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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How to Transition to Natural Shoes

Many people are aware that a transition period is required when switching from conventional, PCECH-style (Pronation Control, Elevated, Cushioned Heel) shoes to naturally shaped shoes. In fact, this is one of the most common topics we hear about from patients and customers. Most people want to know the proper protocol for transitioning to foot-healthy footwear—shoes, … Continue reading How to Transition to Natural...
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