Our body is a complex system of organs that functions without our conscious mind, and in most cases, the body itself becomes aware whether there is a specific problem or health condition affecting it without us knowing. Therefore, it sends us various signals and symptoms that should be taken as an alarm and acted upon, whether its by getting a medical check-up or turning to natural treatment.
Since most people fail to notice these symptoms, signals and alarms, we decided to dedicate an article on what the most common signs are, how to recognize them, and what they mean.
- Dry Skin
Dry skin is one of the most common signs that something isn’t going the way it is supposed to in our body, and it is usually a sign of vitamin E deficiency. In this case, consume nuts, oil-rich fish, seed oil, and all foods similar to increase your daily nutrition.
- Thin Hair and Nails
When our body starts lacking calcium and vitamin B, the first things affected are our hair and nails. If you notice these symptoms, increase the consumption of milk, tomatoes, potatoes, germinated grains and grain bread.
- Salty Food Cravings
If you happen to be craving salty food in the past few days or weeks, this is an indicator that there might be an infection in your genitourinary system.
- Sugary Food Cravings
On the other hand, if you are craving sweet and sugary food, chances are you have experienced or are currently going through emotional stress, meaning that your body is in need of glucose. Take a teaspoon of honey or dark chocolate to prevent more problems and complications.
If you have bleeding, swollen, or sore gums, your body requires more vitamin C. Drink more tea, consume fruit, vegetables, and make sure you add garlic to your diet.
- Irritation, Insomnia, Leg Stiffness
If you are commonly dealing with these three issues, then it is clear as day – you need more potassium and magnesium in your body. Focus more on consuming greens such as artichokes, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, but also nuts, almonds, peanuts, and other.
- Dry and Flaky Elbow Skin
Dry and flaky skin on your elbows mean lack of vitamin A and C. All fruits and vegetables, such as yellow carrots, berries, oranges, broccoli and other contain these two vitamins.
- Craving Unprocessed Foods
If you are constantly craving unprocessed foods, this might be a sign of liver or stomach problems. Unprocessed and undercooked foods can help with this problem by relieving some of the pain.
- Bitter Food Cravings
Craving bitter food means that your body needs them for the proper function of your liver and gallbladder. It is recommended that you add lemon and cranberries to your daily nutrition.
- Seafood Cravings
Perhaps the simplest symptom to identify of all, if your body is craving seafood, then chances are you need iodine.