The Fundamental Five: what to look for when selecting natural footwear

With 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments your feet are designed perfectly.  Their unique design allows them to flex, rebound and absorb shock naturally throughout many activities. Therefore, we recommend shoes that allow your feet to function naturally. Many manufacturers add features that can hinder foot and toe alignment. Below are … Continue reading The Fundamental Five: what to look for when...
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How Going Barefoot Affects Your Brain | By Dr. Sam Oltman, ND

The anatomical, structural and functional benefits of going barefoot and wearing naturally-shaped shoes are often the emphasis of our education because these tend to be the most immediate and practical. There is, however, another massive benefit to being barefoot and it lies not in your feet but in your head—your brain, to be exact. The … Continue reading How Going Barefoot Affects Your Brain | By Dr. Sam Oltman,...
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Hereditary Bunion Myth: Part III of III | By Dr. Ray McClanahan, DPM

You have probably heard the saying by Benjamin Franklin, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” Prevention is the best approach to achieving good health, but many times when it comes to painful health conditions, we do not implement strategies for prevention. Sometimes, we do not know how to prevent a … Continue reading Hereditary Bunion Myth: Part III of III | By Dr. Ray McClanahan,...
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Six Million Footsteps: A thru-hiker’s journey on the Appalachian trail

By: Maxine Presto Human-powered adventures fascinate me. In particular, long-distance hiking and long-distance running have allowed me to connect more deeply with myself and the world around me. It is incredibly refreshing and fulfilling to rely on my body, particularly my feet, to take me where I want to go. Earlier this year, I boarded … Continue reading Six Million Footsteps: A thru-hiker’s journey on the Appalachian...
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