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  • 8 Tips to Fight Fungi

    Are you trying to get rid of a fungal infection? Fungi may create health problems like fungal infections in your toes or jock itch or vaginal itching and other socially unappealing symptoms.

    Here’s the down and dirty on what you can do:

    1. STOP eating all sugars immediately. Fungi thrive on sugars so cut them out of your diet.
    2. Mushrooms are Fine. From all medical evidence, fungi in the body do not feed on mushrooms and other yeast and fungus products you may eat.
    3. Build Your Defenses with Supplements. Take our Ultimate Defense formula.
    4. Apply a natural anti-fungal agent topically (see below).
    5. Keep the area clean.
    6. Keep the area dry (fungus loves moisture).
    7. Stop drinking alcohol.
    8. Keep your clothes clean, especially where affected, e.g., underwear, shoes, socks.
    9. BONUS TIP: buy a bottle of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar and dilute it with water then wash the affected area once a day to kill the fungus.

    Some Natural Home Remedies

    There are several agents/substances that may kill fungus, including iodine, baking soda, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, French Green Clay, the Chinese herb Yu Wei Hu (also called Yi Wo Hu), and garlic. You can take any of these and apply them topically several times a day.

    NPR’s Science Friday’s host, Ira Flatow, reported, “Researchers report that clay–straight out of the ground–can kill certain bacteria as effectively as antibiotics. One type of french green clay was shown to wipe out Escherichia coli (the cause of urinary tract infections), Salmonella typhimurium (associated with food born illness), and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (a problem for burn patients). It also did significant damage to the antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli and inhibited the growth of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), says Shelley Haydel, a microbiologist at Arizona State University in Tempe.”1

    Using baking soda against fungi for cancer seems new and, according to some, radical. But… agricultural specialist George Keupper writes, “The use of baking soda as a fungicide is not a new idea. In Alfred C. Hottes’ A Little Book of Climbing Plants, published in 1933 by the A.T. De La Mare Co. of New York, mention is made of using one ounce of baking soda per gallon of water to control powdery mildew (PM) on climbing roses.”3

    Sources:

    1. Flatow, Ira, Watch out hand sanitizer. Clay kills bacteria too, Science Friday, Nov 07
    2. University of Michigan Health System, Tea Tree Oil, 2008
    3. Kuepper, George, Raeven Thomas, and Richard Earles, Use of Baking Soda as a Fungicide, Nov 01
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