How to Prevent Bug Bites (and hopefully Lyme Disease) Naturally

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by Jeannette von Johnsbach

June 2014

How to Prevent Bug Bites 
(and hopefully Lyme Disease)
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Hi Carlos

Summer is here – and you want to enjoy it to the fullest!

There is one very exciting rediscovery – Cistus Incanus. This shrub is native to warm southern Mediterranean locations such as the Chalkidiki peninsula of Greece. [1] Cistus is not only an amazing immune system booster and supports anti-oxidant processes.

Research shows that drinking the tea of this shrub keeps bugs away. Not just mosquitos, but ticks as well!

Most bug bites are harmless, but some may be viscous. For example, deer ticks, as well as mosquitoes, fleas, and spiders have all been linked to the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi. The first symptom of Borreliosis (Lyme disease) may a bull’s-eye shaped rash with flue-like symptoms. Treatment at this point is crucial. If Borreliosis (Lyme disease) is left untreated, the Lyme spirochetes can spread and may go into hiding in your body causing chronic Lyme, a multi-systemic disease with symptoms ranging from arthritis, facial palsy, nervous system, joint and heart problems and a plethora of unrelated symptoms. Lyme can be seriously debilitating for people as well as animals such as dogs and horses.[2]

Research at the University of Leipzig, Germany, showed, that polyphenols and other compounds of Cistus Incanus agglutinate borrelia spirochetes rendering them harmless. People suffering from lyme disease have found relief by this tea. [3] Cistus Incanus not only repels bugs, but also goes after borrelia spirochetes in the body.

Order some delicious Cistus Incanus here, and have a cup before you play out in the woods!

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You may also want to use topical insect repellants. Many believe that DEET-based repellants are most effective. Interestingly, DEET is not only damaging to nerves and brain cells, but also is losing its efficacy.

A research team from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine observed that following three hours after exposure, many of the mosquitos were no longer averse to DEET. Mosquitos developed a type of immunity even after minimal exposure. [4]

Opt for natural insect repellents such as Bien Ella or Neem Aura Naturals Outdoor Spray. These non-toxic repellents use essential oils or other plant compounds that the insects simply don’t like or which make bugs sick.

You can even make your own!

First, choose essential oils that you like. You will need a total of 40-50 drops off essential oils per 8 ounces of bug repellent. You can use one kind of essential oil, or mix several. Choose from Citronella, Cedar, Cajeput, Catnip, Neem, Rosemary, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Eucalyptus, cedar, Mint, Lemongrass, Basil, Tea Tree and Thyme.

For an oil-based bug repellent, mix 40-50 drops of essential oils into 8oz of coconut oil. Store it in a glass container and dabb it lightly on wrists, behind the ears, behind the knees and around the ankles to keep bugs away.

For a water-based bug repellent, fill an 8oz spray bottle with 4 ounces of witch hazel, 4 ounces of water and the 40-50 drops of essential oils.

When you spent time in an area known to harbor ticks, wear light colored clothing covering most of your skin. Upon return examine the whole body and remove any ticks. If they are already attached, don’t use oil or other substances. In Germany we use a Zecken-Zange, which you simply turn counter clock wise to remove the tick. If you are interested in a Zecken-Zange or Cistus Incanus Tea, send me an email.

And just in case you do end up with a very itchy and hot mosquito bite that won’t let you sleep: Use homeopathic Apis 30c for relief. If the bite area feels cold, choose Ledum 30c.

Have a Great Summer – Naturally ;-)

Blessings,
Jeannette von Johnsbach

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Jeannette von Johnsbach has been studying and practicing healing arts in Europe, India, and here in the United States for more than twenty years. She founded The Andreas Method(r) to more effectively Help People Heal Themselves and Enhance Performance.

 Her work has been featured in magazines such as Angelino, Natural Living, Vital Juice and BlackBook.

DISCLAIMER: All Information provided is for Educational Purposes Only.

Sources:

[1] http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graubehaarte_Zistrose

[2] Dr. Mercola, Prevalence of Lyme Disease in the US Is 10-Times Higher Than Previously Reported, September 04, 2013 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/04/lyme-disease.aspx

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[4] http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/256731.php

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Chlorophyll is Essential for Human Health

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Chlorophyll is Essential for Human Health.
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Chlorophyll is Essential for Human Health.

Fragment from Victoria’s up-coming new book. Copyright ©2014 by V. Boutenko Please do not copy without written permission from Victoria!

Chlorophyll is neccessary for healthy bodies Look at these two molecules and compare them:

The molecule on the left is a chemical formula of heme, oxygen carrying portion of Hemoglobin, which is an important part of human blood. The molecule on the right belongs to chlorophyll. These two molecules are very close in their structure, and the main difference is that that heme contains iron in the middle, and chlorophyll has magnesium. Obviously, green plants are vitally important for the human nutrition.

According to the USDA, 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient, and magnesium deficiency is a major contributor to our epidemic of chronic and degenerative diseases, including heart disease, osteoporosis, depression, and various autoimmune disorders. Here are some other diseases and symptoms associated with magnesium deficiency:

back Pain
chronic Fatigue Syndrome
stress and depression
Green Smoothie Cures insomnia
headaches and migraines
ischemic heart disease (angina)
hangover and alcoholism
muscle cramps and spasms
constipation
fibromyalgia
cardiac arrhythmia
osteoporosis
arthritis
diabetes
hypertension
asthma
kidney stones and gall bladder
dental caries
painful menstruation and premenstrual syndrome
processes, accelerating aging (calcification)
Eye twitching
sighing
hiccups

Indeed, magnesium is essential for humans. “The ratio of calcium to magnesium in the diets of the Paleolithic man was 1.3 to 1, but the diet that is commonly used now has shifted that ratio to 5 to 1. The worst foods that can hurt calcium-magnesium ratio are dairy products. The calcium-to-magnesium ratios found respectively in milk, yogurt and hard cheeses are 7:1, 11:1, and 26:1.”1 Even people who don’t eat dairy often still consume too much calcium with other foods or supplements. According to Ukrainian chemist Nikolay Druziak, excess calcium makes human bones brittle similar to glass, and only proper ratio of calcium to magnesium creates really strong bones.

Since each molecule of chlorophyll contains an atom of magnesium, consuming more greens is a great way to get your magnesium. Here are the greens that have the highest magnesium content.

• Swiss chard (one bunch or 340 g) contains 276 mg magnesium
• Spinach (one bunch or 340 g) contains 270 mg magnesium2
• Stinging nettles (one bunch or 340 g) contains 195 mg magnesium3

Enjoy your green smoothies!

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1. “Magnesium Deficiency: A Growing Health Crisis,” Charles Poliquin, 2009.http://www.poliquingroup.com
2. www.usda.gov
3. http://skipthepie.org/ethnic-foods/stinging-nettles-blanched-northern-plains-indians/

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Wild Edibles Fortifies Your Green Smoothie

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Wild Edibles In Your Smoothie

Miners Lettuce Dear Friends,
The time for wild edibles is here again! These nutritious plants are wildly delicious. Here is what scientists say about miner’s lettuce:

Composition of miner’s lettuce (Montia perfoliata).

“Miner’s lettuce, a wild, edible plant that grows prolifically in the western U.S., was analyzed for proximate composition, vitamins, minerals, and oxalic and phytic acids. In the raw state, it contained 20 kcal per 100 gm, and 33 per cent of the adult U.S. RDA for ascorbic acid, 22 per cent of the vitamin A allowance, and 10 per cent of the iron. Oxalic acid concentration was low. Nutrient density ratios, compared with 100 kcal of the U.S. RDAs, were greater than one for all constituents analyzed. In terms of nutrient content, miner’s lettuce also compared favorably with twenty-one other green, leafy vegetables.”

(Source: Schelstraete M, Kennedy BM. Composition of miner’s lettuce (Montia perfoliata). Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 1980.)

Sergei’s Favorite Springtime Green Smoothie

In his new short video, Sergei demonstrates how easy it is to benefit from wild edibles in your backyard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICd1NI-Cc18

Mood Enhancer

Green Smoothies for Mood Enhancement All ingredients in this recipe are known to lift up your mood.

1 cup dandelion greens
2 cups miner’s lettuce
1 sprig mint or lemon balm
2 cups strawberries
1 ripe banana
3 cups water
Blend well and enjoy!

Half Price Special Offer for DVD about Wild Edibles

Miracle of Greens DVDThe Miracle of Greens: how greens and wild edibles can save your life
In “The Miracle of Greens”, Sergei outlines why it is important to incorporate more green leafy veggies into your diet. During part 2 of this DVD, Sergei introduces the importance of eating more wild edible foods. He takes the viewer on a virtual wild edible walk in which he demonstrates how easy it is to stay safe while harvesting nature’s free superfood.

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Healing Power of Wild Edibles

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Healing Power of Wild Edibles

Dandelions Ediblke Greens One of the common questions I am asked almost daily is: "You have dandelions in your recipe but where can I buy them? None of our local stores carry them."

During the past two years, I have been working on two new books, for which I have done a lot of research. I have come to the firm conclusion that many of wild edibles dont have equally beneficial analogues among cultivated plants. For example, the nutritional value of purslane, borage, dandelion, and stinging nettles, greatly exceeds the nutritional worth of commercial greens. I dont want to discourage you from making smoothies from your store-bought greens. Rather, I invite you to learn identifying the edible weeds and really use them.

Here are three recipes from my up-coming book. Wild greens are so rich in certain nutrients that they can literally heal your body. (Please ask for my written permission before sharing these recipes)

Brain Clarity
4 cups purslane
2 peeled kiwis
2 cups blackberries
3 cups water Copyright © 2014 by Victoria Boutenko

Hypertension Remedy
2 cups borage (greens and flowers)
3 stalks celery
5 guavas, any kind (with skin)
1 cup strawberries
1 lemon, juiced
3 cups water Copyright © 2014 by Victoria Boutenko

Prevent Diabetes
2 cups dandelion greens
1 cup red lettuce
1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
2 apples
1 cup meat from young (Thai) coconut
3 cups water Copyright © 2014 by Victoria Boutenko

Sergei to Create A Practical Guide To Foraging

Sergei decided to shoot an instructional video. Weve seen many of Sergeis clips on YouTube, and now he is going to create a simple video guide, so that we all can safely forage and benefit from it. Below is a link to his Kickstarter project. If youd like to participate and be one of the first to receive Sergeis up-coming video, click here.

Join Us in Sweden for a Week of Green Smoothies

We still have a few spaces left at our Green Smoothie Retreat in Sweden, This is our only retreat this year. We invite you to spend a week with us at a spectacular healing retreat. Here us a 30 second video about it:
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Are Green Smoothies Good for Athletes?

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Are Green Smoothies Good for Athletes?

Powered by green smoothies movie Dear Friends,

For several months we have been reporting to you about the pilot study Sergei has been conducting. Now he is done and his documentary is available for digital rent, for instant download or for sale as a hard copy. The hard copy DVD contains closed captions in two languages: English and Russian.

Enjoy the first 15 minutes of "Powered by Green Smoothies" at no charge:
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A Note from Sergei:
In the summer of 2013 I rounded up 10 endurance athletes (five ultra-runners and five CrossFitters), put them on a green smoothie challenge for six weeks, and documented everything with my camera. So as to ensure that my experiment was scientific, I put my people through a series of blood tests, demanding endurance tests, and consulted with numerous medical professionals throughout the experiment. The results of this project were fascinating! keep reading

If you’d like to see the film in its entirety you have several options. The hard copy of DVD can be purchased on our website (http://www.rawfamily.com/products) for $19.95.
You can watch the film for $7.95 or download it directly onto your computer for $14.95 at: http://poweredbygreensmoothies.com/purchase

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