When on vacation or traveling during the holidays, many of us eat in such a way that we would not normally eat at home.
Hey, I understand. You just can’t help that Aunt Martha uses evaporated milk for her pumpkin pie and canned gravy for the turkey. I get it!
When your eating/sleeping schedule gets mangled due to travel plans, sinus problems – pain, congestion, or worse, a sinus infection can quickly crop up and cause discomfort and misery especially if flying is part of the itinerary.
Here’s a very easy way to keep those sinus problems at bay with you breathing freely and clear during these times of stress and off the wagon eating.
Prevent Sinus Problems with this Easy Tip
Most folks don’t realize that beneficial flora, also known as good bacteria, seek to dominate and protect every tissue of your body, not just your gut! There are plenty of beneficial bacteria in your mouth, throat, nasal passages and ears too.
When you get a sinus infection, the balance of good bacteria to bad (pathogenic) bacteria – including candida – becomes imbalanced with the baddies taking over with lots of mucus and possibly even an infection the result.
To prevent this from happening, after brushing/flossing your teeth at night before you go to bed, empty a probiotic capsule into your mouth, swish it around in your mouth, and swallow. It is very important to not drink anything – even water – after you do this.
Enough probiotic residue will be left in your mouth after swallowing and these good little critters will migrate while you sleep all through your nasal passages, guarding the roost and helping to make sure no pathogens have an opportunity to take over and start plugging up the works.
Where to Get Therapeutic Grade Probiotics for Sinus Problems
Be aware that not all probiotics are of the same quality and hence will not have equal effectiveness in preventing sinus problems. If a probiotic needs refrigeration, for example, don’t buy it. Probiotic cultures should be hardy enough to be shelf stable with no refrigeration necessary. A wide variety of strains should also be contained.
To locate a quality and therapeutic strength probiotic that will actually work for you, check my resources page, which links to sources for the therapeutic strength probiotic I have personally used for years and have found very effective.
Already Have a Sinus Infection?
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sources and More Information
Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia, by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD
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