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Disclaimer:  This information is not meant as direct medical advice. Readers should always review options with their local medical team. This is the sole opinion of Dr. Meakin based on literature review at the time of the blog and may change as new evidence evolves.

12 Discoveries of 2020 That Challenged Me

With the new year upon us I like to reflect on the previous year. Below are my 12 surprises/challenges from 2020 that I'd like to share with you.

12 - Intrinsic Foot Function

Shoes weaken intrinsic foot function like a brace on an extremity and barefoot exercise enables full function and recovery. Toe yoga will accelerate recovery!

Prior Belief or Understanding

Shoes were necessary for protection and structural support during workouts. Now doing more workouts barefoot and doing the 5-minute Toe Yoga, I have improved my one leg balance and noticed that my foot function has improved.

Source that Started Inquiry

Toe Yoga – Kinetic U Exercise Series. Tangelo – Seattle Chiropractor + Rehab

11 - Fatty Acids

Fatty acids in high quantities (non-esterified) can lead to insulin resistance-like sugar.

Prior Belief or Understanding

Fats never caused an insulin response so were safe in all quantities. Not true if in the background of escalating carbohydrate-induced insulin resistance (seeds of most chronic medical conditions).

Source that Started Inquiry