- Killer ear drops: supplies – olive oil, large spoon, garlic clove, eye dropper
Fill a large spoon, tablespoon size, approx 2/3 full with olive oil.
Crush a clove of garlic and add to oil.
Put the spoon over a burner and heat until the oil just starts to sizzle, then remove from heat.
Siphon up only the oil into the dropper and cool to toasty warm – you can test a drop on your inner wrist.
Turn your head to the side and insert the dropper barely into the ear canal. Squeeze in the oil and retain in the ear for a long while : a half hour to overnight. You can put a small piece of cotton or tissue to hold the oil in. Often the pain decreases quickly. Often the ear infection is cured.
This works due to the anti microbial effects of the garlic absorbed into the ear. It also works osmotically to help release the fluid build up in the ear. The warmth also draws healing blood to the area.
- Diet: understanding the mechanism of ear infections:
Many ear infections, especially repetitive ones in children, are due to eating foods that are not tolerated. Dairy is a major culprit here. The Eustachian tube, or ear canal, drains into the back of the throat near the tonsils and adenoid tissues. When a child who is allergic to milk continually ingests it, these tissues swell and close the small hole, the auditory meatus, that connects from the throat to the inner ear. Normally this hole is open and there is an exchange of fluids. When it is occluded from these tissues swelling, fluid builds up and stagnates in the ear, hence the pressure, the pain, and the infection. The stagnant fluid is a ripe medium for pathogens to grow.
You can see how simply removing dairy from the diet and thereby allowing for the normal patency of the meatus and drainage of the ear can prevent further infections. The problem is not the virus or bacteria per se, it’s creating an environment – the stagnant fluids – that supports them.
You need not worry about your child lacking calcium. Unlike popular advertising tells you, milk is not that great a source of calcium. The calcium in cow’s milk is actually difficult for the body to absorb. Other sources, though their content may appear to be less, actually allow for more calcium uptake and utilization.
Good calcium sources: Tofu, sardines, dark leafy greens, sesame seeds.
With Quantum Techniques we can quickly determine what foods are tolerated and which are problematic. What a joy to remove ear infections from yours or your child’s life!