All About The Doomsday Book Of Medicine
Video Review of the Doomsday Book of Medicine:
What are you and your family going to do after a collapse of society when there are no doctors and medications available, and the pharmacies and hospitals have been looted? Now you have the answer: The Doomsday Book of Medicine. Recently, we have been working with author Dr. Ralph La Guardia in regards to his new book about medical knowledge for a post society-ending event. This book has more than 900 pages of information that will help you with all of your medical needs, from hygiene to the flu, from essential oils to how to make soap, and even heart disease! This guide is the best Prepper medical book that we have ever seen, and it is definitely a resource that we are planning on using in the worst case scenario. From our review, this book is easy to read, easy to find information, covers dozens of relevant medical conditions, offers great tips and tricks, and will aid you in a healthy post-apocalyptic lack of medical facility lifestyle! This book is great for any Prepper, but also campers, hikers, boaters, aviators, or anyone interested in medicine. This is a comprehensive encyclopedia that we highly recommend everyone to have handy. Below is a basic Q&A with the author, where Dr. La Guardia answered some of our questions that we thought you might have. First of all, let us breakdown how we review a book and what you should look for in a good survival book. A few things to consider are:
Terminology and Ease– Terminology and ease means that if its a book that you can not understand, because it is filled with complex terminology, designed for an expert, then it should not be the book for you. However, this book is easy to read and is not filled with unnecessary medical terminology. Although it does goes with specific medical situations and illnesses, it keeps it at a level that the majority of people would have no problem with reading and understanding. When there are terms that you may not understand, the book makes it clear what they mean. In other words, this book is user friendly. A good thing about this book is that it not just filled with medical information, but with nutritional information as well. Chapters 1-3 help the reader to understand basic nutritional needs and basic health requirements.
Layout and Chapter Structure– Another important thing that you should look for is how its put together and how the chapters are broken up. This book has an approach that assembles the chapter based on different and stacking contents. By this we mean that it starts with describing basic nutritional needs, then going into detail on specific situations and illnesses. The chapters in the beginning set the stage for more complex situations later on in the book. This makes it easy to look up information quickly, ranging from how to get Vitamin C to how to treat a stroke victim. Also, the detailed table of contents at the beginning of the book helps you to look up a specific information so that you are not frantically search through the entire book. Even more impressively, each section and chapter has its own table of contents breakdown for more details!
Does it apply?– This is perhaps the most important thing to consider when purchasing a book. This determines if you could ever use any of the information in the book during a survival situation, or to include any items in my emergency kit. For example, chapter 9 goes into detail about honey. By reading, we learned that honey doesn’t expire and can be used to help heal wounds and prevent infection. This doesn’t mean that you should include honey in your bug-out bag, however honey would be a great resource for living off the grid, or for your personal health purposes. For one final example, have you ever considered radiation and how it might apply to you? Well then, check out chapter 10! This book is extremely relevant and helpful for any prepper, survivalist, camper, adventurer, or for home remedies.
Conclusion– All in all, this book is a great resource to include in your survival library, with it describing many medical situations and illnesses that could easily happen to you on the road. These situations may not seem like a huge deal at the time, but without the help of a hospital, this book could be a lifesaver. My recommendation is to buy this book and keep it in the car or home for quick reference at a time when medical help might not be available right away. Better yet, put it in your survival storehouse for well, you know! Below are some questions and answers with the author:
Questions and Answers with Author Dr. Ralph La Guardia:
A: I wrote the Doomsday Book of Medicine because of the absolute lack of good , practical medical guides for Preppers. I have been a Prepper for years and all the books I bought were just elaborate first aid manuals. The authors were well intention-ed , but just fell well short of what is needed. They were full of useless impractical advise . For example, people with chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension are told to stockpile their meds . Really ? Does anyone know an insurance company that will even give you your meds a week early ? And that begs the question, What do you do when they run out ? I give readers a bunch of choices for treating every condition from head to toe, fevers to concussions , headaches to ingrown toenails , including chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. In fact , for Diabetes I give 22 different ways to treat it , all over the counter, natural , non prescription treatments . For Hypertension I give fifteen ways to treat it. There is no other book on the market that gives sane, practical advise like this for Preppers.
A: After more than thirty years of practicing medicine , I have to say that I gain immense satisfaction from hearing about how my book has helped so many people. Many have read it from cover to cover and have told me that they have learned so much , for an author that is very gratifying and hence I rate writing The Doomsday Book of Medicine as one of my greatest achievements.
Q: Why medicine? Shouldn’t we be primarily concerned with nuclear fallout, military invasion, shelter, food and water?
A: Listen preppers have traditionally been very adept at stockpiling food , water and weapons , as well as building safe locations from which they plan to defend themselves and their families. However , up to now they have been without any good survival medicine books that go beyond first aid and little other advise. As a consequence , that was the gaping hole in their prepping , a hole that was a real problem , one that most likely would affect their very survival. Medical prepping is the most important step , injuries and disease will be rampant in a post apocalyptic society and will most likely kill vast numbers of people . I was frustrated and frankly incensed by the shoddy books being sold for high prices to preppers , they were a rip off. As a physician prepper who has spent over thirty years researching all over the world for alternative methods of treatment , I felt I was uniquely qualified to write this book and so I did. From the responses I have gotten my fellow preppers seem to heartily agree.
Q: How long did it take you to write the Doomsday Book of Medicine?
A:Once I made up my mind to actually sit down and write The Doomsday Book of Medicine , it took me about a year to get it on paper and edit it to its current form . However , keep in mind that I spent over 30 years gathering all the information , testing many of the treatments and weeding out the best ones for my readers.
Q: What are your favorite components of the book?
A: It is hard for me to identify favorites , because the entire book is a compilation of my favorite treatments for various problems. However, if I had to make a choice my favorites are : Activated Charcoal , Honey Supreme Fulvic and Quinton’s Marine Plasma . They all had multiple uses and have a beautiful simplicity to them , either nourishing or detoxifying the body as well.
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