Author Archives: Survival Update Team

Author Archives: Survival Update Team

  • Can Humans Function with Only Half a Brain?

    Can Humans Function with Only Half a Brain?

    Epileptic seizures can be devastating to a child. This is especially true when the epilepsy is severe, causing dozens of seizures each day. Sometimes these seizures cannot be controlled with medication, and the severity and sheer number of them begin to cause injury to the healthy parts of the ...
  • Thanksgiving Traditions : How They Really Began

    Thanksgiving Traditions : How They Really Began

    We Americans love our holiday traditions. Decorated trees on Christmas, egg hunts on Easter, and fireworks on July 4th all hold a special place in our hearts and our memories. How about Thanksgiving? Let’s look at some of the more enjoyable traditions of our turkey holiday. Food, of course, is ...
  • The Life-Threatening Dangers of Belly Fat

    The Life-Threatening Dangers of Belly Fat

    I’m pretty sure every American knows that having too much body fat is not a good thing. What many people don’t know, though, is that not all fat is created equal. The kind of fat a person has, and where it is located on the body, can have different effects on that person’s health. Most […]
  • Five Foods That Sneak Extra Sugar into Your Diet

    Five Foods That Sneak Extra Sugar into Your Diet

    We try to eat healthy when we can, with the occasional indulgence in a piece of birthday cake or a slice of pizza. By now, most Americans know that sugar is the culprit when it comes to many of our health issues, including liver disease, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Most Americans get ...
  • How Our Microbiome Affects Overall Health

    How Our Microbiome Affects Overall Health

    Recently, an infection left me with no choice but to take a powerful antibiotic for several days. I am a person who avoids antibiotics when at all possible. I know they are often over-prescribed for such illnesses as colds or the flu, which are viruses and therefore unaffected by antibiotics. I ...
  • Why Are We So Fat?

    Why Are We So Fat?

    There is no way to sugar-coat it (no pun intended): Americans are fat. Over 160 million Americans are either overweight or obese. Even more concerning, nearly 14 million of those are children and adolescents. The consequences of this epidemic are nearly catastrophic. It is estimated that ...
  • Can You Treat Inflammation With Food?

    Can You Treat Inflammation With Food?

    Any time we see the term “inflammation,” we think of negative health issues. In reality, when our bodies are working the way they are supposed to, inflammation can be a good thing. When our immune systems sense something like a cut, they send compounds to the area that kill bacteria and fight ...
  • The Link Between Diet and Happiness

    The Link Between Diet and Happiness

    On this forum in the past, I have written about how your diet can affect your brain’s actual health. Today I would like to address the link between your diet and your mind. I will look at the connection between the foods you eat and your emotions such as anxiety, happiness, and depression. We ...
  • Trump’s Effect on America’s Preppers

    Trump’s Effect on America’s Preppers

    A prepper is a person who prepares for possible events, such as natural disasters, wars, widespread pandemics, or societal collapse. These preparations usually take the form of stockpiling supplies such as food, water, medical supplies, and toilet paper, as well as making plans for leaving home ...
  • Dental Hygiene and High Blood Pressure

    Dental Hygiene and High Blood Pressure

    When you were a child, an adult probably encouraged you to brush your teeth a couple of times a day. When you got a bit older, they added the concept of flossing to the dental hygiene routine. Even when we didn’t want to, we usually complied. After all, who wanted to have to go to […]