3 reasons to AVOID antibiotics when your child has an ear infection.
Thinking of giving your child an antibiotic to treat their ear infection👂? Check this out first!
1. Antibiotics destroy the healthy good bacteria in the gut, which is your first line of defense in your in your immune system. With a weakened immune system your child is prone to sickness and disease later in life.
2. The majority of ear infections are viral, NOT bacterial, so antibiotics won’t help anyway. Why risk your child’s gut health and immune system when they may not work anyway?
3.There are NATRUAL OPTIONS! Garlic Ear Oil, Wait and see, and of course chiropractic care.
Garlic Ear Oil, otherwise known as “Natures Antibiotic”. This will get to the root of the infection and kill off any offending pathogens.
Wait and See. Did you know, among average risk children with ear infections, 80% of recover in 3 days without the use of antibiotics?
Chiropractic Care. Subluxation in the upper neck prevents nerve signals from getting to and from the ear. Neurologically-based adjustments help the body to heal naturally.
Unlocking Wellness: The Benefits of Assisted Lymphatic Therapy in Children
Children, like adults, can face a myriad of health challenges. While their youthful resilience often helps them recover quickly, there are instances where they may require specialized therapies to boost their well-being. Assisted Lymphatic Therapy (ALT) is emerging as a valuable tool in the healthcare arsenal for children. This non-invasive and gentle therapy offers numerous benefits, ranging from improved immune function to reduced inflammation. In this blog post, we will explore the incredible advantages of Assisted Lymphatic Therapy for children.
Understanding Assisted Lymphatic Therapy (ALT)
Before delving into the benefits, it’s essential to grasp what Assisted Lymphatic Therapy entails. ALT is a therapeutic technique designed to stimulate and enhance the lymphatic system’s function. This system plays a pivotal role in maintaining the body’s fluid balance and filtering out harmful substances. In ALT, a specialized device is used to apply rhythmic, low-pressure compressions to specific areas of the body, promoting the movement of lymphatic fluid and encouraging the removal of toxins and waste.
Benefits of Assisted Lymphatic Therapy in Children
- Improved Immune Function: The lymphatic system is closely linked to the immune system. By enhancing lymphatic circulation, ALT helps the body identify and remove harmful pathogens more efficiently. In children, this means a stronger defense against common illnesses like colds and flu.
- Detoxification: Children can be exposed to various toxins through the environment, food, and even medications. ALT assists the lymphatic system in flushing out these toxins, promoting overall detoxification and reducing the risk of long-term health issues.
- Enhanced Healing: For children recovering from surgery, injury, or illness, ALT can expedite the healing process. By improving blood flow and lymphatic drainage to the affected areas, this therapy aids in tissue repair and reduces recovery time.
- Reduced Inflammation: Chronic inflammation can lead to various health problems. ALT has been shown to help reduce inflammation by clearing away excess fluid and proteins that contribute to inflammation. This can be particularly beneficial for children with conditions like asthma or allergies.
- Improved Digestion: A healthy lymphatic system supports efficient digestion and nutrient absorption. ALT can help children with gastrointestinal issues by ensuring that the digestive system functions optimally.
- Lymphedema Management: Some children may experience lymphedema, a condition characterized by swelling due to impaired lymphatic drainage. ALT is an effective tool in managing lymphedema and preventing complications.
- Stress Reduction: Stress can affect children as much as adults, impacting their physical and emotional well-being. ALT’s gentle and soothing nature can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, which is essential for overall health.
- Enhanced Cognitive Function: Proper lymphatic drainage supports brain health. ALT may contribute to improved cognitive function in children, aiding their ability to focus, concentrate, and learn effectively.
Assisted Lymphatic Therapy is a versatile and safe therapeutic option for children, offering a range of significant benefits. From bolstering the immune system to reducing inflammation and promoting overall well-being, ALT plays a vital role in enhancing children’s health and helping them thrive. As always, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if ALT is a suitable option for your child, especially if they have specific health concerns or conditions. With the right guidance, ALT can be a valuable addition to a holistic approach to pediatric healthcare.
Washed VS Unwashed Eggs
Different cultures treat egg washing in different ways – many cultures (such as all the EU countries) prohibit washing fresh eggs that are to be sold whereas most places in the US require them to be washed. Despite what regulations in much of the US say, the answer is, it’s generally better to leave the egg unwashed. The great thing about having your own chickens providing eggs is that you can decide, and do what works best for your situation.
Consuming unwashed eggs or even selling them – here is a little trivia.
The USDA requires producers to wash eggs with warm water at least 20°F warmer than the internal temperature of the eggs and at a minimum of 90°F. A detergent that won’t impart any foreign odors to the eggs must also be used. After washing, the eggs must be rinsed with a warm water spray containing a chemical sanitizer to remove any remaining bacteria. They are then dried to remove excess moisture.
United States consumers are also accustomed to washed eggs (the ones in the supermarket are generally required to be washed), so that’s also a consideration in deciding whether to wash, just rinse them under very warm tap water. It’s not necessary to use any soaps or detergents.
Washed eggs should be refrigerated, and will last at least two months, but won’t taste as fresh as an unwashed egg of the same age.
Just before laying an egg, the hen adds a protective layer called “bloom” or cuticle to the outside of the egg. This coating seals the shell pores, prevents bacteria from getting inside the shell, and reduces moisture loss from the egg – all designed to make the egg last longer. Washing the eggs removes this protective layer, and does reduce the time that the egg will remain fresh.
Eggs that are removed from the nest box that are clean, are best left unwashed until just before use. However, eggs that have dirt, feathers, or chicken droppings attached when removed from the nest box should be washed in warm water (eggs should not be washed in cool water as this pushes bacteria into the shell pores) and used first.
Unwashed eggs will last at least two weeks unrefrigerated, and three months if refrigerated.