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Microbes are very opportunistic and microbes certainly reside in the sinuses. However, microbes in the sinuses are not necessarily the “root cause” of sinusitis. The microbes in the sinuses are more likely a symptom of a deeper systemic problem. The systemic problem may be liver degeneration caused by tapeworms, liver flukes and other parasites, which usually reside in the organs (e.g. the liver) or the stomach in the case of tapeworms. It is these things that weaken the immune system and create a safe haven for microbes to live in the sinuses.
Thus, to deal with sinusitis a person must identify the “root cause,” for their situation, in addition to dealing with the symptoms (i.e. the actual sinus infection).
Page 1 of this article will describe the treatment for sinusitis that will identify the “root cause” of sinusitis (hint: the “root cause” is not necessarily in the sinuses or the root canals). The treatment will lead to a systemic treatment for the “root cause” of the sinusitis and the symptoms of sinusitis.
Page 2 is a continuation of Page 1 and will provide a second option for dealing with sinusitis that is anti-microbial in focus, rather than systemic and “root cause” in focus.
Immediate fixes for serious congestion
First, while you sleep use a vaporizer (far enough away that you don't cough). Put into this vaporizer a cap-full of a chemical (which can be purchased at a pharmacy) such as: Kaz Steam Activated Inhalant. This is critical if you want to sleep.
Second, take a hot shower and make sure the hot water goes on the sides of your head (near your eyes), your forehead and both sides of your nose. This will immediately deal with the sinus pressure.
Third, if a hot shower is not possible, use a hot, wet towel and hold it to the sides of your head (especially on the sides of your eyes), also on both sides of your nose and on your forehead.
Fourth, Use MSM Cream (or DMSO Cream). Rubbing MSM Cream (available at any health food store) on the outside of the nose, on the side of the head near the eyes, and on your forehead will also help reduce inflammation. If you use DMSO Cream instead of MSM Cream it may cause very slight body odor (the user will not be able to smell it).
Another product that may help reduce inflammation by rubbing it on the outside of the nose is Sinus Rejuvination Oil. It can also be put on a finger tip and rubbed inside the nostrils.
The best inhaler I have found is the “Olbas Natural Inhaler.”
Do NOT use nasal sprays as a first resort and if you do use nasal sprays, use them only for a very short time and buy them from a health food store. Control your sinusitis with hot water as your first resort.
The best things to consider to sleep all night are:
1) Sting Nettle (2 pills), (Health Food Store),
2) Sinusalia (2 pills) (Health Food Store),
3) Three Spices Sinus Complex (Health Food Store),
4) Sinus Rejuvination Oil (Health Food Store),
5) Sinol/m Sinus Spray,
6) Olbas Natural Inhaler (Health Food Store),
7) Fucoidan (8-12 ounces 1/2 hour before bed),
8) MSM/LIPH (see MSM/LIPH protocol),
9) Apple Cidar Vinegar (2 or 3 ounces)
Foods To Avoid
The worst food in the world for sinusitis sufferers is chocolate ice cream. In fact, any food with milk in it is going to cause the sinus infection to get worse and could cause a flare-up. Only people with Type A blood can digest dairy products. So the first rule in controlling sinusitis is to avoid dairy products like the plague.
Second, avoid sugar (i.e. refined sugar).
In short, the ideal diet for a sinusitis sufferer is a “whole food” diet where you do not eat any processed foods. However, the diet should not be too high in “greens” as too many greens can cause strokes in a small percentage of people who have a particular genetic defect or have a propensity for strokes.
By controlling the diet the person can probably avoid having severe sinusitis congestion days.
There are two things you need to be concerned about.
First, if you blow your nose too hard this can cause mucus to back up into the nasal area. This can cause the sinuses to become very inflamed.
Second, is over-the-counter nasal sprays, such as Afrin. These nasal sprays, if used for more than a couple of days, can freeze your nasal passages totally closed. You could end up the hospital with a steroid shot. Over the counter chemical, nasal sprays should never be used for more than two days in a row unless they are totally natural. Afrin and other chemical sprays can cause the sinuses to “rebound” and inflame your sinuses totally shut. The ingredient in Afrin, of course, is the most addictive. Every emergency room doctor knows Afrin very well.
As always, use hot water to control your inflammation, not nasal sprays.
Also, learn to blow your nose less frequently, and with less force. Congestion can be caused by severe allergies or by blowing your nose too hard, too often. It can also cause bleeding inside your nasal area.
- “Sniff; don't blow, when you have a Cold. Researchers have found that blowing your nose creates enough pressure to propel mucus into your sinuses. This could worsen congestion in the sinuses and contribute to making you feel lousy when you have a cold. The normal mucus flow is from the front of the nose to the back, and with nose blowing you reverse that.”
One way to blow your nose gently is to begin the motion from the abdomen area, not the nasal area.
Graphical Display of the Sinuses
See this YouTube video to graphically understand why it is so difficult to kill all of the microbes in the sinuses:
As you can see, the eight sinuses are like a system of caves. Getting inside of all of the rooms in the cave, to kill all of the microbes is virtually impossible. However, it gets worse. Even if you could kill all of the microbes in the sinuses there is a good chance the sinusitis will return because the “root cause” of sinusitis is somewhere else, which I will talk about in a moment. To truly cure sinusitis it is necessary to kill all microbes both in the sinus area and in the place of origin of the infection. Thus, colloidal silver, taken orally, as an example, is not going to cure sinusitis. Colloidal silver can help keep the sinusitis under control, but it won't cure the “root cause” because the “root cause” of sinusitis in not even in the sinuses.
The “Root Cause” of Sinusitis
While the treatments in the top section deal with the symptoms of sinusitis, what is the “root cause” of sinusitis?
Let us think, for a moment, about a cruise ship. Suppose you were on a cruise ship and a fire broke out in the engine room and spread to your cabin. Would putting out the fire in your cabin save the ship? Of course not. Sinusitis is the fire in your cabin.
The “root cause” of sinusitis, the “fire in the engine room,” can be anything from black mold to tapeworms to liver flukes, etc. While I used to think that “root canals” in the teeth were the “root cause” of sinusitis, I now understand that root canals cannot introduce the nasty tapeworms, liver flukes, etc. that are the actual “root cause” of sinusitis.
Essentially, the root cause of sinusitis is a microbial infestation in the liver and/or gallbladder and/or pancreas and/or stomach, which can then spread to the sinuses. These microbes cause a liver degeneration or some other type of systemic health issue that allows microbes to thrive. The sequence is this:
1) Black mold, tapeworms, liver flukes, etc. get inside the system,
2) These create an infestation that can weaken the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, etc.,
3) The weakness in the organ(s) weakens the immune system,
4) The weak immune system allows the microbes in the sinuses to thrive.
This four-step process can lead to cancer, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, autism, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and a whole host of other diseases.
Thus, dealing with the sinus infection in your cabin (i.e. nasal area) completely misses the “root cause” of the problem (i.e. the engine room).
In short, the “root cause” of sinusitis is a systemic infection that leads to a weak immune system.
The sinuses are simply one of many “safe havens” for these microbes to live and multiply. The microbes that cause sinusitis can not only be found in the sinuses but also in the liver, the lymph system, the bloodstream and/or in other places.
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