Dramatic Sinus Strategy


Try This Strategy At The First Sign Of A Cold

This week we will share a six week journey with a patient who kept clearing his throat, blowing his nose, and coughing up green mucus that ended with us learning a new strategy. The result was very dramatic and has helped many of our patients and family.

Watch today’s video to learn more about this dramatic sinus strategy you can do at home at the first sign of a problem.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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Common Cold Or Sinusitis?


“In a recent study, 87% of people who thought they had a cold in fact had a sinus infection.”

People spend millions of dollars for over the counter medication to relieve sinus infections and sore throats. It is often the drip, drip, drip, from the sinuses that causes a sore throat or even lung problems, but if we fix the sinuses, the symptoms disappear. So how do you fix them?

Sinus infections are more prevalent than most physicians realize. In a research study performed at the University of Virginia in 1993, students who thought they had a cold were evaluated with CT scans, the most used diagnostic test for sinusitis. The scans revealed that an astounding 87 percent didn’t have a common cold, but in fact, had a sinus infection!

Chronic sinusitis affects 17 percent of the adult population of the U.S. Physicians often treat sinus infections with antibiotics with mixed results. In 1999 Dr. David Sherris and his team at Mayo Clinic and University of Buffalo found the underlying cause wasn’t an infection at all  but an immune response to fungal organisms. His study showed that “fungal organisms were present in the mucus of 96 percent of patients who had surgery for chronic sinusitis, and that inflammatory cells were clumped around the fungi, which indicated that the condition was an immune disorder caused by fungus.”

As it turns out, these fungus cause inflammation and the thickening of healthy  mucus. The average human body produces about a liter of mucus per day. Nasal mucus is clear and thin. However, during times of infection, mucus can change color to yellow or green either as a result of trapped bacteria, or due to the body’s reaction to viral infection. This excessive mucus is a breeding ground for bacteria and other airborne fungi. So if we can thin the mucus and apply nutrients that are antifungal and antibacterial in nature, we can really treat the cause and not just the symptoms. If you have a problem with sinus infections, give Dr. Godo a call. He may begin by asking you to reduce wheat and dairy.

I’m constantly surprised how eliminating wheat and dairy can fix many cases of sinus infections. For example, one of my patients struggled with painful sinus infections every winter. Our results were mixed until we did testing and realized how bad her sensitivities were. When she saw the allergy test results she was willing to give it a chance and eliminate wheat and dairy. Sixty days later she was a new woman physically and emotionally. She was sleeping better, had more energy and in short, had her life back.

Also, Dr. Godo can recommend a nasal lavage, which uses salt water or iodine solutions to thin mucus and soothe membranes. Dr. Godo can advise you which nutrients have antibacterial and antifungal properties.  Nutraceutical grade vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants and botanicals are available that are designed to feed your immune system. By taking a wellness approach, and addressing the cause of sinus infections, not only will you be fixing the problem and getting relief for the present but you will be strengthening your immune system for future protection against colds and flu bugs.

If you are ready to get off of the antibiotic rollercoaster or you are frustrated with over the counter drugs, there is a way. You’ve been through enough pain and discomfort already. Ask Dr. Godo about sinus infections and get started with a “natural therapy” that promotes clear, healthy sinuses. Not only will you feel great, you’ll breathe easier.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Common Cold or Sinusitis?


People spend millions of dollars for over the counter medication to relieve sinus infections and sore throats. It is often the drip, drip, drip, from the sinuses that causes a sore throat or even lung problems, but if we fix the sinuses, the symptoms disappear. So how do you fix them?

 

Sinus infections are more prevalent than most physicians realize. In a  research study performed at the University of Virginia in 1993, students who thought they had a cold were evaluated with CT scans, the most used diagnostic test for sinusitis. The scans revealed that an astounding 87 percent didn’t have a common cold, but in fact, had a sinus infection!

 

Chronic sinusitis affects 17 percent of the adult population of the U.S. Physicians often treat sinus infections with antibiotics with mixed results. In 1999 Dr. David Sherris and his team at Mayo Clinic and University of Buffalo found the underlying cause wasn’t an infection at all but an immune response to fungal organisms. His study showed that “fungal” organisms were present in the mucus of 96 percent of patients who had surgery for chronic sinusitis, and that inflammatory cells were clumped around the fungi, which indicated that the condition was an immune disorder caused by fungus.”

 

As it turns out, these fungi cause inflammation and the thickening of healthy mucus. The average human body produces about a liter of mucus per day. Nasal mucus is clear and thin. However, during times of infection, mucus can change color to yellow or green either as a result of trapped bacteria, or due to the body’s reaction to viral infection. This excessive mucus is a breeding ground for bacteria and other airborne fungi. So if we can thin the mucus and apply nutrients that are antifungal and antibacterial in nature, we can really treat the cause and not just the symptoms. If you have a problem with sinus infections, give Dr. Godo a call. He may begin by asking you to reduce wheat and dairy.

 

I’m constantly surprised how eliminating wheat and dairy can fix many cases of sinus infections. For example, one of my patients struggled with painful sinus infections every winter. Our results were mixed until we did testing and realized how bad her sensitivities were. When she saw the allergy test results she was willing to give it a chance and eliminate wheat and dairy. Sixty days later she was a new woman physically and emotionally. She was sleeping better, had more energy and in short, had her life back.

 

Also, Dr. Godo can recommend a nasal lavage, which uses salt water or iodine solutions to thin mucus and soothe membranes. Dr. Godo can advise you which nutrients have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Nutraceutical grade vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants and botanicals are available that are designed to feed your immune system. By taking a wellness approach, and addressing the cause of sinus infections, not only will you be fixing the problem and getting relief for the present but you will be strengthening your immune system for future protection against colds and flu bugs.

 

If you are ready to get off of the antibiotic rollercoaster or you are frustrated with over the counter drugs, there is a way. You’ve been through enough pain and discomfort already. Ask Dr. Godo about sinus infections and get started with a “natural therapy” that promotes clear, healthy sinuses. Not only will you feel great, you’ll breathe easier.

 

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Flu Shot Alternatives


I am talking about the process of strengthening your immune system ahead of time, before you get exposed to bugs.

The “information age” has produced plenty of information. When cold and flu season arrives, so does the information; and it ranges from radio and TV ads, online blogs and social networks to family conversations and even hearsay. But regardless where the information comes from, most likely you will hear the perennial warning “its flu season, you need a flu shot.” Let’s face it, vaccinations are big business. Companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars developing vaccines and bringing them to market. They also devote a large chunk of their budget to sell them, and the flu shot commercials are appealing.

On the other hand, you’ve heard others questioning whether the flu shot is safe. What do you do?  Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but as for me, I take a “wellness approach” to cold and flu season. The good news is there are “flu shot alternatives” available. Of course I am talking about the process of strengthening your immune system ahead of time, before you get exposed to bugs. I am reminded of a story Dr. John Cannell told at the IAACN conference a few years ago. Dr. Cannell is a physician at a psychiatric unit in California. Knowing the research on vitamin D and how it facilitates a healthy immune system, he placed a group of his patients on optimal levels of vitamin D. That year the flu was unusually virulent and just about everyone in the hospital got sick, nurses, support staff and patients in other areas of the hospital. Everyone that is, except his group of vitamin D sufficient patients. His patients were not affected by the flu except for minor sniffles. It was an amazing demonstration of prevention.

However, he is quick to add that vitamin D is not the cure for the flu. Dr. Cannell recommends everyone get tested for vitamin D and maintain sufficient levels to foster healthy genetic expression. Of the 20,000 genes identified, researchers say we need vitamin D for approximately 3,000 of them to function efficiently. But vitamin D isn’t the only nutrient star. The white blood cells need folic acid, B12, and zinc, to name a few, to do battle effectively. The zinc “taste test” to assess for zinc is a test that can be done for pennies. Zinc is needed for well over 100 enzymes reactions. We need zinc to make hydrochloric acid and important enzymes. Having these enzymatic reactions working properly can have far reaching effects ranging from pain reduction to reducing depression. A study published in an online medical journal indicated that high doses of zinc would help to control the release of histamine from basophile and mast cells (white blood cells that help fight invaders in the body). So zinc may be a key factor if you are allergy sensitive. If you attain sufficient zinc levels in the fall, it could make the difference in how you feel when spring allergy season comes around. So testing for zinc goes far beyond preventing or reducing flu symptoms.

In addition to vitamin D and zinc, I also recommend an immune replenishing multiple like Bio-Immunozyme Forte. You can replace your multiple vitamin altogether or just add Bio-Immunozyme Forte to support the trace nutrients that the body needs to keep the immune system in balance. We don’t want to over stimulate the immune system. Bio-Immunozyme Forte contains many of the nutrients necessary to protect against the “cytokine storm” effect which caused such devastation during pandemic flues like the one in 1910.

As you can see, a Wellness approach strengthens your body’s natural defense system-no drugs, no side effects. By nourishing our core wellsprings of health, we promote natural immunity. Ask Dr. Godo about “flu shot alternatives” and a wellness approach to preventing colds and flues. In addition to these recommendations, Dr. Godo may suggest spinal adjustments, reducing sugar intake, stress management, vitamin C or probiotics. With a Wellness approach, not only are you building your immune system and promoting healthy levels of zinc and vitamin D, ultimately you are building cellular reserves. Cellular reserves are the nutrient levels that help rebuild and repair your body. So you can enjoy the benefits even beyond cold and flu season.

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