Fungal Sinusitis is the most common cause of chronic sinusitis. In fact, Dr. Ivker has seen this in 92% of his patients over the last 20 years. “It’s become quite common because of the widespread use of antibiotics, and the S.A.D. diet (Standard American Diet), which fuel this fungal infection,” says Dr. Ivker.
Dr. Ivker’s Breakthrough Sinus Solution protocol available to Breakthrough Members includes:
– Implementing a restrictive diet to eliminate sugars, yeast, and fatty foods.
– Following the antifungal proven natural supplements rotation.
– Adding specific strains of probiotics, which feed on the candida bacteria.
– Specific detox strategies.
Adding an Age-Old Anti-Fungal
There’s a well-studied natural antifungal which is available at your grocery store or natural health food store. In an earlier study published by NIH (National Institute of Health) virgin coconut oil was found to be an effective antifungal agent with many harmful bacteria, especially candida albicans. The conclusive findings were: “Coconut oil should be used in the treatment of fungal infections in view of emerging drug-resistant Candida species”. Link to study>>
There were 52 Candida species which were obtained from clinical specimens and sent to the Medical Microbiology Laboratory, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. The Study noted ‘C. albicans had the highest susceptibility to coconut oil (100%), with a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 25% (1:4 dilution).”
The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil
There is a long laundry list of studied benefits of coconut oil. This healthy fat is metabolized differently than other fats. The medium-chain triglyceride (MCTs) provide sustained energy versus the crash and burn of sugars and carbohydrates. A tablespoon full in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up can add a great energy boost. Coconut oil has been shown to provide benefit for brain disorders, and kill harmful pathogens like candida, bacteria, and even viruses. When coconut oil is digested it forms a monolaurin, a monoglyceride. Both the monolaurin and lauric acid are responsible for these benefits.
How to Use Coconut Oil
Buy a Virgin Coconut Oil, which you can find at Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, or other health food stores. There are two types: liquid coconut oil and in a creamy solid form. Either one works, actually I use both for different purposes. Here are a few ways to use coconut oil, especially if you’re following Dr. Ivker’s Candida protocol:
– Add 1 tablespoon to your morning smoothie. I use the liquid type with 80% MCT’s.
– Have a tablespoon in between meals as a pick-me-up boost of energy.
– Replace as your cooking oil. It has a higher temperature threshold than olive oil, so it’s great for cooking.
– I buy freshly ground almond butter from Natural Grocers. Most peanut butters have molds or fungus, which is usually a trigger for sinus sufferers. Mix coconut oil with your almond butter and spread on to a rice cake or gluten-free cracker, an excellent snack!
– Use in place of dairy in recipes, even substitute solid coconut oil for eggs in cooking.
– Gargle with a sore throat. In a glass pour 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1-2 tablespoons of warm water. Gargle and it will help with a scratchy or sore throat.
Add Coconut Oil to Your Routine!
With all of the benefits of coconut oil, you should add it to your routine.