Go to the pediatrician with an ear ache and come out with a prescription for antibiotics. Hence the vicious cycle of multiple rounds of antibiotics begins. The question is how is it affecting your child? Because antibiotics kill bacteria, both good and bad, killing the good can create a perfect environment for Candida and parasites to thrive. If a child is suffering from frequent ear infections, colds, flu and or allergies it may be directly related to Candida overgrowth or parasites. Even more interesting, recent studies show a close relationship between Candida, parasites and ADHD. According to Dr. William Crook author of “The Yeast Connection,” many ADHD children show the presence of fungal metabolites in their urine. Coincidentally, many of these children were subjected to multiple rounds of antibiotics. Parasites commonly accompany yeast Candida. According to the CDC, 50% of day cares in America are inundated with parasites. Typically spread during diaper changing, parasites can easily be passed from one child to another, which in turn, is brought home to the rest of the family. A serious health risk to children, Candida and parasites can lead to a weakened immune system leading to repeated ear infections and flu like symptoms, the common treatment…… antibiotics. A child’s situation worsens resulting in a spiraling cycle of decline. According to Brenda Watson N.D. author of The H.O.P.E Formula, because parasites commonly accompany yeast Candida, it is best to address both at once. While the typical treatment of Candida is with anti fungal medications, it does come with some undesirable side effects. Brenda recommends a milder approach by removing diary, sugar, wheat, corn, preservatives and food colorings from the child’s diet followed by a gentle herbal cleansing formula. She also recommends supplemental aid of digestive enzymes and beneficial bacteria to replace resident strains in the child’s intestine.
To rid a child of yeast and parasites requires patience and persistence from both child and parent. Making a Candida/parasite cleanse a family affair can help the process go smoother. Of course, as with any treatment, always consult a trained physician in the field.
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