Use Natural Remedies and a Strong Immune System to Beat Ear Aches
by Luella May
Best Years in Life)
Ear aches are a very common and
painful medical problem. Although
mostly children are affected, adults
also suffer from this condition. Ear
aches result when the inner or
outer ear becomes infected, inflammed and swollen. There are
different causes for ear infections
and the standard treatment is
addressing them with antibiotics.
However, antibiotics come with side
effects and relying on these types
of medicines 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 ear aches 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. This weakening of the immune system can also be caused by overuse of antibiotics. 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, it results in poor digestion and poor nutrient absorption. As a side note, people with chronic infections and allergies very often have digestion and absorption issues. In addition, antibiotics sabotage our first line of defense in maintaining our health, the inner lining of the small intestines. Antibiotics impair this inner lining, making it impossible to do its job of eliminating toxins from the body. Instead, 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 for the bacteria which results in ear infections.
A poor diet can severely weaken the immune system. Processed foods, junk foods, fast foods, sugar, etc. Such foods contain toxic additives and preservatives which weaken the immune system and impair health. Additionally, 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 digestible, and goat's milk does not create mucus.
Other items which can weaken the immune system and make one more susceptible to ear aches 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
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, and relief should be immediate.
Probotics should be taken to keep the friendly flora in intestines thriving, thus aiding digestion, absorption, elimination of toxins, and strengthening the immune system.
Vitamin C and zinc strengthen the immune system.
Additional effective remedies can be found at the following link:
Home Remedies with Garlic Quickly Relieve Ear Aches and Ear Infections
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
About the author
Luella Mayis a natural health advocate and author helping people to heal naturally. Her articles appear in several online venues, including Natural News, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk site, AlignLife and CureZone. Luella is in the midst of editing her eBook, "The 8 Invisible Stains of Our Souls" which will be available in the next few months. She partners with Tony Isaacs, who authors of books and articles about natural health including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and "Collected Remedies" Luella contributes to The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Luella co-moderates the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs featuring Luella May" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup" and hosts her own yahoo group focusing on the natural wellbeing of pets.