Don't let your co-workers see that you are reading a "Prepper" Site. They aren't getting ready, they are looking for that big bright QE3 future, where Money is conjured up from thin air in an Orwellian Cauldron of Bankster profits. AND if the SHTF they will just go to your place.
Don't brag about your preps, no good can come of it. The thin veneer of civilization can be stripped away in less than 72 hours.
Preppers are tending to the extreme lately. They recommend that even while prepping, don't buy too much of anything at once, just spread out your shopping, buy up what is on sale, and don't buy $800 at a time. When time allows, I will add some links to some Prepper Books that I can recommend. PS you need hardcopy books, don't rely on anything electronic, even the ubiquitous internet or your Ipad feed.
Putting this stuff together will give you a great psychological edge, and it will get your family members somewhat involved. They probably think you are wacky already so there is nothing to lose, and they may get into it. It is important that all your family members feel a little prepared, it will be a huge positive factor when the SHTF, just think about it, give it 30 seconds of thought to how an emergency would affect those prepared compared to those completely unprepared. Got that vision? Good now take action.
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Can Lemon Balm as a tea be an effective punch back to long term low dose radiation? PubMed is a credible source, and they say the protection is clearcut. Hmmm....maybe this is key tool in the post Fukushima world. Too bad we can't dose the Pacific with Lemon Balm
Effects of Melissa officinalis L. on oxidative status and DNA damage in subjects exposed to long-term low-dose ionizing radiation.
The aim of this study was to determine the capability of Melissa officinalis L. (Lemon balm) infusion on improvement of oxidative stress status in radiology staff that were exposed to persistent low-dose radiation during work. The study was a before-after clinical trial performed on 55 radiology staff. They were asked to drink Lemon balm infusion which was prepared like a tea bag twice daily (1.5 g/100 mL) for 30 days. In the plasma, lipid peroxidation, DNA damage, catalase, superoxide dismutase, myeloperoxidase, and glutathione peroxidase activity were measured before and after using Lemon balm infusion.Use of Lemon balm infusion in radiology unit workers resulted in a significant improvement in plasma levels of catalase, superoxide dismutase, and glutathione peroxidase and a marked reduction in plasma DNA damage, myeloperoxidase, and lipid peroxidation. It is concluded that infusion of Lemon balm markedly improve oxidative stress condition and DNA damage in radiology staff when used as a dietary supplement for radiation protection.