I am sorry I have not seen this thread earlier.
I hope you come back here regularly and see my reply.
Here it goes:
I was born to a mother who couldn't breastfeed me. I had chronic sinus infections my entire life! As a young child my snot was hanging off my sleeves on both arms, because I often ran out of tissue during school hours.
As a teenager, the chronic sinus infections continued, often 2x a year and 'sniffles' inbetween. My doctors gave me anti-biotics every year.
As an adult (age 23) I moved to a new continent (from europe to america) and the sinus infections continued, except now I had no access to anti-biotics.
I was on ALL anti-histamines, over the counter, prescriptions, nasal sprays, steroids, you name it, I took it, nothing helped.
Then, 1 day (age 36) I went to a SMART doctor who referred me to a specialist for allergies.
This guy took blood and said I had 0 anti-bodies to anything. So I started allergy shots for all the things flying around where I lived. It worked but only partially. I still had the sniffles throughout the year (but no actual infection anymore because I was told to flush my sinus regularly). I still sneezed, still didn't feel well enough and had mucous build up in throat and sinus...and was still taking over the counter nasal spray to open my nose. I called them multiple times asking if they forgot to put something int he shots that I'm allergic to.
I switched to a primal/paleo diet (age 38) and within a week my throat stopped producing mucous, my sinus took a little longer.
My sinus took about 3 months to clear up. Also my rheumatoid arthritis went away.
Then, the light bulb moment.
I overlooked my allergy test papers again and saw that I am HIGH allergic to grass. Hmmm...isn't grass the relative of grains?
Would me eating grains cause me to have allergic reactions? I ate grains my entire life, as a baby I was given grains (oatmeal, rye cookies).
Grains also raise omega 6...an inflammatory response fatty acid that triggers a reation to things I'm not supposed to eat...well darn it...BINGO.
The second light bulb moment was when I read somewhere that we are not adapted to ingesting DEAD bacteria, but only live ones.
So would pasteurization and especially ultra-heated milk (which has friendly bacteria) cause a reation from my immune system?
You betcha it did. The dead bacteria in heated milk mimic a virus that your body then tries to rid of with the build up of mucous.
So mucous from dead milk + grains + high lvls of omega6 = sinus infections, bronchitis (with no fever)
So here I am, chronic sinus infection sufferer since childhood that could've had an easier life going through school and college if I had only known all this...and that is now completely free of any sinus infections, mucous build up, sniffles, colds, etc...
I don't even feel the season anymore. I don't dread fall anymore.
I am off ALL meds, I take nothing for my sinus. My sinus is open and clear and very easy to clean if I ever collect a tiny bugger.
I just turned 40 years of age and am at the healthiest state of my entire life.