One of my sons has had a few warning signs for needing surgery, first on his adenoids and then on his tonsils.
The first time, he was having trouble breathing through his nose despite taking allergy medication. One x-ray later, the doctor told us the size of my son’s adenoids meant he needed surgery. I told the doctor I wanted to try an alternative and that we’d be back in a few months.
I went home and read up on one of Adelle Davis’ books, “Let’s Have Healthy Children.” I was looking for something to help adenoids and tonsils, which are part of the lymph system and yet are connected to the adrenals according to Adelle.
Adelle says that the healthy tonsils and adenoids actually shrink when stressed. It’s only when the adrenals are exhausted that lymph tissue will start to swell. So that meant my son’s adrenal glands were exhausted.
On page 256, there’s a formula that I call Adelle’s Adrenal Recharge. It’s 250mg of Vitamin B6, 100mg of Vitamin B5 and 50,000mg of Vitamin C dissolved into 1 cup of warm water. Keep that in the fridge and give your child 1-2 teaspoons every two or three hours when ill. You can sweeten it with honey if your child is old enough.
The book has additional instructions for younger children.
So I made some up and started giving it to my son every day. He seemed to be improving. I took him to the doctor three months later and the doc harrumphed a lot and then said my son was fine. He looked so well on examination that he didn’t need to even get a repeat x-ray.
This spring, my son came down with a sore throat while I was away for the day. When I got home, my husband informed me that my son was going to need a tonsilectomy. I had the poor boy show me. It looked more like the inside of a cottonmouth snake than a human throat. His tonsils were so puffed up they were pushing into his mouth and boy were they red, poor guy. How he could swallow was beyond me. So I went back to Adelle’s book and made more Adrenal Recharge.
Two hours after the first dose, his tonsils had shrunk by half. Not back down to normal, but enough to see he was going to be fine. The next day, his sore throat didn’t even hurt anymore.
I can’t tell you how much all of Adelle’s books have helped me over the years. Ask your dietician for advice about pairing Adelle's knowledge with theirs.