Take a Whiz and Cure Fungalized Feet
Anyone who reads my health writings knows I have an overly-developed sense of humor, so let me preface today's health tip by saying that I'm not joking with what you're about to read.
With that said, I've been researching some natural foot fungus remedies lately. Well, the other day, a new suggestion came in from a friend of mine, a licensed pharmacist whose avocation lies with helping his clients by referring them whenever possible to natural solutions rather than to strong drugs.
He doesn't make as much money this way, of course, but he helps more people and makes a lot of friends, and that's what it's all about anyway, near as I can tell. Okay, here's what my buddy told me in his letter:
"Hey, Chet, between you, me, and the printer cable, the fastest and cheapest and most effective way to go after good ole foot fungus... your own urine. I know peeing on your feet in the shower sounds whacked, but I have used it effectively and passed it out dozens of times from behind the Prozac counter. And with a host of positive feedback."
Well, I was glad to get this fascinating suggestion from my friend because I've always been interested in urine. I mean, seriously, with so much of it coming out of us every day, how can we not be?
Although I don't have space to write an epistle on this, I do want to say that, contrary to the bad press it gets, human urine is sterile and not something filthy that we should cringe about when we mention its name.
I mean seriously, my pharmacist friend and I aren't recommending that you drink the stuff, though people in India have been doing just that for thousands of years for apparently good reasons. But that's another story.
Anyway, if you have a nasty case of foot fungus and want to try the easiest and least expensive home remedy I'm currently aware of, pour or pee some of your own urine on the problem in the shower, let it set for a minute or two, and then wash it off. Repeat as necessary whenever you shower until the problem heals.
By the way, after reading this tip, Linda S wrote, "There is another less offensive remedy. For real. Soak a cup of corn meal in warm to very warm water for about an hour, then soak the affected area in the 'meal water.' This can be done while watching you favorite tv show in the evening. Repeat as necessary. Supposedly, two to three times in a week should do the trick."
[ Another suggestion - Take Off Your Shoes - When I was living on Maui last winter I became accustomed to going barefoot almost all the time. When I did put something on my feet it was only sandals (slippahs, in Hawaiian terms). I brought that behavior pattern home with me.
Not only have my athlete's foot issues disappeared, but also my toenail fungus and fallen arches. My posture changed, too - for the better. My feet are larger now - none of my old shoes fit - but I feel so much better that I don't care.
There's a spiritual aspect to this, also. I feel much closer to the Earth now. Gardeners talk about the communion they feel with the earth when gardening, and I'm experiencing the same thing - all the time. When I saw Wayne Dyer on PBS recently, barefoot, I laughed out loud. He feels the same thing; that means I might be unusual, but I'm not as crazy as my friends say I am. <g>
With the onset of cooler weather here in Georgia, US, I find myself wearing sandals more, but most days I can get barefoot and out in the woods for at least a couple of hours.
When was the last time YOU were in direct contact with the Earth? - Jim Carey ]