It takes about a week for a food to get out of your system, so cut out each individual food one at a time. If you would like to know for sure, I can test you with Nutrition Response Testing which allows me to identify which foods are causing a problem.
Specific chiropractic bony realignments of the cranial bones, can have a significant and profound effect on the sinuses. This allows for the proper drainage of the sinuses. There are specific points on the face, that if worked on can help sinus sufferers. One of the points is called Large Intestine 20 (labeled in the acupuncture system), which is on the side of the nostril. Bodywork through chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage can help the sinuses drain and function better.
You may also want to try these simple things and see if they help. If you come see me, I would most likely recommend the following:
1. Nasal Irrigation
This can help the cilia in the sinuses to regain mobility. Sinus or nasal irrigation uses a neti pot, which you can purchase at most health food stores. Fill the neti pot with a solution of pure distilled, room temperature or slightly warm water, mixed with a natural salt. You can buy the salt in the health food store as well. Use 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt to eight ounces of water. You may also choose to add one drop of an essential oil. You can use hyssop, frankincense or eucalyptus oil. I wouldn't use more than two drops total in a batch, so choose no more than one or two essential oils.
To perform the nasal irrigation, place your head downward over the sink. Tilt your head to the side and use the neti pot to place the solution into the top nasal passage. The water will flow out the bottom nasal passage. You want to irrigate both sides. It feels quite odd and I wouldn't say I love the feeling, but it's worth it. Blow your nose completely after you are done.
2. Purchase an Air Purifier
We have some seriously dirty air in this city. Purchase a quality air purifier for your office and home. A good one will run around $200 to $300. Get one that has a HEPA filter, and a UV light. You may also want a sanitizing option with ozone capability. I have a Surround Air Multi-Tech II. There are many good brands and models out there.
3. Steam with Essential Oils with a Diffuser
Boil a pot of water on the stove and put some essential oils in the water, 5 to 8 drops should suffice. Put a towel over your head and the pot to direct the steam towards you. Another option is getting an essential oil diffuser and inhale the mist from the diffuser. I would do this for a good 10 minutes at a time. You can choose from peppermint, hyssop, eucalyptus, rosemary, and frankincense. You will have to try out different oils to see, which are the best for you.
4. Apply Pressure
Apply firm rotatory pressure to the acupuncture Large Intestine 20 Point, which is located on the side of each nostril. Do this for one minute three times per day.
5. Cut out the Foods that are Contributing to Your Body's Imbalances
When the body is not happy, it will certainly tell us! I hope that these simple at home tools will help you to breathe again.