Water is crucial to your survival, especially in a post-SHTF scenario. If you’re stuck in the wilderness without any water, you can prevent dehydration by monitoring your water supply and learning how to find water in the wild. (h/t to ProperSurvival.com) Why is it important to stay hydrated? Drinking enough water keeps your body hydrated. It also helps … Continue reading 8 Ways to survive without water and prevent dehydration when SHTF
Food dehydration is the process of reducing moisture in food to prevent the proliferation of bacteria. It’s one of the fastest and least expensive methods of food preservation. Dehydrating foods also reduces their weight, which means you can easily pack dehydrated foods in large quantities for camping and bugging out. However, not all foods can … Continue reading 7 Foods to never dehydrate
Kidney stones are hard deposits made of salts and other minerals that form inside the kidneys. Diet, lifestyle habits and a family history of kidney disease all contribute to an individual’s risk of developing kidney stones. Despite its name, kidney stones can affect any part of the urinary tract, such as the bladder and ureter. … Continue reading Kidney stones: Symptoms, treatments and dietary precautions
There are many possible causes of afternoon headaches, from dehydration to something more severe like an aneurysm. If you’re worried, read up on the 10 possible causes of afternoon headaches and how to prevent them. As the name implies, an afternoon headache occurs in the afternoon. While they’re no different than other kinds of headaches, afternoon headaches can … Continue reading 10 Possible triggers of an afternoon headache
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), death from cardiovascular disease could be reduced by 1.2 million people over the next decade if Americans limited their sodium intake to just 1,500 milligrams. Dieticians and health experts are quick to recommend a low sodium diet. Doctors often say that salt intake is a leading cause of … Continue reading Are low salt diets doing more harm than good?
A lot of people rely on coffee to keep them awake and improve their focus. That’s because coffee contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that’s also found in tea and cacao plants. But if you’re a frequent coffee drinker and notice you’re feeling more tired, you might need to lay off coffee – experts say that caffeine can … Continue reading Feeling tired after enjoying a cup of coffee? You should probably limit your caffeine intake, advise researchers
It is important to keep yourself hydrated especially during the summer. Dehydration has terrible consequences for the body such as heatstroke and seizures. It is dangerous to younger children and older adults, although those in between the age groups should also be wary of being dehydrated. However, drinking water can be very challenging given that water in itself is … Continue reading Satiate your hunger AND quench your thirst with these 5 refreshing and hydrating foods
Being self-sufficient means looking for ways to help your family survive without relying on outside sources for food, water and other necessities. If you’re a homesteader, one way to become more self-sufficient before SHTF is to learn how to safely preserve and store food for future use. (h/t to FoodRevolution.org) Storing food properly can help reduce food waste … Continue reading Proper food storage: 6 Ways to preserve food at home
Staying hydrated is crucial for your overall health. But how does the human body know when you’ve had enough water? According to a 2019 study published in the journal Nature, an element in the gut could have a role in predicting when you’re already hydrated. “Thirst signals” in the brain For the study, researchers ran tests on … Continue reading You know water’s great for you, but do you know when you’ve had enough?
Got a migraine headache? Drink water. Is your skin dry? Drink more water. Your joints hurt? Drink water. Are you constipated? Drink water. Hungry but trying to lose weight? Drink water. Feeling lethargic? Drink water. The average adult should be taking in about 2.5 liters of water a day, equivalent of about 8 glasses, because … Continue reading If you think staying hydrated with “good” water isn’t super important, think again