This guest post is from Ellis Hein, who blogs at http://intentionallyhealthy.wordpress.com. He was my guest on DestinySurvival Radio for May 12, 2011.
There are resources necessary to survival beyond food, water, and shelter. Some of these include attitudes of the heart. Take for example Jesus’ admonition to not lay up treasure on Earth where moth, rust, and thief can spoil it. But rather to lay up treasure in heaven where no spoiler can touch it. “For where your treasure is there will be your heart also.”
What does this have to do with being prepared for any given disaster? In the bank failure of 1929 and the resulting Great Depression, many people became penniless overnight. The shock and the resulting mental depression was sufficient to drive some to despair and to suicide.
It is the inclinations of heart and spirit that direct our energies, whether facing the normal demands of the day or the stress of some disaster. We overcome in a spirit of compassion and joint effort, not by competing.
Other resources, though not classifiable as attitudes, are also internal. They too must be cultivated over time and stored up against periods of greater demand. But you won’t find these in buckets and numbered like Pooh’s pots of honey.
Begin now to build healthy colonies of life-giving bacteria in your intestinal tract. These colonies finish the work of digestion, keep the intestinal tract functioning, and aid in keeping your immune system strong. Support your bacteria friends by eating lacto-fermented foods, by taking probiotics supplements, and by understanding what not to do that would hinder their work.
Start now ensuring that your cells receive naturally balanced, whole food, full spectrum nutrition. Your cells are constantly engaged in building replacement cells so that by the end of three and one half years all parts of your body have been redone at least once. By then you have had 14 hearts and about 15,300 stomach linings. If you supply full spectrum nutrition to your cells on a continuous basis, the heart you are now building will be fully functional and strong.
Now is the time to gain an understanding of how health works. Learn about the interplay of vitamins, minerals, and metabolic enzymes. Know and support your body’s need to conserve its enzyme potential. Eat enzyme alive foods and use food enzyme supplements when you eat cooked foods. Support your body’s effort to repair and heal injuries.
What good will quantities of dehydrated food be when some emergency strikes, if your body can’t stand up to the stress? This is the test all your preparations are pointing to. Your grade will be either “Pass” or “Fail”.
Ellis Hein is a woodturner, the author of The Woodturner’s Project Book, and a long-time consumer and distributor of Simplexity Health’s Super Blue Green Algae and related nutritional supplements. You can see his website at http://www.simplexityhealth.com/hfe. You can go to his blog, http://intentionallyhealthy.wordpress.com, for some recipes on lacto-fermentation and other health related articles. Contact Ellis by sending email to ebhein(at)vcn.com. Be sure to replace (at) with @ in the e-mail address.