Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Nail Fungus Treatment

Summer is almost here and for those who suffer from toenail fungus, the thought of wearing open-toe shoes makes them wish winter was back.

The Naturopathic Doctor blog has offered the following advise about how to get rid of nail fungus using easy-to-find and natural ingredients. This blog is written by contributing, reputable naturopathic doctors.

Natural Nail Fungus Treatment: The Beer Soak

The basic premise behind this odd sounding natural toenail fungus treatment is to soften nails with beer, create an acidic environment with vinegar which is beneficial to good bacteria and deadly to fungus and then penetrate nails with specific beneficial bacteria to help kill and prevent further recurrences.

Essential Ingredients:

  • Acidophilus containing a specific strain of 125 billion organisms.
  • Guiness Stout beer or any other dark beer (Guiness is the one proven to work).
  • White Vinegar
  • Basin big enough for your feet or hands
  • Time
  • Persistence and Consistency
  • Natural Toenail Fungus Treatment Procedure:

  • In tub, pour 1 liter of room temperature beer into a basin
  • Add 1/2 a sachet which is 60 billion acidophilus and other probiotics.
  • Add 1 liter of White Vingear
  • Soak clean feet in the solution for 30 minutes before bed or when best for you.
  • On removing your feet or fingernails from the basin, file the nails down with a pumice stone or file
  • After each 3rd day, toss out the entire solution mixture and remake using the formula: 1 liter of white vinegar, 1 liter of dark beer and the remaining half of one sachet. This keeps the solution’s ingredients in active live form. If too old, it will not work.
  • Repeat for 30 days every day. Do not skip a day for best results.
  • Do twice a day for faster results
  • What to look for:
    As fungus gets killed by this natural toenail fungus treatment, you will notice new nail growth from the nail base coming in clear. This is a good sign. Some people see clearing at the base within one week and some people see clearing at the base in one month. It all depends on how fast your nails grow and how often you soak them.

    It will take about 3 to 6 months for infected nails to completely grow out. As long as you keep seeing the nail base come in clean and grow out cleanly, you are on the right track. If it is not growing in cleanly, keep soaking the nails.

    Make sure you do this toenail fungus treatment daily. Make it a routine. Watch some TV, read a book or wash the dishes for 30 minutes. Do not skip a day. If you do, it may take a bit longer than a month but keep at it.

    If you know your nails grow slowly, then consider MSM or Silicea 6x cell salts as they have shown to increase nail growth.

    This anti-fungal protocol is an excellent way to help prevent liver damage via Lamisil.

    If the formula is not strong enough, play with it. Perhaps add some more of the acidophilus to the mix or more vinegar or more beer. Play with the concentrations if necessary.

    ... if you take the acidophilus sachets internally, you are treating a cause of the fungus – not just treating the nails....

    ...If you’re debating whether or not to do this soak, don’t. If you are wondering if it works – it does.

    Give it a shot – it is safe, effective, inexpensive. Yes it takes some work, but popping a liver toxic Lamisil pill for 3 months daily also takes work – especially repairing the damaged liver. You only get one liver.

    The Acidophilus and White Vinegar and the Guiness are the proven ingredients.

    People have tried other strains of acidophilus from their health store without result. You may try them to see if they work for you but from I have seen, they do not work well.

    One factor is that the sachets contain a variety of acidophilus, not just one form and they also contain a specific strain of those types. Why that matters I cannot say but it seems to as those who used a different product did not have success.

    Another reason why other bacteria fail to work was found out by my Immunology professor, Dr Sheryl Berman, PhD. She did a study on about 35 different acidophilus companies and found that only one had the actual amount of live bacteria it claimed in the container – some of the companies stated 1 billion live bacteria per capsule and contained…none. The Acidophilus that I suggest claim 125 billion per sachet and at manufacturing have 170 billion.

    Choosing a different dark beer that is less expensive may hinder your success. I have not had reports of other effective dark beers so I am not sure. You can give it a shot but you are only saving a few bucks while investing 30 days of soaking. That is pennies per day extra. Worth the risk? If you have time, it would be good to know if the others worked…if they do, let me know...

    ...Enjoy healthy nails once again! It’s summer – put on those sandals!

    ...Please note: Fungus is due to either a weak immune system, trauma to the nail area, high refined carbohydrate diet or recent or long term use of antibiotics.

    That said, taking one sachet in a glass of water before dinner for 14 days helps restore healthy gut bacteria which likely has a direct impact on proper immune function, may help combat fungus internally and externally longterm and reduce refined carbohydrate and sugar cravings as the ‘bad’ bacteria which do crave sugar will be wiped out by the beneficial bacteria. So taking the sachets internally for one week, soaking for a few months, changing your diet, building your immune system and not bashing your nails will likely improve your fungus situation.

    A mild headache may occur while taking the sachets internally. Taking vitamin C usually helps. The headache is usually due to the ‘die-off’ reaction from unhealthy bacteria being killed by the healthy probiotic found in the sachets.


    Solomon Fowler said...

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    Healthy Nails said...

    Useful post, thanks for sharing. Definitely there are different natural ways to cure nail fungus and many of them are really successful. It’s really great if you can treat this problem naturally.

    Anonymous said...

    I've already try it last week, and i must say it's effective for me as a toenail fungus treatment. Although there are still little marked in my nail, i can prove that this is so effective. Thank you and I will share it to my friend!

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