Varicose veins health tips
Varicose veins lifestyle health tips
Additional information to help improve your leg's health
Your strategies to avoid or minimized varicose veins are varied and some may be more beneficial to you than another person, depending on your risk factors.
Avoid or reduce refined/processed foods
- Starves your veins of essential nutrients.
- Increases the toxic load of your blood by the presence of artificial ingredients (colouring, preservatives, synthetic components).
- Eat fresh, wholesome foods.
- Add bitter vegetables and salads such as artichokes, chicory and endives.
- Increase your intake of fibre using a flaxseed-based fibre supplement.
Avoid or reduce salt
Increases water retention, causing heaviness and pain in your legs.
- Consider Herbamare, an aromatic sea salt made with fresh organic plants.
- To enhance your recipes, use lemon juice
- Drink 1.5 to 2 litres of water per day.
If you have a tendency towards constipation...
Constipation develops hemorrhoids and increases your risk of reabsorbing toxins from the bowel. Hemorrhoids may be an indication of a susceptibility to varicose veins.
- Drink more than 2 litres of water per day.
- Switch to a diet rich in fibre.
Lifestyle changes for varicose veins
- The body is built for movement. In this particular case, exercise of the leg muscles assist the flow of venous blood back to the heart and prevents blood pooling.
- Walking and going up and down stairs are most beneficial. If you suffer from tired legs, raise them from time to time to help move the blood to the heart.
- Weight is sometimes a contributing factor. Staying fit, exercise and proper nutrition are paramount. Thyroid Support Kelpasan and Molkosan can also help.
- Swimming and treading water in particular will activate the muscle-vein pump.
- Do not cross your legs when sitting down and avoid clothes that are too tight or constrict your waist, groin or legs.
- If you smoke or drink too much alcohol, you are polluting your blood. If your blood becomes like sludge, it is more difficult to move it – especially against gravity.
- Avoid excessive heat and too many hot baths.
- Massaging the legs gently in the direction of the venous flow (i.e. towards the heart).
- Using essential oils such as Aromaforce Rosemary and Peppermint to stimulate foot circulation and reduce swollen feet.
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