Description, Symptoms & Causes
Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged, bulging, bluish, and lumpy-looking veins, often associated with dull, nagging aches and pains. This is the result of malfunctioning valves inside the veins.
When blood pulses through the arteries, powered by the beating of the heart, to provide nutrients and oxygen to the body tissues, it returns to the heart by means of the veins.
Like the arteries, the veins are tube-shaped vessels in graduated sizes. However, unlike the arteries, the veins have tiny valves on the inner walls to prevent the blood from flowing backward, toward the arteries.
If the valves do not work properly, circulation is impaired and blood accumulates in the veins, stretching them.
Swelling, restlessness, leg sores, itching, leg cramps, and a feeling of heaviness in the legs are characteristic of varicose veins.
[Prescription for Nutritional Healing [fourth edition] Phyllis A. Balch, CNC P. 749]
Silverlab Colloidal Silver as Bruises, Poor Circulation & Varicose Veins Aid
Apply topically to the affected area. Because of Silverlab’s anti-inflammatory properties, it may be used very successfully against ailments resulting from an inflamed vein.
Healthy Lifestyle & Nutritional Tips
- Eat a diet that is low in refined carbohydrates and includes plenty of fish and fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Eat blackberries and cherries. These may help prevent varicose veins, or ease the symptoms if you already have them.
- Include garlic, ginger, onions and pineapples in your diet.
- Include plenty of fibre to prevent constipation and keep the bowels clean.
- Maintain a healthy weight and get regular moderate exercise.
- Elevate your feet in front of you while sitting down.
Natural Health Tips From Jan J Lategan
Chilblains (Winter feet and hands)
A temporary colour change [first white, then red-blue] due to cold or stress; lethargy and irritation; slow change in texture of skin; in severe cases, ulcers on the tips of the fingers and toes.
Poor circulation, especially to the small capillaries that transport blood to the skin of the toes and fingers, possibly due to arteriosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis; much knitting and crocheting can enhance it in the winter.
- Wear gloves in winter and avoid synthetic socks and wear wool or wool and cotton socks.
- Avoid socks with elastic bands that restrict blood flow.
- Garlic, onions, ginger, oats, pineapple or pineapple juice.
- Avoid pure coffee, colas, full cream mild, butter, cream, bacon and ice cream.
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Colloidal silver spray or gel for infection
- B-complex [2×2]
- Flaxseed capsules
- Echinacea tablets [1×2 x6 days a week]
- Take 5ml of colloidal silver first thing in the morning
- Hot foot bath with a few drops of ginger oil capsules; not bath water; may irritate mucous membranes. An alternative is a few drops of geranium oil in bath.
[Natural Health Tips 2012 Jan J. Lategan pg.15]
Excerpts from Jan J. Lategan’s book, “Natural Health Tips”. Click here to find out where to order the book.