Super Boost Your Neti pot

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You may ask, what is a Neti Pot? A neti pot is a small pot that looks somewhat like a genies lamp. It is used to hold a solution that is used to clean the sinus cavities. Many people use neti pots. They can be bought at your local drug store in the sinus section. Neti pots have been used for many years outside the United States. They have become more popular as people want to take a more active role in their health and are tired of taking medications that have unwanted side effects.

Neti pots are very easy to use and have great results with handling sinus symptoms. They work by pouring the saline solution in one nostril and it will come out of the other nostril. This is a very simple and an easy process to do. Directions come with your neti pot. Children can also be taught how to do this procedure. Your neti pot will come with packets of saline solution.

This is normally what is recommended and works well, but you can super boost your neti pot! There are times when your symptoms will not respond to the saline solution alone. To super boost your neti pot, add the following items.

  • Use your saline solution. (Do not use any table salt or sea salt as this will burn.)
  • Use one tablespoon of Hydrogen peroxide.
  • Three (3) drops of Iodine (This would be  “Iodine Tincture ”  3% U.S.P. this is found in the antiseptic department of your local drug store. It is use as an antiseptic to put on skin cuts. It will leave a red stain on your skin.) DO NOT USE ANY OTHER TYPE OF IODINE.
  • ¼ to ½ tablespoon of baking soda
  • Use filtered, room temperature or warm water. Stir the solution until thoroughly mixed.

If you use the above items you will super boost your neti pot and make a powerful remedy to kill bugs like virus, bacteria and yeast that all have a tendency to “hangout” in the sinus cavities. Using the above remedy is safe and effective for any sinus conditions such as bacterial infections, allergies, environmental irritants, facial pain or pressure. This will also lower the need for antibiotics and nasal sprays.

Research has supported the use of neti pots to help sinus conditions. A neti pot is to be used as an adjunct to help support sinus health, not as a cure all. If you are constantly or frequently having sinus troubles even when you use your super boosted neti pot there is an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. You should seek the help of a health care provider.

Dr. Foley is an Advance Nutritionist/ Chiropractic physician that specializes in nutritional rehabilitation of chronic and hard to manage health conditions. He has practiced over 25 years, lecturing weekly on how to get rid of belly fat, Hypothyroid, Hashimoto’s Autoimmune, Gluten Sensitivity and many other health topics. Dr. Foley takes a natural approach that is safe and effective. All health programs are tailor made for the individual person. You can contact Dr. Foley at 5602 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211 Office Phone: (615) 333-0021 or





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25 Responses to Super Boost Your Neti pot

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ve had a bad lingering flu, and today I woke up with swelling and pressure from my right sinus being blocked. This mixture opened it up right away; the regular saline mixture wouldn’t unblock it, but I was able to run a whole pot of this mixture through my right nostril in one go. I ran a second pot through both nostrils, and that helped too. Feeling better, though still tired from the flu, and can finally taste my food again.

  2. Dr. Brian J. Foley says:

    Great! glad this worked for you. I have used this and many of my patients have used it with the same results. You should be feeling better in a few days. Keep clearing out your sinuses on a regular bases until you are better.

  3. Kirk says:

    How much saline solution and water? Would be good idea to add that so we have a clue how to mix! Thanks so much!

  4. Joseph says:

    u did not say how much, what kind(food grade), dilution of the hydrogen peroxide…Ignorant people can harm themselves….can u elaborate on these please…I would like to know…I use HP (Food Gade all the time), but want to know for netrinse specifically …thanx for yer time….. 🙂

  5. Dr. Brian J. Foley says:

    You are right, I will add in the change. it is one table spoon.

  6. Dr. Brian J. Foley says:

    If you buy a neti pot from Walgreen, it will come with a pack of saline solution. the water is what ever fills the neti pot. Do not use tap water, use filtered water.

  7. Amelia says:

    I think I used to hot of water. What can I do after the fact

  8. Dr. Brian J. Foley says:

    Not much, after the fact. It needs to be room temperature water

  9. Gary says:

    I tried this mixture and it burned like bloody hell… is that normal? There was no way in hell that I could have done a full pot. Are you recommending 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide (Like what would be found in the first aid dept at store)? What’s this “Food Grade” hydrogen peroxide that somebody referred to? I mixed everything accurately and used 2% iodine tincture instead (only thing available at Walgreens… I just added one more drop). I’m a 6’5″ 250lb firefighter and can handle pain… this was the worst burn I have ever felt in my nose/ maxillary sinuses. I was damn near in tears.

    Also, I usually mix into my neti pot just a half tsp (1000mg) of pure sea salt (Sodium bicarbonate is Sodium bicorbante) without any anti caking additive. What’s wrong with that? The only thing that the premixed “saline” packets (700mg sodium bicarbonate & 2300mg sodium chloride) give you is the addition of 2300mg of sodium chloride. Is the sodium chloride supposed to help negate the burn?

  10. Dr. Brian J. Foley says:

    Gary, Never have had that result with the boosting mixture for the netti pot. The hydrogen peroxide is the type you would find from the first aid department. If you put sea salt in the netti pot, instead of the saline solution and your sinuses where in flamed this would be like putting salt on an open wound – It will burn. Occasionally you could feel the hydrogen peroxide “bubbling” but I have never experienced or have had any patients experience what you have described. If your sinuses are super inflamed you could use the saline solution once or twice to clean out the sinuses first and help to reduce the inflammation. Then boost the netti pot.

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    Simple but very precise info… Thank you for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

  12. Jill says:

    How often can or should you do this?

  13. Greg says:

    How many times a day can the super-boost be used?

  14. Jennifer says:

    I Have everything but the iodine, can I still use this mixture.

  15. Jistin says:

    I can’t find the iodine…is that a must?

  16. Dr. Brian J. Foley says:

    Not necessary, but you can find it at Walgreen in the antiseptic section.Cost about $4.00, 2% Iodine.

  17. Dr. Brian J. Foley says:


  18. Dr. Brian J. Foley says:

    Twice a day. Morning and evening.

  19. Dr. Brian J. Foley says:

    Can use when you have bad sinus congestion.

  20. Anne says:

    Can I use Lugols iodine 5% USP ? That’s what I have

  21. Dr. Brian J. Foley says:

    NO, that is to strong of a iodine. That could burn the tissue in the sinuses. Iodine must be 2% can buy at Walgreens for around $4.00. It is in the antiseptic department.

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