Natural Remedy for Funky Feet

August 11th, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Healthy Habits

Warning: Feet Picture Ahead

Coconut Oil for Athlete's Foot

A little story about a natural remedy for foot fungus.  Love, love, love coconut oil!  (Love these guys too.)

Zak says:

I wish I had taken a “before” picture of my feet. I’ve had serious athletes feet for about three years. They were very itchy, peeling, painful, occasionally bloody; an all around hot mess.  Then one day Alison mentions to me that coconut oil has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties, so I started rubbing some on my feet every day after a shower. I’d rub in the oil and put socks on and just leave socks on until the next shower. After only three weeks my feet are looking pretty normal and the pain/itchy is completely gone!

I guess we don’t know for sure that he had “athlete’s foot”, but did feel pretty confident it was something fungal.  Even though I know how awesome coconut oil is, I’m still a little surprised that it worked so well! I normally use Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion when I feel like my feet need a little TLC (I’ve dealt with foot fungus, painful cracks too, especially in the colder months).  After Zak’s experience I’ve been giving my feet a rub down with coconut oil after every shower.  I walk around mostly barefoot in the summer so I only use a very light layer and focus mainly on getting it between my toes.  I haven’t had an issue with it getting all over the floor or slip sliding around because I’ve completely greased up my feet.

That’s it!  Just a quick post to share my excitement about his success with a more natural approach to a fungal infection, and to share yet another reason for my adoration of coconut oil.  Special thanks to my husband for allowing me to use him and his feet as blog fodder.

P.S., a quick disclaimer!  Please don’t misconstrue this as medical advice!  As always, seek trusted professional advice if you think something is seriously out of whack.

P.P.S., wondering about Zak’s weight since the 40 Day Juice Fast ended?  He went from 195 lbs to 162 during that time.  He regained a few pounds after he went back to eating solid foods but has been hanging out between 167 – 170 for two and a half months now.  He’s rocking out with very few grains, very little sugar, some meat, some dairy, some fruit and lots and lots of veggies.

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4 Responses

  • Katheryn says:

    Great job Zak! Is he continuing on with a bit of weight training too? Love coconut oil. It makes everything feel better, taste better, and smell better.

    • He’s been swimming laps at the outdoor pool lately and does some body weight exercises once in a while – it’s pretty sporadic, but I’d say he’s active in some way most days of the week, even if it’s just walking.

      High five for things smelling like coconut oil! Hair, face, feet – rub it in!

  • Reep says:

    Awesome! And thanks for the update… I WAS wondering! 😉

  • Kimberly says:

    Yay Zak! Great to hear about the weight maintenance too.

    Alison – thanks for the post as my husband has the same issue so I’ll see if he’s interested in giving this a try.

    Double YAY for coconut oil! (which I’ve decided to take some credit for seeing that I’m Caribbean-born LOL!)

    ~ Kimberly