Cold Feet? Maybe a bad artery?
We all get cold feet when they are not protected. Let us examine what we can do for cold feet with good health and how to keep the feet warm. This goes for cold hands too!
A recent view on the FOX channel hosted two Doctors of Medicine. One was a cardiac specialist and the other an endocrinologist. High power indeed! While listening intently I was edified to learn that Vitamin D3 plays an interesting if not crucial part in managing your blood flow in warm weather and cold weather.
It appears that very cold weather causes your arteries, that is the BIG Main blood vessels that are an outflow from the heart to the brain and supportive to the cold feet through lesser veins, to shrink which reduces blood flow.
The physicians state that Vitamin D3 at 5000 units daily in the winter cold will keep your arteries fully open, thereby reducing stroke and heart failure in the bitter cold. They recommend 2000 units a day in the summer for arterial health.
I suggest discussing this with your physician before rushing to the drug stores for your vitamin bottle. This is especially indicated for those already experiencing heart and artery problems.
Now that the cold and snow is upon us this late January we will have more snow this February and March. This implies that many of the 88 million snow bound people will be thinking of snow shoveling. Just do not shovel. More people are killed each snowstorm shoveling than you can imagine. Avoid strokes and heart failure. Buy a snow thrower (Read my previous article on snow throwers). Better yet if you are retired just let it melt. This is global warming anyway.
The old time method for cold feet was consuming GINGER. That implies ginger snaps; maybe ginger root powder in the bottle sold at drug stores. I think good insulated boots with two pairs of socks is best. That implies an inner summer cotton sock and an outer Marino wool sock ensconced in a felt boot liner.
You can also purchase for pennies: Hot Hands ™ packets available just about everywhere in the sports section of your favorite big box store and at the check out. There are toe warmers, hand warmers, and body warmers all in a foil packet that you peel back the foil and rub the paper contents to activate the heat. This really works.
I think this product, which I use, is a great invention and I have several large packets in the automobile emergency box in the grandchildren’s travel bags, and of course the baby swaddle. It is a gentle heat.
You can also use these warming packets in your survival food store airtight cans as they absorb oxygen.
There are battery-powered vests, inner jackets, and sox for cold feet that are a boon to the disabled, arthritics, and especially diabetics with foot problems available on line and again: in the big box stores such as Wal*Mart and Target. Cold Feet can be helped. The key is the blood supply as cold will cause a survival body condition that retains the major portion of blood in the trunk-the main body part, and less in the arms and legs. Bundling up next to that wood stove is good.
God Bless. May you remain healthy, wise and prosper.
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