Survival Food Isn't About Surviving...But Thriving
By Sandra Musser Weaver
Storing survival food in large quantities is not the answer to surviving the great changes accelerating now and in the near future on the Earth. The Earth is cleansing Herself of all that isn’t of love, unity, and balance. Alignment and the acceptance our feminine side is the answer.
The qualities of love, unity and balance are from our feminine side, which represents the embracing of our feeling side. In most cases both sexes are out of balance in the feminine side, because the expression of feelings has not been acceptable on this planet.
You can’t give to others what we don’t feel towards yourself first. If you try to give someone love, without loving yourself first, you give guilt instead. How? Because you are trying to show someone else how you want “them” to treat you so you feel loved. It’s you who has to show you first. By giving love first to yourself, you show others the way to self-love as well.
If someone is not meant to continue on the Earth plane it won’t matter how much survival food they store. On the other hand, if they are, they will flourish even if they have no survival food. God will find everyone’s right place and each of us will continue our spiritual processes there.
So why talk about survival food at all? Survival food is not about just existing. It’s about flourishing with greater vitality, energy, stamina, and love NOW. Yes, nourishing our bodies properly is about loving ourselves, which is part of the acceptance of our feminine side. Survival foods are super foods that are highly nutritious, and in some cases they cleanse our bodies bringing them back into balance.
Surviving the great cycle changes is about feeling our emotions and loving ourselves. It’s not about the latest and greatest disaster shelter or survival food storage methods.
The survival foods in this article will help you understand and replace missing essential nutrients in your body. The most important aspect of these survival foods is they are food, not laboratory synthesized nutrients.
Let’s talk about survival food. This article will focus on the best survival foods to nourish your bodies. These survival foods will be even more important if there is a disruption in the food supply for reasons ranging from power outages to massive transportation stoppages due to peak oil, etc., which are all very real possibilities.
Survival Food has to be Nutrient Dense, Highly Digestible, Mineral Rich, Store Easily, and be Relatively Inexpensive.
It should not require refrigeration, should be lightweight and readily available. Wow! Do these types of food even exist? The short answer is yes. But to get a true full spectrum of the nutrients and the bulk you need from survival food, it’s necessary to combine these very powerful food sources.
The First Survival Foods is a Group of Blue Green Algae.
Algal are the first living organisms to inhabit our planet. Blue green algae created the oxygen in our atmosphere bringing abundant life to a dead planet. Even today algal produces 70+ percent of the oxygen in the world. Ahhh, you say that’s not true. I know, we’ve been taught trees especially the rain forests are the main oxygen suppliers. Not so. Algae multiply far faster than any organism on earth. It’s through this multiplication that carbon dioxide is consumed and oxygen produced.
There are thousands of different algae in the world living under the most extreme conditions of hot and cold imaginable. Talk about a survivor and survival food!
If anything will survive massive earth changes, it will be the microscopic cells of algae. But, they are not all created equal.
Algae come in some very unexpected shapes, sizes and forms. We are all familiar with the slimy green stuff that sits on a stagnant pond. This is one of many forms of blue green algae. But, sea vegetables like kelp and dulse are algae, not plants, but important survival foods.
Science has discovered that all forms of life found their origin from…you guessed it, algae. Even today, the smallest and the largest of water creatures depend on algae to supply a full spectrum of their nutrients as basic survival food. Algae supply these nutrients in a form that is readily available for their bodies to immediately assimilate in far greater percentages than any other food source. Algae release its superior nutritional profile freely and easily.
The three blue green algae super foods are Klamath Blue Green Algae, Spirulina, and Chlorella. These algae are at the top of the list as algae survival foods.
No other food source…not juicing, not sprouts, not anything packs as much nutrients in a small quantity as blue green algae. The fact that these nutrients are bio-available or absorbable by the body makes them the ultimate survival food. Our early ancestors and many peoples today make algae 25% of their diet. In fact it was considered a form of survival food even then, because it preserved well and was easily portable.
Once it’s dried, it doesn’t require any refrigeration, and is lightweight. Some blue green and green algae also have a major detoxifying and health restorative quality to them.
There is more available protein, B-12 and Vitamin A, not to mention an array of other nutrients in blue green algae than any other food source on the planet.
Algae alone lacks some of the essential minerals and nutrients in sufficient quantities, as well as bulk to make it the only survival food.
Whole Crystal Salt is Power Packed with Minerals Your Body Wants and Craves
"Adding whole crystal salt to your diet, is the single most important
action you can take to improve your health." Christian Opitz, Nutritional, Bio-Chemist
Crystal salt is an essential survival food with major health enhancing qualities. Not what your doctor has said is it? Ordinary table salt is considered poison to the body, because it is basically pure sodium and chloride, which throws the body out of balance. Whole crystal salt contains up to 84 essential minerals and elements in almost the exact percentages as your own body. Where your body is depleted in minerals and elements, this crystal salt will supply them. This key survival food puts the body back into homeostasis.
Modern farming methods today have depleted the soil leaving our body’s mineral starved and out of balance.
So why not sea salt or Celtic salt?
These salts are better than pure sodium chloride. But, both of these salts are subject to present day environmental pollution from bird droppings, oil tanker leakage, agriculture and industrial runoff, not to mention sewage and garbage dumped into the ocean. Crystal salt is over 250 million years old, and was covered by the Himalayan Mountains long before man had a chance to pollute it.
Most sea salt producers now refine their salt, making it almost pure sodium chloride close to table salt. A lot of refined salts contain toxic anti-caking agents as well as other added chemicals that often contain toxic aluminum in a metallic form. Refined salt is washed to remove magnesium and other essential minerals to make it whiter and dryer.
This salt in the liquid form is a powerful detox that has to be increased slowly to avoid detoxing too fast. Helping to detoxify the body of harmful PCBs, dioxins and heavy metals makes this an important survival food.
One of the most important benefits of the negative ions of whole crystal salt is how it freely gives the missing electron to free-radical cells so these cells don’t have to steal them from healthy cells. This in turn greatly reduces the acidity in our bodies caused by the destruction of healthy cells by free radicals. What a gift of health this amazing survival food provides.
Organic Sprouted Seeds are Live Food.
This key group of foods adds bulk and nutrients to our survival food diet. They are also much more nutritious, and provide more bio-available nutrients than the seeds eaten in their dormant state. Nutritional magic happens to seeds when they are soaked and sprouted into survival food. The fact that they stay in their dormant, dry state until you need them makes them a perfect survival food.
A series of complex biochemical changes start to occur when the seeds are hydrated, and even more when they are sprouted. Starch begins to disappear and is replaced by hydrolytic enzymes, an increased quality of protein, fat, certain amino acids, total sugar, and B-group vitamins.
“Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered that 3-day old broccoli sprouts have exceptionally high amounts of a natural cancer-fighting compound. Dr. Paul Talalay and his colleagues, researching this question for over 20 years, showed that some varieties of vegetables such as broccoli contain high quantities of a substance called 'sulforaphane' which helps support antioxidants, such as vitamins C and vitamin E.(1) This is another example of the synergy which we often find in nature. Researchers found broccoli sprouts have 20 to 50 times more sulforaphane than mature broccoli.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 2002:28;99(11):7610-7615
In addition to providing amongst one of the highest amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes per unit of calorie, sprouts deliver them in a form, which is easily assimilated and digested. This again makes them a crucial survival food.
Organic sprouts are a pure ready to eat survival food that stays in the dormant stage till you’re ready to release their nutrients. They are just one more step towards food self-sufficiency. They grow indoors, for fresh, tasty and nutritious greens all year round, no matter where you live. In the spring plant some of these seeds in the ground to increase your supply of survival food seeds.
Common seeds for sprouting are alfalfa, fenugreek, peas, lentils, radish and red clover, broccoli, cabbage, mustard, beans, wheat berries, barley, chia, and quinoa. Actually, just about any survival food seed can be sprouted for greater nutrition than can be found in the mature plant or dry seed form.
Seeds don’t take up a lot of room, or need refrigeration in their dry state. But they can increase in size by 8-15 times their dry seed size when moistened. Sprouts make the perfect survival food too, because they are very economical. It will cost you as little as .25 per pound for fresh organic power packed greens.
“Sprouts provide a good supply of Vitamins A, E & C plus B complex. Like enzymes, vitamins serve as bio-active catalysts to assist in the digestion and metabolism of seeds and the release of energy. They are also essential for the healing and repair of cells. However, vitamins are very perishable, and in general, the fresher the seeds eaten, the higher the vitamin content. The vitamin content of some seeds can increase by up to 20 times their original value within several days of sprouting. Mung Bean sprouts have B vitamin increases, compared to the dry seeds, of - B1 up 285%, B2 up 515%, B3 up 256%. Even soaking seeds overnight in water yields greatly increased amounts of B vitamins, as well as Vitamin C. Compared with mature plants, sprouts can yield vitamin contents 30 times higher.”
Pure Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is Another Important Survival Food.
I know you’re going to tell me how studies have shown that long-chain fatty acids are bad for your heart. Coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid not long, which means this oil never makes it to your heart. It is assimilated into your system even before digestion and sent directly into your liver where it is used to produce energy. This is a high energy survival food.
Another benefit of coconut oils is how it amplifies the absorption of nutrients from other food sources by carrying them throughout the body.
Pure virgin organic coconut oil has many curative properties from sunburn to wounds to even major diseases through the process of ingestion as well as topically. The fact that it can be ingested as survival food, and used as a highly versatile topical oil makes it key to good health.
Coconuts are rich in lauric acid, which is known for being anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. It also boosts the immune system.
Coconuts and their oil help to regulate weight and reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. There are a variety of digestive diseases that improve with regular consumption of coconut oil. Skin loves coconut oil and responds by healing and reducing wrinkles.
In the Pure virgin state this oil needs no refrigeration and will last a very long time without spoiling even if it goes from the solid to the liquid state with seasonal changes. The shelf live, as well as the nutrient properties of this food, makes it an important survival food.
A six months supply of survival foods is recommended if you want to prepare for a food distribution disaster. Peak oil and climate change both could affect the food supply, making personal survival food crucial. No one knows for sure what will happen. I recommend you add these natural foods to your diet to improve your health now.
Did you notice I didn’t suggest a barrage of vitamins and supplements as survival food? The body doesn’t see these as survival food or food at all. Vitamins and minerals supplied in their natural food form are far more absorbable by the body than dietary supplements isolated and compressed into a tablet or capsule form.
This is true even though supplements may show a greater percentage of a vital nutrient on the label. It’s the synergistic effect of the “whole” plant or salt that makes it a survival food. In most cases the particle size of supplements are too large or in the wrong form for the body to use as survival food.
My advice is to work harder on your personal spiritual growth rather than store massive amounts of survival food. Feelings are the gift that shows us what we need to heal, if we would only allow ourselves to feel them. The changes on the planet are about men and women learning how to receive, accept and love their feminine side…or feeling side. This side has been rejected since the beginning of time to the detriment of us all.
In order to survive the great cycle change coming around 2012 we all have to look at own our emotions. It's about accepting responsibility for everything that happens in our lives. It wouldn’t be in our lives if it wasn’t asking for healing. In order to heal it, it has to be felt first.
The body holds all the denied feelings, limitations, and guilt we hold. Where did you think those unfelt feelings went? That’s why so many people are overweight, aging, depressed, and diseased. These are all signs of holding onto suppressed feelings that keep coming back for acceptance, understanding, forgiveness and ultimately loving release.
That’s why many people marry a personality that’s like a parent they had issues with as a child. They never dealt with the feelings and emotional charge with that parent. These feelings don’t go away. They keep coming back in another form for acceptance. This is called imprinting, and it’s this imprinting that needs to be healed.
These survival foods don’t mean you can forgo doing your inner work. It’s important that survival foods be incorporated into your diet to keep your body as healthy as possible so you can deal with the feelings that are keeping you from evolving in consciousness.
Welcome negative feeling and events. After you’ve fully felt them, let them lovingly show you the direction of your own healing. The key is to honestly take responsibility for your own feelings and learn the lessons taught about denial, judgment, jealousy, anger and guilt.
How can I grow and use Sprouts as living food. (Shipard 2008)
Washington Post May 28, 2002
Coconut Cures, by Bruce Fife, N.D.
The Right Use of Will, by Ceanne DeRohan
The Miracle of Krystal Salt, by Christian Opitz
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