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Diabetic Foot Care Guide: Improve Your Physical Health to Keep Active

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The heart pumps blood to the body and it's powered by the myocardium. That's the muscle that contracts, it does the squeezing. In fact, the heart pumps about 1.5 gallons of blood per minute. That translates to about 2000 gallons daily. That's how the heart accomplishes its mission of supporting every cell in the body with the nutrients carried in blood. Project Biotech's Superfoods contain antioxidants and vitamin E, both of which are proven through research to help the cardiovascular system to recover quicker and more effectively after exercise. Click to learn more about the best super greens powder.

When in Doubt, Go With Your Gut

In people the gut refers to the gastrointestinal system, which includes both the large and small intestines. Together they contains millions of bacteria which are collectively known as the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is instrumental in human health, being shown to enhance immune responses, help digestion, and even recent research is exploring the connection between the gut and the nervous system. Recently, conflicting scientific research on the gut has emerged. It's hotly debated whether certain artificial sweeteners create a “leaky” gut. Sucralose-6-acetate, which is different from Sucralose, is one of the common sweeteners that's been linked to gut health issues.

Relieving Knee Pain With Proper Foot Care

The knee is biggest and most complicated joint in the body. It allows many bones in the leg to interact, allowing for coordinated movements like running, walking, or just standing upright. Our knees absorb significant impact and stress during exercise, sports, and everyday activities. Issues like Achilles tendonitis, arthritis, ACL tears and meniscus injuries can cause debilitating knee pain.

Over time, stress, strain, and overuse can translate to knee problems. It's not a substitute for your doctor, but our custom orthotics provide stability and increase shock absorption.

Kidneys and Their Balancing Act

Healthy kidneys work nonstop, filtering about a half cup of blood every minute. This is how these bean shaped organs balance the body's pH levels. Kidneys act as efficient regulators, tirelessly removing waste, extra fluid, and acid produced by the cells in your body. and maintain a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals. The process of adjusting the acid-base balance is known as renal regulation. It ensures the body's pH remains within a narrow range. Thanks to the kidneys' continuous pH-balancing management, our internal environment remains stable, allowing essential bodily functions to thrive harmoniously.

Restoring Foot Arch Structure for Pain Relief and Healthy Movement

The arches of the foot absorb tension and shock produced from movement. They also flex to allow for natural biomechanics when walking and running. Common medical issues like plantar fasciitis can cause flat feet, fallen arches, and arch collapse. This results in misalignment and drive more visits to doctors and hospitals.

It's estiamted that 2 million people are disgnosed with plantar fasciitis every year. Our FSA approved orthotic inserts support low and high arches to reduce strain on the plantar fascia ligament. Elevate flat or fallen arches back to a healthy position, and help relieve pain in the feet, ankles, knees and back.

Diet, Diabetes, and Brain Health

The brain is the command center of the nervous system and human body and is widely considered to be the most important organ in the human body with its cognitive functions. And it's sensitive to the amount of glucose (sugar) it receives. Both high and low blood sugar can damage blood vessels in the brain. Episodes of high and low blood sugar can affect brain function. The CDC claims this can lead to problems with memory, learning, mood shifts, weight gain, hormonal changes, and over time, other serious issues like Alzheimer's disease.

Don't Skip Foot Muscle and Bone Alignment

The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 ligaments, tendons and muscles that enable walking, running and standing. Common medical issues like arthritis and diabetic neuropathy aren't issues for a podiatrist, even though they can cause debilitating foot pain.

Dress shoes and work boots have hard surfaces with poor shock absorption to evenly distribute pressure. Our shoe inserts relieve foot pain by realigning the ankle and foot bones to absorb harmful impact and improve circulation. Good foot support is crucial for proper foot care. Move comfortably again.

Relieving Heel Pain Through Proper Shock Absorption

As the largest bone in the foot, the heel connects to the ankle and calf via the Achilles tendon. It experiences significant impact during walking and running. Uneven pressure and lack of shock absorption can cause issues like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, fat pad atrophy and nerve damage leading to chronic heel pain.

Our orthotics correct heel alignment, provide contoured support to painful areas, absorb harmful shock from repetitive impact, and stimulate tissue regeneration. Custom arch support properly redistributes weight across the entire foot, while targeted heel pads lift pressure from irritated regions. Regain comfort and healthy movement.

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Like the heart, the lungs are also vital to the function of the human body and are also a major player in the cardiovascular system. In fact, the lungs take in 11,000 liters (about 2900 gallons) of air per day. The American Heart Association reports that people with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop and die from cardiovascular diseases.

Project Biotech Superfood, one of the best healthy greens powders on the market, contains antioxidants and vitamin E. Both are proven to help the cardiovascular system. See what's in our super greens powder to support your cardiovascular health.

Foot Nerve Function and Peripheral Neuropathy

The bottoms of your feet contain a complex network of sensory nerves and proprioceptors. They transmit signals essential for balance, coordination and spatial awareness. But diabetes, parkinson's, chemotherapy, and injury can damage these nerves, causing peripheral neuropathy. Early symptoms include tingling, numbness and pain in the feet due to poor circulation and nerve function.

The patent pending mesh in our orthotics makes them exceptional diabetic insoles to help stimulate foot nerves. This helps improve circulation and maintain proprioception for stability and mobility.

It's Always Time to Talk Eye Health

The eye is the organ responsible for sight, and is a lot more complex than we think. Did you know that eyes are made of more than 2 million pieces all working together with about 107 million cells? Or did you know that the eye is actually the fastest muscle in the human body?

The CDC reports diabetes is the main cause of blindness in adults aged 20 to 74, and diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults. More than 90% of vision loss caused by diabetes can be avoided with early detection and treatment, which makes annual eye exams critical to both home and work life.

Our Second Brain

Many people assume our "second brain" is the stomach, but it's actually the entire Enteric Nervous System. The ENS consists of over 100 million nerve cells.

It controls digestion, including functions like swallowing, enzyme release, and nutrient absorption. The ENS communicates with our central nervous system, influencing how we sense fullness after meals and even affecting our emotional state.

Elbow

Ever hit the “funny bone” in your arm? Well, did you know that the funny bone is not a bone? Instead, it is actually a nerve on your elbow that communicates with the brain about sensory input from certain fingers, areas on the palm of your hand, and on parts of your forearm.