The paradigm of modern culture is summed up as "sterilize" is equal to healthy. This paradigm comes from the discovery of germs and their coincidental relationship to diseases. It can be likened to a field that is plowed and left barren. This field is then populated with all kinds of weeds and plants some may be good and many are bad or useless. But the normal or healthy field is never barren. It is a culture of balanced plants in a proper relationship. Modern allopathic medicine seeks to sterilize your mouth with highly toxic to bacteria AND YOU, ... Chemicals, and seeks to maintain that state. But in nature (dare I say God's plan?) a human being has 5-10 times more bacterial cells in the body than actual body cells, amounting to approximately 3 pounds of them, and without them you WILL die! They are much smaller than body cells so the disparity in weight.. plus you are mostly water weight.
Current research in probiotics is only now understanding the critical importance to your guts immune system response ( 80% of the immune system is in the gut). And this is due in a large part to the probiotics in your entire intestinal tract from front to back.
I had chronic ear infections starting when I was just a child and had a radical mastoidectomy by age 14 . The removal of my entire left inner ear mechanism left me in danger of becoming deaf if the right ear also went that way. I fought the sinusitus and the ear, nose and throat infections for 45 years with EVERY possible medical and natural treatment I could find and NOTHING cured it. At best I got relief for a few days. I plowed the field diligently and stopped anything that I thought might of contributed to it like dairy. In the end I found my ear infection was worsening, my nose was so swollen, (nasal passages deviated septum they called it) and my eustacean tubes closed so tight (with inflamation) that I knew that like the creator of the muppets; I was doomed to die. Antibiotics, sinus flushes and rinses and anything else I tried (and I tried them ALL) were of NO effect. I was in dispair! I was suffering from sleep apnea and snoring and my mouth breathing had cause sever gingivitis on the front gums due to the unaturaly dry mouth. It was so bad my cats would jump purposefully ON ME to get me to breath or stop snoring, I am not sure which, but [probably both. Lol but thats the only reason they did it, I am sure. I was getting poor rest from all that. Things were bleak to say the least.
Last year I read about a bacteria cultured from human breast milk and intestinal flora that is the pre eminant colonizer of the baby from birth. It's a home maker for healthy probiotics and has a natural antibiotic that selectively kills bad bacteria and is harmless to the good bacteria, called "reuterin". This bacteria named "L. Reuteri" My years of research had show that the "plowed field" of my sinuses and the rest of my body were in danger of being overwhelmed by the weeds. It occurred to me that I needed to plant my field with what God intended to have there.
I took some of the powder of L Reuteri and placed it in my ears (both were helped) against the right ear drum and was excited to discover that within three days the ear infection had stopped and the pain was lessened and drainage had all but ceased. I snorted some of the powder up my nose (straight live bacteria) and within a week my nose was opened and I breathed easier for the first time in 45 years. My eustacean tubes opened up the next week after I continues to apply the bacteria to my ears nose and throat, and they started to function normaly, again after 45 years of them NEVER working right! I applied the Reuteri to my gums repeatedly after a gum cleaning and within a week my gingivitis had all but disappeared!
I have now been nearly perfectly symptom free for nearly a year! And after a few booster doses my nose is wide open and my eustacean tubes work perfectly my eardrum has not shown any sign of infection. To breathe freely through my nose again, to sing, to smell, what a joy! I am not snoring, I am sleeping better, and wake more rested, and so are my cats. Lol If you wish to discuss this with me or see the list of things I tried and the surgery and stuff in the past 45 years I had done or tried write me at lifesharer(at)yahoo. com .
Taking 1/4 tsp every day of organic, cold pressed pumpkin oil (keep refrigerated) cleared up my sinusitis after over a decade of suffering from stuffiness on 1 side. I think pumpkin oil helps to clear up fungal issues/yeast.
Does ACV with cayenne pepper bring down cholesterol?
Relating to something different, postnasal drip, chew on Romaine lettuce. Very effective. Rachel
Rose Hips powder has been the answer to my chronic sinusitis. If you take the powder, make sure to get an organic brand and start slow - like 1/4 teaspoon. Build up to a higher dose you are comfortable. Keeps me up if I take too much, but that could just be me. I have an extremely sensitive system. Anyway, rose hips has totally cured the wretched sinusitis I've had for years already! I did get a little more stuffy the first few days - I guess it was a detox reaction. For me, I took pure Rose Hip powder alone - no added vitamin C or anything else. Rose hips powder is must try for sinus problems!! I can't emphasize that enough!
(St. Louis, Mo)
I recently have suffered from PND [POST NASAL DRIP], which came from sinus and housemite dust. I have had a lot of health horrors over the years but this PND tok some beating. It has been absolutely terrible with horrible throat clearing and cough.
I tried drinking ACV and honey (have to watch the honey coz of diabetes), breathing olbas oil (childrens one) from an inahler, malt vinegar and paprika, small amount knocking it straight back, make no mistake -- it takes some bottle to knock that all back in one go.... Finally, I made my own rinse spray with ordinary table salt and a pinch of bicarb [baking soda]. Can't say it's totally cleared as yet, still got a bit of a cough, and very occasional tickle, but is much better and bearable, able to live with it.
I tried Nasonex and that worked for all of 3 days which cleared the waful hacking cough up which was persistent. I might try it again, as I read somewhere just today is best to wash the nostrils out with spray solution first then that gives the Nasonex chance to get right up into the cleaned out nostrils.
Salt rinse cures my sinus flare ups: I never had problems with sinus until recently when I was diagnosed with allergies from all outdoor things. I was taking shots but, had no luck. I moved and they wanted to start the damn shots over again from the weakest dosage. What a scam!!! So, I decided to do as I was always told. Spray the nose pathage with salt water. I first bought the solution from the drugstore and now, make my own and place in the bottle I bought. I spray up my nostrils in the shower, pinch my nose, shake and blow the crap out. Boy, the next few days I felt great. Now, I only use it as a monthly or so routine. If I sense I have an allergic affect or sinus flare up then, a spray or two a few days or a week or so will solve the problem. I've been sinus ache free and medicine free for a four years now. Darn glad I found your site to tell others and to learn how to take care of myself without a prescription (otherwise known as a low dosage poison). Thanks for the time,
Raw, unpasteurized, organic sauerkraut cleared up my sinuses -finally!! After many, many years of stuffiness and suffering. You buy this kind of sauerkraut at a health food store or a farm - NOT at a supermarket - that's the processed kind and you don't want that! Start out just taking a teaspoon, then a few days later add another teaspoon, keep going until you find the right dose that clears you. If you take too much all of a sudden, you may get stuffy - that's a detox reaction. Try and gauge what the right amount is for you and stay on that amount for a while before you raise it. Raw, unpasteurized sauerkraut kills yeast and fungus, which is usually the culprit in long term sinus issues.
I had eight years old sinus which was a real chronic problem for me. Even a slightest breez put me into headache. Every morning I had to get up earlier than my sleep was enough to clean my nose. Headache and nose and cheek bone pain was an almost daily problem.
But one day it so happened that my chronic sinus disappeared for ever. Now I never have to even clean my nose even after going through snow breez. I dont have any headache now. Let me tell you what happened.
We brought a couple of goats from the cattle market "IN OUR CAR" to slaughter on Eid (we the muslims slaughter some cattle on this festival). Although the two goats did not do any spoiling in the car but their extremly abnoxious smell remained in the car later for many days. As it was winter we could not travel in the car with the car windows open. It so happened that we had to travel in the same car to another city some 100 miles and back on the very next day. The smell in the car although it had subsided to some extent caused me severe headache when I reached back home. Anyway I took a pain killer and went to sleep. In the morning again I had to take another pill of the pain killer.
BUT... aroung in the afternoon I realised that some thing had happened. My SINUS HAD GONE FOR EVER.... AND ITS OVER FOUR MONTHS NOW. No nose cleaning, no headache no cheek bone or nose pain no secretion.
CAN SOME PHYSICIAN EXPLAIN IT??? I would love to have your comments and wish somebody to investigate it further and keep me updated. Let me tell you I am a natural scientist myself.
EC: As goats frequently urinate on themselves for various reasons, most likely the odor Waqar is talking about is that of ammonia. Thus smelling salts (ammonia salts) are worth consideration as a possible remedy. Any thoughts or experience with this home remedy as one potentially for sinus infections?
Many of the sinus problems experienced today have their root in the digestive system, especially the stomach and upper small intestine which directly receives partially-digested food from the stomach.This digestive problem is described more specifically as a weakness in the digestive fire; in Ayurvedic terminology (3), the problem is manda agni: dampened ability to transform and metabolize. Why is this a problem in relation to the sinuses? Because the food is not as quickly and as thoroughly digested as it should be, leading to production of byproducts that affect the sinuses. An important step in remedying the chronic sinus disorder is external oeliation, or, more simply, oil massage.
A key to ultimately eliminating the problem of sinus congestion is to invigorate the jathar agni. The total treatment for the sinus problem is to increase the digestive fire.
Full article: http://www.itmonline.org/arts/sinusayu.htm
(Hope, Bc Canada)
I'm at the end of my rope with this chronic sinus and polyps. Can't smell. Can't taste. Constantly blowing my nose and or sneezing. I've been trying the TTO in my sinus rinses twice a day and doing the TTO and castor oil drops. I've started throwing in rinses with a couple teaspoons of ACV. Been 3 weeks now, and I'm not feeling much progress.
Hello and thank you for having your web site available when I needed to find you. I detest going to the dentist because of the pain they inflict on my already sore teeth and gums. However, about five years ago, I had no choice but to visit one. Glad I did because he was very, very good and fixed my problem. Unfortunately, I've since developed what I believe is a sinus problem I've never had in the past and I don't if it's related to the dental work. I'll do my best to describe my symptoms - a constant liquid drip down the back of my throat which sometimes feels like it either coats my throat and I can't swallow, or it stops at the top of the back of my throat and feels like there is a blockage and I can't swallow. I have to inhale and snort hard to try to dislodge everything and get the liquid moving again just to swallow. Lately, I've begun drooling while sleeping and awake. While awake, I'm aware of the drool when I feel it on my face. When sleeping, I've begun keeping Kleenx under my pillow to absorb the liquid. I either drool like a normal person or, lately, wake myself up when I discharge a fair amount of liquid (it literally pours out of my mouth). I don't know how else to describe what's happening.
Two days ago, I had some vinegar potato chips for the first time in my life. For the first time in five years, I did not snort and no liquid was going down my throat or out of my mouth. My sister mentioned ACV to me and, while researching it, found your website. Can you help me? What do I have and is it related to my sinuses? I've never had allergies before and don't know what to do. If ACV will help me, what kind would you recommend I take? I've been reading about regular, diluted, undiluted, organic, and filtered. If this will work for me, can you narrow it down? Thank you so much for your patience while I vent and try to describe something that.....well, how do you describe the sound of trying to clear your nose and throat? Kind of difficult. Thanks for any help you can provide. If this posting goes out to the public, then thank you ahead of time to the public for any help.
(St. Petersburg, Florida)
(Cala D'or, Balears 07660)
Ok here is my story: I have had chronic sinusitis for years due to a rare blood disorder in short I do not have any gamuglobulin and am susceptible to upper respiratory problems. I rarely have problems with anything else except the sinusitis. I took 18 days of Amoxicilin about 3 wks ago and still have the infection.
I had read about Apple Cider Vinegar with garlic a long time ago and even had a jar full but did not use it because I could not get the lid off. I finally got the lid off, started taking it once a day for about two weeks and then stopped a week ago Sat. I saw my specialist last Fri and still have the infection she decided to give me a different antibiotic Levofloxacin. She did say that I should not do any extreme exercise while taking it because it could cause tendon problems. I let her know I was increasing my walking and had a hike planned on Sunday so she agreed to let me start today.
I picked up the Levofloxacin and consulted with the pharmacist which was useless then read the WARNING when I left. Levofloxacin is associated with a breakage of tendons! The list goes on........... I then looked it up on the internet and saw many blogs that some people had this problem from day one to several months after taking it. To their credit some people did not have any side effects and think it is great. There are many law suits taking place and the FDA place a black box WARNING (that is what I read) on the medicine (AKA: poison).
I am letting my Dr. know that it is not worth the risk. I have other chronic health problems and I do not need to add another that can effect my entire life. So I just drank my first cup of ACV with raw organic honey while I wrote this and plan on doing more during the day along with nasal salt washes, olive oil eucalyptus massage on nose and sinuses (only at night), acupressure and what ever else natural may find it's way to my limited knowledge. I will see what takes place in 2 weeks when I have a CT scan of my sinuses (I found out that this in controversial because the imaging can give false negative results). Oh well, who knows? Here's to sipping ACV! Good luck to all.
My husband went on a serious vegetarian diet to lose weight and went from 210 lbs to 170 lbs. The problem is with most people that lose weight fast is that they lose protection from the cold weather. The fat loss causes them to be very cold.
The weight loss causes a reaction with their sinuses. My husband as well as others that lost weight fast have runny sinuses, clear liquid coming from their sinuses. One doctor explained that it's the body's way of stopping these people from breathing cold air. It's a defense mecanism due to losing their normal body fat.
When it is cold my husband has sinus problems. He never had this problem before. In Canada people that lost weight within 6 months are suffering tremendously from the cold. Good news is that every year the sinus problem decreases.
I used the blow dryer on my husband's body and that helped him feel better. And we live in sunny California!
I've been drinking wheatgrass (the dry, powdered form that you keep in the refrigerator) and it's completely cleared my sinuses. I take about a teaspoon a day. I have had major issues with chronic congested sinuses but the wheatgrass gives me complete relief. A must try if you have this problem!!
(St. Louis, Mo)
I have suffered from chronic sinusitis since 2001. I have found little relief from the medical community. Surprisingly over the counter benadryl has worked better for me than prescriptions doctors have written for me as does Tussin/Robitussin for mucus. It is a must that I don't allow my head to become cold! Cold temperatures will cause a sinus attack on me so I use a warm cap on my head during cold days.
My husband recently came down with a sore throat so bad that he bought some Whiskey to drink for the pain. (we are non-drinkers) He told me that a small amount of the Whiskey helped his throat and asked me to try it. Well I'm glad I did as just a few drops down my throat caused a slight burning sensation and to my surprise the warmth of the Whiskey traveled up my ear canals-- soothing and slightly burning them--and the sinus problem stopped bothering me! A nurse friend thinks the Whiskey killed bacteria! I have felt back to normal for 4 days now! I only use about 6 drops of the Whiskey or half a cap-ful. Slowly allow the drops to go down the throat. I thought I would share this with people that suffer from Sinusitis. I hope it helps them like it did me. Mind you the sinusitis is not gone but I feel normal again.