Today’s question comes from Marty H. Marty asks, “I have a question about my feet. Recently, my feet have been itching between the toes on just one foot. And I’ve noticed peeling on the backside of the toes. And there’s redness on top of my toes. What is it? Is it eczema? I’m curious what I can do.”
All right. All right, Marty, thanks for this question. And it is definitely interesting that you’re experiencing this on one foot and not both of them. So, I want to dig into potentially what we might be dealing with, but definitely there is a sign of skin irritation and potentially a skin-oriented infection.
Rule Out an Allergic Response First
Some patients will experience allergic reactions to food or medication, or even environmental factors like new shoes, maybe new laundry detergents and you’re wearing socks. So, rule out the allergic responses. That’s number one. Secondly, the potential option is it could be bacteria or it could be fungal in its orientation. So, that is a variable when we’re dealing with toes, especially the back of the toes and the peeling.
What I find is there’s a deep connection between the toes and our sinuses. And so if you might be dealing with seasonal allergies, which is really common throughout the year and not just spring and fall, but seasonal allergies may play a role, especially if you’re noticing also more gunkiness of the eyes and the nose during the seasonal changes. And also, if you feel like you have puffiness in your eyes. So, there may be that connection where your toes are presenting with that type of infection or allergic reaction.
Eradicate the Bacterial or Fungal Environment Inside Your Shoes
Now, when it comes to skin-related bacterial infections, there could be a number and an assortment of different reasons. Most commonly, we will have folks that are wearing close-toed shoes, and their feet are in moist, damper environment because of the nature of wearing socks and close-toed shoes. That tends to be a bacterial playground, if you will, that can build up.
So, I actually recommend a few things in that case, and I really, really love our Magi-Complexx. This oil is extremely powerful for helping eradicate any type of bacterial or fungal environment inside your shoes. And so I actually recommend putting several drops, 10 to 20 drops in a small little spritzer bottle that’s either combined with a little apple cider vinegar, or maybe just white table vinegar. And you’re just spraying, spritzing your shoes after you take them off.
Balance Your Gut Health
Now, if you are experiencing the peeling, that can sometimes be associated with candida, a candida overgrowth, and that will be gut-related. So, dealing with healing your digestive process, maybe a little leaky gut might be present. And we’re now seeing that erupting in and around the toes.
And really, a diet change might be something you might want to consider. Eliminating dairy, gluten, and sugar out of your diet can often tip the scales of those bacterial imbalances that are presenting on the skin because your skin is a secondary elimination route. And what we say in naturopathic medicine is that if we’re seeing symptoms of secondary routes of elimination, meaning we have involvement of the skin – it’s red, irritated, peeling – that is a sign that your primary route of elimination, primarily your gut, could be kidneys and bladder, it could be lungs and respiratory, that we are now dealing with a candida or overgrowth of bacteria in that primary source.
So, I hope that is helpful. And I just love the Magi-Complexx for assortment of antifungal, antibacterial benefits. And I hope you find that helpful, too.
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One of the submissions in the Ask The Doctor series comes from one of our viewers. They say, “Hello. I would like to try your 7M, but I have Candida and have been told to avoid mushrooms. How do you feel about that?”
Well, that is a wonderful question and it’s actually a common misconception that if you are dealing with Candida, or if you consume functional medicinal mushrooms, that that will create a greater overgrowth of Candida. And I’m here to set the record straight that that is totally false.
The Opposite Effect, Actually
So mushrooms, while they’re in the fungi kind of kingdom, mushrooms are not mold, and mushrooms are not yeast. And those are two things that can contribute to the overgrowth of Candida or the development of Candida within your body.
So with that being said, mushrooms, functional mushrooms, categorically these are going to be mushrooms like shiitake, maitake, turkey tail, we’re going to see chaga in this category, as well as an assortment of other commonly consumed mushrooms that have polyspores as a part of their fruiting body. And basically, what that means is that is how we as humans would consume these fungi mushroom combinations in our daily diet or in supplemental form.
So while they’re polysporic, that does not lead to enhancing Candida overgrowth or causes Candida overgrowth. What that does, actually, is protects our body, protects our immune system, and helps the body fight Candida or yeast overgrowth or an over overwhelm of this unhealthy bacterial balance.
Functional Mushrooms Ward off Candida Overgrowth
So, I hope I’ve kind of allayed your concerns and addressed this common misconception that mushrooms, functional mushrooms specifically, have a powerful benefit for anybody who’s dealing with Candida. And when you consume the blend that we have here available in the 7M+, this has all of the right functional mushrooms to support your immune state, to help your body ward off a Candida overgrowth, and to help minimize the overwhelm of Candida systemically within your body.
So, I hope that’s helpful. I hope you’ll click on the link down below and order 7M+ today because it’s so wonderful for your overall immune state. It’s really wonderful for supporting stress management, supporting optimal brain function and rejuvenation of your brain cells, as well as provides your body with an assortment of micronutrients and minerals and even peptides that can be highly beneficial with your body optimized or working in an optimized state. So, I hope that is helpful.
Mold, mold is something you definitely want to avoid, but that is not what you’re going to find when you’re consuming wonderful functional mushrooms. So, I hope that’s helpful.