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    Survival Basics: Water Storage, Sourcing, and Purification

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    George Ure and Gaye Levy, Contributors

    Clean water is something that we all take for granted. We turn on the faucet and there it is. It is plentiful, it is clean and it is drinkable. Yes, it may have some undesirable chemical additions (fluoride come to mind) but that is a subject for another day. So, if a disaster occurred and the supply lines to fresh water were comprised, we would be in a pickle. There is a possibility that safe water would not be available for days and possibly not for weeks.

    For this reason, the American Red Cross, FEMA, and just about every other authority out there recommends that the public store at least one gallon of water per person, per day for a minimum of three days. But if you think that a three day water supply is adequate, think again.

    A more reasonable recommendation is that you up the recommended amount of stored water to a two-week supply. So for two people that would be 2 people x 1 gallon x 14 days = 28 gallons. This amount should cover your minimal needs for drinking, food preparation and nominal – and I mean nominal – hygiene.

    Water Storage

    Storing water for an emergency can be as simple as filling thoroughly washed plastic or glass containers with tap water and sealing them tightly. This is something that anyone can do without incurring a cost so long as few simple rules are followed.

    So let’s do it. Let us store some water following these steps:

    1. Clean them up. Thoroughly clean your plastic bottle and jugs with dishwashing soap and water then rinse completely so there is no residual soap.

    2. Sanitize with bleach. Sanitize your bottles by adding a solution of 1 teaspoon of unscented liquid household chlorine bleach to a quart of water. Swish the sanitizing solution in the containers so that it touches all interior surfaces. Don’t forget to sanitize the lids and caps as well. After sanitizing the containers and caps, thoroughly rinse out the bleach solution with clean water.

    3. Fill ‘em up. Fill them to the top with regular tap water. Add two drops of non-scented liquid household chlorine bleach to the water, then tightly close the containers using the original caps. It is probably a good idea to use some latex or nitrile gloves at this point so that you maintain the sanitation and do not contaminate the caps by touching the inside of them with your fingers.

    4. Date the outside with a permanent marker such as a Sharpie.

    5. Store in a cool, dark place.

    6. Important: rotate in six months. Dump the water, re-sanitize the jugs, and start all over. Personally, I think it would be a good idea to put up a few jugs at the first of each month. Do this for six months and you will build up a nice, rotating stock.

    Plastic soda bottles or juice jugs work well for this purpose.

    Water stored this way is good for six months to a year as long as it is kept in a cool, dark place. Regardless of where it is kept, the containers should be rotated at the end of the designated period.

    Note: Milk jugs should not be used since the milk and protein sugars are difficult to remove and will compromise the stored water because this will provide an environment for bacteria growth. In addition, milk jugs are flimsy and will not hold up, even for a short period of time. Ditto cardboard. The cardboard will eventually leak and make a big mess. Glass is okay but be aware that glass is heavy and subject to breakage.

    If you have the space and the budget, you can purchase food-grade plastic drums designed for water storage. These typically hold 55 gallons of water and with the addition of proper purification chemicals, will keep the water safe for up to five years. I personally have a 55 gallon water storage system. It was easy to set up and it came outfitted as a complete kit with all of the various tools and siphons I will need if/when that emergency situation occurs.

    Another alternative, of course, is bottled water. The same rule applies: store in a cool, dark area and periodically rotate.

    Hidden Sources of Water

    In addition to tap water, there are other hidden sources of water that you can use when a disaster occurs. These sources include the water in your hot water heater, pipes, and even the ice cubes from the icemaker in your refrigerator or freezer. Before tapping in to these sources, however, you will first need to shut off the main valve coming in to your home so that you do not contaminate the ”good” water with the “bad”.

    Here are some specific instructions for using the water in your hot water tank:

    • Turn off the electricity or gas.
    • Open the drain at the bottom of the tank.
    • Start the water flowing by turning off the water intake valve at the tank and turning on a hot-water faucet.
    • And don’t forget: be sure to refill the tank before turning the gas or electricity back on.

    Outdoor Sources of Water

    Barring the use of stored water or the hidden water sources in your home, there is always the outdoors. Water may be available from rainwater, streams, ponds, lakes and natural streams. But absolutely stay away from flood water since it is likely to contain sewage and other nasties that you do not even want to think about.

    When using outdoor sources of water, you are going to have to undertake purification measures to make it safe. There are many ways to purify water, some better than others and some easier than others.

    Water Purification

    For ad hoc water purification, nothing beats plain old Clorox as long as it is fresh (no more than a year old) and unscented.

    According to the Clorox website: When boiling off water for 1 minute is not possible in an emergency situation, you can disinfect your drinking water with Clorox® Regular-Bleach as follows:

    1. Remove suspended particles by filtering or letting particles settle to the bottom.
    2. Pour off clear water into a clean container.
    3. Add 8 drops of Clorox® Regular-Bleach (not scented or Clorox® Plus® bleaches) to one gallon of water (2 drops to 1 quart). For cloudy water, use 16 drops per gallon of water (4 drops to 1 quart).

    Boiling water is considered the safest method of purifying water. What you do is bring water to a rolling boil for three to five minutes. The water may not taste that great, but it will be safe to drink.

    Factoid: To improve the taste of boiled or stored water, you can put some oxygen back into the water by pouring it back and forth between two containers.

    As an alternative to bleach or boiling water, the EPA has guidelines for using calcium hypochlorite, common sold as “pool shock” to disinfect water:

    Add and dissolve one heaping teaspoon of high-test granular calcium hypochlorite (approximately Ľ ounce) for each two gallons of water, or 5 milliliters (approximately 7 grams) per 7.5 liters of water.
    The mixture will produce a stock chlorine solution of approximately 500 milligrams per liter, since the calcium hypochlorite has available chlorine equal to 70 percent of its weight. To disinfect water, add the chlorine solution in the ratio of one part of chlorine solution to each 100 parts of water to be treated.
    This is roughly equal to adding 1 pint (16 ounces) of stock chlorine to each 12.5 gallons of water or (approximately ˝ liter to 50 liters of water) to be disinfected. To remove any objectionable chlorine odor, aerate the disinfected water by pouring it back and forth from one clean container to another.

    A good reference for this and other purification methods can be found in the downloadable and printable article Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water.

    What About Water Filters

    The use of water filters to make raw water drinkable is another solution to the water for survival dilemma. The nice thing about a filtration system is that it will not only supplement your stored water, but will provide you with great tasting, chemical-free drinking water for day to day. I personally have a Royal Berkey and, to tell the truth, wonder what took me so long to discover this alternative to purchased water in bottles and a countertop Brita.

    This is not to say that I don’t have bottled water because I do. After all, if I have to leave my home it would be tough to drag along a 55-gallon water barrel or a Berkey. But for day-to-day drinking, as well as for long-term survival needs, you simply can not beat a quality filtration system.

    Summing It All Up

    Thanks to a tip from one of the Backdoor Survival readers, I learned that you can find pre-used, food-grade plastic drums on Craigslist for about $25 each. If you decide to check in to this, be sure to confirm that the original contents were food items, then clean them well first with vinegar and baking soda to remove odors, then clean with bleach for sanitation.

    Here in my area, there is a fellow who sells such barrels and will even add a hose bib at the bottom for a nominal cost. I am not 100% sure I would drink from such a barrel, but the water inside should be great for bathing, laundry and housekeeping chores.

    Another reader has suggested the use of colloidal silver to get rid of bacteria in water. I have not researched this personally, however.

    Whatever your water storage method of choice, I highly recommend that you store at least two weeks of water for every member of your household. Just remember, you can only survive an average of three to five days without the intake of water. Why take a chance?

    Note: This article first appeared at Strategic-Living and contains additional introductory material that can be found HERE.

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    Use Old Tires, Culverts To Grow Vegetables

    July 23, 2012 by Peggy Layton

    I attended a community garden tour about a month ago. I was very impressed with a garden that was completely made from used tractor tires and culverts cut to the height that the owner could garden standing up and did not need to kneel or stoop down. This garden was so impressive that I decided to share what I learned.

    Recycling Old Tires And Culverts
    Using old tires and culverts is a great way to recycle. It is a way to have a raised bed garden in a small space. Tires can be put anywhere that there is an empty space in your yard or flower bed. The tires are not pleasing to look at but can be hidden into dirt to make a small garden plot that will increase your vegetable yield. Think of the tires as rubberized hotbeds. Because they are black, they hold the heat and warm the soil. This gives the plants protection as well as a jump-start on growth. Some seeds such as garlic, onions, spinach, lettuce and Jerusalem artichokes can be planted in the fall; they will come up in the springtime.

    Tires propose little risk when used as a raised bed. Because tires are made of a rubber compound that is tightly bonded, they do not leach poisons into the soil. This is great because it takes a tire that otherwise would end up in the landfill and uses it for a much higher purpose, that of producing food with a minimum of effort. Rubber is much safer to use in your garden than railroad ties or treated lumber that may have chemicals such as copper and arsenic soaked into them. Rubber will not rot, which makes tires very durable; once you get them in place, they will last for decades.

    Rubberized Hotbeds
    It is good to get started on the tire hotbeds now because it takes time to prepare them with soil and compost. If you prepare the tires in the fall, they will be ready for the next spring. Planting fall crops that come up in the spring gives you fresh greens as soon as the snow melts. It is so exciting to have fresh greens after a long winter of eating canned and frozen vegetables.

    Planting In Culverts
    A culvert is a drainpipe that allows water to flow under a road, railroad, trail or similar obstruction. If you can find used culverts from construction sites or from your local city or county, you can get them much cheaper than new ones. Once you find a length of pipe, you will need to cut the culvert 2.5 to 3 feet tall. This is the perfect height for planting herbs such as chives or onions or any other plants.

    Planting In Tires
    Before placing the tire on the ground, dig up the earth beneath the spot to loosen the soil, then place newspaper in thick sheets under the tire. Once the tire is filled, the weeds will not grow where the newspaper is laid. The newspaper will naturally compost itself.

    It is best to use only the black ink newspapers and not the colored sections. Put a circular wire cage made of fencing material on the plant so it can climb. Attach it to a pole on each side of the tire.

    The Benefits Of Raised-Bed Gardening In Tires And Culverts

    • One of the best ways to grow an abundance of organic vegetables is to grow them in raised beds. The tire method takes up less space and is great for cooler climates because it acts like a hothouse with the black rubber warming up the soil.

    • The black, heat-absorbing compounds in the tires will raise the temperature at least 10 percent to 15 percent. This extends the growing season by about an extra two months by warming up the soil.

    • You can add to your soil each season by filling the tires with better soil mixed with compost and other organic matter.

    • Tires and culverts are tall and provide deeper soil for the roots. They drain the moisture much better than traditional gardens.

    • Tires are raised up off the ground so that people with knee or hip problems can sit on the edge of the tire and do their gardening and weeding without bending down, stooping or kneeling. This is great for older people because the plants are within easy reach.

    • Raised-bed gardening produces more vegetables in a smaller area.

    • You can plant earlier and harvest later in the fall. Wire cages can be placed around the plants and a heavy plastic covering put over the plants similar to a little greenhouse, which will extend the growing season. Just tape the plastic in place and take it off when the danger of frost has passed.

    Preparing Tires For Raised-Bed Gardening
    The sidewall can be removed by using a chainsaw or a very sharp utility knife. Cut the top and bottom sidewall off the tire. Drill holes in the bottom of the tire to allow water to drain properly. After you have removed the sidewalls of the tire, place the tire where you want it to go and proceed to fill it with prepared soil mixed with a little sand and compost material. Make wire cages to fit around the inside ring of the tire after the plants start growing. This will prevent the deer from eating the plants inside the tires.

    Sidewalls Can Be Very Useful

    Keep the sidewall that has been cut out from the top of the tire and use it to plant squash, melons or other plants that get large and spread. The ring will keep the weeds from growing and the black rubber will produce heat so the plant will grow faster.

    Growing Potatoes In Tires
    First, take the seed potatoes and cut them into quarters, making sure that there are at least two or more eyes per quarter. I like to cut them up and spread them on the patio table and let them sun cure for at least 24 hours before planting them. They turn dark and scab over as they dry out.

    Fill the first tire with soil and plant the seed potatoes about 6 inches apart. Let them grow until they are about 8 inches tall. Then place another tire on top of the first one. Add more dirt until the plants are covered up to two inches from the tops. Let them grow again until they are 8 inches tall. Add another tire and put soil around the stems up to 2 inches from the top. The potato stalks will send off roots and grow more potatoes in the tires. One plant will produce four times the amount of potatoes it would normally in a regular garden row.

    A stack of four tires on top of each other filled one by one with soil and planted individually with 2 pounds of seed potato, cut into quarters and planted about 6 inches apart will produce about one 25-pound sack of potatoes per tire stack. Four stacks of tires will produce about 100 pounds and will feed a family of four for the winter. When harvesting the potatoes, take each tire off one by one and find the buried treasure inside each one.

    Recycle Large Tree pots
    Any large plastic pot can be used to plant herbs. This is a good way to recycle the pots that trees and shrubs come in. These can be moved indoors or to a greenhouse when the weather turns cold. Herbs as well as vegetables can be used and enjoyed year-round.

    ION (Stabilized Oxygen) Can Be Used To Help Plants Grow
    I like to mix 20 drops of ION stabilized oxygen with one gallon of water and water my plants with the ION water. It kills anaerobic bacteria, fungus and some viruses that might be causing the plant to deteriorate and not be as healthy as it should be. ION will help build the friendly flora and it oxygenates the plants. Vegetables will grow so much better with stabilized oxygen in the water.

    Some of the information in this article came from the book Emergency Food Storage and Survival Handbook by Peggy Layton. Check it out here.

    –Peggy Layton

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    Gazing Your Way To Better Health

    July 23, 2012 by Sam Rolley

    A trip to the Grand Canyon could improve your health.

    If you have been putting off a trip to a natural wonder or awe-inspiring landmark, you may be doing so to the detriment of your health.

    Researchers at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota have conducted studies on a topic that has received little scientific observation: how being awe-inspired by “something immense in size, number, scope, complexity or social bearing” affects your health.

    They found that not only can a trip to the Grand Canyon or a beautiful mountain range be a memorable experience, but it can also benefit your overall health and well-being.

    The study states:
    [The experiments] showed that awe, relative to happiness, engenders a perception that time is plentiful, curbs impatience, and inspires a desire to volunteer time. These outcomes have been related to well-being, suggesting life satisfaction itself might be affected by awe.

    Eliciting a feeling of awe, versus a neutral state, increased perceived time availability, which in turn led participants to more strongly prefer experiential over material goods and view their lives as more satisfying. [The experiments] also found evidence of mediation: Greater perceived time availability mediated awe’s effect on momentary life satisfaction and participants’ choice of experiential (over material) products.
    The researchers say that awe’s ability to make people feel that they have more time can lessen the risk of hypertension and ailments such as headaches, stomach pain and poor sleep quality. It can also benefit mental health.

    If your modern life, however, has you tied to a desk and staring at numbers on the computer screen all day, you may find it challenging to find the time to take a look at an awe-inspiring vista. The good news, the researchers say, is that awe-inspiring things you have viewed in the past, when reflected upon for a few moments throughout the day, can provide the same positive health effects.

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    10 Reasons Why Building a Community is Key When the SHTF

    Survivor Mike
    July 24th, 2012
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    Editor’s Note: The following article from Survivor Mike at The Home for Survival details strategies for community building before and after an SHTF event. While many preppers hesitate to bring any newcomers, especially neighbors they may not know, into their preparedness circle or even preparedness conversation, as Mike suggests, making friends and plans now may be our saving grace when things go sour. Operational Security is, of course, a key consideration, but so too is how you’ll handle a post-SHTF world, especially if it’s just you and your immediate family.

    While we’ve found it difficult to get neighbors or even family on board with preparedness planning, opening a dialogue and getting to know your neighbors is in our best interest. As we’ve learned from several post-collapse books and resources, communities and groups that band together often have a better chance of surviving than do road warriors or those who want to stand their ground alone when looters or gangs make a move on their homes and supplies.

    The alternatives to not building a community could and will likely be deadly, as rather than having friends and colleagues to lean on, they instead turn on you to gain access to your supplies. This is an important conversation to have, and Survivor Mike brings to light some key talking points.

    You’re living in your suburban home. CNN has just said that the stock market is dropping for the ninth day in a row and people are now racing to their banks to empty their accounts. Couple this with an unstable euro, an unstable Middle East, and a worldwide economic recession and you get the start of the shit hitting the fan. How does your neighborhood react to this?

    Who in your neighborhood do you trust?

    Now take that a step further and imagine a state of civil unrest. Homes nearby are being looted and undesirables are now common in your neighborhood. You have a weapon, but the occupants of your home include you, your wife, and your two small children. You have a front door, a backdoor, and the garage door. How do you cover all three much less the first floor windows?

    What I’ve described above is the situation you will be faced with when the SHTF. So, do you need to build a community of liked-minded folks when the shit hits the fan? I believe there are 10 reasons why building a community is key when it all goes down.

    1) Strength in Numbers
    Being in a suburban area, I tend to worry about what will happen if looters run amok. I imagine when the SHTF, criminals will likely run in gangs. Those gangs will target individual homes for looting and potentially seek to oust the folks living there. They would target homes with a small number of occupants to make their raids that much easier.

    So, to avoid being in their crosshairs, it would be optimal to be viewed as a large group. These criminals will have quite a few homes to choose from when things get tough and there is no sense in being an easy target. Remember, giving the perception of a large force is enough to deter those with bad intentions.

    2) More Hands, More Work Done
    Continuing with the theme of a group, the more folks in that group, the more workers you have. Those additional sets of hands will be able to help garden, cook, pack supplies, gather water, and hunt for food. While you will have to feed and care for those extra bodies, the work you get from them should more than make up for it.

    I would much rather have 5 people foraging for food and supplies versus one, as time will be of the essence.

    3) Pre-planning
    Knowing you’ll have a community of preppers allows you to be proactive with planning now. You can request your neighbors start preparing by gathering supplies, preparing their homes and getting their financials in order. You can even go as far as planning the homes you will use for what purpose. By having those families focus on particular areas of prepping, you can be sure you will be best prepared when the trigger event happens.

    At the very least, having your neighbors prepared will prevent them from being a liability when things go south. The last thing you need is a needy “friend” eating into your family’s supplies.

    4) Multiple Locations
    Having multiple homes in a community provides several advantages. Besides the tactical advantage of defending yourself, you acquire additional space for supplies, including areas to prep them.

    Additionally, you provide the sense of normalcy for the folks in the community. Utilizing one house as a mess hall could be a possibility. Having a house serve as a medical facility is another. You would almost be able to build a town within the community. You cannot underestimate the importance of this helping with the psychology of the group trying to survive.

    5) Additional Resource Network
    Your neighbors will have different supplies, different tools, and especially different skills. That alone is a huge asset when attempting to survive in uncertain times. However, the resources we don’t think about are the various contacts they may have. They may have an uncle who owns 10 shotguns. A cousin that has an RV for sale. A friend with access to critical medical supplies.

    Each neighbor will have their own network of contacts that may come in handy. Those contacts become even more valuable when things get very tough. You may even choose to join a larger group that your neighbors will have paved the way for by providing that connection. We can be sure that we will need to be creative during difficult times.

    6) More Supplies
    You can never have enough supplies when chaos ensues. Your neighbor may have several bundles of firewood he’s been collecting. Another may have a portable generator and a water filtration system. Another may have access to items very useful for bartering. Each one may have specialized tools to do things you do not.

    With each person you bring into to the group, you add to your potential assets. While they will come with their own liabilities (need for food, shelter, etc), the assets and skills they bring should tip the scales in your favor.

    7) Never Stop Working
    When you are part of a group, you’re able to work in shifts. You are also able to continue working if one of the group gets ill. This is key when you are pressed for time in preparing supplies.

    As mentioned earlier, you’ll also have people that excel in certain areas. This will allow you to accomplish things efficiently and effectively. For example, my neighbor happens to be very good with electrical issues. If we needed to fashion something electrical, I would be very hard-pressed to come up with something effective. The time I spend working on that electrical solution would be time away from building defense capabilities, which are my strengths. Not to mention, it would take me significantly longer.

    8 ) Companionship
    When the SHTF, people will have a hard time adjusting. We will be going from a life where we have access to almost everything, to a life where getting the basic needs will be a challenge. While having our families will be a crutch that we rely on, having others to share the hardship with will certainly be a comfort.

    As a man I know that hanging out with my male buddies is something I look forward to. Being able to vent to the other dads in the community and husbands will be a huge release (and take a bit of the burden off my wife). Don’t ignore the importance of human companionship when facing tough times.

    9) Never a Bad Thing… More Guards
    Obviously, the additional folks will help defend the community. Again, the different skill sets will come into play here. Some neighbors may have experience in the military which will come in handy when defending your position.

    I hear many preppers say they have so many weapons in their home that would be difficult for any looters or criminals to penetrate. However, at most you will be able to fire two guns (as you have two hands). I don’t know many people that could hit a target with two guns in your left and right hand.

    Having and training additional marksmen would put you at a huge advantage. Think about it, as a criminal would you want to face an armed group or dad trying to defend his wife and two kids?

    10) Scouts / Reconnaissance
    Having the ability to leave your compound without fear of losing it, is a distinct advantage. There will be times when you need to go out and either hunt for food, do some reconnaissance, or simply search for supplies. Having able-bodied men guarding your community allows you (and others) to venture out to find information and plan further.

    Remember, there will be no turning on CNN to find out what’s going on down the street. You will need to be able to gather intelligence military style.

    Clearly, having more mouths to feed and more variables in the equation will be a challenge. However, a unified front when the desperate folks come calling is clearly the best long term approach.

    This article has been contributed by Survivor Mike of The Home for Survival.

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    What’s in YOUR Faraday Cage? A Common Sense Guide to Preparing for an EMP
    Lisa Bedford
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    An EMP can be caused by the detonation of a large bomb, nuclear or otherwise, in the atmosphere, miles above land. Its pulse wave can easily cover a continent and destroy electronic components in computers, engines, power plants, and solar panels alike. An event like this has never happened on a large scale, and there are differing opinions as to the exact consequences, but one thing is certain: In a matter of moments, life as we know it would be gone forever. Our closest star, the sun, could also do extensive damage in the form of a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The results would be similar.

    Massive solar flares have been in the news recently, along with vague warnings of how a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) might affect us here on earth. The dangers of a man-made Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) was outlined in excruciating detail in One Second Afterby William Forstchen.

    We rely on electronics way too much to ignore the potential of these events, and although even the experts aren’t always in agreement where details are concerned, it makes sense to have a plan to protect important electronics in either event.

    What experts do agree on is that many items with any type of electronic component may become inoperable by either a CME or EMP. From Survival Mom: How to prepare your family for everyday disasters and worst-case scenarios:

    I don’t have a plan to turn my garage into a giant Faraday cage in hopes that our vehicles would be spared, but I have made plans to protect other, smaller items that would make a huge difference in our survival following a CME or EMP. Here is a list of some of those items.

    1. Mp3 players filled with music. Also, every spare set of earphones I can scrape up around here.
    2. An old laptop computer with downloads of ebooks and stored personal information
    3. One or more digital cameras.
    4. A set of walkie-talkies that run on rechargeable batteries
    5. Solar battery chargers
    6. A Kindle containing more than 150 books, many of them reference and survival books but also dozens of classics and a couple version of the Bible
    7. One or more digital watches and clocks
    8. Small DVD player (a backup player would be good also)
    9. Any and all digital photos stored on a DVD and/or a thumb drive
    10. Scanned documents stored on a DVD and/or thumb drive (See Grab-n-Go Binder.)
    11. Computer hard drives
    12. Ham radio equipment
    13. A small generator
    14. LED flashlights
    15. Shortwave radio
    16. Inverters
    17. Electronic medical equipment

    And what should these be stored in? Well, again, most every expert has differing opinions. We have a few Tech Protect Bags and a metal trash can. Here are some other options:

    1. Tech Protect Bags – The owners of this company recommend nesting Faraday containers.
    2. A metal garbage can
    3. Ammo cans
    4. An old microwave (mixed reviews on this one)
    5. Heavy duty aluminum foil wrapped around individual items, wrapped in plastic, and then again with aluminum foil.
    6. A tool box
    7. Gun safe
    8. A cardboard box or other container that has been “Faraday-ized”
    9. Holiday popcorn tins

    If/when an EMP or CME occurs, there is no going back for a “re-do”. Whatever works, works. Whatever doesn’t, doesn’t, and there will likely be no way to make repairs. Because of that, I highly recommend taking these precautions.

    First, if you have more than one of an item, 2 digital cameras, for example, don’t store them together in the same container. If the metal trash can proves to be effective but the microwave doesn’t (and you will only know following the EMP/CME), at least you’ll have one item that operates.

    Next, pack small Faraday containers into larger Faraday containers. If you are using a Tech Protect Bag, store it inside a larger Tech Protect Bag, an ammo can, or another (hopefully) EMP-safe container. This layering could include a clothes dry, metal filing cabinet, or metal drum.

    If you have emergency kits that contain electronic items, package them in an EMP-proof box or bag, so you’ll have your most important survival items protected when you may need them most.

    True, we could survive just fine without music, photos, probably most documents that are important today but may not be, “one second after,” but since the exact results of a CME/EMP are so unknown, I would rather protect even just a few of these items than face a future without anything at all containing an electronic component.

    One final thought. No one knows if or when either a CME or EMP will happen, and if it does, what the intensity will be. Whatever you pack in a Faraday container will be safest if it remains there. For example, don’t pack your laptop if you use it several times a week. Instead, pick up an older laptop on Craigslist, store your information, and then pack it away.
    What are your plans for protecting electronics and what is in your Faraday cage?

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    Building A Sequential Training System

    July 30, 2012 by Claude Werner

    Firing a decisional shooting drill with a laser on a command-training target forces the student to think throughout the exercise.

    When someone first decides to acquire a firearm, a natural question is: “How do I learn to use it and what do I learn to do?”

    There are many options available to a new shooter. The least viable option is the lucky-charm option:

    Buying a gun, never firing it, never practicing or training, and hoping for the best.

    The majority of new shooters will elect to limit themselves to shooting alone on a very sporadic basis, perhaps annually. Others will seek some initial training (perhaps because training is legally mandated) and then afterward shoot a little bit on an occasional basis. None of these options is likely to create competence — and, therefore, confidence — with a firearm.

    A progression of pistols during training: Browning Buckmark .22, Beretta 21A .22, Bersa Thunder .380, S&W 3913 9mm.

    As with any physical skill, there is a progression that we have to go through to achieve competence.

    This progression takes time, requires a commitment of personal resources and necessitates considering what a person’s ultimate goals are.

    While many people have achieved a degree of competency just by shooting on their own, following a program that is based on intermediate performance objectives can speed the process and reduce the resources required.

    There are many tasks associated with concealed carry of a firearm, and it’s helpful to break them out into stages that are manageable for each individual. By identifying the tasks necessary and then grouping them, shooters can develop their skills at the pace that is right for them.

    National Rifle Association AP-1 target used for the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, one motivational way to measure and improve shooting skill over time.

    Stage 1: Develop Basic Familiarity With A Handgun

    Firearms, especially handguns, are daunting devices for the first-time user. This is doubly true for those who are not inherently familiar with using hand power tools in general. The deadly potential that firearms possess creates a state of mind in many people that requires a fair amount of instruction to overcome. I have had more than one student tell me that their hands were shaking merely from loading the magazine with ammunition, and it wasn’t because of the physical effort involved.

    At this stage, the emphasis is less on performance-oriented training than it is on underlying education. Often, we in the training community take our subject-matter familiarity and knowledge for granted. Projecting that familiarity and knowledge onto students can alienate them quite easily.

    When I co-taught National Rifle Association Basic Pistol classes, we had great success by using blue guns as the initial tool for teaching grip. There was a noticeable improvement in the students’ first live-fire performance when we began using inert pistols for their initial handling exercises.

    The learning objectives in this stage are:

    • Gun-safety principles.
    • Mechanical understanding of pistol and ammunition.
    • Principles of marksmanship.
    • How to grip and hold a handgun.
    • Shooting from a steady, perhaps resting position.
    • Cleaning and safe storage.

    The .22 caliber pistol reigns supreme as the training tool for beginning shooters. Many people start out on centerfire pistols, but doing so doesn’t always yield the best results. Experiencing an explosion 2 feet from one’s face instantly followed by a sharp strike to the hands is about as unnatural a situation as can be imagined for most people. Minimizing the effects of concussion and recoil in the beginning helps acclimate new shooters in a more palatable way.

    The NRA FIRST Steps and Basic Pistol courses, as well as the National Shooting Sports Foundation First Shots® program, provide a good foundation for new shooters. Many shooting ranges also offer some kind of basic firearms training program that teaches fundamentals.

    The terminal performance objective at the end of the first stages is for the student to be able to safely handle and shoot a firearm on a controlled range.

    Teaching a beginner how to grip with a blue gun helps reduce anxiety and improves early performance.

    Stage 2: Build Defensive Shooting Skills

    Once a person has acquired some basic familiarity with a firearm, it’s time to apply those fundamentals in the context of personal protection.

    This stage is where we learn the proper way to handle and shoot firearms when we are not at the shooting range.

    One of the most important aspects of defensive skill is not marksmanship, but rather practical gun handling, which is a highly overlooked aspect of gun ownership. We handle guns far more than we ever shoot them, so it’s appropriate to learn and practice safe gun handling in a non-range context.

    Our golden rule here is to never allow our muzzle to point at anything we are not prepared to have injured or killed. At times, it will be necessary to muzzle sweep property or inanimate objects, but we want to vigilantly keep our muzzle away from people and pets. That includes parts of our own bodies.

    The shooting exercises at this stage will come from ready positions rather than from the holster. A significant part of training and practice here should involve making a good first hit on the target.

    Many people get into the habit of firing multiple shots too soon. This results in walking the rounds onto the target to get a decent hit, eventually. In your home or on the street, errant misses are a luxury we can ill afford.

    Also, as my colleague Rob Pincus has pointed out, “After the first shot, everyone starts moving.” That means that once the shooting starts the marksmanship problem gets much more difficult. It’s best to seize the initiative immediately by making the attacker “leak” at the get-go.

    The learning objectives for the second stage are:

    • Presentation to a ready position from the holster.
    • Engaging a target from a ready position.
    • Stoppage reduction.
    • Shooting a qualification course from ready position.
    • Instruction on legal issues and how they are applied in the context of home defense.

    The performance objective at the end of the second stage is for the student to be able to shoot a simple State-level qualification course to a 100 percent standard, starting from a ready position.

    Shooting a qualification course provides a mild degree of stress for the student that is useful as a stress inoculation. I prefer the State of Arizona Qualification Course from Arizona’s late firearms-safety program, but other simple tests can suffice. Using a State-accepted course has value because, in the event of legal complications, jurors may not grasp the value of the XYZ training company qualification course, but a State-recognized qualification may be more understandable.

    Practicing flashlight shooting in reduced light on an indoor range develops an important physical skill useful in real-life encounters.

    Beginning from a low, ready position helps the student concentrate on defensive shooting skills.

    Stage 3: Develop Concealed Carry Skills Holster Work

    Learning to work from a holster safely and effectively is a tremendous hurdle in the concealed carry education process.

    There is a reason why few States that require training to obtain a carry license require demonstration of proficiency from a holster — and some forbid it.

    The reason is that it is a complex skill with much liability attached.

    Drawing from a holster is a skill best learned from a seasoned instructor who is competent at performing and teaching the skill. Requisite skills for concealed carry include:

    • Drawing.
    • Reholstering.
    • Manipulation exercises: load, unload, random stoppage reduction.
    • Multiple shots.
    • Garment/purse techniques.
    • Intermediate force options.
    • Awareness and positioning to avoid having to use deadly force at all.

    The use of intermediate force options is often overlooked in concealed carry training. Lacking an intermediate force option such as pepper spray implies that the only active response a person is prepared to make in self-defense is to kill someone. That’s probably not a position that reasonable people would wish to be in, given a bit of reflection.

    At the end of the third stage, the student should be able to successfully shoot a qualification course from a holster, beginning from a start signal. If the class is taken in a State that has a scored qualification course for a concealed weapons license, that is probably the best option. Otherwise, some other scored qualification course is desirable.
    DT 4 series command training target from Law Enforcement Targets train students to make decisions while shooting.

    Stage 4: Use of Deadly Force Live Fire Skills

    Most people cease their concealed carry education once they have learned how to draw from a holster and shoot with two hands. However, there are a number of additional shooting skills that should be learned beyond how to draw from the holster.

    Studying the actual encounters summarized in Concealed Carry Magazine’s “True Stories” shows that skills such as shooting around others, one-handed shooting and reduced-light shooting are sometimes required in the context of personal protection.

    At least one additional training task list has been compiled by the International Association of Chiefs of Police in its use-of-force, live-fire training guidelines for law-enforcement agencies. Summarizing that list, it contains:

    • Qualification at least semiannually.
    • Use of deadly force decision making.
    • Night or reduced-light shooting.
    • Shooting at moving targets.
    • Strong-hand or weak-hand firing.
    • Combat simulation shooting.
    • Shooting where others may be present.

    Deadly force decision making is a significant weak spot in most concealed carriers’ educational repertoire. Obviously, most people do not have access to the sophisticated training devices used by large police agencies.

    However, there are command training targets available from target manufacturers, such as Law Enforcement Targets, that can be used for decision-making exercises. Even on an indoor range, these targets can be used by a pair of shooters to train decision-making skills.

    Stage 5: Ongoing Practice And Skill-Building Exercises

    A huge mistake most people make is to take one training class and at the conclusion assume that they are “trained” and need do nothing else.

    Nothing could be further from the truth. Gun handling and marksmanship are perishable skills that require regular practice. No one would want to have an ambulance driver who took only basic driver’s education and then had never driven again.

    Most initial training will provide only a limited amount of performance-oriented training. It is up to the individual to continue their training and practice, even if it is on an informal basis. There are a number of different informal, yet systematic ways to approach ongoing practice.

    Among them are:

    • The Winchester/NRA Handgun Marksmanship Qualification Program.
    • Shooting indoor International Defensive Pistol Association matches.
    • Shooting other States’ concealed carry weapons qualification courses, especially States you visit.

    Carrying a concealed weapon gives a person more options for personal defense, but also carries with it a great responsibility. That responsibility can be best managed by approaching it in a measured and programmatic method. The famous time management consultant Alan Lakein coined the “Swiss Cheese Method.” Breaking a large task into smaller tasks that can be individually accomplished makes completing the larger task much easier.

    Claude Werner

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    I think it’s safe to say with some conviction that in the year of 2012 the concept of survival prepping is NOT an alien one to most Americans. When National Geographic decides there is a viable market for a prepper TV show (no matter how misrepresentative of true preppers it may be), when Walmart starts stocking shelves with long term emergency food storage kits, when survivalism in general becomes one of the few growing business markets in the midst of an otherwise disintegrating economy; you know that the methodology has gone “mainstream”. There is a noticeable and expanding concern amongst Americans that we are, indeed, on the verge of something new and unfortunate.

    Is it the big bad hoodoo of the soon to expire Mayan Calendar? For a few, maybe, but for the majority of us, no. That jazz is a carnival sideshow designed to make the prepping culture appear ridiculous. We don’t need to believe in magical prophecies to know that there is a catastrophic road ahead; all we have to do is look at the stark realities of our current circumstances. It does not take much awareness anymore to notice looming fiscal volatility, social unrest, the potential for unrestrained war, and the totalitarian boldness of our government. I’ll take the wrath of Quetzalcoatl any day over the manure storm that is approaching us currently.

    With some estimating a count of 3 million prepper families and growing in the U.S., the motto of “beans, bullets, and band-aids” is finding a home amongst legions. However, being closely involved in the survivalist movement during the past six years and speaking with literally thousands of preppers, it has become clear to me that we still have a long journey ahead of us before we can claim true efficiency and mastery.

    Sadly, having a stockpile of food, weapons, and some slick tactical gear is not enough to ensure a high likelihood of survival, at least not in any of the social collapses that have occurred in the past century around the world. It’s a start, but only just…

    There are a number of detrimental weakness to the survivalist movement and considerable holes in prepper knowledge that must be addressed now while we have the time and relative safety to do so. The greatest threat to the common survivalist is not economic collapse, roving bandits, Blackwater mercenaries, or predator drones; those dangers are a piece of cake compared to the threat of an overblown ego, which will get a man killed faster than the most sophisticated smart bomb. If we cannot accept that there is always more to learn, and room to improve, we have been defeated before we have begun.

    The following is just a short list of the many areas in which there is obvious and acute inadequacy in the movement overall…

    Secondary Retreat Locations

    Never put all your eggs in one basket. I hear a lot of tough talk from some survivalists who claim they would rather die than leave their property. Of course, I suspect they will see the error in this brand of bravado when the legitimate chance of death actually arises. There is no harm whatsoever in having a backup plan. I’m not sure any survivalist who doesn’t is really a survivalist. Stand your ground when necessary, but don’t let pure pride and stupidity prevent you from living to fight again another day.

    Physical Fitness And Health

    You may be the Tom Berenger-like master sniper of your particular county, but if you can’t run a hundred yards with your rifle rig without going into coronary thrombosis, then you aren’t going to live long during a collapse scenario. Even those preppers who have age as an excuse…don’t really have an excuse. I personally know survivalists and homesteaders in their 60’s and 70’s who could physically outmatch numerous other preppers of the same age or younger without much effort. The difference? They make a concerted effort to take care of their health.

    Sometimes certain wise-cracks made by the insipid yuppies of our modern era against suvivalists are true, and we should take serious note when this occurs. The primary insult being that many of us are far too fat to outrun or outfight a paper sack, let alone a determined opponent. I have, to be honest, seen chest beating antics from more than a few clinically obese “preppers” that were truly embarrassing. On the bright side, this does not have to be a permanent hindrance to our success.

    The solution is simple: Eat less. Eat healthier. Exercise more.

    A person who has attained a high level of physical fitness has done more than prove his prowess. He has also proven he has the will and the passion to pursue a directed goal and achieve it, regardless of difficulty. This is where the adults are separated from the children in this world. Are you willing to endure extreme difficulty to win something of legitimate value? Do you have the self discipline to forgo certain luxuries and comforts to gain long term advantages? Or, would you rather take the path of least resistance and certain doom? Personal health is no joke for the survivalist.

    Community Building And Networking

    Organization is not the strongest suite of the survivalist movement for a number of reasons. The first being that our paranoia completely impedes our ability to work with others. Now, to be clear, it is not paranoia if they are really out to get you, and with multiple leaked documents like the MIAC Report, the Virginia Fusion Center Report, and the DHS reports on “right wing extremism”, it is not as if our concerns are unfounded. However, the movement needs to realize that the primary object of labeling us as “extremists” and categorizing us as potential threats to national security is to create crippling fear. Their main goal is to condition preppers to censor themselves, and to stifle their own organizational efforts.

    Solid community, even open formation of community, is necessary for countless reasons. The more we isolate ourselves from one another now, the more alone and vulnerable we will be tomorrow. Calls for “OPSEC” should be embraced to a point, but they can also become an excuse for laziness and inaction. No prepper who goes it alone during crisis is going to come out unscathed, if they come out alive at all. This is the great forgotten lesson of survival, from the Depression and Weimar Germany, to Argentina and Bosnia; those persons and families who were isolated simply did not make it. The wide spectrum of skill sets and supplies needed to establish a survival foundation are far too many for any single prepper to attain.

    The logical fallacy that usually prevents survival networking is the argument that if you are a bigger group, you are a bigger target. This thinking shows a lack of prioritization. During a social or economic collapse, EVERYONE is a target. National chaos does not make distinctions between those who never shared their survivalist tendencies and those who did. The DHS might, but they are not the biggest threat to the common prepper. The most dangerous environment for the prepper, no matter what the circumstances may be, is one in which he has no support.

    If you do not have ample neighbors and friends on board with the prepper lifestyle, and who can be counted on in an emergency, then you are not ready, nor are your chances very good. Period.

    Barter Markets And Trade Skills

    At Alt-Market we relentlessly promote the idea of decentralized trade markets because, to be frank, they are going to spring up one day soon whether the IRS, the DOJ, or the Federal Reserve likes it or not. The crisis in the EU has proven my position on the inevitability of the barter dynamic conclusively. These private trade networks are becoming the new foundation for countries like Greece, Italy, and Spain, and it should be noted that the financial instabilities in America far outweigh any of the problem in those places. If we know that economic danger is on the horizon, and we know that barter markets will be the immediate result, then why not build them now, instead of waiting and scrambling after disaster strikes?

    Any survivalist that does not know who he will be trading for essential supplies, and who does not know what skills he will use to garner those supplies, is in for a world of hurt.

    Overlooked But Vital Items

    There is a saying in the survival movement: You’re never done prepping. I absolutely agree. Unless you are a millionaire with a highly organized brain, there will always be some other piece of equipment that you’ll discover you need down the line. That said, there are some things every prepper should have, but many, from my observations, do not. I have also heard every excuse imaginable and some unimaginable when such people are presented with the recommendation that they obtain these items, lack of money being the usual suspect.

    Yes, many of us are broke, or feel broke, these days Invariably, though, when most survivalists examine their financial situation carefully, they will discover a host of peripheral expenses that are unnecessary or outright extravagant. I once had a would-be survivalist make the argument that he could not afford a year’s supply of food, then admit that he had just went on a Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean. This is an extreme example, but it illustrates a common hang up. Now is not the time for people to live beyond their means, or to shrug off their preps so that they can have a new La-Z-Boy, cable TV, an internet gaming account, a high priced vacation, a six day a week stockpile of beer (hey, cut back a day, guys! Try it out and see how it fits) etc. Times are changing, and they will definitely change without us if we are not careful.

    There is always a way to get the preps you need, if you are motivated enough to make it happen. Here are a few items that seem to escape from people’s lists:

    Extra Survival Clothing: Clothing is a real pain for a lot of survivalists because it is one prep that they must absolutely purchase doubles and triples of. Good durable shoes, pants, even socks, can get expensive. Base layer clothing like Smart Wool sometimes costs in the range of $100 or more for a single set. Take the pain, bite the bullet, and get the absolute best clothing you can find in multiples. It may have to last you quite a long time without replacement, especially the artificial fabrics. Imagine having to wear the same vapor producing sweat drenched crusty duds day in and day out while sharing a retreat location with some less than amused buddies. They may end up coming after you before the looters do.

    Body Armor: This stuff is going to be at a premium in the near future. I have already seen price spikes in good body armor in the days after the Aurora Theater shootings. Why? Because the fear is that the establishment will move to try to ban said gear in response, causing a rush to purchase. That fear is not misplaced. Plus, I would imagine a bullet to the gut, whether accidental or intentional, is not an event to celebrate with a rootbeer float. Believe it or not, body armor rigs that include rifle plates are extremely sparse amongst preppers right now, and this simply can’t continue.

    Gas Masks And Filters: Not long ago I wrote about the revolutions and rebellions that took place in Russia after the formation of the Soviet Union against the abuses of communism. At that time, the more successful the rebellion, the more apt the Soviets were to dump chemical weapons over entire towns, mountains, and valleys, to erase the problem. Never expect that a tyrannical government is going to fight fair. In fact, expect that they won’t. Even if you don’t foresee such an event taking place in the U.S., it is imperative that every person owns not just a gas mask, but extra filters as well. Plan on dealing with multiple incidences in which your air will be unsafe to breath.

    NBC Alert Items: How many preppers do you know with a Geiger Counter? I know three, out of the hundreds I speak with regularly. This is not a good sign. If the Fukushima disaster has taught us anything, it is that radiological threats are not just relegated to the realm of nuclear bombs. Every community should have several Geiger Counter devices handy, along with chemical warfare strips which change color when exposed to an offending airborne agent. Remember the panic buying that ensued in Japan for these kinds of goods after the reactor meltdown? Don’t overlook radioactivity. Knowing what has been hit by concentrated fallout and what hasn’t is a tremendous advantage.

    Thermal Countermeasures: A box of road flares, IR flashlights, and IR floodlights, should be in every survivalists home. With the advent of predator drones armed with night vision and thermal vision, as well as numerous other nasty weapons platforms, the need for countermeasures that create false thermal signatures to confuse an attacker with this kind of technology is a must.

    Extra First Aid Supplies: During a collapse, you become the hospital, and no amount of Obamacare is going to help you. Almost every prepper has a first aid kit, but few have one that will really last through a prolonged crisis. Collapse brings with it all kinds of injuries and sicknesses we never think of facing in our current atmosphere, with more frequency than I believe many would like to admit possible. A sterile bandage may be as sought after and as rare as a warm shower in the near future, so stock an ample supply.

    Solar Panels: I am astonished at how many preppers still do not have any solar power capability today. It’s FREE off grid power, for god’s sake! Pay the initial costs, and at at least buy a system that is capable of charging and running batteries and essential electronics that will aid you in your survival.

    Greenhouse: When discussing the idea of relocation, I sometimes hear the assertion that places like Montana are terrible for growing food (usually from people who have never lived in Montana). In fact, a survival garden could be grown almost anywhere, regardless of region or climate, if you use the right methods. One of the best methods is the use of a greenhouse, which many preppers do not have. Set aside your preconceptions of what gardening is, and do what works. Even in winter, some plants can be grown in a greenhouse environment to provide you and your family with precious vitamin rich food. Just build it.

    Raw Building Materials: Do you have a stockpile of lumber and nails? What about raw iron and steel? Sealants to repel pests and maintain your home? Bags of concrete to reinforce a new addition? Think about how much you will need to build after the final shoe drops. Probably a lot more than you have ever built in your life…

    No Room For Error

    Time is running short, and if we are to succeed as a movement, we must be ready to hold a candle to ourselves, admit where we are lacking, and fix the problem while we have the luxury to do so. Ultimately, the most important and most ignored aspect of prepping is our own mindset. Do we have the correct sense of urgency, and are we acting on it? Have we prepared ourselves psychologically for the difficulties ahead? Are we ready to make sacrifices for survival and victory? Will we have what it takes at our core to see this thing through? At this very moment, many do not. But, they have the potential to rise to the occasion. The decision is theirs to make…

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    Submitted by stillwater on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 18:31

    (Disclaimer: The following information on this post is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as offering medical advice. Individuals should seek advice from a qualified health practitioner before pursuing any course of action on their own.)

    This post is a compilation of videos and supporting links for alternative cancer therapies as well as various herbs, foods,and substances that have been shown to have immune boosting/cancer fighting properties. It is by no means a complete list as I have only added sections for which videos have been found; however, I will continue to add sections as new video content becomes available. In the meantime, it would be wise to read "Understanding Treating Cancer With Alternative Medicine", ”An Overview of the Best Alternative Cancer Treatments”, as well as the Articles section of this post to get an overview of the various alternative therapies and why it is absolutely necessary to have an expert in these therapies guide in the selection of the correct protocol and its adaptation to each individual's unique health condition. The articles also discuss the effectiveness of older treatments versus newer more potent protocols. When viewing testimonials for various treatments, it is important to keep in mind that many of the successes with older treatments occurred before the increased use of chemotherapy and radiation. As a result, they may be too weak or ineffective by themselves for those who have undergone conventional treatments.

    Understandably, some readers may have negative attitudes toward alternative medicine. If they watch nothing else on this post, I encourage them to watch The Burzynski Movie and The Beautiful Truth. These two movies have set many on the path of doing their own research and questioning where they get their information from(See article ”How Bogus Scientific Studies Are Created”). Individuals have to take personal responsibility and investigate what they read, even the information presented on this post.
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    Alternative cancer therapies

    Electromedicine therapies (Typically combined w/ a nutritional protocol)

    Herbs, foods, substances with immune boosting/cancer fighting properties

    General nutritional support

    Detoxification - (Under construction)

    Other sections

    _______________________________________ Articles - ***Important reading***

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    BILL HENDERSON PROTOCOL Review - “...the least expensive of the highly potent protocols.” - Bill Henderson is the host of How To Live Cancer Free on Click on “Archived Shows” tab to listen to previous shows.

    Alternative Cancer Treatments - Overview of Bill Henderson’s book, "Cancer-Free", which is “based on the work by Nobel scientist, Dr. Otto Warburg, who discovered a cancer cure in 1931. Today, Bill Henderson, the author of "Cancer-Free, Your Guide to Gentle Non-Toxic Healing", is using those same cancer killing therapies.”
    Overview of Bill Henderson book, “Cancer Free” - Video scrolls through Bill Henderson’s website and highlights various parts of his book and health program.
    Bill Henderson - Short introduction
    Curing cancer at home naturally - Short introduction

    How to Cure Almost any Cancer at Home for $5.15 a Day - (31 min audio)
    Beating Cancer Gently- “Our Health Co-op interviews Bill Henderson, author of Cancer Free. Bill has helped over 2,000 cancer patients.”
    Part 1 - Introduction
    Part 2 - Cancer causes
    Part 3 - Anti-Cancer Diet

    (Bill Henderson Protocol testimonials on Daily Paul: holbrook)

    Note: Michael Vrentas uses the same aspect (Flax Oil/Cottage Cheese -- FOOC) part of the Budwig Diet that Bill Henderson does in his protocol. Bill Henderson said he would include the Cellect product in his protocol if it was less expensive. Review - " of the crown jewels of alternative medicine!"
    Supported by Michael Vrentas who is a cancer researcher and member of the board of directors for The Independent Cancer Research Foundation.
    Bill Henderson’s CANCER-FREE Newsletter (March 2, 2006) - Scroll down to -> (“Get To Know Fred Eichhorn -- You'll Be Glad You Did”) where he talks about Fred, his wife, and their work with cancer patients.
    Bill Henderson’s CANCER-FREE Newsletter (September 26, 2009) - Scroll down to -> (MICHAEL VRENTAS' NEW WEBSITE”) where he talks a bit about Michael’s Cellect-Budwig Protocol. - Michael Vrentas' site - National Cancer Research Foundation was founded by Fred Eichhorn who is the creator of the nutritional supplement known as Cellect. - Product Source which Michael Vrentas uses in his protocol.
    Cellect_Budwig - Michael Vrentas gives an overview of his CDs covering this protocol.
    Part 1
    Part 2

    Testimonials - Most of these testimonials are from people who used Fred Eichhorn's nutritional program exclusively without taking conventional treatments.
    Bill Henderson interviews Wendy and Kim Sonsini -“Both ladies used Fred Eichhorn’s product called Cellect – and no other products – to heal their cancers.“ (Audio) (Interview 1 @ 16:33) (Interview 2 @ 14:30)
    ”Jen K - Brain Cancer”
    ”Anthony L. - Lung Cancer”
    ”Cesar A Sr. - Colon Cancer”
    ”Cowboy Joe - Pancreatic, Liver, Stomach, Throat and Neck Cancer”
    ”Joe Y. - Double Lung and Left Hip cancer - Advanced 4th Stage”
    ”Steve H. - Prostate Cancer and Mercury Poisoning”
    ”Laura H. - Multiple Sclerosis”

    Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez adaptation of the Kelley Therapy. Review - Review of original Kelly Therapy

    Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez on Cancer
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    Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez on Steve Jobs - “Natural health physician and founder Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez discuss about Steve Jobs' health condition on pancreas tumor.”

    Advanced Protocols for Cancer
    “In this interview, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, the author of One Man Alone: An Investigation of Nutrition, Cancer, and William Donald Kelley and co-author of The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer, discusses Kelley Therapy: a fascinating nutritional paradigm for healing degenerative diseases. From their New York office, Dr. Gonzalez and his partner Dr. Linda Isaacs develop patient-specific nutritional protocols for diet, supplementation, enzyme therapy, and detoxification to address disease conditions and help the body cope with profound environmental toxicity.”
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    • A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 cases / 6th edition - By Dr. Max Gerson, MD
      “In 1958, based on thirty years of clinical experimentation, Dr. Max Gerson published this medical monograph. This is the most complete book on the Gerson Therapy. Dr. Gerson (1881-1959), who developed the Gerson Therapy, explains how the treatment reactivates the body's healing mechanisms in chronic degenerative diseases. The book incorporates extensive explanation of the theory with scientific research and the exact practice of the therapy, as well as a presentation of fifty documented case histories. Also included is a modified version of the Gerson Therapy for use with nonmalignant diseases or preventative purposes.”
    • Gerson Therapy Handbook / Updated Fifth Edition - By Dr. Max Gerson, MD
      “The Gerson Therapy Handbook provides a detailed discussion of the Gerson Therapy protocol, starting with procedures at the hospital (including notes from lectures by hospital physicians), necessities for doing the Therapy at home, interpretation of lab tests, and more. It includes juicing schedules and enema formulas, information on healing reactions, adjuvant therapies and procedures, pesticides and merits of organic food. It also includes all of the recipes found in the Gerson Therapy Recipe Book.”
    • Dr. Max Gerson: Healing the Hopeless - Howard Straus
      “Howard Straus, the grandson of Dr. Max Gerson (originator of the Gerson Therapy), chronicles Dr. Gerson’s life. It discusses the development of his world-famous dietary therapy and the struggles this medical pioneer faced as he challenged orthodox medicine with his nutritional protocol. This inspiring and uplifting biography follows Dr. Gerson through Nazi persecution, then persecution in the United States from the medical establishment, the continuation of his work despite the opposition, his questionable death and finally the present, where daughter Charlotte Gerson and the Gerson Institute work to continue his legacy and vision.”
    • Censured for Curing Cancer: The American Experience of Dr. Max - By S.J. Haught
      “S.J. Haught interviewed Dr. Gerson for his story, "The Unveiling of a Quack." Instead he wrote a story that he describes as about "a man who by absolute record had cured people of cancer, including children, and his incredibly courageous and lonely fight against the forces or organized medicine." “
    • A Time to Heal - By Beata Bishop
      “Told that her spreading melanoma would take her life by 1981, Beata Bishop traveled from London to Mexico to begin Gerson Therapy treatment. She writes of her experiences at the hospital with humor and introspection. A Time To Heal illustrates her newfound sense of well-being. “

    The Beautiful Truth
    Trailer - “Garrett is a 15-year old boy living in the Alaskan wilderness with a menagerie of orphaned animals. Growing up close with nature has given him
    a deep understanding of nutritional needs required by diet sensitive animals on the reserve. Unfortunately, the untimely and tragic death of his mother propelled him into a downward spiral and he risked flunking out of school. This led to his fathers decision to home-school Garrett. His first assignment was to study a controversial book written by Dr. Max Gerson.”

    Full Movie - “Raised on a wildlife reserve in Alaska, 15-year-old Garrett was interested in the dietary habits of the farm animals. After the tragic death of his mother, Garrett's father decided to home-school his son and assigned a book written by Dr. Max Gerson that proposed a direct link between diet and a cure for cancer. Fascinated, Garrett embarks in this documentary on a cross-country road trip to investigate The Gerson Therapy. He meets with scientists, doctors and cancer survivors who reveal how it is in the best interest of the multi-billion dollar medical industry to dismiss the notion of alternative and natural cures.”
    The Gerson Miracle
    “The Gerson Miracle examines many of the elements of the Gerson Therapy, explaining why we are so ill and how we have in our grasp the power to recover our health without expensive, toxic or mutilating treatments, using the restorative forces of our own immune systems. Even the most advanced cases of cancer can be successfully reversed using this method. While the results seem miraculous, the real "miracle" lies within our own body and its healing processes.”
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    Dying To Have Known
    “In Dying To Have Known, filmmaker Steve Kroschel went on a 52-day journey to find evidence to the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy -- a long-suppressed natural cancer cure. His travels take him across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, from upstate New York to San Diego to Alaska, from Japan and Holland to Spain and Mexico. In the end, he presents the testimonies of patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the therapy's efficacy in curing cancer and other degenerative diseases, and presents the hard scientific proof to back up their claims. You will hear from a Japanese medical school professor who cured himself of liver cancer over 15 years ago, a lymphoma patient who was diagnosed as terminal over 50 years ago as well as noted critics of this world-renowned healing method who dismiss it out of hand as "pure quackery." So the question that remains is, "Why is this powerful curative therapy still suppressed, more than 75 years after it was clearly proven to cure degenerative disease?" The viewers are left to decide for themselves.”
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    Gerson Institute Educational Video Series
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    Gerson Therapy Testimonials
    A Nurse's Breast Cancer Testiminonial

    Melanoma Survivor's Gerson Therapy Testimonial - Lisa
    Skin Cancer Cured Naturally
    Prostate Cancer Survivor
    Fibromyalgia Testimonial (Gerson Therapy) - Denae
    Jay Kordich and Charlotte Gerson - Jay Kordich and his father were both cured by Dr. Max Gerson.

    Wellness Directory of Minnesota Review - "An historical compendium of 20th-Century medical & scientific literature attesting to the efficacy of Ascorbate (Ascorbic Acid, Cevitamic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate etc. a.k.a. “Vitamin C”) in the treatment and prevention of human and animal illnesses and diseases.” - “Orthomolecular Medicine emphasizes natural substances such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fats, and diet in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Food and chemical sensitivities, candida, and parasites are considered important. Chelation for the elimination of heavy toxic metals is utilized where needed. I am especially interested in the use of mega doses of vitamin C, both orally and intravenously. -Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.” - The Riordan Clinic - “An educational platform on the issues of toxicity and the best ways to support good immune function.”

    Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. Hunninghake on Vitamin C and Cancer - “Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Ron Hunninghake about the role of vitamin C in the treatment of cancer and other illnesses.” Dr. Hunninghake says it is not considered to be a stand-alone therapy, but a perfect adjunct to other therapies and it will reduce side effects. "Dr. Hunninghake is an expert in Vitamin C and has personally supervised over 60,000 Vitamin C administrations."
    IVC Protocol
    “Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Ron Hunninghake of The Riordan Clinic discuss the use of intravenous vitamin C to help combat disease and infection.”
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    The Riordan IVC Protocol - “Riordan Clinic IVC and Cancer Symposium 2010"
    “Presenter: Ron Hunninghake, M.D. - Riordan Clinic's own Dr. Ron Hunninghake served as the keynote speaker for the symposium. Dr. Hunninghake articulated the basic tenets of Riordan IVC Protocol that is now used worldwide in nutritional medicine circles for the adjunctive treatment of cancer. According to the Riordan protocol, "the cause of cancer [is the] failure to restore sustained cellular injury." With the Riordan IVC Protocol high-dose Vitamin C treatment side effects are uncommon, unlike traditional "toxic" chemotherapy treatments. This Protocol boosts immunity, slows the growth of the cancer, relieves pain and fatigue, and reduces many of the side effects of traditional cancer treatments.”

    High Dose Vitamin C Cures Swine Flu And Gets Suppressed! Dr. Thomas Levy MD - “Dr Thomas Levy was brought to New Zealand in the wake of the Alan Smith story on 60 minutes called "Living Proof?" Alan was deathly ill with swine flu and he was cured because of HDIVC (High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C)”

    Power of Vitamin C Featured on 60 Minutes - “Never has the medical bias against high-dose vitamin C been so blatantly obvious in a mainstream media report. You'll want to watch this 60 Minutes segment about a man in New Zealand who was as good as "dead" shortly after contracting the H1N1 virus.“
    Science Breakthrough: The power of high-dose vitamin C unleashed in an oral form! - “View a demonstration of the amazing power of liposomes to dramatically increase delivery of vitamin C to the body.” Dr. Thomas Levy interview with LivonLabs
    How to Make Liposomal Vitamin C at Home - “Have you ever wished you could get the many health benefits of high-dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C at home, at low cost? Discover a cheap and simple way to multiply the effectiveness of oral Vitamin C. One gram of this simple megavitamin C can do the work of up to 8 grams of pure vitamin C by intravenous injection! Wellness expert Arthur Doerksen shows you how to make it in your kitchen in less than 10 minutes. Update - Remember to soak the lecithin granules for 2 - 4 hours before blending with the Vitamin C.”

    (IVC testimonials on Daily Paul: cvazmom)

    OZONE RHP THERAPY Review - Ed McCabe’s official website - "... an information source for Oxygen and Ozone Therapies, Sauna Therapy and all other related Alternative therapies. You will find a collection of articles providing information on the benefits of Ozone, Oxygen and Detoxification Therapies. Education materials are available on all Oxygen Therapies, also education courses on Ozone Application and Therapies."

    • Flood Your Body with Oxygen - By Ed McCabe (
      “Flood Your Body With Oxygen is "Mr. Oxygen" Ed McCabe's follow-up to his best-seller Oxygen Therapies, and is the seminal work on the subject and encompasses its' entirety. DISEASES CAN'T LIVE IN ACTIVE OXYGEN. Proven safe solutions for all the major problems facing our health, our animals, our food supply, and our environment are explained simply and backed up with testimonials and industry and medical cites. Complete explanations and usage of all known Oxygen Therapies.”

    “Ed McCabe, Mr. Oxygen TM is a best selling author and writer in the innovative health area. He has lectured worldwide, and was honored as the recipient of international awards. He is the first and only person in history to create mass public awareness of the existence and benefits of oxygen therapies. Mr. McCabe, along with Senator Harkin and former Congressman Bedell, brought former AIDS patients and their doctors to the National Institute of Health. The patients became healthy due to using oxygen therapy. Mr. McCabe's international expertise, recognition, popularity, and experience enabled him to appear on network US television on April 21st, 1994.
    Mr. McCabe holds a degree in Educational Media from the University of Massachusetts. He is an investigative journalist and leading international author, lecturer, and promoter of oxygen therapies. His ongoing involvement with advanced healing modalities encompassed a span of over 25 years. He solely focused upon oxygen therapies as a research journalist during 12 years of intensive study, investigation, experimentation, interviews, and travel. As a result, he is recognized and acclaimed as an international expert on the subject. “ (Source)
    Ozone a Medical Breakthrough? An Investigative documentary
    “Ozone, a Medical Breakthrough? is a powerful investigative documentary, filmed in 11 countries over 16 years. It tells the story of a simple medical treatment set against the background of politics and economics that control the health care system. Produced by Geoffrey Rogers.”
    "This 2009 documentary is a revised and extended version of Ozone and the Politics of Medicine, which was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as "One of the Outstanding Documentaries of 1994",but was refused for broadcast." (Quote from video)
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    Ozone and the Politics of Medicine
    "One of the Outstanding Documentaries of 1994" "Selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Documentary Committee" (Quote from video)
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    Ed McCabe: Flood Your Body With Oxygen
    “Flood Your Body With Oxygen lists piles of historical and modern studies proving active oxygen's effectiveness, showing its 50-year prolific use internationally, and revealing the top quality documentation proving its safety. Lists of doctors, Naturopaths, clinics, products, and contacts are included. Flood Your Body With Oxygen is written in a lively conversational style for everyone with a body.”
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    Cancer Cure Foundation Review - Product source for apricot seeds in USA - Product Source for apricot seeds in Canada

    A World Without Cancer: The Story Of Vitamin B17
    “This 1974 documentary by G. Edward Griffin explains the hypothesis that cancer is a "deficiency disease" that is brought about by the absence of Nitrilocides from Vitamin B-17 in people's diets, and it shows evidence that a related medical treatment known as Laetrile is able to often cure cancers that have already started. Various issues are discussed including an explanation of the theory, evidence of the treatment being effective including case histories, and an explanation of ulterior motives causing the medical establishment to inappropriately be opposed to such treatment.”
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    Interview with Dr. Szabolic Ladi
    “Dr. Szabolcs Ladi runs a alternative cancer clinic in Hungary, listen to his experiences with laetril / vitamin B17 therapy.”
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    (Apricot seed testimonials on Daily Paul:: cinco & Roy)

    Cancer Cure Foundation Review review of Dr. Johanna Budwig’s life and work
    FlaxSeedOil2 : FlaxSeedOil2 - Created by Sandra Olson

    Flaxseed Oil & Cottage Cheese - “Visit for more information.”
    FOCC - The Introductory Recipe (Budwig's Oil Protein Diet) - “Explains how to make the FOCC from the introductory text mailed out to all new members of the Yahoo FlaxSeedOil2 group.” (Note: It may be necessary to eliminate the honey as it is high in sugar.)


    Gods Way To Ultimate Health Series
    Part 1 - Rev Malkmus Testimony
    Part 2 - Sharing The Biblical Health Message
    Part 3 - Hallelujah Acres Begins
    Part 4 - Hallelujah Acres Starts Growing
    Part 5 - Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Centers
    Part 6 - Hallelujah Acres Website and Health Tip
    Part 7 - Creation Vs Evolution
    Part 8 - Where Does Physical Life Come From
    Part 9 - Health Issues in the United States
    Part 10 - Living Food for a Living Body
    Part 11 - Take Control of Your Health
    Part 12 - Be Not Comformed to this World
    Part 13 - Animal Products
    Part 14 - Animal Products and Disease
    Part 15 - Dairy Products
    Part 16 - Refined Sugar
    Part 17 - White Flour Products
    Part 18 - Cooking Food
    Part 19 - The Pottenger Experiment
    Part 20 - Hallelujah Diet
    Part 21 - Maintenance Diet vs Recovery Diet
    Part 22 - The Self Healing Body
    Part 23 - Digestion & Disease
    Part 24 - The Dangers of Caffeine
    Part 25 - Closing Remarks

    Hallelujah Gardening Guide
    Part 1 - How to Choose a Garden
    Part 2 - Preparing the Soil
    Part 3 - Gardening with Seeds
    Part 4 - Seedlings
    Part 5 - Watering
    Part 6 - Proper Use of Fertilizers
    Part 7 - Small Fruits
    Part 8 - Tomatoes
    Part 9 - Garden Pests
    Part 10 - Edible Landscapes
    Part 11 - Garden Nutrition
    Part 12 - Growing Corn
    Part 13 - Composting
    Part 14 - Melsons
    Part 15 - Irrigation
    Part 16 - Planting Fall Seeds
    Part 17 - Fall Carrots
    Part 18 - Peppers
    Part 19 - Soil Testing
    Part 20 - Energize Your Soil
    Part 21 - Sprouting
    Part 22 - Fall Garden Transition
    Part 23 - 31 - ?
    Part 32 - Poinsettias
    Part 33 - Ordering Spring Seed
    Part 34 - ?
    Part 35 - Worm Farms (Part 1)
    Part 36 - ?
    Part 37 - Pruning Blueberry Bushes

    Health Minister Testimonials - “From prostate, lung, and breast cancer reversals to relief from fibromalgia, hernias, heel spurs, knee pain, and obesity, our recent Health Minister graduates had a lot to say about the benefits of The Hallelujah Diet!”
    Hallelujah Acres Playlists
    (Hallelujah Acres Diet testimonials on Daily Paul: cvazmom, Vantillian)

    Cancer Cure Foundation Review

    Hoxsey Formula - Wellness Directory of Minnesota (Read formula and controversy of effectiveness)
    Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes A Crime
    “The Amazing Story of the Hoxsey Cancer Clinics and the Return of Alternative Therapies

    In 1924, Harry Hoxsey claimed a cure for cancer, herbal formulas inherited from his great-grandfather. Thousands of patients swore the treatment cured them; but the medical authorities branded Hoxsey the worst quack of the century. So began a medical war continuing to this day.
    By the 1950's Hoxsey's Texas clinic was the world's largest, with branches in 17 states. Two Federal courts upheld his treatment's "therapeutic value." Even his archenemy, the American Medical Association, admitted it does cure some cases. Yet organized medicine banned the therapy, exiling it to Mexico where it claims an 80% success rate today.”
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    (Hoxsey Therapy testimonials on Daily Paul: truthsanityalways)

    Cancer Cure Foundation Review
    Bill Henderson & Dr. Carlos Garcia, MD Review - In their book "Cancer-Free"(p. 277), Dr. Garcia said they would consider this treatment "only as a last resort for brain tumors." They weren't impressed with his published "objective response" rate of 57.2% for breast and colon cancer, and the treatment is very expensive. So, they basically feel that there are better, more cost effective alternatives for non-brain related cancers. - Testimonials

    Dr. Burzynski, The Movie
    “Burzynski, the Movie is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food & Drug Administration in American history. His victorious battles with the United States government were centered around Dr. Burzynski's gene-targeted cancer medicines he discovered in the 1970's called Antineoplastons...” (Source)
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    Dr. Mercola Interviews Drs. Stanislaw and Greg Burzynski on Cancer
    “Natural health physician and founder Dr. Joseph Mercola together with Drs. Stanislaw and Greg Burzynski discuss and share novel therapies to naturally addressed cancer.”
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    Dr. Mercola Interviews Rick Schiff
    “Dr. Mercola interviews Rick Schiff about his daughter who had a very serious brain tumor.” Rick was the police officer in the Burzynski movie.
    May Alleviate Cancer Without Chemo, But it's Forbidden - Mercola article summarizing interview
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    (Burzynsk Therapy testimonials on Daily Paul: First10Amendments)

    BECK PROTOCOL Review - Bob Beck Protocol Review - Plasma-Beck Protocol Review - Rife-Beck Protocol
    Bob Beck Protocol
    “Features an interview with Robert (Bob) C. Beck, D.Sc., the creator of the Beck Protocol, as well as interviews with experienced health practitioners and individuals who share their real-life stories about using the Beck Protocol. Introduces the Beck Protocol using clearly defined chapters: Who is Bob Beck? Bob highlights aspects of his career as well as his dedication to bring the use of electricity for health and the Beck Protocol to the attention of mankind. The Beck Protocol: Blood Electrification, Magnetic Pulsing, Ionic~Colloidal Silver and Ozonating Water are outlined by Bob Beck and health professionals. Healing Stories: Features 3 health practitioners who help clients use the Beck Protocol and 9 individuals who have overcome serious health challenges with the help of the Beck Protocol. The Politics of Health: Features author and speaker, G. Edward Griffin, as well as health practitioners. ”
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    Suppressed Medical Discovery To Treat All Disease - “This lecture was given on January 16, 1997 at “The Granada Forum”. “What if someone could come up with a simple system costing pennies to eliminate all pathogens including the HIV virus - do you think the world would jump at it - wrong! That means a cure for all diseases including cancer and leukaemia. Well that's exactly what Dr Steven Kaali invented - a simple blood electrification system that kills all known pathogens and got a patent in just six months. This was such a threat to the Big Pharma that they went to all sorts of trouble in order stop this incredible invention leaking out to the public. This really incensed Dr Robert (Bob) Beck who decided to do something about this corruption and came up with the his own Bob Beck protocol which does not need the removal of blood from the body like Dr Kaali's invention and published the schematics to his machines on the interent (which went viral) before he died a few years later.” (1hr 57min)
    How to cure cancer & HIV
    “This is a rare video, taken in 1996 at Ventura College, of Dr Robert (Bob) Beck. A genius in the field of magnetism and ... all » electricity, he focused the last decade of his life on using micro currents to render all known virus, bacterial and parasites (including HIV!) powerless. This video seriously challenges current drug/chemical-fueled approach western science takes towards the treatment of disease.”
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    "The two DVD documentary set The Royal Rife Story and Royal Rife -In His Own Words are must see videos for those wanting to know about Dr. Royal Raymond Rife. You may not have heard of Dr. Royal Raymond Rife before, but in the first two hour DVD documentary "The Royal Rife Story" you will learn about his great scientific accomplishments. Rife won 14 government awards for scientific discoveries and received an honorary medical degree from the University of Heidelberg for his work in bacteriology. He built the world’s most powerful optical microscopes which overcame the limits of standard research microscopes and became the first person ever to see a living virus. Dr. Rife developed a method of destroying disease-causing microorganisms using frequencies. Also, you will learn about the many other doctors and bacteriologists who worked with him. Rife’s microscopes and bacteriological discoveries were featured in many official medical reports and hundreds of newspaper articles throughout the world. Most of that information is on this site."

    "The second DVD documentary Royal Rife-In His Own Words was made from an audio recording done by Dr. Rife in the 1950’s. John Crane one of Rife’s business partners asked Dr. Rife to explain his work in bacteriology and how he found the cancer virus. Not only did Dr. Rife explain how he found the cancer virus but he talked for almost an hour about his work and the many different organisms he worked with. " - "Your Rife Machine History Educational Website."
    The Rife Machine Report - "A History of Rife's Instruments and Frequencies"
    The Complete Royal Rife CD Collection - Listen to samples or purchace 10hr MP3 CD

    DVD 1: The Royal Rife Story - “This film covers the amazing story of Royal Raymond Rife's life and his cure for cancer using his frequency instruments. “ (10 min sample)
    Full Movie - Scroll halfway down page and choose format. (2hr 12min)

    DVD 2: Royal Rife-In His Own Words - “Here, in his own voice, is Dr. Royal Rife's incredible story about his work on the cancer virus and other microorganisms.“ (7 min sample)
    Full Movie - Scroll halfway down page and choose format. (52 min)

    DVD 3: Royal Rife Lab Film - "Rife's lab film made in 1936 by Dr. Rife showing the isolation of the BX cancer virus."(10 min sample)
    Full Movie - Scroll halfway down page and choose format. (34 min)

    Frequency Generators
    GB-4000 Frequency Generator Protocols For Cancer Stage IV Protocol -
    GB-4000 Frequency Generators - links to this page.

    PAW PAW Review
    Wellness Directory of Minnesota Review

    ”Paw Paw Alternative Cancer Treatment Comparison” - Article - Product Source

    Paw Paw and Cancer: From Discovery to Clinical Trials - Presentation at Columbus, OH (8/31/2003)
    Part 1 - “Dr. Jerry McLaughlin begins to tell the story of his life's work at Purdue University's School of Pharmacy. He led a team of researchers over a twenty-eight year period screening 3500 plant species to find drugs for cancer. The US native paw paw tree yielded interesting molecules called acetogenins that were active against many kinds of tumor cells.”
    Part 2 - “Dr. McLaughlin reviews current treatments in use against cancer.”
    Part 3 - “Dr. McLaughlin reviews current treatments in use against cancer.“ @7:00: Neal Peterson is mentioned
    Part 4 - “Dr. McLaughlin reviews current treatments in use against cancer. “ @6:47: Brine Shrimp Lethality Assay Test
    Part 5 - “Dr. McLaughlin reviews current treatments in use against cancer.“
    Part 6 - “Dr. McLaughlin explains ATP inhibition and how the Multi Drug Resistance (MDR) mechanism works.“
    Part 7 - “Dr. McLaughlin discusses anti-cancer testing, effectiveness with drug resistant cells, compares paw paw's active ingredients with Taxol® and cisplatin, and proves apoptosis.“
    Part 8 - “Dr. McLaughlin presents peer review, mechanism review, and that Paw Paw is not toxic.“
    Part 9 - “Dr. McLaughlin presents clinical results and summarizes the progress to date.“

    One on One with Dr. Jerry McLaughlin - Interviewed Richard Lund of PawPaw.TV (8/31/2003)
    Part 1 - “He gives the background to the field of study he has pursued for more than 28 years.“
    Part 2 - “Dr. McLaughlin talks about paw paw and the special class of molecules that he and his team discovered. He also explains how he used two original methods to screen biological molecules for anti-cancer activity.“
    Part 3 - “Dr. McLaughlin talks about testing the Paw Paw compounds in cell culture and in animals. He compares them to other approved medicines used as controls. He also introduces the effectiveness against drug resistant cancer cells.”
    Part 4 - “He describes his motivation for continuing his work after retirement and of how he taught his own students to take ownership of the discoveries that they make.“
    Part 5 - Dr. McLaughlin discusses his work with the Annonaceous acetogenins at Purdue University.”
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    Part 7 - “Dr. McLaughlin talks about all the safety testing that he conducted while preparing to bring pawpaw extract to the public.“
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    Part 10 - “Dr. McLaughlin talks about what it's like to take pawpaw capsules and tells about people's experiences. He also talks about what he thinks may be avoided or what may be used along with pawpaw.”

    GRAVIOLA Review

    Graviola Tree: A Natural Cancer Cell Killer - Advertisement
    Cancer healing tree - Farmer Ray introduces the graviola tree, its fruit, and uses.

    (Graviola testimonials on Daily Paul: Bob-45)

    Cancer Cure Foundation Review on escharotic salves
    Wellness Directory of Minnesota Review - Greg Caton, Founder of Alpha Omega Labs Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Reflections of FDA Destruction of AO Labs by Cathryn Caton, N.D - “Cathryn Caton, N.D., wife of Cansema creator, Greg Caton, reflects on the infamous FDA raid and destruction of AO Labs in 2003, the refusal by the media to discuss the suppression of legitimate, effective, time-tested cancer cures, and the need to stand up against the suppression.”
    Greg Caton discussing his Cansema mentor - “Greg Caton, discusses his association with his mentor on escharotic preparations, the late Dr. Russell Jordan...”
    Greg Caton on How Cansema® Works
    Escharotic Preparations - Intro by Greg Caton
    “Prior to my U.S. federal imprisonment on bogus FDA charges in 2004 -- not knowing if I would survive the ordeal -- I had this professional video made, instructing viewers how simple escharotics for curing skin cancers are made. The entire history of escharotic preparations and their shameful suppression by the orthodox medical community is detailed in Meditopia®"
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    Cansema® Black Salve testimonial of Jim Carraba
    Vicky Jackson Cansema® skin cancer testimonial
    Joe Coffee testimony of skin cancer cure by Cansema®
    James Carrogram - Cansema® Black Salve skin cancer testimonial
    Jennifer Wilson testifies of many skin cancer successes over 4 years with Cansema®
    Cansema® Black Salve successful Squamous cell carcinoma case (1996)
    Cansema® Black Salve video testimonial - Walter Wence
    Cansema® Black Salve testimonial vet case (1996)
    Cancer testimony from the Ukraine - "Testimony of skin cancer success by use of Cansema on people in the Ukraine." (Must sign in to watch)
    Cansema® Black Salve - Physician's Skepticism Removed

    Dr. Douglas Brodie discusses use of Cansema® against skin cancer
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    Medical Sciences Promotion Video
    “I first saw this video in 1989 ... as explained in the first chapter of Meditopia ( It would, in retrospect, become a contributing factor in my education as to the vast, unspeakably corrupt, world of orthodox cancer treatment. Note: although the audio is good, the video -- made from a 20 year old VCR tape, is poor. (G. Caton)”
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    (Cansema testimonials on Daily Paul: healthnut4freedom)
    HEMP OIL & THC - Rick Simpson’s official website.

    RUN FROM THE CURE - The Rick Simpson Story
    Documentary about Rick Simpson and the use of hemp oil to cure cancer and other diseases.
    Watch or download movie from official website
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    Rick Simpson's CRUSH CANCER WITH HEMP AND TRUTH - “Rick Simpson speaks to the people of the world in his CRUSH CANCER WITH HEMP AND TRUTH FREE INTERNET SEMINAR, all about curing cancer and other diseases with hemp oil.
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    How to Make Rick Simpson's Medicinal Hemp Oil Safely - See video description
    Essential Cannabis Hemp Oil Making Tutorial Using Safe Countertop Distiller & FROZEN Alcohol - See video description
    Hemp Oil Dosage Information - Written by Rick Simpson
    Dad Gives Cannabis Oil to Toddler Battling Brain Cancer - Medical Marijuana
    Vitamin Cannabis Documentary - “Vitamin Cannabis is an ongoing documentary that sets out to prove if Rick Simpsons claims of hemp oil curing cancer as well as various other diseases are true.”
    CANCER-GATE - The Rick Simpson Story - Frankie Picasso, the Unstoppable Coach, interviews Rick Simpson.
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    (Hemp Oil testimonials on Daily Paul: Geeksneek)

    Ingredients: Burdock root, Sheep sorrel, Turkey rhubarb, Slippery elm bark. Some companies add additional ingredients. Review
    Wellness Directory of Minnesota Review
    Article discussing who should not take Essiac Tea

    "In 1920 Rene Caisse met a prospector’s wife who had survived breast cancer. She owed her recovery to an Obijawa Indian tea using four herbs growing in the local Ontario wilderness. Rene went on to save thousands of patients’ lives using her own variation of the herbal formula for all sorts of degenerative diseases – but mainly as a treatment for cancer. Known as "Canada’s Caner Nurse" Rene Caisse never accepted money for her herbal formula."
    "Canada's Cancer Nurse" Cured Thousands - Article by Dr.Carolyn Dean MD ND
    The History of Essiac & Nurse Rene M. Caisse - Product source

    Essiac Tea Cancer Cure
    “Dr. Charles Brusch and Rene Caisse collaborated to conduct clinical trials on Essiac in 1959.”
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    (Essiac Tea testimonials on Daily Paul: The Libertybelle, billieb52)

    Note: Pau D'arco is one of the teas allowed in the Gerson Therapy.
    Wellness Directory Review - Roger Delong's site recommended by Bill Henderson. A link to a reputable product source mentioned by Delong is listed below.

    Pau D’arco Tree - Short video with general info about Pau D’arco and its benefits when taken in various forms

    Note: Jim Sheridan's original formula was called Entelev. Later, it was slightly modified and called Cancell(sold by Ed Sopcak). It has been called Protocel since 1999. Protocel 23 is the Entelev formula. Protocel 50 is the Cancell formula. Review -A must read before taking Protocel. It says Protocel or Cantron cannot be taken with other alternative cancer therapies. Refer to Protocel ebook below for a more detailed explanation. - Elonna is willing to talk to people about their health situation at no charge. See interview with Bill Henderson below. - Tanya Harter Pierce’s site gives the complete history of Cancell. - Product Source for Protocel - International Product Source for Protocel. Called Entelev in Australia.

    Bill Henderson interviews Elaine Hullyberger and Elonna McKibben - “Two Incredible Cancer Survivor Stories” (Audio) (Interview 1 @ 2:00) (2 interview @ 28:55)
    Cantron breast & bone cancer testimonial - Part 1, 2
    Cora’s Entelev testimony - She had cervical cancer and a tumor on her bladder.
    Irene’s lung cancer testimonial
    Cantron testimony with pancreatic cancer
    Cancell ovarian cancer and chrons testimony
    Cancell lung cancer testimony
    Cancell and brain cancer
    Cancell cancer and aids testimony on the Maury Povich Show
    Cancer Survivor Praises Controversial Cantron Treatments
    LaSalle Man Turns To Controversial Treatments For Cancer - “Bernie Mulligan, 45, of LaSalle talks about using alternative remedies -- including the controversial Cantron -- in his fight against terminal stomach (& liver) cancer.” He also used dandelion root extract.
    Mark used Cantron on his dog’s cancer

    Interview clips of Ed Sopcak & Jim Sheridan about the history of Entelev & Cancell - Part 1, 2
    Andy Cantron Talk - Part 1, 2, 3, 4 - Andy talks about how to use Cantron. (Note: The primary source of information to use is the Protocel ebook mentioned above. I simply added this talk to show some of the experience people have had.)

    PROSTABEL - Product Source for Prostabel. Natural Source International was started by Dr. Beljanski’s daughter. - The Beljanski Foundation | CIRIS Association. Bill Henderson says that CIRIS “is composed of about 4,000 cancer patients healed using Beljanski's substances.“

    • Biography
    • Testimonials
    • Cancer's Cause, Cancer's Cure: The Truth About Cancer, Its Causes, Cures, and Prevention - Book by Dr. Morton Walker, DPM (
      Bill Henderson calls it the most complete description of Dr. Beljanski’s research that he has seen.
    • Extraordinary Healing - Book by Dr. Stephen Coles, MD, PhD (
      “Extraordinary Healing documents the extraordinary story of French researcher Mirko Beljanski, known as the father of environmental medicine. Beljanski's discovery of destabilized DNA and the specific plant molecules that can help restore DNA to a healthy state and stop pathological cells from replicating have led to many miraculous cures and prolonged survival for thousands of cancer patients, including French President Francois Mitterand. Previously well-known only in France (where citizens picketed in the streets to be able to use the same protocols which extended the life of President Mitterand), Beljanski's protocols are now gaining popularity in the U.S. and are being used by scientists at Columbia University. L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D., an expert on supercentenarians-people who live beyond the age of 110-gives an insightful account of the revolutionary approach to prevention and support pioneered by Beljanski, who spent thirty years at the prestigious Pasteur Institute in Paris.”

    Bill Henderson interviews Dr. L. Stephen Coles - “Bill Henderson interviews Dr. L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D. about his book, Extraordinary Healing, on a unique natural substance for healing cancer. The book covers the work of Dr. Mirko Beljanski, Ph.D., who began researching cellular biology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris in the late 50?s. His discovery of what is called “reverse transcription” within the cell is the basis for substances which seem to be healing both prostate cancer and breast cancer with possible future proof for many other cancers ... At the beginning of Bill’s interview with Dr. L. Stephen Coles, you’ll hear why Dr. Mirko Beljanski was robbed of the Nobel Prize–and how Dr. Beljanski’s work with DNA, RNA, and RNAi could have set us on a course to a Cancer cure over 50 years ago!” (Audio) (Interview @ 22:30)
    Bill Henderson interviews Dr. John Hall - “Bill Henderson interviews Dr. John Hall, the Director of Research for Natural Source International in New York City. Dr. Hall explains the action of several of Natural Source’s products; in particular, one which Bill has found improved his prostate problems dramatically: Prostabel.” (Audio) (Interview @ 14:44)
    Bill Henderson’s CANCER-FREE Newsletter (March 31st, 2012) - Scroll down to –> ("Cancer's Cause, Cancer's Cure" -- Blockbuster Book!") where he talks about Dr. Morton Walker's book. This article came subsequent to his interview with Dr. Stephen Cole.

    Ingredients: Milk thistle extract, Bacopa extract, Ashwagandha root powder, Green tea extract, Tumeric extract Review - "Protandim is the most effective product on earth to minimize and neutralize the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Much of the damage done by orthodox cancer treatments are from oxidation. Protandim is one millions times more effective as an anti-oxidant than normal anti-oxidants!" - Product Source for Protandim.

    Dr. Joe McCord Speaks About Protandim
    Dr. McCord Science Update
    Dr. Joe McCord on Protandim
    “Dr. Joe McCord discusses the science of Protandim at the LifeVantage Inaugural Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.“ (April 2011)
    Part 1
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    Part 4 - @5:58: Discusses the synergy of all 5 ingredients at low concentration produces an effect 18x the sum of its parts.
    Part 5 - @4:24: Discusses tumor suppressive activity of Protandim
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    The History of Free Radical Biology - Dr. Joe McCord
    Protantim Review Lecture
    “Dr. Dondee Nettles discussed the breakthrough scientific evidence proving that Protandim is more effective than common dietary antioxidants. Topics include the difference between direct and indirect antioxidants, powerful antioxidant enzymes, and the new paradigm in antioxidant therapy.“
    I'm not sure if he views Vitamin C as having pro-oxidant effects in every situation, but his information on the benefits of indirect antioxidants over direct antioxidants compelling.
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    What is Peer Reviewed Research? Protandim, Cancer & Chemotherapy - Dr. Joe McCord (October 2010)
    Protandim as Seen on PBS Healing Quest
    Protandim anti-aging breakthrough – ABC Primetime - “Protandim is the only supplement clinically proven to reduce oxidative stress by an average 40%, slowing down the cell aging process to the level of a 20 year-old.“ (2005)
    Protandim Promotional Video - Good digital visual aid
    Manufacturing Protandim
    Montel Williams interviews Dr. Joe McCord & Dr. David Perimutter about Protandim


    Dr. Mercola Interviews Carole Baggerly - “Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Carole Baggerly, founder of Grassroots Health regarding her fascinating history that suits her for the role.
    GrassrootsHealth | Vitamin D Action - GrassrootsHealth | Vitamin D Action
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    Institute of Medicine Vitamin D Rebuttal
    Parts 1-3: “Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. John Cannell discuss the Institute of Medicine's recent findings regarding Vitamin D.“
    Parts 4 & 5: “Dr. Joseph Mercola and Grassroots Health founder, Carole Baggerly, discuss the Institute of Medicine's recent findings regarding Vitamin D.”
    Why the New Vitamin D Recommendations Spell Disaster For Your Health - Mercola article summarizing interview
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    Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. David Brownstein on Iodine
    “Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. David Brownstein discuss the possible effects caused by nuclear catastrophe in Japan and how you can be protected.”
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    Alternatives to Iodine for Protection Against Radiation
    “Dr. Joseph Mercola and Ori Hofmekler discuss the alternatives to iodine for protection against radiation.” Dr. Hofmekler talks about the harmful effects of high levels of iodine and selenium on thyroid function and argues that we should supplement our iodine intake from food sources.
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    Kombucha Tea
    Note: White sugar is used in solution to feed the bacteria and yeast. It is said that most of this is used up in the fermentation process but that would depend on how long it is fermented. According to one herbalist, the sugar is broken down into fructose and sucrose. The sucrose is used up faster that the fructose. There is a debate on how much sugar remains so a person may not want to include this in their diet if they are on a strict program of no sugar. Despite this, there appears to be anecdotal evidence of kombucha having cancer preventing properties.

    Kombucha - From the history of medicine in the USSR - A dramatic, behind-the-scenes account of the history of Kombucha Tea in the USSR.

    • Episode from 1951 to 1953 and how the USA has profited by it since 1983.
    • Background to the breaking off of a promising research project on cancer therapy in the Soviet Union.
    • US President Ronald Reagan cured of cancer with metastases.
    Kombucha Tea (Video Library) - Posted by stillwater

    • Kombucha - Healthy Beverage and Natural Remedy from the Far East - "Günther's book goes into considerable detail and includes many references. It is an excellent book that is the result of many years of studying Kombucha. I think this book is the original source of much of the current information on Kombucha."
    • Benefits of Kombucha - "This "Benefits of Kombucha" list was compiled by Bev Ferguson, owner of Kombucha Manna International. These results are from a survey she posted over the Kombucha Mailing List. The Kombucha mailing list is a group of over 600 people from all over the world who share their experiences with Kombucha on a daily basis. These benefits are based on their own experiences."
    • Kombucha Testimonials - From Günther W. Frank's website (Text)
    • Kombucha Testimonials - From (Text)

    ENZYMES, WHEATGRASS, & SPROUTING Review - Ann Wigmore and Wheatgrass

    • Enzyme Nutrition - By Dr. Edward Howell, MD (
      “Dr. Howell is often called the "father of food enzymes". During the '30's and '40's of this century, he did incredible research to prove that food enzymes were an essential nutrient, and that cooking and processing of foods destroy them, thereby creating dramatic changes in our ability to digest food and remain healthy. This is a classic in the field.”

    • "The Science of Sprout Nutrition" - “Here you will find a list of documents regarding nutrition in sprouts. These documents have been gathered from around the web. We give credit whenever possible. We can not substantiate everything, but we have been fairly picky about what we put here.“ (
    • My Life Story - By Dr. Ann Wigmore
    • Why Suffer?: How I Overcame Illness & Pain Naturally - By Ann Wigmore (137 page book on Scribd)
    • Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine: The Complete Guide to Using Grasses to Revitalize Your Health - By Steve Meyerowitz (
    • The Wheatgrass Book: How to Grow and Use Wheatgrass to Maximize Your Health and Vitality - By Ann Wigmore (
      “The Wheatgrass Book is written by Ann Wigmore - the woman who introduced wheatgrass juice to America 30 years ago. Ann's book contains a wealth of information on wheatgrass - from its nutrient properties to ways of easily growing it for the home juicer. Chapters include: green power from wheatgrass, how wheatgrass chlorophyll works, super nutrition from wheatgrass, how to grow and juice wheatgrass and the many uses of wheatgrass. This is a must for the person serious about incorporating wheatgrass into his or her health regimen.”
    • The Sprouting Book: How to Grow and Use Sprouts to Maximize Your Health and Vitality - By Ann Wigmore (
      “Written for everyone who is interested in good nutrition at a low cost and with great taste, this highly practical and fully illustrated book provides readers with all the information necessary to start and maintain an indoor sprout garden. The book discusses a wide variety of sprouts and sprouting methods, explains the sprouts importance in a healthy diet and presents a wealth of simple and delicious recipes.”
    • Growing Wheatgrass, Sunflower, Pea Greens and Buckwheat Lettuce DVD - Michael Bergonzil (Purchase) “In this 2 hour DVD, you will learn how to grow wheatgrass, sunflower greens, pea greens and buckwheat lettuce, right in your own home, no matter where you live or what part of the country you live in!”

    Q & A: Michael Bergonzi on growing wheatgrass
    "Q & A with Michael Bergonzi and Sean Herbert of Got Sprouts."
    1 - “Michael's Introduction“
    2 - “How do I Get Started Growing At Home?“
    3 - “Why should I drink wheatgrass?”
    4 - “When should I cut the grass?”
    5 - “What temperature should I grow in?”
    6 - “What kind of water should I use?“
    7 - “What is the biggest mistake people make when they grow wheatgrass?“
    8 - “What is the biggest mistake people make when they juice?”
    9 - “What do I grow in?“
    10 - “What about mold?”
    11 - “What about lighting?“
    12 - “What about gluten sensitivity?”
    13 - “What should I do if it makes me sick?”
    14 - “The Differance Between Seeds.”
    15 - “Soil Vs Hydroponic“
    16 - “Should I grow inside or outside?“
    17 - “Should I give wheatgrass to my pets?“
    18 - “Should I add mineral solutions?”
    19 - “How should wheatgrass taste?”
    20 - “How much wheatgrass should I use for a week?”
    21 - “How Much Wheatgrass should I drink?“
    22 - “How much water should I use?“
    23 - “How much soil should I plant in?”
    24 - “How long does it take to grow wheatgrass?“
    25 - “How long do I soak the seeds?"
    26 - “How do I store the Wheatgrass?“
    27 - “How do I store the seeds?”
    28 - “How do I get started juicing?”
    29 - “How do I keep it simple?"

    Sprouting - The Sprout People

    Sprouting Broccoli in an Easy Sprout Sprouter - “Broccoli Sprouts contain up to 50 times as much antioxidant as mature broccoli. As a result they have become extremely popular since that discovery - back in 1997. Growing Broccoli Sprouts is very similar to growing Leafy Sprouts, but there are a few notable differences. In this 10 minute video we show you everything you need to grow the best Broccoli Sprouts possible. These instructions will work perfectly for any non-mucilaginous Brassica - Radish, Cabbage, some Mustards, Tatsoi and Turnip. Happy Sprouting!”
    Short Bit: Sprouting & "Garbage" Disposals
    Growing Bean Sprouts in a SproutMaster - “As we've said before, all beans sprout the same way - so these instructions will show you how to grow any bean sprout in a SproutMaster. SproutMaster is the finest Tray Sprouter in the world (in the opinion of Sproutpeople). It's versatile - you can grow just about anything, and easy to grow in. Today's star - representing bean sprouts - is our lovely pea mix; Pea Carnival.”
    Sprouting Beans in a Jar - “Sproutpeople's 1st video tutorial takes you through the process of sprouting beans. In this video we are using a jar as our sprouting device. The Jar is the least expensive sprouter, but it can be more difficult to use than other sprouters. It is however, perfect for sprouting beans.”
    Sprouting Beans in an Easy Sprout Sprouter - “Bean Sprouts come in many shapes and sizes. Bean Sprouts offer a wide range of flavors and textures. In this video we use our wonderful San Francisco Mix (a blend of 13 lovely legumes) to show you how quick and easy it is to sprout beans. Using our most popular sprouter, the Easy Sprout - success is virtually guaranteed, and wow - is it easy!”
    Growing Bean Sprouts in a Hemp Bag - Bean sprouts all grow the same way, so these instructions will work for any bean you want to sprout in a bag sprouter. The Hemp Bag is phenomenally easy to use, and beans are the perfect crop to grow in it. This video stars Sproutpeople's gorgeous mix of lentils; Peasant Mix as "The Bean". Happy Sprouting!”
    Growing Leafy Sprouts in an Easy Sprout Sprouter - “In this movie we take you from dry seed to fully grown French Garden (our most popular mix, it is a clover based blend and so is representative of all Leafy Sprouts - including Alfalfa), using the perfect Easy Sprout Sprouter. This is very detailed and runs right up to the maximum time YouTube allows.”
    De-Hulling Leafy Sprouts - “In this movie, we take you through the process of removing hulls from Leafy Sprouts (Alfalfa, Clover, and our Gourmet Mixes), using a Salad Spinner. This method will also work for Brassica (Broccoli, Radish, Mustard, etc.) Sprouts.”
    Sprouting Bird Mixes in an Easy Sprout - “Easy Sprout is not only our personal favorite, and most popular sprouter, it is downright famous in the avian community. Sproutpeople has been offering Bird Mixes for years - thanks to the tenacity of bird people who demanded mixes specifically made for their feathered companions. In this video we show you everything you need to know to grow perfect crops of sprouts for your flock.”
    GROWING WHEATGRASS and SPROUTS - Wheatgrass growing dvd introduction

    Manual Wheatgrass Juicer - Healthy Juicer by Lexen Products - “Here is a wonderful video review about the best manual wheatgrass juicer on the planet! By - purchase the healthy juicer here!
    How to grow Wheatgrass and other Green Sprouts indoors - Got Sprouts?
    RARE Ann Wigmore Sprouting Video - “This is rare footage of Dr. Ann Wigmore teaching sprouting.”
    DR. WALLACH'S 90 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS - (Products based on his 'plant derived' Colloidal Minerals)
    Note: Some of the advice in the interviews may not be appropriate for cancer patients. Ex. Dr. Wallach mentions eating large quantities of eggs in different places. The main focus in this section is his core nutritional products based on his colloidal minerals. - Official Site
    Dead Doctors Don't Lie Show - Listen to his live radio program on KSCO News Talk Radio or the podcasts.

    Joyce Riley interviews Dr. Wallach of Youngevity on The Power Hour - Probably the most informative interview about Dr. Wallach's core products, add-ons, and the amount to take per body weight. @30:05-42:50 he talks about the three core products and some add-ons. Other products are mentioned earlier in the interview though. (04/12/2012)
    The Best of Dead Doctors Don't Lie - See video description to jump directly to any of twenty five topics discussed.
    Alex Jones interviews Dr. Joel Wallach - (05/08/2012)
    Alex Jones interviews Dr. Joel Wallach - (05/22/2012)

    Vitamins & Minerals - By Dr. Joel Wallach DVM, ND
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    Have You Heard
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    Part 8 interviews Dr. Joel Wallach
    Curing Diseases Caused by Physicians
    Why Aren't Cures Readily Available
    Athletes Don't Live Long
    You Need More Salt

    SULFUR & MSM (METHYL SULFONYL METHANE) Review of MSM and Vitamin C ("Super MSM") Protocol
    The MSM Miracle - “The official website of the MSM - Medical Information Foundation. A non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of information about MSM” (Pdf format) - Product Source

    Dr. Mercola Interviews David Wolfe on Healthy Habits (Part 3 of - Part of an interview where David Wolfe talks about MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) with Dr. Mercola. David Wolfe recommends using wood pulp or tree-derived MSM. He also recommends to take MSM with a whole plant based vitamin C (Ascerila, Rose hip, Camu berry).
    Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Stephanie Seneff
    “Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Stephanie Seneff about her interesting perspective about sulfur.”
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    Bill Rich Lecture on MSM
    “Bill Rich was the first person to use the nutrient MSM for human consumption. In this video he talks about his personal experiences as well as the health benefits of MSM. DVD copies of this presentation are available on our web site, The opinions expressed in this video are the opinions of the Author and no claims are made as to their accuracy.”
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    60 Minutes interviews Dr. Stanley W. Jacob, MD about DMSO
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    Sugar: The Bitter Truth - “Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.”
    The Fluoride Deception - “In this video, award-winning journalist Christopher Bryson examines one of the great secret narratives of the industrial era; how a grim workplace poison and the most damaging environmental pollutant of the cold war was added to our drinking water and toothpaste.”
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    ASPARTAME - Sweet Misery, A POISONED World - “This documentary discusses the dangers of Aspartame and MSG, the flavour enhancers that are linked to the increase in brain cancer and brain disorders, and many other degenerative diseases. The narrator, Cori Brackett recovered from MS (Multiple Sclerosis) following the removal of aspartame from her diet, which she had been ingesting from drinking diet coke and 'natural sweeteners'.”
    Scientists under Attack: Genetic Engineering in the magnetic Field of Money
    “Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished scientists and their careers are in ruins. Both scientists choose to look at the phenomenon of genetic engineering. Both made important discoveries. Both of them are suffering the fate of those who criticise the powerful vested interests that now dominate big business and scientific research. Statements made by scientists themselves prove that 95% of the research in the area of genetic engineering is paid by the industry. Only 5% of the research is independent. The big danger for freedom of science and our democracy is evident. Can the public -- we all -- still trust our scientists?”
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    Vaccine Nation
    "At the end of the eighteenth century, British physician Edward Jenner, with highly questionable medical credentials, initiated the theory and practice of live virus immunization that continues to serve as the scientific basis for the ever increasing vaccination of the world's citizens. With the number of vaccinations given to infants and children rising, kids are receiving doses of toxic mercury and other heavy metals well above environmental safety levels. Yet the medical evidence is clear. Mercury, known as thimerosal, and other heavy metal additives are highly toxic and threaten children with neurological damage. The long-term efficacy of global vaccination remains controversial, inconclusive and is suspect in light of the powerful corporate interests, lobbying efforts, and profits associated with a multi-billion dollar vaccine industry. In his documentary film Vaccine Nation, award-winning investigative film director Dr. Gary Null challenges the basic health claims by government health agencies and pharmaceutical firms that vaccines are perfectly safe."
    Full Movie

    Cell Phone Dangers | Dr. Devra Davis @ National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) - Dr. Davis talks about the dangers of cell phone use and the evidence supporting her conclusions.
    DENTAL PROCEDURES - Links between root canals, mercury amalgams and disease - Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
    The Price-Pottenger Story - Trailer

    • Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects - By Weston A. Price, MS., DDS., FACD (Read Online)
      (Alternate link at Project Gutenberg)
      ( - "For nearly 10 years, Weston Price and his wife traveled around the world in search of the secret to health. Instead of looking at people afflicted with disease symptoms, this highly-respected dentist and dental researcher chose to focus on healthy individuals, and challenged himself to understand how they achieved such amazing health. Dr. Price traveled to hundreds of cities in a total of 14 different countries in his search to find healthy people. He investigated some of the most remote areas in the world. He observed perfect dental arches, minimal tooth decay, high immunity to tuberculosis and overall excellent health in those groups of people who ate their indigenous foods. He found when these people were introduced to modernized foods, such as white flour, white sugar, refined vegetable oils and canned goods, signs of degeneration quickly became quite evident. Dental caries, deformed jaw structures, crooked teeth, arthritis and a low immunity to tuberculosis became rampant amongst them. Dr. Price documented this ancestral wisdom including hundreds of photos in his book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration."
    • Root Canal Cover Up - By George E. Meinig DDS, FACD (
      “Bacteria trapped inside the structure of teeth migrate throughout the body. They may infect any organ, gland, or tissue and can damage the heart, kidneys, joints, eyes, brain, and endanger pregnant women. Learn how these infections were discovered by Weston A. Price, DDS in a 25 year Root Canal Research Program which was carried out under the auspices of the American Dental Association, and were subsequently covered-up.”

      • The 3 1/2 Year Success of Root Canal Cover-Up - Article by George E. Meinig, DDS, FACD - “Dr. Meinig's Root Canal Cover-Up describes the extensive and meticulous root canal research of Dr. Weston A. Price, carried out over a period of 25 years. Originally published in two massive volumes, totaling 1174 pages, Price's work remained unknown to the world until Dr. Meinig's Root Canal Cover-Up translated Price's scientific findings into layman's terms. The following report describes Price's findings on root canals, and details Dr. Meinig's efforts to make them known to the public.”
      • Dental Infections, Oral & Systemic, Volume 1 plus Dental Infections & the Degenerative Diseases, Volume 2 - “1174 pages, 2 volumes in 4 parts” (Purchase from PPNF)

    Dr. Hal Huggins DDS, MS

    • IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD: The Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness - By Hal Huggins DDS, MS (
      “Dentist Huggins has led the fight to alert the public and health professionals to the dangers of using mercury in the amalgams used to fill teeth. Here he describes his battle with the American Dental Association and the results of his research studies. After explaining mercury toxicity, he describes such conditions as neurological and immunological diseases that can result from this toxicity. His discussion also includes the diagnosis of mercury toxicity and the pros and cons of having mercury amalgam fillings removed. He indicates that there are often no definitive answers in the diagnostic process and that the final proof of mercury toxicity is whether the patient feels better when mercury fillings are removed. A useful if very detailed look at a continuing health controversy. Karen Graves”

    Dental Decay - (Article) Hal A. Huggins, DDS, MS discusses Dr. Ralph Steinman’s findings on the origin of dental decay. "What this dental procedure does to health is common among most dental procedures. That commonality is blood stasis. In the living tooth, a tooth whose root canal system is in tact, stasis locally begins when the outward flow of lymph from this system is inhibited. An instance of misdirected, or reversed, flow is when sugar is consumed. This reversal is temporary, however, provided the flow was fine before sugar consumption. The longer something adverse to this flow is in the mouth, the worse the flow is. This flow cleans teeth by removing toxins and bad and dead bacteria, and it replenishes teeth. Signs of reversed flow are decay, infection and pain. Ralph R. Steinman, DDS, discovered this flow in the 1950s. A pamphlet of this work of his is at hugginsappliedhealing(dot)com. Also reconsider those cleaning agents, tooth whiteners and lumineers. A-B-B-A"
    Dr. Hal Huggins - 1996 Tesla Symposium
    “Informed Consent: It's Against the Law by Dr. Hal Huggins Yes, in the State of Colorado it is against the law for you to be involved in the decision (or even request) that dental toxic mercury, nickle, or copper be removed from your mouth. Who owns your body? The State! In this program Dr. Huggins will reveal many of the reasons behind his battle with the American Dental Association and the State Board. Now he has no fear of reprisal and can tell which dental products are involved in Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Breast Cancer, and Alzheimer's.”
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    Diagnosis and Treatment of Cavitational Osteonecrosis - “This is a video that Kerrie and I made for Susan Stockton that is extremely insightful. It explains the common but largely unknown condition called Cavitational Osteonecrosis of the jawbone, and it's widespread ramifications that manifest as facial pain, but can also manifest symptoms anywhere in the body. Cavitations are caused primarily from ischemia from root canal treatment, improper extractions, and other trauma. Dr. Wes Shankland, facial pain expert, explains the history, as well as the diagnosis and surgical treatment of this condition of necrotic bone.” (A-B-B-A warns about not allowing the use of fillers.)
    The Dental Connection - Suzin Stockton, M.A.
    “This DVD deals with the role of jawbone cavitations in disease causation.”
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    Part 14 - (Click on “Videotapes” link on Suzin Stockton's website to purchase two videos under “Hidden Dental Pathology, Systemic Disease and Detoxification Seminar” .
    - “Michael Margolis, DDS - The Holistic Dental Practice”
    - “Wesley E. Shankland, II, DDS, PhD - Diagnosis & Treatment of Osteo-cavitations”

    Dental Cavitations
    “Video examining the long-term consequences of tooth extraction sites which can form cavities within the jawbone leaching toxins and causing a variety of chronic health consequences. From the dentist, naturopath and author of Chronic Fatigue, ME and Fibromyalgia: The Natural Recovery Plan, Dr Alison Adams.”
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    Root Canals, Cavitations & Other Oral Obstacles to Optimal Health
    “Could your mouth be interfering with your health?
    Two common sources of infection that biological dentists are especially concerned with are root canal teeth and cavitations. These and other oral blocks to systemic health are clearly explained in this presentation by naturopath Dr. Dawn Ewing, author of "Let the Tooth Be Known," an intro to biological dentistry and the tooth-body connection for the general public.”
    Part 1 - “Part One covers tooth anatomy and physiology, root canals and their drawbacks.”
    Part 2 - “Part Two explains why a root canal filling can't be considered sound biological therapy even if lasers and ozone are used. It also introduces the concept of focal infection and the importance of removing the periodontal ligament from the bone when a tooth is extracted to avoid cavitation formation.”
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    Nine Steps To Take Now To Prepare For The Perfect Storm Of Civil Unrest

    By Gaye Levy
    August 2, 2012

    According to an Army field manual “In these modern times, demonstrations, civil unrest, public disorder, and riots happen for a number of reasons.

    Some of these reasons are economic hardships, social injustices, ethnic differences (leading to oppression), objections to world organizations or certain governments, political grievances, and terrorist acts. An event can be triggered by a single cause or a combination of causes.”

    The manual (FM 3-19.15) further states that “gatherings in protest are recognized rights of any person or group, regardless of where US forces may be operating. This fundamental right is protected under the Constitution of the US.”

    These are interesting if not downright frightening times. To all but the most ignorant, government and elected officials have sold out to corporations with deep pockets and hidden agendas. The tenets of freedom from tyranny are being challenged on a daily basis.

    In addition, not a day goes by that a new financial or consumer scam comes in to the public eye, further eroding our trust in a system that was at one time steeped in honor and trust.

    In addition to the challenge of a corrupt system of governance, we have massive unemployment and underemployment in all age groups. Cities, counties and even countries are bankrupt or close to it. Health care costs are out of control as are prescription drug costs.

    The food supply is being manipulated for the profit of greedy corporations.

    Added to all of this dismal and gloomy news is the reality that sustained droughts have destroyed crops and is resulting in the premature slaughter of farm animals due to projected shortages in feed. And finally, we have an election year where neither mainstream candidate has the guts to speak the truth.

    The Perfect Storm is Brewing

    In my opinion we are close to the tipping point and close to a perfect storm of civil unrest.

    That tipping point is being triggered by the looming food crisis and the November election debacle. Evidence? Look around and you will see that we are already seeing unprecedented robberies, shootings and suicides – all of which are signals that all is not well in the homeland. It only stands to reason that civil unrest including riots, looting and domestic terrorism will be next.

    For the sake of argument, let us take a look at recent suicides. According to some experts, including Eve Meyer, executive director of San Francisco Suicide Prevention, economic despair is common reason for suicide.

    In despondency, people feel that they would rather be dead than be homeless. But what if suicide is not the answer either due to religious reasons or simply due to the overwhelming need for vengeance and revenge against a system that has failed to deliver as promised?

    The answer will be protests, crime and domestic terrorism and not necessarily in that order. After all, when you have nothing to loose, why not strike back? So what if you crack? It makes sense that you can risk it all when all is equal to nothing at all.

    What happens when there is a perfect storm? Chaos, plain and simple. Whether at sea or whether on land, there is no rule book prescribing what will happen next. In a perfect storm, you may be able to ride the wave to safety and then again, maybe not.

    Which gets us to the point: how do you prepare when a perfect storm is brewing?

    Today I present nine steps for prepping for civil unrest.

    Nine Steps to Take Now to Help You Prepare for Civil Unrest
    1. Make sure your basic backup supplies are in order. This includes adequate food, water and sanitation supplies for at least a two week period and preferably a month or even longer.

    2. Take stock of your first aid kit to insure that you have sufficient medical supplies, remedies and prescription drugs. For ideas, see the first aid section of this article.

    3. Inventory the security features in your home to determine weaknesses that need to be strengthened. See the article A Dozen Home Security and Crime Prevention Tips for the Prepper for tips on securing the homestead.

    4. Set up a personal self defense system. If you own a firearm, apply for a concealed weapons permit, stock up on ammo and practice shooting at the range. Invest in pepper sprays, bully clubs, and heavy-duty tactical flashlight that can be used to temporarily blind an assailant.

    5. Form a community of like minded people that will drill together and that will band together for protection and safety during times of chaos.

    6. Stockpile cash in small bills. In a massive and chaotic riot situation, ATMs and banks are likely to be closed or inoperable.

    7. Accumulate goods for barter. When the stores are closed – or the supermarket and hardware store shelves are empty – you may need to call on others for the supplies you need but did not anticipate. Have something to barter. Spirits (including beer, wine and good old Jack Daniels) are always good choices as as are candles, batteries and food items including fresh eggs and home grown garden vegetables

    8. Don’t forget about children, the elderly and your pets. In a riot or lock down situation, they may become fearful and panicked. Stow away some amusements and comfort items for them as well.

    9. Keep a level head and your mouth shut. If by some chance you are pulled into a police net, the first thing you should do is call a lawyer. Be courteous and polite and do not resist.

    Print out the following and keep it in your wallet and in your car along with your registration:

    1. First, ask to call your lawyer.
    2. Be courteous; do not resist.
    3. Do not consent to search or entry.
    4. Do not talk about anything; do not admit OR DENY anything.
    5. Ask if you are free to go. If you are, GO.
    The ACLU also has a printable card you can download and keep with you: What To Do If You’re Stopped By Police. For more information, you can also download the booklet Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement.

    The Final Word

    The likelihood of civil unrest in the near future has been underscored by recent actions by FEMA and the rest of the Department of Homeland Security to requisition large stores of emergency food supplies and riot gear.
    Although people in the cities will bear the brunt of the unrest, rural communities and remote locations will not be immune as the mobs migrate outward in search of food, supplies and just about anything else they can get their hands on.

    The writing is on the wall in plain sight for those that want to see it. And for those that care not to look? When the SHTF don’t come knocking on my door because there will be no one there to answer.
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