Sunday, October 09, 2005


The fall season usually sends a portion of the population into their annual ritual of sinus trouble. Sinuses are cavities in the facial bones that are filled with mucus. The mucus warms the air and acts as a protective filter. When Sinuses can't drain properly, the mucus can become infected. Acute sinusitis is usually caused by a cold or allergies. Ideally, during an infection it is important to drink lots of pure water. Eating foods that aid mucus drainage is also helpful. Foods like horseradish, cayenne, garlic and onions can be used with a hot, bowl of vegetable, chicken soup. Flaxseed or flaxseed oil helps to reduce inflammation. Spinal adjustments will improve nerve flow to the sinuses and massage over the sinuses themselves can help them to drain better. Avoid dairy products as they create more mucus.

Thought for the Week: "Disease is a medical term for sickness. On the other hand, Dis-ease is a chiropractic term, meaning "not having ease." When the body is sick, there is a lack of ease. An incoordination, dysfunction or dis-order in the entire body. Chiropractors relate to the whole body, not an individual diseased part, like the physician."--Joseph Strauss


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