Are you one of those people, who tend to attract mosquitos, who bite you often?
I urge you to read this post to discover how to eat to keep the mosquitoes away.
Lately, come to think of it, those biting critters have been leaving me alone.
But it wasn't until this morning, when I received a fascinating email from the empowering Dr. Sara Gottfried that I realized why those annoying mosquitoes have been letting me be in peace.
Dr. Gottfried, as you may already know is a wife, mother of two girls (ages 8 and 13), friend, scholar, seeker, yoga teacher, Harvard-trained MD with 20+ years of experience, and author of the amazing New York Times bestselling book,The Hormone Cure:The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol.
Anyhow, Dr. Gottfried -- who's s enjoying the holiday week in in rural Idaho at a ranch with her family, doing horseback riding, river rafting, hiking, and fishing -- is happy to find that she's "rarely getting bitten by mosquitoes."
Guess why both Dr. Gottfried and I are being left along by the mosquitoes?
As Dr. Gottfried points out, her friend Alan Christianson told her recently, mosquitoes pick their subjects based on several things, including the level of ketones in your blood and sweat.
In other words, if you're eating lots of sweets or refined carbohydrates -- or what I call quickie carbs -- those mosquitoes will like us.
But, on the other hand, as Dr. Gottfried explains, when "you restrict carbohydrates past a certain threshold (usually 25 to 100 grams of carbs per day, but this varies person to person), you produce more ketones and your body odor smells less fruity."
In other words, as Dr. Gottfried concludes: "Ketones repel mosquitoes"" Not only that, but they may be Nature's best mosquito repellent."
That led Dr. Gottfried to restrict her carbs to see if thatt kept the mosquitoes from swarming. Sure enough, it worked.
Lately, I, too, have been restricting carbs -- not to repel mosquitos, but to shed the remaining pounds I'd gained after my mother passed away. (More about that later.)
Now, we all have one more reason to stay away from those compelling carbs -- the mosquitoes won't like us!
Thanks to Dr. Sara Gottfried for the heads up on this fascinating simple mosquito repellant!
FYI, here are some other ideas to be unappealing to bugs.
- You also can increase your garlic intake to keep the bugs at bay.
- You can eat other foods, especially one of my favorites, apple cider vinegar, which also help you repel mosquitoes.
- You can douse on -- or burn a candle -- of citronella, which also keeps the bugs away.
Join the conversation. What have you done to keep the bugs away? Talk to us. We'd love to hear your experiences.
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