It is reported that February is the coldest month in the UK and it is Raynaud’s Awareness Month.
Their aim is to highlight the problems associated with Raynaud’s that are estimated to affect over 10 million people in the UK – that is 1 in 6.
You can read more and how it can affect anyone including young children – http://www.raynauds.org.uk
Up to 20% of the worldwide population suffer with Raynaud’s, which is a condition that affects the blood supply to certain parts of the body, mainly hands, feet, fingers and toes. People with Raynaud’s also experience tingling, numbness and pain, which can last from seconds to hours.
They are saying that this condition has a real impact on daily life and everyday activities and there is no cure.
Many people suffer with cold hands and cold feet and just put up with it. You feel miserable and moaning about it changes nothing.
Just Google it and the Internet doctor says it means nothing as it is not a medical condition so it cannot be treated with anything.
This confirms – put up with it.
Having suffered with cold hands and cold feet for over 40 years and no amount of wearing woolly gloves and socks made any difference. I knew it had something to do with my blood vessels but with nothing out there offering me any relief, I just put up with it like everyone else.
Are our cold hands and feet telling us something about the way we are choosing to live?
• Could it be possible that the way we are living has something to do with it?
• Could it be possible that our daily choices of how we live are not supporting our body?
• Could it be possible that our immune system is not working at optimum level?
• Could it be possible that our lack of sleep has something to do with this problem?
• Could it be possible that our food choices are adding to this issue?
• Could it be possible that we are not truly keeping our body warm, as it needs to be?
• Could it be possible that simple lifestyle changes could turn our cold hands and feet into warm toasty fingers and toes forever?
Well in my case it worked, after I applied some common sense medicine like –
• Waking up and drinking hot water every day, even in the summer
• Cutting out gluten and dairy from my diet
• Eating hot soup most days
• Going to bed early every day
• Going for a walk most days but not in the snow
• Wearing layers always, not concerned about fashion
• Hat on and not worried about what others might think
• Gloves on even for a short distance
• Being sensible about wrapping up – so if the sun was shining but the weather was actually 6 degrees, I made sure I was wrapped up well
I know going to bed early every single day has helped to build my immune system and then making sensible choices to deeply take care of my body was easy and not hard work.
It is hard to believe that I have super warm hands and feet now and I wonder if I did have Raynauds’ but with no awareness that there was such a thing, I just accepted it.
Could it be possible that if we started paying close attention to our body and applying some ‘common sense medicine’ we could benefit in the long term and that means happy hands and toasty toes forever?
Raynaud’s Awareness Month – #loveyourgloves