Raynaud’s Syndrome: what happens when your fingers go numb

And can freezing extremities tell us anything about evolution?

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Have you ever come in from a cold day, stamping snow off your boots, sniffling a bit from a biting wind, pulling off your gloves, and then spent the next hour or so trying to get feeling back in your fingers? Sticking them, white and numb, under hot water until…



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Antonia Malchik

Antonia Malchik


Antonia Malchik is the author of A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time; walking, tech, community, and embodiment.