Suspected ear infections or otitis media account for over 35% of all pediatrician visits in the United States – that’s approximately 30 million doctor visits a year. But is a visit to the pediatrician the best way to handle them? Now we have well done studies on which to base our decision.
Many people are now turning to Chiropractic instead of traditional allopathic medicine to deal with ear infections for children. Chiropractors attempt to get to the root cause of a health problem rather than just treat the symptoms.
Antibiotics are certainly one of the most effective drugs that have ever been developed. They do have a valid place in modern medical practice. In fact, they very often achieve their desired effect of killing bacteria in your body. However, since Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin in 1928, the discovery of additional unwanted effects of antibiotics has continued at a rapid pace. This week, we learned of a new one – antibiotics are making you fat!
It has become clear to many people that the adverse effects of antibiotics out weigh their potential benefits. Despite the fact that many medical doctors tend to extremely over-prescribe them, many people (this author included) have chosen to avoid them all together. Instead, we have discovered many natural foods and substances that have antibiotic properties. As well, I choose to focus on lifestyle and nutrition that naturally allows my immune system to fight infection, making antibiotic drugs completely unnecessary.
The FDA last week(1) published new recommendations for antibiotics. However, this can simply be added to the FDA’s list of fails for the health of the American people. These new recommendations will allow for the continued destruction of health for the average American. Unfortunately, most people will never even realize this because the media headlines incorrectly reported that the FDA will phase out some antibiotic use. Further, the new recommendations are for antibiotic use in animal production.
If you happened to see the news stories, you were led to believe that the FDA has recognized the danger and abuse of antibiotic use in livestock animals. However, the FDA is simply trying to save some face. They know that there is a huge problem with the overuse of antibiotics – in animals and humans. This has led to the development of several antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.
Your degree of brain health will determine your future! You are capable of amazing levels of radiant health and well-being – regardless of any medical diagnosis. However, you can only achieve that potential by building and protecting superior brain health.
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Your potential to experience true wellness for years to come greatly depends on your brain health. Why? Because your brain controls every function and every organ in your entire body. As a result, the health of your body is a direct reflection of the health of your brain.
Unfortunately, our modern American society does not nurture great brain health. In fact, quite the opposite is promoted. From extreme levels of mental and emotional stress to brain compromising chemicals in our food supply and mind altering medications, it is very difficult to maintain good brain health.
Got a sore throat? You are not alone this time of year. However, before you rush off to the doctor for an antibiotic prescription – read this first! Antibiotics are useless in over 90% of sore throat cases. They also cause some very dangerous secondary effects.
From mid-October, leading up to Halloween, through Valentine’s Day in February, most people are consuming much more sugar than usual. Sugar is a primary immune system disrupter. With sugar consumption up and immune response suppressed, it is prime time for germs to take hold and cause sickness.
Antibiotics are the most common treatment for an ear infection. While antibiotics sometimes provide temporary relief, they do not address the cause of the problem. As a result, a single ear infection often becomes a chronic, recurring issue. Antibiotics also have many dangerous side effects. If you are a parent of an infant or toddler, you need to know how to heal ear infections safely without antibiotics.
If you do nothing else for your health, if you make no other changes to your diet and nutrition, then make this one addition. Adding even just 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to your diet everyday has been shown to provide most of the amazing benefits for which coconut oil has become famous. It truly is an amazing food!
While coconut oil is a fat, It is not a typical oil that most people think of like vegetable oil or canola oil. Many people are confused about why a fat is recommended for balancing metabolism and losing weight. Many people assume, based on incorrect information, that saturated fats are bad for your health, however, it is not saturated fat but trans fats that have negative health consequences. Additionally, many people have asked for more information about why coconut oil is included in the Wellness Achiever Metabolism Boosting Food Guide as a natural, healthy, metabolism boosting, anti-inflammatory food. Let’s first consider the problem with traditional cooking oils.
Certain antibiotic drugs cause permanent nerve damage. Here is what you need to know about the risks and what you can do to help your body heal naturally.