Category Archives: Medical archives

Antibiotics – 5 Reasons to Avoid Them – Yeast Infection, MRSA, Resistance, Diarrhea, and Allergy

[Original publication date 2-24-11. Content and links checked and updated 5-21-16.]   Have a cold? Take an antibiotic?   Ear pain? Take an antibiotic.   Acne? Take an antibiotic. That’s what people think anyway.

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Human Nature and Why Socialism (and Socialized Medicine) Won’t Work

It was 2010 when I wrote the following…that was pre-Obamacare.  Did his plan even have a name back then? The Affordable Care Act. I sometimes forget that’s the actual name.  I’m supposing the doubling of my insurance premiums has made … Continue reading

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Broken Bones, Dementia, and the End of the World – Introduction

Twice so far I’ve ignored this blog for months on end.  Both times were for serious medical problems. There’s nothing like a crisis to interrupt your disaster planning! The first time, in 2010, my son was severely injured in a motorcycle … Continue reading

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Asthma and COPD – Part II – OTC Medications – Update

Since this information was first posted November 2010, a few things have changed.  My book is no longer “upcoming.” It’s available for purchase on this very website!  Primatene Mist is no longer available OTC, though it may be again someday. … Continue reading

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How to get your doctor to help you stockpile medicine – Update

Since this information was originally published on in 2010, Obamacare has brought BIG changes to the health care system. None of these changes have made it any easier to stockpile medicines – in fact, quite the reverse is true. Though I … Continue reading

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Medical Bartering, Part 2 – OTC Medications

Scenario #2 The grid is down, so you and a few friends have organized a neighborhood church for worship. One Sunday morning a stranger in a business suit struggles in, barely able to walk  After the service you sit with … Continue reading

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Free Antibiotic Indication and Dosing Guide

Antibiotic Indications and Dose

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Free download – The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide – Childbirth

Suppose you were at sea and went into labor.  What would you do without a doctor on board? The same question could be asked of any situation where a woman went into labor without a doctor or midwife available.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Treating blood pressure at TEOTWAWKI

The bad news:  treating blood pressure without access to current medications will be a challenge for many at TEOTWAWKI. The good news:  dietary changes alone can make a significant difference. All you need to do is eat 8 to 10 servings … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Home strep throat tests

If you have kids at home and are worried about strep throat, check out the over-the-counter rapid strep kits on Amazon.  I have not seen them for sale in local pharmacies, but online ordering is simple and requires no medical … Continue reading

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