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Cabbage compresses. And cute shoes.

High heels cabbage compress

Cabbage. Many consider it an all-star food as it is high in nutrients. But did you know that cabbage has been used for centuries to topically reduce pain and reduce swelling? 

A perfect remedy for sore, tired and over-worked feet!

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March 20, 2017

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Why it's important to vary the height of your high heels.

Celebrated London podiatrist Margaret Dabbs was recently asked by Marie Claire how women who frequently wear high heels can keep their feet in tip top shape.

She suggested that women who regularly wear high heels switch up the heel heights to give their feet a break from the previous shape. 

 

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March 12, 2017

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Tonic water and tall heels.

Whether you enjoy the iconic gin and tonic, iced coffee with bubbles, or non-alcoholic sodas and spritzers, tonic water makes for some great drinks!

Tonic water was first made popular in 1825 when British officers were looking for a way to improve the bitter taste of quinine - an extract made from from the bark of the cinchona tree and a powerful anti-malaria medicine.

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February 12, 2017

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The right to choose high heels.

right to choose high heels

It's been quite a few weeks for high heels.

First, there is the UK where almost 150,000 people petitioned the government calling for a ban on an employer's right to require women to wear heels in the workplace.

And then there is Japan where a popular national campaign encourages women to wear high heels as a way to boost their confidence in society.

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July 10, 2016

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3 ways to use essential oils for foot pain relief.

3 ways to use essential oils to relieve foot pain

I just love this time of year! The choices for footwear are endless. Strappy sandals. T-strap block heels. Colorful pumps. Espadrille wedges. Pretty much anything goes!

With all the fun footwear choices, sometimes we push the edge! We either stand too long, walk a bit too far or do a bit too much. 

Even in our most comfy pair of shoes, our feet would be sore, tired and inflamed.

Ever been there?

If yes, then perhaps essential oils can help!

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June 14, 2016

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How long does it take your feet to hurt in high heels?

How long before high heels hurt

A study conducted by The College of Podiatry revealed that it takes an average of 1 hour, 6 minutes and 48 seconds for high heel wearers to start feeling foot pain. 

And one in five women (20%) say they start feeling pain within just 10 minutes.

That's crazy!

High heels are beautiful, inspiring, confidence-building, outfit-making, and a must-have for any fashionable woman.

But wearing them for 10 minutes or even 1 hour before the pain sets in is just awful.

So what are women to do?

 

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June 05, 2016

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Marbles make for a great foot massage.

Marbles make for a great foot massage

After a long day in heels, have your feet ever needed a good massage?

Mine have!

Ever used marbles to massage your feet?

Apparently, they're great at soothing tired muscles and increasing circulation.

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May 30, 2016

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