is an inflammation of the tonsils, which are small organs made of
lymphatic tissue on either side of the throat's entrance. Bacteria like
is typically th cause,
may also be caused by viral infection. Symptoms include: coughing, sore throat,
swallowing problems, hoarse, pain and swelling of the tonsils. The person with tonsillitis may also have:
headaches, earache, fever and chills, nausea and vomiting, nasal obstruction and discharge, and enlarged
lymph nodes throughout the body.
Tonsillitis is more common in children, but it may occur at any age.
In adults, it may be a sign that the body’s resistance to disease is lower than it should be. Poor
diet and nutrition that is high in refined carbohydrates, low in
protein, and other nutrients may also make one more vulnerable to getting
tonsillitis. Some people get repeats of tonsillitis, and it can become a chronic
condition. In general, the more repeats of tonsillitis a person gets, the more difficult it is to
cure the problem because every time the tonsils become inflamed then scar tissue builds on the tonsils.
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tonsil problems may not
be getting enough zinc. Often a multi-vitamin and
mineral supplement can
help and may need to be combined with a good immune system
building herbal formula.
& Mineral supplement
with poor diet and nutrition a common cause of tonsillitis,
especially the adult recurring type. A good supplement will contain
the B Vitamins, vitamin
C, vitamin A, vitamin
E, and Zinc. These nutrients are needed daily by the body for
good general health and well being.
vitamins are very important for the proper function of your body
and it's nervous system.
Supplements with natural vitamin B can help with
digestion, allergy, stress, and related health problems.
||fights infection and
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||destroys free radicals and strengthens the
||this herb promotes healing and
the body's immune system
||immune boosting herb
which has antiviral properties. Often used in combination with
the herbs golden seal and echinacea.
||promotes healing and it works well
with frankincense and aloe vera
Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else