Chronic Sinusitis Treatment & Fungal Defense
What does chronic sinusitis and fungal infections have in
common? Apparently, quite a lot. In a recent
study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 210
consecutive patients that were going through chronic sinusitis treatment
(101 treated surgically) were studied for fungal
infections. Fungal cultures of nasal secretions
were positive in 202 (96 percent) of the sinusitis patients.
Among the leading offenders, Candida
albicans was cultured in 15.4 percent of the sinusitis samples; Alternaria
in 44.3 percent; Penicillium in 43.3
percent; Cladosporium, in 39 percent; and
various Aspergillus species in 29.5 percent.
Many other fungal organisms were also cultured,
although less frequently.
What’s more, "allergic mucin"
containing clusters or sheets of degenerating
eosinophils was found in 96 percent of samples.
Eosinophils are prominent at sites of allergic
reactions and with parasitic larvae infections
(helminthes). Fungal debris (hyphae, destroyed hyphae,
conidiae, and spores) was found in 81 percent of the
101 surgical specimens. What’s more, allergic fungal
sinusitis was diagnosed in 93 percent of the surgical
cases, based on histopathologic findings and culture
These findings suggest that fungal allergy is
extremely common in patients with chronic sinusitis.
"Considering how common chronic sinusitis is, and
how difficult it is to treat with conventional
approaches, further investigation of the role of
fungus infection/allergy is urgently needed,"
notes nutrition expert Alan Gaby, M.D.
However, be wary of conventional tests
for such allergies, he advises. Using tests to measure
IgE levels and skin-prick tests usually fail to detect
fungal allergy in most sinusitis patients, even if
they have allergic fungal sinusitis that is severe
enough to require surgery.
Protocol for Healing Sinusitis
We recommend for chronic sinusitis and
certainly before you opt for surgery to correct
sinusitis, that you try a clinically tested
anti-fungal preparation such as Fungal
Garden of Life. FD was developed to combat
a wide range of such infections after research
indicated that the Homeostatic Soil Organisms ™ (HSOs),
contained in another Garden of Life product, Primal
Defense™, were highly effective in eliminating
systemic candida infection. HSOs take up residence in
the body’s gastrointestinal tract. They are very
hardy and have been shown in clinical studies to help
displace harmful pathogenic fungal species, causing
their populations to decline dramatically, restoring
homeostatic balance. They also produce bactericidal
chemicals that decimate pathogenic bacterial strains.
These HSOs were first available in
Primal Defense™ from Garden of Life. However, with
the impressive clinical results available that showed
virtual elimination of systemic candida, Garden of
Life’s Jordan Rubin, N.M.D., C.N.C., combined HSOs
with other anti-fungal herbs and enzymes to create a
formula specifically for the body's FD.
FD contains some of
the most powerful anti-microbial agents found in
nature, along with HSOs. Among these, wild oregano
and olive leaf as well as garlic, and yucca
juice are recognized for their potent anti-fungal,
anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic
Their primary fungicidal components
work synergistically to help eliminate yeast and
fungus. In addition, the herbs in FD have
each been made body-ready by the company’s
Poten-Zyme™ process. This lengthy fermentation
process utilizes beneficial bacteria (including HSOs)
to "predigest" these herbs, thus liberating
many of their beneficial constituents as well as
stimulating production of novel acidic components with
anti-microbial properties. So be sure to try this
natural approach first.
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