Sudden Craving To Be A Vegetarian? Might Be An Allergy

August 13, 2014

Lyme Disease gets all the attention, but ticks across the US carry diseases. And some of them are really bizarre!

The Lone Star Tick, aka Amblyomma americanum, (identifiable by its white spot on the back), can trigger your immune system into developing an allergy to red meat. Specifically, your body is developing a reaction to a sugar from the bite that’s also in red meat. How long between the bite until the allergy can vary—a few days, weeks, or even years."Lone-star-tick-stages-cdc" by CDC - http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/07/researchers-trace-novel-heartland-virus-missouri-ticks. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lone-star-tick-stages-cdc.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Lone-star-tick-stages-cdc.jpg

It spans most of the eastern US. And it can cause more harm than just a meat allergy—it can transmit a handful of other diseases, including one similar to, but milder than, Lyme Disease.

Most people associate tick bites with the tell-tale bullseye rash of Lyme Disease, but most tick bites won’t leave a sign you can find later—you need to check for bites after being outside, then watch for signs of illness so that you can start treatment sooner rather than later.

And if you spend a lot of time outdoors? You should probably be taking extra care to support your immune system. The standard sleeping and eating well, in addition to preventing sunburn, and supplementing with immune supporting colloidal silver, should help you fight off pathogens brought on by ticks.

Finding yourself an unwilling vegetarian? There are acupuncturists who specialize in treating allergies. And until it’s under control, add more protein to your diet with Vegan Protein Complete.

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