Fungal infection is a disease that usually affects the skin, but can also affect other organs. It is caused by fungal organisms including molds, mildew, and yeast.
Symptoms of fungal infection range from mild to severe. Mild symptoms include discoloration and swelling of the nail and surrounding areas; moist, reddened patches over various parts of the body; and a cheesy and smelly discharge from the vagina. Severe symptoms can disrupt normal organ functioning and require immediate medical attention.
Fungal infections are more common and/or severe in people who use antibiotic medication for extended periods, or who use corticosteroids, immunosuppressant drugs (used to inhibit normal immune functioning), or contraceptives, as well as in people with conditions such as obesity, AIDS, and diabetes mellitus. People in the last category must seek proper medical treatment for their condition while simultaneously addressing the fungal infection itself.
Eat an organic, whole foods diet with emphasis on raw foods. Minimize your intake of dairy products, and avoid foods high in yeast, such as beer and breads, as well as sugar of all kinds (including honey and fruit juices).
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.
www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
The following supplements can help prevent and reverse fungal infections: acidophilus, Bifidobacteria, and L. bulgaricus; garlic capsules; vitamin A; B complex; pantothenic acid; vitamin C; vitamin E ;and zinc.
Other useful supplements are essential fatty acids (black currant, evening primrose, and salmon oils), caprylic acid capsules, and grapefruit seed extract.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
- Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here (link) or go to www.thetappingsolution.com orwww.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitionershere:
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Ayurveda recommends taking Triphala as either a supplement or tea to treat yeast infections. Triphala is believed to improve digestion, boost the immune system and help cleanse the digestive track. Ground turmeric and licorice root can also be consumed as a tea and help provide relief from symptoms.
Indian Gooseberry (emblica officinalis) and Chebulic Myroblan (terminalia chebula) are also useful.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here:
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
San Miao Wan, Fang Feng, Bai Xian Pi, Di Fu Zi, Dang Gui Bu Xie Tang, Da Huang, Ku Shen
Tea tree oil, patchouli, and/or geranium applied topically can help speed healing.
Topical applications of rosemary, lavender, peppermint, thuja, and/or thyme can be helpful. You can also use myrrh essential oil. The most commonly used oils for children are tea tree and lavender. Never use peppermint oil on children. For babies aged up to 12 months, mix a drop of Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of Jojoba Carrier Oil and apply on skin.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy (link to full description of what it is) it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here:
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Calendula, Chamomilla, Belladonna, Merc sol., and Sulfur are effective homeopathic remedies for treating fungal infections.
Anti-fungal herbs are an effective topical treatment. Among them are myrrh, tea tree, and garlic. Tea tree oil can also be applied directly or diluted with calendula oil for application to sensitive skin. Oregano oil or capsules and products containing pau d`arco are other good anti-fungal herbs.
The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body. See article section for more information about the art of qigong.
Add garlic to fresh, organic vegetable juice and drink 8-16 ounces per day.
To the affected area, apply some of the following: tea tree oil or gel, citrus seed extract, honey and crushed garlic, pau d`arco tea by wetting tea bag for ten minutes and then leave the bag itself on the area or use gauze or cotton soaked in tea if area is too large.
Raw papaya is also good for fungal infections. A paste made of dried papaya seeds can also be applied on the ringworm patches.
A paste of mustard seeds should be applied after washing the skin with hot water.
Make a paste of butea seeds and mix with a little lime juice. Apply the paste on the affected skin.
these are known to eliminate the pain and swelling.
Holy Basil leaves
The leaves of holy basil are also useful for treating fungal infections. Extract the juice and apply on the affected areas.
Take 1-2 pieces of garlic and mash them in a small sheet of aluminum foil. Take the sheet with mashed garlic and apply it on the skin. Do this two times a day.
This has known healing and therapeutic properties. www.benefits-of-honey.com/athlete-foot.html
Coconut oil is a powerful anti-fungal and it forms a protective barrier on the skin. As a bonus, your feet will become softer and the skin more supple too. Coconut oil can also replace other foot or body lotions on an on-going basis for anti-fungal protection and simply to reduce the number of chemicals applied to your skin.
This is a good, old-fashioned cure. Mix with water to form a paste and apply to the affected area.
Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating fungal infections: Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy: (Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy, ozone/oxygen mixture applied topically), and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)
Natural cures for fungal infections: www.naturalnews.com/026470_skin_tinea_natural.html
DIY remedies using baking soda: www.naturalnews.com/036059_home_remedies_baking_soda_natural_cures.html
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing http://www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body http://www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong (from August 2012 newsletter)
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT (June 2012 newsletter)
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Ayuirveda home remedies and fungal infections: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEQarpgWtY4
Healing the body meditation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFh-Km4AXeE&feature=related
EFT for treating disease http://www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Lavender oil for fungal infections: www.naturalnews.com/033114_lavender_essential_oils_fungal_infections.html
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EFA, Evening Primrose Oil
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Grapefruit seed extract, NutriBiotic
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Probiotics, Jarrowdophilus + FOS
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Vitamin C, Truly Natural Vitamin C
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B-Complex, Max Stress B Nano-Plex
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