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Mosquitoes and Ticks and Fleas, oh my!
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natural healing for stick family

in this day when lyme disease and zika are more common than we'd like, 
there is an effective and natural defense for these and other threats
right under our noses ...
To start, ask yourself this: 
what do these pesky health risks have in common?

The answer is that they are all finicky eaters with specific tastes for blood -
it is their achilles' heel, so to speak,
and your key 
to being bothered no more by either pest:
simply change the flavour of your blood  -

for fleas and mosquitoes,
this is done easily and simply with specific administration
of vitamin B complex in some form ...
vitamin B complex supports our sense of well-being, our mental health -**
and any deficiency sets off negative reactions in the body
which in turn affect subtle changes in the blood  -

given that in nature the weak and infirm are preyed upon
why wouldn't B complex deficiency attract mosquitoes and fleas?

at the first sign of a flea, add brewer's yeast (another form of B complex) 
to your pet's diet 
and any fleas he may attract will not stay long -
a bonus is that most animals LOVE brewer's yeast
i had a cat who stealthily stole tablets if you didn't watch her closely --
 easiest administration is just to sprinkle the powder into their food ...

to easily and simply eradicate a flea infestation -
just add brewer's yeast to the entire household's diet, either by powder or tablet ...
wait a couple days, then vacuum up the starved-to-death fleas from your carpets
... easy peasy, and chemical-free

for mosquitoes -
mosquitoes' blood preferences detest the flavour of niacinamide -
it's a flushless* form of niacin, which is (surprise!) a component of the B-complex -
mosquitoes actively avoid blood that is well-nourished with niacin/niacinamide...
(i learned this trick from an old mountain man in the pacific northwest)

to set up your nutritional mosquito shield
just take 500mg of niacinamide an hour or so before going outdoors ...

remember, B complex is water-soluble so there is no danger of  'over-dosing' -
any excess is excreted in the urine

and that's it -
so g'ahead - take the leap of faith to keep mosquitoes and fleas at bay ...
and you'll score another one for the mightily misunderstood and much maligned vitamin

Now for ticks -
same idea, but with an herb not a vitamin ...

while there is no known way to nutritionally deter tick interest in your blood,
there are ways to counteract the ill-effects of exposure such as Lyme Disease ...
my white lhasa apso tested on the low end of positive for lyme disease years ago,
whereupon i was led to Uticaria Tomentosa, commonly known as 'cat's claw' -
when i first brought it home, unsure i was reading the signs right,
i opened the jar and put it on the floor in front of my pup to see her reaction
which was immediate and clear that she was very interested ...
since then i have administered this herb 
to both two-footeds and four-footeds 
with great success in combating the effects of Lyme disease...

the mechanism of this herb renders the blood oxygen useless to the Lyme pathogen,
so that during a flare-up, abundance of cat's claw in the blood
basically suffocates the effects of Lyme on the body.

©2017, 2020

the Lyme pathogen is carried in the infected tick's stomach - that said, during extraction of the tick,
do not pour alcohol or essential oils over the area  
until after the tick is fully dislodged from the body... 
to do so causes the tick to vomit which releases the Lyme pathogen 

*for off-site information on the harmless 'niacin flush,' click here
        **click here to read NHT's writing on how vitamin B complex shut down an early 1900s insane asylum


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