Natural Cures for a Sinus Infection
Natural Cures for a Sinus Infection?
Are there natural cures for sinusitis? Of course there are. Better yet, they are easy, quick and effective. Recently, I’ve was working really “hard” on all of my projects. Although I was very motivated and making immense progress, I was forced to re-learn a great lesson. That lesson is, “When my focus moves away from taking care of myself and turns solely to accomplishment, I am only a week away from getting sick.” You see, when I’m feeling great and I’m motivated to accomplish my goals, I often forget to take care of myself. The things “out there” become temporarily more important than my state of being “in here” and it sometimes takes an illness to get my full attention. While my mind was still in “go-go” mode, by body shut me down and reminded me that I’d lost focus on what is most important.
In this most recent situation, I was focused on writing my next book, finishing my movie script, building my “platform” and updating my website. I was really enjoying the progress until I began to sneeze more than usual. These frequent sneezes were the tell-tale signs of an oncoming cold which has now settled into a sinus infection. At this stage, most people would go to the doctor, take the prescribed antibiotics and consider themselves cured. However, this option should be reserved as a last resort. You may not know this, but the human body is actually made of 90% bacterial cells and only 10% “human” cells! All of a sudden, randomly killing bacteria with antibiotics seems like a very bad idea.
A Little History
About two years ago, I developed four sinus infections in a row. Upon the onset of each occurrence, I would go to the doctor and they would (of course) prescribe antibiotics. By the fourth incident, I asked the doctor if there was any other way to get rid of the infection. He said, “Not really. It may go away on its own, but it may just continue to get worse.” This didn’t make any sense to me. How did people deal with sinus infections before antibiotics? That’s when I decided to take matters into hands. I was determined to find natural cures for a sinus infection … and that’s exactly what I did.
Four Natural Cures for a Sinus Infection
Following is my four-step process for curing a sinus infection naturally:
- Neti Pot – A neti pot looks a little like a tea pot, but it’s smaller and it’s used to rinse your sinuses with salt water. Yes, it takes a little getting used to, but it WORKS! Rather than taking antibiotics, which invade your entire system killing good and bad bacteria, the neti pot dispenses a saline solution right into the infected area by entering one nostril, winding its way through your sinuses, and leaving through the other nostril. Weird, yes? Worth it? Totally.
- Sleep – This is a no-brainer. Everybody knows that getting extra sleep helps you to recover faster. So, take that day off work and rest your body. Work is too important to you? Re-read the first paragraph of this blog.
- Meditation – Meditation has the proven ability to reduce stress. Any reduction of stress will cause an increase in your body’s innate ability to fight off disease.
- Nutrition – This almost goes without saying, but increasing your intake of high-nutrient dense foods such as vegetables, fruits and legumes will flood your body with the nutrients it needs to defend itself from attack.
Doing all of the above should clear up your sinus infection within 5-7 days. If you notice your symptoms getting worse after a few days of trying the above, see your doctor as you may need medical attention.