Question of the Week

Ever wonder what your fellow preppers are thinking?

Have they had the same questions as you, perhaps?

CLICK HERE to read what others are saying . . . and then add your 2¢ worth as well.  The fun is in learning from each other.

– Doc Cindy

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About Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

CYNTHIA J KOELKER , MD is a board-certified family physician with over twenty years of clinical experience. A member of American Mensa, Dr. Koelker holds degrees in biology, humanities, medicine, and music from M.I.T., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the University of Akron. She served in the National Health Service Corps to finance her medical education.
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3 Responses to Question of the Week

  1. Chris MD says:

    I would add that like all survival skills, the time to learn and practice the skill is before it is needed, so get planting and researching how to use and prepare these things now.


  2. Chris MD says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with your concern. My best advice is to get familiar with herbals and natural alternatives. There will be those who will say that these are much less predictable and potent than pharma drugs, and this is true. However, if the only other alternative is to curl up and die, I will be out there grabbing up the sticks and leaves. Honey, garlic, willow twigs (for aspirin), Yaupon holly (for caffeine), ecchinacea and St John’s wart are already in my garden and I am adding more as I research and develop a comfort level. I have thought about foxglove (for digitoxin), but haven’t gotten brave enough yet. I am a practicing physician, not a naturopath, and understand the limitations of this sort of medicine, but would rather have some tools than nothing.

  3. irontomflint says:

    Are my fellow preppers as worried as I am about the possible loss of pharmaceuticals?

    In my extended family, there is high blood pressure, low blood pressure, RA, insomnia, bad cholesterol, diabetes, and on and on ad nausea! The biggest problem is they look at me as being “out there” when it comes to food storage and prepping.

    I just know that when things go bad, everyone will be coming to be saved by me – I won’t turn away my family, but how on earth will I be able to provide medicine let alone food for all these people?

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