Circulation Problems

See also Arteriosclerosis, Blood Pressure (High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Pressure), Cardiovascular Disease, Heart, Syndrome X

There are many forms of circulation problems, so please see the above list for specifics. I will be concentrating here on poor circulation as seen in cold hands and feet.

Recommended Action

A serious circulatory problem such as Raynaud’s disease is caused by constriction and spasms of the blood vessels in fingers, toes and the tip of the nose. It should be looked at by a nutritionally minded health care provider. Poor circulation often happens because of a sedentary lifestyle with little or no exercise. Simple poor circulation can often be treated easily by drinking Ginger root tea. Take 2 – 10 slices of Ginger (depending on taste) and boil in 2 – 4 cups of water for 2 – 5 minutes, strain and drink. This simple tea has been useful for thousands of people over the years.

You should also eat a high fiber diet, drink reverse osmosis or steam distilled water (6 – 8 cups daily). Keep deep fried food and animal fats low in the diet. Reduce coffee, colas and tobacco.

Single Herbs: Ginger, Cayenne, Garlic, Ginkgo, Butcher’s Broom.

Nutritional Supplements:  Beta-carotene (100,000 IU, twice daily), B complex (1 tablet, twice daily), Vitamin C (1,000 mg, two times daily), Vitamin E (200 IU daily), Selenium (400 mcg daily), Zinc (30 mg daily).