The Link Between Vitamin D, Ear Infections, and Sleep Apnea

Ear infections are almost a right of passage for young children these days. Ear tubes, along with tonsillectomy, are two of the most common procedures performed in the US every year. I’ve alluded to in the past that facial skeletal underdevelopment can predispose to middle ear and sinus problems. But how does vitamin D play […]

Are Ear Infections Linked to Childhood Obesity?

Here’s another interesting connection with an explanation that may surprise you. Researchers in South Korea found that children with chronic otitis media had measurable taste changes that could explain why these same children tended to be more overweight. This link between chronic otitis media and obesity has been made before, but this is the first […]