Photo from NY Times
See ways to help at the bottom of the page. The things below came to Bill Sardi’s mind because of the disaster in Houston. I want to do a show soon on preparedness. Those currently most affected probably have no way to access this information, but just in case you are in touch with someone there who can benefit:
- Dietary supplements during hurricanes, when doctors and emergency rooms may not be accessible. (Since Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic is a first line defense and doesn’t need refrigeration, that should always be in your grab and go bag.)
- Garlic is a good anti-bacterial, because the water and food may be contaminated.
- For more severe infections, oil of oregano 3 times a day.
- If you can’t get to the health food store, your kitchen cupboard spice rack may have good antibiotics like allspice and cloves.
- Pepto Bismol. It is good to know if you get diarrhea, it keeps the bacteria from clinging to the wall of the digestive tract.
- Vitamin D is not only key for the immune system, but because you are likely trapped indoors away from the sun.
- Vitamin C helpful in dealing with the stress
- Water flooding in homes can bring fungal growth and toxic mold; this cannot be eradicated with chlorine or anything else; wallboard must be removed. Some groups have volunteers to help with that. Samaritan’s Purse is an example.
- If flooding is high and you must wade through water, remember it will most likely have sewage in it, so clean off as soon as possible.
Many churches even far outside the afflicted area are collecting basics. Money works to help provide necessities. (Check to see if your employer will match donations.) Here are some good options: