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Lin
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 10:09pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Cajun,
Basically the idea is to eat mostly warm/hot foods and drinks.
Minimize salads and when you eat cold food sip hot green tea.  And using warming spices such as ginger, fennel, and fenugreek.  I think I've noticed also getting the right balance of protein vs carbs helps also to fire up the engine.
I find Dandelion Tea more warming than regular tea for some reason.  Could be it is stirring up, cleaning out the liver.
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Thanks, Lin!
I eat a cold salad daily and drink my homemade sun tea (iced) daily! So.....
I also drink hot tea morning to night.....can we drink too much?  
I make homemade soup weekly and use ginger and fennel but probably could re-evaluate my protein/carb ratio.


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I shock everyone with my freezing cold hands! They will dry and crack easily so I use superglue.. ..I know, yucky, but its the only way to stop the annoying pain.
Sorry to go off topic slightly, but how does superglue work??

& while slightly off topic I get slightly cold hands & feet which I put down to poor circulation too, but I also get an incredibly cold back of all things...Long after my hands & feet are warm in bed, my mid to upper back area will still keep me awake on a cold night?! I sometimes have to get my husband to rub my back very hard, before I can get to sleep...
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I used to have toes like icicles, a few would actually go white and completely numb (very annoying and worrying) middle right finger would also.  My feet would swell in summer if standing too long and I could never really sweat enough to get cool, skin was dry and flakey all year and the most painful spontaneous cracks in fingers around or under the nails which would bleed and not heal properly for weeks  
I never get any of those symptoms now, what worked for me was using a far infrared sauna, helps sweat, I dry brush first which gets the lymph circulating, I can now sweat freely when exercising and my skin which has been a problem all my life never has eczema, thickening, cracking or itchy dry spots even though now I live in a much colder climate.  some gyms & detox clinics hire them, lots of other health benefits too, if you can I would definately try it, do a search online to check out health benefits (oh and it is so relaxing & burns kjs like a half hour walk)
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They will dry and crack easily so I use superglue..

Have you tried rubbing more oil into them?  Whenever my hands get dry, I rub some coconut oil into them.  I also try to include more oils or oily foods into my diet to help maintain the moisture in the skin.


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Many people use Rosemary for this sort of circulatory problem.
Essential oil of rosemary can be extended with a carrier oil such as sweet almond, apricot kernel, or whatever you typically use, and rubbed into the parts that tend to feel cold.
Others use internal applications of rosemary, but you'd have to look into that yourselves.


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I have been using coconut oil (Trader Joe's organic)on my skin for 2 weeks and love it.
I forget to use my gloves sometimes with dishes and the hose outside(its always windy here) so I usually get this condition in the winter. Its the air that causes the pain so I just drop a bit of superglue on the crack, it drys and peels off in a couple of days...long enough for the skin to heal.
I eat olive oil daily, oil pull with almond/ grapeseed/ or coconut oil, eat ghee about 5x a week, eat too much peanut and almond butter, and use almond oil in the shower.
I dry brush before showering, use a pumice stone on my feet and get pedicures about once a month. I tried years ago and was never able to keep acrylic nails on (now I am glad) due to being rough/working with my hands. It seems my hands are always in water, dirt, plants, trees, cooking, cleaning or on my dogs...


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Actually when I went to a specialist to have a bump removed from my nose I bled a LOT. That's one thing that made me start questioning my type since O's have thin blood and my mom had told me that she nearly bled to death after having my brother



looking at your card, i would have said O-

excessive bleeding like that is very O. A's don't have thin blood at all!


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back on topic... i have reynaud's phenomoneon... my hands and feet (especially my hands) get cold so easily, and the fingertips start to hurt. I have to be careful when handling items from the freezer and fridge, it can trigger a very painful episode. I also have naturally low blood pressure, which does not help.

i have found that if i try to stay warm all over (scarves are helpful, and sweaters, wool socks etc) that helps. I also monitor my salt intake. When i start having more frequent bouts i increase my sea salt.

Hot Carob with blackstrap molasses at night helps. So does marrow soup broth. I also use licorice and dandelion teas those make a big difference. Getting enough protein - spaced throughout the day - is really important.

Exercise and visulization are also important for me. When i am super out of balance, arginine, ginko biloba and ginseng will put me on track.

As you can see, my "treatments" are geared very much towards my B-ness and explorerness.

I honestly think reynauds and similar are less BT specific and more genotype specific. Most explorers I know have reynauds or at  minimum cold hands and feet... regardless of BT.


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Another one of my "explorer" tendencies! thank you! I have a number of them even though I am "technically" a teacher.


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Quoted from cajun
I have been using coconut oil (Trader Joe's organic)on my skin for 2 weeks and love it.
I forget to use my gloves sometimes with dishes and the hose outside(its always windy here) so I usually get this condition in the winter. Its the air that causes the pain so I just drop a bit of superglue on the crack, it drys and peels off in a couple of days...long enough for the skin to heal.
I eat olive oil daily, oil pull with almond/ grapeseed/ or coconut oil, eat ghee about 5x a week, eat too much peanut and almond butter, and use almond oil in the shower.
I dry brush before showering, use a pumice stone on my feet and get pedicures about once a month. I tried years ago and was never able to keep acrylic nails on (now I am glad) due to being rough/working with my hands. It seems my hands are always in water, dirt, plants, trees, cooking, cleaning or on my dogs...
I guess I can understand your approach... But I'd be concerned re what is in the superglue - chemical wise??!! You certainly seem to be eating enough good fats/oils...Do you think with all that olive oil & nuts you could have a salicylate problem? My skin seems to peel only if I overdo the sals...

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Possum,
I guess I never thought about the salicylates. What happens exactly and how does one know?
Yes, I do think about the superglue chamicals, however, when it hurts to just have the air hit it and a bandaid won't stay on....I only use a drop or 2 and its usually healed enough in a day or 2 that I can peel it off. If its not too bad I try and battle a bandaid but otherwise..... I've only treated 3 fingers this winter so far. I am constantly applying oils(almond/coconut) and creams (shea/lavender)to my hands.


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Cajun I don't want to hijack this thread but I guess it might help others to post here?! Btw I find regular bandaids cause me problems (something to do with latex I think

I know about salicylates just from painstaking research...

I used to get cracks & dry skin a lot (as does/did my Mum - she had rough crocodile skin on her hands) I now know from bad experiences with them that certain oils/creams on my skin would just open up the dry cracks even more & even make them weep & ooze which is why I mentioned about the salicylate problem...

Lavender, coconut & almond oil (among heaps of other stuff, even calendula oil/cream) will exacerbate the problem for some people...as will using liquid soap with salicylates in it...I seem to be able to tolerate something called amolin cream which is almond oil based but I'm not sure why or how as most almond stuff bothers me As I said, olive oil is very high in "sals"

I got/get most of my information from a wonderfully helpful friendly Salycilate Sensitive forum... if you google that you should find it... Goodluck (Btw I am Possum on there too)

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What about your omega 3/6 ratio?  Are you all getting your essential fatty acids?


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Hydroquinone, Ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate, and Polymethyl methacrylate are the basic ingredients that are found in all brands of super glue.


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Someone posted another thread earlier on about lipase and gluten sensitivity.  I think there's good info in there about fat absorption and type O's need to stay off the wheat.  Don't type A'salso?  Anyway, looking at the Eldon card, I'd say Rachel is O positive.  The third circle agglutinated, if she was O negative they would all look the same, no agglutination.
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Thanks Possum!


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It might be your thyroid.  I have a similar issue & am working towards acclimating to cold.  Google cold thermogenesis.
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