Survival Diet Dish: Buckwheat Pancakes

Survival Foods: Buckwheat Pancakes, Brown Rice Syrup Optional
A Strengthening, Easy-to-Store Grain: Buckwheat

Brown Rice Syrup, the Perfect Thing with Organic Buckwheat Pancakes, and Macrobiotically Correct
Brown Rice Syrup: You Will Be Surprised at Its Taste, and Pleased with Its Minimal Effect upon Blood-Sugar

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Be Wary of Salt-Restriction and Its Consequences

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Salt, an Important Component of the Human Diet (Painting of Himalayan Salt Crystals Copyright M-J de Mesterton 2007)

M-J’s Elegant Pantry Features an Article on the Health-Benefits of Salt

And, the Weston A. Price Nutrition Experts Recently Warned FDA about Restricting Salt DANGERS of the FDA’s Salt-Restriction
The Weston A. Price Foundation fully-referenced commentary is posted at http://www.westonaprice.org/images/pdfs/wapf-comments-fda-salt.pdf.

Senators Could Institute Tyranny against Law-Abiding Citizens

The U.S. has Fought Tyrants in the Past, but Now We Have Seen the Enemy, and It Is Occupying Senate

If you thought government agents with guns going into the Gibson Guitar factory because they were crafting them from wood was frightening, but believed that nothing of the sort could happen to you, think again. A bill which will be voted upon in the senate on Monday, November 28th, 2011 has the potential, if passed, to turn the U.S. into something more evil and oppressive than the USSR and Third Reich combined.

This bill is terrifying–and Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain (Republican–Arizona), Carl Levin (Democrat–Michigan) and some other “leaders” are for it! In fact, McCain and Levin wrote the bill.
A U.S. citizen may be labelled a “Domestic Terrorist” and locked-up without trial, just for using cash, and participating in various other innocuous, American Activities.

“The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.

The ‘Worldwide Indefinite Detention without Charge or Trial’ provision of S.1867, also known as the National Defense Authorization Act, which  shall be up for a vote in the Senate on Monday, Nov. 28th 2011, states that “the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (Republican–South Carolina)

Senator Udall and the ACLU are working to protect Americans from this proposed tyranny. If the bill is passed, there will be no Life, Liberty, and therefore you can forget about The Pursuit of Happiness in a formerly great, benevolent nation.

Elegant Survival Movie Recommendations: Dr. Zhivago, All Through the Night, and The Sound of Music

Hand-Washing Shirts

Safe, Quick and Inexpensive Hand-Washing of Shirts and Blouses: the Alternative to Dry-Cleaning
Fine shirts are cared-for properly with hand-washing and line-drying.

Safety Tips for Power Outages and High Winds

Red Cross Safety Tips:
Preparing for High Winds 
and Power-Outages 
To Prepare for High Winds:
  • Make trees more wind resistant by removing diseased and damaged limbs.
  • Move or secure lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trashcans, hanging plants and anything else that could be picked up by wind and become a projectile.
  • During the storm, draw blinds and shades over windows. If windows break due to objects blown by wind, the shades should prevent glass from shattering into your home.
To Stay Safe During a Power Outage:
  • Assemble essential supplies, including: flashlight, batteries, portable radio, at least one gallon of water, and a small supply of food. Learn more about making or purchasing a disaster kit here.
  • Only use a flashlight for emergency lighting. Due to the extreme risk of fire, do not use candles during a power outage.
  • Use the phone for emergencies only. Listening to a portable radio can provide the latest information. Do not call 911 for information — only call to report a life-threatening emergency.
  • Do not run a generator inside a home or garage. If you use a generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. Do not connect a generator to the home electrical system.
  • Turn off electrical equipment you were using when the power went out. Leave one light on so you know when the power comes back on.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. First, use perishable food from the refrigerator. A closed refrigerator will keep foods cold for about four hours.
  • If you use medication that requires refrigeration, most can be kept inside a closed refrigerator for several hours without a problem. If you are unsure about your medication, check with your physician or pharmacist.
  • Stay focused on the risks of smoke and carbon monoxide. Buy a carbon monoxide detector. They are available at most hardware stores. If you have one, check the battery to make sure it is working. If the alarm sounds, head outside to fresh air. Contact the fire department before you go back inside your home.

Safety Tips for Power Outages and High Winds

Red Cross Safety Tips:
Preparing for High Winds 
and Power-Outages 
To Prepare for High Winds:
  • Make trees more wind resistant by removing diseased and damaged limbs.
  • Move or secure lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trashcans, hanging plants and anything else that could be picked up by wind and become a projectile.
  • During the storm, draw blinds and shades over windows. If windows break due to objects blown by wind, the shades should prevent glass from shattering into your home.
To Stay Safe During a Power Outage:
  • Assemble essential supplies, including: flashlight, batteries, portable radio, at least one gallon of water, and a small supply of food. Learn more about making or purchasing a disaster kit here.
  • Only use a flashlight for emergency lighting. Due to the extreme risk of fire, do not use candles during a power outage.
  • Use the phone for emergencies only. Listening to a portable radio can provide the latest information. Do not call 911 for information — only call to report a life-threatening emergency.
  • Do not run a generator inside a home or garage. If you use a generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. Do not connect a generator to the home electrical system.
  • Turn off electrical equipment you were using when the power went out. Leave one light on so you know when the power comes back on.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. First, use perishable food from the refrigerator. A closed refrigerator will keep foods cold for about four hours.
  • If you use medication that requires refrigeration, most can be kept inside a closed refrigerator for several hours without a problem. If you are unsure about your medication, check with your physician or pharmacist.
  • Stay focused on the risks of smoke and carbon monoxide. Buy a carbon monoxide detector. They are available at most hardware stores. If you have one, check the battery to make sure it is working. If the alarm sounds, head outside to fresh air. Contact the fire department before you go back inside your home.

Cholesterol and Fat are Good for You; Statin Drugs Not so Good

Cornish Pasty--Eat Hearty, Lads and Lassies!

M-J’s Book Recommendation, found at Amazon.com

Fat and Cholesterol are GOOD for You! by Uffe Ravnskov


Do you know
…what REALLY causes heart disease?
…that heart patients haven’t eaten more saturated fat than other people and stroke patients have eaten less?
…that diabetics may be cured if they replace carbohydrates with saturated fat?
…that people with low cholesterol become just as atherosclerotic as people with high?
…that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for women or diabetics?
…that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for old people although by far most heart attacks occur after age 65?
…that old people with high cholesterol live longer than old people with low?
…that the lipoproteins protect us against infectious diseases and probably also against cancer? The author is a scientist himself and has published more than 80 papers and letters in the scientific press critical to the cholesterol campaign, for which he has won two international awards. In his new book, which includes updated and simplified sections from his previous one (The Cholesterol Myths), Ravnskov also presents his own idea about the cause of heart disease, an idea that explains all the findings that do not fit with the present view.
Did you know?…that cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals?

…that your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat?

…that the internal production increases when you eat only small amounts of cholesterol and decreases when you eat large amounts?

…that heart patients haven’t eaten more saturated fat than other people?

…that stroke patients have eaten less?

…that people with low cholesterol become just as atherosclerotic as people with high?

…that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for women?

…that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for old people although by far most heart attacks occur after age 65?

…that many of the cholesterol-lowering drugs are dan¬gerous to your health and may shorten your life?

…that the cholesterol campaign creates immense prosperity for researchers, doctors, medical journals, drug producers and the food industry?

Read the entire analysis!


Product Details

Author: Uffe Ravnskov

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: GB Publishing (January 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 919755538X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9197555388
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

M-J’s Winter Health Smoothie

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One half-cup of water, one fourth-cup of lemon juice, one jalapeño or serrano pepper (roasted, pickled or fresh), two stalks of celery, one-half of a cucumber, one tablespoon of thick yoghurt or one half-cup of buttermilk, one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of parsley, all whirled in a blender till smooth. Add water if necessary for processing.

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Check It & Chuck It, Update

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The world is now very concerned about “black-hearted” goods made by fraudsters and negligent manufacturers in China, many of which have killed or sickened animals and people with poisons and other hazardous materials. Protecting yourself and children from dubious items containing poisons and other hazardous materials can be difficult.
Learning to identify those products that are made in China is important, depending upon what they are.  Something like a cleaning tool may be of no concern, but a baby toy or a grooming product is. Makeup is potentially dodgy, since it frequently contains lead and aluminum. Read the fine print; many makeup products such as eyeshadow made in China will contain one or both of those carcinogens. I wouldn’t apply their makeup for all the tea in China.
The first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code showing where the product was made.

Sample: All barcodes that start at 690 – 695 are MADE IN CHINA. 471 is Made in Taiwan

Companies now attempt to obscure place of origin.

However, you may now refer to the bar-code for proof.   If the first 3 digits are: 690-695, it is Made in China.

BARCODES

00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ Denmark
64 ~ Finland
76 ~ Switzerland and Liechtenstein
471 ~ Taiwan
480 ~ Philippines
628 ~ Saudi-Arabia
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
690 ~ 695 China
740 ~ 745 Central America

We all try to support our local producers and manufacturers, but it can be difficult indeed to find their products, if they do exist at all.

Memorizing these bar-code prefixes can aid you in that quest, and help you to survive.
MORE Bar-CODES:
ASSIGNED GS1 PREFIXES
000 – 019 GS1 US

020 – 029 Restricted distribution (MO defined)
030 – 039 GS1 US
040 – 049 Restricted distribution (MO defined)
050 – 059 Coupons
060 – 139 GS1 US
200 – 299 Restricted distribution (MO defined)
300 – 379 GS1 France
380 GS1 Bulgaria
383 GS1 Slovenija
385 GS1 Croatia
387 GS1 BIH (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
389 GS1 Montenegro
400 – 440 GS1 Germany
450 – 459 & 490 – 499 GS1 Japan
460 – 469 GS1 Russia
470 GS1 Kyrgyzstan
471 GS1 Taiwan
474 GS1 Estonia
475 GS1 Latvia
476 GS1 Azerbaijan
477 GS1 Lithuania
478 GS1 Uzbekistan
479 GS1 Sri Lanka
480 GS1 Philippines
481 GS1 Belarus
482 GS1 Ukraine
484 GS1 Moldova
485 GS1 Armenia
486 GS1 Georgia
487 GS1 Kazakstan
488 GS1 Tajikistan
489 GS1 Hong Kong
500 – 509 GS1 UK
520 GS1 Global Office
528 GS1 Lebanon
529 GS1 Cyprus
530 GS1 Albania
531 GS1 MAC (FYR Macedonia)
535 GS1 Malta
539 GS1 Ireland
540 – 549 GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg
560 GS1 Portugal
569 GS1 Iceland
570 – 579 GS1 Denmark
590 GS1 Poland
594 GS1 Romania
599 GS1 Hungary
600 – 601 GS1 South Africa
603 GS1 Ghana
608 GS1 Bahrain
609 GS1 Mauritius
611 GS1 Morocco
613 GS1 Algeria
615 GS1 Nigeria
616 GS1 Kenya
618 GS1 Ivory Coast
619 GS1 Tunisia
621 GS1 Syria
622 GS1 Egypt
624 GS1 Libya
625 GS1 Jordan
626 GS1 Iran
627 GS1 Kuwait
628 GS1 Saudi Arabia
629 GS1 Emirates
640 – 649 GS1 Finland
690 – 695 GS1 China
700 – 709 GS1 Norway
729 GS1 Israel
730 – 739 GS1 Sweden
740 GS1 Guatemala
741 GS1 El Salvador
742 GS1 Honduras
743 GS1 Nicaragua
744 GS1 Costa Rica
745 GS1 Panama
746 GS1 Republica Dominicana
750 GS1 Mexico
754 – 755 GS1 Canada
759 GS1 Venezuela
760 – 769 GS1 Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera
770 GS1 Colombia
773 GS1 Uruguay
775 GS1 Peru
777 GS1 Bolivia
779 GS1 Argentina
780 GS1 Chile
784 GS1 Paraguay
786 GS1 Ecuador
789 – 790 GS1 Brasil
800 – 839 GS1 Italy
840 – 849 GS1 Spain
850 GS1 Cuba
858 GS1 Slovakia
859 GS1 Czech
860 GS1 Serbia
865 GS1 Mongolia
867 GS1 North Korea
868 – 869 GS1 Turkey
870 – 879 GS1 Netherlands
880 GS1 South Korea
884 GS1 Cambodia
885 GS1 Thailand
888 GS1 Singapore
890 GS1 India
893 GS1 Vietnam
896 GS1 Pakistan
899 GS1 Indonesia
900 – 919 GS1 Austria
930 – 939 GS1 Australia
940 – 949 GS1 New Zealand
950 GS1 Global Office
955 GS1 Malaysia
958 GS1 Macau
977 Serial publications (ISSN)
978 – 979 Bookland (ISBN)
980 Refund receipts
981 – 982 Common Currency Coupons
990 – 999 Coupons
Note: Prefixes not assigned yet are reserved for future use.

Copyright M-J de Mesterton, 2008-2009


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