I often get asked questions from people with
different types of yeast infections on how they can cure these conditions at home, how
they can get rid of it without incurring consultation fees or doctor’s visits or things like that.
I’ve got a question here from a lady in Japan regarding toenail fungus. Toenail fungus is
quite common with Asian people just like it is with people in America and Europe and here
in Australia and New Zealand. It’s a very common condition that affects a lot of people.
And this lady, I got a long email from her. It sounds like she works in an office and
she’s got stockings on and things like that, so she has feet that are contained in an environment
all the time that is conducive toward yeast infection.
I made a couple of notes here on some of the best home remedies which I think are really,
really good to use for yeast infections. This will give her some very good advice.
Apple cider vinegar is a very good home remedy to use is to bathe your foot each evening
for about 20 minutes. You just use about a half a cup, a third to a half a cup of apple
cider vinegar in a small amount of water, just enough to put your foot in. Japanese
people got small feet, so this will mean maybe a small container. Tepid water, apple cider
vinegar, soak the foot for 20 minutes, and then dry it carefully.
Olive leaf extract. You can get different concentrations of olive leaf extract. This
is going to help quite well, too. Olive leaf has some very interesting compounds about
it that are very antimicrobial. I’ve got some patients, in fact, here in New Zealand I know
that actually get olive leaves and boil and simmer them and then actually cool that water
down and use that for toenail fungus, so that works quite well, too.
Tea tree oil is probably one of the best essential oils you can use. The two best essential oils,
I think, for toenail fungus would be oregano oil and tea tree oil. Oregano oil is much
stronger, and you often will mix this in with a little bit of carrier oil like jojoba oil
or almond oil or sunflower oil. Just put a couple of drops of oregano oil in a teaspoon
and message it into the toe and the nail area. Tea tree oil you can apply neat. I find it
works best one drop on each nail. The hardest part is getting it under the toenail, so you
really need to trim those nails right back and sand them until you can get the oil underneath
the nail. If you can do that and do that every day, you’ll go a long way to achieving this
cure for this condition. Baking soda is another very good thing you
can use because it has an interesting alkalizing effect. Baking soda is also good for neutralizing
stomach acid, but it is particularly good for toenail fungus. Just by using baking soda
on its own in water, again a soak for 20 minutes, you’d probably use a good tablespoon for a
small container of water, mix it in thoroughly, and soak the foot. So one day you can do cider
vinegar. The following day you could do baking soda. And then when the foot’s dry, use the
tea tree oil or the oregano oil for stronger treatment.
Lavender oil is also nice to use because it’s got such a nice fragrance about it and it
also has good antimicrobial properties, but not quite as good as tea tree oil. And of
course, probiotics. Some people actually even bathe their feet in yogurt. I’ve heard all
sorts of things being done, but the probiotics you take internally at the same time that
you’re treating your foot externally. Be sure to watch my other videos on toenail
fungus and have a look at some of my articles on yeastinfection.org. And while we’re here,
do my online quiz. It’s the best one you’ll find. Candidacrusher.com. Check out my online
quiz to see if you’ve got mild, moderate or severe yeast infection because most people
with toenail fungus will have some degree of Candida in their digestive system, particularly
people who’ve had it chronically for many years and can’t get rid of the toenail fungus.
Or people who use Lamisil or these sorts of drugs or creams to try to cure it, but then
it comes back. You need to treat the whole person, not just the foot.
I hope that gives you some solutions there in Japan for toenail fungus. Thank you for