Late last year, I had the pleasure of doing an on-camera interview with Dr. Lon Jones, a retired DO who pioneered the use of xylitol for a range of medical conditions, ranging from chronic wounds to sinus infections. It turns out that xylitol inhibits the growth of bacterial biofilms; if used habitually it may even eliminate chronic bacterial infections. Pretty cool, eh? Don’t believe me? Then review these studies. And there are plenty more.

What’s even niftier is that Dr. Jones created a company called Xlear that produces xylitol-based products carried by Whole Foods and The Vitamin Shoppe. I like the nasal spray, which I travel with and apply during and after air travel. I like the thought of swishing those contaminants out of my nasal passages! I haven’t yet used their toothpaste, which contains greater xylitol concentrations than what you would find in other toothpastes or mouthwashes.

Readers might enjoy the book from “Lon” called No More allergies, asthma or sinus infections that he published last year. It’s comprehensive but an easy read. It may be at your library, but it’s also very inexpensive and found on Amazon, see it here. I love simple solutions…pun intended.