Health Tips

SINUS PROBLEMS

Many of us suffer from sinus and it spoils the beauty of spring and summer. Sinus occurs when the air filled spaces in the bones behind the cheeks and forehead and around the eyes become inflamed, swollen and blocked. The cause can be allergy, infection, irritation, atmospheric pressure changes or an obstruction. Inflammation in this area is called sinusitis.

Symptoms are a blocked nose and congestion with pressure inside the face, persistent pain and swelling behind the nose and above the eyes or headaches.

If the problem is not attended to then it can develop into tenderness in that area, postnasal drip leading to cough, bad breath, impaired sense of taste and smell, sinus pain, yellow or green mucus or a high temperature.

Inflammation can occur due to infection such as a cold, allergy sensitivity to pollens, dust mites, moulds, pollution, cigarettes, chemicals, foods, animals etc. dental infections, changing air pressure in the ears from activities such as swimming or even high stress levels.

Although congestion can be relieved by decongestants it is possible to become reliant on these. There are many natural products that you can use to relieve sinus in conjunction with proper diet.

Vitamin C in high doses is important but be careful as this vitamin in excess can cause diarrhoea. Bioflavonoids, rutin, hesperidin, citrin, garlic, Vitamin A (take care as this vitamin in large doses can be toxic) also help. Honey is good, Calcium lactate, Bee Pollen (but not if you are allergic to pollen), Brewer’s Yeast (but not if you have allergies here) which is high in Vitamin B which fights infection, B6 which is a natural antihistamine, Vitamin E and Zinc. Manna C by Mannatech works well for some.

Juices that are good to drink are lemon, black currant, orange, pineapple, carrot, beet, tomato, green pepper, watercress, small doses added to vegetable juice of onion and garlic juice. Good herbal teas are rose hip, chamomile, peppermint, lemon grass, ginger, and sage.

We can do a sensitivity test to tell you exactly what you are sensitive to and suggest supplements which will not only help alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms but minimise the congestion long term.

HOW IS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM? TEST YOURSELF

Have you been feeling tired lately? Maybe had a sniffle or two? Could be that your immunity is low. The following questions are a guide to test yourself to see if your immunity is functioning well or if there are some areas that could use improvement.

• Do you have a lot of viral infections?
• Do you have bronchitis often?
• Do you have different skin infections often?
• Do you have recurring Candida or other yeast infections?
• Have you been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr?
• Do you have herpes? Or cold sores?
• Do you have a lot of colds and flu?
• Do you get cystitis a lot?
• Do you get a lot of upper respiratory tract infections or get an inflamed throat often?
• Do you get sinus, ear infections, or sore throats on a fairly regular basis?
• Have you been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
• Do you feel you have no stamina or resistance when you are under stress?
• Do you often feel low on energy?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions then you are suffering from immune dysfunction. There are many natural products available now that can very quickly boost your immunity. A lot of research has been done in the last 50 years regarding this topic and unfortunately the results of the research are often not made known to the general public, or if they are, people do not know where to look for the information.

Recently we have been doing a lot of work in this area to bring new products to our clients. We are able to access products in both Australia and overseas which may be able to help in your specific areas of need. These are not often available to the general public in health food stores. If you have been feeling below par, contact us on 0414680713 and let us help you work out which of these products are right for you.

These products are available for purchase from us although we do not sell vitamins.

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