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Are Ear Infections Related to ADD/ADHD Symptoms?

In the book “Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine” Revised 2nd Edition by Michael Murray N.D & Joseph Pizzonno, N.D on pg. 442, it says ear infections are an important consideration for ADD/ADHD because of frequent use of antibiotics. Ear Infections are common with kids age 6 and under. The most common cause for ear infections are stopping breast feeding to soon (should be a minimum of 4 months), day care, smoking, and wood-burning stoves. Over 90% of allergies are linked with ear infections. Because children’s digestive tracts are permeable to food antigens (especially the first 3 months) try to avoid in your diet: wheat, eggs, fowl, and dairy for the first 9 months. Allergic reaction causes the blockage of Eustachian tube by two mechanisms: 1. Inflammation of the Eustachian tube or 2.) Inflammation of the nose ( because swelling of nose this causes mouth and nose to close off forcing air and secretions into the middle of the ear). Humidifiers are a great remedy for ear infection treatment. Also a high quality probiotic should also be added daily especially after antibiotics use (minimum of 1 month use). Constant use of antibiotics kills all bacteria including good bacteria. This causes dysbiosis of GI flora which is manifested as an overgrowth of yeasts (fungus) and mold. In time this causes damage to the GI tract allowing partially digested proteins to enter the bloodstream and cross the blood-brain barrier to affect the normal development and function to the brain, thus leading to many characteristic symptoms of ADD/ADHD or autism. Persistent GI damage results in reduced nutrient, mineral, and vitamin absorption. Yeast overgrowth is the #1 ADD/ADHD mimicker. Enthusiastically yours, Shirley Highers http://www.addnaturalremedy.com When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.

Enthusiastically yours,
Shirley Highers
When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.

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I use to work in a chemist shop (drug store in the US) and it saddened me how many young children – still babies – being given antibiotics.

I guess if they need them, what else can you do, but it seemed to me that those little ones were being set up for a life of health problems through the amount of antibiotics they were taking at such a young age.

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