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 Some people have nasal bacteria - Staphylococcus lugdunensis, that kills other disease causing bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (including strains of MRSA) and Enterococcus. This is because S. lugdunensis produces a molecule (lugdunin) that acts as an antibiotic. It is thought that 10% of people naturally carry S. lugdunensis in their nasal passages. Will this lead to a new ...continue reading "New Antibiotic Or Future Probiotic?"

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A wonderful journal article from March 17, 2015 by E.K. Cope and S.V. Lynch (one of the original L. sakei - sinusitis researchers) in which they discuss various probiotic (beneficial bacteria) species that might have some benefit in treating chronic sinusitis, which they refer to as chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). They discuss bacteria that have have been (somewhat) studied ...continue reading "Researchers Discuss Probiotics For Sinusitis Treatment"

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It's now 3 years being free of chronic sinusitis and off all antibiotics! Three amazing years since I started using easy do-it-yourself sinusitis treatments containing the probiotic (beneficial bacteria) Lactobacillus sakei. My sinuses feel great! And yes, it still feels miraculous. After reading the original ground-breaking research on sinusitis done by Abreu et al (2012), it led ...continue reading "Three Years of Sinusitis Treatment Success"

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It is now 104 weeks being free of chronic sinusitis and off all antibiotics! Two full years since I started my easy do-it-yourself sinusitis treatment! And my sinuses feel great! I would never ever have thought such a thing was possible several years ago. Thanks to the probiotic (beneficial bacteria) Lactobacillus sakei I got my life back. Yes, I ...continue reading "Two Years (and Counting) Without Sinusitis"

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(UPDATED October 2018) Probiotics and sinusitis treatment go hand in hand. In the last few years researchers found that one probiotic (beneficial bacteria) that chronic sinusitis sufferers lack and that treats and cures sinusitis is Lactobacillus sakei.  And for many, major improvement may take only days! The researchers Abreu et al found in their 2012 study ...continue reading "The One Probiotic That Treats Sinusitis"

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[Updated Dec. 11, 2019] A QUICK SUMMARY OF SINUSITIS TREATMENT METHODS using kimchi, refrigerated, and frozen probiotics. These work especially well for chronic sinusitis, recurring sinus infections (acute sinusitis), or when sliding toward sinusitis. Only treat when needed - when there are symptoms. Improvement may occur very quickly - within days. [Info. on products & results.] ...continue reading "Sinusitis Treatment Summary"

After posting yesterday "Probiotic Misconceptions", I was pleasantly surprised that today's NY Times had an article (by Jane Brody) raising similar concerns. What was good is that she wrote about supplements not being regulated. She also left out that probiotic beneficial organisms are found in more than the gut. A case in point being the ...continue reading "Probiotic Claims – True or False?"

Yesterday I read and reread a very interesting journal review paper from Sept. 2013 that discussed recent studies about probiotics and treatment of respiratory ailments, including sinusitis. Two of the authors are those from the Abreu et al sinusitis study from 2012 (that I've frequently mentioned and that guided our own Sinusitis Treatment) that found that ...continue reading "Probiotics and Sinusitis"

It is now more than 69 weeks since I first successfully started using kimchi to treat the chronic sinusitis that had plagued me (and my family) for so many years. I originally reported on the Sinusitis Treatment on Dec. 6, 2013 (the method is described there) and followed up on Feb. 21, 2014. Based on ...continue reading "Year Two of Successful Sinusitis Treatment"