Recognizing and Resolving Common Vitamin Deficiencies, by J.F. Texas

Ideally every person from birth through old age would get all the nutrients they need from the food they consume, but deficiencies occur. There are times when the optimal amount of nutrients from food intake are not possible. People who consume energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods can develop a marginal micronutrient intake and low serum concentrations of vitamins. In times of food shortages or limited access to fresh foods, nutrient deficiencies can become even more common, especially vitamin deficiencies. What are vitamins? Vitamins are organic molecules required in small amounts to prevent deficiency signs and symptoms. The most concern is for water-soluble vitamins—the B vitamins and vitamin C. These are essential nutrients the body cannot make. The body does not store water soluble vitamins in large quantities. You should consume them every day. Water-soluble vitamins are lost during processing because they are fragile. This increases the risk of inadequate intake even in…




The SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

…4th and 5th, 2017. Round 72: J.F. Texas for “Recognizing and Resolving Common Vitamin Deficiencies” published on August 6th, 2017. Round 73: Florida Mom for “A Stitch in Time – Part 1” and “Part 2” published on November 17th and 18th, 2017 Round 74: Alaskan Gardeners for “Mid-Scale Grain Gardening in Alaska- Part 1”, “Part 2”, “Part 3”, and “Part 4”, published on December 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2017. Round 75: J.M. for “Perspectives on Patrolling-Part 1”, “Part 2”, “Part 3”, “Part 4”, and “Part 5”, published on March 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2018. Round 76: A.&J.R. for “Bring Your Own Bandaids- Part 1”, “Part 2”, “Part 3”, “Part 4”, “Part 5”, and “Part 6”, published on May 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th. Round 77: B.M. for “Getting Home Long Distance in the Event of An EMP/Solar Flare- Part 1”, “Part 2”, and “Part 3”,…




Round 72 Non-Fiction Writing Contest Winners Announced!

Any article submitted but not published will automatically be rolled over to Round 73. Here are the winners: First Prize goes to J.F. Texas for “Recognizing and Resolving Common Vitamin Deficiencies” published on August 6th, 2017. He will receive the following prizes: A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper. These have hammer forged, chrome-lined barrels and a hard case, to go with your own AR lower. It will allow…