It is winter once again in Australia and with the cold, rainy and often windy weather we are seeing the usual increase in colds and flu infections.
If you’re finding that you always seem to be the one at work who gets sick, you need to bolster your immune system. You can read about that in other articles, in this article, we want to talk about how you can beat a sinus infection faster when it does crop up.
Our first recommendation is to immediately remove all dairy from your diet. Don’t worry, it’s a temporary measure. The lactose in dairy not only contributes to candida yeast proliferation (inside and out), it is also a bit rough on the digestive system, which directly affects your immune function. Replace with calcium enriched soy and rice products and nuts and green vegetables. We don’t recommend relying on calcium supplements alone as there is evidence to suggest that calcium supplements don’t push the calcium where it is needed (bones, dentition etc).
Completely avoid junk and fast food. Not only are these foods usually too fatty and too salty, they don’t contain the nutrients your body needs to conquer the sinus infection.
Twice daily, squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water and drink it slowly. Ironically, when lemon juice is absorbed and converted by your body, it helps to return your body to its natural alkaline state. By doing this, you’re speeding up your body’s ability to fight germs and the toxins they produce, which in turn create an acidic environment in your body.
Avoid chocolate unless it’s dark chocolate.
Cook using extra virgin olive oil – it assists in scraping candida yeast from the intestinal tracts.
Consume more water than usual, especially in the mornings just after waking up.
Lastly, drink chamomile tea. If you’re not a fan of the tea’s flavour, add some honey to the tea to sweeten it. Chamomile tea is one of the strongest known anti-microbial herbs known and it’s perfectly safe.