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It’s Time For The Neti Pot Challenge!

May 11, 2017

Neti Pour Paul #2Last spring, I wrote about taking the neti pot challenge and want to do it again. After all, it’s allergy season and unlike a cold that may hit with little warning, allergies usually come on in stages. At...Read More

Seasonal Allergy Relief and the Herbal Highway

April 21, 2017

It’s that time of year again. While I’ve blogged about seasonal allergies in the past, I came across some new ideas listening to the Herbal Highway on KPFA in northern California. This show is hosted by two prominent herbalists Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes, who discuss the benefits of medicinal herpollen21. April 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Product Transparency

June 9, 2016

t-relief picLarge Corporation Deceit

What if you couldn’t tell the difference between products? What if the product you thought you were buying was a different product all...Read More

Toxic House Cleaners

March 18, 2016

botanticalsHouse Cleaners and Your Sinuses

Imagine smelling your favorite flower or a loaf of freshly baked bread. For most of us, this evokes a pleasant experience. We...Read More

Sinus Problems? Check Your Teeth

January 26, 2016

teethThe Relationship Between Your Sinuses and Teeth

If you have been having sinus problems for a while, don’t overlook your mouth. I was reminded again of the close relationship between the upper teeth and the maxillary...Read More

Food and Sinus Congestion

October 27, 2015

Hearted EggplantFood Allergies and Food Sensitivities. What’s the difference?

Over the years, I’ve spoken with hundreds of people who have chronic...Read More

Our Culture of Antibiotics

April 17, 2015

chickensThey’re Even In Your Vegetables!

In 2011, I wrote about the ineffectiveness of antibiotics for the treatment of most sinus infections. At...Read More

Before You Pop That Pill

September 4, 2013


My grandparents received their medical degrees in the 1920s during a time when Western medicine profoundly changed. The American Medical Association...Read More

Believe it or Not, Mold Can Cause Sinusitis

April 11, 2013

Mold and Your Sinuses

It’s time to talk about airborne allergies again. Instead of focusing on the usual culprits of trees, flowers and grasses, this blog will focus on mold, a form of fungi. While mold grows year round, spring is just the start of its proliferation; especially in a year such as this with a mild winter and wet spring.

What is mold exactly? Like most fungi, it likes moist, warm places. Mildew, which is the stuff along your shower, is the early stages of mold. Mold is an essential...Read More

Earaches and Flying

April 18, 2012

Flying with Congestion

Recently I flew with a cold that I hadn’t given much thought to until take off. Suddenly it became a flight I’d never forget! My ears started to crackle and my head felt as if it were in a vice grip. For a moment, I thought I was going to rupture an ear drum. Medically this sensation is known as sinus barotrauma or aerosinusitis. I call it ‘pain beyond belief!’ Aerosinusitis is your...Read More

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