Abolishing Lice

Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 March 2011 09:05 Written by Flax Sunday, 6 March 2011 05:48

Lice is one of the plagues that seems to have come out of Egypt together with the Jews.  Israel is notorious for having the worst lice in the world–so much so that lice shampoos come with a disclaimer that reads “guaranteed, except in Israel”.  Not only that, if your child is susceptible, chances are that they are bringing home new bugs every single day.  

Twelve years ago, when I first started making dietary changes in my home, one of the side benefits was that my children, for the most part, stopped getting lice.  This caused me to re-evaluate how I look at lice.  I now see lice as just another form of parasite that invades our bodies, and lives off of our eco-system.  The more you have an eco-system that is suited to any parasite, the more likely you will be to attract them.  To prevent lice, I recommend creating an environment that is dry and healthy, a place that is unsuited to any parasite. 

Parasites love to live in mucoid conditions, places where everything moves slowly and sluggishly.  To make a body inhospitable to lice, the first step is to get rid of the “damp” mucoid condition.   This is done on two levels, avoiding foods that cause mucus and by eating foods that disperse mucus.  Additionally, I recommend using a probiotic which will restore the healthy flora to the intestines and help to quick-start the changes you are making.

Herbs are also useful in clearing mucus.  The herb that is of course the most helpful is rosemary, an ingredient commonly found in most herbal lice shampoos.  This is due to two of its properties.  Not only does rosemary help to clear mucus, it is also a cephalic.  This means that it has a cooling and stimulating effect on the brain.  It improves memory and helps with headaches.  Increased blood flow is the exact opposite of the conditions that parasites like.     

While it might not be enough for a child who is very susceptible to lice, one very simple dietary change might be enough for you.  Encouraging your child to drink the Rosemary-Spearmint tea from Wissotzky might give your kid that extra edge to reflect the lice away from them and have them looking for a friendlier environment.

For more information on the subject, or to schedule an appointment to discuss how to proceed with this type of diet, contact me at:

sima  @  justaddflax.com

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