Question by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand)
It is necessary to alkalize yourself, in your condition I would imagine to be somewhat of a strong acidosis condition, so this would be about between 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken 2 times a day. A more better formula is to take that with citric acid, such as 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, if you can find the citric acid! Once the body is more alkalized the fungus cannot grow. I have found rather by trial and error that certain kinds of viruses, and possibly fungus resides deep in the body's system where certain supplements are hard to reach, in which case I also found that only of BHT 2000 mg taken for only 3 days completely stopped most of the sinus and mucus issue. But it must be remembered that not all microbes do get killed with any one single supplements. But it is worth a try, at least for me. Some people I found have almost nonexistent iodine level as being the cause of chronic sinus. So taking kelp capsules as an iodine source will help, but it just takes a little time, by raising the body's own immune system. Zinc also help the same, and taken at weekly dose of zinc gluconate, 50 mg. For borax the typical dose is once or twice a week at 1/8 teaspoon in one liter of water or 1/4 teaspoon in one liter of water, plus several of drops of hydrogen peroxide (about 10 drops 3% H2O2 per liter). For Nasal irrigator the best one that is safe and non controversial is sea salt mixed with water. The concentration of sea salt should have the same salinity as your tears. Some people do add borax, but the amount the add is quite small, such as 50 mg per 50 cc. of water, well dissolved, should be relatively small. If not all is dissolved, remove the portion that does not dissolve.
In summary the one's I have best experience, at least for me, from sinus problems is the BHT, N Acetyl Cysteine, Borax, vitamin C sodium ascorbate and baking soda. The best one for me is the BHT, but again, I used BHT to prevent bird flu, which apparently some viruses are now displaying properties of bird flu viruses, by residing in the brain and neural regions, preventing the body's immune system from killing off the virus. Viruse do evolve by exchanging DNA, across species by what scientist refer to as horizontal gene transfer. Try to avoid coffee and replace them with green tea, UNSUGARED, and NO MILK. They do have antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties in green tea and may help the sinus condition as they have anti-fungal properties too."
2005: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "My father cured his sinus problems by taking large dosages of vitamin C for about 1-2 months. I had the same sinus problem and vitamin C did indeed work - it runs in the family, I guess.
Mayo Clinic some years ago did a study on sinus infections and its causes. It turns out that a large majority of people who have sinus issues had a fungus infection in their sinus areas. The cause turns out that it came from mildew and fungus of the carpets. If you clean the carpet or remove it that might just help the problem. Also, drinking diluted tea tree oil, thyme oil, might complement by clearing the blood area as well.
Yes, tea tree oil (it is anti-fungal) in dilution will help with sinus issues and is the one that produce the least irritation. A product called Sinus Buster is reported to do very well. The product is patented and uses diluted cayenne peppers to put in sinus area. However, there are other that have similar properties, such as white thyme oil, wild oregano (they are hot - so be careful), and eucalyptus oils. Some people use colloidal silver and mix these along with diluted tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil. This is reported to have worked well. Every time I have a sinus problems, I chew pure menthol crystals and breathe the fumes from my mouth and into my nose. This might also help your sinuses. My sister had an allergy problems for nearly 10 years, and somewhat of sinus problems. That was cured using N-Acetylcysteine.Vinegar is reported to to destroy fungus and have anti-fungal properties, therefore a using a humidifier and breathing in pure vinegar (5% acetic acid) might also help destroy the fungus. Ozone has been reportedly helpful with sinus provided it is used in conjunction with other materials reported here. Ozone destroys fungus and sinus would be relieved.EC: *** Read Ted's Extensive Q&A about treating Sinus Infections.***
Replied by Mark (Las Vegas, NV) on 02/16/2011
I have been in the healthiet period of my life before that. I had sinus infections colds etc... Most of my life.
3 Years ago after two sinus infections in a row. I learned about urine therapy. My sinus infection going into my chest was beaten in less than a week with urine theapy. Both drinking and in Neti Pot.
Since that time. I have been very healthy maybe only getting a mild winter cold that I get rid of in a few days by staying on Urine Therapy.
I alwasy noticed that when ever I took vitiamin C it would ALWASY prolong the illness. Only once or twice using Emer____-C did it not do that. But I don't like that formula either.
I read how important C was I also read Ted's formula of Mixing Ascorbic Acid with Baking Soda.
I started out with 1, 000 miligrams of C with the baking soda. And moved it up. Daily untill basclly I got really sick (taking about 10000-12000mg a day) Which was what I was trying to avoid in the first place.
As long as I was taking Vitamin C I could not get well. As soon as I stopped taking it I started getting better.
1) I believe it actualy MADE ME get flu like symtoms.
2) I know for a fact it gave me gas, boating and intestional problems as well.
To all of those people reading about high Vitamin C dosages beery careful it can make you very miserable and sick.
And to those saying it was probably a healing crisis. Let me say that when you 100% healthy with no complaints, feeling good, lot's of energy... Why would I want or need a healing crisis. In other words I should hae just passed on the C.
So my lesson learned is if it's not broken don't fix it (does not mean you can't take step for mainanance and health, but don't but your body through a crisis if you don't have to). And we all respond differently.
Sure C in moderation. But it's still best to get it naturally from fruit because of the bioflavinoids and you body will not have the adverse reactions."
03/18/2011: Paulina from Helsinki, Finland replies: "that's not true. YOU CAN'T OVERDOSE VITAMIN C AND IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS, your immune system can get only stronger, bad bacteria in kidneys, intestins & reproductive passages are going to be killed! And you may sneeze as a effect your body is fighting infection, which is much beter than not sneezing while the body is not fighting anything! "
04/08/2011: Sinussufferer from Chicago, Illinois, Us replies: "Ted mentions using baking soda with citric acid and also salt water (Sodium Chloride) solution.
The following ingredients are better at fighting sinusitis:
- Sodium Chlorite: Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride) as microbe inhibiting properties. A better alternative at inhibiting microbes is Sodium Chlorite. Sodium Chlorite is added to packaged meat because of its ability to inhibit bacterial growth. Also acidified sodium chlorite used in Sinox produces Chlorine Dioxide which is shown to kill a wide range of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, spores, yeast, fungus, slime colonies, etc. Chloride Dioxide does all this without damaging human tissue.
- Sodium Carbonate is better than Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda). The buildup of mucus puts pressure on the sinus cavity wall which causes pain. When acidified, Sodium Carbonate helps loosen persistent mucus, thereby relieving the pressure on the sinus cavity wall and reducing pain. Baking soda tends to be more irritating to the sinuses.
- Ingredients should be mixed with Lactic, Citric and Phosphoric acids which help maintain the ph of the final solution to the slightly-acidic 6. 3-6. 8 level.
There are hi-tech nasal sprays available that contain these chemicals in the correct proportion and help alleviate the problems caused by Sinusitis.
04/10/2011: Alaskamidwife from Anchorage, Alaska, Usa replies: "Just FYI, on super high dose vitamin C. There ARE some side effects. It can loosen the stools. It should be avoided in early pregnancy for risk of miscarraige.
Replied by Inga (Rome) on 04/07/2012
Other thought is that all artificial vitamins and supplement other then those that come in natural forms of fruits and vegetables and other foods are dangrously concentrated and it is never known how much of any is safe, besides they are not LIVE they are DEAD so they don't bring you any benefits rather then possible concerns.
Replied by Ohreally? (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/01/2012
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Replied by John (Australia) on 02/23/2016
each day mg
BTW, NAC works really good with breaking up/drying mucus, super effective just taking 1000mg really worked within hours. Vitamin C and alkalizing formulas seem to take longer but I take those daily to support my general wellbeing anyways.
I already ordered kelp as I suspect iodine deficiency also. Hopefully I can cure the bad breath I get from post nasal mucus and possibly fungal related sinus infection. I will try neti pot in near future also.
Replied by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 02/24/2016