easily underdose himself and by exposing his microbes to non-lethal quantities of the drug make them resistant.”
Penicillin and the other antibiotics that its discovery prompted stand alongside vaccination as the greatest inventions of medical science. Yet Fleming’s warning has always haunted them. Antibiotic resistance has now become a costly and dangerous problem. Some people fear there may be worse to come: that a strain of resistant bacterium might start an epidemic for which no treatment was available. Yet despite Fleming’s warning and despite a fair understanding of the causes of resistance and how they could be dealt with, dealing with them has proved elusive. Convenience, laziness, perverse financial incentives and sheer bad luck have conspired to nullify almost every attempt to stop the emergence of resistance.
In addition of our current overuse of antibiotics…
…their inclusion in animal feed may actually be the main cause to blame.
Antibiotics — when given to animals raised for mass food production (in horrible conditions that pose a constant threat to their health) – are used primarily not to stop infection, but to make the animal grow bigger and faster…artificially.
In a recent statement published only days ago by The Cap Times, titled “Stop using antibiotics for animal production,” Donald Kennedy – former FDA commissioner from 1977 to 1979 — writes this about antibiotic use in “Big Ag Business”:
When I [Donald Kennedy] was commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, the agency’s national advisory committee recommended in 1977 that we eliminate an agricultural practice that threatened human health. Routinely feeding low doses of antibiotics to healthy livestock, our scientific advisory committee warned, was breeding drug-resistant bacteria that could infect people. We scheduled hearings to begin the process of curtailing the use of penicillin and other antibiotics for this purpose, but Congress halted the effort.
Today, the science is even clearer that antibiotic overuse in agriculture is dangerous — yet the same risks persist.
Representatives of the livestock and drug industries try to dismiss part of the problem by saying that overuse of antibiotics in hospitals is responsible for the evolution of superbugs. Medical overprescribing is surely ONE piece of the puzzle. But those concerned with human health cannot dismiss or ignore the overwhelming evidence that agricultural practices also contribute to the problem.
About 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in this country are intended for food animals, not people.
The Good News :: There Are All-Natural Antibiotic Alternatives
The good news in all of this is…
…we can help the problem!
avoiding pharmaceutical antibiotic drugs
rediscovering the blessed gifts given to us in foods, plants, flowers, and herbs
purchasing grass-fed meats from small, local farmers
A growing number of people are beginning to realize that much of the healing wisdom we seek will never be found in science and/or technology but within the ancient healing traditions of nature itself.
To access this awareness, we find ourselves turning to the old methods in an effort to relearn ways of healing that have been carefully passed down through hundreds of generations.
Ancient Peoples knew that healthy living, healing, and sound medicine cannot – nor should they ever – be gauged by how effectively people can exploit the medicinal properties of natural resources. But rather, they recognized human health for what it truly is…an integral part of living in harmony with the Earth.
Many common ailments that plague humanity, such as…
sinus/upper respiratory problems
simple urinary tract infections
…do not necessitate pharmaceuticals in most cases.
Many times, these ailments can be safely and effectively treated with lifestyle changes and natural medicines.
The Right Lifestyle Changes
Harnessing the healing power your body possesses requires taking good care of yourself.
It is important to remember that in most cases, bacteria can take over only when its host and the environment it is in allows.
Keep your immune system strong and build its ability to fight infection by:
creating a bedtime routine that fits your schedule so as to include at least 8 hours of quality sleep
eating a traditional whole foods diet
avoiding processed sugars
consuming naturally fermented and cultured foods, increasing probiotic intake
participating in stress reduction exercises — i.e. stop when your body says stop, rest, pray, meditate, do yoga, etc.
spending time outdoors, breathing in deeply
maintaining healthy relationships
allowing your creativity room to grow
finding that thing that makes you come alive and doing that!
These above listed tips — when followed properly — will help strengthen your body and likewise prevent infection.
Not to mention, when employed, they work synergistically to unlock the deepest powers of natural food and herb cures.
Natural Antibiotic Alternatives
*Unless otherwise noted, descriptions for these substances have been quoted from Philip Fritchey’s book Practical Herbalism: Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Powers
Philip Fritchey defines the class of antibiotic substances as…
…agents that destroy or inhibit the growth of viruses and bacteria. Some of these herbs destroy germs by their direct action. Others promot and support the body’s own immune responses. [And] They are sometimes called Antizymotics.
And they are as follows:
Cloves (Clove Oil)
Yadu Moharir in an article titled “Anti-Microbial Properties of Cloves” states: “Ayurvedic health practitioners have been using cloves for the treatment of common digestive disorders. Where as Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizes it for the treatment of diarrhea, athlete’s foot and other fungal infections. Even in the 20th century, dentists still use the clove oil as an oral antiseptic and to disinfect root canals. Eugenol is regarded as the primary anti-microbial compound found in cloves. There are many scientific citations that document the powerful anti-microbial properties of cloves against many pathogens.”
The article “Research on Antibiotics Reveals Silver Acts as a Booster“ states: ”The use of silver in the battle against pathogenic bacteria goes way back into antiquity. Hippocrates was one of the first to describe its antimicrobial properties in 400 B.C. Over the past few years, several studies have demonstrated the fact that silver is indeed one of the most effective agents in the battle against antibiotic-resistant super pathogens. Yet conventional medicine has largely dismissed such claims, relegating colloidal silver to the “woo-woo” section of medical myth. They may be inclined to change their tune however, in light of the latest research which shows that low doses of silver can make antibiotics up to 1,000 times more effective, and may even allow an antibiotic to successfully combat otherwise antibiotic-resistant bacteria.” Note: This is the colloidal silver I keep stocked in our wellness pantry at home…colloidal Silver Immune Support
Echinacea is one of the best general remedies for helping the body rid itself of microbial infections. In conjunction with other “guiding” herbs (such as uva ursi, myrrh, garlic, thyme, colloidal silver, mullein, Oregon grape root, and goldenseal) it may be used for any infection or inflammation anywhere in the body. It is often effective against both bacterial and viral attacks.
Garlic’s power and value as a healing agent is unsurpassed and cannot be overstated…it has been used throughout history as an effective antibiotic. Garlic’s broad antimicrobial spectrum incorporates antifungal, antiparasitic, antiprotozoan, and antiviral attributes in one food source. Garlic is most potent chewed or crushed raw. Nothing science has ever created comes close to doing what garlic can do.
Oregon Grape Root
Oregon grape root — a great treatment for sore throats, disorders of the stomach, intestines, urinary organs, eczema, herpes, psoriasis, acne, and pimples – contains as one of its primary constituents, berberine, which can stop bacteria dead in its tracts. It can be used as an infusion, a wound wash, dried in capsules, or tinctured.
Raw honey is so much more than just a natural sweetener. Raw honey, which has not been pasteurized or filtered, can be especially useful for medicinal, antibiotic purposes. Raw honey can be used: as a preservative, to sooth a sore throat and ease a cough, treat minor cuts, scrapes and burns by applying directly to the affected area, and as a healing mask for blemished prone skin.
Mullein’s gentle nature makes it one of the very best herbs for use with children. It basically helps break up bacteria and heal ailments affecting the upper respiratory tract and sinuses. Numerous studies report its ability to reduce upper respiratory infection symptoms, such as fatigue, sore throat, cough and headache.
Myrrh has been used by natural healers for hundreds of years. It is touted for its antiseptic, antibiotic and antiviral properties. It can be taken internally and used externally as a gargle or wash for wounds. It is most commonly recommended for bacterial oral infections (including mouth sores), bronchitis, and sore throats. Myrrh should only be used during the acute phase of the illness and is not suitable for long-term internal use. Note: I always keep a bottle of Mountain Rose Herbs Myrrh Extract on hand!
Among the Ancients and throughout the Middle Ages, sage was held in high esteem. Hippocrates held the position, “Cur moriatur homo cui Salvia crescit in horto?” (“Why should a man die while Sage grows in his garden?”) The list of the benefits of sage is long and impressive. It’s ability to heal ailments of the mouth, teeth, blood, joints, liver, urine, head, sinuses, throat, lungs, and stomach is truly amazing! Note: Buy medicinal herbal sage seed here…and never be without it in your home garden!
According to Philip Fritchey’s book in his book Practical Herbalism: Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Powers “Modern herbalists value thyme for its expectorant and antibacterial properties and it is frequently used in preparations to support and protect the respiratory system. The essential oil is an effective disinfectant and natural preservative that is used in many skin preparations, not only for its therapeutic effect, but to protect the product itself from microbial contamination and spoilage.” Thyme is also an excellent treatment for bacterial acne — even better than prescription medications! See this recipe for a Thyme Blemish Astringent you can make at home.
Please note…many herbs and supplements are not recommended for the very young or for those who are pregnant or nursing. Some may even have interactions with other pharmaceutical medications. Please be wise, and consult with a trained medical professional prior to consuming any medicinal alternatives.
None of this information is substitute for conventional wisdom and medicine.
-Mountain Rose Herbs
-Practical Herbalism: Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Powers
-Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements
-The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods
-Herbs for Pets: The Natural Way to Enhance Your Pet’s Life
Saturday, August 31, 2013
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Read this, but also forget not that we clearly should be looking the other way also. If pending war with Syria is MSM's highlighted flavour-of-the-month, we should know by now that the psychopathic powers that were are cooking up something in the opposite direction altogether! But that isn't necessarily going to be served up this time - covertly or overtly.
Now wouldn't it be interesting if their plans backfired again ...?
And this time created some 'fireworks' that we could all openly enjoy too?
Love and power
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 15:25
by David Icke
These genetic liars are so desperate to bomb the Assad regime into history because the global plan to subvert and conquer the Middle and Near East has had its timetable scuppered by the Syrian government refusing to fall in the wake of a civil war orchestrated through psychopathic mercenaries by the hidden forces behind NATO and Israel that are now planning to bomb Syria via their political puppets who dare not refuse to take orders - not that this lot need much encouragement.
They are planning to kill and maim still more people with brown faces on the way to controlling the whole of the vast region known as Eurasia and the plan was for them to have invaded Lebanon and Iran by now so they are seeking to bomb away the blockage and stalemate in Syria where the NATO armed-and-funded 'rebels' have been losing ground to the Assad military.
To do so, they are claiming with no evidence that Assad ordered a chemical attack on his own people. They have tried this before without success when it became clear that the alleged 'Assad' chemical attacks were instigated by the very 'rebels' that NATO controls to manufacture an excuse for NATO to invade.
Now, in pathetic desperation, they are doing the same again and this time refusing to take no for an answer or produce any credible evidence (they can't) because their masters' timetable demands that Assad be removed now – just as it did with Gaddafi in Libya.
And the global corporate media is playing its usual part in repeating the lies as fact and in doing so the blood will be on their hands, too, as it has been throughout corporate media history and yet they are so stupid, so uninformed, so moronic, that they can't see that they and their families are going to be subject to the same Orwellian fascist society that they are providing the daily propaganda to justify - David Icke.
Also, please watch this short Icke related video
Sunday, August 25, 2013
A happy Sun(ny)day to you...
Lest we forget that the ploy below is anything unique, remember, the attack on the government and people of Syria - like all the unfortunate countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, amongst many others before them - has been well planned in advance.
And by all accounts, figures of the victims of the chemical attack in Syria are closer to 4000 or 5000, than however fewer have been mentioned in YOUR part of the world's MSM.
Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières / MSF)in Syria reported that they received approximately 3,600 patients displaying neurotoxic symptoms in less than three hours on August 21 alone.
As long as there is a western-controlled global media doing the censoring, there will be major disparities in this and all else.
To be more certain of more objective figures and truth on the situation and less media propaganda, do some research of your own at sites such as:
Human rights groups, particularly if they're truly independent, usually offer much more accuracy on figures than most else.
Thousands upon thousands have died in Syria in the last year and a half.
May the Dark psychopaths now in full-blown panic mode make that final move that ensures their own demise and let that noose tighten swiftly, that there may be no more destruction at their hands.
And then...Fleet enters the picture!
August 24, 2013
Cached Copy of Scrubbed Article Confirming US and UK Backed Chemical Weapons in Syria
For those who can’t believe our governments are complicit… (You gotta love the Way Back Machine.)
BUSTED! US, UK, BACK FALSE FLAG CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA
Here’s the cached article from January 29, 2013 from this link: http://web.archive.org/web/20130129213824/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270219/U-S-planned-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-Syria-blame-Assad.html
U.S. ‘backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime’
Leaked emails from defense contractor refers to chemical weapons saying ‘the idea is approved by Washington’
Obama issued warning to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad last month that use of chemical warfare was ‘totally unacceptable’
By Louise Boyle
PUBLISHED: 14:16 EST, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:16 EST, 29 January 2013
Leaked emails have allegedly proved that the White House gave the green light to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that could be blamed on Assad’s regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country.
A report released on Monday contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence where a scheme ‘approved by Washington’ is outlined explaining that Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to use chemical weapons.
Barack Obama made it clear to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad last month that the U.S. would not tolerate Syria using chemical weapons against its own people.
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War games: An explosion in the Syrian city of Homs last month. It has been now been suggested that the U.S. backed the use of chemical weapons to spur international military interventionWar games: An explosion in the Syrian city of Homs last month. It has been now been suggested that the U.S. backed the use of chemical weapons to spur international military intervention
According to Infowars.com, the December 25 email was sent from Britam’s Business Development Director David Goulding to company founder Philip Doughty.
It reads: ‘Phil… We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.
‘We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have.
‘They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.
‘Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?
‘Kind regards, David.’
Britam Defence had not yet returned a request for comment to MailOnline.
Leaked: The email was allegedly sent from a top official at a British defense contractor regarding a 'Washington approved' chemical attack in Syria which could be blamed on Assad's regime Leaked: The email was allegedly sent from a top official at a British defense contractor regarding a ‘Washington approved’ chemical attack in Syria which could be blamed on Assad’s regime
The emails were released by a Malaysian hacker who also obtained senior executives resumés and copies of passports via an unprotected company server, according to Cyber War News.
Dave Goulding’s Linkedin profile lists him as Business Development Director at Britam Defence Ltd in Security and Investigations. A business networking profile for Phil Doughty lists him as Chief Operationg Officer for Britam, United Arab Emirates, Security and Investigations.
The U.S. State Department had not returned a request for comment on the alleged emails to MailOnline today at time of publication.
However the use of chemical warfare was raised at a press briefing in D.C. on January 28.
A spokesman said that the U.S. joined the international community in ‘setting common redlines about the consequences of using chemical weapons’.
Countless losses: Families attempt to identify the bodies of Syrian fighters shot and dumped in a river in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo today Countless losses: Families attempt to identify the bodies of Syrian fighters shot and dumped in a river in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo today
Devastation: People gather at a site hit by what activists said was missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet from forces loyal to Assad, at the souk of Azaz, north of Aleppo on January 13Devastation: People gather at a site hit by what activists said was missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet from forces loyal to Assad, at the souk of Azaz, north of Aleppo on January 13
A leaked U.S. government cable revealed that the Syrian army more than likely had used chemical weapons during an attack in the city of Homs in December.
The document, revealed in The Cable, revealed the findings of an investigation by Scott Frederic Kilner, the U.S. consul general in Istanbul, into accusations that the Syrian army used chemical weapons in the December 23 attack.
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An Obama administration official who had access to the document was reported as saying: ‘We can’t definitely say 100 per cent, but Syrian contacts made a compelling case that Agent 15 was used in Homs on Dec. 23.’
Mr Kilner’s investigation included interviews with civilians, doctors, and rebels present during the attack, as well as the former general and head of the Syrian WMD program, Mustafa al-Sheikh.
Dr. Nashwan Abu Abdo, a neurologist in Homs, is certain chemical weapons were used. He told The Cable: ‘It was a chemical weapon, we are sure of that, because tear gas can’t cause the death of people.’
Threats: Barack Obama said during a speech last month that if Syria used chemical weapons against its own people it would be 'totally unacceptable'Threats: Barack Obama said during a speech last month that if Syria used chemical weapons against its own people it would be ‘totally unacceptable’
Tyrant: Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, pictured with his wife Asma, is facing increasing international pressure over his brutal massacre of his own peopleTyrant: Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, pictured with his wife Asma, is facing increasing international pressure over his brutal massacre of his own people
Eye witness accounts from the investigation revealed that a tank launched chemical weapons and caused people exposed to them to suffer nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, delirium, seizures, and respiratory distress.
The symptoms suggest that the weaponized compound Agent-15 was responsible. Syria denied using chemical weapons and said it would never use them against citizens.
Speaking to Pentagon reporters at the time, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said his biggest concern was how the U.S. and allies would secure the chemical and biological weapons sites scattered across Syria and ensure the components don’t end up in the wrong hands if the regime falls, particularly under violent conditions.
Government forces and rebels in Syria have both been accused by human rights groups of carrying out brutal warfare in the 22-month-old conflict, which has claimed more than 60,000 lives.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT : ‘SYRIAN REBELS TESTING CHEMICAL WEAPONS
Read the rest of the evidence mentioned in the post