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Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Nail Fungus?

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Tea tree essential oil is pitted against the antifungal cream lotrimin for the treatment of fungal nail infection, but what about treating the underlying cause? Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter at https://www.nutritionfacts.org/subscribe and get a free recipe from his new HOW NOT TO DIE COOKBOOK. (All proceeds Dr. Greger receives from his books, DVDs, and speaking directly support NutritionFacts.org). I just did a video about improving peripheral circulation. See: Benefits of Beans for Peripheral Vascular Disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-beans-for-peripheral-vascular-disease). What about other fungal infections? Check out my last video, Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Dandruff and Athlete’s Foot? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Tea-tree-Oil-Work-for-Dandruff-and-Athletes-Foot). Have a question about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/does-tea-tree-oil-work-for-nail-fungus and someone on the NutritionFacts.org team will try to answer it. Want to get a list of links to all the scientific sources used in this video? Click on Sources Cited at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/does-tea-tree-oil-work-for-nail-fungus. You’ll also find a transcript and acknowledgments for the video, my blog and speaking tour schedule, and an easy way to search (by translated language even) through our videos spanning more than 2,000 health topics. If you’d rather watch these videos on YouTube, subscribe to my YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=nutritionfactsorg Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution! -Michael Greger, MD FACLM Captions for this video are available in several languages. To find yours, click on the settings wheel directly on the lower-right of the video and then "Subtitles/CC." http://www.NutritionFacts.org • Subscribe: http://www.NutritionFacts.org/subscribe • Donate: http://www.NutritionFacts.org/donate • HOW NOT TO DIE: http://nutritionfacts.org/book • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NutritionFacts.org • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nutrition_facts • Instagram: http://instagram.com/nutrition_facts_org/ • Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NutritionfactsOrgMD • Podcast : http://nutritionfacts.org/audio/
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qwerty (1 месяц назад)
I’ve never tried tea tree oil but I noticed after being LFPB for 1.5 years that it was completely gone. I started eating higher fat and protein (still plant based) and it came back. I try to stick to low fat but other than my nail I feel a lot healthier eating higher amount of fat and protein. I may go back to eating low fat for a few months and see the effects.
Chris Mersits (1 месяц назад)
Eradicating the fungus on a vegan diet is going to be extremely difficult without the use of oral anti fungal meds. Carbohydrates are what the fungus feed on. The best natural cure is to significantly restrict your carb intake, similar to a ketogenic diet.
macboogieland (1 месяц назад)
how do you deal with the smell? putting on the toes at night might be alright since it's before i go to bed, but what about during the day? it's just a really intense smell and people around you will notice it if you smell like it daily
pomegranateorange (2 месяца назад)
Too much intonation. To fast talking. Difficult to catch up
msinbalony (2 месяца назад)
Another reason that you get it when you grow older is just because when you're older your nails and hair grow slower, and so it's harder to get rid of the fungus. I've tried Oregano oil for a very long time. And I was persistent. Didn't help enough. Gave up and went for the meds, which I'm takin for 2 months now. Am vegan by the way.
misaberry (2 месяца назад)
Been vegan for 4 years now. and I've had one toenail fucked up for maybe..7 years? I thought there was nothing i could do so I covered it up with nailpolish... It cleared up like magic after 7 years, not because of my diet but because i was consistent with putting treatments on it. I used antifungal cream, nail laquer and tea tree oil. Prior to this i used oregano oil but it did nothing. But it may be because I wasn't as consistent. This shit takes months to clear up so consistency with treatment is key in my opinion, not diet. Just my experience
\/ibestr (2 месяца назад)
so poor blood circulation is caused by eating meat? that seems a bit off
Klad InVermont (2 месяца назад)
What about using oregano oil, since it's anti-fungal, as well?
Marc Gratton (3 месяца назад)
You the topTKU
Vince (3 месяца назад)
I can definitely confirm the last part about if you have a blood circulation problem, then TTO treatment may not get rid of it completely and forever. I've been using TTO in jojoba base oil for a long time now. When I first started this treatment some years back, I would say over the course of first 3-6 months, yes my fungus nails looked a fair bit better. It was only half the way to the finish line though. Since that initial improvement, I have not seen any further progress in a very long time, so it's probably a circulation issue. I have that tingly feeling in my feet at times so that would confirm the poor circulation if I'm not mistaken.
Theresa (3 месяца назад)
My mother has that on one toe, but I think it's because a marble chair fell on her foot and there was huge swelling and bleeding, after which the nail came off completely. It grew back normally for a while, but then something else fell on her foot at work and that was when the problem with the fungus started. She eats a healthy vegan diet and does a very decent amount of excercise for a woman of 65 (She walks for about 2 hours each day and uses her bicycle to get around, and she even runs a little to get her heart rate up), so I don't think it's a problem with her circulation, or is it? What do you think?
Patrick Palmarella (3 месяца назад)
Look... foods you eat either increase inflamtions or decrease it... switch to lower saturated fats. And stay off antibiodics and vaccines
Anastasia Kiyasheva (3 месяца назад)
Change the cover photo, it’s disgusting
Mike Hammack (3 месяца назад)
Have you done any presentations on amygdalin?
Chytry Gawron (3 месяца назад)
The "thumbnail" on this vid is nasty
Angelica G v (3 месяца назад)
Dr. Gregor, I really wish this topic was studied more. I think it might make some people rich to find a more natural preventative and cure. So many people have this condition and our only serious remedy is a toxic RX or possibly, long-term tea tree applications? I likely contacted nail fungus as a young adult, while mindlessly walking barefoot in a gym. It has slowly invaded all my toenails. This was several years before going vegan. I've been active and a plant based vegan for over 6 years and it hasn't changed a thing for my feet. Fixing and potential poor circulation I may have (don't notice any symptoms) doesn't seem likely to improve my severe condition. After looking into every treatment available, I'm seriously considering the toxic RX, I've tried long to avoid. Please post more!
No thanks Jeff (2 месяца назад)
I am currently trying Vicks Vaporrub, there is actual evidence it can cure via scientific literature easily found online, It did not cure everyone in the trail that was 48 weeks.
sporto100 (3 месяца назад)
everything in your body is a matter of balance. toenail fungus means the good bacteria and fungi are being out competed by the bad. Walk around in barefeet for a summer and get the good bacteria and dirt in your toes and the toenail fungus stops and your nail grows out in 3-4 months.
Meagan Collins (3 месяца назад)
How do you know the fungus doesn't cause poor circulation? Is that possible
Thomas (3 месяца назад)
Hi, Is the ALA we get from flax seeds really enough to have our 250mg of EPA and DHA?
Sayuas (3 месяца назад)
I always thought that tea tree oil was a pseudo science crock.
Dylan T (3 месяца назад)
humans were not built to wear socks and shoes all the time. let those toes breath.
Dylan T (3 месяца назад)
I found zinc dandruff to be helpful.
mycomage (3 месяца назад)
Dr. Greger,, Will you please do a response to this guy? https://youtu.be/Gz0biHBJuaU
April Marie (3 месяца назад)
Cost wasn't comparable for me. It cost $50 for pharmacy treatment but less than $10 for the bottle of tea tree oil and the tea tree oil worked but the expensive preperation didn't !!
No thanks Jeff (2 месяца назад)
That's a spam bot.
April Marie (3 месяца назад)
Patrick knowling ..I think you might have missed the point of my comment. I've already found the best way ! Since I live in the sub tropics it happened once, and if by chance it happens again.. I'll use 'tea tree oil ' !!
Patrick knowling (3 месяца назад)
If you want the best way to get rid of your fungus problem then visit this website here: HootFungus.xyz
Bob Norton (3 месяца назад)
There are many treatments, natural or otherwise, but if the fungus has spread under the nail, most solutions are temporary. To get rid of it forever takes time and a bit of devotion. Soak your toes/feet in Vinegar & Listerine daily for at least 20 minutes - more is better. This kills germs, fungi, bacteria, etc., and soaks in. If your skin gets irritated, reduce the time until your feet become more accustomed to it. Do it while you watch TV or surf the Internet each day - develop the habit. You can reuse the same basin a couple times, but this is an investment in you. You'll need to buy the BIG Listerine's and the Gallon Vinegar's. Another price is that your feet will smell interesting, unless you wash them after soaking - but I wouldn't wash it off too soon. Moving forward in life, develop the lifestyle change to always let your feet breathe, spread out, and be dry whenever possible. When a NEW nail grows in completely from the root, which may take months, you're 100% GTG for life. The worse your toes were, the more you will love your new feet! This can be life changing for those affected for many years...
Scereyaha (3 месяца назад)
Some people can't help their circulation or immune problems due to medical conditions, like autoimmune disorders or disorders affecting circulation. So they can't treat the underlying cause and have to instead treat the symptoms. That said, despite many prescribed treatments failing, the tea tree oil I got for my mother cleared up her nail fungus, which she has had for over 20 years, and even helping when she had to go through chemo and recovery from that [which means a heavily depressed immune system]. The oil also reversed the "pincer toe" as her physician called it, where the fungus was causing her nail's C curve to exaggerate to the point where it was pinching off a chunk of her toe. She'd had the entire nail surgically removed once and it grew back just to do the same thing... Until the tee tree oil, because it's not just anti-fungal, it also softened the nail which caused it to stop pinching off circulation and made it manageable to touch and properly trim and clean. It also has anti bacterial properties which makes it useful for preventing secondary infections in a way that other treatments weren't helping with. If I'm not mistaken it also does something to increase circulation in the tiny blood vessels of the skin, which might mean in helps in three very convenient ways all at the same time. I'm not a fan of just going off of any anecdotal "evidence" you might hear on something, but I am sharing this in case it helps someone, especially considering any study I've seen supports that it does help with nail fungus in exactly the ways I have observed. You can often find larger bottles of it for a lot cheaper than some other treatments and it doesn't have the same draw backs as many other treatments for long term use.
Mitch Tru (3 месяца назад)
Good video! Maybe you're next video if you haven't done so already would be to explain how to increase blood circulation.
TheaDragonSpirit (3 месяца назад)
I worked out leaving my shoes and socks off, helps it clear up. Not sure if it's: natural light, or lack of sweat, or fungus in shoes and socks, or lack of circulation?
TheToberman1 (3 месяца назад)
Had better results with Oil of Oregano after only a few applications.
Marla Jacques (3 месяца назад)
If a vitamin C tab can kill recurring bacterial vaginitis when nothing else worked, then I'm going to crush one up with a carrier and put it on bf's toe everyday! Also use one to exfoliate my face and it takes years off
SultanNify (3 месяца назад)
DOCTOR PLEASE MAKE VIDEO about white tongue and dry tongue and reasons of it. THERE ARE SO MANY SPECULATIONS on internet IDK what to believe !!!
straightedge veganbel (3 месяца назад)
SultanNify omg i thought i had some bad thing like candida and guess what, don't chew cinnomon gum or eat lots of cinnomon....i cut it out completely and problem solved in less than 3 days!
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
SultanNify Go see an Acupuncturist who is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. They use tongue diagnosis as part of their normal intake procedure.
Sam (3 месяца назад)
I was already on a plant based diet when I got toe nail fungus. I found out it’s caused by a low vitamin C level in the body. I started taking Ester C in high amounts and about 5 months later it all went away and never came back. I still take the Ester C.
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
Jacob Rosenberg No, my information comes from Dr Joel Wallach who idolized Dr Linus Pauling but also knows he was wrong to take so much isolated Vit C every day and that's what killed him and his wife. The toxin is determined only by the dose and there isn't an overabundance of any trace minerals in our diet because they aren't added back in to the soil which is severely depleted.
Jacob Rosenberg (3 месяца назад)
Philip J Fry it is virtual impossible to deplete copper since there is an over abundance of copper in the diet. Most people have too much, especially the industrial kind. Your information is outdated and based on fear mongering against good diet and supplimentation. Paid for likely the pharmaciutical industry. Learn from real people who have healed using real food instead of some industry funded study designed to decieve you. 🐾✌️❤️
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
Sam Taking high Vit C by itself can deplete your body of copper and cause your arteries to blow out. That's what killed Dr Linus Pauling, you're better off to take a complete vitamin & mineral supplement but finding one is difficult.
isoldam (3 месяца назад)
I had toenail fungus on both big toes, caught it in a gym shower room. I was eating a plant based diet and exercising two hours a day at the time. My circulation was great. I put tea tree oil on it twice a day and Vicks Vapor Rub and tea tree oil on it at night for more than a year. (I kept the nail cut short but did not grind down the whole nail.) The tea tree oil definitely improved the appearance of the nail, but it did not completely cure the fungus. The only thing that cured it was a prescription Lamisil antifungal for 12 weeks. It's risky for the liver ( I had to take a liver test) but I'm glad I did it. The nail fungus is finally completely gone.
Matt Lauer (3 месяца назад)
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Angela B. (3 месяца назад)
Dangerous article. Shame on you.
michael onello (3 месяца назад)
not so clear on this topic Dr. G.....?
GREAT WHITE PLANT EATER (3 месяца назад)
Surprisingly...WD 40 works ...was used in Vietnam where conditions were ideal for growth and spreading...like other applications must be consistent for 4 to 6 months....or just eat right....which is easier said than done
Sunghee Lee (3 месяца назад)
Get to the root of the problem: of course!!!
Devon Stultz (3 месяца назад)
Don't eat while watching lol
onyomi (3 месяца назад)
Improving your circulation might only make your feet sweat more, which is my problem. Only thing non-systemic that cures it is laser treatment, but keeping feet dry with baby powder, etc. can keep it from coming back.
Finnian Cornelison (3 месяца назад)
Consume garlic on a regular basis. Then you won't have a fungal problem, in your toes or otherwise. At least that has been my experience.
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
Mm Mm Pretty much all chips are garbage, real food can't be stored in a bag for eons without changing.
tom4321 (3 месяца назад)
Mm Mm " I hope to not eat doritos someday" That wording .... basically means you are planning for failure! If instead of "hope to" you "plan to" or are "determined to" you might convince someone - perhaps even yourself! Nevertheless good luck with your journey!
Mm Mm (3 месяца назад)
Philip J Fry - Sometimes I buy Sam's Wild Roots Red Quinoa chips or Costco Kirkland Multigrain nacho chips.. baby steps .. I hope to not eat doritos someday
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
Mm Mm Don't expect any big health increase if your plan is to go from a junk food diet to a vegan based junk food diet.
Mm Mm (3 месяца назад)
@Yowzoe.  I take it that you are here means you eat a plant based diet?  Has that not helped?  I'm new to plant based.. in fact I am still trying to kick my addiction to chocolate milk and also ice cream.  I guess Doritos is corn so that is ok?  So once I kick the dairy I will be full plant based.
David Gardell (3 месяца назад)
Like with so many things wrong with us, it’s simply a symptom showing something else is wrong. This is why people believe in pharmaceuticals, they do just that - fixes your symptom, by putting a lid on it. The body’s like “Heey, I’m tryin to tell you something here!!” No money in curing anyone, right... 💊🏦💊
RipeApple (3 месяца назад)
NEVER give up!
Kate T. (3 месяца назад)
Anecdotally, I can't comment on the circulation issues, but I picked up this nail fungus from a public pool area once (gross). For a year, I tried all sorts of OTC treatments that did nothing. Finally, I tried nightly treatments of tea tree oil and witch hazel (alternated between nights). That did the trick, though it's impossible to say which worked / worked better. The key to using it was to make sure to get the nail truly wet, especially at the cuticles and under the nail at front. I'd sleep barefoot. Once I figured all that out, my symptoms improved dramatically and new, healthy nail growth began. Unfortunately, it took months for a fully new nail. Been without issue for seven years now, no need for continued preventive treatments or anything. I'd say it worked, but I sure would like to understand how.
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
Kate T. All plants have defensive compounds, many have anti fungal or bacterial properties to protect the plant from bacterial attacks or things like powdery mildew and other molds. That's the same reason some plants have anti cancer properties, the plant compounds are just toxic to any cells & attack mitochondria or disrupt cell membranes.
AtlantisArch (3 месяца назад)
sorry, but based on my own experiment, the hypothesis of the blood circulation is just crap. 1/ Not only do I eat vegetalian for more than 5 years, but 2/ I focus a part of my diet on blood flow as I'm a (ultra trail) runner. 3/ and last but not least I wear large toebox zero drop shoes (altra, vivo, vibram FF) for 5 years too (and that increase feet bloodflow a lot)., sometimes wearing correct toes. Believe me, that hypothesis is just plain garbage. I also do not have a depressed immune system. Better look at other factors like imbalance in gut bacteria, some gluten intolerance or whatever.
Sacratease (3 месяца назад)
Does a low fat plant-based diet (and improved circulation) make a difference? Put it to the test!
Slap Stick (3 месяца назад)
Poor circulation is not always diet. It’s also lack of exercise, it’s the fact that people with certain diseases just tend to have more circulatory issues, also diet. Don’t forget sun exposure for nails. Also some people just have thicker nailbeds than others. There’s so much missing here from this video.
Slap Stick (3 месяца назад)
I said its not ALWAYS diet. And its not ALWAYS exercise too. Its not ALWAYS anything. Could be one thing, combination of things. Plus, if you exercise daily doing cardio and weights than you probably don't have poor circulation unless you are older.
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
Butyrate Powah There's different types of obesity but its not uncommon for overweight people to feel cold all the time. Others are overheating constantly & wearing summer clothes in winter time & drinking cold stuff like slurpees. Are you also overweight and what is your diet like?
Butyrate Powah (3 месяца назад)
If it's even remotely cold my hands and feet will be cold also. During winter I do feel colder than most people, but I make sure to layer up good. Also if I stop cardio for few days my lips will get very dry, during winter they are always dry. Everyone who knows me knows I have cold hands most of the time. But I have IBS so i'm probably not converting enough food into calories, so I think that's why I get cold during winter. It is known that fat people are warmer probably due to extra energy they posses from the fat.
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
Butyrate Powah What do you mean when you say your circulation sucks? Some ppl say that just because their skin is a little blotchy or whatever. Do you feel cold all the time?
Butyrate Powah (3 месяца назад)
Nah I exercise almost daily, cardio and weights, my circulation still sucks after many years, while some fat people I know who barely move off their ass have superman circulation. Oh and they eat like shit and i'm WFPB LFHC vegan.
Vegan Recipes (3 месяца назад)
I have had this problem On just one foot for about 20 years it’s also the same leg that has varicose vains could this be to do with blood circulation then?
straightedge veganbel (3 месяца назад)
How can you increase the circulation if you already eat plant based??...i have only had leg swelling and poor circulation to my feet since going wfpb vegan 6 years ago...is it possible I'm not getting enough sodium? I have low bp and heart rate, and I'm cold most of the time....i am fed up with the leg swelling though and i work out everyday. I do have iodine deficiency and have been supplementing with nascent iodine for 2 months, upping the dose as i am still deficient.
pomegranateorange (2 месяца назад)
Mitch Tru it leaves me weak i have anemia already and it makes me crave salt and oil allll the time
pomegranateorange (2 месяца назад)
straightedge veganbel maybe u r iron deficient?
Philip J Fry (2 месяца назад)
Jub Jub People believe and do things for all sorts of stupid reasons. McDonalds sells the most burgers because they advertise the most not because they make good burgers. I don't expect to sway the masses with my approach and yes I understand Dr Greger has more money and influence than I do. He also pretends to be a Dr and wears a lab coat & stethoscope even though he never finished his residency and hasn't managed a single patient. I have and the people who listen to me & who still have a functioning immune system usually get better. I don't present any pseudoscience and I help people, the ones who ask for my help, and I don't ask anything in return. I know that the toxic compounds in plants and the GMO foods are responsible for the terrible state of our health and the vegan propaganda & lies need to be countered. Plus its amusing. I had a vegan tell me human teeth are evolved for cracking walnuts open! :)
Jub Jub (2 месяца назад)
Mate, surely you can understand why people are more inclined to believe Greger than you. He reads hundreds of scientific studies and presents the information concisely in these videos. He's a licensed doctor and his organisation is a nonprofit. You provide anecdotal pseudoscientific evidence in between swearing at and attempting to insult people in YouTube comment sections. I'm not sure what your credentials are, where you learned this information, or why you might expect people to unquestioningly believe some random person online named for a borderline retarded cartoon character. It seems we don't even disagree on many things. People are massively overmedicated. The standard American diet is so bad that getting people to eat any whole foods would improve and lengthen many lives. I'm not vegan - I'm not convinced it's the best choice.
Philip J Fry (2 месяца назад)
Muda Le What do you do for a living? lol..... Got a big list of people who listened to your advice and got rid of diseases or painful conditions? Yea too bad I'm not a real Doctor & then I could not wash my hands properly when I go to the bathroom and be part of the 3rd biggest cause of death in North America, HOSPITAL INFECTION! Any idea how many people are killed every year because of decimal point errors on prescription meds? Or how many people die every yr from taking their meds correctly as prescribed? You're hilarious.
Frenchblue8 (3 месяца назад)
There's at least one video on YT, where they do a demo of treating this using a combination of olive oil, slivers of fresh, organic garlic placed under and all around the nail then they wrap it in cotton cloth, like old clean flannel shirt remnants and Saran wrap (cling film, in the UK) and leave it for like 24 hrs.
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
Frenchblue8 I know people who have had to go to the hospital with 2nd degree burns from raw garlic. Be very careful putting it directly on your skin.
Patrick Pierre, Jr. (3 месяца назад)
Is hydrofluorocarbon 152a considered an PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon). It's a chemical commonly used in cosmetic products and body sprays. I remember a Dr. Gregor video where he says PAH can cause cancer.
benko7ab (3 месяца назад)
I can confirm from direct experience that tea tree oil works but you need to apply regularly and file down the nail. You will start to notice results within months but it takes a long time to eradicate completely.
benko7ab (1 месяц назад)
+Pedro Rica A big disposable one that you can use for at least a month... No.
Pedro Rica (1 месяц назад)
re-usable or disposable file ? Did it come back?
benko7ab (3 месяца назад)
ricciraptorhawk At least daily...at first I didn't and that was not enough...
ricciraptorhawk (3 месяца назад)
How often did you apply the oil?
benko7ab (1 месяц назад)
Yowzoe A large thick one with two sides, with different grades of sandpaper, one rougher than the other...
Plant Life (3 месяца назад)
Wow! Never knew why my athletes foot went away when I became vegan. Now I do!
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
Plant Life Interesting, did you also start wearing sandals all the time or anything like that? I usually use Absorbine Jr and it typically only takes one time to kill my athlete's foot. I think its just menthol & camphor, its an old timey horse liniment.
Plant Life (3 месяца назад)
Philip J Fry Yes Philip and I tried everything going to get rid of it. In the end I just lived with it. Until I became vegan. Then it just went. There can't be any other explanation. It's amazing.
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
Plant Life Was your athlete's foot chronic before? I get it sometimes but its from having hot sweaty feet or not wearing flip flops in the gym showers.
mi.mi55555 5 (3 месяца назад)
Lack of circulation! Thank you! 🙏
kingmike40 (3 месяца назад)
Somebody, preferably Dr Greger, should write a book about how industry manipulates the data in "scientific studies".
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
kingmike40 I just re-read my entire comment and that is a truth bomb if I've ever seen one. I don't know you or care what you eat so why would I lie?
kingmike40 (3 месяца назад)
You really shouldn't say things that are not true. Your doing what you are accusing Dr Greger of. You are obviously just making stuff up. Go away troll.
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
kingmike40 Its your fault for picking a shitty video. Tons of people are reversing every auto immune disease you can think of and a bunch you haven't heard of through a plant free diet. Also reversing diabetes, obesity and all kinds of mental illness & sleep issues. A logical person can only conclude that plants must be the cause of all of these conditions for many people. Eat what you want to but there's also a vegan recovery group that has well over 500 members in just over a month & the more plant based everyone is eating the worse their health has become which means there IS something wrong with the plant based diet. Doctors don't have any nutritional training and even the American Diatetic Assoc takes all kinds of money from junk food companies to promote their garbage food as healthy. Hospital infection is the 3rd leading cause of death in North America because Doctors can't figure out how to wash their hands properly so if you want to take advice about diet from this clown be my guest. He's the same age as I am and he could pass for my father, that's what his plant based diet has caused. Rapid aging, hair loss, tooth decay, poor vision and zero muscle mass.
kingmike40 (3 месяца назад)
Philip J Fry That is not misleading that is just stating the obvious.
kingmike40 (3 месяца назад)
Philip J Fry It is not the oils that cause the hca to form. It is the sugar and protein cooked with high heat that causes hca to form. I cannot find anything on grains causing hca to form. Plants are still far healthier than meats. You still haven't giving me anything to show that Dr Greger has mislead in his videos. Just because it didn't work for you doesn't mean that there is something wrong with a plant based diet. Greger is not the only doctor promoting a plant based lifestyle.
Jeff Eppenger (3 месяца назад)
I have heard people treat this with Vicks Vapor Rub. That the Campher kills it but takes some time. Would Apple Cider Vinegar work as well??
No thanks Jeff (2 месяца назад)
Gotta do ACV in a soak bath, I did it topically like 10 times a day and did not do nothing. I am now trying Vicks
Modar Amiat (2 месяца назад)
After many years of enduring toe nails that grow oddly while at the same time toe nails that would turn almost black, my mother started using this fungus treatment CureForNailFungus78.blogspot.com . Right after a just-a couple of weeks she has recognized a great improvement. At this moment, her nails are normal again.?
Olivia H (3 месяца назад)
straightedge veganbel straight! I put it on a cotton ball, tape to my nail, and leave on for an hour, sometimes overnight.
sporto100 (3 месяца назад)
Dont take the pill. It has a 1 in 2000 chance of killing you outright.
sporto100 (3 месяца назад)
It could be the turpentine in the original vick rub?
Ellen Kowallis (3 месяца назад)
For sure, my husband's chronic athletes foot went away when weave started the plant based diet.
Ellen Kowallis (24 дня назад)
But both fungus. So change your diet and you'll fix both.
JoJo Skye (24 дня назад)
Ellen Kowallis Athletes foot and toe fungus aren’t the same thing. Toe fungus is extremely hard to get rid of.
Fred Flintstone (3 месяца назад)
Try potassium permaganate for nail fungus and any other skin problems you might have.
Derek O'Hara (3 месяца назад)
My wife suffered with nail fungus for years. Once she started putting Teatree oil on it, it was gone in four months. She was overwhelmed with joy because she thought it was something she was going to have to live with for life.
misaberry (2 месяца назад)
Same :') but i combined the treatment with a nail laquer
Derek O'Hara (3 месяца назад)
mdmm exactly
Tłusty Pasztet (3 месяца назад)
You could use a pipet.
mdmm (3 месяца назад)
How does one apply it? With a Q-Tip?
Śūnyatā Eight (3 месяца назад)
Do you know what works for toe fungus - iodine. My husband has had toe fungus almost the entire 11 years we’ve been together. I’ve tried all the prescribed creams, foot soaks, tea tree, and the only thing that has hardened his nails and killed the fungus is iodine. Iodine is also the only thing that’s killed my German Shepherds chronic ear infections and she hasn’t had one since. I also tried everything with her ears, all the veterinarian prescribed meds and ointments, antibiotic ointments, colloidal silver, different diets although shes always had quality food. Iodine - it’s the answer. I use it on rashes and skin problems and they almost instantly clear up, I put a drop on the back of my throat when it’s sore and by the next day I’m 100% (way better than gargling salt).
From This day on (9 дней назад)
Does it need to be pure iodine? I found a generic to Betadine; which is infact 10% povidone-iodine and says 1% available iodine. Also i found the one with glycerin as a base vs. alcohol, whats the disadvantage, after all you said you tried both for toe fungus? walmart had a 8oz for $6 ,and a 2oz tincture for $3 that used alcohol as a base but was ammonium hydroxide iodine (?) potassium iodine (?). is that the same thing? i mean i dont know but i think i like the 8oz deal for $6. help? walmart sells another tincure by swann - Ingredients: Iodine tincture USP 100% (2% Iodine) at $4 for 1oz.
qwerty (1 месяц назад)
Would like to hear more about this
Jana Eiskonfektknisterpapier (2 месяца назад)
Śūnyatā Eight Our German Shepherd got chronic ear infections too. How do you treat it exactly?
Śūnyatā Eight (3 месяца назад)
I used both glycerin based and alcohol based iodine on his toes (although I preferred the alcohol based tincture because it would dry out in 10 min and didn’t require coverage). They hardened in about a week and started to become clear like my own toes over the first month and completely lost their smell. For everything else I use the glycerine based solution. You should be able to find the cheapest iodine at a local western ranch store as it’s used frequently for animal care.
The Quiet Midden (3 месяца назад)
Yes, please tell us how he applied it and how long it took! Much thanks!
Kerkopes (3 месяца назад)
Didn't work for me. Applied it every day for years. No affect.
benko7ab (3 месяца назад)
Kerkopes You have to file down the nail or it will be ineffective.
Wichal Rangai (3 месяца назад)
"just as well"!?? 11% is indeed about 1 in 10 , but: 18% is more like 1 in 5(.555...) -- almost twice as good ("200%") as a cure... 🤓
5xDisneyfans (3 месяца назад)
I am struggling with this right now and using my prescription topical medicine once a day to treat it but it worry once it is gone which I know will take a long time that it may come back. I eat a low fat plant based diet already. Do you think using tea tree oil a few times a week on the nails may help it from coming back in the future?
5xDisneyfans (3 месяца назад)
Ok. I wonder if that would help with this medication?
maremacd (3 месяца назад)
5xDisneyfans I think they mean file the surface of the nail—so the TTO can penetrate.
5xDisneyfans (3 месяца назад)
I keep it trimmed but not too short since I have always had trouble with ingrown toenails
benko7ab (3 месяца назад)
5xDisneyfans Yes definitely ...but you should also file down the nail.
WakeupPeople Now (3 месяца назад)
I use gum Spirits turpentine and it really does work
xDjinn x (3 месяца назад)
Remember the plant based diet was always the answer lol
karbsundance (3 месяца назад)
How do we know whether poor blood flow caused/enabled the fungal infection or if the causational relationship is actually the other way around?
Tłusty Pasztet (3 месяца назад)
However this is just anecdotal. And also what @Enfant d'Omelas said.
Tłusty Pasztet (3 месяца назад)
I had a pretty large wart, as well as a few smaller ones, on the plantar side of my foot. A podiatrist told me that it all started because my immune system wasn't able to fight the HPV virus when it first got exposed to it. (It that has been the case, poor circulaition could've been a factor in that.) I think that it wasn't so much about having a weak immune system (since I very, very rarely get sick) as it was about the fact that I had been using a public shower for a week straight (showering multiple times a day) barefoot ~2 months prior to starting to see a wart growing on my foot... I think the vast majority of immune systems would succumb with such exposure...
Enfant d'Omelas (3 месяца назад)
It's interesting that the risk of the condition increases with age. Both circulatory system and the immune system function decline with age and inflammation due to immune system dysfunction tends to cause circulatory system damage. So immune system dysfunction could be responsible for both the infection and poor circulation.
Jenneffer Pulapaka (3 месяца назад)
There are multiple factors over looked in the studies. First, debridement is a treatment. Second, oils "hydrated" the nail plate assisting the cosmesis. Third, topcial creams are not indicated for the nail plate as they have a poor ability to penetrate. Four, topical antifungal prescriptions were superior to tea tree oil for tinea pedis. This is possibly due to the lamina lucida layer within the soles of the feet. Peripheral vascular disease and the speculation that there is a depletion in the patient's immune response are vaild correlations. Unfortunately, in an aging population, peripheral vascular disease is usually the ultimate accumulation of a high-fat animal based diet and the degree of stenosis and occlusions that give little hope to improvement with a plant-based diet when there is no or limited collateral circulation.
Anna M. (3 месяца назад)
Jenneffer Pulapaka excellent explanation, thank you!
Eelke Aptroot (3 месяца назад)
So again treatment is just a patch over that gash of poor dietary habits.
Eelke Aptroot (3 месяца назад)
Yes, no doubt, some raw vegans even think (cold-pressed) olive oil is a health food, whereas in reality, it carries similar risks as butter or lard when it comes to stroke risk and heart-disease...
Frenchblue8 (3 месяца назад)
Eelke Aptroot well I think it's meant to be a multi~ pronged approach. Maybe some people for whatever reason get a bit lazy with their vegan diets~ we all know it's possible~ so they should probably reassess​, and drill down on that score *while* trying the typical stuff as well. It's kind of like skin care~ you can't just smash on the wrinkle creams, not address the diet, sleep, exercise,etc~ and expect to have great, wrinkle free skin, right?
vaylon1701 (3 месяца назад)
Tea tree oil really works but my goodness is it a strong odor. Not something you want to go out in public with. Even on your feet.
macboogieland (1 месяц назад)
so how did you guys/girls do it? just don't apply it during the day (only at night)? or just ignored the smell
Sacra898 (3 месяца назад)
Frenchblue8 ? It wasn't intended as an attack, I think you need to redirect your comment to yourself
Frenchblue8 (3 месяца назад)
Sacra898 calm down. She just said it was strong, she wasn't insulting every fibre of your being.
Frenchblue8 (3 месяца назад)
vaylon1701 I have found that tea tree oil is kind of like patchouli oil. You either love it or want to vomit, lol. It's like some people can detect the scent of almonds in the presence of arsenic...and others cannot. The olfactory system is pretty interesting, especially the way it varies so much from person to person.
Barry B (3 месяца назад)
I like the smell
TheGIBBYNATR (3 месяца назад)
I’ve been plant based for a year and my circulation has gotten better but it sucks compared to the average person. Probably something to do with me being 6ft4 which in turn was probably caused by all of the growth hormones in the milk I was drinking as a kid lol... I’ll try tea tree oil out, thanks Doc!
Raven's Rolltop (3 месяца назад)
Ive been vegan for over two years and I deal with this recurring problem as well. Tea Tree essential oil has worked for me along with other essential oils, but those need carriers and can burn. Best to start with the Tea Tree.
johnny roe (3 месяца назад)
@Philip J Fry vegan doesnt mean healthy you need to take b12 and eat whole foods, I mean oreos and beer are considered vegan.. Im not religious either Im an atheist and carnists sound like religious people to me honestly, even the fallacies overlap, appeals to tradition and popularity for example " As for the 7th day study maybe it was the praying or the not swearing or not taking the lord's name in vain that had all the beneficial effects. How would we ever know?" Because there is no good reason to think these things have an effect? "so why is it funny that people are losing hundreds of pounds and reversing all kinds of diseases by going carnivore?" .. I never said that keto diets dont help people lose fat I dont pretend that isnt true.. Losing weight doesnt equal to health though, especially if you do it via a carnivorous diet. Its like a cocaine habit, if you lose enough weight and you were obese, maybe youre healthier even though youre snorting cocaine.. but only healthier than before.. I guess I should say less unhealthy "Vegans really are a sick and twisted bunch of anti human freaks when it comes down to it." How come? Lol truly bizarre for you to say this while thinking a carnivorous diet is sensible "Constantly taking pleasure in other people's suffering is probably not a mentally healthy thing to engage in, maybe you should see a psychiatrist or at least do some serious self reflection." Whos suffering am I taking pleasure from? lmao what the fuck are you even talking about dude, you sound like a schizophrenic
Philip J Fry (3 месяца назад)
johnny roe Have you heard of the recent Australian study that showed no benefit whatsoever from being vegan or vegetarian? When compared to average couch potatoes who eat garbage all the time? I'm not religious and religious people often have a habit of bullshitting in order to make themselves feel good about their decisions and in order to dupe others in to believing that their religion is a good choice. I don't think I'll be letting anyone who says they talk to God in their dreams tell me what to eat. As for the 7th day study maybe it was the praying or the not swearing or not taking the lord's name in vain that had all the beneficial effects. How would we ever know? Also why is it funny that people are losing hundreds of pounds and reversing all kinds of diseases by going carnivore? Vegans really are a sick and twisted bunch of anti human freaks when it comes down to it. Constantly taking pleasure in other people's suffering is probably not a mentally healthy thing to engage in, maybe you should see a psychiatrist or at least do some serious self reflection.
johnny roe (3 месяца назад)
@Philip J Fry here you go kid, if you want to see the evidence, click on sources cited https://nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-the-leading-causes-of-death/
johnny roe (3 месяца назад)
@Philip J fry they surpased the okinawas because okinawans had a huge decline in health as they adopted the americanized way of eating... Okinawans used to eat 1 percent of calories from meat you keep saying they always ate meat lmao.. What claims am I attempting to pin on you exactly? wtf.. Blue zones are isolated populations in india or tibet? lmao ok "if you understand what all those other factors do to studies then there's really no good scientific evidence that supports a plant based diet is there? Weren't you the one citing the 7th day adventists as a healthy vegetarian population?" I wasnt but that study controled for a lot of factors didnt it? Have you read it? Or have you heard of it from your carnivore blog? lmao
Maple Flavor (3 месяца назад)
Tara Steiner (3 месяца назад)
One of the earliest changes I noticed in myself after going plant based was the improvement in my fingernails and toenails. My pinky-toenails use to be rough and rubbery I always had to cover them in nail polish.
Tara Steiner (3 месяца назад)
Frenchblue8 but now they look like the rest of my non rubbery toenails. I'm thrilled.
Frenchblue8 (3 месяца назад)
Tara Steiner ......but NOW????
Willa Rudzin (3 месяца назад)
this is very interesting to hear!
Anna Jacob (3 месяца назад)
What about colloidal silver?
Anna Jacob (3 месяца назад)
Butyrate Powah thank you for the info, please send me a link with the references.
Butyrate Powah (3 месяца назад)
Toxic af for us, avoid at all costs, I read all the latest research just like greger, believe me.

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