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Posted by: BluesSinger, Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:52pm
Ok so... sinus headaches?!  

Since I got clean from junk and sugar (6 months now - 45 lbs lighter), and following my Swami 99% of the time, I've had some interesting body aches and pains come up that were not there before that I am working out with a physical therapist.  However I am also encountering some sinus infections that are coming out of the blue.  

I am thinking maybe I've gotten more sensitive to cheese... or something!  I don't eat much cheese and I had one of my Beneficial cheeses yesterday and it flared my sinus issue.  I immediately got on the Stinging Nettle Root and the astragalus and drank a cup of yerba mate (all Sinus and Allergy Protocol suggestions), and already feel better.

I had taken the Stinging Nettle a couple weeks ago when I had a flare.. so my question is.. is it good to just stay on this supp full time taking a week off here and there or?

Also a small side note that has not much to do with this question is... I just got a Ninja Blender and I've gone to heaven!!! Wow!!!! Never had a blender like this!  I've been blowing up blenders right and left and just decided to invest $99 in this one.   It was well worth it!!   :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, November 22, 2013, 9:29pm; Reply: 1
Have you ever had sinus problems in the past?  It sounds like probably a continuation of healing in progress, but I don't know your history very well.

I know my body clears lots of junk out through the sinus passages / nose, but I rarely have infections, just a lot of pressure and drainage.  There is always a certain amount of ache when I need additional "something" to allow the junk to flow reasonably but without a flood, if you know what I mean.
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, November 22, 2013, 11:31pm; Reply: 2
For several months after starting my SWAMI diet, I had lots of aches and pains, as well as headaches.  And that was after following the BTD for more than a decade.

This SWAMI diet is just more fine-tuned to my body and I've had much more cleansing going on - through my skin, sinus/lungs and digestive system.  Much more healing also.  I finally have gone dairy-free since sinus troubles have been a bother all my life.  It's better for me this way.
Posted by: Adopted4, Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:09am; Reply: 3
Perhaps your tendency towards sinus problems is related to your being a singer. I worked as a nanny for a professional singer in San Francisco many years ago and she was prone to respiratory problems/infections. She took several supplements, but I remember her sucking on zinc lozenges a lot to ward off infections.

I've had sinus problems all my life up until more recently with my change in diet, but last winter after the flu went through our family I found collinsonia to be an excellent supplement to stay on for a few weeks to keep the inflammation down in my sinuses.
Posted by: ginnyTN, Saturday, November 23, 2013, 5:16am; Reply: 4
Cow milk prooducts of any kind give me serious sinus problems to the point where I had to go to an ear, nose, throat doctor.  He told me it was not an infection but an allergic reaction.  I realized that I'd been eating organic cow milk yogurt.  OOPS.  Switched to goat milk yogurt.  No more problems.

Goat or Sheep's milk products are fine for me. Don't need supplements to control the sinus episodes.  Do need to avoid cow milk anything.  
Posted by: deblynn3, Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2:17pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Adopted4
Perhaps your tendency towards sinus problems is related to your being a singer. I worked as a nanny for a professional singer in San Francisco many years ago and she was prone to respiratory problems/infections. She took several supplements, but I remember her sucking on zinc lozenges a lot to ward off infections.

I've had sinus problems all my life up until more recently with my change in diet, but last winter after the flu went through our family I found collinsonia to be an excellent supplement to stay on for a few weeks to keep the inflammation down in my sinuses.


Collinsonia is stone root and is very good for all mucus membranes. Check into the thread "hay fever flareups"  These two thread are basically on the same topic  sorry that's "hay fever questions"
Posted by: BluesSinger, Saturday, November 23, 2013, 4:40pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from deblynn3


Collinsonia is stone root and is very good for all mucus membranes. Check into the thread "hay fever flareups"  These two thread are basically on the same topic  sorry that's "hay fever questions"


yup you got me over the the BTD store and I ordered the Breath Easy Pak and some Proberry liquid.

I am also going to dump the last thing that is a black dot on my Swami which I've been rebelling against dropping.. Soy Milk.  I'm going to make Walnut Milk and cross my fingers that I love it.

And then.. once a month I'm having a tomato sauce receipe!!! Tomatoes are a COMPLETE AVOID for me.. but I can't stand it!! I want to have a tomato sauce meal at least once a month.   >:(   Ha ha...
Posted by: deblynn3, Saturday, November 23, 2013, 5:12pm; Reply: 7
Got you on the tomatoes.  ;) Complete avoid for me as well. I know they will bring on my arthritis I have found that fresh and not a paste will do less harm. I enjoy any tomato dish with a deflect.  ;D

I stay away from soy, besides the messing of hormones, Most in this country are GMO or unlabeled.
I'll not go there on this thread.
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, November 23, 2013, 7:56pm; Reply: 8
Just a word of advice from someone who has been there, done that with extreme sinus issues/surgery........
Cow's milk is only for baby cows! ;)
Also, A's are known for producing enough extra mucous, naturally, to go around for all the bloodtypes! :P ;D ;)
Posted by: ginnyTN, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 4:48am; Reply: 9
You DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE UP EATING DELICIOUS "TOMATO" SAUCE.
Make this wonderful sauce which tastes absolutely the same without tomatoes:

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?452

Even my picky teenage granddaughters loved it!!!!
Posted by: BluesSinger, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 5:47am; Reply: 10
Quoted from ginnyTN
You DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE UP EATING DELICIOUS "TOMATO" SAUCE.
Make this wonderful sauce which tastes absolutely the same without tomatoes:

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?452

Even my picky teenage granddaughters loved it!!!!


really?!!! I'll try it ... i'm hoping for it to be marvelous!!!!  :K)
Posted by: deblynn3, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:28pm; Reply: 11
I'll give this a try, I made an attempt to do the one with peppers but it just wasn't the same and seemed like more work. This one sounds like it would be easier, and perhaps could even be  frozen, or canned for later use.
Posted by: azsundevil, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 4:54pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from BluesSinger


yup you got me over the the BTD store and I ordered the Breath Easy Pak and some Proberry liquid.

I am also going to dump the last thing that is a black dot on my Swami which I've been rebelling against dropping.. Soy Milk.  I'm going to make Walnut Milk and cross my fingers that I love it.

And then.. once a month I'm having a tomato sauce receipe!!! Tomatoes are a COMPLETE AVOID for me.. but I can't stand it!! I want to have a tomato sauce meal at least once a month.   >:(   Ha ha...



I'm sure walnut milk is going to be more difficult to come by or make, not to mention expensive. Have you tried almond milk. That is what I drink now. Use to drink soy milk for the last couple of years but a few weeks ago, I switched to almond milk. I saw in my store the other day, flax milk, and thought that would be great as well. Unfortunately, it had other junk in it like xanthum gum, and some other avoid, that I had to put it back on the shelf.
Posted by: deblynn3, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 7:54pm; Reply: 13
'm not sure that walnut milk would be that hard to make. Walnuts are cheaper here, and being softer might even be easier than Almonds. I might give this a try too. Walnut is a diamond and Almonds are just a reg. bene.
Posted by: Adopted4, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 8:05pm; Reply: 14
I want to add that I make homemade walnut milk every week (2 large pitchersful) for myself and family. I can give details how to make it if you like. I used to make 1 pitcher almond milk and 1 pitcher walnut milk, but my family seemed to slightly prefer walnut milk. I also preferred making walnut milk because the soaked walnuts were easier to process in the blender than almonds were.

I personally don't think it's more expensive to make homemade nut milk versus buying it in the stores, and as azsundevil said, there are avoids that some people truly want to avoid. Also, the leftover processed walnut meal that doesn't get strained through the cheesecloth can be used in a variety of ways so you don't feel like you're wasting so much of the original product.
Posted by: deblynn3, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 8:08pm; Reply: 15
Adopted4 maybe you could post it on it's on thread. I'd like see how you make it.
Posted by: Adopted4, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 1:51am; Reply: 16
Quoted from deblynn3
Adopted4 maybe you could post it on it's on thread. I'd like see how you make it.


A walnut milk recipe is in the recipe center on this site. It doesn't mention, however, how to strain the milk. I use cheesecloth over a metal strainer versus a metal or plastic strainer alone to get a smoother milk. Also, I like to add a little vanilla or almond extract (or both) to enhance the flavor.

The leftover walnut meal can be added to hot cooked cereal, muffin batter, or just heated by itself with a little agave, cinnamon, or carob.

Happy straining!
Posted by: deblynn3, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 2:43am; Reply: 17
Thanks I'll look it up, and I think having cloth between the meal and metal is good.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 3:02am; Reply: 18
Quoted from deblynn3
Thanks I'll look it up, and I think having cloth between the meal and metal is good.


I have a very fine mesh strainer that works great!  But I'd like to try a nut milk bag.  Anyone every tried that?
Posted by: Dianne, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 11:38pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from BluesSinger


really?!!! I'll try it ... i'm hoping for it to be marvelous!!!!  :K)


It is delicious. I can eat tomatoes but made it anyhow and loved it.
Posted by: ginnyTN, Monday, December 2, 2013, 4:27am; Reply: 20
Quoted from BluesSinger


I have a very fine mesh strainer that works great!  But I'd like to try a nut milk bag.  Anyone every tried that?


I tried cheesecloth once and it was a royal mess.  I have a nut bag and love it!  (Actually I have 2 of them).  You can buy them on Amazon.  OR direct from Vermont Fiddle where I got mine.  
http://www.vt-fiddle.com/rawfood/nut_milk_bags_sprouting_bags.php

If the forum software removes the above link, you want to go to vt-fiddle.com

The nut milk bags that come with the new VitaMix machines are all made by Linda's staff.  She's a dear.  

Posted by: ginnyTN, Monday, December 2, 2013, 4:30am; Reply: 21
Quoted from deblynn3
I'll give this a try, I made an attempt to do the one with peppers but it just wasn't the same and seemed like more work. This one sounds like it would be easier, and perhaps could even be  frozen, or canned for later use.


Yes, the "un-tomato" sauce freezes very well.  In fact, I always make a double or triple batch and freeze it.  It doesn't take any more gas or electricity to cook 2 or 3 times as much, so you are saving a bit of money by batch cooking - and a lot of time for future quick meals!  

Posted by: Aussie, Friday, December 6, 2013, 10:14am; Reply: 22
Hi!

This is my first time back to the site after a long time away and am catching up on a lot of the topics.  Don't know if this helps or not but I just read from a thread titled "Dairy" that

"Yes, dairy causes mucus.  

Dr. D. recommends drinking fresh lemon juice in hot water first thing every morning.  I think you'll find this in both the Eat Right and the Live Right books.  This is really amazing at getting rid of mucus!"  

Don't know if this may be of any help to your Sinus Flareups but thought I'd forward it anyway  :)
Posted by: rosa, Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:18pm; Reply: 23
On the subject of almond vs walnut milk....the latter is soooo much easier to make! I never buy nut-milks in shops,just organic soya milk for DH (I make soya yoghurt with it)...he´s an A- and since moving to soya he has had no mucus problems.

I don´t bother straining the walnut milk as it blends quite well with very little residue compared to almond...it´s much tastier too  IMHO  :P
Posted by: battle dwarf, Sunday, December 8, 2013, 6:05pm; Reply: 24
this time of year the heating (wood) gives me trouble unless I have a humidifier going. hubby gets worse with it but it was desided he could have mucuse or I could have dried blood in my sinuse in the morning.
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