Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal sinuses, and affects over 37 million Americans each year. The sinus infection can be acute and chronic, and may last up to several months or even years if not treated on time.
“typically occurs when the mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses become irritated by a cold, allergy, or pollution, for example, which then cause them to become inflamed. Once inflamed, the motion of your cilia (the tiny hairs that coat the mucous membranes and are responsible for moving mucus over their surfaces) slows down.
At the same time, the irritation stimulates your mucous glands to secrete more mucus than usual to dilute the bacteria. As a result, mucus gets trapped in your sinuses, where it can easily become infected,” said Dr. Mercola.
Sinusitis is always treated with antibiotics, but this type of therapy only covers up the symptoms, and the root of the problem is still here.
Here are some of the most common signs of sinusitis:
- Runny nose
- Thick nasal discharge
- Nasal congestion
- Swelling/Pain in the face area
- Head congestion
- Poor sense of taste and smell
- Post-nasal drips
Experts believe that the chronic infection is nothing but an immune disorder triggered by fungus. According to the findings of a 1999 study conducted by experts at the Mayo Clinic, “96 percent of the people who suffer from chronic sinusitis are ‘fungal sensitized,’ meaning they have immune responses triggered by inhaled fungal organisms!
This explains why antibiotics are so ineffective for chronic sinusitis as they target bacteria, NOT fungi. Antibiotics and steroids can actually worsen fungal-related infections by destroying your body’s natural biological terrain, creating an internal incubation ground for further fungal growth.”
Most sufferers have fungi in the mucus lining. Fungus and mold spored can be inhaled from air. If you’re susceptible to chronic sinusitis, you will also experience an immune response to the fungus, and eventually get stuck with sinusitis.
Researchers also believe that the inflammation and swelling can be reduced by fungicide.
The good news is that you can also prevent sinusitis and boost your immunity by accepting some of the guidelines we have offered. Here’s how to get rid of all the fungus from your body and create an antifungal environment in your body.
- Fungus feeds on grains and sugar, meaning you should limit the intake of these products
- Exercise every day in order to stimulate the flow of air, and cleanse the mucus to relieve its way in the sinuses. This will also reduce your risk of developing an infection
- Eat more fish or take cod liver oil every day. This will give you the needed amount of omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, and also relieve the symptoms of the infection
- Coocnut oil made with dried coconuts or copras is rich in lauric acid, and provides a strong antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal effect
- Avoid products contaminated with mycotoxins (fungal toxins)
- Wash your nasal cavities with a saline solution
- Aromatherapies work great, and you can also add essential oils for a maximum effect
Source: Healthy Food House