The Story of LAVI
In 2003, while on a medical mission in Russia, Dr. Scott Cordray, a board-certified Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat doctor) and Head and Neck Surgeon, was asked by the Russian doctors why he was treating post-operative patients with a sinus wash made using natural saline (salt) rather than mineral-rich salts from the Dead Sea. They were referring to local wisdom around the Dead Sea as an effective natural treatment for a number of external inflammatory skin conditions. Later, Dr. Cordray investigated the scientific basis for their claims, finding studies that proved Dead Sea saline to be highly effective in relieving inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. The difference stemmed from the unique mineral composition of the Dead Sea.
Encouraged, he developed a patented sinus wash and nasal spray – originally branded as Oasis – using mineral-rich Dead Sea salts. He then solicited the help of nationally recognized Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon, Dr. Michael Friedman, to verify the effectiveness of both through a randomized, double blind clinical study.
The results proved powerful and conclusive: the mineral-rich Dead Sea salts were significantly more effective than other salt or seawater products. An additional clinical study also proved the Dead Sea solutions to be as effective as steroids without the associated risks.
Oasis has since been rebranded as LAVI™ Dead Sea Sinus Solutions to better represent the medical science behind our growing line of sinus solutions and other health care products. “Dead Sea minerals are unlike any other saline or seawater in the world, and prompt an anti-inflammatory reaction,” says Dr. Cordray. “Inflammation can cause nasal congestion. LAVI works like a steroid does, opening up the nose, but with none of the side-effects or risk of dependency. That’s the beautiful thing – it’s natural.”
LAVI Dead Sea Sinus Solutions
are manufactured by:
TriCord Pharmaceuticals LLC
2448 E. 81 St., Ste 5640
Tulsa OK 74137
Dr. Scott A. Cordray is a board-certified Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon, with his medical practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Oral Robert University and the Oklahoma State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he received his specialty training. Dr. Cordray has been involved in research of chronic sinusitis and allergic rhinitis with some of the leading Otolaryngologists in the United States. The studies include treating allergies and sinus diseases using Dead Sea salt solutions. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Cordray is also founder and chairman of TriCord Pharmaceuticals, makers of LAVI™ products.
ENT Clinically Tested and Proven
Dr. Michael Friedman is the medical director and founder of ChicagoENT and The Advanced Center for Specialty Care. Since he began practicing medicine in 1977, Dr. Friedman has earned the recognition of his peers and patients alike, winning an array of the most prestigious and nationally recognized industry awards. In addition to serving as medical director of ChicagoENT, Dr. Friedman teaches at Rush University in Chicago, authored numerous textbooks, and has been named Top-Doctor by Castle Connolly and Chicago Magazine for the past 10 years. Dr. Friedman is a member of 13 professional societies and is a frequent lecturer all over the world. He has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, WGN-TV, as well as in national publications and journals.
Dr. Friedman has designed and led the peer-reviewed clinical studies proving the effectiveness and superiority of LAVI™ Sinus products (formerly branded as Oasis) in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis and allergies.