When you feel like something is wrong with your body but you are unsure of the cause, don’t ignore your symptoms. Anyone who has taken ill without knowing the root of their illness will tell you it is a terrifying experience. You suffer from symptoms unaware or uncertain of what you should do to fix the problem. When this happens the most important thing for you to do is determine the factors. What caused your illness? Is it physical or mental? Is it hereditary or contracted? Is it minor or major?
After consulting with your physician don’t rule out a naturopath. These professionals are able to uncover underlying reasons for your poor health. Many times, an imbalance in your hormones, mental state, diet or even emotional well being are factors contributing to your sickness. The first step in fixing a problem is always identifying the problem.
Once a health imbalance has occurred, it is imperative to correct the shift. If not corrected additional problems may occur, leading to more serious complications. At that point it will take more effort, energy, time and money to correct your sickness. Body chemistry plays an important part in your body’s overall function and maintenance. Balanced physical and emotional conditions aid in longer life, better relationships and successful careers.
Here are seven major health imbalances to prevent, monitor and address:
- Negative thoughts and emotions
- Food allergies
- Metal and chemical toxicity
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Carbohydrate intolerance
- Candidiasis and other infections
- Adrenal fatigue syndrome
A health imbalance creates a chain reaction in your body that affects you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Within your body, the organs that keep you functioning properly are strained and weakened when the body’s balance is disrupted. When one organ is damaged it cannot fully perform it duties and hence becomes the weakest link, so to speak. This weakened link then slowly begins to cause problems for the organs to which it is connected. If left unchecked, the downhill spiral will continue until your body is overwhelmed with too many ailments.
Negative thoughts and emotions tax the mind and eventually the body. They are indeed an imbalance that can lead to poor health. Food allergies are a major factor in health imbalances. Many people are unaware of their allergies so they don’t question any strange symptoms. They often times dismiss any irregularities believing they will subside over time. It is important to pay attention to your body and any signals it may be sending you. Allergic reactions vary from mild to moderate to severe.
Be sure to ask your doctor for an allergy test if you suffer from symptoms for which you don’t know the cause. You can also be tested for metal and chemical toxicity, nutrient deficiencies, carbohydrate intolerance and Candidiasis. All of these create imbalances than can be easily resolved, but will prove detrimental to your health if not taken care of. Adrenal fatigue is an often overlooked syndrome that can cause serious damage to your system. It is a complicated issue that should be dealt with by a specialist who understands the ramifications of poor adrenal health and its impact on the human body.
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