Are you Plagued by Chronic Sinus Infections?
If so, you should know there are ways to treat them without antibiotics.
In fact, taking antibiotics for sinus infections puts you at risk for a chronic condition called sinusitis. Basically a treadmill for sinus infection. One that goes nowhere, but leads to yet another sinus infection.
We recently saw an interview from Dr. Brannick, ND, DC, of the Brannick Clinic of Natural Medicine. She treats many patients naturally for chronic sinus infections and offered some good advice.
“Start by looking at the cause”, Dr. Brannick says.The cause is almost always related to diet, and an imbalance of flora in our gut and lungs.
That’s right. A round of antibiotics destroys the good bacteria not only in our gut but also wipes out the good bacteria in our lungs and weakens the mucus lining. If you are suffering from chronic sinus infections check out these five strategies to help you get at the root cause and heal naturally.
Five Steps to Stopping Chronic Sinus Infections
- Reduce inflammation in the body by finding out if you have allergies to food, gut related illnesses or parasites. There are a number of non-invasive diagnostic tests that you can do at home. Be you own health detective.
- Rinse your sinus cavity daily with a neti pot and saline solution. This will flush the mucus in your nasal passages that contain allergens and other infection causing bacteria.
- Drink plenty of fluids. The more flushing the better.
- Address any nutritional deficiencies that may be weakening your immune system. If your diet is lacking consider taking a supplement to support your overall health.
- Replace your gut flora with probiotics. The most effective and well tested form of probiotics are those strains containing the bacillus spore. If you have been on antibiotics take a therapeutic dose because chances are you have completed wiped out all your good bacteria.
Remember, there are ways to treat sinus infections, even chronic sinusitis without destroying your gut health. It’s time to get off the treadmill.