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The Huffington Post is highlighting on its front page today a listicle on 11 Easy, Natural Ways To Treat Nearly All Of Your Foot Problems. It’s the usual mix of weird stuff that doesn’t address the root cause.

And of course, I can easily come up with just one way to fix foot problems.

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The Utility of Toes

I spent the weekend in the hospital. I was supposed to go in for laparoscopic surgery to have my gallbladder taken out. However, when the surgeon got in there, the gallbladder was so inflamed (and had been so for so long) that it had attached itself to my upper intestine.

So they had to open me up fully and I ended up being in the hospital from Thursday through Sunday.

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A couple of days ago the Spanish newspaper, El País had a very interesting article about how many actors are being spotted going barefoot in and about town. In ¿Por qué a los famosos les ha dado por andar descalzos? (Why have the famous been walking barefoot?). The article does a nice job talking about the benefits of going barefoot.

But of course they also have to talk to a podiatrists who hates it.

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Folks may recall that I filed a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act against Best Buy after they called the police on me.

I finally got my official reply from the Department of Justice.

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Your Feet Are Killing You

Many barefooters are aware of Simon Wikler’s book, “Take Off Your Shoes and Walk”, from 1961. You can even see a bit of it at the Parents for Barefoot Children site.

You may not be aware that he had an even earlier book.

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Shod-Walking

I am one of the fortunate few who is able to go barefoot nearly 24/7. In the past year my shoe-wearing time is under 24 hours. Most of that really didn’t entail walking around (think weddings and funerals).

And that made me forget just how much shod-walking really is a burden.

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Shoe Specialists

Running shoes in the 1970s weren’t the first fad foisted upon the public by “shoe specialists”. Despite all the “technology”, those running shoes didn’t do a thing to prevent injuries (and in all likelihood, increased them).

And then there was the fluoroscope.

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