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Eating for Foot Health: Try Superfoods to Prevent Diabetes Infections

“Food is medicine,” according to wise Greek philosopher Hippocrates. In ancient times, food was all people had to prevent horrible diseases and infections. Today, people with diabetes are often advised to be mindful of what they eat. “Even though we live in a pill-popping, drug-oriented culture, more and more people are starting to realize that food is really our best medicine,” concurs Dr. Stephan Ripich, M.D. He adds, “There is no stage of Type 2 that can’t be helped by making some smart dietary changes.”

The makers of the SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer are interested in learning how to prevent diabetes complications, like diabetes infections of the foot. In addition to killing fungus and bacteria in your footwear using UV light, eating the right superfoods is another natural method of preventing infection.

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There are many superfoods that can help diabetics prevent infections.

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April Is National Foot Health Awareness Month- Tips on Caring for Your Feet

You know your friends — your feet. They get you everywhere you need to go, whether it’s down a flight of stairs to the laundry room, over to the copying machine at work, across the mall for holiday shopping, or around the park for leisure. They’re arguably the most underrated part of the body. We are always bombarded with talk about “heart health” and “skin health,” but let’s not forget about foot health. It may be the end of the month, but it’s not too late to review a few key points for National Foot Health Awareness Month.

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April is National Foot Health Awareness Month.
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Not Your Typical Stink: 3 Causes of Abnormally Awful Foot Odor

Everyone walking around in socks and boots in the hot summer sun all day will have some degree of foot odor. Yet, there are some feet that are so pungent, there must be some underlying medical condition responsible for the extreme scent. Often times, changing the type of socks or shoes you wear and improving your hygiene habits can go a long way in clearing up a foot odor problem. But there are, in fact, a few medical conditions that make some feet smellier than others.

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Do you or someone you know have an alarming amount of foot odor? It could be a sign of trouble.
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UV Light Disinfects Hospitals, Cleans Water and Sanitizes Shoes

The sun’s UV light sometimes gets a bad rap due to concerns about “radiation.” In the summer months, we slather on sunblock to avoid these powerful UV rays. Yet, man has come up with a number of safe ways to harness ultraviolet light for practical purposes. In this article, we’ll discuss three emerging uses for UV technology that you may not know about.

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UV light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Image Source: Imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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April Showers: 7 Remedies for Drying Your Rain-Soaked, Smelly Shoes

Spring is officially here! You know what that means… wet, smelly shoes! They say “April showers bring May flowers,” which is great and all, but it also brings foot fungus if you walk around in perpetually wet shoes. Even if your shoes feel somewhat dry on the inside, podiatrists recommend alternating shoes every other day to allow for complete drying.

Yet, not everyone has that kind of time to wait around —  or the luxury of having multiple pairs of shoes. So what’s the fastest way to dry your wet shoes and prevent fungal infections? The makers of the SteriShoe ultraviolet shoe sanitizer have a few ideas.

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Spring is a time for wet shoes — and foot fungus!
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Foot Odor for the Win? 12-Year-Old Awarded $2,500 for Her Smelly Shoes

Foot odor is an annoying, embarrassing problem for some people. But imagine if someone paid you $2,500 for your smelly feet and shoes. That’s just what happened to 12-year-old Jordan Armstrong of Las Cruces, New Mexico, when she won this year’s National Rotten Sneaker Contest sponsored by Odor-Eaters. The competition was held in New York at the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Times Square, where judges had the misfortune of assessing seven pairs of finalist shoes for odor and overall griminess.

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Jordan Armstrong won the 2014 Rotten Sneaker Contest sponsored by Odor-Eaters.
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What Are Amazon Reviewers Saying about The SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer?

Amazon is a popular go-to source for just about every product one may be thinking about buying. Sometimes you can find great markdowns on the site as well. While we sell the SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer for the exact same price directly through our website, you may be curious about what consumer reviewers have to say about the pathogen-killing device. In today’s post, we’ve summarized common threads from the 170 reviewers who weighed in.

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Amazon is one of the largest online shopping marketplaces, and is also home to many reviews.
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The Importance of Close Examination: 7 Signs Your Feet May Be in Trouble

When was the last time you looked at your feet? We’re not just talking about noticing that your toenail polish could use replacing — but rather, when was the last time you really examined your feet from top to bottom? You can think of the feet as a snapshot of your total body health. If you have some sort of systemic problem going on, the signs could manifest in your feet. They also act as fortune tellers, revealing what might happen if you don’t take a minute to pamper them right away! In this article, we’ll discuss a few signs you might look for as an indication of your overall health.

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Have you taken the time to really look at your feet today? Image Source: footexpress.com

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Tackling the Dress Shoe Blues: Home Remedies for Smelly Feet

Smelly feet are not just a problem faced by adolescents. It’s an embarrassing issue that can stalk people well into adulthood. The situation becomes compounded when adults are trapped in dress shoes and office environments where foot odor is harder to conceal. Rather than spend a fortune on various products, many people would rather seek easy home remedies for smelly feet.

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Are your dress socks and shoes stinking out your coworkers?
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Are Antibacterial Soaps Making Us Sick? FDA Forces Manufacturers to Back Safety Claims with Research

Antibacterial soaps have long since become mainstream, now being found in homes, inside hospitals, and at schools across America. Many of the products we buy in bath and body shops nowadays bill themselves as “antibacterial,”  but do they really keep us safe or make us healthier? After decades of debate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made a sudden, surprising declaration that they will now be forcing manufacturers of antibacterial soaps to back claims of safety and efficiency with clinical research.

“Due to consumers’ extensive exposure to the ingredients in anti-bacterial soaps, we believe there should be a clearly demonstrated benefit from using anti-bacterial soap to balance any potential risk,” said Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, told the Chicago Tribune

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Three-quarters of Americans had triclosan in their urine. It also appears in breast milk. But is it safe?
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