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
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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.