Winter’s deep freeze never happened in the northeast, allowing ticks to abound. Ticks are prevalent in warmer parts of the country year round. Participating in outdoor activities requires knowing how to protect against hosting them and now you can do it without chemicals.
If a human or dog is bitten by a Lyme-infected tick, identifying what pathogens may have piggybacked the spirochete and passed into the tick is the start of the successful method now being used for reversing Lyme Disease. Natural remedies targeting the co-infections (often viral in the case of chronic Lyme) eliminates them from the body including the joints and central nervous system.
Household pets like dogs and cats are often the carriers of Lyme infected ticks. To fully protect one’s self and family from being bitten, the family pet must also be protected. A successful, chemical-free program for preventing any tick from attaching itself to a pet includes:
- Building health and immune function because the healthier pet will be more resistant to ticks. A good health promoter is garlic powder and Brewer’s yeast sprinkled liberally on their food every day (found in a convenient powdered combination in health food stores).
- The essential oil of eucalyptus. Derived from the leaf of the tree, eucalyptus contains naturally occurring chemicals repellent to ticks and fleas.
- A most effective way of using eucalyptus is to dip a thin rope into the pure essential oil, wrap it in a bandana (so it won’t irritate the skin) and tie it around the pet’s neck (fashionable, as well). The rope can be refreshed twice a week or more often, if necessary.
- Go to http://www.AndreaCandee.com, for exact formula for mixing eucalyptus oil and water for quick and easy application to the pet’s coat every time they go outside.
This is a non-toxic alternative to chemical repellents which are hazardous to the lungs and absorbed into the bloodstream. Keep in mind that pets are exposed to the same dangers when exposed to chemical repellents. But why save all the good protection for your pets?
- Before gardening or hiking, scent with “eau de eucalyptus.” The eucalyptus/water combination can be sprayed on skin and clothing before a brief outdoor excursion, gardening, or romp in the grass.
- Eucalyptus diluted in a carrier oil (like almond, grape seed, sunflower seed oil) can safely be applied to the skin for longer lasting effect, when fishing in reedy areas, for example, or when hiking.
Safely enjoying the countryside means learning to peacefully co-exist with Nature’s gifts without polluting ourselves and our fragile environment.
Do share these important findings with everyone you know. It’s a blessing to be able to help one another.
Until next time…stay healthy, think peace, be love and see love in everyone!
About Andrea Candee, MH, MSC
Andrea Candee is a master herbalist for over 25 years with a consultation practice in South Salem, NY. She lectures throughout the country and at corporate wellness centers about taking charge of your health naturally. Media expert and author, her award-winning book, Gentle Healing for Baby and Child (Simon & Schuster), received The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. Andrea is noted nationally for her unique and successful approach to Lyme Disease and works with clients and their pets anywhere in the country.