Exposure to immune disrupting mycotoxins from mold exposures often leads to chronic sinus inflammation and infections. In turn, this often leads to a negative feedback loop of more antibiotics, which kill off good bacteria, lowering your immune system, and cause yeast fungal overgrowth, making you even more susceptible to recurrent infections and more antibiotics!

Did you know that Chronic Sinus Infections can lead to? :
Neurodegenerative disease
Psychiatric disorders
Chronic Fatigue
Hormonal disruption

Learn more about each of these topics, and how to treat in relation to sinus infections, in my upcoming interview with ENT Dr. Donald Dennis MD on ToxicMoldProject.com.

Chronic Sinusitis is Fungal!Most chronic sinus infections are fungal (1), with a secondary bacterial overgrowth.  How does this work? The sinus immune system is activated by molds, white blood cells then create a biofilm of mucus surrounding the fungal organisms. The biofilm creates a sticky terrain, which then harbors unhealthy bacteria, providing the environment for recurrent infections.

Unfortunately, these bacteria often become resistant to multiple antibiotics.  Thus, the infection never quite clears. In recurrent sinus infections, by treating with antifungal protocols instead of more anti-biotics, the toxic biofilms can be eradicated, markedly improving the health of the sinuses!

If you have had recurrent allergies, sinus headaches or infections, and any sinus surgery, you may want to strongly consider anti-fungal protocols both for your diet and to directly treat your sinuses.

Learn more at the upcoming ToxicMoldProject.com where I interview renowned Ear-nose and Throat specialist Dr. Donald Dennis, who has pioneered anti-fungal sinus treatments with astounding results!

Inflamed sinuses can lead to irritation and inflammation in the frontal lobes of the brain behind your forehead.  This can lead to headaches, a heavy, uncomfortable sensation, and symptoms of brain fog and difficulty concentrating.

In addition, with chronic sinus infections and chronic allergies, the olfactory nerve becomes inflamed. Inflammation can travel to the limbic system- impacting hormones, fight or flight centers, and memory, as well as triggering neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and MS.

Chronic psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, Bipolar symptoms, and even psychoses are also linked to recurrent sinus and limbic inflammation. Learn more about how to address each of these conditions in the upcoming ToxicMoldProject.com

I discuss each of these topics with leading minds in Functional medicine including Terry Wahls MD, Tom O’Bryan, DC, David Haase MD, Suzanne Gazda  MD neurologist, functional chiropractic neurologist Leila Doolittle DC among many others…

To help prevent sinus infections you can irrigate the sinuses regularly with a saline rinse. We have our clients add botanical compounds to the sinus rinse to help with dissolving fungal biofilms. Ozone delivered through the eardrums is also quite effective! And, in a number of cases, we will use specially compounded anti-fungal nasal sprays along with our botanical protocols. Our DIY protocol is found in my free downloadable e-book Moldy? Now What?

Recurrent sinus infections are often because of living in a musty, moldy environment or high pollution environment with other particulate matter that’s been unrecognized. So, it’s important to assess your environment and learn what you can do to optimize air quality. Basic steps for assessing and treating your home are also found in the free downloadable Moldy? Now What? e-book.

Other Infections: Bladder, Lyme, Prostate, Upper Respiratory
This is a common vicious cycle with other types of infections as well, whether bladder, infections, prostatitis, bronchitis, chronic viral, and protozoal infections such as Lyme’s disease and its many co-infections.  With each of these infections, irritating toxic mold mycotoxins can play a role.

Excessive antibiotic use often makes these conditions worse from fungal overgrowth and impacts our immune mediating microbiome in our guts.

Treating anti-fungal protocols including diet, botanicals, nutrients, and judicial antifungal prescriptions can restore health in a big way!

Learn more at the upcoming ToxicMoldProject.com where I interview renowned Ear-nose and Throat specialist Dr. Donald Dennis, who has pioneered anti-fungal sinus treatments with astounding results!

In addition, I discuss other chronic infections with leading functional practitioners speaking on Lyme disease (Dr. Jay Davison), parasitic infections (Dr. Todd Watts), Candida infections (Evan Brand), chronic Upper respiratory and other Doug Kaufmann, and Jill Carnahan, MD on gut dysbiosis.

Mayo Clinic. “Mayo Clinic Study Implicates Fungus As Cause Of Chronic Sinusitis.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10 September 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/09/990910080344.htm>.