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Protein 101

By Michael B. / July 23, 2019

A lot of people hear the word protein and think of bodybuilders and athletes, but the human body needs protein, whether it’s physically active or not. Protein is particularly important for sick or injured people who need to rebuild damaged or weakened tissue and muscles. Proteins are made of amino acids that are folded together. […]

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Waging War on Trans Fats

By Michael B. / April 10, 2019

Trans fats are in the news a lot these days because a new regulation requiring that they be included on food nutrition labels is now in effect. Trans fats are created when liquid oils are made into solids by a process called partial hydrogenation. This increases shelf life and flavor stability, but at the cost […]

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Salvage Your Diet With These Forgotten Minerals

By Andrew J. / March 22, 2019

Living a healthy life is a major challenge in our lives today. In spite of all the hype about diet, exercise, and supplements, good health (in the true sense of the word) still remains a cause of concern for all of us. Most attempts to cleanse our bodies tend to result in either partial success […]

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Predict Your Mortality With The 5 Minute Sitting-Rising Test

By Emma C / January 16, 2019

If you can rise from a sitting position without any support from your arms, legs, or nearby objects, you may have a longer lifespan than those who can’t. It’s pretty normal for our bodies to suffer some wear and tear as we get older- we aren’t as strong, fast, or agile as we once were- […]

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Storing Food Based On Your Nutritional Needs

By Andrew J. / June 7, 2018

Crises and disasters have one thing in common. They’re highly unpredictable. Many preppers try to have enough food for at least 72 hours. While this is good because any sort of preparation is better than no preparation, the truth of the matter is that this is inadequate. A hurricane that devastates an area and leaves […]

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The Six Essential Questions That Should Be On Your Food Storage Checklist

By Andrew J. / April 30, 2018

Any prepper worth his/her salt knows that one absolutely must have food stored away for any possible emergency. During a time of crisis, you are your own best friend. The supermarket shelves may be empty or the store itself may be closed, and if you’re unprepared, you’ll probably end up going hungry. However, storing food […]

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The Survival Superfood You’ve Never Heard Of

By Emma C / June 29, 2016

There are two crucial benefits that have time and again earned this superfood the title of ‘ultimate survival food’: nutrition, and shelf-life. The name ‘pemmican’ comes from the Cree word ‘pemi’, meaning ‘grease’ or ‘fat’, and is a concentrated combination of dried, lean meat, fat, and protein. Used over the generations by the Native Americans, […]