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Could a build-up of earwax be a sign of a bigger problem?

by , 25 July 2013

While excess earwax isn't a disease, it's a nuisance that signals a much more important health problem. One that if left untreated, could cause essential fatty acid deficiency. Read on to find out why this is bad for your health and what you can do to remedy the situation.

Excess earwax is something you must be concerned. It could result in essential fatty acid deficiency.

Why is this bad for your health?

Essential fatty acids play an important role in your body.

They help prevent cardiovascular disease and an enlarged prostate. They also help maintain normal brain cell membranes, regulate inflammation and maintain soft skin.

That’s why it’s important to treat remove excess earwax before it compromises your health.

Avoid fatty acid deficiency by removing earwax

If you have any earwax or clogs caused by dried wax, remove them as soon as possible.

Then start taking one tablespoon of cod liver oil and one tablespoon of flax oil three times a day.

“This combination contains much more omega-3 fatty acid than omega-6, but since most people have much more omega-6 before supplementation, it should balance out,” says Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing.

Do this for two to four months and it’s extremely likely that your earwax problems will be gone for good as long as you continue to optimise your acid intake of essential fatty acids.

After two to four months, it should be possible to cut back the essential fatty acid supplement to one tablespoon of flax oil daily. (Flax oil is approximately 50% omega-3, 30% omega-6 and 20% omega-9 fatty acids, which is a good balance for the long run.)

Remember, “whenever you supplement with fatty acids, you also need to take extra quantities of vitamin E, preferably as mixed tocopherols,” says Dr Wright. For the first two to four months, take 800IU daily. After that, you can lower your daily dose to 400IU.

While these recommendations are safe and will help you to remove excess earwax, always consult with your doctor before taking any kind of treatment.

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