While doing some research on something entirely different,I ran across this interesting information about skin fungus, shingles and exercise. It was surprising to me and I want to share it with you while it’s fresh on my mind.
This was a surprise to me but while doing research I found that sun spots have nothing to do with the sun. They are a fungus. Dr.Paul G. Donohue, M.D. says Sun spots can appear on the body even where the skin is never exposed to the sun. The fungus depigments patches of the skin so they are lighter than the surrounding skin. The sun comes partly into play because it darkens the surrounding skin and the spots stand out like sore thumbs. There are medications but it takes a long time to work and people think it’s not helping and stop using it too soon.
Selenium sulfide a fungal medication like Lotrimin, Naftina and Tinactin can usually take out the fungus. It takes awhile but the pigmentation will return eventually.
Almost every older American has had chickenpox, whether or not they remember the infection. That means they still harbor the chickenpox virus. The virus escapes from the nerve cells and travels down to the skin. Dr. Donohue says, that means all older people should have the shingles vaccine. Shingles is a painful experience and the pain can last long after the rash has gone.
Studies show that exercise improves health and increased intensity cuts the morality rate in half, as noted from a control group that did not exercise. Dr. Donohue says, consistent exercise has the same health benefits as comes from not smoking.