Hi There. It’s New Zealand naturopath, Eric
Bakker. I’m the author of a book called Candida Crusher and I’m the formulator of a range
of products called Canxida. Thanks for checking out this video today. I’ve got a question
here from a lady called Jill Wence from San Bernardino. San Bernardino sounds like somewhere
in Italy, but I think it’s in California somewhere. A lot of San places like San Jose in California.
Jill is asking me the question, “Eric, are sinus infections related to yeast?”
This is a great question, Jill, and something I can certainly talk to you about. There is
definitely a link between sinus infections, particularly chronic sinus infections, and
Candida. Acute sinus infections are more often than not bacterial, but the chronic ones often
have a relationship with what we call AFS or allergic fungal sinusitis.
Let’s talk a little bit about sinusitis in general. sinusitis is a condition that huge
amounts of patients have contacted me for over the years. I think the Mayo Clinic did
some research with a group of about 210 patients and they found that 96 percent of these people
they could culture three or more strains of a yeast from the mucous of 96 percent of 210
people. That’s a lot of people and a lot of different kinds of fungal strains. There is
definitely a relationship there with the fungus and chronic sinusitis. And of course, if you
go the Web MD or a website like that, the first kind of treatment they’re going to recommend
is antibiotics, which is pretty dumb because antibiotics will make you more susceptible
to getting Candida. Many of my patients with chronic sinusitis have had one or more rounds
of antibiotics. That’s a pretty dumb thing to do is actually take an antibiotic for sinusitis.
If you’ve got chronic sinusitis, don’t take an antibiotic because you’ll just make sure
that it stays longer and the yeast strains become more virile.
There are different ways you can treat yourself with sinus infections, but probably one of
the most important things you can do is to look at a Candida cleansing approach like
the Candida Crusher diet, the three-stage diet. That’s going to help you significantly.
And also look at different kinds of products that are going to help you, a good antifungal,
a good probiotic enzyme, so check out my website Canxida.com. That will give you some idea
on the kind of things that I make. But you can really help yourself a lot overcoming
chronic sinusitis by strengthening your immune system and by using essential oils, changing
your diet. There are many different things that you can do. Check out yeastinfection.org.
There is some good information on there as well about sinusitis and yeast infection.
Treating yourself locally is important and the best way to get over a chronic sinus infection
is to holistically look at diet and lifestyle and some supplements and using some essential
oils. Another suggestion I give patients often is using a neti pot or using a situation,
it could be a plastic bottle you could get from the chemist with a little silicone tip
to squirt water up the nose, suck it in and spit it out the back of the throat. You can
get little [ideated]? pots that will do that with saline rinses. They will help to a degree,
too. When you have got chronic sinusitis, you need
to make significant diet changes. We certainly take out all the allergy forming foods from
someone’s diet, particularly cow’s milk and dairy products, alcohol, chocolate, peanuts,
oranges, bananas, those are some of the key foods we remove and we make sure that the
house is well ventilated and that the patient is living in a mold free environment. Many
people have got mold in their environment and that can create a big problem for a recurring
allergic fungal sinusitis. The other tip I’ll give you with chronic sinusitis
or recurring is to get your teeth checked out in case you’ve got root canals or problems
on the upper teeth that can affect the maxillary sinus and cause a recurring chronic sinusitis,
which I myself suffered from for seven years until I had a root canal, a tooth removed
and the sinusitis disappeared within 14 days. That could be another one of the causes of
chronic sinusitis. Don’t forget, keep away from antibiotics because
they are almost guaranteed if you’ve had sinusitis, that you’ll get it recurrently. Thanks for
tuning in and thanks for your question, Jill.