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Essential First Aid Item: Activated Carbon

Essential First Aid Item: Activated Carbon
Activated carbon, in powdered form, should be in every medicine cabinet and first aid kit. It is also known as activated charcoal. It is used around the world as a universal antidote for hundreds of poisons, including arsenic, mercury, pesticides, strychnine, warfarin, hemlock, E. Coli endotoxin, and gasoline. Over 4,000 chemicals, drugs, plant and microbial toxins, allergens, venoms, and wastes are effectively neutralized by activated charcoal, when it is given in sufficient quantities. Activated charcoal is also an effective detox for practically any drug overdose if administered in time. In 1813, French chemist Michel Bertrand swallowed five grams of arsenic trioxide: 150 times the lethal dose. In 1831, in front of his distinguished colleagues at the French Academy of Medicine, Professor Touery drank a deadly cocktail of strychnine and lived to tell the tale. Manufacture and Storage Risks: Charcoal significantly decreases a body's absorption of all nutrients and medications. Related:  On the Pharm

Crazy Meds: The Good, The Bad, & The Funny of: Finding the Treatment Options That Suck Less Welcome to Crazymeds, where you can learn what’s good, what’s bad, what’s interesting, and what’s plain weird and funny about the medications used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, epilepsy, migraines, anxiety, neuropathic pain, or whatever psychiatric and/or neurological condition you might have. The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options. Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get. OK, in reality “best” usually translates to “least bad.” Antidepressants, like Celexa and Effexor, for the treatment of depression (duh), anxiety, and other conditions. Crazymeds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain4. You don’t think it’s that bad?

Herbal First Aide Insect Bites & Stings Essential Oils – Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender Mix any or all with a little Olive or vegetable oil and apply Cedar Wood Essential oil – kills houseflies, mosquitoes, and cockroaches in a concentration of 1 % Poultice: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, & Lavender Essential Oil mixed with clay, add a bit of water to make a paste and put on the site. Apple Cider Vinegar – straight on the bite with cotton ball…(wasps) Baking Soda – make a paste with water Put Penny on the bite and hold for a few minutes Herbs: Comfrey, Plantain, chickweed, onion, garlic, marigold – mash or chew and apply Tinctures – Arnica, Lobelia, Echinacea, Marigold, Myrrh, St John’s Wort used externally Echinacea will reduce the allergic reaction Horsefly bites: St John’s Wort Repellent 2 oz vegetable oil or vodka ¼ teaspoon each citronella and eucalyptus oil 1/8 teaspoon peppermint, cedar and geranium oil Take care not to rub near eyes Bleeding Herbs – Cayenne, kelp, plantain, yarrow May be sprinkled or laid on the would Shock

Nootropic Nootropics (/noʊ.əˈtrɒpɨks/ noh-ə-TROP-iks), also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function, such as working memory, motivation, and attention.[1][2] The word nootropic was coined in 1972 by the Romanian Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea,[3][4] derived from the Greek words νους nous, or "mind", and τρέπειν trepein meaning to bend or turn.[5] Availability and prevalence[edit] At present, there are only a few drugs which have been shown to improve some aspect of cognition in medical reviews. These drugs are purportedly used primarily to treat cognitive or motor function difficulties attributable to such disorders as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and ADHD. Academic use[edit] Several factors positively and negatively influence the use of drugs to increase cognitive performance. Drugs[edit]

First Aid Kit - How to Make a First Aid Kit Having a first aid kit is an important part of emergency preparedness . You should have a first aid kit for both your home food storage and (as a condensed version) 72 hour kits . Directions: Print the notes and list of first aid supplies. Check off each item that has been put into your first aid kit. This checklist (partially compiled from the booklet, Essentials of Home Production & Storage ) gives recommendations for putting together a standard first aid kit. Checklist: First Aid Kit Supplies (pdf) Notes: Update your first aid kit every six months (put a note in your calendar/planner) to replenish and check all supplies.

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