Alpha-Gal Syndrome, a new Tick Disease found in several US states
There is a new tick disease that is showing up mostly in the southeast and Texas, and slightly less in the Midwest. It is called Alpha-Gal Syndrome (AGS) and it is an allergic reaction to mammal meat – beef, venison, (other red meat) and pork. There is a sugar molecule found in most mammals, but not humans. If bitten by the Lone Star tick that carries this disease, when you eat red meat and pork the human body will have an allergic reaction to the alpha-gal sugar molecule found in other mammals. read more →
The Top 7 Reasons to use SummerSet AllDown Organic Herbicide Weed and Grass Killer
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Organic Herbicide is a Safe Alternative for Your Garden
13,400 is the number of state and national lawsuits pending against Roundup® the weed and grass killer By Monsanto. Most of these lawsuits are from people that have a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Many of these people sprayed Roundup for their jobs and often wore shorts and t-shirts while doing so, not thinking that the product posed a health risk. The lawsuits don’t just allege the weed killer caused cancer, but that Monsanto concealed and misrepresented information to regulators and consumers about the product’s safety. read more →
Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease: Information and Precautions
In the past five years the state has averaged more than 1,200 reported cases a year, up from fewer than 300 two decades ago. Multiple factors have caused the increase, including warmer winters that allow ticks to stay out longer; habitat changes that allow ticks to flourish; and an increase of host populations, such as deer and mice. read more →
A report finds that Lyme disease has now spread to all 50 states.
This was reported on CBS new in August of 2018 and in the American Hunter in October of 2018. Lyme disease has predominantly been in the North East where in 2017 New England saw a 50% increase over 2015. Pennsylvania saw a 78% increase in occurrence in 2017 compared to 2015. Even Florida and California where Lyme disease has been quite less showed 77% and 194% increase in 2017 vs 2015. Lyme disease is increasing across the entire United States.
There’s an Increased Cancer Risk with Glyphosate – Try a Safe Organic Herbicide Option Instead
Do you know that the most common weed killer Roundup® (glyphosate) increases cancer risk by 41%? A recent from the University of Washington evaluated existing studies in the chemical found in weed killers including Monsanto’s popular Roundup —and concluded that it significantly increases the risk on non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer of the immune system. read more →
Glyphosate Food Contamination: What You Need to Know
Do you know what is in your food? If glyphosate had to be listed as an ingredient on nutrition labels, it would be listed above vitamins D and B12 on Honey Nut Cheerios®. Last year an Environmental Working Group tested 28 Cheerios and Quaker® Oats Products for Round Up (Glyphosate) contamination. All were contaminated.
Farming with Glyphosate: Farm Practices
People really need to understand that Farmers can spray Round Up® on their wheat and oat crops up to 10 days before it is harvested to dry the crop out. Just think of it. You can spray poison on your wheat and oats 10 days before it is harvested and the reason they do this is, so the crop can be combined while it is standing up. It dries out the crop consistently throughout the whole field. Then the farmers do not have to deal with the moisture content of the crop.
Are Ticks Out During Cold Weather?
It is time for tick season again. Even though it is still cold in many places, all those ticks under the snow or frozen under the leaves are just waiting for a little warm up. Ticks have a devilish adaptation that allows them to be active even in the deep of winter. “They’ve been on this planet for 120 million years. They lived through the ice age,” so the coldest winters don’t stop them says Larry Dapsis, an entomologist for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. Ticks’ bodies contain glycerol, which is chemically very similar to ethylene glycol, or antifreeze. Ticks can be covered in ice or buried in snow, but when temperatures rise above freezing, they become active again. The only thing that stop ticks from moving is real cold weather and deep snow pack. They will not climb up through the snow.
What is in your Breakfast Cereal?
Many consumers are unaware of what is in their food. In August of this year, 43 out of 45 food products made with conventionally grown oats tested positive for glyphosate. Of these products, 31 had glyphosate (RoundUp) levels higher than EWG scientists believe would be safe for children. This included cereal, Nature Valley granola bars and much more. This is one more reason that RoundUp should not be used in our food supply.
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Three Factors That Determine Your Risk for Lyme Disease
I was reading a reading an NPR article yesterday on Ticks and Lyme Disease: 3 Factors Determine your risk of infection. Of all the different ticks out there and all the new diseases they are discovering from tick bites of which Lyme disease is the major one, there are only 2 ticks that transmit Lyme disease. They are the blacklegged tick or deer tick and the Western Blacklegged tick. The blacklegged tick is found throughout the US east of the Rocky Mountains and the Western Blacklegged tick is found west of the Rockies.
Lyme’s Disease & Tick Removal
Lyme’s disease and other disease from ticks are a big issue these days. Each year there are over 300,000 new cases of Lyme’s disease and the number is growing across the country. Precaution and awareness are big steps in helping prevent the many diseases from ticks.
Choosing an Organic Herbicide
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Another Option: Organic
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Good News on Fall Treatments
The City of Seaside Oregon was having problems with blackberries in their parks and promenades throughout the city. The plants grew tall and would scratch people and pets who were walking on the boardwalks. The city prefers not to use synthetic chemicals that harm the environment. Plants received an application of AllDown and a reduction of blackberry plants was noticed.