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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Footware for Health
Shoes and Sandals for Healthy FeetPosted By Dr. Ben Kim on Mar 24, 2011
Last summer, I mentioned that we purchased Keen Newport Sandals for our boys to give their growing bodies optimal support from the ground up.
I've since received dozens of notes from readers who have found Keen's H2 model to be helpful for a wide variety of physical problems surrounding the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and even the lower back region.
The positive praise for Keen sandals doesn't surprise me, as I've long observed chronic knee, hip, and ankle problems improve considerably after making sure that all of the joints in the feet and ankles are moving properly.
If you have chronic pain and/or stiffness in your lower extremities, you are likely to benefit from visiting a health care provider who has experience mobilizing the many joints - 33 of them, to be exact - in each of your feet that need to glide properly to allow the rest of your body to function normally.
Having tight muscles or a stiff joint within the middle part of one of your feet can cause problems all the way up to your head and neck. I've actually witnessed chronic tension headaches disappear within a few sessions of mobilizing the feet and ankles. This is why health practitioners who specialize in manual therapies think of the body as being a kinetic chain - each major joint sits next to other major joints, and like a series of gears, all joints need to work properly to allow the whole chain to function.
Since the mention of Keen sandals was well received, I'd like to share a few thoughts on other types of footwear that I can wholeheartedly recommend to provide optimal support to the feet and body.
But first, in case you're new to our community, please note that the two types of footwear that I don't recommend are high heels and flip flops.
The problems associated with wearing high heels are obvious. Wearing high heels significantly increases your risk of experiencing a bad ankle sprain.
High heels and other forms of footwear that have small toe boxes tend to crowd your toes, which can increase your risk of developing painful bunions and other toe deformities.
Wearing high heels can also contribute to lower back pain and upper back stiffness, as standing on the balls of your feet for long stretches forces your lower back to arch backward and your upper back to arch forward - not enough to be perceptible to most observers, but enough to cause real problems over the long term.
Flip flops generally make for poor footwear because they force your toes to chronically grip down onto the flip flops to keep your feet stable during gait. Though not so noticeable to most people, this constant flexing action by the toes can lead to a number of problems, most commonly plantar fascitis (pain in the arches of the feet), pain along the inner aspect of the knees, and even hip pain deep within the ball-and-socket joint.
So now that we're clear on the problems with wearing high heels and flip flops over the long haul, let's take a look at some of the most supportive shoes and sandals that you can bless your body with:
Keen Newport Sandals
We've already mentioned these super comfortable and supportive sandals. Here are some links to them at Amazon:
Please note that a number of reviews of these sandals recommend ordering up half a size, so please consider this before purchasing Keen Sandals. Also, whenever you purchase footwear from a reputable company, so long as you don't wear new items outdoors, you can almost always receive a refund should you find that they aren't well suited for your feet and gait.
Birkenstock Milano Soft Footbed Sandal with Heel Strap
If you opt for a pair of world famous Birkenstocks, try to get one with heel straps. An adjustable heel strap is what allows feet to remain stable while walking in sandals, which addresses the constant toe-flexing problem that occurs with flip flops.
The Birkenstock sandals that I like best can be found here:
New Balance Running Shoes
Though I prefer tennis to running and know a lot more about tennis shoes than running or training shoes, I've had a number of clients swear by New Balance.
From what I've read and heard, the latest models by New Balance provide an excellent combination of stability and support. One longtime client threw away her custom-made orthotics after going with the following pair of New Balance shoes:
Here's the equivalent for men:
Though these shoes are designed to support serious runners, I think they're an excellent choice for long walks and just going about your everyday activities.
One point that I especially like about New Balance: they don't pay big bucks for celebrity endorsements. They choose to let their technology sell itself. As the Yiddish proverb goes, "good merchandise sells itself." Or as New Balance puts it: Endorsed by No One.
And because I'm a true tennis nut, I can't end this post without a recommendation for a great tennis shoe. But top notch tennis shoes are actually some of the best shoes you can wear for any activities that involve a lot of cutting from side to side.
Wilson typically has a number of entry level tennis shoes that are really comfortable and of great value, but over the long run, you really get what you pay for with Addidas tennis shoes.
But please note that Adidas barricade shoes are meant to be super durable, so they're somewhat rigid and require a good work-in period to feel comfortable. I've also found Adidas barricade shoes to be best suited for narrow to medium width feet.
If you prefer more flexibility and cushioning in your shoes, I wholeheartedly recommend Head Speed Pro Tennis Shoes. No other tennis shoes that I've tried provide the same level of cushioning and support for medium to wide feet. Head Speed Pro Tennis Shoes are also quite durable and provide excellent ventilation.
Please remember: the shoes and sandals that you choose to wear on a daily basis have significant impact on the health of your joints over a lifetime. Consider that the average person walks around 5 miles per day, translating to 8,000 to 10,000 steps every day. Multiply this by decades, and it becomes obvious that it makes sense to invest in quality shoes that provide a good blend of support and stability.
Please feel free to share this post with family and friends who may not know about the importance of choosing quality footwear for a healthy body.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
At present the picture in the Middle East is not pretty, and many souls are so eager to bring peace to their region that they risk their lives. Be assured that they are subconsciously aware that they agreed to do so, and their sacrifice will elevate them into the higher Light. Fortunately it will not be in vain and the dark Ones will be dispelled in one way or another. It has been apparent for some time that unrest would escalate and bring about their downfall. Once people power is recognised as able to achieve changes of great magnitude, no government will feel safe. The Light gathers momentum all of the time, and it is going to achieve the goals that people desire. There is therefore every reason to keep relentlessly aiming for total victory, because it will be yours to celebrate.
We are tempted to tell you to expect one thing at the time, but a number of events are reaching completion together. So it is quite possible that there will be a whole string of happenings in a relatively short time. Things are turning in your way and it will certainly be a year of surprises, and they will more than compensate for the unwelcome ones. Of course there are upheavals to come, and that is the price of your freedom. Concentrate on the benefits of the changes, and accept that they cannot come without a major affect upon your lives. We watch over you and are active where we can help to ease situations for you.
Remember that your thoughts and prayers are received, and your consciousness levels collectively recorded. It enables us to check your progress and respond to your petitions for help. We cannot always give you exactly what you want, as there is a greater plan that we work to and obey. However, together we are a force to be reckoned with, and yet our only weapon is that of Love and Light. It is the one thing the dark Ones have no answer to although they will try to take you off your focus, through fear and intimidation. By now you should have learnt enough about their methods to ignore them, and not in any way lose your energy to them. They are not yet a spent force, but time is running out for them very quickly. As always we are aware of their intentions, so they cannot pull any surprises on us. They might as well surrender now and allow the future to be moulded by the plans for your Ascension, as nothing can prevent it from taking place.
The Forces of Light have never gathered together on Earth in such numbers for millennia of time. This is of course in accordance with the Divine Plan, and as you know by now many young people are here with quite advanced understanding and abilities. They are spiritually prepared and wise in many ways, and they will lead you out of the lower vibrations. They do not find it easy to fit in with the old ways, and in fact they are with you to help change them. Listen carefully to them as they have much to say and teach you.
Nature is a victim of the upheaval on Earth, and over a long period many species have become extinct. However, there is no total loss as we can transfer them to other planets to continue their evolution. Genetic modification can be carried out if necessary to suit the new planetary conditions they are introduced into. In some cases animals have completed their cycle on Earth, and are released such as happened with the Dinosaurs. Although it is not often noticed, species come and go quite regularly according to needs of the Earth and Humankind. It is also the same for you who were only introduced to Earth as Homo Sapiens quite recently, and that was to accommodate a different type of Man. These matters will be explained in more detail as time passes, and you will learn of your true connection to us. It is far more involved than you might imagine, going back thousands of years.
As you move into and through the higher dimensions, you will appreciate the beauty of creation that has been your potential all along. In some respects you have had visions of what has been possible, and attempted to introduce into your present dimension. You have experimented and achieved some success and the soul within has “felt” the idea, but been unable to fully express it. Yet when you rise up it will all become so much easier, and your creations will be of the Light. Nothing will be beyond your capabilities, and all will depict the absolute harmony that exists within the higher dimensions. Furthermore, everything is alive with levels of consciousness that will give you the experience of talking with not just animals, but also any living creation such as for example plants. On Earth they have consciousness, and do respond to the energies around them. It is not unknown for people to talk to their plants, and find that as a result they become more beautiful and healthy.
Life will become entirely different to what it is now, and one continuously happy and joyful event. The demands made upon you now will cease and there will be no place for drudgery or boredom. Everything is exciting and continually filling you with Light and Love. Most importantly you are always totally energised, and do not experience the tiredness and fatigue that is a normal part of your day-to-day life at present. Because you replenish your energy as you go along, there is no need for long sleep periods as necessary on Earth. You may rest and relax but your body is of a higher vibration, and does not need long regular re-energising. So Dear Ones, you have so much to look forward to, which makes any efforts you need to make in readiness for Ascension so worthwhile.
Allow for great changes to come with Ascension, clearly not all at once but as a process of evolution that is always taking place. Duality is simply the result of being in the lower vibrations, where matter is so solid and dense that it can attract what you might call the impurities. These are in the form of disease that cannot exist in the higher vibrations. The lower they become the greater the possibility exists of more deadly diseases. Conditions are not helped of course by Man’s insistence on introducing chemicals into agriculture, and into the food chain. Your body is very resilient and adaptable, but will eventually become poisoned as a result.
I am SaLuSa from Sirius, and hope you understand what a wonderful opportunity to rise up is coming with Ascension.
Thank you SaLuSa.