Thursday, July 18, 2013

SUMMER Insect Bites...WHY ME?

Have you ever wondered why some people are more susceptible to insect bites than others?  I used to get bit by mosquitos all the time. Sometimes my legs would be covered with bites, I hated using spray because of all the chemicals...But i would have to if I wanted to hangout outdoors in the summer. My husband would be in the exact same place as me and he would never have one bite! Whats up with that? 

               Well... Mosquito's and fleas are attracted to lactic acid. They can sense carbon dioxide and lactic acid up to 100 feet (36 meters) away. People higher in lactic acid typically have diets higher in refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated fats. As you know, this type of diet depletes b-vitamins and trace minerals, which in turn promotes an increase in lactic acid. Since the blood can only handle so much, it uses the skin as a source of elimination and you smell like a treat to those annoying bugs. The antidote - reduce refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated fats and supplement with a B complex high in thiamine.

Other symptoms of B1 deficiencies are an increased anion gap of 14 or over, low CO2, and or elevated blood sugar. People who are on high blood pressure medications and diuretics are almost always low in Thiamin. If someone has low blood pressure, chances are extremely high they are Thiamin deficient.

One of my favorite supplement brands is Biotics Research... (Read there story here)
This is what they suggest for balancing the body against BAD SUMMER BUGS! :( 

You can order Biotics Brand from your naturopath or a compound pharmacy...
  • Bio-3B-G® is a multiple b-vitamin with biologically active, phosphorylated forms of Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), and Vitamin B6 at 3 times the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for the B1 component and the RDA for all the other B vitamin fractions (B3, Folate, B12, Biotin, and B5) in an antioxidant enzyme, vegetable culture base with Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Catalase. Dosage: (1-3) tablets, three times daily with meals.
For bee stings or reactions to bug bites, such as excessive itching or swelling add:
  • HistoPlex-AB® is a natural antihistamine, with Chekiang Fritillary (antitussive, astringent, expectorant), European Goldenrod and Baikal Scullcap (anti-inflammatory modulators), Eyebright, Platycodon grandiflorum (anti-inflammatory and expectorant), Silk Tree (Albizia antioxidant), White Mulberry (quercetin anti-oxidative and anti-atherogenic protection) formulated for its immune-modulating effects in exogenous airborne allergies and sensitivities. Not recommended in pregnancy or lactation, for children under 12, those with autoimmune disease, compromised immune system, or acute infection. Dosage: (2) capsules, three times daily.
  • Bromelain Plus is a lactose-free Bromelain (100 mg) with Papain (10 mg), Inositol (10 mg), and Cysteine (5 mg) for inflammation. Dosage: (5) tablets, three times daily. 
Secondary Support:
  • MSM Cream - Mix (1) teaspoon of MSM powder with (1) teaspoon coconut oil and apply topically for sting relief.

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