You are too familiar with the symptoms of sinus infections. When your nasal passages become infected, you can suffer from sinus pressure, a runny and stuffy nose, headache, cough, halitosis and that nasty yellow or green mucus that keeps draining from your nose even down the back of your throat (postnasal drip).
(Let's just all gag for a second here)
I do feel for you if you suffer from sinus infections regularly.
It is a drag.
However, you CAN get rid of it naturally.
To be clear, I am no medical professional, but you can be glad I am not. I'm a Cert. Nutrition Specialist with over 16 years of experience. If I were a doctor, I would have to write you a prescription for antibiotics or even prescribe your nasal surgery. How insane is that?
How does that main code of doctors honour go? DO NO HARM?
That is right; do no harm. Now I am not sure about you, as I understand it, surgery is 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 is now widely accepted by doctors and hospital officials and frequently quoted in the media.
What we are dealing with here is mucus. Mucus is one of those skin-crawling bodily fluids nobody wants to talk about.
Mucus is quite normal to have in the human body, but if your system is overproducing mucus anywhere, it is a problem.
Now let us 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. However, here is my take on recurrent sinus infections.
There is no other "food" that is more difficult to digest than 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 milk is 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 extremely toxic to our body. It does not 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 lacks 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 of drinking milk can cause are:
Bad 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 collected within our body. Not that we have not 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 fibre, superfoods, and most of all; minerals.
If I could prescribe you a healing protocol for your sinus infection, it would be relatively simple really - Quit Drinking Milk and Stop Eating Animal Products.
I let you soak in that realization now.
Do not worry; most people are in shock after getting told to ditch the milk they have come to love. Nevertheless, let us think about the cow-milk-consumption for a second. We are told to drink cow's milk because it is good for us. After all, it is the world's best food, and we sure cannot live without it.
There is only have one problem with it. Cow's milk is destined to grow an 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, which 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 rarely exists. Yes, here in Switzerland, we do have them, and they are 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 favourite cereal?"
Calm down. You can have your cereal and eat it too! There are multiple delicious plant-based kinds of milk 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 flavours 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!
Keep on Juicing and Stay Healthy
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” Coco Chanel
A laugh-line here, a pouch or a sag there. Is your body mirroring your true age or is it making you seem older than you are? At 40, I caught myself a couple of times examining my reflection more than thoroughly. Is this really me?
Our aging begins when the normal process of cell regeneration and rebuilding slows. This slowdown is caused by the accumulation of waste products in the tissues which interfere with the nourishment of our cells. Because our cells need a constant supply of oxygen and nourishment in the form of minerals and vitamins, we are directly responsible for how we age.
Some of the reasons why cell regeneration can slow down:
If your cells are deprived of nourishment they require, they will start to degenerate and break down. Only healthy and vital cells can successfully replace and rebuild healthy cells. Therefore, if the normal process is diminished, you start to grow old faster and earlier. Even our resistance to diseases will decline and you’ll get sick more often.
There are many components of aging but nutrition, smoking, alcohol and pollutants are the main contributors.
Let’s focus on nutrition; after all, nutrition is my specialty.
Most importantly, focus on efficient elimination! A sluggish metabolism and constipation can and will result in inefficient elimination. You don’t need a vivid imagination to know what kind of mess a backed-up pipe leaves behind. Retention and accumulation of toxic wastes in the tissues will interfere with cell nourishment, which causes disease and premature aging.
Let's start with the bad excuse for a cleanse. The infamous Liquid Diet. You might immediately think of SlimFast. Gosh I hate that crap!
It makes my job as a Nutrition Specialist and Fasting Coach so much harder. You should understand one thing... SlimFast was such an evil product. It's manufactured, it's low quality, loaded with animal protein, and unnatural vitamins and minerals your body can do without.
Not only was it a disgrace of a meal, it also had the word FAST in it. Why? why did they have to do that? So frustrating. Drinking animal slush that is laced with chemicals, artificial coloring, and artificial flavors, isn't meant to FAST with or even safe for consumption!
Fasting is a temporary abstinence from solid foods and also addictive substances like alcohol, coffee, and drugs. This is for therapeutic or even for religious purposes. Not only that, Fasting will support your body by resting the digestive system and relieving pressure on your circulation. As soon as you put solid food into your stomach, you will stop fasting and cleansing. Fasting doesn't work if you cheat by sneaking bites of food here and there.
When you fall asleep, your body switches from an EXTERNAL FUEL (eating) to INTERNAL FUEL (fasting). Specifically, internal fuel is when your body is using carbohydrate reserves and fat depots for fuel. I know it sounds crazy, but your body does that automatically every night. During deep sleep, the body takes everything it needs from within and uses internal energy to cleanse and detoxify the system! By the way, Halitosis (bad breath) and a coated tongue in the morning are signs of detox. For that reason, a coated tongue is a sign of toxicity and therefore a perfect candidate for a fast. Just saying.
To explain, the word "break-fast" comes from Old English and means - BREAKING THE FAST! You are literally breaking your nightly fast with the first bite of muffin or bagel (which seems to be the staple in western countries).
Tell me this, when was the last time you saw a worm in your apple that was bought in the supermarket? You probably can't recall, as it was a very long time ago or never.
The reason why you can't find little critters munching away in your produce isn't hard to guess. Your supermarket only sells the most appealing produce to you. To keep the fruits and vegetables unblemished, farmers douse them with pesticides. So if you buy them in any developed country, you end up eating a lot of pesticides.
Just how big is the danger you ask?
Approximately five billion pounds of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other biocides are being added to the world each year. Remembering that hormones are secreted and act in very minute quantities, you will appreciate the fact that we have enough contaminants to ruin our health many times over.
The New Dirty Dozen warn consumers of the highest pesticide offenders. Apples consistently rank at the top of the list. Some more than 45 different pesticides have been detected on the fruit of sin. Don't be surprised to find a cocktail of pesticides in apples juice, apples sauce and all apple products if not organic.
The New Dirty Dozen List:
Welcome, I'm Mona Marie. I'm helping Women over 40 heal and rediscover their true selves again by igniting a spark and encourage hope. As a Fasting Coach, a Cert. Nutrition Specialist, and a Master Herbalist, I'm thrilled to help you on your way of healing.