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There are many natural alternatives to antibiotics. Here are 292 medical research studies from the US National Library of Medicine regarding natural antibacterial substances: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/pharmacological-action/anti-bacterial-a...
Tonsil inflammation is generally a food allergen reaction. I'd eliminate commercial dairy first. Tonsils have a purpose. They are a first line infection barrier. Tonsils are lymphoid tissue, like glands in your neck, armpits or groins. They are part of the immune system and are involved in learning what’s foreign and helping to make antibodies to help fight off infections. Inflammation indicates foreign substance to the body.
Similarly, "For years, the appendix was credited with very little physiological function. We now know, however, that the appendix serves an important role in the fetus and in young adults. Endocrine cells appear in the appendix of the human fetus at around the 11th week of development. These endocrine cells of the fetal appendix have been shown to produce various biogenic amines and peptide hormones, compounds that assist with various biological control (homeostatic) mechanisms. There had been little prior evidence of this or any other role of the appendix in animal research, because the appendix does not exist in domestic mammals.
Among adult humans, the appendix is now thought to be involved primarily in immune functions."
I would make some garlic honey. Garlic and honey are a natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial and work well to address infections. Just chop 6 cloves of raw (peeled) garlic, place the garlic in a jar and pour (raw) honey over it. Steep for at least 3-4 hours; give one teaspoon every hour as needed.
Alternately, onions, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, or cayenne pepper can be added to honey for the antiviral, antibacterial and immune boosting benefits. The honey syrup can be made and stored unrefrigerated for up to 3 months.
And kefir, a whole food probiotic which can help rebalance the gut microbials. The gut is 70-80% of our immune system.
Pat Robinson, Wellness Educator
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