How I Banished ToeNail Fungus Painlessly and for Pennies

What Happens-6About eight years ago, I developed a mild case of toenail fungus. I attribute the fungus to wearing someone else’s socks — which I will never do again. I don’t wear socks used by another, and I don’t give used socks away — they go straight in the trash.

The fungus didn’t bother me much, so I just ignored it. Yes, my feet were not all that attractive in sandals, but I’ve never really been a mani/pedi kind of girl so it was easy to allow the fungus to grow symbiotically on my feet. But something changed that opinion.

Taught By Alzheimer’s.

I became a companion/caregiver to an Alzheimer’s patient, Mrs. C. She was a sweet German lady, who taught me to make Polish Christmas Stars. Though she was German, she was born in Poland and came to the United States as a child. Making paper stars was not the only thing I learned from Mrs. C.

She also taught me that toenail fungus can become very serious if left untreated.  Her toenails were heavily overgrown with fungus. The company I worked with didn’t allow us caregivers to cut the toenails of our clients — and I could not have cut through her nails even if I had tried. It was a job for the podiatrist. And I had the privilege of taking Mrs. C to have them trimmed.

Just OUCH!

At the podiatrists office, I learned that the only way to really treat the overgrown fungus was through surgery which would remove the toenail at the quick. All I could think about was the pain involved. Mrs. C’s family did not want to put her through that kind of a traumatic experience. Nor did I ever want to let my nails get so infected that I’d have no choice. I decided then I needed to find a way to get rid of the fungus on my toes while it was still in the early stages.

I considered soaking my feet in colloidal silver or a hydrogen peroxide solution, but I am too busy to spend the time it would take. I needed something that was safe, fast, effective, and affordable. So when my friend told me about GSE — I knew that was the way to go.

Grapefruit Seed Extract.

So what is GSE? Grapefruit Seed Extract. Make sure to note that it is NOT Grape Seed Extract. That is something altogether different.

My friend Bonnie gave me a pamphlet on GSE — and I have to say, it sounded like a miracle cure for everything. It sounded way too good to be true. I wanted to reference the pamphlet in this post, but it was misplaced in a recent move. I hope it will surface soon, but I have other sources to draw from.

Grapefruit Seed Extract isn’t overly expensive, and I found some at my local EarthFare Market — so I figured I’d give it a try.

Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resitant Bacteria lists GSE as one of the “top 15 antibiotic herbs” for drug resistant diseases. According to the book (which is the same information shared in the pamphlet I can’t find), GSE has the following properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Anthelmintic
  • Antiparasitic

The book also claims that GSE is one of the “most powerful broad-spectrum antibiotics available for use.” In addition, the “broad activity of GSE is available in minute doses of the extract.” Which means you only need a tiny amount to be effective.

The Fungus Among Us.

But what about fungus?

According to Herbal Antibiotics, GSE has proven effective against 77 yeast fungi strains and 22 mold fungi strains. Herbal Antibiotics claims that GSE is so powerful, “it is perhaps the only true ‘antibiotic,’ the literal meaning which is ‘antilife.'” Because of this potency, the author warns that it must be diluted prior to use — and could kill off natural gut bacteria if used internally for prolonged periods of time.

While I do take GSE internally, that is not how I got rid of my toenail fungus once and for all. I applied it directly to the affected toes two to three times a day for a month. And then from time to time until I was sure it wasn’t coming back.

I have to admit my toenails went through some unusual changes and discoloring during the process — but I persevered. And it may have taken longer than a month if I had a sever case of fungus. And, I am sure that eating an all organic whole food diet was part of the healing equation.

Good Bye, Fungus!

Once I was convinced the fungus was gone, I have not retreated my feet — nor have I seen any signs of its return. And no painful surgery!

Grapefruit Seed Extract is made by the company NutriBiotics in an already diluted form, though it is still highly concentrated. One drop is enough to apply to one foot — so one bottle lasts a long, long time. Each application costs only pennies.

Grapefruit Seed Extract can be found at most health food stores. Or it is available online for the best price. Buying the 4 oz bottle seems to be the best price ounce for ounce.

NutriBiotics carries other products as well, including powdered GSE. See what all is available at Amazon. Or check out the 4 oz bottle here.

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