A Holistic Approach To Health
Living With Cold Hands and Feet
I had a question the other day about cold hands and feet.
Cold hands and feet can be as simple as being where it’s cold.
Your body’s natural temperature can also cause cold hands and feet or cold hands and feet can be a result of real medical issues.
Problems with blood circulation, small blood vessels in your hands or any number of other medical mysteries can cause cold hands and feet.
A list of diseases causing cold hands and feet include:
>Nervous system disorders
If you occasionally have cold hands and feet don’t worry.
But if your hands and feet are persistently cold and you have changes in your skin color you may have a problem with nerves or blood circulation.
You may also be experiencing tissue damage in your hands or feet.
To deal with cold hands and feet it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to hydrate and flush toxins (whether thirsty or not).
*Black cohosh helps circulation and lowers cholesterol (don’t take if you’re pregnant, have liver problems, or a chronic disease).
*Butcher’s broom, cayenne, ginkgo biloba, and pau d’arco can be used separately or in combination to improve circulation and strengthen blood vessels (don’t take ginkgo biloba if you have a bleeding disorder or are scheduled for surgery or a dental procedure).
*Hyssop may prove helpful for problems with circulation.
*Eat a diet composed of 50% raw foods.
*Increase life-giving, enzyme- and nutrient-rich, fresh, raw fruits and veggies (organic whenever possible); consider juicing.
*Ensure optimal, quality protein intake. Eliminate animal protein and fatty foods (like red meat), sugar, and white flour from your diet.
*Make sure your diet is high in fiber.
*Include the following in your diet: Bananas, brown rice, endive, garlic, lima beans, onions, pears, peas, and spinach.
*Eliminate processed, instant, sugar-laden, chemical-laden, hydrogenated fats, trans fats, lifeless foods.
*Wear comfortable shoes and don’t go barefoot outdoors. Always wear gloves and warm socks when you feel cold.
*Avoid stress as much as possible.
*Avoid drugs that constrict your blood vessels, like birth control pills and migraine headache medicine.
*Don’t smoke and avoid exposure to secondhand smoke. Nicotine constricts blood vessels.
*Consider a liver cleanse.
*Relax, eat slowly, chew well, appreciate your food.
*Rebalance intestinal microflora (see my post on Candida).
*Get regular exercise to help blood flow and to keep your arteries soft and unclogged.
*Keep your weight down.
*To boost circulation, give yourself a dry massage over your entire body using a loofah sponge or natural bath brush. Always massage toward your heart, even when massaging your legs.
*Don’t take any preparations containing shark cartilage unless specifically directed to do so by your physician. Shark cartilage inhibits the formation of new blood vessels, the mechanism by which your body can increase circulatory capacity.
*Increase deep breathing and relaxation techniques.
*Investigate possible triggers/sensitivities (environmental and/or food).
*Understand any side-effects of any medications.
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