Athlete’s Foot: How to Get Rid of This Common and Incredibly Itchy Fungal Infection

 Athlete’s Foot: How to Get Rid of This Common and Incredibly Itchy Fungal InfectionAthlete’s foot is one of the most common skin infections around, and usually attacks your feet in the dark, damp areas between your toes. Fungus, of course, love moist environments of all kinds, including showers, swimming pools and locker rooms, the latter being why this infection got the name “athlete’s foot.”

Top Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot

If you have one or several of the symptoms below, you could have athlete’s foot:

  • Itching, stinging or burning between your toes or on the soles of your feet
  • Itchy blisters

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Air Pollution Puts 2 Million Americans at Risk of Cancer, EPA Says

 Air Pollution Puts 2 Million Americans at Risk of Cancer, EPA SaysTwo million Americans, living in close to 600 U.S. neighborhoods, are exposed to air pollution at levels that increase their risk of cancer significantly, a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found.

While the EPA said all Americans have an increased cancer risk of greater than 10 in a million due to air pollution, those in the most polluted areas face cancer risks of greater than 100 in a million — a level the EPA generally regards as unacceptable.

For comparison, the average cancer risk in the United States is 36 in 1 million, according to the National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment.

“If we are in between 10 in 1 million and 100 in 1 million we want to look more deeply at that. If the risk is greater than 100 in 1 million, we don’t like that at all … we want to investigate that risk and do something about it,” Kelly Rimer, an environmental scientist with the EPA, told The Associated Press.

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Four Ways Sittosis “Tin Man Syndrome” is Overcome Naturally

 Four Ways Sittosis Tin Man Syndrome is Overcome NaturallyRemember the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz? His body hadn’t been used in so long that he was stiff, inflexible and barely capable of moving … that is, until Dorothy fixed him up with a few squirts of oil.

Well, like the Tin Man, your body, too, can “rust” and get stiff if you don’t use it. This can manifest not only in your joints and muscles, but also in your internal organs. After several decades of misuse or neglect, your body may begin to manifest signs of illness or even start to shut down.

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Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease By Up To 122% !

 Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease  By Up To 122% !

As my readers and patients know, I am very passionate about normalizing the vitamin D levels of the population of the world. It is now estimated that over 1 billion people worldwide are deficient in vitamin D.

More and more studies are coming out showing the benefit of vitamin D for a plethora of medical conditions.

Now I am very excited to announce to you that a new study in the prestigious journal Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology, has just published a landmark article showing a strong association between vitamin D deficiency and Alzheimer’s disease.

This study was carried out by lead author David Llewellyn, PhD, and is thought by the authors of the article to be the first large and prospective study looking at the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and vitamin D in patients.

The findings showed that for the elderly Americans who took part in the study, those who were severely deficient in vitamin D were 122% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Those who were just deficient had a 69% percent increase in the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

These are astonishing numbers!

The study looked at over 1600 adults who were 65 years or older who were deemed to be free of other disease. After meauring their baseline vitamin D levels, the people in the study were followed for six years to see who went on to develop Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia.

The lead author of the study, Dr.Llywelyn said “We expected to find an association between low vitamin D levels and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but the results were surprising – we actually found that the association was twice as strong as we anticipated.”

He went on to say that “We need to be cautious at this early stage and our latest results do not demonstrate that low vitamin D levels cause dementia. That said, our findings are very encouraging and even if a small number of people could benefit, this would have enormous public health implications given the devastating and costly nature of dementia.”

 Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease  By Up To 122% !

He recommended clinical trials to establish whether increasing in advance people’s vitamin D levels would delay orprevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

This study puts a lot of wind in the sails of physicians who study vitamin D, including myself. However, I want to point out to my readers what levels the researchers used to define deficiency!

They defined deficiency as a vitamin D level less than 20 ng/mL. They defined a severe deficiency as a vitamin D level less than 10 ng/mL.

In the eyes of progressive vitamin D researchers these are extraordinarily low vitamin D levels. But these are the levels where research is done.

In spite of the strong evidence that many extra­skeletal benefits are derived from levels of vitamin D between 40 and 70 ng/mL, the very conservative Institute of Medicine of the United States, recommends a level of 20 ng/mL, and the Endocrine Society recommends a level of 30 ng/mL for good health. Even these two organizations cannot agree on a healthy vitamin D level.

I clearly do not agree with these recommendations for vitamin D blood levels , nor do my vitamin D research colleagues. My recommendation for a healthy person is to keep their vitamin D blood level between 40 and 70 ng/mL. The medical literature again for extra skeletal benefit strongly supports these numbers.

The Authors of the article, of course, call for additional prospective research. This will take many more years to accomplish.

My position on this is that there is no harm in normalizing our own levels of vitamin D until the research comes out. But articles like this one showed the handwriting on the wall that proper vitamin D levels can be protective against many health conditions.

Where do you stand on this issue of what level of vitamin D should we have? I look forward to your comments on twitter or Facebook.

Dr. Soram

Link between vitamin D, dementia risk confirmed

Vitamin D and cognition in older adults’: updated international recommendations

Vitamin D and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease

Vitamin D effects on musculoskeletal health, immunity, autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, fertility, pregnancy, dementia,and mortality: a review of recent evidence.

Meta­analysis of All­ Cause Mortality According to Serum 25­Hydroxyvitamin D

Vitamin D Video by Dr Oz

Nice Video by Dr Oz. I don’t agree with his sun recommendations or his cod liver oil recommendations. I also don’t agree with his recommendation of only 1000 IU per day­. I recommend 2000 a day for an otherwise healthy adult, but otherwise, this interview has some good education about Vitamin D including his talk about the Vitamin D winter for those in the northern 2/3 of the US. Don’t forget your kids too!

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Have You Ever Had Complex Complexion Issues? Acne and What You Should Know

 Have You Ever Had Complex Complexion Issues? Acne and What You Should KnowAcne vulgaris — just the sound of the word conjures up unpleasant images and those teenagers and adults suffering from this condition usually end up enduring years of emotional distress and, in some cases, physical scarring of the skin.

While this condition afflicts almost 85 percent of the young adult population aged 12 through 24, it doesn’t simply end there. Acne affects people of all ages. Considered one of the most common skin diseases, it ranges in severity from mild to moderate and tends to flare up in the following categories and life stages:

  • Women going through hormonal changes such as during pregnancy, menstrual cycles and when starting or stopping birth control pills
  • Teens reaching puberty
  • Those facing stressful situations

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5 Top Diabetes Myths, Busted!

 5 Top Diabetes Myths, Busted!There are many myths surrounding the medical condition diabetes, making it very difficult for people to decipher between the untruths and the facts. Some of the myths create a disturbing and scary picture of diabetes that lead to an overwhelming negative stigma underlined with false information. Below are five of the top myths on diabetes, each followed by the actual research-supported facts.

1. MYTH: Health complications make it too risky for women with diabetes to get pregnant.

TRUTH: If you are a woman with diabetes you can have a safe pregnancy and deliver a baby as healthy as a woman without diabetes. The key to doing this is through monitoring and controlling your blood glucose levels, following a daily exercise routine of 30 minutes of aerobic activity such as walking, swimming and biking and eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

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You Can Purchase Downloads of All 30+ Lectures of the Detox Summit

 You Can Purchase Downloads of All 30+ Lectures of the Detox Summit

You probably saw my recommendations to attend The Detox Summit last week. If you attended, you were one of nearly 70,000 people in 160+ countries who learned that toxins are all around– our world is a toxic place and what to do about them.

Experts in various areas of medicine, nutrition and personal growth offered a well rounded, credible approach to a much-debated issue: DETOX. You can still learn to navigate your way through today’s toxic terrain by recognizing toxins, what to do about them and how to change your life into a healthier you!

If you tuned in, I certainly hope you feel empowered about detoxifying your life with the 30+ hours of educational content presented .

If you are just hearing about it, there’s still time to gain lifetime access to all 30 presentations and to listen to the audios anytime you want, or watch the videos on your computer or mobile device. Your purchase includes the complete transcripts so you can study them and take them to your physician.

The Detox Summit package gives you powerful information you need, to recognize toxins, address them and lead a healthier life.

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The Detox Summit Was a Smash Hit!

 The Detox Summit Was a Smash Hit!

As my patients and readers know, I was one of 30+ participants in the online webinar, Detox Summit this past week. I worked very hard on my preparation for my interview for the webinar and it was very well received. I spoke about environmental toxicity, endocrine disruptors, preconception pregnancy planning, and reducing high mercury fish consumption. I also discuss some of the ways that we clean out some of these toxins.

I was very gratified by some of the comments of the listeners, and I would like to share them with you now. I am delighted to know that I am able to impact people all over the world who are not my immediate patients, as well as take good care of my patients in the office.

The comments:

“Good morning Dr. Khalsa. I listened to you on the Detox Summit yesterday and I was so amazed by what you said and just how caring, thorough and smart of a doctor you are. I would be so blessed to see a doctor like you; but I live too far away in Canada, so it will not be possible. Anyway, I just felt compelled to say that to you”.

“I feel relief and confirmation for living the life I’ve chosen: plant­based eating, clean body products, clean water and air, biodynamic gardening methods, the healing ”and balancing practices of Emei Qi Gong, and regular walking.” Diana H

“Thank you ­very clear message” Juliana K

“I really enjoyed Dr. Soram Khalsa’s presentation. He did a great job breaking down the different toxins” Ngoc L

“Bucket analogy with 2 main streams of cellular illness is Excellent pearl – common sense not so common in practice of conventional one­symptom medicine” Fazia

“Amazing and very clear exposition of Dr. Khalsa. I loved the holistic way he interconnects all the pieces related to toxicity and explained in a way that everybody will understand and compromise for a change. Thanks for that! Don’t miss this presentation!” Rosibel M

“I’m glad I’m not the typical woman wearing all those chemicals on my body everyday. I wish I had learned this earlier in my life, as I started getting smart in my 40?s. Had a relatively clean diet at that time, but wasn’t as educated about the personal products. Now I’m more of a fanatic about what I eat, drink, wear, and smell…and most people think I’m nuts. Thanks for more nuts of wisdom.” Acc

“Wow, this is a great interview. As a person with multiple chemical sensitivities, Dr. Khalsa confirms what I already knew about cosmetics, especially the mysterious ”fragrance.“ As a person whose toxic ”bucket“ is always at or near full, I have to be especially careful around these chemicals, as they make me very ill. And they are everywhere! Thank you Dr. Khalsa, Deanna, and The Detox Summit!” Molly G

“Wow, that was a great talk. Women, don’t use regular body care products (as in ”commercial“), and beware those with ”fragrance“ listed on label.” James B.

 The Detox Summit Was a Smash Hit!

These were a few of the comments there were so kindly left on the website after my interview played.

I am enlivened by and grateful for these comments from people all over the world who are learning to take better care of themselves. They are learning that what they put in, and on their body and what they breathe in, can have permanent lasting long­term effects on not only them but their children and their family.

If you missed the webinar, and are interested in hearing the interviews of me, my mentor Dr. Jeffrey Bland Ph.D., or my colleagues Elson Haas, M.D. , Mark Hyman M.D. , David Perlmutter, M.D. and many others, you can now PURCHASE for download the entire set of lectures, both video and audio as well as transcriptions for a very reasonable price.

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12 Things NOT to Do in the Summer Heat

 12 Things NOT to Do in the Summer HeatWhen the thermometer climbs over 80 degrees F, you can easily become fatigued just from being outside in the heat. Once the temperature rises above 90 degrees — a common occurrence during the dog days of summer in the United States — you’re at a very real risk for sunstroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

In terms of its potential to harm you, only the cold of winter poses a greater threat than the summer heat, according to the National Weather Service, so knowing how to keep cool is essential to your, and your family’s safety.

This summer, here are the top things that you should AVOID doing to beat the summer heat.

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Good Stress vs. Bad Stress? How to Lose Weight & Be Well With Good Stress Levels

 Good Stress vs. Bad Stress? How to Lose Weight & Be Well With Good Stress LevelsIf there’s one feeling that most every adult has experienced, it has to be stress. About 40 percent of Americans say they deal with stress frequently, while 36 percent say they sometimes do, according to a Gallup poll.

This “thing” called stress has become a household term since shortly after Hans Selye, M.D., D.Sc., F.R.S., coined the term in 1936, and defined it as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change.”

But while we all know what stress feels like, it can be difficult to pin down exactly what stress is. And that’s because stress can mean a virtually infinite number of things — and as you might suspect not all of them are bad, not by a long shot.

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