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Natural Help for Raynauds

It’s Raynaud’s Awareness Month. If you suffer from this condition then there are several natural remedies, lifestyle and nutrition tips that can be of help.

Increase your intake of vitamin B3 in your diet as it plays a key role in increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin and regulating the dilation of blood vessels throughout the body.

Potassium is an essential mineral that controls both the fluid balance in the body and the dilation of the blood vessels and arteries so look to include bananas and other potassium-heavy foods in your diet.

Calcium and Magnesium taken together ensure proper balance in the body and are calming to the nervous system which greatly helps the reduction of stress.

Vitamin E can protect the integrity of blood vessels and so is important in the treatment of Reynaud’s to ensure blood and oxygen can get through efficiently. Avocados, nuts, seafood, and green leafy vegetables are packed with vitamin E.

Try Ginkgo Biloba which has long been known as a vasodilator and a stimulant for the circulatory system and Napiers Capsicum and Ginger warming cream which is great for circulation issues.

Avoid caffeine, try and reduce your stress with meditation or other relaxation techniques and give up smoking!



Dee Atkinson MNIMH

Dee is one of the UK's top herbalists and owns and runs D. Atkinson Herbalist in Edinburgh - a herbal dispensary and shop which provide a wide range of herbal medicines, vitamins, supplements, herbal skincare as well as a herbal dispensary. Next door is Napiers Clinic.

Dee qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1988 and took over Napiers the Herbalists in 1990, building it up into one of the UKs most respected and trusted Complementary Medicine Clinics.

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