Learning Prepper Medicine in a pandemic.

Learning Prepper Medicine in a Pandemic.

TIMELINE; UNITED STATES. November-2019-January 2020

November 2019. Thanksgiving day. The world is “normal” In America we cooked, feasted and sat down to the “Big Game.

December 2019 Christmas Day. The world changed. Most here in America didn’t notice. A few of us preppers were chatting on Signal, Wickr, and other groups about this new bug in China. The rest of the US was opening presents , feasting and sitting down for the Big Game.

January 2020. The Pepper side of the internet EXPLODED with pages on the Novell Coronavirus 2019. We published our first blog about it in January. The rest of America recovered from the obligatory New Years hangover. Watched the game and some started saying Hey, WTF is this virus that is taking out the hippies in Seattle?

The Change in Prepper Medicine.

Over the last year, we have changed. No not the change in the country. Medicine has changed. How has going to your doctor changed? Getting a procedure done in a hospital? Buying medicine at the local drug store? “Western” or a better turn is Modern medicine has changed, and may never totally go back to what it was. Prepper or Survival medicine has changed also. What we used to teach in person, we now do via the web. Mail order vs in person buying. The demand for help in fighting this virus from a alternative manner has skyrocketed. That has both helped and hurt people. Help by us with the dedication, morals and the skill to do the very best for people. And hurt by those of us that are more interested in the dollar than our job a healers.

What to watch for.

First off watch out for the wild claims. Way back in 2014 Young Living Essential Oil consultants NOT Young Living itself, had ads on websites and social media that the FDA found that some claimed that Young Living proprietary blend of oils would “cure” Ebola.

FDA Letter to Young Living

Now I’m no fan of the FDA, And certainly no fan of Young Living oils.

*Point of clarification here. I am a fan of EO’s My wife is getting pretty damn good with them. Also the oils made by Young Living are good oils. I am just not a fan of the company, nor SOME of the distributors/consultants. Some that sell Young Living are friends of mine. I feel that there are comparable and possibly better oils at better prices from other places with out the sales pitch and sales pressure that SOME consultants use.

And after 6 years of reading and re-reading the warning letter, I am torn on the FDA’s letter. Part says YES!!!! It’s about time! Another part says, Hmmm, I sometimes use similar descriptions as the consultants use. Wording is everything! The FDA is murder on anything that implies that an oil or herb compound stick tool or ANYTHING not approved by te FDA can treat or cure any disease. The “Act” Or known as 201(g)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(1)(B) says ANY item that says or is implied they are intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.

What we can do.

This make it very difficult for the herbalist, alternative medicine practitioner to help people overcome illness and injury. Remember we are not doctors. We cannot treat, prescribed or give any medical advice. In the current state of affairs of the country, that is the law of the land. We are teachers of the body. We teach people to heal themselves with what they have on hand.

It sounds like we are just giving up, We’re not. We’re just taking a different approach to the same ends.

Lets take a look at one of the violations.

On the website, www.theoildropper.com, under the heading, “Young Living Versus Ebola Virus”:

  • Under the subheading, “Be Prepared”:

Since I have become an avid Young Living essential oil user I have learned all about the anti-microbial properties of so many oils, including ANTI-VIRAL constituents in many of our essential oils.”

Viruses (including Ebola) are no match for Young Living Essential Oils”

  • Under the subheading, “Top Oil Choices for Viruses”:

Top on my list is Thieves. Thieves is highly anti-microbial . . . it could help against Ebola.”

Ebola Virus can not live in the presence of cinnamon bark (this is in Thieves) nor Oregano.” [sic]

ImmuPower by Young Living would be a top choice as well. ImmuPower is a blended oil containing (oregano, clove, frankincense, ravintsara, cistus, mountain savory and hyssop). Every single one of these individual oils has anti-viral properties.”

The first two entries are bad descriptions The out right say the oils WILL help with viruses. A alternative medicine person cannot say XYZ oik will do PDQ Thing IE including ANTI-VIRAL constituents in many of our essential oils. And “Viruses (including Ebola) are no match for Young Living Essential Oils”

Now the next item. Hell I’ve used descriptors like this one:

Top on my list is Thieves. Thieves is highly anti-microbial . . . it could help against Ebola.”

Yes, it is a known fact that the individual oils in Thieves oil are anti-microbial

Antibactrial propertied of essential oils

This study shares the oils and what bacteria were killed by the oils.

Hell I’ve said the same thing, and have since taken stuff like that off of my websites.

And the end of the sentence, “ it could help against Ebola.” It sounds harmless enough, and it really is. And its wrong. This person made the statement of It could help against Ebola. This falls under the FDA’s Mitigation of disease. The “it could help against” is a mitigation of care.

Well, what do we do now?

My partner in crime and I have talked about this. Teach. By teaching the use and actions of herbs and other non traditional methods we eliminate the “mitigation, treatment and curing of disease or illness”, by moving it from the here and now to the “Hypothetical” And/or Educational aspects of medicine.

Education is the key

Add to the education is the list of supplies needed. Using this method we can supply to the two most valuable things for a prepper herbalist. The knowledge. And quality supplies at fair prices, or links to get the supplies from elsewhere.

To start this off Freya is offering her Herbal Skills Intensive course. For the folks who follow and read Pagan Preparedness there is a $50.00 limited time coupon code. This is fantastic class. This gives you the grounding you need to start healing yourself and your family. In the check out type in PP50 for $50.00 off the course price

 

Umm Just one more thing…..

One last thing before I go. Last time we chatted ii was about Prepper Networking . I made this statement: I used to think that we should keep separate from the Christian prepper groups. As this last year has progressed, I think we need to change that idea. Most people of both faiths can work well together and learn from each other. The key is finding the right groups. This is part of networking with other preppers. Well I may have spoken in haste. On a prepping group on Mewe, (Check it out and sign up We are on it! Pagan Preparedness) a person on the chat was pasting page after page of bible verses, One person even posted how this was a prepping group not a bible study. And I had to chime in. I’ll let the screen shots tell the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some were indifferent some jumped on the “preachers” side, most dog piled the Pagan Heathen. So my New and Improved advice is, be careful, be watchful and watch where you open your mouth in prepping forums. As open and tolerant some may say they are, we are a minority.

We should try our best to gather together. Am I saying to segregate and separate ourselves?  Right now I can’t answer that question. It has a different answer depending on my mood. I will say that there are many more that could care less about a persons color, sexual orientation creed or religious path than those that do. We must just choose, wisely.

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