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Sinus Hotline specialises in relieving people who suffer from symptoms of sinusitis, colds and flus, with natural remedies, using a formula developed and proven, over many years of practice.
The Sinus Tonic combines a rich and healthy concoction of herbs which relieve many ailments including sinusitis, digestive problems, hay fever, colds and flus. While the pure form of these herbs is not recommended, when they are properly ground the results are remarkable. Herbs provide a healthy, natural, and most effective remedy.


Chia seeds (Salvia
hispanica) are the highest known plant source of Omega-3, with 8 times more
than salmon! Unlike other sources of this important Essential Fatty Acid (eg.
Flax or fish oil), it is in a highly stable form due to its powerful naturally
occurring antioxidants. The plant originates from  central America, it is heat loving and can
grow in virtually desert - like conditions, with beautiful purple - blue or
white flowers.

Nutritional Benefits: Chia is
an easy way to add healthy nutrition to your daily diet, with Vitamins A, B12
and C, complete protein (18 Amino Acids), minerals including potassium,
phosphorous, folate, zinc, iron, and calcium as well as bowel-regulating
soluble and insoluble fibre.
 

·      
It is high in antioxidants (It has a four times higher
ORAC value than blueberries)

·      
Chia contains five times more calcium than milk

·      
Chia contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges

 

·      
It contains three times more iron than spinach

 

·      
It contains twice the potassium content of banana

 

Suggested Uses: Sprinkle seeds in
salads, muesli, oatmeal, stirfrys, smoothies, muffins or cereal.

Chia Gel – Mix 1
tbsp with 1 cup of water, leave overnight in the fridge and use 1 tsp mixed
with water every morning.

Chia Water – add 1 tsp into a 1 Litre water bottle, sip throughout the
day.

 

 

 

Fermented foods improve
digestion.

Fermenting our foods before we eat them is like partially digesting them
before we consume them.  Fermented foods
will help balance the gut bacteria, reduce inflammation and stimulate the
immune system aiding in digestion of protein and carbohydrates.

Fermented foods restore the
proper balance of bacteria in the gut.

Do you suffer from lactose intolerance? Gluten intolerance?
Constipation? Irritable bowel syndrome? Yeast infections? Allergies? Asthma?
All of these conditions have been linked to a lack of good bacteria in the gut.

 Raw,
fermented foods are rich in enzymes.

Your body needs enzymes to properly digest, absorb, and make full use of
your food. As you age, your body’s supply of enzymes decreases.

Fermenting food actually
increases the vitamin content.

Eating fermented food helps us to absorb
the nutrients we’re consuming.

You can ingest huge amounts of nutrients, but unless you actually absorb
them, they’re useless to you. When you improve digestion, you improve
absorption.

Range of
fermented foods

Green
Sauerkraut, Kim Chi, Berry Sauerkraut, Sea Vegetable Sauerkraut – Available
from Peace Love and Vegetables, Byron Bay

Probiotic
Kefir Yoghurt, Babushka – Botany, NSW

Kombucha
– fermented tea

You may choose to make these yourself, there are many recipes and clips
on the internet showing how to make your own.

Echinacea Purpurea is one of the most exciting therapeutic herbs available today, it is a unique herb related to the sunflower plant family. Echinacea has been widely used by Native Americans for hundreds of years as an antiseptic, an analgesic and for the treatment of snakebites.

Recently Echinacea has gained world-wide recognition as a natural alternative to antibiotics. There is a concern that antibiotics are failing because of over-use and the resultant increase of drug-resistant bacteria. Echinacea helps to increase immune function, reduce the effects of colds and flu’s, fight off viral, bacterial and fungal infections, purify the blood and flush waste from the lymphatic system.

There are more than 300 separate studies that have confirmed echinacea’s major physiological effects. Researchers have found that echinacea’s immune- stimulating properties are due to a rich host of polysaccharides and phytosterols unique to this plant which help to activate macrophages, key immune system elements that are directly involved in the destruction of bacteria, viruses, other infectious agents and cancer cells. Macrophages produce much of their lethal effect by generating free oxygen radicals as well as producing a key protein called interleukin-1.

Echinacea is one of the primary remedies for helping the body rid itself of microbial infections. It is often effective against both bacterial and viral attacks, and may be used in conditions such as boils, septicaemia and similar infections. In conjunction with other herbs it may be used for any infection anywhere in the body. For example in combination with yarrow it will effectively stop cystitis. It is especially useful for infections of the upper respiratory tract such as laryngitis, tonsillitis and for catarrhal conditions of the nose and sinus. In general it may be used widely and safely.

Sinusitis comes in several forms and in varying degrees of severity. Sometimes sufferers are unaware that they have the disease. They may be aware of a parent who has it, or a sibling, they may also tell you that they always get a runny nose when they have a cold; even more often they will tell you they are allergic to many things – but that they don’t have sinus trouble.

Symptoms of sinus also include a dull thick headache that hurts over the forehead and an aching face – symptoms which are usually worse when the weather changes – and what the sufferer needs is sinus herbs not headache herbs.

WHY IS IT DEBILITATING?

The patient with sinusitis has a head full of rubbish. Whether it is dry or wet doesn’t matter. They don’t smell things very well, often smell only bad smells, and frequently they can’t taste their food very well either.

People with wet sinuses have to blow their noses a lot. It is often embarrassing for them to do this in the hearing of others, so they swallow and infect much more of their digestive tracts. Many periods of the sinus sufferer’s life are spent with a nasal drip, and when they lie down at night it is much, much worse. Often they don’t sleep well because they have to wake to blow their noses (or worse, use sprays that just suppress what is happening and cure nothing). They sleep with their mouths open and wake with dry mouths, sore throats, and usually rise unrefreshed. They snore, and often in their worst stages they need a room to themselves. Worse than snoring, they often don’t breath regularly, and then their lives are at risk.

Ideally, we should eat organic as much as possible, but it can be helpful to know which fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticides, hormones, and other additives.

FRUITS:
Peaches, Apples, Nectarines, Strawberries, Cherries, Imported Grapes, Pears, Plums, Oranges, Raspberries, Domestic Grapes

VEGETABLES:
Sweet Bell Peppers, Celery, Lettuce, Spinach, Potatoes, Carrots, Green Beans, Hot Peppers, Cucumbers, Cauliflowers

Try to avoid non-organic produce that is listed above. Not only are there high concentrations of pesticides on any given food, but multiple pesticides are easily found on food. Sweet bell peppers, for example, contained 64 pesticides in a single crop. On the other hand, the foods that ranked in the lowest-level pesticide category were:

FRUITS:
Pineapple, Mango, Kiwi, Bananas, Papaya, Blueberries, Watermelon, Grapefruit

VEGETABLES:
Avocado, Frozen Sweet Corn, Frozen Sweet Peas, Asparagus, Cabbage Broccoli, Eggplant

It is still a good idea to buy organic when possible, but through these guides and making wise choices, you can greatly reduce your level of pesticide exposure.

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Steam inhalations combine the benefits of steam and antiseptic herbs to effectively treat disorders of the respiratory tract, such as bronchial and nasal congestions, colds, hay fever, influenza and sinusitis.

To prepare a steam inhalation, place 50g of preferred dried herbs, in a bowl or saucepan – chamomile, horsetail, peppermint, sage and thyme are suitable.

Pour 1 litre of boiling water over the herbs. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel, close your eyes and inhale the steam for 20-30 minutes twice daily.

We are exposed to thousands of toxic chemicals everyday. They are everywhere, in the air you breathe, in the food you eat and in the soil in which we plant our seeds, and in the water we drink.

These pollutants manifest themselves as a variety of symptoms; decreased immune function, chronic fatigue, hormonal dysfunction, obesity, lethargy and much more. An overload of toxins in your body will lead to chronic illness, we need to reduce this accumulation of poisons and decrease the damage to help our bodies rejuvenate.

Organic fruit and vegetable juices are the cleansers of the human body. They purify the blood, cast out accumulated toxins from the cells and help in the production of new cells to replace those which have either depreciated or been destroyed by disease and our bad dietary habits.

Organic juices will quickly supply you with generous amounts of minerals, vitamins, trace elements and enzymes without the toxic effects of drugs.

With juices, you can eliminate or prevent many chronic and degenerative diseases, revitalise your blood, sharpen your nerves, rejuvenate glandular activity and restore the acid-alkaline balance of the system.

Hi,
I have chronic sinus problems with facial pain, headache, fatigue, sensitivity to smells and sound, dripping down the back of my throat, pain when breathing through my nose, and diarrhea. I have tried sprays antibiotics decongestants, hayfever tablets, herbal sinus liquid and cutting out dairy.
There are so many web sites offering instant cures, I am in a small country town and am not comfortable with the alternative therapy clinic here. I have an appointment with an ear nose and throat specialist but am worried that traditional medicine just treats the symptoms. Also I’d really like to get relief as soon as possible, it’s become debilitating. Can you help to clarify my options. Thank you,

Cheryl

Dear Chery,

Thank you for your enquiry.

Sinus tonic has been treating patients and getting great results for over 10 years. Robin Kirby developed the formula because she realized how many sufferers there are and how debilitating it is. I can recommend our Initial Order Pack, it has a 500ml Sinus Tonic, 20ml bottle of Gentian and 3 x 15ml bottles of Kali Bic; if you are diligent with taking your herbs, results will be forthcoming. Herbs are slow and steady, the longer you have had your disease the longer it will take to gain control of it. Herbs won’t cure the disease; they aim to control the symptoms while not suppressing them. Herbs, will slowly but surely change the diseased state.
Some supplements that may also be of assistance are; Vit A, Vit C, Vite E, and Safflower cold pressed oil.

The whole of the above treatment will usually produce dramatic results in the sinus patient in the first week, with some relief being offered to the symptoms as well as healing of the patient.

Please feel free to call should you require further information.

Best wishes,

Maria

Hi Maria, I am Mohit.
I have pain in cheeks from past 2 years and my mouth gets filled with mucous every now and then that originates from the back of my nose. I have been suffering from sinusitis but the cheek pain is unexplainable as sinus does not cause such severe pain. My CT scan report suggests bilateral “ethmoid and left maxillary chronic sinusitis with deviated nasal spectrum”. I have taken treatment from best of the ENT specialists but found no relief. Medicines don’t show any effect.On the contrary they have brought a lot of anxiety and my memory is getting weak. Kindly suggest if there is any way to get rid of this constant pain (Is there any surgical option).
Mohit

Dear Mohit,
Thank you for your enquiry.Firstly, lets talk about sinus; sinusitis is the most debilitating disease of them all.   It comes in several forms and in varying degrees of severity.  From a practitioner’s point of view, if a patient sits and continually swallows while talking to you, they need sinus herbs no matter what they have presented with.

Symptoms of sinus include a dull thick headache, that hurts over the forehead and an aching face, which can be in the cheeks, as you mentioned, the symptoms can be worse when the weather changes.

The patient with sinusitis had a head full of mucus.  They don’t smell things very well, often smell only bad smells, and frequently can’t taste their food very well either.  Many periods of the sinus sufferer’s life are spent with a nasal drip, and when they lie down at night it is much, much worse.  They sleep with their mouths open and wake with dry mouths, sore throats, and usually rise unrefreshed.

With their constantly blocked noses, permanent nasal drips and by swallowing rubbish all night (often all day too), any food that goes into their sour and mucousy stomachs is not going to be digested very well.    “The stomach is the throne of the body, good health begins with good digestion and food that is poorly digested can cause allergies”

Treating the allergy is a waste of time because it is only a symptom.  The constant suppression of allergies just hastens the patient into a totally chronic state, a point from which there is no return, only polyps, operations and more polyps, or a degree of misery that some people learn to live with.

While allergy sufferers need sinus herbs, they also need some herbs to improve the digestion of the food they eat.  On top of this they need a good herbal and/or homeopathic remedy to relieve, not suppress, the allergic symptoms.

The reason herbalism is called holistic medicine is because it treats the whole body, not just the symptom or the ailing organ.

The “sinus attack” as opposed to the condition of sinusitis, is only the acute reaction to a very purulent, mucousy, dirty, infected state in the body.  To relieve one symptom, the acute attack, but suppress the “whole body”  is foolish.  We need to help the body fight its own battle, deal with its own disease, and there are many herbs we use in our treatment of sinusitis.
The Initial Order Pack would be a good place to start, along with a cleansing diet with lots of pure water, fresh vegetables and fruit juices, fresh food and a small amount of protein.  Avoid dairy and gluten for at least 3 months and slowly introduce as you start to feel better.

Secondly, you might like to try sacral cranial therapy or acupuncture for help with pain relief while your body is healing.

Hope this is of some help,
Best wishes, Maria

Echinacea Purpurea is one of the most exciting therapeutic herbs available today, it is a unique herb related to the sunflower plant family. Echinacea has been widely used by Native Americans for hundreds of years as an antiseptic, an analgesic and for the treatment of snakebites.

Recently Echinacea has gained world-wide recognition as a natural alternative to antibiotics. There is a concern that antibiotics are failing because of over-use and the resultant increase of drug-resistant bacteria. Echinacea helps to increase immune function, reduce the effects of colds and flu’s, fight off viral, bacterial and fungal infections, purify the blood and flush waste from the lymphatic system.

There are more than 300 separate studies that have confirmed echinacea’s major physiological effects. Researchers have found that echinacea’s immune- stimulating properties are due to a rich host of polysaccharides and phytosterols unique to this plant which help to activate macrophages, key immune system elements that are directly involved in the destruction of bacteria, viruses, other infectious agents and cancer cells. Macrophages produce much of their lethal effect by generating free oxygen radicals as well as producing a key protein called interleukin-1.

Echinacea is one of the primary remedies for helping the body rid itself of microbial infections. It is often effective against both bacterial and viral attacks, and may be used in conditions such as boils, septicaemia and similar infections. In conjunction with other herbs it may be used for any infection anywhere in the body. For example in combination with yarrow it will effectively stop cystitis. It is especially useful for infections of the upper respiratory tract such as laryngitis, tonsillitis and for catarrhal conditions of the nose and sinus. In general it may be used widely and safely.