Blood is more than responsible for just transporting and storing nutrients. It also collects waste material from different parts of our body and helps to eliminate them. Beside this important task, it fights germs, sterilizes wounds, helps regulate body temperature, and transports secretions from different glands to the organs that need them.
If we have quality blood that circulates efficiently throughout the body:
- We will be resistant to all illnesses.
- The hair, skin, and nails will be in very good condition. You won’t lose hair as easily, for example, because a lot of problems related to baldness occur because the blood is not nourish the hair follicle. The skin will glow with health, freshness, and a good color, and the nails will be strong and lubricated.
- Skin problems like dermatitis, acne, seborrhea, and others, will lessen or disappear.
- The eyes will look clean and shiny.
- Colds and bronchial problems will sharply diminish.
- Allergies will lessen or disappear.
Quality blood is created primarily by a good diet. When foods do not provide the necessary nutrients, or are irritating or degenerative, as is the case with white sugar and refined flour, the blood will noticeably suffer.
Other causes that prevent the blood from being in good condition are:
- Drinking alcohol in excess. Dr. Jensen, in his book “Nature Has a Remedy” of Yug publishing, says that “two glasses of champagne can make 20% of your blood cells stop functioning…while whiskey and distilled vinegar literally embalms them.”
- Excessive salt consumption: salt can dry blood cells out.
- Consuming junk food, fried foods, refined and packaged foods, that have no nutritional value and only load the body with toxins, weakening blood cells.
Foods that promote quality blood:
- Fresh vegetables and produce, preferably organic, so as to ensure the best conditions possible. Beets (beetroot), carrots, alfalfa, watercress, and garlic are favorites for quality blood. Green, bitter, or spicy vegetables are perfect foods.
- Well-combined fruits. Citrus fruit juices in the morning before breakfast are excellent blood cleansers.
- Seeds and whole grains. Rice bran or whole rice are stupendous foods for the blood.
- Seaweed in soups or salads.
- Fresh sprouts.
- Vegetable milks.
- Some excellent blood tonics are: parsley juice (you can mix this with carrots), coconut water, sarsaparilla and nettle tea, onion, cucumber and lettuce juice, dandelion juice, and sage tea.
Quality blood is not good for very much if you don’t have good blood circulation. Vein congestion, for example, is one of the causes of poor circulation. Bellow, a few things that could cause deficient circulation:
- Lack of physical activity.
- Venous congestion: if vein or artery passage is obstructed, you can develop high blood pressure. This causes the blood to flow slower through the capillaries, which leads to the development of cerebral anemia, which could cause paralysis. Too much consumption of fats, especially animal fats, are one of the primary causes of venous congestion.
- Depression, tension, and fear (uncertainty, anxiety, desperation, etc.)
- Deficient respiration.
Symptoms of deficient circulation:
- Pain and a sense of pressure in the legs.
- Appearance of varicose veins.
- Constantly cold hands and feet.
- Abnormal hair loss, dryness, or poor hair condition.
- Lack of energy and enthusiasm.
How do I promote good circulation?
- Primarily, have a healthy heart. This is the pump that gives blood its strength. If the heart is healthy and strong, blood will circulate with vigor and energy. The best thing for a strong heart is exercise, which helps the heart to be in good condition. It also helps nourish the blood with oxygen, which turns into energy for the body. The best exercises for the heart are calisthenics, yoga, Tai Chi, swimming, and walking long distances in the woods or on the beach. Whenever you can, walk barefoot.
- Consuming fresh vegetables, oily fish, Goji berry seeds and juice.
- Good respiration: breathing is an effective tool for developing a strong heart and effective circulation. It’s best to practice deep breathing in places afar from the city, so as to keep the entering oxygen clean. There are a lot of excellent alternatives for this, like yoga, swimming, mountaineering, etc.
- Sleeping well: good rest can help keep the heart healthy.
- Working with the emotional world: depression, sadness, and tension (fear) are terrible for the heart. You should consider relaxation exercises, as well as encouraging literature that helps understand and see life in new perspectives. You should also consider your mental attitude, which greatly influences a person’s emotional states.
- Sunbathing and bathing in salt water are perfect for efficient circulation. This is one of the best reasons to go to the beach and swim, it is very beneficial for health.