Toenail fungus is usually a sign of a Candida yeast or virus inside the body and topically. “Onychomycosis” or tinea unguium is the name for the type of infection that causes the fungi to appear on the nails. The cause is an underlying fungal growth from dermatophytes or

non-dermatophyte molds and yeasts (mainly Candida species).   

Dietary protocol for eliminating yeast overgrowth:

  1. Cutting out all sugars, alcohol, milk products and any processed or junk foods that feed the yeast and unwanted bacteria
  2. Eating beneficial foods that help replace good bacteria in the gut, (sauerkraut, kim chee, miso) and taking a pre-biotic powder to also assist in the microbiome regeneration
  3. Eating more fiber, clean sources of protein and nourishing fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, flax seed oil, hemp seed oil, and ghee

Step 1: Eliminating the Source of Yeast and Fungus

An important tactic for treating candida overgrowth is to eliminate what feeds the yeast and candida virus living in your digestive tract: sugars and grain products. Candida albicans yeast commonly grows inside the human body, the immune system needs to be strong to fight it so the Candida doesn’t take hold and root.

Once it does take hold, the bacteria and yeast thrive off of sugar molecules entering the digestive tract through the foods you eat.  Our treatment principle is to restore the body’s pH balance, improve the immune function and boost the good bacteria in your gut.

It’s difficult to effectively overcome any type of yeast infection or toenail fungus without kicking sugar and going grain-free.

Step 2: Replenishing Healthy Bacteria

Eat large amounts of food that support the growth of good bacteria.

Superfoods that will help replenish healthy bacteria include fermented foods, cultured vegetables like sauerkraut and kimchi. Have daily serving of fermented vegetables along with other probiotic foods. In the beginning, introduce fermented foods slowly as they can cause digestive upset.

Step 3. Fiber, Protein and Quality Fats

Eat a high fiber diet. Fiber, due to its structure and the body’s inability to absorb it, passes through our digestive system un-absorbed by digestive enzymes and acids within the stomach, taking with it toxins, waste, fat and cholesterol particles that can accumulate within the gut.

Remove sugars and grains from your diet, add more fiber and increase the protein foods. If you eat animal products make sure to eat only grass-fed meat; organic, cage-free eggs or poultry; raw dairy; and wild-caught fish.

Your gut will also need plenty of healthy fats, especially coconut oil. Coconut oil contains caprylic acid and lauric acid, which are antibacterial and antimicrobial fatty acids that kill off candida.

Eat a diet that’s high in good fats and proteins along with quality fiber, eliminate sugars and starches, and we’re on the way to eliminating candida in your body, and the toenail fungus.


Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons sea salts
  • 2 tablespoons Epsom salts
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops spearmint essential oil

Directions:

  1. In a small dish combine dry ingredients and mix evenly
  2. Sprinkle mix with essential oils and mix thoroughly until a slightly damp powder forms
  3. Transfer to an airtight container
  4. To use, dissolve 1-2 tablespoons into a basin of hot water and soak feet until water is tepid. Rinse and towel dry.

Tip: Replace spearmint with teatree or an additional 5 drops of peppermint.

Resource: Aura Cacia DIY Recipes for body care and home


Baths are especially useful for people with toxic bioaccumulation of xenobiotics. The hot water increases the blood flow and capillary action near the surface of the skin, causing a faster release of toxins. The heat also increases sweating and opens pores, allowing toxin-containing perspiration to be excreted more readily. Follow these general instructions for both the plain-water baths and the detox baths.

  1. Wash your body thoroughly with a mild soap in the shower before you take your bath and scrub with a loofa sponge, sisal mitt, skin brush or rough washcloth to remove excess body oils, dead skin, and any accumulated toxins. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Fill the tub with water as hot as you can tolerate without burning your skin, Cover the tub’s overflow valve so the water level will be high enough to immerse your body up to your neck.
  3. Begin with a 5-minute soak in hot water. Do not exceed 5 minutes for your first bath, Gradually increase the time by 5-minute increments until you can soak for 30 minutes without experiencing symptoms,
  4. Gently massage your muscles with a skin brush while soaking to increase circulation to the skin,
  5. After soaking, take a cleansing shower. Scrub thoroughly and wash your hair. If you continue to perspire, repeat shower.
  6. Take your tolerated dose of Vitamin-C before and after each bath. If you’re taking any antioxidant supplements, take them before your bath.
  7. Drink an 8 ounces glass of filtered water before, during, and after your bath.

Take detox baths 3 times a week until your general health has improved. The use of baths once or twice a week prevents the accumulation of toxins.


This information is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For more information pertaining to your personal needs, please see a qualified health practitioner.

All rights reserved Dr. Malik Cotter, www.malikcotter.com, Copyright © 2019


Ingredients

Combine the mylk, papaya, tahini, and powders and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a large glass.


  • Aloe Vera
  • Amla fruit
  • Apple cider vinegar (moderation)
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Blue-green algae such as Chlorella and Spirulina
  • Camu Camu
  • Cereal grasses such as wheat, barley, alfalfa, clover, Original Green Drink powder
  • Fermented products: miso, kimchee, fermented nut/seed yogurts & cheeses, sauerkraut, natto
  • Fruits: avocado, berries, Goji berries, lemons, Acai berries
  • Garlic (raw or pickled)
  • Herbs: lemongrass, rose hips, horsetails, nettles leaves and root, oat straw marshmallow root, rosemary
  • Herbs & Spices (culinary): parsley, cilantro, turmeric, ginger, sage, cayenne, edible flowers
  • Hemp seeds
  • Bee products: honey, raw, Lehua & Manuka, propolis, royal jelly, bee pollen
  • Lecithin
  • Maca
  • Millet
  • Moringa leaves
  • Noni
  • Nuts & seeds: almonds, chia seeds, coconut water, coconut oil, olive oil, flaxseed oiil and hemp seed oil
  • Oregano oil
  • Quinoa
  • Rejuvelac
  • Sea vegetables
  • Vegetables: Yacon root, gobo/burdock roots, watercress, broccoli, beets, sprouts, kale, spinach, celery, dandelion leaves & root

The information on this handout is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For more information pertaining to your personal needs, please see a qualified health practitioner.

All rights reserved Dr. Malik Cotter, www.malikcotter.com, Copyright © 2019


Plastic bottles on beach
  • Environmental toxins/Airborne pollutants; heavy metals, smoke, pollution, gas fumes, etc.
  • Food and drink: poisons, additives, the processing of the foods, chemicalized water, etc.
  • Micro-organisms; bacteria, viruses, parasites, mold, etc. and their toxic waste materials.
  • The chemical structures of pharmaceutical drugs and some recreational drugs.
  • Endotoxins; the digestion of food, drink and the waste that’s created by metabolism. Oxidation and free radicals.
  • Poor hygienic lifestyle
  • Stress overload; physical, mental, and emotional; relationship, health or financial
  • Mercury based dental amalgams
  • Mercury in seafood and the poisons of shellfish
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Insecticides in the living quarters
  • Chemical solvents
  • Emotional trauma as in the death of a family member or close friend, a failed relationship, etc.
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Taking the incorrect medications or medications that have been over-prescribed
  • Polluted water swimming and bathing
  • Toxic paint and inks; either breathing it in or on one’s body
  • Alcohol
  • Insomnia

The information on this handout is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For more information pertaining to your personal needs, please see a qualified health practitioner.

All rights reserved Dr. Malik Cotter, www.malikcotter.com, Copyright © 2019


Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pineapple
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 1 cup loosely packed parsley
  • 1 cup sprouts and/or microgreens
  • 4 small radishes
  • 1 cup loosely packed dandelion greens
  • 2 teaspoons Original Green Drink

Directions:

  1. Push listed ingredients through the funnel of a juicer, use a plunger to push through. For easy processing – Alternate veggies, herbs, and roots, etc. Drink as fresh as possible.

Note: Orginal Green Drink powder may be added to any juice. Power-packed with nutrients and blood cleansers. To add – whisk in or shake with fresh juice in a Mason jar to combine.