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Tinnitus and Alternative Remedies

Tinnitus is an experience of occasional ringing, buzzing, roaring, humming or tinkling in the ears. When people are experiencing tinnitus, they usually hear a sound that no one else can hear and does not come from their surroundings. According to the American Tinnitus Association, tinnitus effects an estimated of 50 million Americans for 6 months to a year or longer. Tinnitus is more common in men than women and elderly.

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Many research and studies have shown that chronic tinnitus is the result of chronic inflammation. In fact, inflammation is the root of many other chronic diseases including cancer and heart disease.

Most of the times, inflammation can be reduced or even reversed by life style changes and changes in diet or taking natural supplements and herbal remedies.

An anti-inflammatory diet consists of lots and lots of raw green superfoods (kale, broccoli, celery, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and spinach), superfruits like pineapple, limes, lemons, grapefruit, berries (high in antioxidants), noni and apples, cashew nuts and avocado all ORGANIC - IDEALLY.

Lower your consumption of sugar and red meat and processed foods, GMOs, pesticide ridden foods and foods with artificial flavoring and preservatives. Avoid white bread and white rice and include garlic, kelp and sea vegetables in your diet.

Avoid drinking coffee, sodas and sugary drinks and instead have antioxidant herbal green tea.

Do not consume any dairy, processed meat (bacon, sausage and hot dogs), red meat and all the farmed fish and high mercury fish except wild sockeye salmon.

The balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids is also very important. Olive oil, avocado and wild sockeye salmon are great source of omega 3 fatty acids. Grapeseed oil is also a great source of antioxidants, omega 6, polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E.

Vitamin B12 is also a key to health and its deficiency can increase the chances of nerve damage and inflammation that can lead to tinnitus. Organic almond milk, fish oil and wild sockeye salmon are also full of vitamin B12.

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Organic Ginkgo Biloba herbal extract can be very beneficial for tinnitus and reducing inflammation.

Other herbs and spices including ginger, turmeric, dandelion, oregano, garlic, rosemary, feverfew, Bayberry bark, burdock root, goldenseal, hawthorn leaf and myrrh gum can reduce inflammation and increase circulation.

Taking 300 mg of powerful antioxidant Coenzyme Q10 can also help to boost immune system and circulation to ears.

 

 

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