Sinus Problems Relief on Its Way
Is your head throbbing from sinus problems? Have all of the solutions you’ve tried so far failed? Don’t give up. Look for other answers to this problem. Expand your search into the holistic, natural approaches that relieve sinus problems.
After all your sinuses connect to the rest of your body via the blood stream, immune and glandular systems.
If you have neglected your health in general you’re due for a tune up. That gives the sinus problems a much better chance to heal.
See if you need to make improvements in any of these 4 arenas of health:
Daily living habits
Condition of your environment
Nutritional support of your body, including food and supplements
Let’s take a look at each of these areas of health and see if there’s room for improvement.
Step 1 Healthy Living Habits
To prevent sinus problems be sure to sleep 7-9 hours per night. Most of us think it’s impossible to sleep that long. How will we ever get everything done? Give it a try. You may be surprised at how much better you feel and how much more efficient you are just from getting a few more hours sleep each night.
Also learn to prioritize so you do the most important tasks each day. Make sleeping adequately to refresh you a high priority without any guilt feelings attached to it. Our society tends to value “getting a lot of things done” without regard to the state of our health.
Perhaps you could find a way to be more organized that would free up some time to sleep. That may include engaging all family members in the family chores. Many hands make quick work and everyone gets more sleep and feels happier.
If you have a sinus infection, then you need even more sleep, like 8-10 hours or more per night.
Fit some exercise into your lifestyle. Choose an aerobic exercise that you enjoy and engage in it a minimum of 3 to 5 times per week.
Exercise inside if the air outside becomes very polluted. However, if you have a sinus infection, don’t push yourself. Moderate walking may be ok until that sinus infection clears.
Drink plenty of purified water, at least ½ ounce per pound of body weight. For most adults that’s about 8 ounces of water 8 times per day. With exercise increase your water intake.
Step 2 Improve Your Environment
A negative ion generator helps precipitate particles out of the air and thus takes a lot of the filtering burden off of your sinuses. Run it all the time.
A warm mist humidifier moisturizes the air and your sinuses. It’s an important addition to your healthy sinus program whenever the air is dry, as in the winter when the heat is on or in the summer when the air conditioner runs.
Step 3 Nutrition for Healthy Sinuses
If you rely too much on fast food, consider upgrading your nutrient intake by eating meals that emphasize more vegetables and about two small servings of fruit per day along with some protein and whole grains.
With stress your body requires some concentrated nutrients to deal with the stress and heal the tissues. Anyone with sinus problems has some kind of bodily stress. Holistic ear, nose and throat specialists recommend these supplements for sinus problems:
Grape seed extract
Magnesium citrate, aspartate of glycinate
Calcium citrate or hydroxyapatite
Consider seeing a holistic practitioner to help you determine the amount of each supplement that you need.
Step 4 Hidden allergies
Your sinus problems may stem from allergic sources that you are completely unaware of. Hidden allergies are classified as “airborne” or food.
Dust mites, animal dander, mold and tree, grass, and weed pollens fall into the airborne allergens category. Using a negative ion generator and an air purifier will help decrease this allergenic load.
Any food that your body reacts to or cannot digest well may act as an allergen for your sinuses. When considering food allergies, dairy products are the foods that most frequently react in the sinuses. If dairy sensitivity is the culprit in your chronic sinus problems, you may be happily surprised at how great you feel after eliminating all dairy products for at least 2 weeks.
Don’t try to do all these steps at once, but gradually introduce these changes into your lifestyle. Help yourself back to clear sinuses and vibrant health.
As a physician in natural medicine, it is my goal to be sure folks with chronic sinus problems are properly cared for, so I’d like to share my knowledge with you. My e-book, Sinusitis Remedies Galore offers a multitude of sinusitis remedies to solve your sinus problems.