Chapter 11

Kicking Leg and Feet Conditions to the Curb

In This Chapter

arrow Ridding your feet of fungal infections

arrow Giving feet the support they need

arrow Alleviating all sorts of foot pain

arrow Reducing or eliminating varicose veins

If you’re like most people, your legs and feet are your primary means of transportation, and they really take a beating. In this chapter, I cover common ailments that affect feet and legs and offer guidance on how to treat them naturally to restore optimum function and, in some cases, appearance.

remember Doses in this chapter are for adults, not children. For guidance on how to adjust dosages for children (and adults under 150 pounds), turn to Chapter 12.

Stomping Out Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a common and contagious fungal infection of the skin that causes redness, flaking, scaling, and itching. It often appears around the edges of the feet and between the toes and affects about 15 percent of the population. The disease is usually transmitted in moist ...

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