Sulfur Antibiotic

(Sautéed Onions, Garlic & Mushrooms)

Do not eat this if you are allergic to Sulfur!  (Sulfur helps keep your kidneys clear clears up certain infections)

If you are type 2 diabetic, Sulfur could lower your blood sugar too much!  (My diabetes Meds, Glucovance, has Sulfur in it)

If you can tolerate them, hot peppers have Capsaicin in them.  Capsaicin is a natural non-sulfur antibiotic.  If I have a sinus infection, I put hot peppers on almost everything including my eggs.  It usually works.  If I call my doctor for an antibiotic, he usually comments "Tired of eating hot peppers - are you?"  For years I had to have an antibiotic for a sinus infection 4 to 5 times a year.  Now it's once or twice a year.

1 med.                 Onion, chopped

1 12-oz. can         Mushrooms (or fresh sliced)

1 stick                 Butter

1 Tblsp                 Olive Oil

2 cloves                Garlic, fresh sliced (or 1 tsp granulated/freeze dried)

1 tsp                     Crushed Cayenne red pepper (very hot/optional)

Heat margarine in skillet; add onions and sauté’; turn over and add mushrooms to sauté’ with the other side of the onions; add garlic about 1 minute before done. Takes about 5 minutes. Serves 4-5

Serve with:

Steak, roast, anything grilled

Potatoes, corn or rice

Green beans and/or salad

Iced Tea or Milk

If you eat smoked or charcoal meat, it is recommended that you eat mushrooms and onions with the meat to counter the carcinogens from the smoke.


Onion                     Flavonoids, Quercetin, Sulfur Compounds, A, B9, C

Mushroom             Niacin, Riboflavin, Potassium

Garlic                     diallyl disulfide, S-allylcysteine, Sulfur Compounds

Margarine             Calcium, Selenium, A, B12, D, Protein

Pepper                   Capsaicin (a natural antibiotic)

I know what causes the sinus infections but can't do anything about it.  I am allergic to Red # 6, Yellow # 5 & Yellow # 10.  Pick up anything in the store from food to cleansers and you'll find that most of it has 5 or 6 in it.  These colors cause sinus infections in some people. 

Yellow # 10 has been banned in 5 countries including food in the USA; but the FDA allows it in medications (over the counter & prescriptions) and make-up (that’s why I can’t wear make-up).  Go to the pharmacy and you can count on one hand the things that do not have it in it.  If I get too much # 10, I land in the ER because I develop hives and everything is closing up in my throat and it's getting hard to breath (anaphylaxis).  There is a trace of Yellow # 10 in my diabetes & blood pressure medications.  There are no comparable medications.

If you are having problems because of colors, write the FDA.  If they get enough letters, e-mails or phone calls, maybe they will do something about it.  Colors can cause dry skin, rash, hives, sinus infections & anaphylaxis (can be deadly-throat closes up and hard to breath) to mention a few.

Elevated blood sugar can also cause sinus infections.  That I strive to keep under control.


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