Sinus Blog / 4 posts found

Post Nasal Drip

by Dr. Patrick Quillin, PhD,RD,CNS
For people who have been troubled with post nasal drip and sinus problems for years, there are other techniques that can accelerate the recovery process from chronic sinusitis. Eat Less Sugar Yeast feeds on sugar. The sugar in our diet feeds yeast in the gut, which generates acetaldehyde and other toxic by-products of yeast metabolism. The level of sugar (glucose) in our bloodstream is reflected in our mucus and our sweat, hence the patented device for diabetics to monitor blood sugar– the GlucoWatch. The average American consumes 140 pounds of refined sugar per year. Sugar is more of a drug […]
Sinus Infection Symptoms

Sinus Infection Symptoms

by Dr. Patrick Quillin, PhD,RD,CNS
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What are the types of sinus infections? There are several causes for sinus infections. It could be viral, bacterial, fungal or the most prevalent one, mixed. If it becomes a chronic infection most probably it is mixed.  A study conducted at the Mayo Clinic and published in 1999 found that 96% of chronic sinusitis patients were actually suffering largely from a fungal infection.  Fungus grows well where it is dark, warm, wet, stagnant, and a sugar fuel (mucus) to feed on.  Which perfectly describes the sinuses. Understanding the symptoms is beneficial. How many sinuses do you have and where are […]
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Bacteria in the Nasal Passages

by Dr. Patrick Quillin, PhD,RD,CNS
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Sinus infection causes are a simple chain of events that lead to an over production of bacteria in the nasal passages. The nasal passages can become constricted and swollen due to colds or even allergies. When a person has a cold, the post nasal drip causes the nasal passages to become inflamed and mucus is produced. This mucus contains bacteria that then grows causing an infection to occur. Bacteria in the Nasal Passages Another of the sinus infection causes is allergies. The body’s response to a substance that it is allergic to, is irritation. This irritation leads to the inflammation […]
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Sinus Infection Causes

by Dr. Patrick Quillin, PhD,RD,CNS
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Early biologists categorized all of life as either plant or animal. Then they discovered fungi, which sometimes look like tiny mushrooms under a microscope. Fungi neither move for their food, like animals, nor do they gather energy from the sun, like plants. Fungi generate an amazing array of enzymes to dissolve dead or dying plant and animal material. Fungi digest the fallen leaves in your backyard, the dead animal on the highway, and much more. Fungi, Bacteria & Rabbits Fungi generate so many spores that they make bacteria and rabbits look infertile in comparison. Fungi that cause smut on corn […]