Dr. Elson M. Haas stated that, “Physical signs and symptoms are ways your body tries to alert you to deeper imbalances.” It is a fact that our body has a wonderful system and innately intelligent. It has its own capacity to detect, correct and adjust to stimuli in way that is marvelous in the animal kingdom. The brain and the human body are thoroughly connected that no matter how big or small it is, various areas of the body can signal it if something is wrong. This ability of our body helps on locating the root cause of health problems, which is sometimes irrelevant and difficult to detect. As a human beings, we possess this aptitude unconsciously happening on which our body and brain evaluate signals making us aware.
The 10 Warning Signs Your Body is Telling You
Constipation: “You’re not getting adequate fiber”
Having constipation is an obvious symptom of low fiber intake. Dr. Mark Hyman explained that “Our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate up to 100 grams of fiber a day and have an average stool weight of 2 pounds.”, nowadays the average people eats less than 8 grams of fiber, which is a way too far. This causes difficulty in passing or hardness in stool texture, a sure sign of low fiber intake.
Furthermore, there are other signs of lack of fiber such as frequent hunger, digestive problems, unhealthy skin, inflammation, low energy and lethargy.
Gas and bloating: “You’re eating food that isn’t tolerated”
Like when we react whenever we see intolerable behavior, we condemn, revolt and so on. Our body does the same when we eat intolerable food. Some people can’t eat certain food without having unwelcome reaction.
It is normal to have infrequent gas and bloating as byproduct of digestion. On the other hand, consistently fighting gas and bloating isn’t good that means we’re eating a certain food that our body doesn’t agree. Another signs of food intolerance are sinus congestion, eczema or dry skin and brain fog.
Cracking at corners of mouth: “You’re lacking B-vitamins”
Studies had proven that having cracks or sores that appears at the corner of the mouth is a sign of vitamin B deficiency. Dr. Hass, a prominent physician in California explained that “Deficiencies of one or more of the B vitamins may occur fairly easily, especially with diets that include substantial amounts of refined and processed food, sugar or alcohol.”
Vitamin B deficiency could also be defined by having skin problems, experiencing fatigue, dark circles under the eyes, and anemia.
Sudden fatigue: “You’re drinking too much caffeine
It is commonly know that caffeine is an effective energy boost in very short-term. Despite of this, it is more advisable to seek natural solutions, such as additional sleep and relaxation, and good dietary habits. A cup of coffee in the morning isn’t bad, but you have to be reminded that caffeine is only good and effective in moderate consumption. Too much intake of caffeine is unhealthy and non-advisable. Further results of caffeine abuse are agitation, irregular heartbeat, jitters, heartburn, and frequent urination.
Frequent colds: “Your gut lacks good bacteria”
It may be strange that our immune system is inextricably linked to the gut. Furthermore, our gut is the dwelling place for good bacteria. This kind of bacterium is responsible to aid the immune system by providing an additional defense mechanism to avoid diseases.
Another signs of gut imbalance are gas, bloating, constipation, urinary tract infection, yeast infection, unhealthy skin and athlete’s foot.
Indigestion: “Your stomach acid is low”
During the digestion of food stomach acid plays the key role, which is the reason why a low level of it causes the process at its less efficient point. When this happens, food remains stationary in the stomach for longer periods of time, the same as the air that is swallowed. Commonly, this air goes up the esophagus and is expelled through the mouth in the form of gas, or a burp. In addition, the other signs of indigestion are gas, weakened immune system, chronic infections, and cracked fingernails.
Chapped lips: “You’re dehydrated”
Our skin naturally receives less moisture when we’re not hydrated properly. It also results to dryness and flaking. Besides the other parts of our body, our lips require sufficient moisture to remain healthy. Another signs of dehydration are craving for sweet or salty food, fatigue, inability to focus or concentrate and irritability.
Headaches: “You’re drinking too much soda”
The substance called aspartame is one of the most ingredients in diet sodas which give the drinks sweetness. On an animal studies conducted, it was demonstrated that aspartame’s neurotoxic effects the animals negatively. In human studies, this ingredient along with artificial sweeteners has been stated to cause headaches and even migraines.
Further signs of too much soda intake are craving for sweet or salty foods, irritability, and inability to focus.
Itchy ears and throat: “You have Candida overgrowth”
The Candida albicans is a fungus that exists in the gut. Having this is a normal condition, however, imbalance presence of this fungus colonize and spread all over the gut. This results to irritating and inflaming of the skin. There are other signs of Candida overgrowth such as fatigue, weak immune system, weight gain, yeast infections and mood swings.
Constant coughing: “Post-bronchitis syndrome”
After experiencing long period of cold, a long time of coughing may follows. The indication of post-bronchitis syndrome is like those of asthma, however naturally dwell within just few months. The medical professionals advised seeing a physician, on which may prescribe an inhaler or an alternate form of treatment if necessary. Another signs of have post-bronchitis syndrome are wheezing, shortness of breath, and sore throat.