You’re too familiar with the symptoms of sinus infections. When your nasal passages become infected you can suffer from sinus pressure behind the eyes and cheeks, a runny and stuffy nose that last forever, headache, cough, halitosis and that nasty yellow or green mucus that keeps draining from your nose and even down the back of your throat (postnasal drip).
(Let's just all gag for a second here)
I really do feel for you if you suffer from sinus infections regularly.
It’s a drag.
But here’s the thing, you CAN in fact get rid of it naturally.
To be clear, I’m no medical professional, but you can be glad I’m not. I'm a Cert. Nutrition Specialist with over 16 years of experience. If I would be a doctor, I would have to write you a prescription for antibiotics or even prescribe you nasal surgery. How insane is that?
How does that main code of doctors honor go? DO NO HARM?
That’s right, do no harm. Now I’m not sure about you, but in my world, surgery is quite a big deal. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which stated that up to 98’000 people a year die because of mistakes in hospitals. Yes, the number was initially disputed, but it’s now widely accepted by doctors and hospital officials 2014 and quoted constantly in the media.
What we’re really dealing with here is mucus. Mucus is one of those skin-crawling bodily fluids nobody wants to talk about.
Actually, mucus is quite normal to have in the human body, but if your system is overproducing mucus anywhere, it’s a problem.
Now let’s ask us the question, what external influence could trigger my body to produce excess mucus?
Yes, it could be an allergy, toxins, smoke or anything irritating. But her’s my take on recurrent sinus infections.
There’s no other “food” that is more difficult to digest then milk. Casein, which accounts for approximately 80% of the protein found in milk, immediately clumps together once it enters the stomach, making digestion very difficult. Furthermore, the most popular store-bought milks are homogenized. Homogenization suspends the milk-fat particles to prevent the fat from floating to the top. Homogenization introduces air into the milk and oxidizes the fatty substance, creating free radicals which are extremely toxic to our body. It doesn’t stop there: now the milk gets pasteurized at high temperatures to kill bacteria. As you know from canning, high temperatures destroy enzymes. In short, milk sold in stores not only lack precious life-force, but the milk-fat is oxidized and the quality of the proteins is changed due to pasteurization. Milk is the worst type of food, for kids and adults alike.
Some of the side effects drinking milk can cause are:
Wrong eating habits we have come to love are killing us. Animal protein and starchy grains like flour products become sticky glue in our system, which leads to a clogged up body with pus, mucus, toxins, and foreign matter. Mucus and toxins from GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) processed foods lead to inflammations and cell death in our system. We demand too much from our bodies as we live our hectic and stressful lives.
A disease “symptom” is nothing else than the manifestation of poison and waste matter which has collected within our body. Not that we haven’t been warned for years by headaches, migraines, pain, obesity, and brain fog, but enough is enough.
The discomforts of diseases are nothing but symptoms of detoxification. Our body’s sole goal is to keep us clean by eliminating waste, and here we are suppressing our body’s efforts of cleansing/healing with drugs and more garbage (food). In our high tech and pharmaceutical age, the simple facts of human healing are overlooked or have been forgotten. We keep depriving our bodies of sunshine, natural clean spring water, ocean water (swimming), fresh air, outdoor exercise and organic plant based foods. We lack vitamin D (actually a hormone), enzymes, vitamins, raw fiber, superfoods, and most of all; minerals.
If I could prescribe you a healing protocol for your sinus infection, it would be quite simple really - Quit Drinking Milk and Stop Eating Animal Products
I let you soak in that realization now.
Don’t worry, most people are in shock after they get told to ditch the milk they have come to love. But let’s think about the cow-milk-consumption for a second. We are told to drink cow's milk because it’s good for us, because it’s the world’s best food and we sure can’t live without it.
I only have one problem with it. Cow’s milk is destined to grow a 80 pound calf into a 1300 pound cow within two years. Ever wonder why our kids grow so quickly these days and why childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years? After two years old, children even stop producing lactase, the enzyme that helps us digest lactose in milk.
In 2012, more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese!
You can argue with me till the cows come home, but the truth is “udderly” simple! Cow’s milk is not fit for human consumption any longer. The raw, healthy, grass-fed cow, that lived on nothing but healthy organic pastures, does rarely exist. Yes, here in Switzerland, we do have them, and they’re not fed any hormones, antibiotics or grains. Still, no matter how you look at it, children to develop health problems like tonsillitis, ear infections and asthma because of it.
I hear your desperation.
“But, how am I going to eat my favorite cereal?”
Calm down, you can have your cereal and eat it too! There are multiple delicious plant-based milk choices to pick from.
The best part is, you can make most of them at home, for little money!
Recipe: Almond Milk
Use a High-Speed Blender like Vitamix
There you have it! Easy as Almond Milk!
Experiment with flavors like, chocolate or cinnamon, cardamom or any spice you like. You could also use a little less water, about 3 cups, to make a deliciously creamy almond milk creamer for teas and coffee.
If you have questions, comments or angry outburst, please comment!
Stay Healthy and Keep Juicing!
Monika, Juice Fasting Maven
Hi, I'm Monika. I'm a Mother to two teenage boys. I'm married for 22 years. As a Nutrition Specialist, I have researched and practiced European Fasting Traditions for almost two decades, and this wisdom I'm thrilled to share with you.