Doug’s Discovery: Foot Health in Africa

The Dagbamba people of northern Ghana, West Africa, live on hardpan 100 miles from the Sahara. They walk primarily barefoot, and have virtually no foot problems. And let me tell you: they walk constantly. I don't know if any of you have been to Africa, but as soon as a toddler is set in motion in West Africa, they never stop walking until the end of their adult lives. Their feet are absolutely necessary to every aspect of their lives. I began observing this energy wondering how these people could be permanently mobile, with no foot problems, when our people can barely walk and have constant foot problems. It was during my second African trip that I began to realize the feature that was transporting all this happiness…