BY CLAIR WHITTY
Sinus infections are a common problem that can happen at any time of the year. This year I have seen more than crop up than usual. The symptoms can be mild to severe, and can range from a runny nose, nasal congestion or extreme facial pain/pressure. Other symptoms you could experience are headaches, post-nasal drip, a cough, or bad breath.
The causes vary; the infection can be caused by a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. It can be associated with lowered immunity or the long-term consequence of a cold or flu. The problem can be aggravated by foods that create inflammation in the body or ones that create excess mucous. Some of you will experience problems around perfumes, body sprays, pollens, or pet dander. These may aggravate this problem by also increasing inflammation, and causing a histamine response in the body.
So, where to start? I think it would be wise to start with the diet and leave out potential problem foods like dairy, sugar, alcohol, wheat, and red meats. Reducing smoking is advisalable too. This should take some pressure off of the immune system. Top up the gut microbiome with a supplement like Udo’s Choice Super 8, especially if you had antibiotics recently. Up to 80% of your immune system is found in the gut.
Irish Botanica All Seasons Complex is a liquid herbal supplement. It’s a supplement that is particularly useful to help relief the discomfort associated with hayfever and sinus problems. It’s especially good if your symptoms are aggravated by airborne allergens, particularly pollen from weeds, shrubs, and trees that are present throughout the year. Irish Botanica All Seasons Complex is a botanical blend of natural ingredients, including Magnolia, Astragulus, Angelica, and Peppermint. It was a popular supplement this year for hayfever sufferers and is becoming a popular choice for people who experience sinus problems associated with airborne allergens. It would combine well with Irish Botanica Echinacea and some good gut bacteria to help you fight infection faster.
Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. Include garlic, oregano, and ginger in your cooking. Try Pukka Elderberry and Echinacea tea for immune support. A steam inhalation with lavender and eucalyptus can help relieve symptoms as well.
I hope you can find a solution in the above remedies. Shop online www.naturalhealthstore.ie