Even with today’s modern medical technology, most of us can’t avoid the occasional respiratory infection. Without strict adherence to sanitary protocol, it would be very easy in a collapse situation for your entire community to come down with colds, sinusitis, influenza or even pneumonia. Common colds may be caused by any of 200 different viruses, but the most likely culprit is a type of Rhinovirus (no, you can’t catch it from Rhinos). Influenza comes from viruses in the Influenza A, B, and C categories. Continue reading
Last week, Subway made an announcement that it is taking the steps to remove the chemical azodicarbonamide from its bread recipe. For those of you who aren’t chemists, azodicarbonamide is a plastic-based additive that’s used by those who produce bread on a mass scale as a “dough strengthener.” It’s also used in shoe soles and yoga mats, which does not paint the most appetizing of pictures. Continue reading →
We do this when we buy fruit and veggies from the grocery.