Ice Cream Chemical Link to Sinus Infections

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Posted by Cindy (Kansas, USA) on 12/06/2008

Hi again! I've been thinking about fibromyalgia and fluoride and I'm wondering if the ice cream/sinus infection thing is related.

Could both problems be caused by the known chemical reaction between fluoride and dairy? Some ice cream must be processed with fluoridated water problems. And the best selling brands are probably processed at more than one plant. Perhaps some are on fluoridated waterlines and some aren't...

This might explain the hit and miss aspect of both problems i.e. why some get fibromyalgia and/or sinus infections and some don't.

Calcium reduces the amount of fluoride that is absorbed by the body but dairy products are contra-indicated for fibromyalgia sufferers. So, where are they getting their calcium? What about blackstrap molasses? Non-dairy PLUS lots of calcium.

I also found that activated charcoal won't bind fluoride but DE (diatomaceous earth) does.

This all seems garbled but I'm going to send it anyway. Could be important.

EC: Thanks, Cindy -- very interesting theory!


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Posted by Kim (Louisville, KY) on 11/14/2008
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I also noticed the last two years I started getting sick right after eating ice cream. I never used to get them before when I ate ice cream, so what in this ice cream is causing this? Why isn't the ice cream companies doing anything about it? They are going to loose a lot of customers if something isn't done. Anyone have any remedies, or ice cream that does not cause this?

EC: It really depends on the brand. We've had absolutely no problems with Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's, and organic brands of ice cream.


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Posted by ZTeee (Sydney, New South Wales) on 11/08/2008

Could this possibly happen with pizza? I had a pizza two days ago. Hours later I felt like I had the flu. Blocked sinuses, feverish and feeling rotten. Today I (56 y/o) didn't link it to the pizza because I try to eat healthy as much as I can until my son (36 y/o) called today I told him how I was feeling. He immediately told me that he has been fighting off this sinus infection ever since a Pizza, from a totally different place, same symptoms as mine. Could this be happening with other types of fast foods?

By the way I got some relief washing out my sinuses with a plastic bottle (a la neti pot) with some bicarb and sea salt, which I learned from this wonderful site.

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Posted by Gloria (San Antonio, Texas) on 10/29/2008
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I had discovered in my adult years that food allergies can trigger sinus infections. for me at one point it was citrus, but in my later years was still plagued with sinus infections 3 to 5 times a year. A year ago, I read a similar article on ice cream and sinus infections, and decided to stop eating ice cream. I have only had 1 sinus infection this past year. I do believe this theory is true.


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Posted by Tabby (Wathena, Kansas) on 10/29/2008
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My husband and I were craving ice cream and decided to go to the Dairy Queen. I had already read about this sinus infection connection with ice cream. As we were going through the drive -thru I decided to test this theory. It had been a really long time since having ice cream so I thought I'd see if it was a contributor to my chronic sinus troubles.

I had a Mocha Moolatte. About 2 hours later I began having pain in my frontal sinuses and the back of my neck. I started to feel a sensation of fatigue.

About 6 hours later my sinus passages felt swollen and the mucus had turned into thick sludge.

About an hour after the congestion started, body aches and pains began. In my arms, legs, feet, etc. Then came chills. I was certain I had a fever going, so I took my temp and it was 98.1 degrees, normal. I began having sensations of feeling cold, then warm, and back to cold again, while the aches in my body continued to worsen.

I no longer have my doubts about this theory now, as I can sincerely vouch for the fact that I'm ill and cold as I type this.

Here's what I've done to try and counter my trouble: 1/4 cup diluted in 8oz of water. 1 (concentrated) cranberry tablet to offset any possible UTI from the sugary dairy. 3 Advil for the pain. 1 Maximum strength Mucinex to thin down this congestion. 1 drop tea tree oil in pure water in a spray bottle, 1 spray up each nostril to open the nasal passages quickly.

It took about an hour for the Mucinex and Tea Tree nasal spray to make a difference. My head hurts less, but the chills and flu feelings are hanging on.


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Posted by Keith Mccormick (Wimborne, Dorset, UK) on 09/30/2008
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Amazing article re ice-cream & sinus infection - I love ice cream, and have just had a bad cold followed by bad sinus infection!! No more ice cream!!! Many Thanks, Keith McCormick


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Posted by Cindy (Wichita, KS) on 07/22/2008
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I don't eat much ice cream but had a chocolate malt about a month ago and have had a sinus infection AND a craving for more ice cream ever since. This is just plain despicable.

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Posted by Mary Jo (Goodlettsville, TN) on 06/26/2008
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I am convinced that ice creams with artifical ingredients are the cause of my sinus infections. For me it only took 1 taste (teaspoon) of a Jack-In-The Box milk shake and 48 hrs. later I started to feel the flu-like symptons and sinus infection. This was confirmation for me. A few months prior I had the same think happen when I ate an over the counter ice cream... 48 hrs. later, same symptons. I'm convinced!!


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Posted by Peijay (Long Beach, California) on 05/27/2008
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May 12, 2008, I fell ill at church once again with nausia, fever and back aches and shortness of breath. I had just taken my 2 1/2 year old to Wendys for a lite snack before church about 30 minutes prior to attending. My son & I went for a short walk just when service was starting, it was nice and warm out, but I began noticing I started feeling really hot and it was hard to breathe. I have had sinus problems before - especially when the weather changes from hot to cold. Mostly when it is cold, I get congested. But I knew something was wrong. That night, I was sicker than a sick dog. I was in literal pain and the cold hurt if it touched my skin. I called in to work. That Monday, 12th of May, my mother rushed me to the Hospital -Long Beach Memorial ER. They did blood work, cat-scan of my blood, pumped me with fluids, including liquid motrin. I was still in pain. I couldnt figure out what happened. I thought about what I ate, until it hit me, slowly, as I recalled earlier in the week, I craved the enfamous, Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia (vanilla, black cherry, chocolate chunk mix) & I had Haagan Daz vanilla ice cream, both in single mini cup serving sizes.

I noticed that the Haagan Daz made my throat tingle a bit, then when I ate the Cherry Garcia, I noticed a stinging when I chewed a chunk of chocolate. A note to the wise, I am an avid lover of eating ice cream, but this is just mean! I purposly stopped eating Breyers & Dreyers Vanilla Bean ice creams because I noticed the actual vanilla bean specks occassoinally got caught in my throat giving me an allergic reaction and the sinus issues started then a rash. My eldest son, 16, noticed the same thing and will not touch any ice cream with the vanilla bean specks.

So getting to my point of illness, which kept me laid up for 7 days, my doctor kept me out from work till the 19th of May, I still have symptoms that flaired up w/ sinus congestion. Also note that during the 7 days of agony and viral symptoms - I had not one problem with my sinuses until after I started feeling better.

I have tried the Apple Cider Vinegar for my scalp - contact dermatitus/psoriasis per doctor diagnosis. And it seemed to have worked the first time I tried it. But will try again tonite. Also I had tried drinking the solution before But I think I used too much ACV with water. I have heard many times in the past that this remedy has worked for numerous ailments and plan to continue using it to heal both of my conditions, skin and nasal.

Also, I have tried the water, cayenne pepper and lemon remedy - cleansing. I stopped because my throat felt raw, which I found is one of the signs of healing part of the remedy. (Yellow Book - Master Cleanser).

Anyway, I know this is long but I hope to find out more info from my next Dr visit on June 4, 2008. The ER said my test showed that I was healthy. If so, then why couldnt they tell me what was wrong with me other than a viral infection? There has to be some other tests, other than just general ones that can be taken to rule out hidden ailments and diseases and allergies.

Thank you again for this wonderful website.
Yours Truely,
Peijay in Long Beach.


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Posted by Jes (Alloway, NJ) on 05/17/2007

i would like to reply to all the "nays" that people have against the idea that earth clinic is saying that ice cream may be causing sinus infections. i would have to agree with earth clinic on this one, but people, we have to look at this level headed. i dont think that Earth clinic is saying this is the ONLY reason and source of all our sinus infections. But that it may be a great cause. taking into consideration that we all get sinus infections due to different reasons, we are imperfect, we live in an atmosphere of pollutants including those that are in our foods. So no, this theory doesnt sound as ridiculous as our "car keys" causing sinus infections but is very probable that the things we eat that are artifical, such as the ice cream theory, aggravate our health. and if we don't eat ice cream and still get sinus infections, then we are getting them from other sources. that's like people who smoke may get lung cancer, but you can get it if you don't smoke. i would also like to say that i came upon this page because i have a sinus infection brought on by allergies, and the acv and cayenne pepper have been helping.


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Posted by lizette (brooklyn, new york) on 04/24/2008

Perhaps it is psychological, but i am suffering wih the flu as we speak, and i love to eat ice cream regardless. I didn't have ice cream before i got sick there fore i can't blame my sinus problem.... but i still have my ice cream and for some reason i can get more mucous out of my system after eating ice cream and feel a lot better for a few moment of the day. I had some some tea last nite before hitting the sack and i was coughing and miserable for the whole night. i know we should have any colds in our system but i feel the heat also traps the immune system to just feel at ease. please let me know what u think! liz


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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 383 posts

Dee: The pain is caused by the bacteria in the ear canal which the hydrogen peroxide apparently killed it.The single most dangerous food I have encountered is actually eating ice cream or even sundae ice cream. Most major sickness I encountered is from eating them,especially before a major colds, major boils (hugeones almost fist sized - I ate an entire pound of ice
cream decades ago), and terrible weight gain.It contains both fats and sugar, the two worse component in a food. The temperature of the food lowers the body's immune system, making it even worse.
Not only do they cause ear infections, allergies, acne, and a major pneumonia, the owners of several ice cream franchise, die early of a heart attack of obesity and diabetes (Burt Baskin), a double bypass surgery (Ben and Jerry's), diabetes just from eating and selling ice cream.

I can go through the biochemical details why those happened, but just stop eating ice cream and sundae is about the best thing I can do to myself. In fact I always get fat from eating ice cream and sundae. There was an interesting interview of the son of the owner of Baskin Robbins in the movie, Super-Sized Me that adequately explained the health problems of eating ice
cream!


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Posted by Dee (Chicago) on 06/24/2007
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I put drops pf peroxide in my ear after having a' ruptured eardrum due to a serious sinus infection. I figured that since peroxide was a cure all I would try it (needed the relief), without researching the pros or cons.I came across your site and was amazed to find that some people experienced sinus infections after eating ice cream. I journeyed back in time and recalled that I had eaten Breyers Swiss Almond Ice Cream on Saturday, Sunday and then again on Tuesday. By Tuesday night I experienced a sever sinus headache and was completely stuffed up. By Wednesday night I was in the emergency room with sever pain in my right ear from a sinus infection. Thursday I returned to the doctor's office after noticing blood in my ear and continued pain. The result, a ruptured eardrum! I tried the peroxide this morning, felt a little burning and got fearful, but by this afternoon NO PAIN! I put a couple more drops of peroxide in this evening with no burning sensation and no drainage. Not sure if its clearing up the infection but the pain sure disappeared and that hurt more than anything. I think you guys may be on to something.

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Posted by Heather (Colfax, WI) on 04/10/2008
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WOW...I stumbled on your site because I had come down with a cold 5 days ago and it turned into a very painful sinus infection. I hadn't eaten ice cream for 2 or 3 years. I also haven't had sinus problems for a few years but...I too had ice cream 3 nights in a row before this sinus pressure and thick mucus showed up. I have always believed dairy wasn't designed for human consumption. The brand was chocolate blue bunny. The hydrogen peroxide and ACV did wonders for me within 6 hours...mucus is returning to clear and I have much less pressure around my eyes. Thank you so much for this info. I know a 3 year old who is struggling with asthma...could dairy be the culprit??

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Posted by Elizabeth (Manitowoc, WI) on 04/03/2008
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I have had a sinus infection for the past 6 months. I have gotten breaks by taking antibiotics. No doctor said not to eat ice cream or cut dairy or anything like that!! I am surprised at the number of people using faulty logic and saying that because they don't eat ice cream that no one could get a sinus infection because of eating ice cream. I'm going to give this a try and see what happens. We don't have a Baskin Robbins in town & I hate DQ, but I often have a shake at McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's & Arby's. I know Red 40 gives my daughter headaches, maybe it (or one of the MANY other chemicals) gives me sinus infections.


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Posted by Kay (New Port Richey)
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Am sure my family's (many farmers) consumption of milk and other dairy products has been responsible for not only sinus infections of which some were only thwarted by goldenseal/cayenne capsules but also my inertia and whole lack of interest in school subjects, doing homework, etc. If I had known then what I know now, I would have dropped off milk products years ago. I still have a dish of ice cream once in a while, with consequences, and grilled cheese sandwiches which do not seem to have as much effect on me. My younger daughter once told a group who was discussing one of the ladies sons who was not doing well in school, and the mother doubted that milk might have something to do with it, that "If you give my Mother a glass of milk, you had better have a bed ready for her in about half an hour". I wish we could get the schools to quit promoting the consumption of milk in their cafeterias.


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