Category Archives: Chronic diseases

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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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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Tip of the Week: Suture material – what to get and where

The best suture material I have found that anyone can purchase online is the brand Unify, available through Amazon and elsewhere.  For suturing of skin wounds, the 3-0 and 4-0 Nylon are most useful to have on hand, though having … 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: Dilute bleach for superficial infections

In an era without easy access to antibiotics, saving your precious penicillin for a serious pneumonia would be wise. So what do you do if you have a (mild) case of impetigo, or perhaps a yeast rash in a skin … Continue reading

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What if you’re not young and healthy?

Jennifer asks:

I have heart, lung, & mobility issues. Most prepping info assumes one is young & healthy. I’ve had a heart attack (at age 49), asthma & both lungs filled with blood clots, lung collapse, low efficiency lungs, on oxygen & many meds. I’ve fought this de-conditioning my whole life (am 57), but can no longer even manage house work.

So, hiking out isn’t feasible. What do you recommend for people in this situation?
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Tip of the Week: Primatene Mist

Many preppers know about the benefits of Primatene Mist, the only OTC inhaler for asthma (and also useful for COPD and severe allergic reactions).  Though doctors rarely recommend this medication due to increased risk of elevated heart or rate or … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Minerals and your health

As I watched the geysers and steamers spew forth mineral water at Yellowstone park, I was reminded of the mineral-deficiency diseases.  Don’t forget these essential nutrients in your prepping.  Without CHROMIUM your blood sugar may rise and your children’s growth … Continue reading

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Table of Contents – Armageddon Medicine

 Table of Contents                Foreword           Introduction           Preface – the Four Phases of Medical Armageddon         SECTION ONE – THE BASICS   … Continue reading

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