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Monday, June 12, 2006

Are you prone to fungal infections, including smelly feet?

Having had teenageers in the house for several years, it has been interesting to note that teenage boys, in particular, are prone to having dandruff, very smelly feet and terrible body odour. Why is this? Well, some years ago, I read somewhere that this is because of the development of an acute deficiency of essential trace minerals caused by the teenager's rapid growth spurt. Rapidly growing bones suck up all that is available.

Good gardeners know that copper sulhphate (CuSO4) is a powerful and safe fungicide. Other minerals, including selenium which is known to be deficient in New Zealand soils have similar fungicidal qualities. As with plants, if the human body is depleted of trace minerals like selenium and copper, it becomes weak and vulnerable to fungal infections. So, the reasoning goes. Teenage diets tend to be bad at the best of times and the modern diet is generally stripped of essential trace minerals.

I can report that supplementing teenage diets with selenium and other trace minerals seems to have a dramatic effect on BO, smelly feet and skin fungal infections. But; I have gone a step further - I learned through a Dr who has been around for many years that many persistent, annoying and unsightly skin fungal infections can be effectively treated with anti-danfruff shampoo (it must contain selenium among its active ingredients, so read the label carefully before buying).

The results of these two angles of attack (One internally by way of nutritional supplementation and the other by external application to the skin) have been spectacular. In my opionion, this approach is much more preferable to administering powerful drugs.

Go here to see the products that I sell which contain selenium
(The Red Seal effervescent tabs make a refreshing drink which goes down well with kids who are not into swallowing pills.)
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