Treating Sinusitis Naturally and Effectively
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis and have been through multiple courses of antibiotics then you know the ills of the antibiotic approach. The antibiotics leave you with intestinal problems and often yeast infections, while they only get rid of the sinus infection for 6 months or so. The next time it comes back, you have to try a different antibiotic and this one will cost more and make you feel worse. Why is this cycle escalating?
Antibiotics Do More Harm Than Good
Unfortunately, the antibiotic solution does more harm than good. It shifts the fauna and flora of bacteria in your sinuses to the ones that are not so easily killed by the antibiotics, and leaves you with a more formidable foe after each round. Additionally, the antibiotics are taken systemically, which means that they are coursing through your entire body when you only need them in your sinuses. This distorts all of the fauna in your body and can lead to a yeast infection. What’s a sinus sufferer to do?
The problem is two-fold. First, you are fighting what is a symbiotic relationship of fungus and bacteria with an active agent that kills ONLY the bacteria. Second, the active agent that you are using to kill the bacteria kills only some of the bacteria. The ones that are not susceptible to your chosen antibiotic will take over the feeding grounds of the ones that you have killed, leaving you with a fauna of germs that you cannot kill.
Let’s explore the first point. Your sinuses are host to many fungi. They thrive on the muco-polysaccharides (mucus) that line your sinus passage and produce exotoxins that irritate the sinus membranes. Your immune system does its best to kill these invaders but this is a constant battle, for every breath that you take will contain molds. What makes this problem worse is the fact that the fungus acts as a platform of insulation on which the bacteria can live and thrive. The bacteria can digest the conversion of the muco-polysaccharides by the fungus and live on top of them. In this manner, they are insulated from your immune system and from the drugs that you would take to reach them by distribution through your micro-capillary bed.
So, you see, approaching the problem of sinusitis with merely an antibiotic to kill the bacteria would be only half the solution. You need an anti-fungal as well to attenuate the population of molds (fungi) that inhabit your sinuses. For it is these molds that insulate the bacteria, keeping them out of reach of your immune system.
Choose an Anti-Microbial That Kills All of the Bacteria
Now for the second part. It is very important to choose an anti-microbial that will kill ALL the bacteria. Antibiotics work in three discrete manners and can kill three different groups of bacteria. Each type of antibiotic will kill only a portion of the fauna leaving the survivors to take over the nutritional sinus tissue that the bacteria which you killed have abandoned. What you want is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial that kills all types of bacteria as evenly as possible so that you don’t just kill the easy ones.
Clinical studies have shown that an enhanced aqueous colloid of silver (EACS) of 35 parts per million or more, is able to terminate sinus infections in a week or less and this is far better than sinus surgery or antibiotics. What’s more, it can be sprayed directly into the sinuses, so it doesn’t have to be taken systemically. You apply it only where the infection is occurring, in your sinuses. To reach the deeper sinuses, it is best to use a Neti Pot. You can fill your sinuses with the solution and then close off your nose with your fingers. Sitting this way for 10 or more minutes will kill more bacteria and fungus than a week of antibiotics.
The Right Concentration with the Right Protocol
Of course, since you have a sinus infection, the mucosal flow is pretty large. This will flush the antimicrobial from the area in less than 10 minutes. If it’s not there, it’s not working. It is absolutely paramount to the success of this therapy that you spray every 20 to 30 minutes. Using the Neti Pot in the morning and evening for 10 minutes is also advised. Bacteria and fungus can double in number every 20 minutes.
The balanced holistic approach to sinusitis rests with using the right active agent, in the right concentration, in the right place and with the right protocol. If this is done, you will attenuate the fungus and the bacteria while not shifting the fauna and flora. You will re-establish the balance of power in your sinuses. I suggest that you look for an enhanced aqueous silver colloid product that offers sinus relief or some Super Neti-Juice for your neti pot. Colloids that espouse concentrations of 250ppm and 500ppm are compounded and in my testing have performed horribly. Look for 35ppm to 50ppm pure colloids.
Over the past 20 years, Steven Frank has directed and participated in more than a dozen clinical studies, written numerous papers, articles and books relating to natural solutions for health. His many hours in the clinics and labs have generated patents on respiratory antisepsis and enhancement of colloids.