3 out of 4 children experience ear infections by the age of 3--which can lead to learning disorders and hearing loss. But Dr. Prather points out that ear infections should not be a normal part of childhood if a child has a strong immune system. In this episode, you'll find out:
--What causes ear infections. And why bacterial infections are usually only the cause of about 20% of ear infections, with most infections being viral.
--Why keeping the Eustachian Tube open is the key to preventing ear infections and also a key to preventing sinus and upper-respiratory infections.
--How the muscle of the Eustachian Tube is the same material as the small intestine, making gut health crucial to stopping ear infections (and 80% of your immune system).
--Why the angles of a child's Eustachian Tune make children more susceptible to ear infections than adults.
--The reason why Dr. Prather recommends pregnant women (and women trying to get pregnant) get their gut health in order so they can help prevent future ear infections in their children.
--Why a baby with colic is likely to get ear infections. And the correlation between antibiotics and learning disabilities such as ADD and ADHD.
--The shocking research on the effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) of antibiotics for ear infections and how children are three times as likely to develop future ear infections if they receive antibiotics.
--The natural approaches to ear infections, including how Dr. Prather manually opens up the Eustachian Tubes on both children and adults to provide immediate relief. Plus, the role of Chiropractic adjustments and Diathermy.
--How Tinnitus and Vertigo in adults are associated with the Eustachian Tubes even though adults do not get ear infections at the rate of children.
--The Homeopathics, Herbals, and Supplements that are most helpful for Ear Infections and perfect for children since they have zero side effects.