Cold Hands Blog

Who Treats Raynaud’s Disease?

Who Treats Raynaud’s Disease?

Tracy 11/02/2023 12:13am

I think it’s safe to assume that anyone reading this has experienced that feeling of freezing cold fingers or toes. For most people, cold hands or feet are the result of being in a really cold environment, holding a block of ice while you fill a cooler for a road trip, or standing in the... more »

Hey Army, How About Toasty Touch Gloves?

Hey Army, How About Toasty Touch Gloves?

Tracy 10/17/2023 7:53am

Dexterity-Preserving Gloves Could Provide Warmth to Service Members (and Probably Save Taxpayers Millions) We recently read that the Army was developing a Personal Heating Dexterity Device—or PhD2, because apparently the U.S. government doesn’t already have enough acronyms. As we read about their efforts to... more »

Who Needs the Cold Shoulder? Study Says Giving a Cold Hand is Just as Effective

Who Needs the Cold Shoulder? Study Says Giving a Cold Hand is Just as Effective

Tracy 10/09/2023 6:19pm

I’ve heard of giving people “the cold shoulder” (and certainly given it to at least a few people in my day). Until recently I didn’t know that my cold hands might be giving people the same stand-offish vibe. Then I saw a study published in the journal Science, where researchers Dr.... more »

I Have Raynaud's So I Created the Heated Gloves of My Dreams

Nat 08/11/2023 10:32am

Hello, my name is Natalie, and I’m a frosty — I’ve got a bad case of Raynaud's syndrome. It’s why I started Toasty Touch and created the world’s first-ever ultra thin heated gloves for people with this frustrating and poorly understood condition. It all... more »

Do Raynaud's Gloves Work?

Do Raynaud's Gloves Work?

Nat 07/06/2023 10:27am

“How can we put a man on the moon but we can’t keep my fingers warm?!” I might’ve yelled that into the abyss once or twice. If you’re like me and have a frustrating case of Raynaud's disease you know a lot of things intended to help simply don’t work.  People try... more »

Why Raynaud's Attacks Happen — In Comic Book Form!

Why Raynaud's Attacks Happen — In Comic Book Form!

Nat 04/07/2023 7:45pm

As a fan of graphic novels — favorites include Persepolis, Stitches, Nimona, and Tetris — I thought I’d try making a Raynaud's themed comic strip.  Voila! I present the story of the Capples! This comic delves into the big question of why Raynaud’s attacks happen, but... more »

Raynaud’s Attacks Can Strike Anytime. Be Ready.

Raynaud’s Attacks Can Strike Anytime. Be Ready.

Nat 02/17/2023 2:02pm

I knew it was too cold in my dentist’s office the second I walked through the door.  Ugh, my fingers aren’t going to last long, I gulped.  I have such a bad case of Raynaud’s syndrome that my family moved to Hawaii so I could escape the white-finger attacks, but even here... more »

Calling All Frustrated Raynaud's Warriors

Calling All Frustrated Raynaud's Warriors

Nat 09/21/2022 5:05pm

Does the following sound familiar? You’re somewhere. Could be a restaurant, a store, your work, a doctor’s office, anywhere. You look around and notice that everyone else in the room seems perfectly fine with the temperature.  Not you though. You knew the second you walked in and... more »

Why are the British Tabloids Obsessed with Raynaud’s?

Why are the British Tabloids Obsessed with Raynaud’s?

Nat 08/26/2022 4:39pm

Whenever I search for news about Raynaud’s syndrome, I find headlines that are, well, jarring and sensational. That’s what happens when much of the mainstream news being published about Raynaud’s comes from British tabloids.  “Star advised to ‘dip fingers in whiskey’... more »

What We Actually Know About Raynaud’s

What We Actually Know About Raynaud’s

Nat 08/08/2022 4:01pm

Raynaud’s was first described in medical literature by a French doctor way back in 1862, and yet it remains a mystery to this day.  Why are women so much more likely to have it? (Even in Maurice Raynaud’s initial study group, 20 of his 25 patients were female).  We don’t know the answer... more »