I’m guessing if you are reading this post, you may have a bunion, family history of bunions or could be concerned with your feet in someway. For many of us, we may have conditions in which we were bound to eventually enduring bunion surgery. Although for others, you can incorporate one small change to avoid potential bunion surgery!
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Did anyone have the chance to make my healthy pancakes or blueberry banana smoothie last weekend? I’m so excited to hear your feedback, whether it is positive or negative. I’m determined to help everyone make healthy renditions of their favorite dishes…so if you have any in particular you’re be interested in, don’t hesitate to reach out. Whether it’s making a healthier version of your favorites or expanding your horizons, let’s do this thing together!
The fit of a shoe can effect an individuals health and well being on multiple levels. If a shoe doesn't fit properly, an individual may experience issues from skin irritation to even joint problems. It is important to note, there are many opinions and misconceptions when it comes to fitting shoes. Whether you receive advice from your local shoe store or a friend, it may be doing more harm than good.
Want to know the “silver bullet” to improving your health?!
Whether you are diabetic or not, a common theme you will see with different diets and nutrition recommendations is incorporating more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Incorporating more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis is hands down the silver bullet to improving your health.
Exercise is one of the most important factors in preventing and managing diabetes. The benefits of consistent exercise for diabetics includes (but is not limited to!) lowered blood glucose levels and improved Hemoglobin A1C. Improving Hemoglobin A1C levels may result in a decreased dosage of diabetes medications and insulin taken on a daily basis.
I’d like to welcome you to the Anodyne Summer Recipe Edition, and introduce
myself. I’m Lindsey and will be giving you weekly recipes you can make all summer long.
My goal is to provide you with healthy inspiration, both in your life and kitchen. Healthy cooking can be simple, beautiful, and SATISFYING! Still don’t believe me? Tag along this summer and see what I’ll be cooking up in my kitchen.
We often look forward to changes of season, as the flowers bloom and sun shines. However, if you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful when temperatures begin to climb dramatically. Extreme heat can have a potentially detrimental effect on your blood sugar control. Moreover, the extreme heat of the summer also has the potential to damage your medications and testing equipment. Whether your summer is around the corner or with you year-round, there are a few factors you should consider to keep your diabetes symptoms in control and to keep the blistering heat from having any undesirable effect on your health.
For most Americans, heart disease is at the top of our list of possible health concerns. A healthy diet, including proper nutrition, has remained, and continues to be, one of the easiest and most effective ways to ward off the risk of possible heart complications.
Such risks are even higher for those living with diabetes. Because of these elevated risks, diabetics are encouraged to maintain diets that are low in carbohydrates (to avoid high blood sugar and possible hypoglycemia), high in protein and high in “healthy” or “good” fats.
Sore feet, swelling, inflammation and related foot complications can be a product of various sources. If you experience any of these, it’s important to see your podiatrist or primary care physician so that s/he can properly diagnose what you’re dealing with. One of the more common diagnoses for foot swelling and discomfort is a condition known as peripheral edema.
When we think about our health and ways to sustain it, things like our heart, liver, kidneys, etc. immediately come to mind. What we often forget to account for, and thus neglect, are our feet – the very foundation that keeps us moving. We’ve grown accustomed, as a society, to getting up, slipping our feet into a pair of shoes, and going about our day for 8-12 hours, before ultimately letting our feet breathe again. If you take a moment to think about it – it’s our feet, and the shoes that cover them, that keep us up, mobile and active for the majority of our waking lives. Thus, it’s no surprise that the wellbeing and function of our feet is as important to our health (and movement) as just about anything else. That’s where podiatrists come in.
Topics: Foot Care