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    Default Re: What did you do today to prepare for COVID-19 ?

    Quote Posted by Geophyz (here)
    Tonight I plan to drink the mead I made with dandelions and watch the stars!
    Sign. Me. UP!!
    Just as every cop is a criminal
    And all the sinners saints

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    What did I do today?
    Simple, I read this article...
    https://steemit.com/coronavirus/@cor...an-the-disease

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    Well, have been somewhat "prepped" for a long time, so haven't hustled a lot. Stocked up on the vitamins, and herbs and spices we already use, bought some extra paper and soap goods. And some extra baking soda, dogfood, hydrogen peroxide, and iodine. All things that will not go to waste.

    Have to admit, that we got the N95 masks way back during the "bird flu H5N1 scare" haha. Sure hope they still work and haven't deteriorated. My canned goods from back then exploded a couple years ago. (like the yukky canned beef stew which we don't eat) But the case of spam from back then still sits there... Wonder if spam would preserve for eons in a time capsule? I surely learned the lesson to NOT stock up on stuff that you would not choose to use in everyday life, though!
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    This is what I am listening to now.


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    Today I prepared for COVID-19 by watching this excellent video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctfq...ature=youtu.be

    I would encourage other members here to do the same.
    A possible link between COVID-19 and 5G ?

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    I have stocked food in, not too much, but hopefully enough. Also have Thieves Oil and diffuser on
    the ready, did get the salt sniffer with Himalayian salt, that someone suggested on here, some
    good quality iodine, a supply of elderberry syrup, OTC cold/flu products.

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    I've made a list - Things to get on my last trip before isolating.
    Hagen Daas ice cream on top of list!
    Then veggies that last awhile... cabbage, carrots, onions
    Then dairy the great love of my life!!!

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    A friend of mine suggested this: 😎

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    6 cases in Ecuador now, and reported runs on supplies already in the stores and supermarkets.

    I've got quite a lot of stuff in what Chris Martenson calls 'a deep pantry', but I'm going to make an early run into town today to get a few more inexpensive longlife items like cereal dog food, oil, powdered milk, washing powder, and so on. I'm normally a cheerful optimist. But being a balanced realist also, every indication now suggests this is now going to get a lot worse, everywhere, pretty quickly.

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    This weekend I made cookies from acorn flour. My oak trees gave me hundreds of acorns this year. I am very happy with how they turned out. I made rosemary, vanilla and honey cookies! I also have another batch of dandelion mead brewing. Thistles are coming up and I like to harvest some early. They are packed with fibre, protein, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc, and other nutrients. The silymarin extracted from milk thistle is known to have antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. You can make a poultice for wounds with the greens and the root is rather like artichoke. And you can make a lovely tea from the seeds!

    I have stocked my house with things I can't produce...like toilet paper! I work from home so I am pretty much always self quarantined!

    I have also started my garden! Everyone should have a garden, working the soil is so good for your mind and soul. You get some exercise and the food you produce is an added bonus!

    I slept outside under the trees last night, so I could watch the sky and listen to the trees talk. I am convinced that the big oak trees have the souls of many in them, they have seen many things and have much to say. I prayed for my family and friends who are in the city. I prayed for all of mankind.

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    Quote Posted by Geophyz (here)
    This weekend I made cookies from acorn flour. My oak trees gave me hundreds of acorns this year. I am very happy with how they turned out. I made rosemary, vanilla and honey cookies! I also have another batch of dandelion mead brewing. Thistles are coming up and I like to harvest some early. They are packed with fibre, protein, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc, and other nutrients. The silymarin extracted from milk thistle is known to have antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. You can make a poultice for wounds with the greens and the root is rather like artichoke. And you can make a lovely tea from the seeds!

    I have stocked my house with things I can't produce...like toilet paper! I work from home so I am pretty much always self quarantined!

    I have also started my garden! Everyone should have a garden, working the soil is so good for your mind and soul. You get some exercise and the food you produce is an added bonus!

    I slept outside under the trees last night, so I could watch the sky and listen to the trees talk. I am convinced that the big oak trees have the souls of many in them, they have seen many things and have much to say. I prayed for my family and friends who are in the city. I prayed for all of mankind.
    Wow, Geopjhyz, I would love to learn more about you make that acorn flour. I would also like your cookie recipe.
    I wonder if you might start a thread to share your knowledge (and that of others here) of living with nature? That would be a wonderful thread!
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    I would love to! But I am not sure how to start a thread.......

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    Default Re: What did you do today to prepare for COVID-19 ?

    I live in a high rise apartment building and there are air vents connecting the units. I just bought Gorilla Tape to cover them. This isn't entirely motivated by COVID-19, but it was the final straw. Someone gave me a BlueAir® air quality monitor. I notice spikes in the VOC and air particle level, sometimes because of things I am doing, but sometimes, completely mysteriously, while I am sleeping or not home. So, it is time to rely less on the air vents and more on opening the windows for fresh air.

    And while I agree it is good to be prepared for an emergency, and I am buying extra food, I also am trying to inoculate myself to the fear mongering that is going on out there - it begins with the media, but there are a few people who are addicted to TV news (usually CNN) and focus on rebroadcasting the doom and gloom. So if the discussion gets to intensely fear mongerish, I try to change the topic, walk away, or if no other option exists, firmly state that I have heard enough discussion on the topic.

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    Default Re: What did you do today to prepare for COVID-19 ?

    Absolutely nothing!!!!
    Question Everything, twice or maybe trice..........

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    After watching this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuZEpAqK0S0
    If Clif is right
    and the worst case scenario happens.
    Banks closing
    Well, why keep a lot of $ in banks?
    So I am going to take more of mine out and keep cash at home.

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    6 cases in Ecuador now, and reported runs on supplies already in the stores and supermarkets.

    I've got quite a lot of stuff in what Chris Martenson calls 'a deep pantry', but I'm going to make an early run into town today to get a few more inexpensive longlife items like cereal dog food, oil, powdered milk, washing powder, and so on. I'm normally a cheerful optimist. But being a balanced realist also, every indication now suggests this is now going to get a lot worse, everywhere, pretty quickly.
    Heard word of mouth today they're starting to strip the stores of goods in the Frisco Bay Area (California) ... extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds...

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    Default Re: What did you do today to prepare for COVID-19 ?

    Adding Moringa powder to my regimen
    (I tried to before but couldn't get past the taste--the greenest taste I've ever encountered, right up there with wheat grass juice.
    But I'm going to do it this time. !!
    I will probably get some seeds too and try it as a microgreen, which will taste better, no doubt. )

    Moringa Contains All Essential Amino Acids Your Body Needs
    by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    March 02, 2020
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a..._rid=821578157

    "STORY AT-A-GLANCE
    There are 20 basic amino acids that make up the proteins in your body. Nine of them — histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, threonine and valine — are considered “essential” as none of them are made by your body and therefore must be obtained from your diet
    Moringa (Moringa oleifera), also known as horseradish tree or drumstick tree, is an excellent protein source, containing 30.3% crude protein and 19 amino acids in total, including all nine essential amino acids
    Virtually every part of the Moringa plant is edible and has medicinal qualities, and most parts can be consumed either raw or cooked. You can also harvest the plant as a microgreen
    Moringa leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit and flowers have antitumor, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antiviral activities
    Moringa has potent antibiotic activity against a wide variety of pathogens, including Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Candida and Helicobacter pylori
    There are 20 basic amino acids that make up the proteins in your body.1,2 In other words, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Conversely, when your body breaks down or digests proteins, amino acids are what's left behind.

    Nine of these — histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, threonine and valine — are considered “essential” as none of them are made by your body and therefore must be obtained from your diet.

    Three of these essential amino acids — leucine, isoleucine and valine — are known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) because they have a branched molecular structure. While most amino acids are broken down in your liver, BCAAs are broken down primarily in your muscle. As such, they help improve exercise performance and reduce the breakdown of muscle.

    Beef is one dietary protein source, containing 18 different amino acids, including the nine essential ones.3 Eggs are another excellent source of all nine essential amino acids, plus another nine nonessential amino acids.4

    However, protein is also found in plant foods. Moringa (Moringa oleifera), also known as horseradish tree or drumstick tree, is an excellent protein source, containing 30.3% crude protein and, according to the African Journal of Biotechnology, 19 amino acids,5 including all nine essential amino acids.6

    Moringa also contains beneficial fatty acids (44.57% being a-linolenic acid7), beta-carotene, phenolics, zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, kaempferol,8 flavonoids and isothiocyanates.9

    Many of the health benefits of Moringa — which include the prevention and treatment of inflammatory diseases, neurodysfunctional diseases, diabetes and cancer — are attributed to its glucosinolate10 and isothiocyanate11 content. The isothiocyanate moringin,12 for example, has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective effects.13

    Health Effects of Essential Amino Acids
    As detailed in several research articles including the journal Amino Acids, the nine essential amino acids — all of which are found in Moringa — have important biological roles, including the following:14

    Isoleucine15 — Helps stabilize your blood sugar and is required, along with leucine and valine, for muscle synthesis, repair, energy and endurance.

    Leucine16 — Helps lower blood sugar that is elevated and triggers the production of growth hormone. Along with isoleucine and valine, leucine promotes the growth of muscle, bone and skin.

    Valine17 — Helps maintain muscle metabolism and nitrogen balance. It’s also used in tissue repair and energy production.

    Lysine18 — Is needed in the production of hormones, collagen, enzymes and antibodies. It also helps combat viruses and plays a role in calcium assimilation and protein construction in bones and muscle.

    Methionine19 — Is converted into cysteine and vice versa, based on the needs of your body. It’s also a primary source of sulfur in your body, which is required for healthy hair, skin and nails.

    Tryptophan20 — Aids in the production of niacin (vitamin B3), which is required for serotonin and melatonin production.

    Phenylalanine21 — Plays a role in memory formation and nervous system function, and helps reduce inflammation.

    Threonine22,23 — Important for healthy cardiovascular system, central nervous system, immune system and liver function. It also plays a role in the digestion of fats, and promotes healthy collagen, muscle tissue, skin and bones.

    Histidine24 — Required for red and white blood cell production, and aids in tissue repair. Importantly, histidine helps protect your nerves by maintaining the myelin sheath around them.

    Certain amino acids also help improve the antioxidant properties of peptides.25 Peptides are strings of amino acids that are shorter than those making up proteins. Due to their smaller size, peptides are broken down more easily than proteins, and have been shown to have antioxidant activity.26,27

    As described in the paper “Amino acid composition and antioxidant properties of Moringa oleifera seed protein isolate and enzymatic hydrolysates:”28

    “Some of these amino acids, especially Tyr [tyrosine], Met [methionine], His [histidine] and Lys [lysine] have been shown to play specific roles in improving antioxidant properties of peptides.

    Besides, aromatic amino acids with a large side group such as His … and Trp [tryptophan] … contribute to the antioxidant potency of peptides because they act as hydrogen donors.

    According to Sarmadi, the interaction of peptides with lipids or entry into target organs can be enhanced by the hydrophobic properties, which helps in promoting the antioxidant effects of peptides.
    Moringa — A Powerful Multipurpose Plant
    Moringa may be one of the most important yet vastly underutilized plants available. Virtually every part of it is edible and has medicinal qualities, and most parts can be consumed either raw or cooked. Globally, the leaves, roots, pods and flowers are most typically consumed.29

    You can also harvest the plant as a microgreen. As noted in the mini-review “Health Benefits of Moringa Oleifera,” published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (APJCP) in 2014:30

    “Moringa oleifera is a multi-purpose herbal plant used as human food and an alternative for medicinal purposes worldwide. It has been identified by researchers as a plant with numerous health benefits including nutritional and medicinal advantages.

    Moringa oleifera contains essential amino acids, carotenoids in leaves, and components with nutraceutical properties … An important factor that accounts for the medicinal uses of Moringa oleifera is its very wide range of vital antioxidants, antibiotics and nutrients including vitamins and minerals. Almost all parts from Moringa can be used as a source for nutrition with other useful values.”

    Health Benefits of Moringa
    According to a 2011 paper31 on the nutritional composition of Moringa leaves, “The values of amino acids, fatty acids, minerals and vitamin profiles reflect a desirable nutritional balance.” A 2007 paper in Phytotherapy Research also describes Moringa’s benefits, noting that:32

    “… [T]he leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine …”

    Other studies report Moringa:

    Helps protect liver, kidney, heart, testes and lung health33

    Has analgesic properties34

    Has antiulcer activity35

    Helps lower blood pressure36

    Protects against radiation37

    Helps modulate immune function38

    Has potent antibiotic activity against a wide variety of pathogens, including Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Candida albicans and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)39,40

    Has anti-inflammatory41 and antiviral activity, thanks to quercetin42,43,44

    Moringa Is an Inexpensive Way to Optimize Your Nutrition
    Moringa offers many of the same medicinal benefits as broccoli. Both also contain all the essential amino acids. Moringa, however, is far more economical to grow. It’s extremely hardy and drought resistant, making it an attractive alternative — particularly in underserved populations worldwide where health care and Western medicines are hard to come by.45


    The fact that you can eat more or less the whole tree in a variety of different ways also makes it an attractive option. The long seed pods, colloquially known as Moringa drumsticks, are a common staple in Indian cuisine. For information and a few sample recipes, see NDTV Food’s website.46

    You can also harvest these seeds, sow them, and harvest them like microgreens, i.e., while they’re small like sprouts. For a quick review of how to do this, see the video above. For guidance on how to grow Moringa trees in general, see my previous article, “How to Grow Moringa Tree.” https://articles.mercola.com/gardeni...w-moringa.aspx

    Last but not least, research has confirmed Moringa has a very high degree of safety,47 although high doses of seed extracts, specifically, may have toxic effects.48
    Sources and References
    1 Cryst.bbk.ac.uk, The 20 Amino Acids
    2 Proteinstructures.com, The 20 Amino Acids and Their Role in Protein Structures
    3 Vet Med Nauki. 1980;17(8):31-5
    4 Incredibleegg.org, Protein
    5, 7, 31 African Journal of Biotechnology 2011; 10(60)
    6 Scientific Reports 2016; 6: 26074.
    8, 32 Phytotherapy Research. 2007 Jan;21(1):17-25
    9, 11 Nutrients 2018 Mar 12;10(3). pii: E343
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