3 Things You Can Do at Home to Help Eliminate Varicose Veins
How To Get Rid Of Varicose And Spider Veins
Written by: Drew Canole
Have you given up hope at ever getting rid of those bulging, lumpy veins?
Do you wear long pants and long sleeves in public because you are embarrassed about how these spider veins stand out?
According to statistics, around 40-50% of men and women over 50 years old suffer from some type varicose or spider veins.
A lot of these people turn to expensive creams and even laser surgeries in an effort to prevent and/or eliminate their ugly veins, when there are actually some safer and more affordable options they should be trying first!
I’m going to give you 3 of those options today!
#1. Essential Oils
Cypress essential oil is one of the best oils for tackling inflammation, improving circulation and balancing wacked-out hormones that can otherwise cause vein issues. It is easy to use – simply dilute 3-5 drops of cypress oil with some coconut oil and rub over problematic veins morning and night for several weeks.
#2. Bilberry And Horse Chestnut Herbs
Bilberry and Horse Chestnut Herbs are old-school folk remedies that have been shown to be effective in treating varicose veins. They even lower water retention and swelling. You can take these both in a capsule form or make them into teas.
#3. Eat An Anti-Inflammatory Diet
This will make a huge difference in preventing and treating vein issues. Focus your diet around foods that are rich with antioxidants and micronutrients, foods that are full of fiber and foods that naturally decrease inflammation like turmeric.
Here are some foods that contain particularly strong anti-inflammatory properties:
- Leafy Greens: Green veggies and superfoods are rich in phytochemicals, enzymes and nutrients. Taken on an empty stomach, these nutrients can bolster and repair your cells. This is why we tell people to start their day with a glass of warm water and lemon to get those digestive processes going and follow it up with a glass of green juice.
- Nuts And Seeds: While sunflower seeds are super high in vitamin E, all nuts and seeds contain anti-oxidants. These play an enormous role in the fight against inflammation by repairing the self-inflicted cell damage it causes. Nuts and seeds are a great sources of essentials vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, amino acids and healthy fats.
- Beets: Another veggie super high in antioxidants, beets have been shown to fight inflammation and help thin the blood. It’s also a good source of vitamin C. (Don’t freak out if after eating a bunch of beets your trips to the bathroom result is a pink hue – this is totally normal for most people and nothing to be afraid of).
- Berries: A great source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties – and also delicious.
- Mushrooms: Used for thousands of years for their medicinal properties. Mushrooms that are particularly potent anti-inflammatories include: reishi mushrooms, caterpillar fungus, bamboo fungus, maitake mushrooms, almond mushrooms and lion’s mane. Click here for links to all the impressive studies done on these mushrooms!
- Garlic: Studies have shown that garlic suppresses leukocyte inflammatory cytokine production, making it a potential treatment for inflammatory bowel disease and other similar disorders.
- Raw Tomatoes: Contain anti-inflammatory nutrients like carotenoids and bioflavonoids. Easy to find and easy to incorporate into your favorite dishes!
- Turmeric: There are over 1000 different case studies showing turmeric as one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatories on the planet. I take a turmeric supplement daily.
- Ginger: According to a PubMed, “The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger have been known and valued for centuries…” Ginger has anti-inflammatory phytonutrients known as gingerols that have been used in traditional medicine as painkillers for arthritis and other inflammatory disorders.
- Cayenne: Contains an active ingredient called capsaicin, which is known in some cultures as a “destroyer of inflammation.”
- Coconut Oil: The lauric acid in coconut oil contains anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, coconut oil is a healthy fat, which keeps your cells fueled, your brain alert and your digestion running smoothly. Healthy fat also helps to burn fat!
- Olive Oil: A substance found in extra-virgin olive oil has been found to be an effective anti-inflammatory. However, olive oil becomes rancid when cooked above medium heat so it is best to consume it raw or used at low-med temps only in cooking.
- Teas: Especially White Willow Tea and Matcha Green Tea.
- Ginger: For millennia, this root has been used to help pain, swelling, allergies, stomach ulcers and even cancer and heart disease with positive results across many cultures.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to teach you about natural remedies that can improve your life. If you’ve got something else you would like to learn about, comment below the blog and I might send you a free juicer!
Remember, we’re in this together.
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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