Milk contains Monolaurin and lauric acid, coconut oil is a good source of lauric acid too. It actually protects us from the tick bacteria by keeping
the membrane of the bacteria cells permeable by our immune system. Those microbes can protect themselves with a slime, a simple proteinase can
disolve that slime. Bromelain from pineapple works, grapefruit juice works, and so do onions. The proteinase is not heat stable, so it should not be
pasturized juice, the stuff in the refrigerator section or the frozen juices are better for that. They also do have relatively cheap monolaurin and
bromelain supplements, I like the bromelain to get rid of the milk headache I get the day after eating icecream or milk products. I like fresh
pineapple, that works great too. But there is more pineapple than the wife and I like in a pineapple, occasionally we get one though. We also get a
few grapefruit on occasion and also we use quite a bit of onions, I like raw onion on my burgers and hotdogs.
Grapefruit, like citrus, can sensitize the skin to the sun and it is advisable not to drink these juices and fruits before going out into the sun.
Also veggies containing furocoumarins can be a problem with sun exposure. I tried to research how long before the body breaks these down, but it is
variable for different people. I would say that at least four hours of sun restriction is needed after drinking juice and furocoumerins require
around twelve hours. But that varies between people, I avoid these kind of things in my diet and eat other foods in the summer if working outside in
The citrus sensitivity is independant of the proteinase in grapefruit, the proteinase I believe does not cause much sun sensitivity. It can actually
thin the mucus and lead to some intolerance of heat in the lungs and nose though. This is just general information, people need to be aware of the
properties and see how it works with them.
So if you are going out to pick berries, eat free range eggs fried in a mixture of coconut oil and butter. Chickens that run around the yard and eat
ticks make antigens to the Lyme and this may stimulate some people to build up resistance to lyme disease from eating the eggs. Have coffee with that
breakfast instead of orange juice, coffee stimulates the heating or cooling systems, hot does that, anything hot. Cold stimulates energy production,
take something cold with you to have when you start running out of energy. For the proteinase and also some resistance to tick diseases, have onions
on the burger or hot dog you have for lunch. Avoid salads for lunch, it will make you too hot after lunch. Don't even take oranges berry picking.
Do not eat the blueberries too much when picking them, they contain furocoumerins too, wait till afterward to eat more than a few. Also, eating the
berries makes you have to pee and poop, it kind of sucks, remember toilet paper. Nature is a laxative.
I use deep woods off during tick season, using it sparingly. If you go out every day, it might be better to get something that is a little more
natural. Male mosquitoes like to eat fruit, they do not actually bite us usually, unless pissed I suppose. Females suck the life out of you...sounds
like some women I know...but they do not always inject that junk in that makes you itch. Never swat right down on the mosquito when it is biting,
brush it off or all that irratent gets squashed into you. I researched this after noticing some mosquitoes do not bite around the bushes, and after
watching mosquitoes sucking blood without itch occurring. Push it sideways first and the itchmaker and stinger is pulled out. Squash them and it is
If in question whether a mosquito is going to bite you, bring a strong magnifying glass and look for balls.
The idea with ticks is to try to make sure that you are protected somewhat from the bacteria they contain, the monolaurin and proteinase will help
your body cope with that. Learn how to remove the ticks so the head does not break off and remember squishing them wrong makes them spit into the
skin and that contains the stomach/salive with the Lyme disease more of a problem.
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