Hi, I just wanted to share this with all the people who have nasal polyps. My husband had a whole bunch of them, and one was like centimeters from protruding from his nostril, I tried EVERYTHING!!! That I could find about polyps, we did, and nothing seemed to help, celendine was the only thing that would help a teeny bit, he could not sleep, eat or focus, it was horrible! Then my mom suggested we try MMS, within a week, he started breathing a bit though his nose, and it kept getting better, we are now on week 5, and he keeps improving everyday, I looked up his nostril the other day, and could not see that one polyp that was so close to protruding! After he takes it for 2 or 3 months, I want to go back and get a scan done and see whats going on! But I wanted to let people know to try this, because I know how terrible and hopeless polyps are! Good luck!
-PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH...WE ALL HAVE DIFFERING MEDICAL NEEDS AND BIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS...THIS IS JUST WHAT SEEMED TO HAVE WORKED FOR ME, BUT I KNOW MY BODY PRETTY WELL COMPARED TO THE AVERAGE JOE.
-PLEASE RESEARCH GRAPE SEED EXTRACT BEFORE TAKING...HAS BLOOD THINNING QUALITIES and OTHER THINGS ONE SHOULD BE AWARE OF.
High Doses Vitamin C and Grape Seed Extract:
I have had a sinus polyp for 12 years and have tried so many herbs and such to get rid of it to no avail. This past year I read an article (link is at bottom) on taking high doses of Vitamin C when ill.
Last week, right before my summer vacation I developed a serious sinus infection due to allergies. Based on the article I had read I decided to take high doses of Vitamin C along with Grape Seed Extract which is supposed to be 20X more potent than Vitamin C.
I took about 2000 MG (milligrams, NOT grams) of Vitamin C about every 3-4 hrs.for 3-4 days. In addition I took 100 MG of Grape Seed Extract 2x/ day--all with plenty of water. I was also taking Vitamin D and garlic but not in large quantities.
On day 4, I sniffed my nose and "something" moved to the back of my throat. I do not want to be rude but...I moved it into a tissue to examine it because it felt so strange and large. It wasn't your typical nasal mucous that comes with an infection. It looked like a large wad of gum and had the same rubbery texture but was dark red in color. I was pretty sure it was my nasal polyp and upon looking into my nostril with a light I could not see it anywhere. I have looked for several days in disbelief that it could actually be gone but it has yet to return a week later. I think it just finally "dried up" up and detached. I am breathing freer than I have for years and cannot believe what has seemingly transpired.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR INFORMATION ON TAKING HIGH DOSES OF VITAMIN C. I have found it to be very helpful for my own health concerns.
I hope this gives those suffering with nasal polyps a possible route to pursue for their relief. I encourage you to read a great deal and educate yourself on all risks and side-effects in regards to your own body and it's needs.
All I can tell you is I brewed the tea with the four separate herbs. It is because I'm a former breast cancer patient and my naturopath says never take the pills, concentrate, or tincture if you have cancer. You have to brew the real herb. So I brew it as per my instructions if you scroll down a little I posted the instructions for someone a few days ago. gave it to my son 2 times daily just because he is asthmatic and always congested. Never dreamed he would sneeze out his polyps! I guess it makes sense if a polyp is a benign tumor and the tea stops the blood supply to a tumor I've been told. My supplier gets the herbs only from farmers that grow it organically. Take care.
Much better within days using hydrogen peroxide! I have had nasal polyps for 6 years at least. I got on a prescription corticosteroid nasal spray. Very expensive, it worked and I could breathe so well I no longer needed it for a year,then the polyps came back. This time neither that medication nor another brand worked well at all. Since then I have spent literally thousands of dollars, and got used to mouth-breathing, most of the time, year-round - in addition to having the nose at times swollen, face hurting, constant runny nose (delightful on social occasions!) being woken up repeatedly every night to mop at nose, little to no sense of smell, etc. For years I have continued the nasal steroid spray, in addition I have taken a truckload of supplements, tried homeopathic remedies, acupuncture (repeatedly) and Chinese herbs, over-the-counter meds, lymphatic drainage massage (helpful to a degree), drinking gallons of water daily as per Dr. Batmanghelidj, a mini-trampoline (slightly helpful), DHEA (somewhat helpful at 25mg per day for me, a middle-aged male, tended to shrink the polyps slightly), FDA-approved meridian-diagnostic machines, a 4-day water-only fast followed by an elimination diet followed by avoiding all eggs, milk, and cheese for a year or 2 (made no difference) etc...I have been desperate enough to consider surgery, but put off by the astronomical cost and by the tales of pain, misery, brief relief and repeated polyp re-growth of those who pursued that option.
Last week, as a result of one more of my countless internet searches on the subject, I found some interesting references.
Little is known about nasal polyps, but one known fact is that "eosinophilia" is often involved - (I thought Eosinophilia was a city in Pennsylvania), but actually it turns out eosinophils are a type of white blood cell, and at least in many cases of nasal polyps in an immune over-reaction too many eosinophils rush to the sinuses (to fight a real or imaginary invader) and cause chronic inflammation.
I had also seen before the idea mentioned that nasal polyps might be caused from either actual parasites or "ghost parasites".
Last week I found someone on a forum on curezone.com saying they were shrinking their polyps by squirting ordinary drugstore 3% h2o2 up their nostrils twice a day, mixed 50/50 with water I believe, in their opinion killing the parasites.
Then I found another article saying that applying h2o2 to eosinophils caused apoptosis - cell death. I have been merely dipping a cotton swab in straight h202 3 times daily and swabbing the polyps. They stopped tickling and have been shrinking rapidly, my sense of smell is back, I am not filling a trash-can full of tissues, I can breathe a lot better! It costs $1 or two at the dollar store for enough to last for months. Incidentally, an applied kinesiology practitioner told me months ago that I had parasites in the sinuses.
I'd like to testify on behalf Bloodroot.
I myself have just used the very Black Salve sold by the above mentioned gentleman, who had been jailed, chased out of the country, harassed and kidnapped for making the original Black Salve, so effective, it removes skin cancer in a week.
His name is Greg Caton, his family still operates in Equador, under Alpha Omega Labs.
The Black Salve I received from him, removed 5 cancers from my face, out of which one was on the tip of my nose.The salve does not harm the skin in the 12 hours it has to be kept on. It causes rosiness, similar to the effect of dry-brushing.
But it instantly reveals cancer, causing it to become black, as it is literally eating it away, until it becomes a black stub and falls out.
I've done my research before getting Black Salve, and decided to do it after finding the video on Youtube about the lady who had enough of being butchered by doctors, and who's nose cancer healed perfectly, leaving no scar.
That is because by cutting, the cells are mutated. The Black Salve on the other hand, removes the harmful cells in full, leaving the healthy ones untouched, and the body takes care of the healing process, just like it does when you fall and cause damage to your tissues.
Black Salve removed a green pea size of malignant tissue out of my nose, leaving me with a hole. But of course it instantly started to fill up. Right now it is completely filled up, and there still is a flat little scab on the top of my nose, which I'm patiently waiting for to fall.... especially because I haven't been outside for two weeks :)
The important thing is not to remove the scab, but wait for it to fall off.
So on whatever problem you may apply the Black Salve, don't panic when it starts removing malignant tissue, it is the best surgery you can get, and it will heal just like any other wound heals on your body.
My Best to Everyone,
God Bless you People
Sinus Polyps, from my various experiences with sinus polyps I can very well understand the pain a sufferer goes through hence would like to share the little bit of information I've learned, if it can help people i would be most most happy. I am available anytime for any questions so feel free to drop a query and of i can assist I will :)
The below is a strict diet plan that I still follow for nearly 2 years and I promise you while the results might take time but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Think of the times when you will want to breathe free and that will motivate you to get better :)
1. Start the day with flax seeds, walnuts which will give you omega 3 fatty acids and dates will keep your sugar levels well as it is natural sugar and fibre. Sip water like an athelete through the day.
2. Eat more lean meats like grilled chicken, fish salmon and egg whites without the yellow. Avoid all kinds of red meats like mutton, lamb, beef etc as they create more phlegm.
3. Incorporate ghee (clarified butter) in foods and reduce usage of oil, if at all rice bran oil is good.
4. Cut down majorly or if possible avoid on dairy like milk, yoghurt, cream, lassi, paneer, butter etc
5. Reduce sugar if possible avoid, mainly refined sugar like mithais, chocolates, cakes, cookies. Gur (jaggery) based sweets are fine
6. Major uptake of water through the day along with aerobic exercises 4 days a week or yoga surya namaskars along with anulom vilom which is alternate nostril breathing.
7. Majorly reduce if possible totally avoid maida (white flour), and wheat products like chapati, breads, nans, white flour buns, puris, oily and butter rotis. This is the real killer!
8. Incorporate fruits like lemons, mangoes, apples, pears, kiwis, papayas, strawberries
9. Eat more rice based stuff for carbs like rice, rice rotis, rice flakes, Sorghum, pearl millet, buckwheat etc
10. Spinach, onions, ginger, cabbage, bitter groud, yellow lentils, clear chicken broth soup, raw green chillies are superb for sinuses.
12. Meditate, forgive yourself and others, pray to God and relax more often in nature like a walk down the beach. This is prime trust me. Louise Hay the legendary healer said that sinus infections are a result of stored anger against a person close to you. So imagine that the polyp is like a small bulb in your sinus cavity and that inverted bulb stores all the inflammation in your sinuses, which is nothing but the accumulated phlegm. So if anger = inflammation and you release that anger and if inflammation is the phlegm then what will the polyp store? Nothing coz there is nothing there to store. You've released the garbage out "mentally" and subconsciously. I would highly recommend EFT (emotional freedom technique ) to release your anger or irritation. You will see changes for sure. The polyp is a teacher and makes sure we learn our lessons on a spiritual level, food intake level and medicinal level.
13. When you wake up on empty stomach do teeth pulling with coconut oil, its a technique where you put a tea spoon of the oil in your mouth and swirl vigorously for 5 mins. It will really help your post nasal drip.
14. Steam inhalation with eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil. Hot water pot - put 5 - 6 drops of these essential oils and inhale the steam with your head covered with a towel. Fantastic fantastic way to clear your sinuses congestion
15. Another great great technique which will help - apply a paste of raw and dry ginger power mixed with water all over your sinuses and your face and sleep in the night. This will clear all your inflammation so you can start breathing normally. It will sting for sure but you will get used to it,
16. Input drops of castor oil in your sinuses to loosen up the passages. It could also shrink the polyp for some people. Try mixing 5-10 drops of tea tree oil mixed with 1 tbsp of castor oil for more effect and apply 2 drops of this mix in each nostril.
17. Exercise, run, and stay happy. I know its difficult but you must do your best to stay calm, cry out if you want but pray more and more. Doors will open, dont ever ever give up.
So in summary, the dry ginger paste on the face, dietary changes and EFT are my picks to help you on this journey. You will see massive changes, just trust God and walk the journey. God bless.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree and Coconut Oils
So it's been over a year that I've had nasal polyps, in three days I managed to reduce my polyps by 50% by making my own natural and organic nasal spray.
- 12 drops tea tree oil
- 2 tea spoons coconut oil
- 4 table spoons Apple Cider Vinegar 100% pure
- 100ml warm distilled/ pre-boiled water
- 1 Nasal spray bottle.
Combine all ingredients, shake until mixture is cloudy (oil and water need to mix this way)
Pour into nasal spray bottle and prime the spray.
Dosage and Preparation:
1 spray per nostril in the morning and evening, DO NOT inhale or sniff, you want it on the polyps not down your throat, if the bottle has been standing for a while the coconut oil will start separating, war the bottle in a cup of hot water for 5mins then shake until cloudy before use.
It burns like hell fire for 60 seconds, DO NOT sneeze or sniff during this time. Make sure all equipment, containers and utensils are 100% sterile. DO NOT use tap water, distilled or boiled water that has cooled ONLY. Please keep it organic, tea tree oil, coconut oil and ACV usually are organic, don't assume, CHECK.
I had a surgery 4 years ago for my sinus problem turns out that I have AERD. This past year I have been mostly on steroid. If I stop taking it, in 2weeks the longest, it comes back. My ENT doctor wants to do another surgery which I was not really recommended by my Japanese doctor (I had my surgery in Japan). So I decided to go completely natural after finding this page!!
But I have a question. If I add ACV to the nasal wash (Distilled water, TTO and saline power from CVS), I sneeze for next 5-10mins like crazy. Does anybody have the same experience?
I have been doing the nasal wash twice a day, drinking ACV+honey+hot water twice a day, rubbing the sinus area with Castor oil+Tea tree oil, and putting the castor oil+tea tree oil to my nostril at night. Since I don't take steroid, my sinus is going worse but it seems better than having nothing. It hasn't been a week yet so I'm hoping that it will get better... A lot of reviews here give me a hope :-)
Does anybody have any recommendation for AERD patients like me?
I have noticed that my nasal polyps shrink when I have an empty stomach. They almost completely shrink. I believe my body is producing too much mucus when I eat food. Is there any medical literature or anyone who has experienced this?
I would try food grade diatomaceous earth. I have bad allergies and haven't been able to breathe out of my nose forever, but since starting diatomaceous earth a couple weeks ago, I can finally breathe through my nose. It could help you. I started with a tsp. in 8 oz of water a day and still on same dose though I know some go up to a tablespoon a day. Good luck.
Serrapeptase, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Sharon. If you have not considered mold illness, now is the time.
I bought a glass nasal sprayer, the pump type. I put spring water in it with 2 drops of 5% lugols iodine. I spray while inhaling 2x a day to control polyps and they dwindle away.
If it is mold it depletes every good thing in you. Hormones drive wellness. So you might look into progesterone cream pregnenolone and dhea to help the healing. I use 1 dollop of progest real not mexican yam. 3x a week on upper body. 25 mg pregnanolone. And 5 mg of dhea. Same schedule.
I use Ted's remedies to fight it as far as the house and exposures.
He stresses about fungal and mold issues. Sodium Molybdate 1/4 tsp in water in the am. He says to use some powder added shampoo to wash hair. Or add to rinse and do not rinse away.
Some things that I have done to further the things you are doing...to be more effective. Janet
ACV, Tea Tree Oil, Astragalus Nasal Rinse
Thank you for the tip. Rinsing can go either way and has to be with the right ingredients. I would also suggest checking your home and workplace for hidden mold (behind walls, ceilings, crawlspace etc). The mycotoxins emitted are responsible for my autoimmune issues, and I am guessing that breathing them unwittingly for years, may have triggered my polyps.
ACV, Tea Tree Oil, Astragalus Nasal Rinse
Chelsea - It's called Sampter's Triad.
Neither of those are dangerous..they are VERY safe if used correctly.
Hi, I have nasal polyps but one in my right nostril that is so huge, it is embarrassing and horrible to live with. I applied bloodroot salve to it and it seems to have a hole in the centre of it. Does that mean it is working? I'm scared because I don't want to use too much but since there is no info on it, I don't know how much to apply each day with a cotton swab. I don't know what it means that a hole is through it but I want the whole giant thing gone. Can you advise me? I am due for surgery within the next six months or so and frankly, I'd rather not have to go through that. I appreciate your help on this matter. Most Sincerely, Marie
UPDATE: I wanted to update you - I've carried on using the salt pipe and it's now 6 months on. It's been incredible, I can now smell everything about 80% of the time, and even when the smell fades for a day or 2, I can still taste 100% of the time!!!!! This treatment has been incredible, I can't recommend it enough. I noticed that when I caught a cold it only lasted about 5 days and never went to sinusitis like it usually would (and take about 3 weeks to recover from! ). I've been sleeping much better and generally feel great - what a fantastic relief! I still use my prescribed nasal spray as I noticed it does still help along with the salt pipe, but I'm hoping that I can eventually fade this out.
Nasal Polyp Remedies
I hope this helps. I saw many specialist they were baffled at what was making me sick, they all had different ideas. It appeared to be a guessing game. I took my CAT scan to noted expert in the sinus field , and I had serious nasal polyps. For 16 months, I was sick my symptoms were flu like symptoms, dizziness, nausea, pressure in my head, teeth sensitivity, and headaches. I had dry, red , light sensitive eyes, and eye pressure along with blurred vision this is from the sinus inflammation putting pressure on the optic nerve, and the dizziness is from the sinus inflammation putting pressure it on the nerves of the ears. Apparently, doctor are not taught this in med school.
I did lots of research, I think perhaps polyps are a fungal infection which has biofilms. First dissolve the biofilm by using serrapeptase and then you dissolve the fungus /polyps. First sterlize water and then let the water cool so you don't kill the powerful enzyme action of serrapeptase. Empty half a capsule of serrapeptase in the neti pot let it dissolve and then using the neti pot rinse out the sinuses. First you hold one nostril shut and breath in the contents of the neti with the other nostril, the water should go to the back of your throat and then spit this out and then alternate to the other nostril do the same thing. Then do it again and hold your head down to get deep into the sinuses and then let all the water drain out. Wait 10 minutes while the serrapeptase dissolves the biofilm. Now rinse sinuses with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of good quality collodial silver, 1/2 drop of tea tree oil and 1/2 drop of peppermint oil in some sterilized water in the neti pot.
Eating many small meals is not easy on your body! It creates insulin resistance which is the basis of most disease.
Dietary Changes, Probiotics and NAC
I suffered for many years (10+) with nasal polyps and chronic sinus infections. I had other health issues but this was one that was chronic and annoying!
What helped me the most was
1) going gluten free/dairy free and
2) taking a good non-dairy pro-biotic and NAC 600mg (N-acetyl cysteine).
I haven't had a sinus infection since 2008 and I rarely get sick with colds/flu and I no longer have allergies... I know this may seem extreme but it is worth it. Hope this offers some hope!
Good Luck ~ Carleen
Polyps appear if you have candida overgrowth in your intestinal tract. Candida likes sugar - fruits, grains, alcohol, ect. You need to kills the candida in order to get rid of the polyps.
I just started an anti-candida program and hope it's going to work for me. I have polyps for 15 years - surgeries, steroids, fasting and what not..
Hello Robin, I've used Colloidal Silver (CS) for 18 years. The blood type observation was just to say that the underlying congestion is not caused by a virus/fungus/bacteria but vfb sure do grow in a constricted nasal passage... It's an infection factory! I'd love to get rid of the underlying constriction (thick mucus) but at least I keep it from becoming something worse... Turning into an infection. I take a little bottle of CS with me even on trips. The slightest indication of infection and I irrigate the nasal passages. Before I knew of CS I'd get 3 or 4 serious infections a year. Often they would become a serious upper respiratory infection.
Sometimes I do have to fight off a persistent infection for a week or longer but the infection never gets past the sinus cavity.
Best to you in your health journey. Post here if you want to elaborate or ask any questions.
Hello Alan from London:
You give yourself a Colloidal Silver "irrigation" by ingesting the solution into sinus by squirting gently with an ear syringe... Or putting about a teaspoon into palm of your hand and just sniffing.... or by using a nettie pot...
I prefer the ear syringe because the pressure from the squeeze forces the solution way back into the sinus cavity. It will sting a lot the first time you use it... But ten minutes later when you do it again, it will only sting a little. The silver is killing the virus/fungus/bacteria...whatever microbe is there.
Also squirt into the ears two or three times during the day. That will not only knock out the infection, if any, in the ears but between the squirts into sinus and ears, the eustacian tubes will also be relieved of infection.
As to your other questions: I use the CS at about 100 parts per million (ppm). Here's the test for knowing if your CS is strong enough: If you are infected and you are; does the application sting when you squirt into sinus and then within five minutes are you beginning to drain from the sinus?
If yes to those questions your CS is sufficiently strong and you have a good brand.
I started using my own little "generator" twenty years ago because I was so prone to colds, sinus infections and consequently chest colds. CS saved my life. I've only had five chest colds in a twenty year span. Prior to CS in my life, I was getting two or three a YEAR. (I was also plagued by migraines, but CS didn't help that... Colloidar silver kills microbes but is not a "SILVER bullet" for everything.)
If you decide you want to get your own generator (just two strands of silver with capacity to plug into socket or battery of 3, 9 volt, batteries. Mine cost less than a hundred bucks) google something like: colloidal silver generator, or economical colloidal silver generator. I've had mine for 20 years with the SAME strands of silver. Just got a new one because the wiring on the first went bad. I got that fixed so now I have two. (I am not associated with any silver manfacturer, nor do I sell or work for any silver making company. I'm a lawyer.)
Best to you and write back for any clarification. Dave
(By the way, I love London.)
Thank you so much for this information. I've been searching for years for help with these nasty polyps in my sinus cavities. There is one dominant on the right and another on the left, which is not so troublesome. However, during certain seasons, they tend to swell causing headaches, dizziness, breathing problems, itchiness, bleeding, and a sourish smell in my mouth. I have had a terrible P.N. Drip for twenty years. They are the nastiest thing I've ever had.
I have sought long and hard for solutions, cures, remedies, and relief to no avail. Turmeric sort of helped, but not for long.
As I read your witness for CS, I remembered my homeopathic doctor giving me a bottle years ago. It was tucked away in the back of my medicine closet. I got it out and used it immediately. I used it in a netti-pot, and only a splash of it. I used it to rinse out the dominant side. I immediately noticed the silver as it affected my teeth, believe it or not. It was sort of uncomfortable at first.
After a few minutes, I noticed immediate relief. I spit up a gross chunk of phlegm (so sorry for being graphic there) that the CS loosened and had a bit of drainage for awhile, but could breathe again. I went to bed, and woke up breathing normally.
I do not know how long it will last, and am a bit nervous to continue the process regularly, but I will use it when I get stuffed up again.
Thank you for the help. First time something worked on these impish growths.
Grateful to you,
Thank you Jewel,
I got a lot of responses from that 2013 post. Glad the colloidal silver helped!
Well I just thought of giving an update on the status of my nasal polyps. They are almost completely gone. Pranamaya has really worked wonders for me. As noted I have used nasal sprays before to shrink polyps but using nasal spray does not resolve the underlying problem of inflammation and irritation in nasal cavity. That is what breathing exercises like pranamaya are for. Use a finger to cover one nostril and try to breathe in and out through the other nostril. In my case I covered my left nostril and inhaled/exhaled from the right nostril that had the polyps. My polyps were very bad when I first discovered them (went to regular family doctor and was told I had nasal polyps and should make an appointment with an ENT to determine a course of treatment - in the meantime was given nasal spray)
I tried a number of different things to resolve the situation. I used the sprays given, I used nasal decongestant pills (this sometimes was effective) but what worked best was pranamaya to not only get rid of polyps but prevent their return. I know it's been said in most cases people who get polyps surgically removed discover they grow back. So it is important to treat the underlying irritation and inflammation. By the time I went to see my ENT specialist - my polyps had shrunk to a point that the ENT specialist as noted said surgery was not needed.
I ended up going to ENT several months later because while pranamaya helped shrink the polyps my right ear still felt clogged. When my ear ached I had to apply a warm compress to it and to help reduce the polyps further I occasionally used (as directed) some nasal decongestants that also helped at least for a while in suppressing and shrinking my polyps.
Using nasal decongestants or nasal sprays and/or antihistamine nasal sprays may have had some positive effects but they are only for short term use and should not be used longer than intended. Fortunately, pranamaya has worked wonders - it is the best solution of all. Even if you use the sprays to shrink the polyps they only work for a short period of time and once you stop using them they can grow back. Same with surgery which is expensive and risky I hear. A number of people with surgery have their polyps grow back and have to get surgery again later.
A better solution: even if you go for surgery all nasal polyp sufferers should try this: do nasal breathing techniques (pranamaya) for at least 5-10 mins a day to help treat the underlying irrititation and help prevent polyps from growing back in the first place.
I have now gotten rid of most of the polyps - I no longer feel any pain around or in my nose due to polyps and my right ear feels better. It is still slightly clogged but the ear canal has opened up quite a bit. Before it was completely blocked.
I used Home Health castor oil-- cold pressed, cold processed, and hexane (poison) free. It has been safe for me.
I mixed one tea spoonful castor oil with 4 oz hot water and drank it before going to bed
After reading your posts about eliminating sugar for sinus polyps, I decided to try this. I am on day 3. Yesterday for 5 minutes I got my sense of smell back! Today I have tasted my lunch and have had my sense of smell back twice throughout the day. I have had 2 FEES operations and within 6months of each op the polyps have come back, I have tried steroids but they came back. I am allergic to dairy, they also trigger my polyps. You are a genius! You really have changed my life! People who don't have polyps won't understand. Thank you so much! Hopefully in the future having a sense of smell will be a regular thing for me :)
Karen, loved what you said & especially this: When we get back to basics here in America, the population may heal itself from the diseased condition it has arrived to at present.
This week we learned that diabetes is now considered epidemic level around the world, particularly in the United States. Corn syrup, honey, white flour or white crystalline sugar -- it is all the same. As Gloria Swanson's husband William Dufty indicated in his book "Sugar Blues, " sugar (and grains) is as incidious a poisen as heroine & cocaine.... and can be linked to nearly all health problems in our bodies today. Before she moved to another state, a friend once told me she swore off sugar for 1 year at the funeral of her beloved father who died of diabetes complications to his eyes, organs, and limbs. She said, with sugar being the only exclusion from her diet, she lost 30 pounds and she never looked or felt so healthy and beautiful. She said it was like looking in the mirror at another person. Before and after pictures of William Dufty are the same! It is UNBELIEVABLE how sugar DESTROYS our looks, our minds, our bodies! I learned some years ago that most killers in U.S. prisons were/are sugar addicts And, when prisoners volunteered to go on experimental diets that did not include sugar, their rage/desire to kill decreased. Sugar should be labeled a dangerous poisen to all human and animal species on this planet! Dare we go there? We will see....
Peace out, Caitlin
Hi everyone, This is just to let you know that I have found this cream named Cansema Deep Tissue and put it inside my nose on the papilloma. It stang like someone was burning me with acid for about 5 minutes, than subsided. My tumor was as large as a grain of rice. It took 5 applications due to the fact that I (my helping husband) hardly could reach inside, but now thanks to Good God and this cream, it is gone!
Hope this helps somebody!
Got to try Serrapeptase. Google it. It works a treat for all types of ailments especially polyps, cysts etc
I stumbled on this post in researching this subject because I have just started taking massive doses in addition to lecithin. I believe this can work and already started noticing a help in my breathing. Lecithin contains choline which helps move fat. Vitamin A is a fat soluable vitamin and to function in the body is most likely going to need choline. So I think there is real promise here. I'll know more soon as I keep this up but I have had nasal polyps for years.
Just read your post Bryan. It's now 2018, do you have an update by chance? Thank you
Bloomin 'eck Chakra, your post could have been written by me even down to the ex in Sydney with polyps. I've been living on Magnetic Island for 15 years. I've just started using Swedish Bitters and they do seem to give relief although I think I had better results from ground black seed (years ago). I make sauerkraut, have been using kefir for years, make sourdough bread have very little sugar and processed food in my diet.
I wonder if Nattokinase or Serrapeptase would help rid you of your polyp?
Wishing you well!
I live in a large polluted city.
I have had a sweet tooth all of my life.
I have severe nasal polyps one of the symptoms of a condition called Samters Triad (inflammation of the lungs nasal passages and sinuses). I have tried lots of different so called remedies including the Manuel Richards method, Acupuncture and herbal infusions, nothing has has made any difference other than nasal corticosteroid spray which is no longer effective. I am trying to avoid systemic steroids due to the side effects, but feel now they are the only option left for me as surgery gives only temporary relief as the polyps grow back.
There are some drugs under trial at the moment which have shown to be effective, Fevipiprant and Dipilumab. Fevipiprant is currently available but prohibitively expensive and only prescribed to patients who have frequent admissions to hospital. Dipilumab is only available within a research study.
I have a healthy meat free diet, I have a saline sinus rinse morning and evening and I'm quite active.
I notice a slight improvement when spending time out of London, so living in a large polluted city doesen't help.
I will be trying some of the suggestions made on this brilliant website.
Fiber Supplement, Probiotics, Enzymes
I'm wondering if Don in Toronto (2012) is referring to this: Futurebiotics Colon Green Fiber Supplement (150 vegetarian capsules). It says on the bottle:
- ALL NATURAL: A gentle, All-Natural Fiber Supplement with Probiotics and Enzymes
Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Futurebiotics-Colon-Supplement-Vegetarian-Capsules/dp/B001020IBS#customerReviews
That's good news Brother... I also had sinus polyps on my both nose But now I used castor oil and I feel better... I wait till 1 week. Hopely my polyps shrunk
I've suffered with polyps for nearly 20 years now and have had two operations neitehr of which has been all that successful. Yes, I can breathe, but I cannot smell or taste anything without taking oral steroids. My doctor will no longer prescribe them due to the long term side effects, and I am desperate. I also had a aprtial thyroidectomy four years ago and although I take medication, I am permanently tired and am becoming depressed as a result. I am excited to read this post which theorises on the linking between the two. I shall begin my sugar elimination regime NOW!!! And hope for some relief.
Hi Belinda. Sounds like you have done it tough for 20 years but welcome to my theory about the cause of nasal polyps and the 4 week cure. Forget the oral steroids, I tried them too, also expensive steroid nasal sprays. The trick is to reduce the sugar to the barest minimum because it is impossible to eliminate sugar completely from the diet. Here are two more tips I haven't mentioned before:
1) Besides the sugar content displayed on packaged foods, if you google or search 'nutrition data' you will find a site (no affiliations, not even a member) with all the sugar content of natural foods. Don't eat any fruit or natural food with more than 5% sugar content of total weight and the curing occurs.
2) The condition worsens initially and you may think this is a wasted effort, but please persevere. As the nasal polyps shrink and the passages to the sinuses reopen, there is a lot of trapped gunk up there that finally comes out. Take this as a positive sign of healing in action, it will soon pass.
In about 4 weeks time, it would be great to hear about your progress.
Hi Kathryn. It was unintentional if I implied that vitamin D is produced by the thyroid. My intent was to say that the thyroid controls the production of vitamin D and I did omit the explanation for that in my original post for the sake of some brevity.
You are quite right. When the skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation it converts a cholesterol derivative in the skin into calciferol, or vitamin D3. The calciferol travels in the blood to the liver where it undergoes a first conversion and then on to the kidneys for a second conversion into calcitriol. Calcitriol is the biologically active form of Vitamin D. However, the link with the thyroid is that the conversion in the kidneys is promoted by a hormone released by the thyroid.
My theory is, when the thyroid receptors are confused by ethanol into thinking there is enough vitamin D in the body, then the thyroid shuts down the release of the hormone which is needed by the kidneys to enable the second stage conversion, which then results in a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is crucial to the proper functioning of the immune system. My theory included affecting the ability of the Eosinophils to battle the fungi residing in the nose - in a weakened state, they accidentally irritate the nasal lining instead, which then causes the polyps to form which then causes the breathing difficulties.
I theorised that the weakest link in this eternal loop of misery was to reduce the ethanol produced by the fungi by reducing sugar in the diet. This would not only starve the fungi but also un-confuse the thyroid, get vitamin D production going again to boost the immune system and thereby give more grunt to the Eosinophils to do their job properly and provide the knock-out blow to them.
I'll now take this opportunity to make an important alteration to my theory and therefore the diet strategy, that being in every post I have made so far:
WHEREVER SUGAR IS WRITTEN, REPLACE IT WITH CARBOHYDRATE.
About 5 weeks ago I had nasal polyps reform with a vengeance, worse than ever before. I was eating low sugar foods but they were high in total carbohydrates. Remembering what Carly from Seattle said, I took her clue and went to the next level and limited the foods in my diet to Total Carbohydrates of 10% of Volume. The body does need carbohydrates for energy, I'm not saying go to zero level, just back them off. I can only guess that being deprived of simple sugars, my body got more efficient at metabolising the sugars in the more complex carbohydrates, the starches.
So out went the pizza, potatoes, oven baked chips and crumbed fish. The fungal die off stage was the worst ever this time - sniffling, snortling and nose blowing 24/7 for about 2 weeks. I persevered through it all, staying with the revised theory and then suddenly in the space of 48 hours, almost miraculously, I went from full blown symptoms to absolutely no symptoms at all.
The result the third time is the same as my first two efforts with simple sugars, cured again. The polyps have either gone or shrunk away and I am breathing free and easy again. Life is so much better without them and I'm not about to invite them back soon - I'll stay with the 10% carbs plan instead.
You are my new God!!! Ten years of these tyrannical polyps, and this sugar free idea is working wonders. It's day five of my new diet, and my snoring has completely stopped. My voice isn't nasal anymore, food tastes better, and I can breathe through my nose for the first time since my op, (five years ago) and every day it's getting better and better. Got the shock of my life when I smelt my shower gel this morning, forgot how amazing the sense of smell is! Literally feel like a superhero walking around. Thank you so much for sharing your findings, you have literally changed my life! - one happy dude!!! :-)
Hi Robbie. That is great news! Cured in 5-days is a truly amazing feat and I too had very early success with just cutting out simple sugars. But I am fearful your polyps will reform as mine did (the fungi that are the root cause are very resilient). Perchance they do, please remember to limit all Carbohydrates to 10% of product consumed and then just persevere for renewed success.
The most successful anti fungal/anti polyp diet should consist of nothing but lean meat, eggs, nuts and low carb vegetables (luckily I love steak or lamb chops & 3 veg, beef & veg stews, mince meat recipes, almonds, strawberries & cream and for breakfast, bacon & eggs alternated with avocado & yoghurt). No other fruit except tomatoes. No cheese. Also limit caffeine which prompts the liver to dump large doses of sugar into the blood stream. I will admit I do eat wholemeal bread at 37% carbs as toast under the bacon & eggs and also for a work lunch sandwich but I offset the bread with low carb fillings so the total carbs in the meal itself is under 10%.
I don't believe this is a lifelong sentence and at a guess may need between 4-6 months before safely reintroducing sugary products again but by then, the yearn for sugar (read poison) has hopefully diminished anyway.
Thank you for the Yea!
My original theory on a yeast infection being the true cause of nasal polyps included the extension that it also caused corruption of the Immune System. It could also be that the reactions to dairy that Lisa described “Mucus, olfactory issues, swelling of the throat, itching ears and more” are also caused by a corrupted Immune System, which identifies the proteins in dairy as an invasion, releases antibodies in response, which in turn release histamines which then cause the bad reaction.
I will further theorise that it should then follow that the ability to consume dairy products without any ill effects would confirm a healthy Immune System. Conversely, a bad reaction would therefore confirm a corrupted Immune System which in turn, must then confirm a yeast infection as the cause of the corruption.
Yeast infection can only be eliminated by diet, by removing their carbohydrate food source being sugar and starch. Low Carb diets abound and can be quite confusing. I ignore them all and apply a 10% Carbs Content Rule to stand alone and products in combination meals. There are only three simple qualifications to apply:
- Convert the Total Carbohydrates total on packaged products to a percentage by weight or volume. Avoid any over 10% unless to be combined with a lower offset.
- Determine carbs content in fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds by researching ‘nutrition data'. The site I use, typing “raw” after a product limits the result.
- To maintain energy levels, consume protein in moderation and healthful fats without restriction but totally avoid all products containing trans fats.
High carb diets are also implicated in probably all of the major ailments that befall the world today, even including cancer. The only happy people are surgeons and owners of white collar drug companies and their shareholders.
Life is all about choices. People can also legally choose to either smoke or not and one is a healthier option than the other. In a perfect world, everybody would live their life without medical expenses. I have been polyp free and medication free for a long time now and instead of thinking Low Carb as being a restrictive diet, I think of it as a lifestyle choice. It isn't a diet anymore, it's simply a better way of life and easily the best choice.
Hello Brian from Australia,
Concerning loss of sense of smell. I did enjoy your post and your fine analytical style.
If you google "google scholar" and then "reasons for loss of sense of smell" you'll find a number of scientifically inclined papers which discuss a primary reason for loss of smell as
......Infection. And next,
......Lesions from some trauma to the nose/head.
For infections, I use colloidal silver to knock out viruses and for the lesions the use of serrapeptase, the enzyme which seems to have the ability to dissolve tissue structure. For instance, "serrapeptase scare tissue."
Other possible causes but of the articles that come up under the search I mentioned, those two seemed to be the most common.
On the "yeast infection" theory, very close to being "right on" but also might be viral. So if this were me, I'd at least try colloidal silver. I use CS as an irrigation; if it stings, I know an infection is present. I have to repeat many times to completely knock out the infection.
"Cheer" back at you.
Hi Brian, I must admit I was a bit sceptical about sugar being the driving force behind my nasal flares, but your logic made sense and as I had tried everything else I decided to give your suggestions a go and wow, I can't believe how wrong I was, I am on my second month of low sugar diet and never in my life do I remember waking up in the middle of night and breathing through my nose, I used to have constant tension in my nasal passage due to inflammation, I have slight dust-mite allergy but the sugar in my diet was fuelling the allergy ten folds, I was bed ridden at least few times a month due to constant runny and itchy nose This was really ruining my career and life so much so that I had discussed with my family to go under knife,
One thing I would like to point out is that I have not completely eliminated all sugar from my diet, I still have my fruits but have eliminated all sugar that I used to add to my tea coffee (at least 4 cups a day), no fizzy drinks for me, no sweets but due to me being gym junkie I need to have protein shakes that do have sugar in them but that does not seem to have created any problems, may be because I burn more than I consume.
What is amazing is that even lowering my sugar intake has given me my life back, I can only see it getting better if I eliminate more sugar.
Other benefits I found by lowering my sugar intake were, my teeth seem to be glossy and whiter, As mentioned earlier that I am a gym junkie, I found that my sweat does not smell at all, I had read somewhere that the body odour is caused by bacteria feeding off sweat and it's their faeces that give out the foul smell, I guess their digestive system does not cope with sugar very well either ;-) (This would be something for people who are fed up with finding a chemical free cure for body odour),
I also find my energy and attention levels are stable (I feel I am able to focus better now, may be because my body does not go through sugar spikes anymore which allows me to stay focused longer).
I hope people find this helpful as I had,
Thanks again, Tanveer
Hi, one of the posts talked about a remedy they are trying but did not leave the name of it. I have had 2 x Fess surgery and am slowly getting rid of sugar. My polyps are huge again on right side of nose with thick toffee like encrusted mucus. I'm currently on Colloidal silver sprays day 2. Also drinking 2 x 10ml daily although the Consultant has given me prednisone steroids as they do help with swelling. Just want something to naturally shrink them and get my life back. Thank you
Hey, just wanted to say I would advise against using tap water. It can contain deadly parasites. Always use distiled bottled water. It's very rare but it can happen a few people have died from using tap water in their pot.
I am 67 and have nasal polyps, sinus disease and asthma for the last ten years. I have had several surgeries for polyp removal, my septum straightened and my left drainage port, (top of the nose) widened. The left side has caused no problems for six years, but the other side makes my life AWFUL.
I do the following self help. Nasal douching, made of warm water and a teaspoon of sea salt. As I pour into one side of my nose, I also sniff it right back into my throat. Then spit it out. That really helps and I've never had a single cold in the last two years. I do this as often as needed. I have so many polyps I have to take steroid drops, but by douching have cut that down to under half the frequency.
I do yoga every day, the inverted positions are invaluable and I eat a diet of 80% fruit and veg. This is a good anti inflammatory diet.
I'm having surgery in two weeks and feel very confident, that once gone, I will keep my nose free of nasties providing I keep up the diet, douching and yoga.
1st of all, thank you all for sharing your experiences and self experimentation. I too have suffered from 25 years of nasal polyps - if I knew then how this would effect my quality of life, I would have cut off my nose. I have had 1 surgery, enjoyed a sense of smell for around 6 months and breathing for a couple of years before the polyps returned. After nasal sprays and on and off Prednesone, I was about to go for the 2nd surgery when I came to this site.
So far, I have tried just about every suggestion here. To summarize -
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - made my nose burn like crazy and bleed, but seemed to reverse the growth - might be a solution if you can stand the cure.
Sinus Wars 13 - seems to dry me out, but no shrinking of the polyps. Still taking it as it doesn't seem to hurt - been on it about a month now.
Manuka Honey - nice honey, bit expensive and might be beneficial to a nasal infection, but didn't seem to shrink the polyps.
Nasal wash - clove oil, salt, baking soda, warm water - helped to clear out some nasal congestion and like the HP 3%, it burnt like crazy so didn't look forward to those washes.
Tea Tree Oil - Ta Da!! It is now about 2 weeks since I started treatment, and I was really hoping this was the one. It doesn't sting the nasal pasages, but it does make me cry as it gets near the eye ducts. Well, the polyps are not gone yet (they started out as really large pushing my nose out and coming out into both nostrils) but I now have days that I can breathe out of my nose! Just like nature intended :-) I am really hopeful that the polyps will keep shrinking. Initially the polyps fought back and enlarged, but after a few days, they started turning to another consistancy and then shrinking. This was not a few days solution for me, but weeks - keep it up every day (qtip with the Tea Tree Oil up the nose several times a day, as mentioned on here - Thank you! ).
That plus - no alcohol and no coffee (both are important to quit so please just do it - drink tea but not Tea Tree :-) and Exercise - so many people are saying that on here, and it is so true. That keeps the gunk flowing. Drink water, of course.
My theory is that there are several causes of these nasty creatures - dry nasal passages, allergies, fungus. They probably have different cures too depending on your cause. I believe the Tea Tree Oil keep the passages moist and probably kills the fungus too. Avoid whatever allergies you have as best as you can too, because all of these cures are based upon letting the body heal. Best breathing to all!
I had tried tree tea oil, and castor oil in the affected nostril with some improvement. This went on for several weeks. I then tried the ACV in steaming hot water, inhaled it for several minutes and had wonderful results. I also started breathing exersizes. I will continue the AVC .
I am 71 now, and have suffered with sinuses for the last 50 years. About three years back, I put in about 7 drops in each nostril for about 10 days before going to sleep. I kept my head facing up for about 10 minutes, and after that, I would turn round and go to sleep. After about 10 days, sinus disappeared.
Having suffered from a return of nasal polpys follwing 2 bouts of surgery I consulted an Ayurvedic doctor and have found this regime really succesful in shrinking them and giving relief. I hope it helps some else as this is a really debilitating condition.
Eat 5-7 raw Basil leaves before breakfast and again before dinner
Get a fresh turmeric finger and hold it over a tea light until it smokes. Make a paper cone and inhale the resulting smoke thru the nostrils to relieve congestion and discharge mucus.
A teaspoon of castor oil taken for 4-7 dys also helps.
Avoid sugery foods and diary products as they feed the condition.
Do some yogic breathing exercises every day.
and the very thing is to make a steam bath as follows
Put several broken Basil leaves and 4 crushed garlic cloves in a basin of boiling water. Add a pinch of turmeric. Put a towel over your head and inhale for 20 mins for real and lasting relief if done daily.
Hi Daniel, I bought my Castor Oil in Whole Foods (formerly Fresh & Wild). It is organic, cold pressed. I have to say, to this day, my nose is completely unblocked. I am doing so well - my confidence is back, no more brain fogginess, sleep well and my nose doesn't look swollen like a professional boxer's one anymore! I wouldn't like to post my email address here, however, could you give me yours and will gladly send you my details. Good luck with ENT - I am determined not to go through another operation. Maybe this remedy will work for you too, best wishes!
I am a migraine and polyp sufferer and I am currently taking the citric acid 1/4 tsp and baking soda 1/4 tsp formula three times a day just over 1.5 months now and yes it works slow, but it works!!! I have not added the other supplements just the citric acid and baking soda.
As a cautionary note I read that you are not to take this solution with antacids specifically those with aluminum. Also mix first with a small amount of water and then add juice after the solution settles. It causes what looks like carbonation so you get a cup full of fizz if you mix it all together at first. The castor oil tastes terrible and I can tolerate just about anything. I did not try applying it to my stomach but that is the route to go if you decide to do so.
got a good story about polyps: seen them go away in 2 wks using these four herbs in liquid or caps: they are sheep sorrel, burdock, turkey rhubarb and slippery elm. you can find many products with this combination. good luck, brenda
EC: Brenda is referring to the herbs commonly known as Essiac Tea.
Vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract
I have read that the roots of the upper teeth can extend into the lower sinus cavities below the eyes. If the roots are infected then the sinus can become infected. I notice my chronic sinus problem flares up when I fall asleep without brushing my teeth. I'm not sure if this is because of allergy to the dental plaque or because bacteria migrate up through the dentin tubules into the sinus. Hope this helps, Steve
About me: I have had chronic sinusitis for around 10 years. I saw a surgeon today and my CT scan shows quite a bit of sinus polyp blockage. I am strongly considering surgery after trying many natural options, but am still looking for a natural preventative. The essiac tea seems like an interesting option, which I have not tried yet.
Vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract
How much of a dose did you take of the garlic?
Vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract
Hello All, Plz need advice urgent. I have been using Tea Tree Oil for 4 days , my polyps getting worse, cannot able to breath, and sleep, Did anyone find that on the first day or two the polyps seemed to get worse? I am trying Tea tree and it getting worse... But I wonder if that is just a process I have to go through. Please any suggest me that should I Continue or stop using, feedback will be very useful. Thank you.
Selenium and Zinc
Just want to check in and report that ever since taking Ted's selenium cure for nasal polyps I have not had sinus issues since :-)
Eliminate Yeast From Diet
Hello other nasal polyp sufferers,
I had nasal polyps for 21 years and have done years of reseach on their causes, and have had just about every medication available,they are all temporary.I had write in as I know how they can affect your life.The real cause of nasal polyps in my case was a yeast allergy. If you change your diet to vegetables, some fruits, and fish and meat you will eradicate your polyps.You must do this for at least three months maybe longer, to eradicate the bad yeast infection in your digestive system, with vitamins and minerals,good luck, greg from aus
I've had sinus polyps for almost 20 years, have had 2 surgeries, steroid injections etc. etc. I went on a diet this summer that consisted of vegetables, fruits, and protein plus olive oil for salads. My polyps have mysteriously disappeared. I have my smell and taste back. I can only think it is diet related. gluten? wheat, yeast? I was so throroughly tested for food allergies so I'm not sure why I've had relief, but I will stay on this food plan.
Its been 3 weeks since starting to treat polyps: allergy identification is crucial. My nasal rinse is 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp glycerin, 4 ounces of thyme tea (just brew thyme like you would any kind of tea for 10 minutes and strain), 28 ounces boiled distilled water. We use a dropper to put squirts in the nostrils, 3-4 times per day. Once in a while we add grapefruit seed extract 2-3 drops to the ounce. Excellent results!!! The thyme tea is antifungal, antiviral. Also has tannins. On Essiac tea also, brewing it at home for little money.. Its no big deal to brew small batches.
The big winner in herbs is this invention of mine: 3 parts tumeric, 3 parts ginger root, 1/2 part horseradish, 1/4 part goldenseal. (example: 3 teaspoons each of tumeric And ginger , half a teaspoon of horseradish , quarter teaspoon goldenseal) All powder forms. Capped in 00 capsules, 8-10 a day. Cheap to do if you cap your own; you can buy this stuff and the essiac tea herbs at "years to your health" here in the metroplex, or online. I have no affilliation there, just been buying there for 20 years. They ship. Husband says the herbal capsules are a huge help. The food testing is great, and for sure he is eating correctly combined foods. (no protein with starch, etc. )He feels awesome and has lost 14 pounds.