The discovery of vitamins by scientists and medical professionals was a long and slow process that really came to fruition in the 20th century. Prior to these important revelations, cultures knew that eating certain foods would benefit them in certain ways, or cooking methods could have healthier properties than others even though words like nutrients, vitamins, and minerals were not part of anyone’s vocabulary. Here, we are diving into a few somewhat common deficiencies, what they look like, how they happen, and ways you can be prepared to prevent them in the first place. As you begin reading, bear in mind this guide is in no way intended for diagnosing or treating medical conditions. If you have any of these issues seek a medical professional.
A common question amongst beginning preppers is “How do I get my family to be interested and see the importance in being well prepared?” This is a great question, and the answer isn’t always clear cut. Getting into prepping can be overwhelming, especially when your family isn’t fully on board. However, there are a few ways you can start incorporating readiness into your normal family activities that are enjoyable and provide plenty of opportunity for preparedness lessons and discussion.
Chapter seven: Different Strokes for Different Folks
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND
One of America's greatest resources is its land. If you've had the pleasure and privilege of traveling across our beautiful country or even if you've caught an episode of "Planet Earth," you're aware of the United States' diverse landscape; from small rural towns to large populated cities, luscious forests,
There’s nothing quite as energizing as that first sunny 70 degree day after a long winter of frigid temps and grey skies. Heck, I’ll take 65! The warmer weather, birds chirping, budding trees and blooming flowers drive inspiration for countless new beginnings. And, if you’re anything like me, this time
Chapter five: The great outdoors; the most natural of nutrients
THE GOOD 'OLE DAYS OF PLAYING IN THE DIRT
Remember when playing in the dirt was more popular than playing on the iPad?
I sure do. But what I remember more is my mom scrubbing me down in the tub afterward with a coarse brush and a bar of soap to get the dirt out of my skin. And never mind the ring around the tub that I left for her afterwards. “Let boys be boys!” she always said. Love you, Mom.
Chapter four: Your body and your car; they both go places
OUR BODIES ARE LIKE CARS
There’s a reason why cars have long been symbols of personal freedom. There is nothing quite as liberating as getting behind the wheel and heading off on the open road toward the horizon line, whether it be with purpose and destination in mind, or just a spontaneous joy ride to nowhere.
Chapter three: Food Freedom; It’s Not What You Think
“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” - William Faulkner
I was reminded of this great truth during a recent meeting with a new partner of ours. They nailed what we believe here at Nutrient Survival, and what our sole focus is --giving you the power to feed your freedom.
It is impossible to properly prepare for the unknown without including a plan around food and sustenance. Ensuring you and your loved ones are set-up with the necessary caloric and nutritional requirements remains a critical component of any survival plan. Whether preparing for natural disasters, economic collapse, or your next hunting and backpacking trip, nutrient-dense food must be at the top of your shopping list. Don’t be fooled into thinking your body can thrive on calories alone. Nutrient Survival has taken the guesswork out of it and created delicious foods with all 40 essential nutrients to keep you moving.
During flu season or when feeling under the weather, people depend on foods like chicken soup, citrus fruits and tea with honey to boost immunity. Our immune system is designed to take action against foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses and parasites to protect us against diseases, and a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals plus healthy lifestyle practices like getting adequate sleep and exercise prime the body to fight infections.