What to do about Sweaty, Smelly Feet


Smelly feet are usually from the result of to much moisture, which creates a breeding ground for bacteria. There are a small percentage of people who have overactive sweat glands.

So it is best to decrease wetness by increasing circulation, like trying to wear open toe shoes or sandals; or wearing socks made from natural fibers, like cotton to wick away the moisture.

Suggestions to decrease the sweat and the smell:

Wearing shoes made from canvas or leather for greater air circulation.

Go barefoot as often as you can.

Don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row…they need time to dry out!

It’s important to have a sufficient intake of zinc, which makes the skin more resistant to bacteria.

Sweating can sometimes result from consuming to much caffeine, so decrease or cut back coffee, tea or soda.

To fight bacteria and fungus, reduce sweating and protect against Athlete’s foot problems:

Soak your feet in water mixed with pleasant smelling botanical essential oils. (tea tree, geranium, cypress are all anti-fungal)

Add at least 2 Tbs Epson salts, baking soda or sea salt.

Mix well and soak your feet for 15 minutes, dry thoroughly.

If you want to use a foot powder use one with clay, which absorbs more than 200 times its weight in moisture.

Many people with Psoriasis or excema can have a problem with their skin like sores and they can be scaling and weeping which causes bacterial growth, it becomes a smelly problem also.

I recommend a homeopathic blend for Psoriasis or essential oils of olive leaf, tea tree or oregano. Check for deficiencies of selenium, zinc or Vitamin A. Also a calendula cream for the skin, aloe or honey to soothe and heal.

Try to help people who have this problem, think of the best way to inform them. But give them some suggestions even if its anonymously!





Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.