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EAR INFECTIONS

Description:

Infections of this kind are most frequently the result of an underlying allergy. An allergic reaction induces inflammation that blocks the thin tube that runs from the sinuses to the ears. Once this swells and blocks, the inner ear chamber becomes a favourite site for infection. Treatment with antibiotics quadruples the risk of another infection. This may be because antibiotics irritate the gut wall, making it more leaky, which exacerbates underlying allergies. 

Diet advice
Follow the diet recommended in this book. Eat and drink plenty of fruit, vegetables and their juices. Drink plenty of water, herb teas and three cups of cat’s claw tea a day. Stay away from mucus-forming foods – dairy produce, meat and eggs. Dairy allergy is the single most common cause of ear infections. 
 
Supplements

• 2 x Multivitamin and multimineral

• 2 x Antioxidant complex

• 3 × Vitamin C 1,000mg

• Echinacea 10 drops twice a day

• Aloe vera a measure a day as instructed on the bottle (get the best, since the concentration of active ingredient varies a lot)

• Grapefruit seed extract 10 drops twice a day
Scale these amounts down, according to weight, for children. Give a child weighing 60lb (half an average adult), for instance, 5 drops of both echinacea and grapefruit seed extract, 500mg of vitamin C three times a day (1,500mg in total) and a children’s multivitamin and multimineral and antioxidant complex.

ECZEMA

Description:

In this unpleasant condition the skin becomes scaly and itchy; it can crack and be very sore. Dermatitis is very similar in nature and probably also in cause. The possibility of allergy must be strongly considered. Although the mechanism is unknown, optimum nutrition does usually help this condition. Vitamins A and C strengthen the skin, while vitamin E and zinc improve healing. When there is no open wound, vitamin E oil can help to heal the skin. Essential fats also help to reduce inflammation. 

Diet advice
Generally a vegan-type diet, low in saturated fat and with sufficient essential fats from seeds, is best. If you suspect an allergy to dairy produce or wheat, test for it by avoiding these foods. 
 
Supplements

• 2 x Multivitamin and multimineral (with magnesium 300mg and zinc 15mg)

• 2 × Vitamin C 1,000mg 

• 2 x Antioxidant complex

• 2 x Essential Omega 3 and 6 oil capsules

• Vitamin E 400mg