Default 150

Fungus Questions

Fungus

All Questions

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
1.5K
by 16858 · February 17, 2014 at 9:06 AM

When I ingest wheat (and sometimes when I ingest cow dairy) I get a delayed allergic reaction at night in the form of acid reflux. The casein in cow dairy (even happens with hard cheeses, but never happens with sheep, goat, or buffalo dairy)... (more)

Medium avatar
eeepeeep 0 · February 17, 2014 at 9:06 AM

@raydawg I'm a Coeliac. Mustards are quite hard to get gluten free and must state gluten free on the label as they don't have to state everything they use in the factory they made it - contamination can occur at a manufacture level where they... (more)

C6a627ff0027b071b8a57493de85f710
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
1.7K
by 0 · November 14, 2013 at 6:30 AM

First time I purchased coconut oil was from Trader Joe's. It was always liquid. Being a noob, I did introduce water into the oil. Some weeks later I noticed a syrupy white growth that seemed to be growing from the bottom of the jar upwards,... (more)

44f53efdedf4188ceadf140a2c721781
Roady 0 · November 14, 2013 at 6:30 AM

I keep some in a container in my shower window and it seems to heat up, melt and resolidify daily. After doing this a number of times, it gets white spots in it. Not sure what it is exactly, but that seems to be the cause. I just use that one... (more)

B43aa29fd311a09fd9b316cfc1e05f99
0
Votes
0
Answers
5
Views
1.3K
by 8 · January 06, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Hi Paleo Community, I read a thread on giving up underwear on PHacks and gave up my draws to great results! Now I'm meditating on whether socks are really necesarry either. Do you guys use socks? What issues may come with never wearing socks... (more)

62fafa8cb15af7c562fa8c270f7b6174
ccorradino 0 · January 06, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Sandals with no socks, wool socks below 50*F, keep my feet happiest. Many shoe companies are making 'sockless' running shoes to cash in on the minimalist trend. There is definite legit paleo interest here, I know my feet have benefited as I... (more)

B43aa29fd311a09fd9b316cfc1e05f99
-2
Votes
-2
Answers
4
Views
790
by 8 · January 04, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Hi all, I've recently stopped wearing underwear (which is amazing by the way). I'm considering giving up on socks as well. Does anyone have any experience giving up socks? Any possible downfalls to not wearing socks? Fungus? Stench? I... (more)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc
foreveryoung 0 · January 04, 2013 at 7:23 PM

I almost never wear socks. No problems with that. I wear ralph lauren athletic briefs underneath my gym shorts and about half the time I go commando when I'm wearing jeans or khakis. Fungus? No never. Although I do t think wearing or not wearing... (more)

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6
2
Votes
2
Answers
3
Views
1.2K
by 709 · January 02, 2013 at 9:22 AM

There are many articles, theorys, herbs, and supplements to cure this condition of fungus, bacteria, and yeast (just a certian type of fungus) overgrowth. So its hard to pick a successful treatment plan. If you have successfully done this, please... (more)

74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d
primalpat 0 · December 19, 2012 at 1:50 AM

I don't know that my candida is totally gone. I'm at the point of not caring. My health problems have caused me so much stress over the last few years, that I honestly think the obsessing made it worse. I was popping so many different... (more)

C8dd4c2254f4bbf597377e1e0c0b67ac
3
Votes
3
Answers
6
Views
2.2K
by 55 · July 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM

So from reading a few threads on here it seems that my tinea versicolor, which happened when I started VLC Paleo, needs some carbs to subdue it. This thread in particular made sense to me:... (more)

best answer

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a
j3wcy 0 · June 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I think you pretty much nailed it with the fruit, rice, and starchy tubers line. Just keep away from wheat and grains. You can also look at some literature that discusses higher carb options, such as chrisskresser.com, perfecthealthdiet.com, and... (more)

3d514362b626735d7f6e48749d01ca08
1
Votes
1
Answers
3
Views
1.4K
by 5 · May 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I was wondering what Paul's specific guidelines for eating were for someone with a fungal infection. I know he advocates adding starch to your diet, but I was wondering if there were other guidelines as well like adding fruit or special... (more)

8767a1533a7b3ed96dd3edb70df9bc90
Ben_Rogers 0 · May 28, 2012 at 2:51 AM

My wife has a candida albicans infection (the kind that feeds on carbs and you contract by taking antibiotics). She's basically on the paleo diet--but avoids all carbs/starches. She also eats fermented veggies and some pro-biotic yogurt and... (more)

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77
2
Votes
2
Answers
5
Views
3.5K
by 1401 · April 21, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Well let me start off by saying I have long thick hair. My hair is 2-3 inches below my bum(curly and gets dry easily). I used to wear hairspray everyday and I only wear one hairstyle, but now I dont use hairspray anymore(2 years)(still use... (more)

Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966
Chris_33 0 · April 20, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Reduce PUFAs .

775bc83a7c54975e77a8500e065a24c3
3
Votes
3
Answers
7
Views
5.1K
by 814 · December 05, 2013 at 11:45 AM

I've had persistent fungal infections (athletes foot, jock itch, dry/itchy hand, acne and nail fungus) since pre adolescence...I'm now 45. Eating paleo has improved these conditions as well as many others, but has yet to completely cure them. ... (more)

Ee67e388b171aaa12cc5074c9bf53270
asim 0 · December 05, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Creams for fungal skin infections take a long time to work (at least a month.. probably longer even). I would keep up with it.. and if you want to get a pill for the infection the only way to get it is to go to your doctor. It doesn't even ... (more)

Ce2414869e675d1943d2b57a9e117382
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
5.3K
by 5 · August 20, 2013 at 10:03 AM

I have had a breakout of tinea versicolor that has gotten worse over the past year. I eat paleo/leangains and allow dairy. I supp D3 and fish oil. Suggestions?

A740dfecddc92a2e7f02329a971e1dda
jennifer_37 0 · August 20, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Best thing that works is yeast infection creams like monistat. Gone in a couple days.

D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15
5
Votes
5
Answers
5
Views
3.1K
by 569 · December 12, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Candida overgrowth is a very controversial topic. Considered over-diagnosed or under-diagnosed, it is often self-diagnosed and treated, while the list of probable symptoms/signs is too wide. It is one of the few issues that still affects even... (more)

Ffd72922a42e5f5c663d9a189229299f
Morning_Rain 0 · December 12, 2011 at 9:20 PM

have suffered from acne for five years and been through à couple of antibiotics for it. 22 year old male. I read online about the possibility of developing candida from antibiotics and one of the symptoms from candida is acne. I figured I would do... (more)

0fe73ab3e375e6d68f0e4bb9fda5ea27
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
1.7K
by 142 · August 05, 2011 at 3:33 PM

I'm not sure if this has already been discussed, but I began wondering about the links between the concept of cancer as a type of Candida fungus vs. the question of "are rates of cancer lower in the paleo community due to particular eating habits... (more)

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f
Eric_12 0 · August 05, 2011 at 6:08 AM

I am convinced that the Paleo diet is best for reducing your chances of cancer. Eating whole foods, keeping your omega 6/3 ratio proper, not eating added fructose. All of these are good for the body and for prevention of cancer.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
527
by 8883 · July 23, 2011 at 2:15 PM

I've had a mold allergy for a while now. I also had a vitamin D deficiency (a severe one) and low hemoglobin. I do TONS of work to solve it : I eat paleo without nuts, nightshades or fruits (call it immuno-paleo) and I limit sugary vegetables... (more)

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821
Kelly_3 0 · July 23, 2011 at 2:15 PM

I think you've probably answered your own question, the moldy beach house!

Ee4275e41a8d934400e85f1dada40ab4
5
Votes
5
Answers
34
Views
10.8K
by 25 · June 27, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Does Anyone know of any cures for toenail fungus that don't require an oral prescription? My thought is that this is caused internally, and could possibly be cured with a paleo diet.

best answer

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587
Karen_P_ 0 · April 17, 2011 at 2:31 AM

Another vote for tea tree oil. But this is what I did to make sure it got under the nail. It sounds crazy, but it totally nipped it in the bud. I used an alcohol-sterilized pin and pricked several holes in my nail, VERRRRRYYYYY slowly until I... (more)

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
2.3K
by 1776 · March 02, 2011 at 10:56 PM

hello, just got back my metametrix full GI function stool test results - indicates high levels of yeast/fungus, which coincides with my long term jock itch and athletes foot. (note the athletes foot is not itchy or red, nor are the toenails warped... (more)

Medium avatar
Travis_Culp 0 · March 02, 2011 at 9:17 PM

I thought the Jaminets were saying that excess fructose and starch are the cause of out of control fungi. A bunch of vegetables, in your case at least, would likely increase the populations, not decrease them. It's a difficult situation, since any... (more)

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921
6
Votes
6
Answers
14
Views
3.4K
by 4888 · November 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Sitting musing in the bath this morning - coconut oil in hot water - I suddenly realised that I haven't had athletes foot for ages. It was a regular problem and thinking about it, since I started the paleo / primal eating regimen, I don't think it... (more)

A7c1857ce53fb11a9351d05718c7070d
Andy_16 0 · November 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Tea Tree oil and Oil of Oregano also have antimicrobial properties. I have a couple natural skin care products made with mainly Tea Tree oil and coconut oil, and I wash my feet with that every night in the shower. I don't have athletes foot... (more)