Survival Health–Help for Gulf Disaster Survivors

According to the mainstream media, the BP oil spew disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is over. It must be. After all, they’re not talking about it. But then they were good at censorship and cover-up during the first few months of the ordeal, so why should that be any different now?

If you want to get a glimpse of what’s going on, you have to go to the Internet, especially if you live outside the Gulf states.

But those who live there know better than to think it’s over. Thousands are suffering with all kinds of health problems. Pharmacies report a marked increase in sales of cold and flu remedies. The U.S. Navy is concerned enough for their people that they’ve discontinued training exercises in Gulf waters.

Chemicals and gases in the air are causing headaches, sore throats and shortness of breath. Those with asthma and pulmonary emphysema are at greatest risk for worsening respiratory disorders.

Unfortunately, most doctors practicing conventional medicine will likely tell patients they have a viral infection, bronchitis or influenza. They’ll only treat symptoms without dealing with the real cause.

Those who have been exposed to oil and Corexit experience symptoms that include itching and burning skin rashes, dizziness, nausea, nose bleeds, coughing up blood, even vomiting blood, and internal bleeding.

The government and BP are telling Gulf state residents that Gulf air is safe to breathe and that their symptoms are caused by mental stress. Have you noticed that the latter assessment is commonly trotted out when denial or cover-up are in play?

At one time there was speculation that millions of Gulf state residents might be relocated either voluntarily or forcibly. I wondered about it, too. Apparently, if there ever was such a plan in the works, it’s not going to take place. Many may move out, but most may stay. And who knows what they’ll suffer through?

Fortunately, those who live along the Gulf haven’t been forgotten. One of the organizations helping disaster survivors is Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors. The Barefoot Doctors Website ssummarizes their mission as “Caring for Gulf Coast communities victimized by British Petroleum, neglected by our careless corporatist governments.”

And they need our help. There are plenty of opportunities for individuals and organizations, whether it means donating money or skills and time.

Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors seek to inform communities about the toxins they’ve been exposed to and what can be done. They’re also in need of money for supplies to put together and distribute detox kits. Five dollars provides two days of detoxification supplies for one or more members of a family in a Gulf coastal community.

Those supplies include massive amounts of magnesium sulfate and sodium bicarbonate and vitamin C. Many families can’t afford these items now after losing their incomes.

The Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors site also gives recommendations for healthful foods rich in antioxidants which can help with detoxification.

In an article by Dr. James Howenstine, he goes a step further with recommendations for therapies to treat oil and Corexit toxicity. They include magnesium chloride, selenium, glutathione, clay, spirulina, chlorella, activated charcoal capsules, vitamins B and E, and purified water.

Many of the above items can be found in the Health & Nutrition section of the DestinySurvival Prep Mart.

The health problems Gulf coast residents are experiencing in the aftermath of the BP oil spew are real. They’re also complex and won’t be resolved easily. Keep the people of the Gulf coast in your thoughts and prayers. Sadly, far too many will die.

At the risk of sounding harsh and uncompassionate, this is what happens in the unfriendly world of lies and deception we live in now. It’s why our prepping for survival efforts must be as comprehensive as possible. The need to survive compels us to act on our own behalf and to consider any and all options.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.