Poor Circulation Can Be Your Worst Enemy, 50 Things You Need To Know To Defeat It

May 25, 2013

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Schema des BlutkreislaufsPoor circulation can lead to major or minor health problems. Someone recently asked me what food would be helpful for circulation. I had to answer with a question. Why are you asking? What kind of symptoms do you have to cause you to be concerned about your circulation? The subject at hand was about almonds.

Yes, almonds are a healthy food that will benefit your circulation because they are rich in several nutrients your body needs to function well. However, one food or activity alone will not solve any health problem. It takes the synergy of a variety of foods, nutrients, and activity to have good circulation.

What do we mean when we refer to circulation?

The way I understand circulation is that it is how and where the blood flows throughout our body. This is called the circulatory system. If at any point blood flow is restricted to any degree to any part of the body, that body part will be affected. That in turn can affect other functions of the body.

When we eat, food is broken down in the digestive tract, and eventually nutrients from that food are absorbed and assimilated into our blood stream. The blood then flows through our veins and arteries delivering nutrients to each and every part of the body. 

The blood also carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body through the circulatory system.

The main pump that keeps the blood moving is, of course, the heart. The lymph system also helps in the distribution process. It transports nutrients to the trillions of cells in the body as well as transporting toxins out of the body.

The human body that God designed is quite an amazing machine.

Here are 50 things you need to know about circulation. They are broken down into 5 groups with 10 in each group.

10 Health problems associated with poor circulation

  1. Cold, numb, tingling, throbbing feet and/or hands
  2. Shortness of breath
  3. Tired feeling
  4. Brain fog
  5. High blood pressure
  6. Varicose veins
  7. Diabetes
  8. Arthritis
  9. Heart disease
  10.  Blood clots

10 Exercises to increase your circulationExercise2012-01-02_1508

  1. Brisk walking
  2. Lift knees and swing arms with palms facing forward when walking
  3. Open and close hands with arms raised above the head
  4. Isometric exercise
  5. Don’t let gravity take over – stand tall – sit straight – head high
  6. Breathe deep and complete
  7. Stay active – don’t sit for long periods of time – move around
  8. Learn exercises you can do while sitting
  9. Try to have at least one hobby that is active
  10.  Actively participate in a sport you can do the rest of your life

 10 Good Choices of Foods for healthier circulation

  1. Salmon
  2. Spinach
  3. Red bell peppers
  4. Blueberries
  5. Raw almonds
  6. Pumpkin seeds
  7. Avocados
  8. Extra virgin first cold pressed olive oil
  9. Fresh eggs from free range chickens from a known source
  10.  Sprouted grain bread

10 Seasonings to use for improving circulationAlliumVeggies2013-04-01_1215

  1. Garlic
  2. Onions
  3. Cayenne pepper
  4. Ginger
  5. Turmeric
  6. Parsley
  7. Rosemary
  8. Cinnamon
  9. Oregano
  10.  Thyme

10 Supplements that can enhance circulation

  1. Omega-III Salmon Oil Plus
  2. Vitamin E
  3. Tre’ – pomegranate, acai berry juice, plus
  4. Carotenoids
  5. Flavonoids
  6. Cruciferous
  7. Vitamin B
  8. Lipotropic Adjunct – fat emulsifiers
  9. Garlic Allium
  10.  Formula IV Plus – whole grain lipids and sterols plus vitamins and minerals

Of course, there are other things that could be added to these lists. Things like stress levels, foods you should avoid, the amount of sleep you get, and the entire balance of your life all play a part in how well your circulation feeds every one of those trillions of cells.

 Share in the comment section below what 3 things you do to improve your circulation.

Be informed and stay proactive in taking care of your health.

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Pat

PatIMG_8971  Pat is a Health, Fitness, and Nutrition Coach. 

Pat has been married to the same man for over 51 years, is the mother of 3 adult children, and grandma to 8 grandchildren.  Growing up in the country gave her a head start to living a healthy lifestyle.  This grandma became interested in nutrition as a mother and for the past 27 plus years she has specialized in teaching others the importance of good nutrition.  Challenges along the road have been many; her father overcoming congestive heart failure with nutrition, her husband's battle with GERD and avoiding a major heart attack, her daughter's battle with a brain tumor, her grandson beating Hodgkin's Lymphoma, her mother's stage 4 lung cancer, her mom-n-law's dementia, and others.  Her goal is to share with others the things she has learned and is still learning about having the BEST REAL HEALTH possible. 

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1 Laura Brown July 17, 2013 at 7:07 am

Hi Pat,  enjoyed your very informative list post!  Three things I do for circulation are:

– with slightly bent knees, swing arms front to back 50 times (people in China do this every morning in the parks I am told)

– take omega 3s

– at the end of a shower, turn water on as hot as you can stand, then turn to as cold as you can stand, and alternate a few times

Best,

Laura

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2 Pat Moon July 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Hi Laura,

Thanks for sharing your great tips for circulation. I do T-Tapp 3 to 5 times a week which focuses on the slightly bent knees while tucking the butt during exercises so I can see how the bent knees and swinging of arms could be very beneficial. Of course I also take omega 3s in the form of Neo-Life Salmon Oil Plus. For years I have tried to remember to turn the water to cold as I complete my showers.. it is supposed to increase your metabolizm.

I’m so happy to have you as a reader of my blog.

Sharing the things I have learned… Pat
 

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3 Carla J Gardiner June 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Excellent article packed with 50 points to improve circulation, Pat! Personally, like you I use Advanced Omega daily, one Protandim to tune up my DNA and a quality vitamin supplement to keep my entire body running like a twenty-year old. Circulation is critical to optimal health. Good job on the list post, Pat…keep it up!

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4 Pat Moon June 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

Carla, I believe your list post was one of the best posted. You did a great job on it. Glad you are staying healthy and running like a 20 year old;-)

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5 Lorii Abela June 6, 2013 at 11:18 am

Thanks for sharing these information. Complete with what food to eat and the things to do for healthier circulation. So many jobs these days require people to sit on their desks all day and don't get to move around a lot.

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6 Pat Moon June 6, 2013 at 5:59 pm

You are welcome, Lorii.

Yes, many people do sit at their desks much of the day and do not move around very much. It puts them at a much higher risk of developing many illnesses with one being a blood clot that can be life threatening.

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7 Carl Mason-Liebenberg June 6, 2013 at 3:54 am

Wow…there is a lot of great information! Thanks for sharing Pat!

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8 Pat Moon June 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

Carl, it seems we do not learn alot of these things until we have to go through something. No one sits you down prior to open-heart surgery and tells you that the membrane surrounding your heart will no longer be surrounding your heart; nor do they tell you that 10% of all bypass grafts fail within the 1st 6 months or 50% fail within 10 years. Another thing I did not mention in the article and should have mentioned is that the veins they remove from your legs to do the bypass are not really strong enough to withstand the pressure involved in the heart arteries.. that is one of the reasons for the failures.. that is another reason they automatically put you on blood pressure meds after bypass surgery. The best thing to do is to avoid having the heart problem in the first place if at all possible. I’m sure you feel the same way about cancer treatments.. they did not tell you ahead of time about the damage it could do to your heart.

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9 Sharon O'Day June 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Wow, talk about ambushing poor circulation from all angles!  Terrific article, Pat, for those who find they have any of the symptoms …

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10 Pat Moon June 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

Sharon, I like your description ‘ambushing poor circulation from all angels’. Really it does come down to that.. it is a synergy effect of various things that will give health benefits.

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11 Lisa Frederiksen - BreakingTheCycles.com June 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm

My gosh – you truly are a wealth of knowledge!! Thank you so much for sharing your research and tips, Pat!!

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12 Pat Moon June 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Lisa, I love sharing the things I have learned during my 70 years here on earth. Hope to help someone have better health or preserve the good health they already have.

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13 Marilyn May 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Wow, now this info is great and many of the things I never even knew about. Thank you for sharing.

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14 Pat Moon June 1, 2013 at 8:49 am

Marilyn, so happy you are finding out more information.. staying informed is important.

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15 denny hagel May 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Incredible wealth of info Pat! I know so many people who suffer because of poor circulation…will be sending them to this article! Thanks…this is sure to help many!

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16 Pat Moon June 1, 2013 at 8:48 am

Denny, thanks for sharing my article.. hoping it helps someone you know.

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17 Gary Hyman (Social Media Coaching) May 31, 2013 at 11:53 am

Pat, this is a great list of 50. My list of 3 – brisk walks – I try daily; Most items of your foods & most from the seasoning lists. Thanks for sharing this with us. 

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18 Pat Moon June 1, 2013 at 8:47 am

Gary, keep working on your list.. great job so far. The fact that you use most of those seasonings is telling me that you do a lot of food preparation from scratch.. that is a good thing.

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19 Carele Belanger May 31, 2013 at 10:48 am

wow, these are great tips to remember. Thank you Pat.

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20 Pat Moon June 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

You are welcome, Carele.

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21 Anita May 30, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Awesome advice and timely as I am having trouble with my foot an ankle!

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22 Pat Moon May 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Anita, I am sorry to hear you are having trouble with your foot and ankle. Is it a circulation problem? I seem to recall you had an issue not long ago? Be careful that you do not end up with a blood clot issue Salmon Oil, Garlic Allium, and Vit E would be helpful.

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23 Robin May 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Great info… I've always wondered if I have poor circulation because certain things make me think so, like weird blotchiness on my skin and stuff… but I never want to go to the doctor, haha… so I love this article, so I can just be sure to do all the things that are GOOD for my ciruclation and then just not have to wonder and worry 🙂 

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24 Pat Moon May 29, 2013 at 9:36 pm

 Hi Robin, I’m glad you are able to utilize some of the info in the article. Weird blotchiness on the skin could be from poor circulation or could be from a lack of quality oils. In either of those cases, Tre-en-en and Omega-3 Salmon Oil could be very benefical supplements.

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25 Moira Hutchison May 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

This is great and essential information here Pat – I agree that good circulation and being healthy is all about working with the synergy of many components.  Thanks for keeping us educated!

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26 Pat Moon May 29, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Moira, synergy is the key.. things working together in the right balance.

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27 Natalie May 29, 2013 at 11:44 am

Pat-Great post!  I really enjoyed all the lists broken down into 10's!

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28 Pat Moon May 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Natalie, thank you for reading. Some of the topics could have had more than 10 but I limited each one to 10.. glad you enjoyed it.

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29 Katrina May 29, 2013 at 2:27 am

Very thorough and informative post. Thank you for sharing! 

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30 Pat Moon May 29, 2013 at 9:53 am

Katrina, I appreciate your support and encouragement.

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31 Susan Hinds May 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Thank you Pat. My husband suffers from poor circulation and very often has very cold feet.  I will try out some of your suggestions. 

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32 Pat Moon May 29, 2013 at 9:52 am

Susan, I would particularly suggest your husband get started on salmon oil and Tre-en-en. I used to always have cold feet but after I started taking these supplements I noticed my feet were no longer always cold. That was when I was in my 40’s.. I’m now 70 and still in very good health.

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33 Rob May 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Excellent post. some good signs to look out for.

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34 Pat Moon May 29, 2013 at 9:48 am

Rob, thanks for stopping by my site and reading this article.. appreciate your support.

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35 Christy Garrett May 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Great information Pat.  I am predetermined to eventually have poor circulation.  I have arthiritis in my back already.

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36 Pat Moon May 29, 2013 at 9:47 am

Christy, now is the time to take action to improve you circulation especially if you are already having arthritis pain in your back. I would certainly suggest you get started on Tre-en-en and  salmon oil and make them a staple in your daily routine.

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37 Barbara Becker May 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Another great post Pat! Just reading your article motivated to move my arms and get up and drink more water!

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38 Pat Moon May 29, 2013 at 9:40 am

Hi Barbara, I happy to hear you were motivated to take some action by reading my article… moving around frequently is important as well as drinking water.

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39 Sherie May 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Great tips, Pat! I especially appreciate the advice to move around more! So much of my work involves sitting at a computer…I need to make a concerted effort to get up and move around! 

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40 Pat Moon May 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Yes, Sherie, need to move ever so often.. you will be healthier.

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41 Robin Strohmaier May 27, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Great article, Pat, and excellent information to help improve circulation. Thank you!

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42 Pat Moon May 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Robin, thanks for visit to my article.

I wish you the best of health.

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43 Liz Bigger May 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Hi Pat, thanks so much for you post and the several recent ones in this series…I love to know what foods help me with my circutlation!  thanks again!!

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44 Pat Moon May 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Hi Liz,

You are most welcome and I’m happy you are finding the foods listed as helpful for your circulation.

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45 Alexandra McAllister May 27, 2013 at 10:42 am

Excellent article, Pat! I see you entered the challenge! (DMC)  🙂 Thanks for sharing the tips, food choices and supplements!

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46 Pat Moon May 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Alexandra, yes, I did enter the DMC challenge. Are you part of the challenge? Happy to share the tips, etc.

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