I'm going to admit it. I got a nasty hand fungus. I believe it survived a lot of natural and unnatural selection at a laboratory where I was growing some worms for science. We had to put antifungals in the growth media, although these chemicals did not work for every fungus. We had a rampant fungus outbreak just about the time I got this cute "pet." That was over a year ago. I tried the OTC stuff, but as you can imagine, it didn't work. This wasn't a garden-variety animal. Fortunately, it does not seem to be contagious. Unfortunately, I couldn't seem to get rid of it with pharmaceuticals. I eventually gave up for awhile when my chiropractor noticed it. She recommended many different things, all of which I tried and am still trying. They are seeming to work, which is good. One offhand comment she made, though, made me go overboard and sent my hand into a state which I was not sure it would return from. Fortunately, it did.
She said, "oh, garlic will kill just about anything." This, I thought, was the answer! After a few weeks of trying a little shaved garlic on it here and there, I saw it improving drastically. Well, if a little works, then a lot will get rid of it once and for all! Right? I grated the garlic all over the rash and wrapped it in medical tape. Six hours later, I took the tape off and it was the most disgusting rash I had ever seen. There were actual boils. I have never seen a real boil before. If you want to see a picture, look here. I am not going to assume everyone can stomach something like that. I personally thought it looked pretty cool, being a science nerd, but it was definitely the grossest thing I have witnessed in real life.
So the next thing my chiropractor said to me was "don't do that again. Let's take a gentle approach." Gentle approach does not quite go with my personality, but my sledgehammer angle definitely made things ugly. I'm pretty sure I pissed off my fungus with all that garlic. She suggested my low sugar/ increased greens diet. She recommended a juice of kale, green apple, celery, and ginger twice per day. This is much more palatable than the carrot, garlic, ginger, celery, and onion juice I was making. I drink this morning and night, and make sure I have some greens in-between. It's still hard, but my hand has improved drastically in the three weeks I have been doing this.
So without further ado:
1 cup kale
2 stalks celery
1 quarter-sized round of ginger about 1/4" thick
1/4 organic green apple
1/3 cup water