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Tinea Versacolor and Food

Recently, someone in my life tried to cure Tinea versacolor.


Ya see? I thought you might not know what it is. It’s a rash that causes white spots on your skin, usually your neck and back. This is such a real thing that there are sites and sites dedicated to exploration. The one I came across, written by David Anthony talks about food related to this disease.

Some blogs talk about it saying it comes from greasy skin (sunbathing), sweating or a low immune system. But basically, you know that old saying “there’s a fungus among us”? Yep. It’s a fungus.

I also had a woman at Sprouts point me to the direction of Liver Cleanse…. but before I get started with cleaning out a system, I need to know what items are perpetuating it. It’s a faster, cleaner way… rather than trying this or trying that, not really knowing if that’s the cause for sure.

For years I’ve been teaching “Food is Your Best Medicine”. And so I had to dig in and find out what was eating my friend. And yes. It is her food in addition to all the other elements that create it.

Happy Healthy Eating

Happy Healthy Eating

Disclaimer: never substitute my opinion for your own good judgment and check in with your doctor before blindly following anyone’s advise!

Here’s what I learned:

Tinea versacolor (pronounced tin-aye-ya-vers-a-color) perpetuates itself when you have too much yeast, too much sugar (or things that quickly turn to sugar) in your system.

Things to Avoid:

  • Sugar and things that turn to sugar like pasta and breads
  • Fruits excepting citrus
  • Yeast/Baked goods
  • Vinegar
  • Nuts
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee

Things to Add to Your Diet:

  • Yogurt
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – there’s some debate here, but Apple Cider Vinegar contains Malic Acid and that’s good for you, on many levels
  • Raw Veggies (broccoli, green beans, leafy veggies) and Citrus/Cranberries
  • Raw Pumpkin Seeds (contradicts the ‘no nuts’ rule)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Onions/Garlic
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole grain rice/cous cous
  • Raw honey
  • Zinc

This list above clearly shows you can be in the drivers seat, when something shows up on your skin. Spices like turmeric, lotions like tea tree oil. All good in getting rid of fungus.

My friend used Selsun Blue because it has Malic Acid, to stop the rash. ButI am going to suggest you get Malic Acid and use equal parts of that and water to cure yourself.

Here’s one more piece of info from Lifestrong. Apples, especially green apples, watermelon, apricots, bananas, rapes, blackberries, kiwi, lychees, mango, nectarines, oranges, peaches, pears and strawberries, along with broccoli, beans, carrots, peas, potatoes, tomatoes and rhubarb are high in Malic Acid.

Also: in order to stop spreading the rash, you need to change sheets and towels daily, or every other day.

One more thing: Here’s a little drink you can mix up suggested to help with healing: 8 oz water, 1/2 Tspn Cinnamon, 1 Tblspn Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tblspn Raw Honey. Now don’t mix raw honey up with that cute little processed bear of honey. We’re talking’ raw here! lol

Really hope this helps!

Happy Eating,

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