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strato
Thursday, May 13, 2010, 6:00pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I'm relatively new to the blood type diet and way of living, but a lot of things have been clicking for me and falling in place. For example I had my TSH levels tested several times per week for a month and the results were different each time - from 5 to 12 which should indicate and underactive thyroid gland. The doctor thought I was ok though.

Back to the subject. My main problem is the chronic rhinitis or sinus infection or whatever it is. I have nasal congestion 60% of the time and the rest of the time it's just runny nose. My ability to smell has decreases significantly after all the sprays that only made it worse. It has been like this for as long as I can remember. I don't think it's the food since I've been on the elimination diet. I was on a sugar free diet for a year (candida diet) when I didn't even eat fruits. I was really strict and never cheated. Candida clearly wasn't the problem. I don't eat grains, dairy or anything processed. Mostly raw.

Anyone in the same boat? Is this condition more common among type Os? The book mentioned Collinsonia which I am eager to try but I doubt it is going to work. Has anyone tried it?
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My O hubby, son and daughter do not have this problem. Hope yours clears up!


You guys are great!

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I'd certainly question any doctor that thought 5-12 was an OK TSH.  New standards say anything over 3 is hypothyroid.  I'd try a neti pot for the sinusitis.
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take the temp in the morning before you stirr in bed.. if it is low in the Underarm  then you have issues.. the med test don't really come to any conclusions.. try it .. then I use iodine. to suplement and depending....  I would clal NAP and get help there..


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The doc did an ultrasonography of the thyroid and told me it looked normal and that the lab results tend to give inaccurate results (every time?).

I think I did the temp test once and it was lower, but not too low in the morning. Will try it again. I will also look up neti pot. Thanks.
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avoid the whey in your shake and compare results after a few weeks
good luck


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Compatible Benficials and Super Beneficials will take care of it..

so almost no reason to complain watever it is, it is not because you are adhering to the simplest of all rules..

48 hours will show the value -- six month or six years and all will be well-- but only if you follow ---line one..




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Hi Strato,

I have had constant sinus issues for several years. I used a lot of tissues for as long as I can remember but about 7 years ago it became noticably worse. About 1.5 years ago, I started on the BTD, then to GTD then to SWAMI and have had no improvement in my sinuses. I am very compliant.

I have tried acupuncture (spent over $1000) and it opened my sinuses up temporarily but there was no long term relief. I tried a few bottles of collinsonia and there was no improvement. My ND gave me a homeopathetic remedy for under my tongue--nothing. She also has me on Colloidal Silver and it feels better when I use it but no long term effects. I have used a neti pot and sinus rinse and again, better right after but no long term relief.

My ND says it's yeast and I did get a sinus infection in the fall from working in a moldy building. I have it year round and nothing specific seems to aggravate it (except direct contact with mold) or help heal it.

I am starting to settle on living with it. Sorry not to be more hopeful. Actually the ND said the Colloidal silver would help but it would take about one year. It's been about 4 months so far so we will see. Also, there will be controversy on the boards about taking it for so long but I trust my ND and she trained under Dr. D for a time. I don't know if it will help, but I don't think it will hurt. If you decide to try it, must be a good brand. I am using Source Naturals, Wellness Colloidal Silver Nasal Spray.

Good luck!
Lisa


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Quoted from strato
I'm relatively new to the blood type diet and way of living, but a lot of things have been clicking for me and falling in place. For example I had my TSH levels tested several times per week for a month and the results were different each time - from 5 to 12 which should indicate and underactive thyroid gland. The doctor thought I was ok though.

Back to the subject. My main problem is the chronic rhinitis or sinus infection or whatever it is. I have nasal congestion 60% of the time and the rest of the time it's just runny nose. My ability to smell has decreases significantly after all the sprays that only made it worse. It has been like this for as long as I can remember. I don't think it's the food since I've been on the elimination diet. I was on a sugar free diet for a year (candida diet) when I didn't even eat fruits. I was really strict and never cheated. Candida clearly wasn't the problem. I don't eat grains, dairy or anything processed. Mostly raw.

Anyone in the same boat? Is this condition more common among type Os? The book mentioned Collinsonia which I am eager to try but I doubt it is going to work. Has anyone tried it?


I have hayfever & used to have sinus infections, there would be many times that the only relief I got was benedryl & I'm @ work so would suffer the whole day until I just couldn't stand it & had to take & be very tired.  After BTD for about 6 months, I started noticing that I hardly ever have to resort to the benedryl.

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Battle Dwarf can help you, she has had major problems, sinus, ear, etc. for several years. This year I got her the allergy collection from the store on this site. (products above) They seemed to really have helped her. Ken and I stated taking Quercetin (we had allergies, but not infection from) This year we both seem to be doing much better. We will continue to take the year around. She's at work now. If you don't like the neti pot there is a syringe thing that is easier to use ask at your drug or health food store.  debbie

I can't remember who on this site told us about the Quercetin, and that may have been one of the three for the allergies. I'll ask BD to tell you what the 3 items where. They maybe listed as a group under "Allergies"


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See if Collinsonia helps it shrinks mucous membranes.


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Re the nose thing, I found that a lot of things combine to help mine, which was as bad as yours but is now fine.

It got a bit better when i stopped milk totally. it got better still when i stopped using chemicals like shampoos and soaps and normal toothpaste, i only use healthy version now. some peole nose problem is caused by the most unlike things like for example chicken rice or beef or maybe something in them. i have a lot of research on this sort of thing, but it's at the back of my mind at the moment, working on other stuff. but I'll have a look when i get a chance.

the odd time i get a response is usually after eating something wrong. the other night is was a Christmas cake - just a bit to taste with an almond milk (i mean a professional taste by the way) although not a super taster i have a very accurate taste of things. so something in there was a big issue.

naturally if i go out and don't keep warm i still have a bit of an issue but not as bad as usual. i stopped using mouthwash, that made a big difference too. i used to get sore throats al and i mean all the time, now rarely.

but I've been being fairly compliant too.

if you have the time put some details of your exclusion diet up or message and email me and I'll checkout out for you to see if there is anything obvious from my own research.


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let us know what you eat.. really..

then also using silver for a year has validety..

yeast is not fungal.. fungus can cause you issues.. but may be non yeast reaction.. as in stuff you sleep on, do you have the same effect when you live/sleep elsewhere for w few days??

what GENO type might you be ??    


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Quoted from strato

Back to the subject. My main problem is the chronic rhinitis or sinus infection or whatever it is. I have nasal congestion 60% of the time and the rest of the time it's just runny nose. My ability to smell has decreases significantly after all the sprays that only made it worse. It has been like this for as long as I can remember. I don't think it's the food since I've been on the elimination diet. I was on a sugar free diet for a year (candida diet) when I didn't even eat fruits. I was really strict and never cheated. Candida clearly wasn't the problem. I don't eat grains, dairy or anything processed. Mostly raw.

Anyone in the same boat? Is this condition more common among type Os? The book mentioned Collinsonia which I am eager to try but I doubt it is going to work. Has anyone tried it?

I followed the advice of the BTD and eliminated wheat and gluten from my diet.  I used to have nasal congestion and would have to spray my nose with Afrin every night before going to bed so I could breathe to sleep.  I now can tell when I have eaten something that contains wheat/gluten because my nasal cavities start to plug up.  Bottom line: No wheat/gluten, no nasal congestion.


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When O's get sick and have sinus issues it takes them longer to get over illness than it does for other blood types.

I have known many O's that have had sinus issues. This is in connection with dairy and gluten. Having extra enzymes to help process your meat such as bromelain will also help. Write down everything you eat over the next week. Than carefully look at what you have been eating. This will give you a much better idea where you are having problems. If you can't see the connection by journaling your food in a week, than come on and start asking others. I started journaling my foods and realized I wasn't getting enough beneficial grains for my type. Which was why I was feeling so 'empty' all the time. I felt great but I needed a bit more nutrition. I felt something was lacking.


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Quoted from strato
I'm relatively new to the blood type diet and way of living, but a lot of things have been clicking for me and falling in place. For example I had my TSH levels tested several times per week for a month and the results were different each time - from 5 to 12 which should indicate and underactive thyroid gland. The doctor thought I was ok though.

Back to the subject. My main problem is the chronic rhinitis or sinus infection or whatever it is. I have nasal congestion 60% of the time and the rest of the time it's just runny nose. My ability to smell has decreases significantly after all the sprays that only made it worse. It has been like this for as long as I can remember. I don't think it's the food since I've been on the elimination diet. I was on a sugar free diet for a year (candida diet) when I didn't even eat fruits. I was really strict and never cheated. Candida clearly wasn't the problem. I don't eat grains, dairy or anything processed. Mostly raw.

Anyone in the same boat? Is this condition more common among type Os? The book mentioned Collinsonia which I am eager to try but I doubt it is going to work. Has anyone tried it?



strato,

I feel your pain, brother. I suffered from sinusitis/sinus infections/allergies for most of my life before starting the Blood Type Diet. I weened myself from Afrin with saline nasal spray. I've never heard of Collinsonia, or for that matter any other medication that could effectively cure my problems. It took me a while to adapt to the BTD, as I'm sure most of us can relate, but after a month or two I began to feel noticeably better. The closer I followed the BTD, the less health issues I experienced. A few suggestions:

Wheat was mentioned earlier. Big no-no for Os; Avoid it at all costs, you won't regret it. Wheat will cause inflammation and congestion and everything. Avoid most dairy as well as it can increase mucus.

During my BTD conversion period I would make an O-compliant herbal tea to treat allergy symptoms. I'll never use over-the-counter meds again! The tea consisted of stinging nettle leaf, elderberry, clove, mullien, rosemary, thyme, lavender, green tea... a concoction of powerful herbs. The more the better. I would steep these herbs for about 10 minutes in some warm water (hot water destroys nutrients) in a medium sized jar and stored it in the fridge. I took a gulp of this concentrated herbal stuff every morning, noon and night when I had sinus issues. I would even inhale a few drops of the liquid through my nose. Ok, so I might have gone a bit overboard, but I was experimenting and it was a great learning experience.

I find elderberry to be one of the most effective immune boosters. If, IF, I get allergies or come down with a cold, I find elderberry is really effective in minimizing the symptoms. Clove is a very powerful spice and is known to kill candida which can contribute to sinus problems. I use clove oil and some other essential oils mixed in water as a mouth wash and my teeth are no longer sensitive to cold food. Swollen gums (gingivitis) or food stuck in teeth can cause sinus pressure. Flossing every day is really important in keeping bacteria down.

And one more thing: drink lots of water. This will keep bodily fluids moving and always helps when I get a little congested. Now, take your finger out your nose and start experimenting  

Best,


Michael


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the three mom (debblyn3) got me were proberry, the q one others have mentioned and the c one you asked about (don't ask me to spell them). i feel they helped alot! i get very bad sinus fallowed by infection every spring and fall with geveral snottiness all year, basicly had to blow my nose every night before bed to sleep.i think spring was worst becuse i use wood heat and it dries my sinuses out till they bleed and then the spring sinuse hits and all the dried snot and cracked sinuses just breed infection.
this year the infection was going on three months with no releif in sight! in a couple of weeks i could breath and i have just fineshed the proberry and the infection is gone. i can breath again!. i used to live on clerition-d now i just take the c and q and no prob. the real test will be this fall /oct/ to see if i get it again. i am hoping with the c and q that i can keep from having infected sinuses and not need the proberry. i really should get a humidafier for the winter too.


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I use clove oil and some other essential oils mixed in water as a mouth wash and my teeth are no longer sensitive to cold food. Swollen gums (gingivitis) or food stuck in teeth can cause sinus pressure. Flossing every day is really important in keeping bacteria down.


Best,


Michael[/quote]

Tell me more about this, I'm having sensitivity to cold.  
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I'm no doctor, but I postulate that the less harmful bacteria you have in your mouth, the less sensitive your teeth will be(?) Inflammation may contribute to sensitive teeth as well, and since I stopped eating wheat and all avoids I think I'm less susceptible. Try following my suggestions and you may notice a big difference.

Good luck!


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deblynn mentioned a syringe type of thing that can be used for the sinuses instead of a Neti pot.  I don't personally like the Neti pot, but I love the tool that she was referring to.  It's called a Nasaline and is an ingenuous little device that allows you to clean your sinuses.  I buy it at my local natural food store for around $18, and I've seen them online for as little as $10 or so.  During allergy season, I use mine daily.  8 oz warm water, 1/2 tsp. sea salt.  I often add 1/4 tsp of baking soda, but it's not necessary.  

Here is a little youtube demo on how it works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88RUnc8AQFc




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Before the BTD, I really suffered from chronic sinus infections.  I realized pretty quickly that I had been eating some things that were contributing to my condition, even though I thought I had been eating very healthy foods.  In my case, it was soy products that did it.  When I cut out tofu, my sinuses cleared up in days.  It was not dairy related for me, but I'm a type B.  Dr. D is so right-on when he tells us that we are individuals and there is no one diet that fits all of us.  

I still struggle with my sinuses during the pollen season, but the tool I described in my previous post has really taken care of nearly all allergy symptoms, if I use it daily this time of year.  But I have not had a sinus infection since I started eating for my blood type (including the secretor status).  I follow a very high level of compliance because it makes all the difference for me.



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I do believe that yeast is fungal.

I also have had sinus issues for along time. Dairy etc do not make any difference for me.
Mine is caused from airborn pollens.
When infection comes I manage to treat with success with classical homeoapthy.
If you have done a lot of antibiotics there is likely a fungal/yeast/candida issue in the sinuses
and the terrain has been damaged making it opportune living space for microbes.

I would stick with the colloidal silver nasal washes but do them 2 to 3 times a day.
You have to interrupt the life cycle of the organism and once a day may not do it

The best thing I have found for treating my allergy is pycogenol and eyebright.
Quercitin did nothing for me.

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myself, daughter and son all O's get major congestion right away with dairy, and soy....

the neti pot as someone else mentioned is an awsome tool...

best of luck


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i get very bad sinus fallowed by infection every spring and fall with geveral snottiness all year, basicly had to blow my nose every night before bed to sleep.i think spring was worst becuse i use wood heat and it dries my sinuses out till they bleed and then the spring sinuse hits and all the dried snot and cracked sinuses just breed infection.
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this seasonal affliction is a major indicator of pollen allergy.

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