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.
Dr. Mercola explains that sinusitis occurs when cold, allergies or pollution irritate the mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses, making them inflamed. The tiny hairs in the mucous membrane slow down. These are also known as “cilia.” The irritation also stimulates the production of mucus as the body tends to dilute the bacteria. This clogs sinuses, and leads to an infection.
Antibiotics are your first go-to solution for everything, but they do more harm than good to your body. Antibiotic resistance is giving us headache, and we’re still stuck in the middle of nowhere. That’s why you should opt for safer alternatives that don’t destroy your body. Add a few healthy changes to your daily routine, and you will be able to prevent the development of numerous health conditions and treat the ones you already have.
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 sufferers with chronic sinusitis are fungal sensitized. In other words, their immune response is triggered by the fungal organisms they inhaled. That’s why antibiotics are ineffective in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. They are created to destroy bacteria, not fungi. Antibiotics and steroids make the infection even worse as they destroy your body’s natural biological terrain which creates perfect conditions for the growth of fungi.
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