Toenail Fungus Treatment Review: What Is Dr. Paul's Piggy Paste?

America is desperate for a quick, easy, affordable toenail fungus treatment that works. Unfortunately, every toenail fungus solution out there has its set of drawbacks. Rather than pay the high cost of laser toenail treatment, wait around to see if toenail lacquer works or risk liver complications from oral medication, many people are looking for home remedies for toenail fungus or over-the-counter cures. Dr. Paul’s Piggy Paste was recently featured in a FOX Small Business spotlight.

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Prehistoric Fungus: Did Cavemen Get Athlete’s Foot?

When we think of neanderthals, we imagine delicious diets of meat and seeds, devoured by barefoot brutes in animal skins. We certainly don’t imagine foot coverings of any sort. Yet, walking around barefoot is often blamed for wicked cases of athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and warts. So did the cavemen have the smelliest, wartiest, most fungus-infested feet in history? Not surprisingly, someone has already pondered and extensively studied this very question.

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Smelling One Drop Of Male Sweat Increases Cortisol Levels In Females

Are people just being finicky when they turn their noses up at the first hint of sweaty feet? Or is there a biological basis for this natural aversion? Research out of the University of California at Berkeley indicates that humans — like rats and butterflies — secrete a scent that affects the physiology of the opposite sex.

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Birkenstocks Banned: Do Sandals & Flip-Flops Give You Toenail Fungus?

“Due to health and safety concerns, as of April 28, 2013, Whitman College has placed a ban on Birkenstocks,” reads a post in the humor section of The Whitman Pioneer. The article went on to jest that the trouble began in the sixties when “a  marked increase of foot fungus and ankle injury made its way to campus.” Writer Evelyn Levine also quoted one “Birkenstock educator” as saying, “Another problem is that we think the shoes last forever, that the greener the brown or tan pair gets, the more ‘street cred’ we have. Frankly, keeping shoes for that long is unsanitary.” While this may all be a joke, it does point out a real life concern — that many people are walking around in unsanitary footwear.

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Diabetes Foot Care: The Importance of Keeping Minor Injuries At Bay

“Diabetes is a chronic condition that can result in multiple complications if improperly managed,” says Dr. Bella Zimilevich MD. With type I diabetes, pancreatic cells are unable to produce insulin in order to regulate blood sugar levels. With type II diabetes, the body cannot use insulin properly. Some women get gestational diabetes while they are pregnant, but the condition goes away later. No matter which type of diabetes you have, you will be more likely to suffer diabetes foot complications than someone who does not have the condition.

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Live Healthy: 10 Antifungal Foods To Heal You From The Inside Out

People who have suffered an unfortunate bout of athlete’s foot, onychomycosis, or another type of foot fungus understand the full extent of how unpleasant these conditions can be. While time off work isn’t necessary, there are many social situations where individuals with foot fungus feel horribly uncomfortable — and the course of treatment is long. There are creams that don’t work, oral medications with adverse side effects, and expensive laser treatments. It seems there is just no good way to go about curing oneself of fungus once it attacks! Fortunately, once the infection has cleared up, there are some steps we can take to prevent a recurrence. One of those steps is to eat an antifungal diet that boosts your immune system and discourages the proliferation of fungus in the body. Here are ten foods to get you started…

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Foot Fungus Nightmares: Can Athlete's Foot Spread To Other Parts of the Body?

Athlete’s foot is a highly contagious fungus that typically spreads on damp locker room floors and shower stalls. Sometimes there is no rash — but rather, a peeling and flaking of the skin beneath the toes. Other times, the fungus causes the foot to turn beet red and a full-scale rash erupts. Either way, the symptoms of athlete’s foot are uncomfortable and itchy. As the infection progresses, painful blisters may erupt and the infection can spread to other parts of the body.

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5 Most Toxic Foot Odor Products

There is a plethora of foot odor products on the market. Yet, what’s the point of ridding yourself of stench, if you’ll be giving yourself cancer in the future? The fact is, many odor control products use harsh chemicals to kill bacteria. These chemicals may have been tested in a lab setting, but the long-term effects on humans are often unknown. Sadly, we cannot afford to wait until the government adds these chemicals to our existing regulation. We have to read the labels, do our own research and avoid products that could potentially harm us as best we can. The Good Guide recently rated over 100 popular products designed to fight foot odor, rating them based on environmental, societal and health impacts.

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Ball Don’t Lie, But Neither Does Fungus: Survey Shows NBA Players Hit Hard By Toenail Fungus

A survey of athletic trainers for 17 National Basketball Association teams found that nearly one-third of players suffer from toenail fungus / onychomycosis. Unfortunately, this is not the sort of marketing NBA teams may want, but the survey sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation reflects just how widespread the problem is. An estimated 10 million Americans are infected with nail fungus, which is a  notoriously difficult ailment to treat.

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10 Must-Read Foot Care Tips For Diabetics

Everyone needs to take care of their feet, and this is doubly true if you suffer from diabetes.  Diabetics have a lot to worry about in terms of daily insulin and other dietary maintenance, so it is easy to let foot health slip between the cracks.  If you or someone you know has diabetes, these are 10 must-read tips.

1. Examine your feet daily.

Decreased blood flow and high blood sugars lead diabetics to develop neuropathy — a lack of feeling — in the feet. You may not feel that blister, but it could be getting infected and causing real problems. That’s why it’s essential that you look for visual cues of trouble, rather than relying on your pain sensors.

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