Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nutrition - The Basis Of Emergency Preparedness

There is not much point in being prepared for emergencies if you die from malnutrition because neglected your nutritional requirements. You need the food supplies and you need the knowledge. 

It is not possible for all of us to become nutritionists, but we can learn the basics. We can get reference books to help us out with the extras. 

I had been learning about the health benefits of every day foods for years before I ran across a great book about it. The book is called, "Prescription for Nutritional Healing". It is by James R. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C.

There are many books that cover the area of healing through nutrition and various aspects of it. This one is particularly helpful because of the way it is organized. It is easy to refer to without being an expert.

You do not need to read the entire book to find out about one particular problem. All of this makes it a good book for average people.

In an everyday situation or in an emergency, it is a lot better to not get sick than it is to try to get well after you are already sick. One of the old sayings that I like is, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Nutrition is a very good way of preventing illness. You can not do a good job of building anything unless you have good materials. That includes our bodies. We need to know what our bodies need as building blocks or fuel to stay healthy.

I have posts on this blog about basic nutrition. There are things all over the internet on it. I put in links to some of them and I made some easy diagrams on the posts. If you don't know basic nutrition, please print or copy off my diagrams and learn it. Just keep my copyright information on the diagrams, please.

Most people would not dream of driving a car without knowing what to put in the tank to make it run. Those same people may have no idea what their bodies need
to run on. 

Our whole society is stupid that way. American doctors only learn about nutrition for two hours during their whole time in medical school. Most doctors are not going to be a lot of help to you about nutrition, unless they refer you to a nutrutionist.

It is up to you to learn enough nutrition to stay well and speed your recovery if you do get sick. 

Nutrition must be an important, part of your emergency preparedness. I believe it must be the basis of all of your emergency preparedness.

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