Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged, lumpy, dark in colour and twisted. Usually occurring on the legs and feet. You know if you have them and they can be quite embarrassing for some people especially in summer when we all want to wear shorts or skirts.
Before you opt for drastic and expensive surgeries, lasers or prescription creams……Panic not. There are many ways to improve the appearance of ones you have and to boost your entire vascular system to prevent them from progressing naturally.
Exercise will lower inflammation and improve blood circulation
Be a healthy weight for your height so there is no added pressure on the veins
Don’t cross your legs
Don’t stand for too long periods
Raise your legs in the air after a long time on your feet and flutter your feet, which is fabulous for lymphphatic drainage.
Eat fresh foods and home cooked meals.
Fab spice – capsicum helps drive circulation by heating up the body and it is a great source of Vit C with is great for overall collagen production
Add to food or topically onto the skin – mix with coconut oil
High Fiber Foods: (all these help PMS, constipation and Hemorrhoids)
Seeds, nuts, veggies, berries, avocado, spinach.
25-35g a day
Anti-inflammatory and gets the circulation going in the vein walls.
Mixed with witch hazel applied topically can reduce swelling and improve the appearance in a few weeks.
Loaded with antioxidants
Cup a day of blueberries or any berries – frozen or fresh. Eat the seeds if you can
Known to prevent blood clots, aid a happy heart and be a natural blood thinner. You must have trocopherols and tocotrienols if taking a supplement – 400 IU daily.
Good fat – occurs naturally in nuts, avocado. Take orally or topically.
Provides collagen, minerals, and glycine. Added benefit of hair and nail health
High in fiber, antioxidants and nutrients like Omega 3. Super anti-inflammatory
2-3 tbsp. of organic ones a day
Any oil that says hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated. No margarine. These are damage fats and cause a vacum that sucks up the antioxidants
Helps you put on fat and kills the immune system. No benefits at all to the body.
Use natural alternatives – coconut sugar, stevia, honey, and monk sugar.
Contributes to arterial damage and blood pressure problems
Not good for circulation, the hormones or for weight management.
Ok would be organic certified sulphate free red wine. Deplete antioxidants.
Suck up all the goodness in our body including the antioxidants. No chips, burgers etc. The high sodium level contain toxins, which make the swelling of varicose veins worse, and is very dehydrating.
NATURAL REMEDIES – take in tea form, capsules or essential oil applied direct onto the veins
Chinese herb good for vascular system
Made a tea out of it or 200mg a day
Drives the circulation and is a good antioxidant
Cypress essential oil
Add to the veins in carrier oil such as Coconut. Rub in five drops twice daily to affected areas
Grape seed extract
Has OPCs, which are antioxidants so 200mg a day
Be consistent as results take time but you will see improvements and prevent yourself from getting any more in the future. Start now in time for summer 2018!