Ice Cream Chemical Link to Sinus Infections

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Posted by Celia (Brooklyn, NY) on 05/21/2007
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Hi there, I'd love to say that this is concept isn't true for me, but I've been suffering from a sinus infection that started 2 days after eating a frozen yoghurt at Pinkberry. Thanks for this research, I'm adding it to my arsenal for my clients.


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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 Tyrone (Twillingate, Newfoundland) on 05/16/2007
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I read your article on how the ingredients of certain kinds of ice cream can affect your sinus infection. I was amazed, cause I have been suffering with this for around two weeks. I retraced my steps, and to my amazement, it was a day or so, after eating ice cream, that my sinus infection occurred. Now I am in the process of dring Apple Cider Vinigar. Thansk for the insight.


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Posted by Jerry (Indianapolis, IN) on 05/12/2007

I get sinus infects no matter what and the seem to get worse when I do drink milk.. if what you say is true then why does this happen?

EC: Milk tends to exacerbate any sinus condition. What we are addressing on this page specifically is the body's 24 hour intense, negative reaction to certain brands of artificially flavored ice cream.


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Posted by Sue (Boynton Beach, Florida) on 05/04/2007
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This is amazing. A couple of years ago I would experience exactly the same thing after eating Ben & Jerry's New York Super Chunk Fudge. I would joke it gave me sinus infections. But, if I avoided it and other chocolate ice creams, I significantly reduced the frequency and severity of sinus infections.


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Posted by Snuffy Smith (Hillbilly Heaven, Apalacee) on 05/02/2007

I haven't been to a Baskin Robbins for about 15 years. I'm moderate in my dairy consumption. I'm strict about eating only foods that I recognize as being plant or animal matter (with the exception of salt). I buy organic whenever possible. I still get sinus infections all the time. I am IgG deficient, which means my body does not produce enough of the substances it needs to fight off bacteria. When I'm ill with a VIRUS, the bacteria take advantage of the situation and party hardy. Baskin Robbins has nothing to do with my illnesses.


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Posted by Jenny (Austin, TX) on 04/27/2007
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YES- sinus infection following McDonalds! I had not had a sinus infection in over a year and it may have been that long since I had ice cream. Last saturday- soft serve McDonalds. next day and for five days after- sinus infection. I found this site looking for cures (ACV) and then came across this!!!!


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Posted by Mary (Unity, ME) on 04/20/2007
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I must say that this is THE most ridiculous thing that I have ever read. But I find it even more ridiculous that it's actually true! Last night I went with a bunch of friends to Dairy Queen and I got a strawberry shake. 3 hours later, when I was back at home, I started to feel rather crappy so I just went to bed. I am now still in bed with flu like symptoms. This has NEVER happened to me before. Why does it happen to some people and not others? Why am I experiencing this now where I have not before?

EC: Probably because they added some new chemical flavoring to their ice cream to make it taste better.


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Posted by Mike (Lewiston, Idaho) on 04/13/2007
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My wife and I consumed banana splits at the Dairy Queen restaurant located here. It is both ironic and weird that I came down with fake flu/sinus infections after eating banana splits. I only get sinus infections after 48-60 hours after eating banana splits there...Nowhere else. I only go there about 5-6x a year and...well there you have it! Right on schedule. I took the normal cold/flu capsules from Costco Wholesale (I stock up) and it subsides rather quickly.


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Posted by pw (Inglewood, California) on 03/26/2007
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Like many others, I believe that milk causes many problems and creates more mucus in the body. It never really stopped me from eating it - I just "knew" it. But I'm not a big milk product consumer anyway. A slice of cheese here and there. A little cream in my coffee. But my weakness is ice cream. Generally - I prefer a single brand "Breyers" that I can't recall having problems with, but occassionally - I'll take my daughter out for a treat somewhere. One day we were out and stopped for lunch - on a whim, I got a milk-shake. A rare treat for me. Inside of 24 hours - I started to feel sick. My husband - an EMT (a PURE organic eater and non-milk drinker), swore I had the flu. But it never *felt* like the flu to me. About 24 hours into the "flu" I started looking up info about ACV - something I'd researched before after suffereing a horrible bout of food poisoning a year earlier. I found this site and originally discounted what it had to say. *I* hadn't eaten any ice cream! Then I REALLY thought about what I'd been eating - and yep, I remembered the milk shake. AH... I started right in on the ACV and within 24 hours felt better. Yep - it was truly an allergic reation I was having. I've gotten several friends (who were suffereing with sinus problems for weeks) to try the ACV as well and they ALL report great improvement. I've stayed away from commercial ice cream since then (but I still get my milk in my coffee) and I can report a clear sinus passage with nary an infection again. I learned my lesson! And I keep a supply of ACV at ALL times.


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Posted by Craig (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) on 03/25/2007
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I find it hilarious how all these people mock you, yet they don't seem to have read at all. We're talking about artificial flavors here.. not lactase. I think you guys should look around at other things such as drinks. There are more artificial flavors in drinks now than there ever were. Personally, i can taste the difference between the real and artificial/so called natural. The drinks that really seem to bother me are these flavored waters. I always feel sick after having one and usually refuse them when offered. I like your style and wow am I glad to find out that I'm not the only one who's a bit cynical about the crap they're putting in food these days.


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Posted by Becky (Seattle, Wa) on 03/21/2007
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Whoa, I was reading the many comments about BR ice cream when I realized that I too have had a bad reaction. I love their Mocha Blasts (containing a scoop of ice cream) but have had to give them up due to the terrific headache that I get 2 days later. I was thinking the headache was due to the caffeine


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Posted by Jon (Miami, FL) on 03/11/2007

It all started with a runny nose and led into a horrible sinus infection, which i then gave to my girlfriend while i still harbor the cold. My ears have felt like i have been on an airplane in flight for the past 5 days. No matter how much mucous with blood i cough up or blow in a tissue it doesn't make a difference. i did not have ice cream or anything of the sort. It is called a virus for a reason. I think car keys caused the infection. That is how silly the theory sounds! Let's take something us humans have a soft spot for and start blaming as the source of the colds. The source is the wicked winter lowering our immune systems, coupled with stress and whatever other b.s. we deal with on a daily basis.

EC: Sorry, Jon. We stand by what we say. We're not saying that ice cream is the only cause of sinus infections, but a very likely one for some people. We agree that viruses are also a very common cause of sinus infections, but how many of those sinus conditions were exacerbated by poor diet and cold/sinus medications?


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Posted by Char (OKC, Oklahoma) on 03/06/2007
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Cayenne is a cureall. I thought I was the only one who knew the connection between dairy and sinusitis and the flu, every time I drink milk or eat ice cream, I get sick with sinus problems and then came down with the flu. Cayenne with distilled water, lemon juice and acv, was the only cure which helped me flush out the fever. This may sound crazy, but dairy products make me moody and emotional, like I can feel how "SAD" the cows are, I try to only do organic dairy now.


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Posted by Tony (Los Angeles, California) on 03/06/2007
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I too have a sinus problem now. I ate Dreyers over three weeks ago, came down with the same problem and within a day I started feeling week. The next day after that I developed sinus problems that I have been battling for two weeks. This morning I coughed up a huge chunk of mucus with blood in it. After that, I started feeling fine. I still have a slight cough but I really think it's over now. I happen to have some penicillin from awhile back. I just couldn't stand it anymore. It worked. But I let my system get rid of the penicillin naturally and then I just drink a lot of water, lemon with honey in it and I have a juice I get here in California called Lemon Ginger Echinacea. It really boosts the immune system. I also found saline solution works.



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