Feds warn: Common insects can make you SICK!
Can you believe the NERVE of these people???
For years, those of us in natural medicine have been fixing the mainstream’s biggest mistakes.
Its docs have botched the job when it comes to bugs, pretending that insect-carried illnesses such as Lyme are overblown… overstated… over-diagnosed… and over-treated.
Patients have suffered as a result… until they go to a holistic doctor who knows what’s really going on.
Now, the mainstream has just accidentally confessed to its own incompetence, with the CDC itself exposing the TRUE toll of infections carried by ticks and mosquitoes.
These diseases have TRIPLED in recent years!
In 2016 alone, close to 100,000 Americans were diagnosed with infections caused by ticks and mosquitos, and the agency admits that’s only what’s been reported to them.
The true number is likely far higher.
These diseases aren’t just dangerous. They’re DEADLY.
Some are names you’re probably familiar with, including Lyme disease, which can have a devastating long-term effect on your health. That’s especially true if it’s not properly diagnosed early on, as is all too common.
The CDC has already admitted that Lyme has 10 times as many victims as it had previously estimated.
Others are diseases you’ve probably never heard of, like anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Powassan — all spread by ticks.
Of course, there are also mosquito infections like Zika – which is still moving north – West Nile, chikungunya, and more.
There are four steps you can take to limit your exposure and cut your risk.
First, if you have pets, never let them run free into tall grass and weeds, where they can pick up ticks and bring them into your home. When possible, limit their contact with unfamiliar pets to cut the risk of fleas, which can carry plague in addition to being irritating.
That’s right – PLAGUE!
Second, when hiking or out enjoying nature, avoid tall grass yourself. Wear light-colored clothing and – no matter how hot it is – long pants tucked into your socks so you can more easily spot ticks if they get onto your clothing.
They can be as small as poppy seeds, so look closely.
Third, clear your yard of sources of standing water to give those pesky skeeters fewer places to hide. This won’t keep them out of your yard entirely, as they can fly in from around the neighborhood, but it will reduce the numbers.
When outside, light citronella candles – especially if you’re outside during the evening.
And finally, use natural insect repellents to keep away ticks and mosquitos. Citronella, cedarwood, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lemongrass are all natural bug-busters that won’t hurt your skin. You can find them available in blends that smell pleasant – or at least tolerable – to humans but will keep the bugs away.
I use a product called Buzz Away, which you can find online or in the summer/seasonal aisle of your favorite big-box store.