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I recently had an ear infection but still feel “fullness” in the ear.

Q. Dear Terry, “I recently had an ear infection, for which the doctor prescribed amoxicillin, as well as some antibiotic drops. I took the medications as directed, but still feel “fullness” in the ear. Are there any natural options I can try?” — Deborah B., Columbia, SC

A. Dear Deborah, You may want to first take a look at your diet. I suggest eliminating all grains that contain gluten, dairy products (this does not include butter, cream, or eggs), and sugar of any kind from your diet. While I understand that this can be a daunting task, go ahead and try it for a few months – I believe it can really help make a difference. For a more detailed look at an effective diet that works, please see my article, Terry’s Traditional Diet.

In addition to modifying your diet, I do have some natural ingredients that you may want to consider adding to your regimen.

You should first consider adding oregano oil. But not just any oregano oil will do - you want to use a highly concentrated, encapsulated form of Moroccan oregano oil. This rare form of oregano has been used traditionally for generations. Research shows that the powerful plant phenols in Moroccan Oregano (Origanum compactum) show antioxidant activity and are also known for their antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity. This oil can be very supportive of all functions of the ear, nose and throat. I recommend taking 1 capsule (150 mg) of this oil 2-3 times daily.

My other suggestion would be a blend of eucalyptus and myrtle oils. Both oils have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and help reduce congestion and stuffiness. They have been well-studied and sold in Europe for more than 75 years. I suggest taking 1 or 2 softgels of this blend three times daily.

Look for formulas that feature concentrated plant oils which have been laboratory tested to accurately identify elements of their natural chemical composition. Unlike essential oils used for massage and aromatherapy, these plant oils are tested and “fingerprinted” based on specific molecular makeup, species, marker compounds, purity and safety for internal medicinal use. The extraordinary potency of these tested plant oils allows for relatively low doses, but very powerful health benefits.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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