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Sinusitis is an inflammation of the facial sinuses. Sufferers are mostly people who do not eliminate completely, who have bad eating habits, or who do not breathe properly and are congested much of the time. Allergies are usually genetic. If, for instance, you have a family history of, or a particular propensity to asthma or diabetes, you need to be aware of the possibility of your own allergic disposition.

The foods which cause the strongest reactions are wheat, sugar, milk, red meat, tinned food, over-processed and junk foods. Microwave cooking is another likely cause. Avoid microwave food for at least 3-6 months to recover from the effects. Try not to buy pre-cooked foods. Eat more fresh vegetables, especially root vegetables. Anticatarrhal foods include chives, garlic, red onions (not white), mustard cress, horseradish, ordinary mustard, endives. Endives are very rich and bitter, but highly anticatarrhal.

Eat more grains, lentils and legumes instead of animal protein. If you do eat protein, avoid over-processed foods such as sausages and pies. If you must eat protein, try not to mix it with carbohydrates. For example, instead of a ham sandwich, eat a sandwich with banana or tomato or salad. Although not 'complete proteins' they will provide you with essential amino acids. Food combining is most important. If you do eat food such as fried bread or a traditional English breakfast, try to have it with a side salad. This will reduce the risk of inflammation.


To reduce an acute attack, put 20 drops of eucalyptus oil or Olbas oil or camphor oil into a basin of boiling water, Put a towel over your head and inhale. Keep your eyes closed to avoid stinging. This will relieve the inflammation of the sinuses.

If you are brave, learn to sniff water through your nose until it comes out of your mouth. This exercise will keep your nasal passages clean. Before going to bed, a drop of sesame oil in each nostril will help to reduce inflammation.


Combine equal amounts of the following juices:





Add ¼ teaspoon of mustard powder, ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg powder, a pinch each of salt, black pepper and ground roasted cumin seeds. Drink 1-1½ litres a day, undiluted.


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