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Ugh! Nasty, horrid little things! If you are grossed out by ticks, you have very good reason to be: Ticks feed on blood and are vectors (transmitters) of a whole list of evil diseases, including Lyme disease, Q fever, Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, African tick bite fever, tularemia, tick-borne relapsing fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, cytauxzoonosis, Tick paralysis, tick-borne meningoencephalitis and bovine anaplasmosis! (source: Wikipedia)
One of my friends contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite. It’s serious stuff. Nearly killed him. You do not want to be bitten by one of these little monsters. They are also quite fond of dogs and other animals.
Some of the chemical-based topical tick medicines have come under criticism and even ban, due to toxicity concerns: One product, containing phenothrin and methoprene has been withdrawn by the US EPA and other products contain warnings of adverse reactions.
We’ve found a web page that gives a great description of 2 home-made tick and flea repellants (one for humans, one for pets) that use herbs and natural ingredients. Here is the link to the tick repellant recipes: http://www.ehow.com/way_5608181_homemade-tick-repellent-recipe.html
Note that lavender and tea tree essential oils, while not mentioned in the original article, are also reported by other sources to have tick repellent qualities. However (important!) – several essential oils are toxic to pets. Tea tree should not be used on dogs and cats. Here is a full article with a list of essential oils that are harmful to animals.
If you have been bitten by a tick, please seek professional medical advice. Also, if the tick has been removed, keep it to show to the physician – as it will be of benefit to identify the species (and also make sure that its head is not still buried in your skin!) Sorry for the grossness, but better to know what to do.
ps. Some good news – did you know that guineafowl are one of the best natural tick controls? They eat them by the thousand. According to wikipedia, just 2 guineafowl can clear 2 acres of ticks in a year. All of a sudden I love guineafowl!
Everyone knows green smoothies are healthy, right? However…
Have you heard of a “red” smoothie? If not, check out this story…
=> “Red” Smoothie Helps Alabama Girl Shed 80lbs!
Chef Loses 60 lbs While Working On Astonishing New Cookbook: Here's Where You Can Get The Recipes FREE
I have something very exciting to share with you today... Over the past year, my friends at PaleoHacks have been working on a super secret cookbook project with the world-renowned Peter Servold -- a Le Cordon Bleu (World's top culinary school!) trained Chef and owner of Pete's Paleo...
And today, this new incredible Paleo Cookbook is finally available to be shipped right to your door - for FREE!
That's right -- as a special launch promotion, they're offering their brand new Paleo fat loss cookbook to you for free (Chef Pete lost 60 lbs using these recipes!) All you have to do is just cover a small shipping cost.
The cookbook is called Paleo Eats, and it's filled with over 80 chef-created, insanely tasty Paleo recipes -- which means they are free from gluten, soy, dairy, and refined sugar. But most importantly, they are EASY and FAST to make when you see how Pete simplifies gourmet cooking.
Pete has well over 10,000 hours of experience cooking these super healthy gourmet meals -- refining his recipes over the past 10+ years for the absolute perfect taste.
Inside, you'll find recipes like:
• Pan-Roasted Pork Chops w/ Rutabaga Puree & Roasted Beets
• Mongolian Red Pepper Beef w/ Roasted Spaghetti Squash & Chard
• Pear & Proscuitto Salad
• Braised Pulled Pork w/ Sauteed Kale & Roasted Baby Carrots
• (get this) - BACON BARS.
- And a LOT more!
Over 80 amazingly delicious recipes that will help you lose body fat, improve your digestion, boost your energy & immunity, get clearer skin, control blood sugar and help to slow the aging process. You'll even see on this page how Chef Pete himself lost 60 lbs using these recipes!
Pete's meals are out of this world amazing -- you'll get to experience some of the tastiest versions of Paleo favorites -- and some new flavors and recipes that I can guarantee you've never tried:
Grab this opportunity today while it's still available!
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