You don’t have to forego pancakes when you give up foods like wheat, sugar, and yeast. There is a healthier way to prepare almost anything! It just takes some time and patience. See recipe at the bottom. Enjoy!
8 Natural Remedies for a Sinus Infection
1) Remove sugar, wheat, corn, yeast, soy, peanuts, and processed foods from your diet. These types of foods feed fungus, and according to the Mayo clinic, 96% of all sinus infections are fungal in nature. So don’t feed it! Which brings us to number two….
2) Take an anti-fungal! Since almost all sinus infections are proven to be fungal in nature, add natural anti-fungals like apple cider vinegar, caprylic acid, garlic, sinus defense, citripdrops (you can put these in your water as well as irrigate your sinuses with it) coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract. Colostrum is extremely important as it not only kills pathogens naturally but heals and seals a leaky gut (colostrum by sovereign laboratories is the one I use). You may even require a prescription anti-fungal for a month or so. Rotate these anti-fungals as fungus can become accustomed to one and learn how to survive around it.
3) Start taking a good probiotic to restore the flora balance in your digestive system. If you have ever been on an antibiotic this is crucial. Antibiotics wipe out the good bacteria in your intestines (where 80% of your immune system lies) so it’s important you replace it. Research shows you should heal your gut (again this is where colostrum comes in) before starting your probiotic.
4) Check your environment – do you have any leaks or suspect you live in a moldy environment? Fix leaks and add a quality air filter to your home. Microbalance also has wonderful products to rid your clothes, home and even your pet of mold spores. Click here so learn about Microbalance products.
5 Take a good digestive enzyme with your meals. Digestive enzymes improve your body’s ability to breakdown food, as well as promote a healthy gut, which remember is where most of your immune system lies.
6) Your mother was right! Eat some chicken soup! Not the store bought cans of soup but the real thing made from scratch. The method in in making homemade chicken stock is to not let any of the chicken go to waste. You boil the carcass (or the whole chicken) and let it simmer with spices and vegetables for about four hours. This process produces one of the most healing foods there is. Chicken contains cysteine which thins mucus so it can expel easier. It has also been proven to heal the lining of the stomach. Consider adding this staple when you feel a sinus infection coming on.
7) Irrigate your sinuses with a saline solution. This will help flush out any bacteria or fungus from your sinuses. The Neil Med irrigator works well for this. There are also probiotics on the market now for the sinuses. People who have chronic sinus issues seem to lack a healthy bacteria called lactobacillus Sakei.
8) Pray – In my opinion this should be first, but I didn’t want to lose anyone right from the beginning who are not spiritual. God created our bodies and he knows how to heal them. He is interested in not just your spiritual side but the physical part of you as well. Pray for direction on healing, he is a God of restoration! Once you help yourself, help others! There is healing in itself when you come outside of yourself and reach out to help others. When we don’t feel well we tend to have trouble thinking beyond how we “feel” and this is not healthy!
NOTE: I am not opposed to antibiotics as in many cases they saves lives. This is also not to replace your physician’s advice. It’s important for people to be in charge and informed of their health. If you do get that prescription for antibiotics don’t forget to take those probiotics as well, as the antibiotics will deplete your gut flora. It would also be a good time for add those antifungals in as well as antibiotics feed fungus. Disclaimer – I am not a doctor, I can not recommend any supplement or treatment plan, I can only share what works for me. Also, I was not compensated in any way for this post. My opinions are all my own. Check with your doctor before starting any new diet or supplement. I was not compensated for this post, but there are affiliate links in which I get a percentage on sales. Opinions are all my own, and I would never recommend any supplement or brand I didn’t personally love and benefit from.
- • 2 organic eggs
- • 1 tbsp of coconut oil or melted butter
- • ½ tsp vanilla
- • 1 tbsp xylitol
- • ½ cup almond flour Plus one tbsp if you like thicker pancakes
- • ½ cup tapioca flour
- • ¼ cup light coconut milk
- • Pinch of salt
- • Top with pecans and cinnamon (optional)
- • ½ cup fresh blueberries
- • Homemade whipped cream click here for recipe
- Makes 5 -6 pancakes.
- Combine all ingredients and pour into preheated, buttered frying pan. You can also use coconut oil to grease pan. Turn pancakes once they start to bubble and cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.
- For Homemade whipped Cream recipe click here