Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Study demonstrated colloidal silver's effectiveness

A recent study (see study overview at the end of this article) conducted by the Department of Microbiology at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, Korea, and published in the prestigious Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, demonstrates what tens of thousands of colloidal silver users have already known for years, i.e., colloidal silver is one of the most powerful and effective natural anti-fungal agents in the world.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Article by MD on fungal sinus infections

Here's an article about fungal sinus infections by a physician.

The article suggests using warm tap water for nasal irrigation, but this recently proved fatal for one man, as detailed in the following excerpt:
The third case, in Louisiana, was more unusual. It was a young man whose death in June was traced to the tap water he used in a device called a neti pot. It’s a small teapot-shaped container used to rinse out the nose and sinuses with salt water to relieve allergies, colds and sinus trouble.

Health officials later found the amoeba in the home’s water system. The problem was confined to the house; it wasn’t found in city water samples, said Dr. Raoult Ratard, Louisiana’s state epidemiologist.

The young man, who was only identified as in his 20s and from southeast Louisiana, had not been swimming nor been in contact with surface water, Ratard added.

He said only sterile, distilled, or boiled water should be used in neti pots.

To be on the safe side, I would use distilled water and boil and cool it shortly before using it. It might also be a good idea to keep it locked up to ensure that it doesn't get contaminated by someone else, whether accidentally or deliberately.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Life Extension Foundation's information on fungal infections

The Life Extension Foundation provides quite a bit of information on its Fungal Infections page which I haven't seen elsewhere. LEF's advisory boards include a long list of physicians and scientists.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Signs of progress in battle against sinus infection?

As I've indicated in previous entries, veterinarians in some cases treat fungal infections in animals with considerably lower concentrations of lufenuron than those used in humans, and it sometimes takes months to get the desired results. So, I surmised, I might continue to see results in myself for months after taking only one of the three recommended courses of Lufenuron. My recent experiences might indicate that this is the case. A few days ago, my sinuses became much more congested than they had been, and I was worried that the lufenuron had worn off and that my infection had advanced. But overnight, it returned to its "normal" state. So, perhaps the increased congestion was just another "healing crisis," although it could have been a result of stress or changes in diet, such as the different kinds of yogurt I've been using lately. Then, in the last couple of days, my nose started running in a way that was new for me, and the character of the infection seems to have changed. So, I might still be making progress.

I was considering an additional treatment with essential (as in "essence") oils of cinnamon ("cassia"), thyme, and clove, in vapor produced by a facial/sinus spa made by Conair. (Cinnamon oil supposedly has antifungal properties, and the other oils are apparently included to prevent irritation.) However, because I might still be making progress as a result of the lufenuron, I think I'll put the essential-oil treatment off for a while.

If all you have is a sinus infection, the essential-oil approach, according to my sources (mentioned previously), is the way to go, and if I conclude that lufenuron isn't going to do the trick (perhaps because I didn't take the two latter courses), I will use the essential-oil treatment. But for now, the jury is still out on using a single course of lufenuron, which I took from July 21st through July 25th, or almost two months ago as of this writing.