Sunday, July 15, 2007

A Valuable Sinus Self-help Resource

Have you had nose surgery, but

now find that you are


1) Shortness of breath (despite a wide

open nose)?

2) Chronic nasal dryness?

3) Thick, sticky mucus?

4) Does the air you inhale seem too

cold or dry?

5) Have you felt anxious or even

depressed over it?

If you have had nose surgery and could answer "yes" to any of the above, then there is the possibility you might have empty nose syndrome....Read on...

Based upon living with empty nose syndrome for 10 years, a nationally certified school psychologist (N.C.S.P.) has written a valuable sinus self-help resource for patients as well as the medical community, which will cost you less than a lunch at McDonald's....

Symptoms of ENS include shortness of breath (despite a wide open nose), nasal dryness, throat irritation, thick, sticky mucus, and sometimes chronic sinusitis. Many with ENS are depressed. Some have even committed suicide. Endorsed by well-known doctors familiar with ENS, Chris offers a genuine message to the reader and hope for the injured patient through:

1) His personal triumph in coping with ENS. There is room for hope as Chris shares his personal story.
2) A critique of turbinate surgeries for anyone considering nasal surgery. After reviewing the medical literature, Chris has strived to inform and empower YOU, the patient considering nose surgery, to know which turbinate surgeries are more effective than other ones and which ones might leave you at higher risk for empty nose syndrome. Doctors will always tell you their particularly surgeries are safe and effective, whether it be laser, cautery or a resection procedure, but as a patient Chris has no vested interests -- he will tell you flatly which ones are safest, which ones will leave you most at risk for empty nose syndrome, and what questions to ask based upon the literature.
3) An inside look at the politics of ENS. (Never-before explored!)
4) Best treatments for ENS, many of which also apply to sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, postnasal drip (PND), GERD, and asthma. More than 40 pages of the book is devoted to treatment strategies. Did you know that by effectively treating the nose, you might be able to treat or prevent other problems as well? Did you know that many of the strategies for treating the nose and sinuses also apply to other conditions, such as even acid reflux and asthma? Yes, they do! And this resource lays out why it is so important to treat the nose effectively, how these are all inter-connected, and most importantly, exactly what you can do about it....based upon Chris' experiences as a patient with many of these conditions.

Now, read what well-known doctors, an expert indexer, and empty nose sufferers have said about this book below in this blog or view the Table of Contents, which also includes quotes from the book, by going to the February section of this blog.

Read on....

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Expert Indexer Signs On...

Just recently, it was determined that Margy Olmstead, an expert indexer from Oak Grove Indexing Services at, will be creating the index for this book. Margy informed me that she sometimes does indexes for Health Communications, Inc., which is a top publisher of health information today.

Margy wrote to me: I have looked at your book and am delighted to provide it with an index. You have written a valuable book for ENS sufferers and the medical community. In later correspondence, she wrote: I have said this before, but I am really impressed with your book and hope Cold Tree can give it great distribution. As you know audiences for the book will include both lay people who are considering surgery or treatment and the medical community hence the index must be accessible to both. Given these considerations, I will include a peer review to be certain I give this fine, informative book the index it deserves!

I am certain she will do an exceptional job for this book and I look forward to working with her, as I am confident her efforts will enhance the final product.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

What Top Doctors Had to Say....

“Chris Martin's book is a must-read for anyone with nasal problems so they, too, can understand ENS and avoid becoming an ENS patient. His up-to-date information can empower the patient to best therapies.”

-Murray Grossan, M.D., Author of The Sinus Cure and inventor of the Grossan HydroPulse Nasal-Sinus Irrigation System

“I applaud Chris’ attempt to bring this critically important issue to the public’s attention. If one person can be saved from the devastation this surgery can cause, he will have performed a great service.”

-Wellington S. Tichenor, M.D., Creator of award-winning website, and wrote the introduction for this book

"Chris is addressing a tremendously important issue in otolaryngology. Empty nose syndrome is a real entity that requires further investigation. Although Chris' book is written for the general public, I truly hope my colleagues in ENT will read this book and take it to heart.

-Steven M. Houser, M.D., ENT specialist, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Nasal, Sinus and Sleep Center, assistant professor, Case Western Reserve, and wrote the foreword for this book