your lymph glands are swollen, showing your waste disposal
mechanism is blocked, lymphatic drainage massage will help. You
should also try to avoid breathing through
your mouth rather than your nose because this means not only is
the air not filtered, but you are also drying up the mucous
membrane, part of your body’s defence mechanism.
your immune function by taking care over your diet. High levels of
high-fat foods, alcohol and caffeine all affect efficiency.
A good multivitamin and mineral supplement will act as insurance
probiotics also help.
The herb extract echinacea has immune-enhancing properties.
Gargling with one or two drops of tea tree oil mixed with water
helps; it is a powerful anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral
ulcer More than 70 percent of
duodenal and stomach ulcers are caused by a bacterium called
helicobacter pylori. The standard treatment is antibiotics
but, worryingly, in many patients H.pylori has now
become resistant to antibiotics.
A short fast will help. Stick
and juice for the first 24 or 36 hours and because the body is
by the digesti
ve process, you
will fight the infection
more efficiently. Hot packs and cold compresses ease symptoms.
Both garlic and echinacea are antiviral and antibacterial and
liquorice is a good immune system en
hancer. Studies show treating otitis with antibiotics leads
to more ear problems, more
The best option
is usually no antibiotics at all, except in the case of
acute otitis. Instead, after visiting the doctor, concentrate on
easing your child's symptoms
while their immune
system fights the
infection on its own. Along with painkillers and medical
decongestants, Lymphatic drainage massage,
cold compresses and hot packs are all soothing and will
ease the pain.
Depending on the severity of the problem, you may or may
not need antibiotics. If you don't, a short fast will help, along
with steam inhalations, which involve adding a couple of drops of
tea tree oil to hot water.