State of Emergency
How can I do protocol and deal with an Emergency?
Being in Hurricane Season and living in
the South East, you think often about Emergency Situations – but being on Protocol, you have the added concern of “How can I do the HCG
protocol and deal with an Emergency”?
As of the release of this premier edition
of the “My HCG Journey Newsletter” we are watching two major storms in the
Atlantic – Gustav and Hanna – and our thoughts are focused on those fellow dieters that might have to deal with such an
emergency situation. How does a person maintain protocol during a difficult time such as this? The choice remains
YOURS! If you feel, in a difficult situation such as this, that it is imperative for you to maintain protocol, by all means
do so. If you feel you should take a break, if may be easier to break for a short time and come back to the protoocl when life is back
to normal and your routine won't be so hard to stick to.
If you decide to try to maintain protocol,
here are some tips and tricks.
First, we must stress that it is
imperative that you have a disaster kit ready before Hurricane Season starts – in fact, no matter where you are in the world, each region has
to deal with its own set of natural disaster threats, so everyone should have a kit ready. Each person in your household should have
their own kit, stocked and ready to go.
What to Include
According to FEMA, a disaster kit
should include enough food, water and other supplies to keep you alive for 3 days on your own – this is for EACH person in your
household. It is recommended that you have a kit available for each person in your household and
make them responsible for it. Immediate response by relief workers cannot always be
expected, so you must prepare yourself for being alone and on your own. Three days should be sufficient.
The following should be inclluded in all
First Aid Supplies
Clothing, Bedding, and Sanitation
Special Items (prescription drugs, baby
wipes and diapers if you have a baby, an extra set of eyeglasses, etc.)
For the purpose of this article, let’s discuss the things you need to make sure you can handle protocol
in a situation such as this.
Water – at minimum, one gallon
of water per person per day.
Food – cans of water packed white fish,
canned chicken breast, canned veal, canned crab, canned shrimp, canned lobster, cans of low salt or no salt added spinach, asparagus,
sauerkraut, and tomatoes. Single servings of applesauce (no sugar added, and as minimally procdessed as you can find), canned
grapefruit and mandarin oranges (both with no sugar added) and melba toast, sealed in a ziplock bag to keep out the
Supplies – alcohol wipes, syringes with
needles (if doing injections), your sublingual supplies with the ice pack needed to keep things cool, can opener, supplies to eat
As you can see, there is much you can do
to maintain protocol, even if the power goes out, or you are stuck somewhere that isn't home for a short period of time.
According to Dr Simeons, anything more
than the required 26 day course means you can stop at any time with no repercussions, but if disaster strikes before the 26 days are up, then
you must decide whether to continue or to call it a loss. After all, you don’t have the added worry of dealing with a disaster AND
Lynne and Biz – Editors of My HCG Journey Newsletter
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