By Peter Melamed, Ph.D.
If you are one from the 37 millions of the Americans who suffer from recurrent sinusitis, you can try a non-drug approach for your condition. I do not explain you symptoms of the recurrent sinusitis you know them pretty well. However, I want to tell you why the previous treatment did not work.
A human being has the self-healing mechanism to move congested or infected stuff out from the body. A human being can fight with infection and inflammation with the help of immune system. We live in a pharmaceutical world with the “anti” drugs: antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, anti-congestions, anti-mucous, anti-fever, anti-cough, anti-sneezing medicines. Using these drugs causes chaos in the natural way of healing process leading to chronic forms of the sinusitis. Do not catch me here. If the patient has elevated fever, yellow discharges, and severe pain, antibiotics are the choice. Unfortunately, antibiotics are overused in the recurrent sinusitis. It leads to a few problems.
Antibiotics are toxic drugs not only for harmful bacteria in your nose but for many systems and cells in the body. Antibiotics severely affect immune system-our primarily defense mechanism.
According to Centers of the Disease Control in Atlanta, antibiotics have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. “Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases. However, these drugs have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections.”
Antibiotics destroy beneficial intestinal bacteria, which are responsible for proper digestion, immunity, metabolism, hormones, mood and what is critical suppress to growth the opportunistic infection such as Candida-yeast. The report in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings noted that previously “fungus allergy was thought to be involved in less than 10 percent of cases… our studies indicate, in fact, fungus is likely the cause of nearly all of these problems and that it is not an allergic reaction but an immune reaction.”
Sorry to say, the multiple antibiotics treatments exacerbate the underlying yeast infection in your sinuses, leading to more swelling and blockages and, therefore, more attacks of bacterial infections. This is why the sinusitis in the U.S. usually becomes chronic and affects millions of the Americans in the same way as recurrent UTI, chronic vaginal yeast problems, digestive disorders, IBS, skin rashes, mood swings, chronic fatigue, etc. Remember that the recurrent sinusitis may simply be an indication of an underlying body wide Candida-yeast overgrowth and it has to be treated first by restoring our body’s natural anti Candida mechnisms.
Yeast, fungus, mold are the smartest microorganisms in the human body. Where they overgrow, it supposes to be dark, wet, warm environment. In the human body, Candida-yeast grows in the nose, sinuses, ears, throat, vagina, and prostate, but mostly in the colon after beneficial intestinal bacteria is killed by antibiotics. Yeasts make colonies, which is covered by biofilm to resist to other microorganisms.
In the jungle of the Internet, there are thousands of websites, which promise “Kill Candida fast,” “Eliminate Candida forever.” It is marketing tools or ignorance. Candida-yeast is a natural part of the intestinal flora. From food, air, water, through skin Candida-yeast consistently penetrates to our body. Even if you kill Candida by medication, silver, herbs, or supplements, without repairing the natural defence mechanisms, which control the growth of yeast, Candida will multiply and take over GI tract again and again.
Our natural anti Candida mechanisms are very complicated and include strong stomach acid, good quality of the pancreatic digestive enzymes, an intestinal secretion that wash out microorganisms, healthy immune system, and beneficial intestinal bacteria.
“I will take probiotics and drink yogurt” you can tell. If you read on label “Life and Active Cultures,” it means that yogurt required to meet a quota of life cultures 100 million or for frozen yogurt 10 million living bacteria at the time of manufacture. Yogurt is delicious, and it is good for healthy individuals, but not for treatment of the Candida-yeast overgrowth. If the Candida-yeast makes massive colonies in the large intestine covered by the biofilm, even good quality (expensive) probiotics do not have the possibility to attach to the colon wall and reside there.
Remove Candida and re-establish beneficial intestinal bacteria are not simple, but possible if a person undergoes the Anti-Candida European Whole Body Cleansing Program. You can get more info here
How is about yeast that lives in the sinuses? We use the time proven flushing of the nose with spicy herbs or their essential oils, or vapor inhalation. It helps to drain out the thick biofilm and copious mucus, kills the Candida without damage the human cells, decreases inflammation, and pain. We teach our patient how to blow one’s nose and how to do the healing exercises to promote the nasal discharge moves out.
Next, time-proven, non-drug treatment of the recurrent sinusitis is acupuncture. For kids, we use the non-needle technique. Acupuncture opens the nasal passages, boosts immunity, restores the feeling of smell.
People with the congested nose have used heat for the hundreds of years. Heat procedures in the Biotherapy clinic improve microcirculation and cellular immunity.
Besides, we use high quality nutritional supplements to make the discharges thin, and easy come out, dissolve the biofilm in the sinuses and large intestine, normalize immune respond, reduce consequence of the Candida-yeast overgrowth, etc.
By our decade’s practical experience, we have seen that the most persons with chronic sinusitis suffer from food allergy and food sensitivity. Healing Food Consultations is critical. The diet is undoubtedly our best, safest, and cheapest form of alternative medicine.
In case of the chronic recurrent sinusitis, patients at Biotherapy Clinic typically get the long-standing improvement by using non-drug, non-knife, safe and efficient methods of alternative medicine.
The first consultation is free. The choice is up to you.