(Health Secrets) Earaches can be a common and painful problem. Although mostly children are affected, adults also suffer from this condition. Earaches happen when the inner or outer ear becomes infected, inflamed and swollen. There are different causes of ear infection and the standard treatment addresses them with antibiotic drugs. However, . Relying on them can actually result in repeated and chronic ear infections. The best way to treat ear infections is naturally, by using natural antibiotics, eating a healthy diet, and strengthening the immune system.
The most common type of earaches is caused by an infection in the middle ear (otitis media). Other causes are swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) and earwax buildup. Allergies cause excess mucus production and are a very common cause for middle ear infections.
Repeated ear infections are often the result of a weakened immune system, and a weakened immune system may be caused by overuse of antibiotic drugs. Antibiotics kill not only the harmful bacteria but also the beneficial bacteria in the intestines that is essential for good health. When the good bacteria in the intestines is killed off, poor digestion and poor nutrient absorption result in a weakened immune system.
As a side note, people with chronic infections and allergies very often have digestion and absorption issues. In addition, antibiotic drugs sabotage the first line of defense in maintaining our health, the inner lining of the small intestines. Antibiotic drugs impair this inner lining, making it impossible to do its job of helping to eliminate toxins from the body. Instead of being eliminated, toxins are absorbed into the blood stream. This in turn can cause allergic reactions such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, hives, and body aches. In this endless circle, the fluid buildup caused by the body’s allergic response provides the breeding ground for the bacteria that cause ear infections and earaches.
A poor diet can severely weaken the immune system. Processed foods, junk foods and fast foods, contain toxic additives and preservatives which weaken the immune system and impair health. Studies have shown that individuals who suffer from repeated ear infections may be allergic to dairy products, wheat, and beef. They may also have difficulty digesting proteins from cow’s milk. It is also important to note that dairy products and cow’s milk create excess phelgm and mucus. Raw goat’s milk is an excellent and healthier substitute for cow’s milk. The protein from goat’s milk is more easily and rapidly digested, and goat’s milk does not create mucus.
Other items which can weaken the immune system and make one more susceptible to earaches and other infections are:
*Not drinking enough water.
*Lack of sleep
*Lack of exercise
*Low blood sugar
The most effective natural antibiotic for treating ear infections is colloidal silver. Drops in the ear, together with taking it internally will not only promptly eliminate the infection, but also strengthen the immune system.
A blend of mullein and garlic infused oils will help to relieve ear pressure caused by an infection. Warm the drops (making sure it’s not hot) and put five drops in the affected ear. Leave in for a few minutes. This combination relieves pain and kills bacteria.
Probiotics should be taken to keep the friendly flora in the intestines thriving, thus aiding digestion, absorption, elimination of toxins, and strengthening the immune system.
Chiropractic treatment can release slowed lymph drainage to restore proper immune function.
Vitamin C and zinc will also help to strengthen the immune system.
Ear infections are much more than a localized problem. Instead of just addressing that one part of the body, attention needs to be given to the entire body, diet, and lifestyle.
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