I tried Apple Cider Vinegar for a long time for my SEVERE Raynaud's and it did many benefits for overall health but very little for my Raynaud's. I have the CURE for Raynaud's and I have completely got rid of it for good by using a very very simple natural remedy.
To give you a little background info, I suffered from really bad Raynaud's and poor circulation especially in my hands and feet. Both would turn extreme bluey purple easily and I was ALWAYS cold even when everyone else was boiling. I tried everything, herbal and medical but to no avail. Fed up of numerous visits to the doctors and paying large sums for useless medication I ventured on my own journey. I ate healthy, the greens, the smoothies, litres of water and hours of exercise but nothing helped.
One day I thought why not add the humble lemon to my water as I was fed up of drinking plain water and thus started drinking lemon water and by God I realised I was getting warm. Change happened so fast I didn't even realise that drinking lemon water regularly cured ALL my circulatory problems and now I am always sooo warm that I have reversed my problem.
Doctors are amazed at my cure and after years of medication, Raynaud's and my bad circulation, I am the warmest person alive!
Raynauds - I have had great success in treating my Raynauds by trying out the Wim Hof Breathing technique. I did not start the Wim Hof breathing with any intention of helping Raynauds, but after 3 months of doing it, my Raynauds is considerably better. Wim recommends doing the breathing along with doing cold showers or ice baths. I have done cold showers just for a minute or two. I am most impressed by the healing I have received through this. I will not stop.
Hello everyone who is interested in or looking for help with Raynaud's...
I have dealt with for 20 plus years and I did get a measure of help with magnesium oil. However, this latest supplement is a major improvement in my Raynaud's and I just had to share with you all! SERRAPEPTASE is a natural enzyme that eats scar tissue and junk in your body...please search and read up on it so you can learn more about it.
I've been taking it for about 2 weeks and today I was in 20 degree weather for longer than I am normally because I know I can't be but I was visiting someone and had to stand outdoors for 15 minutes! I was freezing but my fingers and toes never went white, not even the slightest bit! Wow this worked for me it's a keeper for sure! My dosage first 2 wks was 2 capsules of 80,000 SUs on an empty stomach in the AM however I'm increasing that to twice a day!
I realize everyone is different but this is working great for me I hope it works for you too!
For Raynaud's, drink 1 or 2 cups of Pau d'Arco tea a day until it is gone. It worked for a friend. It is also reported to be a cure for cancer, a quart or two a day. Blessings.
Selenium, Zinc, Vit E, Vit B
Selenium is absolutely essential for thyroid health. In addition to helping convert T4 to T3 it is a powerful antioxidant (my inflamed knee was brought back to life and so was my thinning hair). I cannot stress enough how much selenium has supported my thyroid, hair and inflammation. Plus it is extremely cost effective too, so it is a win-win. I just learned that it helps protect against mercury.
I had Raynaud's for years and if hands got cold, the fingers got white.A few months ago, I started on the Rath-Pauling protocol of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Lysine, and Proline. I also added taurine and chelated magnesium (with glycine) plus MSM. This stack to deal with atherosclerosis, calcification and joint health.
I take this stack 3 to 4 times per day and it seems to be working. Recently, while defrosting the freezer, my wife and I noticed that despite handling the ice and melted ice water, my fingers did not turn white. No Raynaud's. A definite improvement.
This would indicate to me that at least one possible cause of the Raynaud's is calcification. The Rath-Pauling protocol is for calcification and plaque.
I am also careful to drink no fluoridated water, eat no dairy to avoid the calcium, take no calcium supplements, and take Borax for the boron.
The magnesium and other supplements has also been great for my 73 year old joints, not sore joints, no arthritis.
Just the atherosclerosis which I am working on.
I have Raynaurd`s Syndrome on the number 1 & 2nd fingers on my Right hand. I have had it for 10 years or more. The tips of my fingers turn white. They ache while they are white. Maybe 10 minutes or maybe an hour. I read an article in a health paper which said use Cinnamon on your food. Not any Cinnamon, but Sir Lanka (Cylon) in India area.There other types but only the two listed. They are both same place. An island along the coast of India. Anway put a 1/4 or 1/2 of a teaspoon or more on your breakfast Cereal or any food at lunch or dinner. Twicea day, more or less. Ive been on it for about three weeks and I would say its about 80 to 90 % gone. I am amazed. All I say, Its working for me. Joseph
Selenium, Zinc, Vit E, Vit B
I have Raynaud's and my fingers turn white, blue, and purple. I was having this problem daily. Supposedly it is related to Systemic Lupus, but I'm wondering if it isn't related to thyroid issues and the problems of converting T4 to T3.
As soon as I started taking 200mcg selenium and 50 mg zinc with a vitamin E source (usually sunflower seeds) and a stress B complex, I immediately stopped having this problem. I have read on various sites on the internet that Selenium and Zinc deficiencies cause problems with the conversion of T4 to T3. Good luck.
Thank you very much for your Testimony. I was Diagnosed with Scleroderma and Raynaud's Disease In 2004. In 2005 I had a Spasm attack in my left ring finger. It was not getting enough Oxygen to it. My Pain Doctor referred me to St. Joseph's Hospital Wound/Hyperbaric Center. I had to go in a Hyperbaric Tank for them to pump Oxygen throughout my entire body. I had 30 Dives in the Tank. I was healed and no more Chronic pain. It's been 13 years since I had a episode. I recently had another episode 2 weeks ago which I brought this on myself. I don't suppose to drink soda's with caffeine, I don't suppose to use vibrating tools and I don't suppose to get stressed out. Guest what, I ignorantly done all 3. Now, I'm in so much pain it's unbearable. I went to see my Doctor about getting into Hyperbaric again, Medicare will no longer pay for the Hyperbaric Treatments anymore. So I will try your Lemon and water. I prays that it helps me as well. Thank you again.
For anyone with Raynaud's. try L-Arginine, 1000mg 3xday. This is used if you have high blood pressure to increase blood thru your veins. Should help in all veins.
Raynaud's Disease: I tried taking magnesium capsules internally and have been using them for over two years without success. The oil worked. I don't think it matters what brand it was. I got mine off amazon I think. I put it on my wrists twice a day, and in two weeks I have noticed the difference. It works, but if you don't use it one day it comes back but not as bad. it also helps more if you have just taken a warm shower, so I imagine that is because it opens your pores.
I have been using Cayenne Pepper for circulation, as I have Raynauds syndrome.
I must say, this has helped me such a lot. I still get the white fingers, but if I put my hands in my pockets, the circulation comes back quickly. Before cayenne, it took forever to get circulation back. I have a feeling, this will be a cumulative process, as I notice other good things coming. I take a full small teaspoon in water every morning, I take mouthfulls of this up until lunchtime. I don't think I will ever stop. Thank you Earth Clinic for your wonderful work in circulating all this information for us.
I have been drinking fresh squeezed lemon juice in water (sometimes with baking soda which makes it fizz) for several weeks. I hadn't considered that it might be having any affect on my Raynaud's issues. For the record, I am using the juice of one whole lemon in a glass of water and drinking two to three times a day. I will be alert to any possible changes. My symptoms are more numbness than coldness and parts of my hands will occasionally go ashen white. Sometimes I think it is stress related. Have had cold and blue hands since I was 30 years old, but the above happening after I turned early 60's.
Dressing Warmly, B Complex
Jen, BTW, you have to be consistant with the cayenne.
My wife...Ms. Ree...has raynauds and the tips of her fingers get either white or black in the winter...They problem is resolved with cayenne...Then she stops taking it and it comes back...
Acupuncture and Yoga
I am 38 and have started running low on adrenal horsepower at times; related (I believe related) troubles are Raynauld's in the winter and dry eyes. I work out very vigorously 6 times a week, recently ran a marathon, and work a great deal every day. I got tremendous relief to all my symptoms from a combination of weekly acupunture (esp. focused on qi and kidneys), daily different types of yoga (restorative and vigorous like Bikram), weekly espsom salt baths, and daily meditation and the emotional release and clarity about one's purpose it gives. My circulation is great, Raynauld's almost gone, and energy terrific. I feel 15 years younger, literally. And I am calm and have an entirely new level of self-awareness. Magnesium is very important, as well.
However, hard and/or long workouts 3-4 days in a row sneak up on me and the symptoms return. Also aggravating, I have discovered, is high consumption of tofu, dairy, and daily protein shakes, taking advil, working late on the computer, and Doing what you don't enjoy.
I was reluctant to try yoga for years and never thought about doing acupunture. Now I swear by them. Give them a go and be amazed - and get off that computer by 9pm!
Thanks so much for the magnesium oil idea. I have suffered with Raynaud's for 20 years. One year I was free from it when taking Ginko. It quit working. I have been using the oil for 3 weeks now, and it took 2 weeks to notice a difference. I put it on twice a day, in the morning and before I got to bed. I rub it on the inside of my arm, from my wrist to my elbow. I am not completely symptom free, but I can go outside in the cold now without my hands turning white. It used to be that I couldn't get to the car without having to go back and put my fingers in hot water. Today in the snow I went to the grocery store and back, and it has been like that. I don't wear gloves because they never work. So you can imagine. I couldn't even sit in my computer room due to how cold it is, and I am now. Thank you so much. I also take magnesium tablets at night, but have been doing so for a year or more, but they did nothing for this condition.
I have suffered with Raynaud's for the last 10 yrs and have tried many different supplements without any success until this last week. I am so excited to share this with anyone who has to endure Raynaud's since it seems to get worst in most cases as it has in my case.
I love the Earth Clinic website and after reading about magnesium oil used for something else on the EC site I decided to look into magnesium oil and read it helped people with Raynaud's. I have been using it for the last four days faithfully with the temperature ranging from 20 to 45 degree's here and I have only had one tip of one finger turn white or loose blood!! This is amazing since just last week when my husband dropped me at the door of the supermarket so I would only be exposed to the cold 30 seconds and I would loose the blood (go white) in all 4 fingers on both hands and all toes on both feet.
This is a great improvement in just a few days using the magnesium oil so I am very excited and wanted to share. I knew I had symptoms of low magnesium and have tried other magnesium supplements (oral) before without any improvement, however the oil that I am now using is absorbed through the skin so it is obviously utilized better by the body. Hopfully it will be a lasting improvement...I'll post again if there are any changes!
Thanks for all the great info on EC site!! My favorite :)
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01/05/2009: Aricepatty from Dayton, Ohio, USA: "I have been suffering from Raynauds now for a couple of years. I have been unsuccessful in finding gloves or shoes that keep my fingers/toes warm enough so that I do not loose circulation and they turn blue/black and white. Of course, the only thing that my specialist recommends is to keep warm! Well that's hard in Ohio! So I avoid, if possible, going out in cold weather, swimming and air conditioning. Are there any remedies that I can try that will help relieve or eliminate this problem or the symptoms? So far, I have tested negative for RA and Lupus, so it appears that my Raynauds is just by itself, thankfully."
Have you tried dry brush massage? You take a natural bristle brush and massage your skin before a bath. Brush your whole body - ESPECIALLY your hands and feet. This really helped me when diabetes was giving me numb and cold hands and feet - do it til your hands are red and you can see the blood moving under the surface and they feel warm. After I had done this just a few times the numbness went away. Eating virgin coconut oil made the cold hands and feet go away too - when I stop taking the VCO my cold hands and feet come back. The combination is perfect for me. Try it - it can't hurt. Djh/Texas
Hi Aricepatty who wrote:
Aricepatty from Dayton, Ohio, USA: "I have been suffering from Raynauds now for a couple of years. I have been unsuccessful in finding gloves or shoes that keep my fingers/toes warm enough so that I do not loose circulation and they turn blue/black and white. Of course, the only thing that my specialist recommends is to keep warm! Well that's hard in Ohio! So I avoid, if possible, going out in cold weather, swimming and air conditioning. Are there any remedies that I can try that will help relieve or eliminate this problem or the symptoms? So far, I have tested negative for RA and Lupus, so it appears that my Raynauds is just by itself, thankfully."
Can't guarantee that it will help your Raynauds, but first things first, if you are a smoker - QUIT as of last year! But smoker or not, two vitamins that help the circulation are niacin (one of B complex) and vitamin E. If you have never taken niacin before, be aware that it will cause flushing & tingling and be aware that you should not drinkhot coffee, tea, or hot chocolate within 30 minutes to an hour after taking niacin. This is not an allergic reaction, it is an expected result of taking niacin. My thinking is if you're too low on any of the B vitamins, you should be taking a good Bl00 complex because you are probably low on the others also.
Wondering how much lemon water you took and how much lemon is in it...and what else you were eating at the time...daily diet...cheers peter