What if SHTF? a few Q-bits fer da day

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While those of us living comfortably in the United States do not see malnutrition on a regular basis, it can and will pose a problem if an  unprepared population finds itself dealing with a long-term disaster.

During the turbulent times of the Great Depression, malnutrition was at the forefront of health issues and as a result, many suffered short and long-term effects of this health problem. Equipping yourself with the knowledge of why we should store certain types of food, knowing the health benefits these foods possess, how they affect our bodies, and how our bodies respond when these types of foods become scarce will help you make better choices when investing in your food storage.

Vitamin deficiency, stunted growth, skin infections, hair loss, increased illness and even death are  all contributing factors to being malnourished. Malnutrition can also occur from improper water treatment. Globally, untreated water is one of the leading causes of malnutrition and one of the four most likely ways you can die in a SHTF scenario. As a result, an individual who is malnourished can have severe, or prolonged diarrhea, renal failure, infection, or diseases that cause the malabsorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Children, particularly infants and those under five years of age are also at an increased risk for malnutrition due to a greater need for energy and nutrients during periods of rapid growth and development.  Elderly adults are also prone to malnutrition as a result of a decrease in both the appetite and intestinal function. Therefore, preventative measure should be put in place for these vulnerable age groups to ward off this health issue.

4 Food Types to Avoid Malnutrition

Concentrating on storing foods that have carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals can assist in maintaining healthy bodies and decrease the likelihood of malnutrition in a long-term emergency. To find out how much food your family needs for a long-term emergency, click here. Those that are preparedness-minded may want to take a more in-depth look at the question of why it is important to store these types of food.

Carbohydrates – Simply put, carbohydrates provide the body with energy. They also have a symbiotic relationship with proteins by protecting the protein stores in the body. The brain optimally uses carbohydrates for energy, but when their is insufficient carbohydrate consumption for several weeks, the body does not metabolize fatty acids completely and as result body protein will also be lost, and the body will generally become weakened.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, half your daily calories should come from carbohydrates, so you can determine how many grams of carbohydrates you need based on your calorie intake. At a minimum, an intake of 50 to 100 grams (1.8 to 3.5 oz.) of carbohydrates is required to prevent the development of ketones that the brain can use somewhat inefficiently for energy

Preps to buy: white rice, pasta, wheat, oats, dehydrated fruits and vegetables, sugars, honey, fruits, roots and tubers (cook these well) and cereals. For those with wheat allergies, click here.

Protein – Protein is a part of every cell in the human body. Also, equally as important, proteins provide the body with a special form of nitrogen that the body cannot get from carbohydrates or lipids. Proteins also help regulate the pH, or acid-base balance, in the blood, are necessary for the synthesis of many hormones and enzymes, and participate in important cell formation for cells vital for the immune system. In the case of starvation, excessive muscle tissue is wasted and results in diminished health.

Protein, like carbohydrates, provides approximately 4 kilocalories per gram of protein consumed, but requires much more metabolizing and processing by the liver and kidneys to put the energy from protein to use.  In general, it’s recommended that 10–35% of your daily calories come from protein.

Preps to buy: legumes, eggs, nuts, peanut butter, canned meats and fish, oatmeal, grains, wheat, quinoa, MREs, popcorn

Fats  – As much as we would like to eliminate fats from our regular diets, this food source actually plays a vital role in maintaining healthy skin and hair, insulating body organs against shock, maintaining body temperature, and promoting healthy cell function. They also serve as energy stores for the body. In addition, Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, meaning they can only be digested, absorbed, and transported in conjunction with fats. Fats are also sources of essential fatty acids, an important dietary requirement and also serves as a useful buffer towards a host of diseases. (Source) The USDA suggests that about 30-35% of your daily calorie intake should come from fat.

Preps to buy: whole milk, ensure, peanut butter, oil (preferably plant based oils), nuts and seeds

Vitamins and Minerals – Did you know that a staggering thirteen vitamins are considered necessary to perform crucial functions in the body? Vitamins and minerals are needed for overall health and provide protection against infection and diseases, help the body grow, help the body’s metabolism and assist in the removal of waste products. It is recommended to obtain your vitamin intake through fresh fruits and vegetables with a regular diet. However, when dietary sources are limited, taking vitamin supplements is an excellent alternative. Amounts vary for children, seniors, lactating or pregnant women, smokers, heavy alcohol drinkers, stressed, those with chronic diseases or those who consume less than 2,000 calories per day.

Because vitamin deficiencies tend to exacerbate over time, we are typically unaware of being deficient until secondary issues manifest themselves. Eating a balanced diet and taking a multi vitamin is one way to curb this issue and the physiological consequences that go with it. Some physiological consequences of deficiency include: dental problems, inflammation of the mouth and tongue (riboflavin deficiency); diarrhea, dermatitis (niacin deficiency); edema, weakness (thiamin deficiency); tongue soreness, anemia (biotin deficiency); fatigue, tingling in hands (pantothenic acid deficiency); poor growth, inflammation of the tongue (folate deficiency); poor nerve function, macrocytic anemia (vitamin B12 deficiency); and poor wound healing, bleeding gums (vitamin C deficiency).

Preps to Buy: Multi vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, vitamin powders, dehydrated fruits and vegetables, seeds to grow vegetables and for sprouting, survival bars

In summation, as our standard of living continues to diminish, malnutrition will be a more present health problem within our population. Investing in healthy and nutritious foods and learning how to properly store it for long-term use can assist you in maintaining your health and prevent the short and long-term affects of malnourishment discussed in this article.

 

Parts of this article were adapted from E notes

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Weekly Pet Share Patience

Weekly Pet Share

Round-up and start of new week (86)~ I had 86’d this challenge fer a few weeks also cuz i didn’t have any new shotZ..

dinnertime @ Q's place

dinnertime @ Q’s place

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Patience is da’ name of da’ game

@ dinnertime round here!

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whilst dinner is made!

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all who took part this last week!  Here they are :

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IndyCar 2015 – Long Beach Grand Prix Full Race

a pic from many seasons back @ long beach grand prix by quarksire

a pic from many seasons back @ long beach grand prix by quarksire

Fer many years i went to the Toyota grand prix of long beach, since i werked for the first toyota dealer in the usa an had commitee of 300 tickets every year, since it was formula one, now is a cart race there every year the same track is a kewl track a couple of laps round an ya are addicted to this place. They close the streets of long beach for 2 weeks for this event is a great place to hang out with a lotta events an carshows etc etc..aan now the all nw formula E racing , frum carting to Cart racing to drifting competions now an lotsa music an concerts is quite an even to attend! is the longest track in the circuit..awesome coverage without a lotta talk, a lotta in car an track action in this race here! could scott dixon pull it off we shall see !

powers – pablo montoya – an pagenaud an scott dixon!.

if nutin else fast forward to the last 10 laps was a great raceday! @ da long beach grand prix 2015

a gewd fight fer a day!This is the crown jewel of open wheel racing in the ol USA! eh 🙂

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Enjoy the race if ya click on this link …..amazing in car cam footage here …see if montoya er powers does it ? adreniline on demand fer you this fine day

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Q

IndyCar 2015 – Round03 Long Beach – Race [Full + 1080p] [S1HD]

The Gladiators are Back Isle of ManTT

Isle-of-Man-TT

Today an this week i wished to show all my readers that do not know bout the isle of man race what it is all bout!. Beyond werdz really is something one must come an see .. So i gots a wiki thing here an a few vids fer dis’ dreary Sunday inside watching vids.. have a splendid day whomever ya are an wherever ya are…..

Q

The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race is an annual motor-cycle racing event held on the Isle of Man which was for many years the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world.[1] The event was part of the FIM Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship from 1949–1976 before the Grand Prix was transferred to the United Kingdom after safety concerns including a riders’ boycott,[2] and then run by the FIM as the British Grand Prix for the 1977 season.[3] The Isle of Man TT Races became part of the TT Formula 1 Championship from 1977 to 1990 to preserve the event’s racing status. From 1989 the racing has been developed by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism as the Isle of Man TT Festival. The Isle of Man TT is held during May/June of each year and traditionally concludes with the Blue Riband event, the prestigious Isle of Man Senior TT race.

~ THE GLADIATORS ARE BACK ~ ✔ Isle of Man TT – 200 Mph Street Race

World’s MOST Dangerous Race ★HD★ World’s Greatest Motor-Sporting Event✔ FULL THROTTLE-ISLE of MAN TT

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH ★HD★ 322kmh-200mph Street Race ✔ ISLE of MAN TT

Ruff Riders {the Movie}

NO its not an x-rated film but a very kewl film, but is bout snowmobiles an motorcycles an assorted thingz! an a trip to canada! I didn’t take this shot this is a slednecks shot,,,had to suffice cuz i can’t find the one of my sone flying his sled! 🙂

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These guys are in Motion in an extreme way. Motion is da werd of da’ day at wordpress photo challenge page so it made me think of this

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Motion

MOTION

treasure falls colorado stopped in motion

Treasure falls colorado – stopped in motion

Motion is da’ werd of da’ week @

wordpress weekly photo challenge

In photography we have a choice to stop motion or to show motion depending upon the shutter speed,

Motion

This week, share your photographs that have captured motion, and tell us the stories behind the images.

Capturing motion is a beautiful way to convey a story in a photograph, sometimes even more so than a photo of the same subject in a stationary pose. Some situations lend themselves to “action” photography; sports, dance, the wind gusting through trees on a stormy evening, but anything that can move is a candidate for these types of shots. Some people even capture the movement of our planet by photographing star trails!

Freezing movement in a photograph generally requires a fast shutter speed (a high number on your camera) and plenty of light, but virtually any conditions can yield interesting movement photographs. This tutorial has a very nice overview of the different strategies for photographing moving subjects, and may be a great source of inspiration.

So is a week for a few images here, of Motion or “stopping time” i guess..in one way er anotehr – Have a splendid week everyone – i gots a couple a cool pet challenge share shots this week also..till then is motion an emotions.

was an E motion al  winter! lol as it flew by!

was an E motion al winter! lol as it flew by!

 Spring cleaning an many projekts i have been in Motion a lot as of late….Take care werld an have a splendid week ! Q hopefully i can stop the motion an find da’ time to come by an see ya when i am not in motion

Quarks descending motion coming out of a hammerhead stall

Quarks descending motion coming out of a hammerhead stall ……..in a blanik glider…above pahosa springs….in sunny southern colorado

Q!Gonna end this with a little assortment of Motion shotZ

electricity in motion above Q's house

electricity Stopped in motion above Q’s house {B shutter speed} to capture all the motion!

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Reward

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stop motion on a runway @ 300 miles an hour

stop motion on a runway @ 300 miles an hour {high shutter speed} to stop motion

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stopped in motion @ 300mph+

stopped in motion @ 300mph+

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Symmetry

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E Motions Till Next time!

E Motions Till Next time! shot in peru whoohoo…slow shutter speed fer motion

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an a bita sno motion!

sno-motion i call this snomakin shot!

sno-motion i call this snomakin shot!

Da: Snowmakers frum Hell

And when i go flying around here in da paraglider er da trike is fun to see da’ herdz of ELK on da’ move….

elk herd ready to get on da move as i approach :)

elk herd ready to get on da move as i approach 🙂

~~then when i arrive they decide to get in Motion! lol…

elk in motion over the gallegos ranch in pagosa springs, colorado

elk in motion as quark flys over the giant gallegos ranch in pagosa springs, colorado

an outa here with a shot of geoff tate @ queensryche performance this past year!

Emotions stopped in time!

E Motion!

E Motion! Queensryche by Quarksire

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~~more emotion!~

~ Geoff Tate stopped in motion! ~

go sumwhere do sumthin’ do sumpin dis’ week…

stay in motion an keep E Motions in cheque’ also !

peace out frum

Q

peace-and-love-118,000 visits jest since May 23, 2014 very kewl !

ThanQ fer all da’ visits an comments! 99.9% pure da werdpress werld is , a very cool place to say the least! 🙂 Q

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The Simple Law of Love – Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy in ‘A Letter to a Hindu’ (1908) …awesome!

Creative by Nature

“If only people freed themselves from their beliefs [of all kinds] the simple law of love, natural to man, accessible to all and solving all questions and perplexities, would of itself become clear and obligatory.” ~Leo Tolstoy

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“If only people freed themselves from their beliefs in all kinds of Devatas, God, Allah, Yahweh and their incarnations as Krishnas and Christs, from beliefs in paradises and hells, in reincarnations and resurrections, from belief in the interference of the Gods in the external affairs of the universe—

And above all, if they freed themselves from belief in the infallibility of all the various Vedas, Bibles, Gospels, Tripitakas, Korans, and the like—

And also freed themselves from blind belief in a variety of scientific teachings about infinitely small atoms and molecules and in all the infinitely great and infinitely remote worlds, their movements and origin, as well as from faith in the infallibility of the scientific…

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