There’s a cure for toe fungus in your pantry: apple cider vinegar

Joe and Teresa Graedon answer readers’ questions. This week: using apple cider vinegar on feet fungus; herbal teas for coughs; the laxative effect of magnesium.

Q: I have had trouble with fungal infections between my toes. I used clotrimazole, which seemed to help a bit.

What really cleared it up was apple cider vinegar. Once a week after bathing, I would use cotton wool with straight ACV applied to it. I wiped between my toes and the front part of my foot. My feet were better than ever after doing that.

I read that fungi have a protective coating around them that stops the immune system from killing them. ACV apparently breaks this protective coating down so your body can then kill the fungus.

A: Thanks for sharing your approach. Researchers have noted that acetic acid (vinegar) has antifungal properties (Mycoses, May 2016).

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An intriguing recommendation was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (Sept. 22, 2017). The authors suggest a “vinegar sock soak.” Here is their protocol:

“Each evening, patients go to a bathroom or other place with a vinegar-resistant floor, don old cotton socks, pour a few spoons of plain or apple-cider vinegar and a few spoons of water over the toes, and sit and read for 10-15 minutes. They then doff the socks, apply topical antifungals, and go to bed. In our experience, compliance, efficacy, and satisfaction are high, with most patients achieving complete clinical responses [for nail fungus] within a year.”

Q: I have listened to Dr. Tieraona Low Dog on your radio show describe the benefits of thyme and sage teas for colds and coughs. As a physician myself, I have found the results nothing short of amazing. Adding ginger for congestion also has worked for my friends and family. Please share the recipe with others.

A: Dr. Low Dog is one of the country’s foremost experts on the scientific evidence…

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