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  • Primal eating: a cure for nail fungus?

    Just starting the primal thing and wondering if its worth waiting to see if this way of eating eliminates my nail fungus before deciding to take powerful drugs that I think might do me more harm than good. Is there a primal consensus about this? If youve been primal for awhile and your nail fungus went away without other interventions Id like to here about it. If youve been primal for awhile and it hasnt done a darn thing for your nail fungus Id like to hear about that too. Thanks!

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    Theoretically it's supposed to work. With the decrease in energy from carbs in your blood stream you'll experience a large amount of die off originally. I don't think it's ever possible to fully rid it with diet however as your system won't fully be able to tell whether it needs the gluconeogenesis for it's own cells or for the yeast cells. Your best bet for fully ridding yourself of the infection is to go on both the diet and get the systemic pills. The dangers of something like nystatin or diflucan aren't really severe and you don't have to stay on them long either. They are however proven to be severely effective.

    Personally the diet only greatly diminished the infection, had to take an antifungal to get fully rid of it.
    "You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end. It wont be the steak."
    -J.Stanton

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    • #3
      I have a friend who swears by lavender oil which has antifungal properties, but you have to be faithful to twice daily applications.
      This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

      Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
      Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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      • #4
        Coconut oil is also a great anti-fungal. It got rid of a plantar wart that I'd tried freezing off on numerous occasions without success. Put vco on it daily for a week and bingo.
        If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

        Originally posted by tfarny
        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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        • #5
          In my experience, just a Primal diet alone is insufficient. Others dealing with this say the same thing as well. There's a few of us here who are on a Candida eradication diet -- which is like Primal Plus (a more hardcore version). You can look up the many Candida threads here.

          I've dropped everything short of an atomic bomb on my toenails over the course of fighting this for many years now. Lately I've been using coconut oil on them, and they are clearing up nicely .... finally. Nothing has worked as well as CO.

          Once that nail is overtaken, there's no recovering it. You just have to be patient and wait for the funky part to grow enough so you can cut it off.

          But if you just use the CO alone without getting rid of the systemic Candida overgrowth, it will just come right back.

          That prescription antifungal is very hard on your liver.
          "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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          • #6
            My solution to nail fungus, flaky disgusting stinkin feet, is extremely simple. Just rub Grapeseed Oil into your feet & nails every morning. Within a month dramatic & continuing improvements will be seen.

            Grizz

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            • #7
              primal, coconut oil and toenail fungus

              Originally posted by liminal_luke View Post
              Just starting the primal thing and wondering if its worth waiting to see if this way of eating eliminates my nail fungus before deciding to take powerful drugs that I think might do me more harm than good. Is there a primal consensus about this? If youve been primal for awhile and your nail fungus went away without other interventions Id like to here about it. If youve been primal for awhile and it hasnt done a darn thing for your nail fungus Id like to hear about that too. Thanks!
              I went primal 2 and 1/2 years ago. Had toenail fungus for 30 years. Gone! I use coconut oil liberally in my diet. I also take iodoral iodine. The last thing I added was Carlson's fish oil. Somehow this combination worked. I am 66 and everybody says I look amazing.

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              • #8
                ....eating rotten meat is known to cure nail fungus, just sayin'....hebs









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                • #9
                  Depends on why you got it, I suppose. My toe fungus is the result of trauma, I like to kick things. x_x Hasn't gotten better.
                  Out of context quote for the day:

                  Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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                  • #10
                    My athlete's foot fungus of many months' standing disappeared the first few weeks of low carbing. So gradual that I didn't notice when it left, just that it was gone. Possibly it was part of my celiac tendencies that I hadn't known of before I went wheat and mostly sugar free.

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                    • #11
                      When I did my Whole30 I was surprised that one result of it was different types of cysts disappearing and other skin issues clearing up. So it may make a difference.

                      I have taken Lamasil and survived one round with zero side effects while taking it. After I was done, it was about a year of various infections (sinus, etc.), antibiotics after antibiotics and then eventually working on getting my pH back in check.

                      I only did it because my toe nails were extremely painful, it wasn't vanity. It was either Lamasil or nail removal.

                      I use lemongrass oil on my feet now. It has antifungal properties.

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                      • #12
                        If diet or natural treatment don't work, try over the counter antibiotic cream. I'm pretty sure it's less invasive than taking anti-fugus drugs orally. It cleared mine pretty well when I was scared to go to a doctor.

                        Update: Also, after Mark talked about essential oils, I checked them out and many of then are anti-fungal or fungicide.
                        Last edited by Coccinellee; 04-27-2015, 07:17 AM.

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                        • #13
                          home remedies for getting rid of candidiasis of skin and nails symptoms include the application of tea tree oil, yogurt mixture, aloe vera juice and oregano oil.
                          Candidiasis of Skin and Nails Symptoms and Treatment also known as, candidosis or oidiomycosis, is a common fungal infection caused by yeast overgrowth in the

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                          • #14
                            Sunshine and fresh air!
                            Take a walk on the wild side.

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                            • #15
                              It took me almost a year to get rid of athlete's foot when I went low carb. At first I didn't notice that the bloody socks had cleared up, but when I did, the awful cracks had disappeared and now my feet are just feet, not sore stumps of agony. I don't recall using any type of antifungal on open bleeding sores, but nowadays, I'd entertain using tea tree oil in a coconut oil base, since tea tree oil is useful for many things.

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