Natural Cure for Athlete's Foot - the basics
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If you are trying to find and effect a natural cure for athlete's foot, there are some basics which you must take note of. These apply whether you are attempting to prevent or treat the condition.
How to Cure Athlete's Foot - External Measures
Fungi love warm, damp and dark places. Thus, in trying to beat athlete's foot, it is imperative to keep one's feet dry. Change your socks often, dry your feet well after taking a bath by using a cloth or even a hairdryer, and use foot powders. Avoid nylon and synthetic socks.
Open footwear, such as slippers or sandals, also helps; not only do they help to keep the feet dry, they allow your feet to be exposed to the antifungal rays of the sun. Indeed, sunlight can be a powerful natural cure for athlete's foot and many other health conditions. Importantly and as is commonsensical, do also make sure that your footwear is clean.
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A note about Natural Cure for Athlete's Foot - the basics
In natural health and healing, we believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Man's understanding. We also believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases.
In order to do so, the body needs the support of some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition. No matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem, these fundamental health steps will greatly magnify the effects and benefits of any of our health-promoting efforts, including the use of specific natural health remedies.
Going barefoot is actually a great way to keep your feet dry and exposed to light, in particular sunlight - this denies the fungi its preferred conditions to thrive, thus aiding healing. Go barefoot as much as you possibly can - this is actually a good health practice which extends beyond merely combating athlete's foot. But, of course, please bear in mind the suitability of the situation.
Specific and Simple Natural Home Remedies
Having discussed the basics of a natural cure for athlete's foot, let me now move on to a couple of specific suggestions.
Saltwater is a good disinfectant. Going to the beach and walking barefoot in sea water is thus a simple, inexpensive (even free) and surprisingly effective remedy for athlete's foot. Another remedy you could try is to soak your feet in a basin of sea salt water.
One rather unusual sounding remedy for athlete's foot is the topical application of yoghurt on the affected areas. This can help to relieve the symptoms of athlete's foot. You will probably want to use regular plain yoghurt.
Boosting Your Immune System
Getting infected by athlete's foot, or any other fungal, bacterial, viral or parasitic infection for that matter, is not just an "external" (e.g. poor hygiene, dirty feet, unclean footwear, etc) or microorganism issue; it is also a sign that your bodily terrain is not in a desirable condition. Your immune system, for example, could be compromised, and is thus not able to destroy and dispose of the infection once and for all. This is especially true if one is continually and chronically affected by athlete's foot which just does not seem to go away for good.
That being the case, besides taking good care of your feet, a comprehensive natural cure for athlete's foot should also include the stimulation and improvement of your immune system. Generally speaking, anything which is good for your body and your health would be good for your immune system. A few important measures would be to ensure you drink sufficient water, get enough rest, consume optimal nutrition, get some sunshine, and carry out regular exercise; these are all important parts of an effective natural cure for athlete's foot.
Avoid refined foods, especially refined sugar, as they compromise the effectiveness of your immune system.
The most well known herb for boosting the immune system is echinacea, and you could look for a good quality tincture. As for supplemental support, vitamin C is one of the best for improving your immune system.
For more information on trying to carry out a natural cure for athlete's foot, including how to prevent the condition and how to use certain useful herbs as herbal treatment for athlete's foot, read the other related athlete's foot pages.
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