Are You Stuck? (With A Clogged Up Kid)
Chronic infections are so common it’s almost ridiculous! As a child I remember very few kids walking around constantly stuffed up and on antibiotics. Now that we are seeing the long term negative effects of antibiotics and steroids more clearly it’s important to begin understanding how our body works (whether we like it or not). Here are non medication options.
What Clogs My Kid Up?
Rarely is it the shape of the ear or sinuses to blame for infection though it definitely contributes (at least in my experience). The issue within our control is eating foods that make our mucous turn into sludge. This sludge gets stuck in our ear tubes, sinuses, and upper respiratory tract. Sludge is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. Go ahead and take tons of meds but if we do not stop creating sludge the likelihood of chronic problems will remain.
Let’s not forget the piping system of the ear nose and throat. This system is meant to drain. If your child has a spine problem in their neck then the nerves that control the draining do not work properly. Does that sound good? NOPE! Proper function of those drain pipes is what we do at our chiropractic office better than anyone else. KEY POINT.
FACTS OF LIFE
-When we eat food our body reacts. FACT!
-Some foods make our body produce mucous and other foods thin our saliva out. FACT!
-Eating fruits and vegetables are the simplest way to reduce mucous.
-You get to choose what foods you and your family eat with consequence either way. FACT!
What Foods Create Sludge?
-Dairy (yogurt, milk, cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, ice cream)
-Sugary foods (cookies, candy, cake, pie, pastries)
-Wheat (breads, pretzels, buns, bagels, muffins, breading)
-Foods from boxes
-Eggs may react in your child
What Foods Reduce Sludge?
-Citrus fruits (lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges)
-Pineapple (some kids not so much)
-Cauliflower and broccoli
-Asparagus and brussel sprouts
-Garlic, onions, and peppers
-Green herbs, ginger, and turmeric
The foods you choose either make sludge or reduce it. You have the power to choose! Thank you God! Now go change your little one’s life!