Our bodies have an incredible way of speaking to us if we listen closely. When symptoms show up like skin rashes, low energy, digestive issue s for example, this is our body telling us something is wrong. If we ignore these symptoms for too long, this is when bigger issues show up. I’m sharing with you today a few symptoms to watch for so that you can then take proactive measures to get additional testing with your doctor or make healthy lifestyle or dietary changes to better support your body.
The tongue can reveal a lot about your body:
Cracks down the middle of the tongue: Indicates a weak stomach and digestive issues which can lead to nutrient deficiencies.
Swollen tongue or thick white coating: indicates candida/yeast overgrowth. Cut back on dairy products & sugar. Pau D’ Arco tea is helpful for reducing yeast in the body.
Bright redness at tip of tongue: Indicates too much stress specifically emotional stress. Find ways to deal with your stress and also focus on a highly alkaline diet.
The eyes are another source of information:
Dark circles under eyes: this is a sign of food allergies or weak kidney function or energy. Look to improve your digestion.
Bags under eyes: may be water retention or sodium retention. Focus on foods rich in vital A, C and E.
Fasting glucose levels: I think everyone should own their own glucose meter and regular test their fasting glucose levels. You can pick up a glucose meter at your local drug store relatively cheap. If your levels are in the high 90’s or higher, this is reason to be concerned. You want your fasting glucose levels to remain in the 80 – lower 90 range. Once we start to see higher readings, this indicates you are pushing toward insulin resistance the pre-cursor to pre-diabetes.
Out of balance PH levels: This is super simple to test your own PH levels. Here’s a good article explaining how to do it
Candida spit test: “Although it is usually the subject of some debate I have found the saliva or spit test to be extremely effective in diagnosing patients with Candida overgrowth. The one rule you have to remember with this test is to try it first thing in the morning before you have anything to eat or drink, and even before you have brushed your teeth. Simply fill a clear glass with water and spit into it. It’s that easy. If the spit floats on the top and it’s still there an hour later, then the chances are that you do not have a yeast infection. However there are other things to look out for which may be signs of a yeast infection. If the spit stays on top of the water but it has tendrils or strands floating down from it then that is a positive sign for Candida. If the spit sinks, either to the middle section of the water or right to the very bottom, then these too are good indicators that something is amiss in your digestive tract. Also you might see that the spit causes the water to cloud or there are specks in the water where they have broken off from the main body of saliva. If this happens it is also not a good sign.” http://www.yeastinfection.org/5-home-tests-to-detect-a-yeast-infection/
Waist Size: The size of your waist can tell you a lot about your health. “Test yourself: Wrap a tape measure around your bare middle at the belly button. Relax, exhale and measure the inches. Don’t cinch the tape so snugly that it compresses your skin. Girths greater than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men signal high risk for diabetes and heart disease. In children, the measures are less certain, says Dr. Sudhir Ken Mehta, a pediatric cardiologist at Case Western Reserve University and Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, whose research has linked waist size to heart problems in children. Mehta says its worth talking to a doctor if by age 5 your child’s waist size exceeds 24 inches; by age 10 years it’s more than about 30 inches; or by age 15 it’s more than 35 inches.”Joe Rojas-Burke, The Oregonian
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