During my years of research for Earache prevention, I found that repeated allergies, sinus, and ear infections are the result of a “weakened immune system” mainly due to “antibiotic overuse.” Antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria in the colon resulting in poor digestion and impaired absorption of nutrients. So even when I gave my son a healthy diet and vitamin supplements, he was still having chronic earaches and sinusitis, because he was not absorbing needed nutrients to keep his immune system healthy and strong.
In addition to impaired absorption, antibiotics damage the mucosa (the inner lining of the small intestines) so toxins that should normally exit the body, get absorbed into the blood stream instead. Toxins in the blood stream can cause various allergic reactions such as hives, body aches, sneezing, itching, and a runny nose. Runny keravita pro noses and fluid buildup provide the breeding ground for bacterial ear infections.
A simple remedy is to supplement with Lactobacillus Acidophilus (friendly flora), which is a good bacteria that will repair the mucosa by replenishing the natural balance of friendly flora in the colon that the antibiotics has destroyed. For supplement info see link below.
Other factors that wear down the immune system are:
- Poor diet
- Lack of sleep
- Food allergies
- Food additives
- Food preservatives
- Environmental toxins
- Toxins from protein digestion
There are thousands of man-made chemicals today that did not exist a hundred years ago. Today our children’s immune systems are overloaded with toxins and have to work harder to remove them. Working overtime causes the immune system to run out of essential elements (necessary oils and enzymes), which are the fuel it needs to carry on. When your tank is out of gas you fill it up, right? And likewise, our immune system is no different. To fuel up we need “basic building blocks” called “amino acids” (protein) and “essential oils” (omega 3) in order to strengthen the immune system heal chronic diseases. Toxic overload without regular refueling will cause the immune system and the liver to burnout out. The end result is low “immune system function.”
Cutting back on processed foods that have toxic food additives and preservatives can make a huge difference in the health of you and your child. Replace processed foods with whole fruits, grains, and vegetables. You will be surprised how much better your child will feel. In addition, their attention span will improve and hyperactivity will be diminished.
One of the most common processed foods to eliminate is white sugar. Excess dietary sugar is toxic to the body and promotes fungal infections in the gut, ear, nose and throat. Many chronic earaches and sinus problems are actually fungal infections. Instead use an All-Natural Sugar substitute that is safe for kids called Xylitol. In fact, Xylitol actually prevents infections.
The goal to long-term healing is to get the immune system strong again.
- First, by improving digestion using natural digestive enzymes thus improving absorption of nutrients.
- Second, is to identify and remove allergens. Research shows that the vast majority of kids with chronic earaches & sinus infections are allergic to wheat, diary, and beef. So eliminating or reducing these foods will bring help bring healing. Alternative food choices are yogurt, soymilk, lactaid milk, rice, oats, and etc.
- Third, limiting or eliminating proteins from cow products and replacing them with easily digestible proteins such as yogurt, beans, and whey protein powder drinks. Protein powder drinks are chock full of essential and nonessential amino acids that do not need to be digested only absorbed, are very helpful because protein drink mixes are quick and easy to fix. Why should you eliminate cow proteins?