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Save Your Feet From Fungus

Save Your Feet From Fungus

Keep in mind that our feet sweat even without exercising, especially during these hot summer months. Fungus and wart causing viruses tend to lurk in moisture-trapped spaces like shoes. Boots and vinyl shoes are examples of the kind of footwear that can easily trap moisture inside, putting your feet at risk for contracting fungal infections. […]

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Discolored Nails? Fungus May Not Be to Blame

Discolored Nails? Fungus May Not Be to Blame

“Micro-traumas” can happen to your toenails when they are not well maintained and subjected to repeated pressure. For example, toenails that are too long and then jammed inside of a shoe will not only hurt, but can eventually become discolored. In fact, repetitive micro-traumas are the number one cause of toenail discoloration. Avoid micro-traumas by […]

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Athlete’s Foot Can Cause Fungal Toenails

Athlete’s Foot Can Cause Fungal Toenails

If you have chronic athlete’s foot, then you are at a greater risk of developing fungal toenails. Often the fungus from athlete’s foot can spread from your skin to your nails. Keep in mind that fungus also lurks in shared showers and pools. You can even contract an infection after an unsafe pedicure. Yellow, thick, […]

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Diabetics Should Avoid Drug Store Treatments

Diabetics Should Avoid Drug Store Treatments

If you are diabetic, you may have neuropathy, which is a loss of sensation in your feet. For this reason, it’s important to avoid do-it-yourself drugstore treatments, because neuropathy makes it hard for you to gauge the effectiveness of treatments. For example, you might want to remove calluses, but a lack of feeling won’t allow […]

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Osteoporosis is Causing Flat Foot

Osteoporosis is Causing Flat Foot

One major cause of flat-footedness is osteoporosis, which weakens your arch and causes it to bend too easily. Those who have to deal with flat feet often have to spend significant amounts on special shoes, and usually suffer from an inability to walk long distances. People with flat feet also tend to have chronic hip, […]

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Garlic is Nature’s Antiseptic

Garlic is Nature’s Antiseptic

Garlic is a natural antiseptic that can prevent fungal infections. Applying a diluted garlic solution to your skin can also quicken healing time. It’s traditionally believed that several daily garlic foot baths can improve athlete’s foot.* Remember that when applying garlic directly to your skin, you must dilute it first. One option is to chop […]

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Weak Nails May Mean Malnutrition

Weak Nails May Mean Malnutrition

Weak, brittle nails may be a sign of malnutrition, especially in terms of inadequate protein levels. You can boost your protein intake the healthy way with high-quality, low-fat options like skinless poultry, egg whites, beans and oily fish (like salmon). Be advised that extreme nail weakness could indicate thyroid disease, so be sure to follow […]

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End Night Cramps with Magnesium

End Night Cramps with Magnesium

The relaxation mineral known as magnesium can help fight your night cramps. A study proved that 78% of night cramp suffers are deficient in magnesium. Taking magnesium will loosen your muscles and block pain receptors; it will also reduce inflammation and increase your body’s absorption of potassium, which is essential for proper muscle function.* Magnesium […]

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Magnetic Insoles May Help Foot Nerve Pain

Magnetic Insoles May Help Foot Nerve Pain

People who experience the type of foot pain that causes tingling, numbness or burning sensations are dealing with neuropathic pain. Sufferers have reported that magnetic treatments can decrease this type of nerve pain. Because of the possibility of increasing oxygen levels and blood flow, magnetic insoles may improve nerve activity while aligning cells in the […]

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Gym Shower Shoes Save Your Feet

Gym Shower Shoes Save Your Feet

No matter how clean the showers look at your gym, contracting a fungi infection because you decided to go barefoot is not worth the risk! Your gym’s shower stalls create the type of warm, moist environment where fungi thrive. Without wearing protective shower shoes, you greatly increase your chances of contracting athlete’s foot or worse, […]

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