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3 Steps to Treat Varicose Veins at Home

Hi, I’m Jordan Ruben and welcome to Ancient
Medicine Today, brought to you by Today we’re going to talk about a topic that
is serious and it affects millions of individuals, mostly women, but also men. And those are varicose veins. Now, many people have unsightly veins on their
legs that would be called spider veins. They’re smaller and they’re more spider-like. Varicose veins can be very serious and lead
to various issues and they can be very painful. A lot of people that deal with varicose veins
are those that stand all the time, also very common in flight attendants, who both stand
a lot and have elevated elevation. Varicose veins can be very serious, but there
are great ways to not only improve the appearance of your legs but improve your entire vascular
system by following some simple steps. We’re going to talk about three today and
if you are watching and you are someone who has varicose veins, a lot of times, women
who are pregnant, I’ve seen horrific varicose veins and they don’t all go away. But if you’re someone who wants to get . . . stop
them from progressing, stop getting new ones and even help heal the ones you have, let’s
talk today about ancient medicine for varicose veins. And as always, make sure to like this, if
you like it, and share it if you know people who want to improve the health and the appearance
of their legs. Let’s get started. Here’s what you want to consume, high-fiber
foods are great for varicose veins. Now, here’s something interesting, the diet
and the food recommendations that help varicose veins or spider veins also help hemorrhoids
and PMS. Isn’t that interesting? A lot of women and some men that have varicose
veins also have hemorrhoids or hemorrhoidal issues as well as PMS symptoms. There’s a correlation and the high-antioxidant,
high-fiber foods can help. So you want to consume high fiber foods. Seeds are great, nuts to an extent, vegetables
and as you see here, berries are wonderful, avocado etc. I recommend 25 to even 35 grams a day of fiber. They’ve studied ancient cultures and the natives
who consume 25, 35 even higher in fiber every day have no hemorrhoids, no constipation issues,
they don’t even know what some of these things are, and the women have no varicose veins. Speaking of fiber, flax and chia seeds are
not only high in fiber, they’re high in antioxidants and good fats. I say this all the time, good fats plus antioxidants
plus fiber equals a dynamic trio, fats and antioxidants, dynamic duo. Omega-3 fats etc., you want to consume two
to three tablespoons of whole chia or ground chia and/or ground flax a day and that will
really help, but it’ll take time. Number three, berries. Berries are loaded with antioxidants. Berries are tremendous in their ability to
fight oxidation. And when you’re dealing with varicose veins,
typically, people have low serum or low blood levels of antioxidants. I love consuming berries. A cup a day would be awesome of blueberries. They’re always available, either frozen or
fresh. Strawberries are amazing, raspberries are
amazing, blackberries are really really good. Eat the seeds if you can. Berries are awesome. Cayenne pepper. This is a great spice. When I was a kid, cayenne pepper was used
all the time. It was sweeping the nation in the natural
health communities. In fact, anytime you hurt yourself, “Oh, rub
some cayenne pepper on it.” In fact, I’ll tell you a little secret as
long as my parents aren’t watching. When I was younger, my parents were into health
food. My dad’s a naturopath and a chiropractor so
I sort of was born into this. And when I misbehaved or called my little
friend a name, I didn’t get my mouth washed out with soap, I got cayenne pepper on my
tongue. Sounded a little cruel, but it’s actually
a good idea because it’s healthy for you. Burned a little bit, though. Cayenne pepper in food or even, get this,
topically because there are elements in peppers, capsaicin, that help drive circulation. And cayenne’s a great source of vitamin C
which is good for your overall collagen and elastin production. Vitamin E is a great fat. We get it from food, such as the pictured
nuts. You can also get vitamin E from avocado or
you can take a vitamin E supplement. Look for one that has tocopherols and tocotrienols. And you want to consume bone broth. Any time you’re dealing with anything to do
with your body, anything to do with your joints, ligaments, tendons, even your veins, you want
collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. But you also want minerals, potassium and
sodium, and you want to detox with glycine. Bone broth’s so good for your legs and your
hair, skin and nails will look better as a result. Your legs will feel less heavy. Those are some foods and/or nutrients to consume
to naturally treat your varicose veins. I’m Jordan Reuben, here for “Ancient Medicine
Today,” brought to you by We’re here each weekday 10.30am Central time
to transform your health, showing you how to use food as medicine. If you’re enjoying this information, click
your like button, and if you know people who need to hear the good news that you can treat
varicose veins naturally, punch that share button. I need you to help us reach them and, together,
we can transform lives. Okay. Here’s what you avoid, folks. Now, this list could be used for a lot of
different things, but number one, trans fats. Any damaged oils from processed foods that
say, “hydrogenated” or “partially-hydrogenated,” you want to avoid. Problem is, when you go out to eat, and the
picture there is popcorn, if you’re at a fair or a movie theater, how do you know if there
are trans fats? You don’t and you don’t want to be the weird
person who asks, ” What’s in your popcorn? What oil do you use?” Margarine’s the poster child for trans fats. Trans fats are damaged fats. They cause a vacuum to suck up your antioxidants. And remember, you need antioxidants to fight
varicose veins. So avoid trans fats. Sugar. Sugar is counterproductive to your immune
system. It helps you put on fat, which isn’t good
for your legs. It’s just plain not good at all. So try to avoid excess or added sugar. Use sweeteners such as raw honey, coconut
sugar, etc. that are much, much better. Number three, caffeine. Now listen, we at “Ancient Medicine Today”
believe organic coffee with caffeine, organic tea with caffeine, we believe that mate with
caffeine is good for you. But if you’ve got varicose veins, it makes
sense to greatly cut down on caffeine consumption. Alcohol. Alcohol is counterproductive to your arteries
and veins unless you’re consuming certified organic, sulfite-free, dark-colored wine. Even wine from white grapes is good too, but
beer and strong drinks are definitely counterproductive to your liver clearing toxins, which will
ultimately result in, again, a reduction of antioxidants and it will rob them from your
vascular system. You want to avoid processed foods. Everything pictures there isn’t good for you. So you want to avoid these processed foods
because they often contain chemicals and artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, damaged fats
and the list goes on. Processed foods, really, they’re sucking up
your antioxidants. Folks, what we’re talking about today is three
steps to treat varicose veins at home. You don’t need a prescription. But in order to do that, you’ve got to boost
your antioxidants. That’s the general theme. Boost beneficial healing compounds and all
of those things, I won’t even call them foods, are counterproductive. So avoid processed foods as much as you can. Eat fresh foods, home cooked meals. You know, I always thought this was kind of
strange and you tell me what you think. When you go to a restaurant, they’re always
telling you that there’s home-style or home-cooked meals. But then when you eat at home, you’re always
told this is restaurant-quality food. Make up your mind already. Anyway, that’s just a side note, but avoid
processed foods because they are deleterious, good word, right, to your antioxidant levels. And, here are some natural remedies that are
time-tested. Horse chestnut is great. It is a go to traditional Chinese . . . let’s
call it herb for your vascular system for your varicose veins, spider veins and your
hemorrhoids. Remember, there’s a connection. Butcher’s broom is very similar. This is another herb that is great for varicose
veins. Look for it in formulas, make a tea out of
it. It’s really, really awesome and specific for
these issues that affect women. Grape seed and skin extract are wonderful
for varicose veins, which is why I said if you do drink red wine that’s organic and sulfite-free
could actually be helpful. Grape seed contains antioxidants called OPCs,
which are great for your arteries, capillaries and veins. Bilberry, which is really European blueberry,
is great for your eyes and it’s great to drive circulation and helps your vascular system. Bilberry can be found in lozenges, syrups
and in supplements. Last but not least, cypress essential oil
topically. Either use it, applying it neat, which means
put it right on the vein or use a carrier oil, such as a jojoba, coconut oil etc. I’m going to throw one more and it’s not even
here. Certain antioxidants from citrus peels are
really, really good for your veins. In fact, there have been clinical studies
on compounds found in lemon, orange and grapefruit peels that are really good. So you can use lemon essential oil right along
with cypress or orange or grapefruit. All right. Let’s count these down, folks. We’re talking about treating varicose veins
naturally. Eat more high-fiber foods, including flaxen
chia. They also have good fats, antioxidants. Berries are loaded with antioxidants. Remember, when you’re dealing with varicose
veins, your body needs antioxidants and you want to add them through these foods. Cayenne pepper, great orally and topically. And remember what I said, if your child misbehaves,
dab a little bit on their tongue. It’ll make sure that they don’t misbehave
much anymore. Vitamin E is great orally and topically, great
for your skin, great for your vascular system. And bone broth is wonderful for you to maintain
the health of your joints, ligaments, tendons, hair, skin and nails. Eating those foods is important, but avoiding
trans fats, sugar, limiting caffeine and alcohol, particularly high percentage alcohol beverages,
etc., good idea. And avoid processed foods. You want to use these natural remedies to
help build capillary and venous or vein health. Horse chestnut, butcher’s broom, grape seed
or skin extract, bilberry are all available in capsules, you can get them bulk and make
a tea or find a tea. I guarantee you’ll find a tea or health food
store, something to do with legs. And cypress essential oil. I also added some lemon essential oil with
it for the powerful antioxidants it contains. Apply that directly to your varicose veins,
and I believe you’ll see results. Folks, as with anything, give it some time. These natural remedies don’t work overnight,
but they do work if you are consistent. And I am here with Dr. Josh Axe, one or both
of us consistently every weekday at 10:30 am central Time and we are here to teach you
how to use food as medicine because we believe you can transform your health, one bite at
a time. If you like this information, click the like
button and, more importantly, if you know women or men that struggle with varicose veins,
hemorrhoids I said they’re related, or even excessively bad PMS experience, share this
information. Do you know there are not a lot of videos
and how to naturally treat varicose veins? So you could be changing someone’s life by
changing their legs. I’m Jordan Rueben, inviting you to transform
your health, one leg at a time. See you next time.

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