We all want to see more people changing from shod to bare feet. It is in our advantage to have more people that would love the barefoot life style, like we do. But there is something we should all be aware of…
While you know how healthy you are, and what is your limitation in regards to walking barefoot, trying to get other people to even just try it, is a bit dangerous due to the fact that unless you know that person really well, you may not know What is their health status, and they may not be aware of things they should.
Not too long ago, I met this nice co worker, and we became good friends. We met a few times in places other than work, and he always seen me walking with bare feet in the supermarket, in other stores, And everywhere we met. He never said anything to me about it, until one day, I came to his home bare feet as always, and he asked me why am I always barefoot. I did my best to explain to him all the health reasons, my solved back pain problem, the fact that there is no law against it, and so on, and that is where we left it.
Not too long after that, while at work, there was a big commotion, and I seen an ambulance come, and that same friend was picked off the floor where he collapsed, and was treated right there, for diabetes shock, where he took his insulin shot, but did not eat after. I could not talk to him right there, but I was hoping he did not start going barefoot, as a person with diabetes, can lose all feelings in his feet, step on a glass or nail, and never feel anything.
When I could talk to him again, I told him not to try the bare feet, and he did not understand why…. I explained this to him too.
Two weeks ago, my friend was taken to the hospital, where one of his big toes, was amputated as a result of gangrene. I feel bad for him, but this was not my fault.
If you inspire someone to go barefoot, I hope you succeed, but please make sure you find out what ailments does he suffer from, or you would feel very guilty if something happens to him as a result of your inspiration.
I would from now on, be very careful, with telling people to go barefoot, and if they suffer from diabetes, I will caution them and use this story as a warning.
Walking without the big toe, is a hard thing to do, you can lose your balance, and fall
Take care of yourself, don’t dismiss diabetes – it is an awful sickness.