Nutrition for Sinusitis

At Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center the overall quality of your health is dependent upon many factors, some of which are outside of your control. But we also believe in the power of factors you can influence: exercise, posture and nutrition. For sufferers of chronic sinusitis, making adjustments to your diet can influence congestion levels and drainage. We can help you identify habits and patterns in your life that could be contributing to your condition.

Foods rich in vitamin C, like oranges and tangerines, and spicy foods such as garlic, chili peppers and help to break up mucus and clear congestion. Nutrient rich, fibrous ingredients including flax seed, sprouted nuts and seeds, and omega-3 fatty acids from fish and avocado are great for immune system support and managing inflammation. Pineapple is a key ingredient for chronic sinusitis sufferers: it contains bromelain, a group of enzymes, which combats inflammation in the nose. As with all nutrients, selecting high quality ingredients is important.

Each individual can benefit from a more proactive nutrition plan that takes into account his or her personal deficiencies; likewise, there are many foods to be avoided. Often, sinusitis is caused by an underlying, undiagnosed food allergy. Limiting alcohol, tobacco and caffeine consumption can all make positive impacts on sinus health. It all depends on you! Unlock the power of nutrition to manage your sinusitis: call our offices in Ramsey at (201) 995-9900

Dr. Moe Abtahi, D.C. 

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