5 Ways that a podiatrist can help you

Believe it or not, your feet are one of the most important aspects of your body. When you think about it, your feet have quite a tough job. They provide stability and offer you the ability to walk, run, and stand on your feet for an extended period of time. Taking care of your feet is critical as it can make a difference in your mobility. If your feet are in pain or have ailments that are not tended to, you can experience a decrease in your level of mobility. This article will highlight some of the ways that a podiatrist can help you.




Help treat day-to-day foot problems. A podiatrist can help you with problems such as corns, calluses, abnormally smelly feet, athlete’s foot, gout, sports injuries, and many more ailments. A podiatrist will be able to give you advice on how to cure these ailments and can also prescribe medicine to assist. A podiatrist can also help to prescribe the proper orthotics to help with arch support and heel pain.

Conduct minor outpatient surgery. Have you ever had a plantar’s wart that you could not get to go away? No matter how hard you tried, the wart got deeper and deeper and became more and more painful? Visiting a podiatrist can help you remedy the problem. The podiatrist can conduct minor outpatient surgery to remove the wart from your foot without taking up much of your time. While it can be uncomfortable to have a chunk of your foot removed due to a wart, the wart that is allowed to continue to grow and fester will cause you even more pain over time. An outpatient surgery that is conducted to remove a wart can take a few moments, however may require the use of crutches as you will need to keep your foot elevated, and off of the ground for a period of time.

Help with ingrown toenails, fungus, and other ailments. Ingrown toenails can be painful. No matter how much you try to get rid of the ingrown toenail, it can grow back and become deeper each time. While it may seem small at first, it can fester if not treated properly. A podiatrist will be able to help you cure your ingrown toenail in a quick manner.

Can help you with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is quite painful and can be debilitating if left untreated. Plantar fasciitis is typically related to being overweight, or standing on your feet for a long period of time. It can be quite difficult to cure so it is best to get it treated right away. Some people are unable to cure their plantar fasciitis while others can cure quickly. If you are experiencing intense burning and pain in your foot or heel, make sure you visit a podiatrist right away.

Can help treat tendons, muscles, and bones. No matter what issues you are having with your feet, ankles, tendons, muscles, or bones in the area, a podiatrist will be able to help you create a plan to heal and feel better.

Now that you are aware of how a podiatrist can help you, you will now need to find one in your area. It does not have to be hard to find a podiatrist near me. The easiest course of action is to look on Google or in your local phone directory.


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The Top Five Mistakes Growers Make

Many people who wish to begin growing cannabis think that this is something that can be done with relative ease. For the most part, these people are correct. This plant is not that complex and does not take a lot of skill to be able to grow. All a person needs is the right knowledge and set of equipment. However, this does not mean that every person can just pick it up and have a successful harvest. There are five very common mistakes that growers make during their first couple attempts.


Watering a cannabis plant is something that every beginner over does. The cannabis plant has a very delicate life cycle that requires the right amount of attention for each stage. During the germination and vegetative stage, the marijuana plant begins developing a root system and leaves. This is the time where most beginners decide to drown the plant. A cannabis plant should be fed water every fourth day. As the plant develops its root system, it will need more water. Just make sure you stick to the every four days schedule.

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Saving Options For Your Child’s Education

Keeping ourselves fit and healthy will guarantee us of a good and long life to enjoy, but no matter how much effort we do to keep us always on the top form; it is practical for us to save something for our kid’s future. It is a sensible act to save for the rainy days. Our children’s education is one of the priorities we secure and set aside.  The only lifetime treasure we can give to assure them a bright future.

Getting your child the best education is a challenge that every parent is willing to take.
As a parent, you have big dreams for your children and you know that their future depends on the quality of education they receive today. This is why, in the midst of growing financial worries, parents work doubly hard to prepare for their children’s future educational needs.

But with school expenses increasing every year, your savings may not be enough to cover college tuition fees and other expenses. Aside from regularly saving money, one can also prepare by getting profitable investments that offer better returns. Invest in companies which have made a mark and have a proven track record in the industry, like Insular Life.

Celebrating 101 years of unparalleled and continuous service to old and new generation of Filipinos, Insular Life remains to be the largest Filipino life insurance company. With its Direct Marketing plans College Provider and Sure Cash for Kids, you are assured of a secure future for your child.

College Provider is a 5-pay educational plan that provides a college cash fund for your child at age 17. It also provides a life insurance benefit for your child equivalent to the college fund until he reaches age 21. On top of this, College Provider has a built-in waiver of premium payments, wherein the policy will be considered fully paid should the parents or the payor meet an untimely death or suffers from total and permanent disability. The policy will then provide a pre-college cash allowance equivalent to 10% of the face amount until age 16 to finance for your child’s elementary and high school education.

On the other hand, Sure Cash for Kids is a 5-pay, 15-year savings and investment plan for your child that offers guaranteed yearly cash payouts and lump sum cash benefit with built-in life insurance protection. Yearly cash payouts equivalent to 10% of the maturity value will be given from the end of the 5th policy year to the end of the 14th policy year amounting to 100% of the maturity value. A lump sum cash benefit equivalent to 100% of the maturity value will also be given at the end of the 15th policy year. Your child is also covered with a life insurance protection for 15 years with the face amount increasing to 200% on the 4th policy year up to the 15th policy year.

Saving for your child’s education is a top priority, so preparing for it now can save you from possible financial troubles in the future.  Address your child’s needs today. Call Insular Direct at 878-1818 local 5403 or 892-3171 or email us at idirect@insular.com.ph for more details on College Provider and Sure Cash for Kids.

AntiGravity Yoga

AntiGravity Yoga has become so popular worldwide. I’ve been watching it online every now and then, wishing it will also be offered here in our country. Alas! the long wait has ended, we Filipinos can now experience the real AntiGravity class as it has come to Manila.

With the support of a Yoga Hammock, a suspended silk fabric above the ground, one can enjoy stretching and working core muscles. The method is a combination of performing series of yoga poses, coupled with acrobatics, calisthenics, and Pilates (a body conditioning routine). 

AntiGravity Yoga was invented by aerial performer Christopher Harrison in 2007 in New York. He developed it as an acrobatic performance company with the mission of merging athletics and artistry.  It was initially created for athletes and gymnasts and later on became a hit workout across the globe.

AntiGravity Yoga exercises help improve a person’s agility and overall health. One can lose weight while defying the laws of nature. An alternative to the standard exercising procedures.  

Beyond Yoga offers the ever first AntiGravity Yoga in the Philippines located at Tomas Morato corner Scout Madrinian St., Quezon City. For more details you may visit their website at www.igobeyondyoga.com

World of Wellness’ 1st Anniversary SParty

Time to Sparty! As World of Wellness is celebrating its First year Anniversary, they’ll be throwing away a discounted price of only Php 250 where you can avail Medical advice, Nutritional consulting, Back/Foot Massage and Facial/Derma consulting, all for free!

Get ready to pamper your body on December 17,2011. Garb in an all-white spa attire  Relax and enjoy loosening up that stiff and stressed muscles. Bring a friend and get the chance to win a raffle prize.   See you there!