Did you know our bodies give us warning signs of waning health long before we get thwacked with potentially life-threatening illnesses? Our bodies speak to us in whispers, and if we don’t listen to the whispers, our bodies start to yell.
How can you tell if your body is whispering? Here are some warning signs.
1. Your sleep pattern is not as it should bek
As we move into the evening, the hormone cortisol is supposed to drop to allow us to sleep, but if you find that you are suffering from insomnia, then it is because the level of cortisol is still too high. Why is this a problem? Simply because it is known as the stress hormone and if that is still rampant in your body, then you will find that it is harder for your body to do the repairs that is required at night resulting in you being run down and getting sic
2. You have become an apple.
There are various shapes used to describe our bodies and if you have recently become an apple, then there may be some underlying health issues. Believe it or not, but apple shaped people have been medically proven to be more at risk of heart disease than people that are pear shaped, but then being overweight in general is never a good thing for your health.
3.You’re always anxious
You might think anxiety is all in your head—and it certainly can be. Anxiety can start as a feeling in your mind that translates into the physiology of your body and predisposes you to diseases like heart disease. Not sure what’s causing your anxiety? Start by asking your inner wisdom what is causing you to feel anxious. Usually, anxiety is the result of areas of your life being out of alignment with your true self. If you feel anxious for no reason at all, ask your doctor to test your hormones.
4. You’re getting shorter.
Strange. The doctor just measured you two years ago. You used to be 5’ 7.” Now you’re 5’ 6 ½.” Why are you shrinking? It’s probably because your bones are starting to degenerate as a result of osteoporosis. Aging doesn’t have to mean bone loss. It’s possible to have healthy bones your whole life, so if you’re losing stature, your bones may be whispering to you, and if you don’t take measures to make your bones healthier, you could wind up with a hip fracture or a humpback.
To protect your bones, make sure you’re getting enough natural calcium, vitamin D, weight bearing exercise, and—the one most doctors won’t prescribe—relaxation responses, which can help your bones strengthen themselves!
5. Your urine is dark yellow
Hydration is essential to maintaining a healthy body, and when you’re well hydrated, your urine should be almost completely clear. If you peer into the toilet and see a lot of yellow, you’re probably not drinking enough fluids. Remember, caffeinated or alcoholic beverages are dehydrating, not hydrating, and sodas are full of chemicals, so stick to water, herbal or green tea, coconut water, or green juice.
6. You snore
7. You’re always itchy
8. You catch every cold and flu
We’re all exposed to viruses and bacteria every day, but a healthy individual should be able to fight off these pathogens the majority of the time. If you’re that person who catches every cold your friends have or gets sick every time your kids do, your immune system may not be functioning optimally, which can put you at risk not only of infectious diseases, but of life-threatening body yells like cancer.
9. Your lips crack, especially at the corners of your mouth
Cracked lips, also known as “cheilitis,” can signal adeficiency in B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, which can put you at risk ofillnesses like anemia. For a simple sourceof B12, mix up my favorite go-to snack—popcorn, olive oil, nutritional yeast,truffle salt, and cayenne pepper.
10. Your skin is always breaking out
If you have frequent outbreaks of acne, psoriasis, eczema, or other rashes, your health may be on the fritz. Your skin is the body’s largest organ of elimination, and if it’s acting up, your body may be trying to tell you something. Your skin may signal food or other allergies, but your skin is also very often a sign that your nervous system is in stress response. If you’re brave enough to identify what stressors might be underlying your skin breakout — and to write The Prescription for healing bringing your nervous system back into the relaxation response—you may notice that your skin clears up without Clearasil.