Posted in Barefoot, Health, Myth on 8:19 am, April 23, 2011 |
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In another mostly vacuous article, we now have inflicted on us Smelly Feet? What To Do About It, by Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld, Founder of the Institute for Integrative Podiatric Medicine.
At least he properly (well, kind of) identifies the true cause of stinky feet:
There are many causes of malodorous feet and the underlying etiology gives rise to excessive perspiration (hyperhidrosis) that is a great breeding ground for bacteria.
Well, kind of. While bacteria are part of it, it’s really the fungi that cause most of the smell. If your feet smell like really bad cheese, that’s the fungi, or mold. Of course, what mold and fungi really like is the warm, dark, moist environment inside a shoe. Excessive perspiration? I doubt it (thought it contributes). Any perspiration (and we all perspire, and all of our feet perspire) can help along the fungal growth.
His solutions: Botox! That’s right. Disable the perspiration glands. Never mind that your feet are sweating to death in feet saunas. Make them suffer!
If you were to put your hands in impermeable gloves nearly all day, and they stunk as a result (and they would), wouldn’t you think that the obvious solution was Botox? I don’t thing so.
Do I even have to mention the obvious solution? I sure hope not.
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