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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments of the webster dictionary... ...Read more

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Doctor, i'm a DVT patient still taking warfarin, can I take cayenne pepper spice? Am told it is good for blood circulation.

Doctor, i'm a DVT patient still taking warfarin, can I take cayenne pepper spice? Am told it is good for blood circulation.

Caution: This herb capsicum (cayenne) may have the potential to prolong clotting time, so people taking warfarin should exercise caution before eating quantities of chili peppers. Cayenne also inhibits liver enzymes (cyp1a2) and thus slows the metabolism of warfarin. The combined effect could lead to an increased risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
Once
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Does cayenne pepper work to improve blood flow?

Does cayenne pepper work to improve blood flow?

Locally: It can increase local blood flow when applied topically. Of course this effect is temporary and has little or no bearing on systemic blood flow. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
Once
Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
Once
Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
Once
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Cayenne pepper mixed with olive oil on the scalp for circulation. What do you think of this? It's quite popular.

Cayenne pepper mixed with olive oil on the scalp for circulation. What do you think of this? It's quite popular.

Myths: That would not in any way improve the circulation. That is a cruel hoax put on the internet by strangers for a good laugh. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
in the morning
Eat small high-protein meals / snacks of 125 cal
every 3 hours
Eat lunch on a regular schedule
daily
Eat an extra snack before exercise (100 cal)
once

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