The Top 5 Reasons You Are Cold

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Even though you are under the doona with your ugg boots on... 

Feeling freezing and having chilblains was a problem I had with both episodes of chronic fatigue. Even a hot shower didn’t thaw me out! I have since learned a lot!

So here’s what I found…

The top 5 reasons you are cold are:

#1: YOUR CIRCULATION HAS GOT TIRED AND SLOW
Your heart and little capillaries are not sending your blood around fast enough. 

SOLUTION
Go for a walk so that your heart rate rises a bit and your breath deepens, or dance about, do a yoga class or something physically active. Anything to encourage your heart to push that blood around!

#2: YOUR BODY IS IN FIGHT/FLIGHT MODE
Your body is diverting its’ blood so it’s ready to fight tigers and run from danger. It’s not prioritizing blood to go to keep your toes and fingers warm. 

SOLUTION
Become peaceful again – I meditate or make music and I have network chiropractic. I remember the network chiropractic session when my feet first warmed up. I felt a whoosh – that delicious warmth going down to my toes was unforgettable. 

#3 YOU ARE IRON DEFICIENT
Your Blood cells haven’t got enough iron so they can’t carry enough oxygen around to keep you warm

SOLUTION
There are many great sources of readily absorbable Iron – remember Zinc, Vitamin B and C are vital to have with it as well so that you can absorb the iron and use it.  See your naturopath for advice about what form works best for you. Heme forms are best absorbed. 

#4 YOU HAVE AN EPA/DHA DEFICIENCY
Your Omega 3 and Omega 6 (EPA/DHA) intake is not up to par that can upset your hormones and circulation and all sorts of things. 

SOLUTION
If I am cold for no reason (or a bit edgy) I will hop into 2700mgs combined DHA and EPA each day.

# 5 YOU HAVE LOW BLOOD SUGAR
Your blood sugars are low. You will feel cold and miserable too. I used to have wildly fluctuating blood sugar until I was taught that drinking juice and coffee and eating toast and honey, fruit and cakes biscuits and overcooked pasta was going to make my blood sugar spike then fall. 

SOLUTION
Regular meals and snacks combining a little fat and a little protein with your carbs will keep your blood sugar even. 

Remember, everything is connected. For any queries about how we can help your body heal itself with network chiropractic, feel free to contact us here.