Cracked Heel Remedies

Last Modified on Jun 18, 2014


Vinegar, Shoes and Socks in the Freezer

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YEA (1)

[YEA]  03/29/2008: Robin from New Mexico, USA: "I was reading the oil pulling pages, and saw that so many people were plagued with cracking heels, and I felt bad because I know how to make it go away. You just put vinegar on the cracked heel everyday for 6 months without missing a day, and place your socks and shoes in the freezer for 24-48 hours from time to time. This will also heal nail fungus, itchy ears, athletes foot, and dandruff, (just put it on a little while before shampoo-ing, then rinse with vinegar/water dilute). Anything yeasty where you can stand to put vinegar. You of course would have to dilute it to treat vaginal yeast infections"

07/12/2012: Vikkie from Salt Lake City, Utah replies: "I was just curious if it was a certain kind of vinegar? Like White, apple cider vinegar with mother (or without) Thanks in advance :)"

Vitamin A

12/28/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn: "Been browsing some old newsletters of Jonathan Wright's and came across this and started wondering if calloused heels and cracked heels might not have the same basic problem. Some of EC'ers might like to try this & see if it could get rid of them.

Subject: callouses on heels (wonder what this would do with the cracked heels?


Get rid of calluses for good

Q: I've had very thick heel calluses for most of my adult life. I've tried everything from lotions to scraping to soaking and nothing seems to work. Is there anything that will help?

Dr. Wright: In the 1970s, I read a book about nutrition and general medicine written by a Yale professor. In that book, he observed that heavy heel calluses were a sign of long- term vitamin A deficiency. He recommended vitamin A supplementation for individuals with this problem.

Since that time, I have recommended the same treatment for my patients and have found it quite reliable, although in many cases it takes three to four months to begin to see results, and complete disappearance of the calluses can take eight months or more.

For adults, the dose is 75,000 units of vitamin A per day until the calluses are gone. Then you can decrease your dose to a "maintenance amount" of 15,000 to 25,000 units per day. (If the calluses return, the quantity can be increased once more.) In over 20 years, I've never observed any adverse effects with this treatment."

Vitamin B

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YEA (1)

[YEA]  12/02/2009: Dano from Toronto, Canada: "Two people I know had bad cases of cracked heels. They tried different doctors, creams etc. to no avail. One old school doctor started treating them with vitamin B injections and they were cured in short order.

p.s. Love this site and all the great and helpful people contributing to it. Ted is GREAT!"

Vitamin B12

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YEA (1)

[YEA]  12/30/2008: Donna from Riverside, USA: "I know that circulation problems is an issue with certain diseases like Diabetes & Hypothyroidism. I use to have a problem walking & had really cracked heals until I started taking vitamin B12. VitB12 helps with circulation problem. My feet does not hurt when walking anymore and the cracks in my feet has healed."


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