We have a good deal of attention focused on our nails these days. Nails become more of a health issue as we get older and especially if a person is diabetic.
As people get older and are limited in bending and reaching their toes, the nails become more problematic. Toenails are often very hard to cut. Often their nails have fungus. Older people might not see well enough to be cutting their toe nails. And it is very important to avoid infection of the area around the nails, meaning proper nail trimming is essential.
As for younger people who love the fake nails or even just polish, it isn’t a bad idea to give the nails a breather once in a while. At least here in Denver, we aren’t wearing sandals in the winter, so it is a good time to give the toenails a break from the polish. Once a year, for a month, just let the nails be natural!
I hope you were fortunate enough to watch the series “The Truth About Cancer,” that I linked you to in a previous health tip. If you did, then you realize why I do the best I can in my practice to rid our bodies of subclinical bacteria and viruses with supplements and diet. About 18% of cancers are caused by infection while genetics causes between 5-8% of cancers. The take home: we are ahead of the game when we keep the insides of our bodies clean from infection. Even the smallest change matters. If you know you need to eat better, take one small step at a time. You can make small changes that your body will thank you for such as quit drinking sodas (first go down on quantity until you can completely quit), quit eating processed food, or eliminate artificial sugars. There are so many small things you can do to improve your health. What change are you willing to make? Leave a comment below with the change you will make this spring. And remember, Good Health is Priceless!!