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Vitamin D

Posted in H1N1, Health, medical, swine flu, vaccines, vitamin d3 with tags , , , , , on October 24, 2009 by Asheville Prepper

Vitamin D

Read each page linked below starting with the Wikipedia links you will be surprised at some of the research.

While the links below are leaning more on the flu and influenza side, Vitamin D deficiency may also be linked to an increased susceptibility to several chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, tuberculosis, cancer, periodontal disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, seasonal affective disorder, peripheral artery disease, cognitive impairment which includes memory loss and foggy brain, and several autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes,  Parkinson’s disease, Rickets, Osteomalacia, and Osteoporosis

Immunomodulation
Active vitamin D hormone also increases the production of cathelicidin, an antimicrobial peptide that is produced in macrophages triggered by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Vitamin D deficiency tends to increase the risk of infections, such as influenza and tuberculosis. In a 1997 study, Ethiopian children with rickets were 13 times more likely to get pneumonia than children without rickets.  Vitamin D may also have therapeutic clinical applications in the treatment of inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis), dermatological conditions (psoriasis, actinic keratosis), osteoporosis, cancers (prostate, colon, breast, myelodysplasia, leukemia, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma), and autoimmune diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, type I diabetes); central nervous systems diseases (multiple sclerosis); and in preventing organ transplant rejection.

Cancer prevention and recovery
The vitamin D hormone, calcitriol, has been found to induce death of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The anti-cancer activity of vitamin D is thought to result from its role as a nuclear transcription factor that regulates cell growth, differentiation, apoptosis and a wide range of cellular mechanisms central to the development of cancer. These effects may be mediated through vitamin D receptors expressed in cancer cells.

Vitamin D From Wikipedia

Vitamin D and influenza From Wikipedia

One Hour FREE Vitamin D Lecture to Clear Up All Your Confusion on this Vital Nutrient
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/12/16/my-one-hour-vitamin-d-lecture-to-clear-up-all-your-confusion-on-this-vital-nutrient.aspx

Avoid Flu Shots With the One Vitamin that Will Stop Flu in Its Tracks
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/10/21/avoid-flu-shots-vitamin-d-is-a-better-way.aspx

More Evidence Vitamin D Beats the Flu
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2006/10/03/more-evidence-vitamin-d-beats-the-flu.aspx

Avoid Flu Shots, Take Vitamin D Instead
http://lewrockwell.com/miller/miller27.html

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Vitamin D Resource Page
http://www.mercola.com/article/vitamin-d-resources.htm
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Sixty million years of evolution says vitamin D may save your life from swine flu
http://www.naturalnews.com/027231_Vitamin_D_immune_system_vaccines.html

Vitamin D news and articles
http://www.naturalnews.com/Vitamin_D.html

Despite Anti-Vitamin D Bias, CDC Stumbles on Deficiency Link to H1N1 Deaths
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/22/Low-Vitamin-D-Increases-Flu-Death-Risk-in-Kids.aspx

Test Values and Treatment for Vitamin D Deficiency
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/02/23/vitamin-d-deficiency-part-one.aspx

Canada Looks at Vitamin D for Swine Flu Protection
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/08/27/Canada-Looks-at-Vitamin-D-for-Swine-Flu-Protection.aspx

Rickets (Vitamin D Deficiency) Cases Rising
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/08/27/vitamin-d-rickets.aspx

The Depressing Truth About Vitamin D Deficiency
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2006/12/30/the-depressing-truth-about-vitamin-d-deficiency.aspx

UV Exposure Only Way To Get Adequate Vitamin D
http://www.rense.com/general82/uv.htm

Discover the Pain of Vitamin D Deficiency
http://www.naturalnews.com/026966_Vitamin_D_vitamin_D_deficiency_chronic_pain.html

Urgent: What to Do If You Cannot Avoid Flu Shots or are Exposed to Virus Shedding
http://www.naturalnews.com/027106_vaccination_Vitamin_D_vaccinations.html

Valuable Insights Into the Importance of Vitamin D and Sun
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/04/03/vitamin-d-grant.aspx

How Sunshine and Vitamin D Can Help You Eliminate Mercury
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/12/04/how-sunshine-and-vitamin-d-can-help-you-eliminate-mercury.aspx

Vitamin D and H1N1 Swine Flu
http://www.start-up.co.nz/vitamin-d-and-h1n1-swine-flu/

Epidemic Influenza And Vitamin D
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/51913.php

Researchers see link between vitamin D, flu immunity
http://www.jsonline.com/features/health/44680902.html
http://media.journalinteractive.com/images/fluvitaminG_051109.jpg

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God’s Recipe / Survival Bread

Posted in food, Food Storage, Health, survival, Survival Gear with tags , , , on October 23, 2009 by Asheville Prepper

This makes 8 equal parts weighing ½ Lb each. One ½ Lb loaf per person per day… AP

God’s Recipe / Survival Bread


Required ingredients / amounts

Ingredients for 8 days (1 person)
Aprox. Weights
2 ½ cups Wheat (hard red winter)  17-½ oz
1 ½ cups Rye (whole grain)  10-½ oz
½ cup Barley (whole & hulled)  3 3/8 oz
2T Pinto Beans (uncooked)  < 1oz
2T Great Northern Beans (uncooked) < 1oz
2T Red Kidney Beans (uncooked) < 1oz
¼ cup Green Lentils (uncooked)  1 ¾ oz
¼ cup Millet (whole & hulled)  1 ¾ oz
½ cup oil
1 cup Honey
4T yeast
2tsp Sea Salt
Water 2 to 6 cups

  • DO NOT use preground ingredients as the ratios would be wrong and would upset the balance
  • DO NOT mix large amounts of bulk ingredients in the same container because the smaller ingredients will settle to the bottom and cause an imbalance. Proportional amounts may be combined in one container ONLY if the entire contents are to be milled at one time.

1 Grain grinding mill with a hand crank
Grind the ingredients to fine flour, divide into 2 equal parts. Half is to be used to make 4 cakes weighing ½ lb each
Into a small bowl
1 cup lukewarm water, add, and stirring to dissolve 1 Tbsp Honey,  1 Tbsp. Yeast set aside and let grow for 5 minutes.
Into a large bowl
Flour, 1 tsp Sea salt
Stir and add:
¼ cup oil
½ cup oil
1 cup water
Add yeast to mixture and stir well
Add more water if necessary to make moist drop cookie type dough

Spread evenly in an oiled 11” x 15” x 1” pan. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
Bake at 375° for 15 minutes
When cool cut into 4 equal parts weighing ½ Lb each
The texture of the bread will be similar to banana bread
1 Quart of Honey (32oz) weighs 3lb. (48oz)
Honey is sold by weight
This recipe uses volume measurements NOT weight.

MILLING – GRAINS – BAKING TIPS

Emergency Survival Bar

Posted in food, Food Storage, Health, Survival Gear, Wilderness Survival with tags , , , on October 23, 2009 by Asheville Prepper

This came from waltonfeed.com a while back, cant find it there anymore…

  • 3 C. cereal (oatmeal, cornmeal, or wheat flakes)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 T. honey
  • 2 1/2 C. powdered milk
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. Jello (optional)
  • 1/4 C. water
  • add raisons if you like

Place all dry ingredients except Jello in a bowl. Bring water, honey, and Jello to a boil. Add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Add water a little at a time until mixture is just moist enough to mold. Place in a small square dish and dry in the oven under very low heat. Wrap and store. This will make 2 bars, each containing approx. 1000 calories or enough food for one day. These will store for a long time if they are cooked until quite dry, and are excellent for emergency packs, etc. Eat dry, or cooked in about 3/4 C. water.

Vicki Tate


Just for fun, the web page author did a nutritional analysis of the above recipe’s contents using rolled oats and powdered milk fortified with vitamin A. He found this to indeed be a very nutritious bar. One bar contains only half of the nutrients of the whole recipe and therefore you may wish to set aside two bars per day to get the following:

NUTRIENT                                   PERCENT RDA
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Food energy              74%
Protein                 135%
Total lipid (fat)        12%
Carbohydrate, by diff.   93%
Total saturated fat       8%
Cholesterol              10%
Sodium                  441%
Total dietary fiber      60%
Vitamin A               121% (If Vit A fortified powdered milk is used.)
Ascorbic acid            16%
Thiamin                 154%
Riboflavin              191%
Niacin                   16%
Vitamin B6               38%
Folacin                 113%
Vitamin B12             114%
Potassium               177%
Calcium                 218%
Phosphorus              308%
Magnesium               116%
Iron                     80%
Zinc                     90%
Pantothenic acid         75%
Copper                   55%
Manganese               212%
Linoleic acid (18:2/n6) 122%
Linolenic acid(18:3/n3)   9%
Histidine               234%
Isoleucine              491%
Leucine                 615%
Lysine                  610%
Methionine+Cystine      396%
Phenylalanine+Tyrosine  630%
Threonine               563%
Tryptophan              503%
Valine                  488%

Probably the biggest problem is the low vitamin C. However, in a pinch, a person could live a long time off these bars alone. They are also a bit short in the calorie department, but are excellent in protein, over half of the B vitamins, and excellent in the minerals category. These bars, no doubt, nutritionally beat many of the expensive bars you can purchase from the different companies, and properly sealed would probably last as long.

Al


Copyright 1993 by Peggy Layton and Vicki Tate These recipes may be freely used for non-profit purposes as long as the book source and author remain intact. Express permission of the author, Vicki Tate, must be received for commercial profit.

Updated: 28 Nov 96