The Truth about your health symptoms is that they are plaguing you every day…
Do you suffer with any of these health symptoms?
- Post Nasal Drip
- Irritable Bowel
- Bloated Tummy
- Muscle Aches
- High Blood Pressure
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Stuffy Nose
Symptom– a physical or mental feature which is regarded as indicating a condition of disease, particularly such a feature that is apparent to the patient
In western medicine we treat the symptoms, we never get to the ‘why’ we are having the symptoms. I often wonder why medical doctors don’t take the time to figure out why the person is having a particular health symptom? After speaking with an MD, I gather they are not taught this in medical school, but to simply address the symptom, usually with a pharmaceutical. If that drug does not help the symptom they try another drug and so on.
Alternatively, naturopathic or integrative doctors treat the cause of the disease using a varieties of therapies.
So why might you be getting health symptoms?
A health symptom is your body talking to you, telling you something is wrong.
All disease can be categorized by having too much of (toxicity) or too little of (deficiency). We can always look to our diet to see if we are getting enough fruits and vegetables, and if we are drinking enough water to help our body to detoxify.
Sometimes we need help to detoxify the foods, environmental toxins and emotions from our bodies.
Our skin is our largest organ. We often detoxify toxins from our elimination systems; the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and skin.
Think of many skin conditions and how often we are given a steroid cream that is pushing the toxins back into the skin instead of letting them be released. Perhaps the dry skin you are experiencing is a deficiency in Omega Fatty Acids.
Each cell in our body has a fat membrane and often we are so depleted of healthy fats from our diet, because we have been told fat is bad for us that our skin is crying out that is is deficient in nutrients and fat.
Acne and breakouts can often be toxins being released or a Vitamin A deficiency. What is usually prescribed is an antibiotic which then in turn affects our gut microbiome by decreasing the good bacteria and promoting more bad bacteria. This then creates more symptoms of stomach discomfort, and the risk of catching more colds and the flu.
Think of a pond. When the water is stagnant and not moving, scum starts to appear. When the water is flowing in the pond the pond is healthy. This is often what happens in our body. When we don’t drink enough water, exercise enough or eat a healthy diet our body becomes stagnant and symptoms start to appear. If not deal with then disease sets in; arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Think of muscle pain, or back pain, usually we are sent for an x-ray or given pain medications, when in fact it could be a vitamin D or magnesium deficiency. Even certain types of cancers have been linked back to a vitamin D deficiency. It also could be due to chronic inflammation which can often stem from our diet. Processed foods, sweets, dairy and other foods can promote inflammation in the body leading to many health symptoms. Arthritis, pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, gastrointestinal issues and frequent infections all can be linked back to inflammation.
So ultimately it’s your choice what to do about your health symptoms. Cover it up or get to the root cause?