Really? – The Claim – Zinc Can Help Fight Off Ear Infections – Question – NYTimes.com.
Three points on this article.
- First of all, many people are low on zinc. It is easy to check this by doing a zinc challenge. I have clients (kids or adults) swish around a little liquid zinc in their mouth and tell me what it tastes like. This is a very accurate way of determining if you need to supplement zinc, and the challenge can be repeated periodically to see if the need has changed.
- There are many simple and effective ways to address ear infections. My daughter had a series of them as a baby, and that was what got me into this field in the first place. Please see my article for more details. You can also search my site for other references and testimonials about successfully addressing ear infections naturally.
- When children have chronic recurring ear infections, hidden food sensitivities are usually the cause. Identifying and eliminating these will not only eliminate the ear infections, it will improve your child’s health overall.
Addressing ear infections with antibiotics often leads to a vicious cycle of remission and recurrence, along with upset tummies because antibiotics disrupt natural flora in the gut. In my experience, ear infections are one of the easiest issues to address holistically.